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Saturday, 31 July 2021

There's 'No Card' Today

 The heading says it all!
However there is something else.
I am hosting our Wild Card Week
over at Just Us Girls 
and looking for Anything But a Card
With five Saturday's in the month we have our
Wild Card where the Host has free range to choose!
There are so many ways you can use your creativity
as you can see below. 


I thought I would share a little 4x4 Mixed Media Canvas
in a fairly simple way. 
The canvas has gesso added which makes everything
you add after that 'stick'.
I textured/coloured up my canvas and 
some paddle pop stick for the fence
 then started adding bits and bobs.
These include bits of bark from the yard,
dried flowers and seeds from a bouquet I was given,
The centre of the blue flower (from my stash)
is actually the centre from the seeds.
Added some cheese cloth, 
a few leaf dies and  art stones.
So you see Mixed Media can be
fairly easy by adding things you may have
around the house. It's fun just to experiment.
My kind of relaxation while others
love to dabble in colouring images.
Pop over and see how everyone
chose to play this week.
We also say good bye to our lovely Guest Chrissie
who inspired us greatly with her talents. 
Thank You for joining us this month.

Thanks for dropping in today




Wednesday, 28 July 2021

The Ocean is Calling!

It's time for our New Challenge over at 
and our theme is
'The Ocean is Calling and I Must Go'
chosen by Sistah Birgit.


I went a bit overboard here after I had a few
attempts that didn't turn out however had a lot of fun
with this one adding lots to the ocean floor.

Products used are 
Lindy's Magical Sprays/Powders
Nuvo Shimmer Powder, 
Art Alchemey Metallic Paints/Waxes/Art Stones
Little Birdie Embossing Texture Paste,
Bauxite Bits, Glitter, Glossy Accents.
Seahorse and sentiments - 
 AALL&CREATE Underwater Wonders.
Pop over and see what my Talented Sistah's created
and be inspired to create your own
Underwater Magic.
Love to see yours in our Gallery.
Till next time - Cherrio from


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

tis the Season - Christmas that is!

 We are back after after having a wee break at
Our Challenges are always Anything Goes Christmas.


I so love Tim's Mini Holiday Green's Dies
and I have cut a few of them after inking up
my watercolour paper with a few Lindy's Magical
Sprays and Powders.
I also cut three different sized paper pieces
as a backing.
Found some cotton and attached that
adding coloured beads.
Flicked some splatters, added my sentiment,
corner rounded
and added to my card base.
The paper is Metallic Galaxy
which has a lovely silver shimmer.
That's another Christmas Card to add
to my growing stash.
So good to not be panicked late in the year
with NO Christmas cards ready to send.
How about you - Have you started yet?
Christmas in July is a great starting point.
Pop over and see what the Team have chosen
to share and add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time it's Cherrio from


Saturday, 24 July 2021

Love You in Red White and Blue.

It's Saturday and time for our new challenge at
Just Us Girls and hosting this week is Nancy.


You are right - you have seen these flower dies
just a wee while ago and for a JUGS Challenge -
however this card was done quite some time ago.
Just didn't realize this challenge was so far down the track.
Going with the bottom left hand side image
I stenciled my heart background with texture paste
 from ARTplorations, Love Heart Die is  CUTplorations
 and sentiment - STAMPlorations
Coloured die cuts are a mixture of Lindy's Magical's.
Added a red pearl to finish.
Pop over and see what everyone chose to showcase
from the super photo choice by Nancy
and add yours to the Gallery.
Love to see you there - 
till next time - Cherrio from




Saturday, 17 July 2021

It's Just Us Girls Colour Week

Today's post is for our Colour Week at Just Us Girls 
and our Host Angie chose these pretty colours.


After my full on recycled project from last week
I thought CAS was in order for this weeks Colour Challenge.
I used two shades of grey card stock.
Inked the STAMPlorations Celebrate Artsy
in the three colours, adding some splatters,
a die cut flourish and butterfly from Gina Marie Designs.
Sentiment  from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy
and I am done. Easy Peasy!
Pop over and see what our Guest Chrissie and the Team
created for your pleasure and
come join in this week's lovely Colour Challenge.
Thanks for dropping in



Wednesday, 14 July 2021

You're so very Special.

It's time for  our New Challenge over at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and Sistah Debbie has chosen 
Embossing - Dry or Heated.


You will have seen the stamp I used above
quite some time ago HERE
as I made both cards at the same time not knowing
which one I would use, but looking down our 
List of Themes Challenges this one fitted perfectly.
I used both dry and heat embossing here.
I heat embossed my Full of Glee stamp by Penny Black
with Nuvo Gold Enchantment Powder using
Canson Cold Press Watercolour Paper
colouring it with several 
Lindy's Starburst and Moonshadow Sprays
and touching up with Ken Oliver Copper Powder
I lightly misted with a mix of Gold Perfect Pearls
 which gave it a shadowy effect.
Centre flower has roughed up glossy accents
and Art Alchemy Wax brushed on.
The floral spray was cut from MFT oval die.
My dry embossed Kaisercraft leaves background is on
cream paper and die cut from SU Botanicla Blooms.
Adhere to Bazill card base.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
heat embossed in the same Nuvo Powder above.
Added a tiny waffle flower bow to finish.

This is a fabulous challenge I am sure will have
loads of lovely entries in our Gallery.
Hope to see yours there.
Be sure to check out what my Sistah's created
as again they have Amazing Makes for your pleasure.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time - Cherrio from















Saturday, 10 July 2021

Tea? Coffee? How about Both?

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and our Host is Sue choosing to go
environment friendly with Recycling.
So many choices here.



I did start off with something else but 
got carried away in the process so
 decided to keep it for another day.
Searching for something 'a bit out of the ordinary'
I came across This on YouTube and just had to try it - 
and it was 'so fun'  rather messy but that is 
what happens with Mixed Media.

Here is how it started using gesso then
adhering the torn stained tea bags.
Stenciling with texture paste and tea leaves.
Unfortunately  the stencil wasn't quite right
and lost its effect.
If you clicked on the link you will have seen the
tea water added here and there then getting the darker colour
with the coffee water. I did sprinkle some coffee
around the edges also.
For a bit of shimmer I added Ken Oliver's Liquid Metallic Copper
To keep with the recycling I attached
(don't laugh) some real chicken feathers.
Thought they would blend in nicely with
the perfect heat embossed sentiment from 
STAMPlorations Feathery
This was added in front of a bit of dry wall tape.
And there you have my mixed media feathery recycling project.
Check out what our Talented Guest Chrissie and the Team
chose to recycle and have some fun with yours
adding to the Gallery. Excited to see what's there this week.
Thanks for dropping in.