Saturday, 22 February 2020

Under the Sea Treasures

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
Just Us Girls and it's our Photo Week
Hosted by Carol and chose
the most gorgeous photo to create with.

and just a little bit closer

and to give you a bigger picture!

What I created above was certainly NOT what I had
originally planned. Most of it is but the bottom of the sea
came about because I had stamped two shells and they just
didn't come out as nice as I had hoped.
Hence I got carried away adding  umteen products.
These are -
Lindy's Magical Sprays, Kaisercraft Fishing Net
Sea Horse is AALL&Create
also using Visible Image
Impression Obsession, Katzelkraft Stamps,
Glossy Accents, Glass Beads, Glitter,
Art Alchemy Art Stones and Waxes,
Nuvo Stones Drops, Cheesecloth,
Mica Flakes and Calcined Bauxite.
Told you I used lots of stuff!
I did enjoy putting this all together
 building up my sea floor.
Now that you have seen my underwater creation
time to popover and see what our Talented Guest Betty
and the Team chose to create.
Certainly looking forward to checking out the Gallery this week.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

I've Got News!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been
invited to be part of the Design Team again at


It's an Anything Goes Challenge and each month
there is an Optional Technique if you wish to try it.
All types of projects are welcome with a 
Total of 5 entries to our Challenge and
 as many other challenges as you wish. 

You will see my first project on 1st March.
See you then.

Monday, 17 February 2020

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

I thought I would have a bit of fun with some of my stencils
with nothing in mind with I wanted to do hence the title.

I used a variety of stencils, mediums, inks and powders.
Just went with the flow adding some inked plaster's tape 
and attaching a bit of heat embossed grunge stamping.
The sentiments are from a Tim Holtz sticker pad.
One of the stencils was hand made and 
others from Visible Image.
Mediums - Nuvo Shimmer Powders,
Brusho's and Distress Grit Paste/Inks
Inked the edges and attached to orange card base.
Sometimes it is nice to mix and mash
and see what transpires inky fingers and all.
I'll pop this over to the

Thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 16 February 2020

A 'Reminder' for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

It's 'Reminder Time'  at CAS Mix Up for their
February Challenge to use a die cut as a stencil.
I have made two cards as part of my 
Guest Designer Spot this month.
I guess you could say I was going round in circles.

I cut cut several different sized circles from 
a SB die for my stencil and simply inked
up Tim's Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint
and Fossilized Amber.
Added some stamping using Gina K Amalgam Ink
circles from Visible Image Stamps.
Lightly sprayed with SU Champagne Mist.
Die cut sentiment is from Impression Obsession.
Inked around the edges in black and adhered to white card base.
My Mix is - Stencil from Die Cut, Stamping,
Sponging and die Cutting.

I had all the colours above on my desk so 
thought I would play around with stenciling again.
My background is dry embossed from an old CB folder.
My circles are sponged then added interest using
Distress Crackle Paint. I then distressed the edges and popped it.
The die I used for my stencil didn't cut clearly 
with my CB so luckily I kept it and cut around the edges
and adhered it in the opposite direction adding more interest.
Scored above and below the embossed background
and either side of my Paper Smooches Sentiment.
Finished with some clear gems.

Here's a close up showing the crackle background
and the acetate cut out.

My Mix here is - Stencil from Die Cut, Stamping,
Dry Embossing, Clear Crackle Paint, Distressing

You still have time to play this month so 
hurry along and get your entries in by the 24th.
head over to see what the Talented Designers made
as their reminders.
A Big Thank You to Bonnie and Loll
for inviting me to be your Guest this month.
It has been an honour and great pleasure to do so.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Heading Back to the Vintage Era

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday posting for
Just Us Girls and it is my turn to Host our
Colour Week

As it has been such a long time since I made
something 'Vintage' these colours came to mind.
My DP is by Carta Bella distressed and inked.
Vintage Lady is a Marianne Die cut from black paper
and covered with Art Alchemy Vintage Gold Wax.
She has a black pearl necklace and one on her hat.
Popped onto SB die cut metallic cream card stock
and SB Floral Oval Die in gold.
Added some black and gold ribbon and
again black in the middle.
Finishing with a pretty waxed flower
and some Carta Bella leaves.
Card base is Metallic Gold.
Sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker.

Check out how our Guest Betty
and the Team were inspired by the colours
and come join us in the weeks Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

It's 'Anything Goes' at Addicted to Stamps and More

we have everyone's favourite
Anything Goes
This gave me a chance to share a card I made
a little while ago using the
 Monoprinting with a Stencil Technique.
This one wasn't quite CAS enough for that challenge 
so held off to use at a later date.

What you do is ink up your stencil.
I used Lindy's Magical's (of course) through a
Kaisercraft Bamboo Stencil flipping it over
and letting the ink soak into the card stock.
The spray I used is Moon Shadow Mist in 
Jolly Roger Red.These sprays have a sepia base
and will be dominated by that tone but then 
you get the hint of the other colour which gives you
a glorious shimmer - red in this case.
I decided to go one step further and
put my stencil back on, slightly off to the side
and added some of Tim's Distress Grit Paste.
Scored down the left side of 
the card base and added a popped sentiment.

Head on over and check out my Team Mates makes
and I am sure to see plenty of fun makes in our Gallery.
Will yours be there?

Thanks for popping in today

Monday, 10 February 2020

CASimply Just for You

Don't you love it when you make a card but
doesn't get blogged and you find a challenge
that will fit it perfectly!
I have just that for today's quick post to 
add to the Gallery over at the

It's an Anything Goes Challenge and each month
there is an option. This month's is Stenciling
One of my favourite techniques
I found some lovely Designer Paper
that matched perfectly with SU Tip op Taupe cs
and simply stenciled my ARTplorations Roses stencil
with Art Alchemy Butterfly Spells Sparks 
giving it a rough finish for added dimension.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.
With such a great twist this month
I am sure to be making more.


Thanks for dropping in
Till next time