Wednesday, 21 March 2018

'Holly' Christmas - my first for the year!

Hi there Crafty Friends!
A lot of you will know that there is a new
Christmas Challenge in Blogland
created by 2 Very Talented Crafters
Bonnie Klass & Loll Thompson.
They have picked an Amazing & Talented Design Team
so it is sure to be a favourite go to Blog. 
After all we go to their other 2 sites
CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour don't we?
The Details for the Holly Christmas are Here
I finally got time to play with only a few days left to 
showcase in their Gallery.
Here is my CAS Holly Card. My first Christmas card of the Year.
I have used all metallic card stock here - a soft green
and a lighter one with texture.
I cut a SB circle for my metallic green
holly leaves (Tim Holtz Holiday Greens) 
This was popped in front of another SB die.
Behind that is embossed with an old Christmas CB folder
which I corner rounded.
Added my pearl berries in Red and Chino
because not all berries ripen at the same time.
Here is a close up to show you the green shimmer 
on the paper.
This is the same paper as my card base.
I then finished it off with the
Merry Christmas die from the same paper
as the holly and added a tiny red bow.

I am also going to pop this over to
Anything Goes with Christmas with the
Optional Twist of No Patterned Paper.

That's it for now - till next time
Cherrio from

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Just 'Experimenting' here

Hi Blogger Friends!
Today I am posting an experimental card
that didn't turn out toooooooo bad.

I had it in mind  for the current challenge at
and decided to give it a go!
My Mix is - Acetate, stenciling, stamping,
inking and die cutting.
There are so many gorgeous card in the gallery
that have used acetate with alcohol inks. Swoon!
I don't have any but saw a tutorial on YouTube
using SU Crystal Effects and Re-Inkers
so got out my Glossy Accents (same thing)
and a few re-inkers and slooshed it all around.
I left it overnight and then added some
 PearlEx Antique Gold Powder
 and attached to my white card base.
Then I 'borrowed' Loll's idea to use a stencil
on top. Thanks for that tip!
I used a new stencil I had just bought
using texture paste. I didn't want it to overpower
the background so didn't add any white acrylic paint.
Smooched it a bit with gold paste.
Framed and popped it with a postage stamp die
and a tiny Hello sentiment.

Pretty happy with my first attempt but
I think I need some Alcohol Inks.

Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 17 March 2018

All about 'Colour' for Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and post day for Just Us Girls
for Colour Week. Hosting this week is Nancy.
and it is a favourite of mine - 

Once more my card was made while I was visiting
my bff so have used her goodies.
I had a lot of fun with Magicals here.
I cut four small rectangles from
smooching those magic powders concentrating
on the Dark Chocolate Truffle colour.
Popped them slightly for dimension.
The floral image was cut from a coffee coloured
metallic paper. Added a simple sentiment on white
card stock and die cut from CUTplorations.
Matted this with teal paper.
Card base is Kraft.

Pop over and see what our March Guest Stef 
and my Team Mates created Here.
Hope you will find time to play this week.

Thanks for dropping in - 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's a Holiday card for?

It's a Holiday Themed Challenge over at
and I chose a very unusual one for my card.
It's for St Patrick's Day on Saturday 17th.
Not the traditional Four Leaf Clover
or Pot of Gold card. 
I found the stamp I used among my friends stash 
had horse shoes and for me that brings Good Luck
they have to be the right way up and they were - 
can't have that luck fall out!
so my card was born. 
Now to start from the back - this was sprayed with
green magicals (sorry don't know the colour)
and framed in white.
I then smooched my background for the stamp
from the same bottle then heat embossed in black.
This was cut from a Spellbinder die and popped.
Finished with some green gemstones.
Couldn't find a place for a sentiment so
decided to add an Irish Blessing from Google on the inside.

That's my post for today but don't forget to
pop over and see what Holiday Themed cards
my Team Mates have made for your inspiration.
I am sure you will find a holiday that could
celebrate by making something for this challenge.
Hope so!
Till next time Cherrio from

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Is it Mythical or Magical?

Hello and Welcome to today's posting.
Carol is Hosting for the first time as a Jugs Designer
and chose
I am really looking forward to seeing what
transpires this week in our Gallery
with such a Fun Trend.
Something completely different from me this week.
I do have a confession to make here - 
My card was made quite some time ago at a card class.
You see there is nothing Mythical in my supplies
that would do this Trend justice.
I did think of Christmas as being Magical
but took the easy way out.
To my regular visitors they will know 
I cannot colour with pens so 
you will excuse me for my poor skills in this area.
I must give credit to our Class Instructor
Tania from Paper and Me 2
for this Magical Design.

Pop over and see Talent from
Stef Perry - our March Guestie
and of course my Team Mates.
Hope to see lots of Myth or Magic in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.

Friday, 9 March 2018

It's 'Die' time at Happy Little Stampers

Hi there! Yes it's that time again for our
Anything Goes with Dies Challenge over at
Happy Little Stampers

As you can see I have used a few dies here, some of
my favourites from STAMPlorations and colours from Stampin' Up.
The floral image is Bloom with Hope inked with Rich Razzleberry
and centres with yellow Liquid Pearls.
Main tag is also cut from the same colour.
Behind that is a partial cut of Spellbinders Labels 27  backed by
scrap SU papers and ribbon.
Sentiment is from 49 and Market.
Tag is tied with yellow cotton. 

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon
 to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


Don't forget to pop over and see what the Team
have die cut for your inspiration. Hope you can
add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Thursday, 8 March 2018

This Time it's Just for You

So you're  back too see my other Acetate Card?
You then know it is for  the CAS Mix Up Challenge
Before I go any further I just noticed I didn't add the
Graphics to my first Acetate card so off to fix it.
Okay! here we go...
I thought I would once again try something a 
little different with the Acetate
and it's pretty simple!
I delved into my bits box and found
some smooched (again) oxide inked paper
and cut out 2 dies (unknown) then
repeated with Acetate. I embossed
all 4 die cuts with Swiss Dots to add
a bit of texture. When I glued the Acetate
I did so slightly to the side.
My card base is cream and added a strip of
kraft paper as a backing for my dies.
Finished with a sentiment from Inspired by Stamping,
 a tiny Waffle Flower bow, a few gems and
corner rounding.
My Mix is Acetate, die cutting, watercolour smooching,
stamping and dry embossing.

Thanks once again for dropping in.
I'm off for some Sister Time for a long week end
so no crafting. But I do get to spend up
at a craft store as I have a Gift Voucher
she gave me for Christmas. Yay!

Oh! you will see a scheduled post
as Saturday is Just Us Girls Challenge Day.
It's something very different for me.

Till next time - Cherrio