Saturday, 23 January 2021

It's Snowing Somewhere!

It's our Photo Week at Just Us Girls 
and looks like it's snowing 'somewhere'
with the beautiful photo Carol chose as our Host this week.

I did have a lot of fun working on my background
and thought I had overcooked it with too much colour
but turned out fine in the end.
Lots of Distress Oxide Inks were used for the
galaxy background. I then cut out the houses in black
adding different colours for the lights and doors.
Of course there is the snow falling and even added some 
fantasy snow to the rooftops, trees and ground.
A bright star for the night sky and 
finishing with attaching to black card base.
Pop over and see how our Guests Carol and Melanie
and the Team created their cards
with inspiration from that fabulous photo.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

I'm 'Blue' for You

Welcome to Saturday. It's time for our 
New Challenge at Just Us Girls
It's Colour Week and our Host is Maria
who is all awash with the blues
(colour that is)

I started my background with several
Distress Inks in blue tones with a light
touch of stenciling.
Flowers are die cut from Cheery Lynn,
leaves in shades of blue from Kaisercraft.
Sentiment is Impression Obsession
cut from the same paper as the flowers.
Added a touch of Art Alchemy Wax
and Stampendous Chunky White Enamel
to the centre of the flowers and heat embossed.
Corner rounded and adhered to navy card base.
Pop over and see what our Guests Carol and Melanie
and the Team created and come join us
this week. You could be chosen as
Chic of the Week and go on to be our
 Guest Designer in March.
Thanks for dropping in

Sunny Days Ahead

It's time for our Reminder Post for STAMPlorations
Mine is for the Stencil Challenge

I found a background piece using the shaving cream technique
in my bits box and thought it would blend nicely with the
Distress Grit Paste to give it a rough layered look.
I then inked up some watercolour paper for my
with Lindy's Magical's and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.
To add a little more to the dragonfly I inked
both top and bottom die with a stamp from
a stamp set I go to often.
Inked the tag from STAMPlorations Fluttery 
 my sentiment from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy
I backed it with the fluttery die cut smooched
with the colours from the dragonfly.
Finished it off with backing with some
coloured card stock to match and attached to card base.

Here are the products I created with.

Hope you get time to add a little something to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in - 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

I'm Hosting 'Trend Week' at Just Us Girls

 Hi there! I am Hosting this weeks Trend Challenge at
and chose a favourite of mine - Stencils

I love using more than one stencil on my cards,
 moving them around, adding extra colours and layers.
This is what I have done here starting with the
Two Toned Stencil from Visible Image using
Tim's new Crackling Campfire with
Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.
On top of that I used Retro Circles from ARTplorations
with Dreamweaver Crackle Paste. 
Die cut some leaves and added a tiny bow.
Inked the edges in brown.
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft and
finished with some tiny pearls and on to
white card base. 
Pop over and see what our Guests Carol and Melanie
and the Team have made and come join
the Gallery this week. 
You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer in March.
Thanks for coming by

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Hello 2021

 Welcome to our First Challenge of 2021 for
 and our first Guest Dssigners
Welcome Carol McFarland and
Melanie Hungerford

I saw this lovely card on Pinterest Here
and loved the concept so decided to make my version
for our Word Week Challenge.
Nancy is our Hostess and chose
How easy is that!

I started by cutting a circle so I could 
colour the inside with Lindy's Magical's
in Oom Pah Pah Pink  then added some
more colour 'blotches' and splatters
of pink and gold. To add a bit of interest I
added some gold using a gel pen.
Then came some pretty washi tape and
a gold die cut.
My hello die is from CUTplorations
cut with black paper and waxed with
Art Alchemy Vintage Gold.
A little pink butterfly with a pearl were the
finishing touches and adhered to bright pink card base.
Don't forget to check out our Hello cards from
our Guests Carol and Melanie
and the Team. 
Thanks for dropping in

Friday, 1 January 2021

Thinking of You

 Happy New Year!

It's a New Year and we continue giving you
inspiration from STAMPlorations.
Here's my first make for the Stencil Challenge

Check out what my Stencil Team Mates have created
Here also.
It's always a lot of fun creating with stencils especially
when you combine a few together.
This is what I did with the ARTplorations Bubble Dance
Background was made with gelatos
then adding crackle paste on the checker stencil,
 oxide inks and white pigment ink on the other stencils.
cut twice for shadow effect.
Added three coloured stones around the circle to finish.
Here's the products I used - 

Pop over and see all the creativeness from the
STAMPlorations Family and look forward to 
seeing yours in the Stencil Challenge.

Also don't forget to add our banner and enter  the
for even more chances to be a winner.
There's even a discount when you purchase by using
I'll be back in a fortnight with a reminder!
Thanks for droppin' by

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

A Reminder for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Posting today with our Reminder Post for the
Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations
This time I DID make a Christmas Card and
it's quite CAS with a bit of Sparkle.

I started my background with some
VersaFine stamping with 
around a few of the edges then adding
with Distress Grit Paste for texture.
While wet I sprinkled it with 
Cool Diamond Glitter. Adding
white splatters for snowflakes
and a glittery red star.
Sentiment is from 
heat embossed onto heavy vellum.
This was then popped on to the
card base after inking again with VersaFine

The glitter was a bit hard to photograph.

Here are the products used.

Hope you get time to join us before the end of the month.
Love to see you in our Gallery!
I will have plenty of time to browse as I will be
resting after my knee surgery. 
It will be a quiet Christmas for me for sure!
This may be my last for the year so will 
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a big 
Thank You for the lovely comments
through out the year. I apologize for my
lack of commenting but I have enjoyed
checking out lots of blogs when I have been able to.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Friday, 4 December 2020

'tis the Season

 It's time for the New Challenge over at
and since it is sooooooo close to Christmas
I thought I would make something easy -  a Tag. 

I started by stenciling my tag with Tim's Holiday Knit
with transparent matte texture paste then
spraying and wiping with his Broken China Oxide Spray
Added my die cut trees, hills and deer after they were
glammed up with Chunky White Enamel and Elizabeth Craft
Cool Diamonds.
Inked binding with the same spray and also
a touch of Nuvo Blue Blitz Powder heating it till it melted
and added some wire to the back.
Sentiment is from Tim's Great Outdoors Stamp Set.
Finished the front with a tiny star.
I like the look of two tags so went ahead and
stenciled the back one with the same stencil
and texture paste.
Think it just finished my tag off nicely.

Here's a few photos I took along the way.

Pop over and see what my Talented Team Mates created
and come join us this month. 
We are having January off which works out perfectly for me
as I recover from knee surgery
which by the way is when this goes live.
Thanks for leaving your lovely comments
throughout the year. I really love reading your thoughts
and are so encouraging.
Merry Christmas!
See you in the New Year.