Saturday, 1 May 2021

Stencil Time at STAMPlorations

 Time just seems to be flying by and already close to
half the year has disappeared.
As it is a new month it is the start of our challenges over at
Our Stencil Challenge is now live and you can see
what we created Here

I had a LOT of leftover Lindy's Magical's 
on my glass mat so that was the start of  my project.
I then added colours with Tim's Oxide Inks in
Spiced Marmalade and Crackling Campfire.
Added my stenciling using
Dreamweaver Crackle Paste to 
With more of the leftover ink  I 
die cut the stamped feathers from
and popped them.
Stamped the sentiment from that set,
tore the edges and attached to my card.
Finished by adhering to navy card base.

Here are the products I used.

Don't forget to pop over and see 
what my Team Mates created,
be inspired and add yours to The Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in.
I will be back later in the month for a Reminder!
I appreciate your kind comments.

Season's Greetings

 Here we are at the end of April when saw the 
latest challenge over at
that gave me the jolt I needed to get started on
making my Christmas Cards.
It's Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas.
The details are Here
I got caught out last year when I had my knee surgeries
and didn't want that to happen again.
I did say to myself that I would keep
part of the month dedicated to building my stash.
So here I go with my first Christmas card for the year.

I love the soft bluish tones for Christmas and my background
here is from my bits box using Lindy's Magical's then I did
some stenciling from TCW
with Tim's Salty Ocean Oxide Ink.
My deer head is a die from ARTplorations
(a favourite of mine)
smothered in Stampendous Copper Embossing Enamel,
Ranger Copper and Colour Blast Deep Water 
Embossing Powders.
Adding more texture with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
and adding more Copper Enamel.
I think he looks rather 'rugged'.
Inked  a couple of circles and the STAMPlorations Sentiment
in Ground Espresso Oxide 
 heat embossing with the Ranger Copper
Die cut my frame adding my deer with metallic paper behind it
then attaching to metallic card base.

Popping this card over to

Thanks for dropping in today.
Really love reading your encouraging comments.

Just 'Floating' Sky High

 Time for my first post for Just Us Girls
May Challenges where we start off with our Word.
We have a new Guest Designer too - Jacinda.
Welcome! Lovely to have you join us.

Sue is Hosting and chose 'FLOAT'
There are so many way to to go with this and
I chose to 'float' away in a hot air balloon.

 This was an easy card, cheating here as my background is simply
grungy designer paper from Paper Rose. 
I had several on my bench and knew
this would work nicely for what I had in mind.
My hot air balloons and sentiment were inked and 
heat embossed clear. 
The sentiment is from Visible Image Somewhere in Time
thanks to my generous friend Mac.
Added lots of clouds from Repeat Impressions,
matted on to white then adhered to white base.
Love it when a card comes together nicely and so quickly.

Pop over and see what our May Guest Jacinda
and the Team chose to inspire you with our Word.
I know we will see a variety of ways to 'Float'
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running for a Guest Spot in July.
Thanks for dropping in.





Wednesday, 28 April 2021

How Does Your Garden Grow?

 For our New Challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters
we want to see what grows in your garden.
I have made a colourful creation that I wish
my garden looked something like it.
Unfortunately it doesn't as we have had
drought in my area for quite some time and
it's coming into Winter. 

No explanation needed here for this one just
Lots of crafty items I used -
Whiff of Joy Picket Fence
Background flowers STAMPlorations Beautiful You
ARTplorations Sky/Sun Stencil
Thinlits Leaves - 664377, MB Woodland Branch
Flower Punches, TH Oxide Inks/Distress Glitter
Repeat Impressions Grass, Kaisercraft Bird
Gel Pen for centre of flowers
Art Alchemy Wax, Flower Soft
Coloured card base.
Pop over and see what my
Talented Sistahs created and
add 'what's in your garden'
to our Gallery. See you there!

UPDATE! Popping my garden over to
I don't have roses blooming here.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

 Todays post is for our Photo Week at
Hosting this week is Bobby.

What do you see here?
The first thing that came to mind was the wooden planks
So made that as my background using distress inks
and scoring  for the planks.
Added some script and inked the edges.
When I went to get my wildflower stamps and dies
I forgot I also had the stencil so sponged that to the background
And inked a few flowers but shouldn't have worried about that
as the die cut flowers covered them. They were just cut from
scrap papers.  Added a touch of Magical's to one flower
and Little Birdie Embossing Texture Paste to another.
Sentiment is die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs
There was a bit of inked cheesecloth on my desk
so added that behind the sentiment.
Finished by adhering to brown card stock.
Come over and check out what our Guest Claire
and the Team created and add yours to our Gallery. 
Thank you to Claire
for being our Wonderful Guest this month.
Thanks for dropping in to check on this weeks make.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

It's All About the COLOUR!

It's Saturday and here is my post for Just Us Girls
Lisa is Hosting our Colour Week and has chosen
gorgeous bright colours! Way to Go!

I had a lot of fun making this card. 
It's been a long time since I used  masking tape 
to ink up. That is what I did here using 
different sizes using the same colours as above.
Blended the three colours and toned it down
slightly with Hero Arts Unicorn ink.
Added some grunge from STAMPlorations
Mixed Media Elements (a favourite of mine)
 a few random circles and my butterfly with
VersaFine Clair then heated the butterfly with
Lindy's That's Marble-ous Chunky Embossing Powder.

Here's a close up to show you how chunky it is.
There's even little chunky flakes and there are
two on the bottom side of the butterfly if you look really close.
I then coloured the back card stock with the
Picked Raspberry and added Lawn Fawn
Stitched Borders to the side.
Sentiment is from Tim's Small Talk Stickers.
Adhered to white card base to finish.

Come over to Our Blog and check out
what our Guest  Claire and The Team created.
Join us and you could be Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest in June.
Thanks for coming by.

Friday, 16 April 2021

Roses aren't always Red.

A quick post today for  our Stencil Challenge Reminder
over at STAMPlorations 
and have made a really CAS card.
My background comes from my bits box
with some smooching. I then added thick stenciling with
was heat embossed on patterned vellum
Added some pearls, corner rounded
and adhered to white card base.

Here are the two products I used.

There is still time to join in.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

I'm Excited to tell you....

 Hello and Welcome. I have some exciting and Happy News today.
I have been invited to join the Talented Designers over at

Here is my first card using our Theme - 
Mellow Yellow (use yellow)

I started by heat embossing and colouring my flower
(SU Bloom with Hope) with Lindy's Sprays/Powders
 and Nuvo Shimmer Powders then fuzzy cut it.
 Added some stamping to the background
from SU  Timeless Textures.
Added die cut Geo Floral Frame by Sizzix 
and leaves by Fancy That Leafy Swirls.
Sentiment  is SU Because I Care die cut from MFT
and heat embossed.
Thought it appropriate to use the 'thank you' 
in appreciation of being invited to join The Sistahs!
Popped on white card base to finish.
Pop over and see what my new 'Sistahs' created
and be sure to create something mellow yellow
and add to the Gallery. 
Since this is my first post for The Sisterhood - 
Please remember to follow these few simple rules:
No backlinking
Three (3) entry limit
Must follow challenge theme to qualify for prize
 (when one is available)
Direct link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
We would really appreciate you 
turning OFF the word verification.
Till next time Cherrio from

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Just Hello for Just Us Girls

 Hello and Welcome to Saturday.
It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and our Host is Carol asking us to
use more than one stencil. 
I love doing just that. I am sure the Gallery
will be full of amazing stenciling especially 
with the layered stencils coming into vogue.
Me - well I don't have any but have a gazillion 
of the other ones as you can see below.

I thought I was going to have a background
from my gelli plate but my stenciling didn't turn out
as I had hoped so I went with a partly smooched one
 then went mad with lots of different stenciling - 
too many to mention. I used Distress Oxide inks
on all of them. The main focal stencil has
texture paste mixed with iridescent medium
then coloured to match the background.
Finished by adding my sentiments from STAMPlorations,
inking the edges and adhered to white card base.
Pop over and see what our Guest Claire
and my Team mates created and come join us.
You could be our Chic of the Week and
in the running to be our Guest in June.
Thanks for dropping in.
It's always a pleasure to read your kind comments.