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Sunday, 17 February 2019

It's XOXO

It's been quite some time since I managed to play over at the
January flew by and now February is half way gone too.
So glad I got time to create a little something
suitable for both challenges. Yay!


My hearts have been die cut from
CUTplorations Clustered Hearts.
The base is white card stock and
the pink hearts are inked with
Nuvo Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder
added to wet acetate then smooched
onto water colour paper.
The red hearts I added gel medium
to the die cuts and added a generous amount of
Nuvo Hollywood Red Sparkle Dust.
I even managed to get a bit of texture to the big one.
which has been cut several times with white card stock
 for dimension then attaching the red sparkly one.
I cut my pink background with a stitched die
popped to my card base which was inked randomly with
tiny hearts from SU Beyond the Basics.
 I then attached my cut out hearts.
The XOXO is from STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms
inked with Tim's Festive Berries
and adding sparkle with a Nuvo Glitter pen.
A tiny pearl to the smallest pink heart finished my card.

A close up showing the dimension.

My Mix is Dimensional Die Cuts, Glitter,
Watercolouring, Stamping.



Thanks for popping in and leaving
your kind comments.









Saturday, 16 February 2019

It's ' Blooming '

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
It's our Colour Week hosted by Maria
and a popular one for sure!




I chose to move in a different direction away from the popular
Valentine's Day choice for February
with these colours and make a Birthday Card.
It's a pretty simple card focusing on that beautiful
flower die from SU Botanical Blooms.
I love that set as there is so much you can do with it.
It was die cut from a shimmery red paper and my
tiny pink flowers hiding behind it are also shimmery.
The leaves are grey as is the frame
behind my embossed Kaisercraft Leaves.
Added some pink washi tape, red pearls
and my sentiment and die from STAMPlorations Fluttery

Pop over and see what our Special Guest Lisa Elton
and the Team created and come join us in our Gallery.

Till next time - Cherrio from


Friday, 15 February 2019

Pretty Pink Project for Art and Soul

We have a gorgeous feminine Mood Board for February
over at Soul Sisters Facebook site.
There are 3 $50 Vouchers to be won for our
Australian viewers and the chance to be a
Guest Designer for our overseas entries.

I chose to pick a flower from our Mood Photo
and bling up my project.

I started my project by adding Gesso to my base.
Then inking some tissue paper with a script stamp
and scrunching it up as a layer for my flower.
 
Continued on my background with my 
Stamperia stencil with texture paste 
and adding some grunge stamping.
Smooched with Nuvo Shimmer Powder
and Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers.
Added some plasters tape (dry wall)
to help hold my bling in place.
I then went on to make my pink flower with
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Dies
with  Nuvo Catherine Wheel Shimmer Powder

After gluing several together I added the centre stamens
and lots of gold glitter.
Sponged it with Nuvo Mousse.
Putting that aside I continued with the background.
Here I had  fun adding some inked tulle,
flowers, prills, beads, diamond dust, 
mini art stones inked with Art Alchemy Emerald Green paint, 
pearls and gold thread.

A few close ups - 


Finished with attaching my flower.

Products from Art and Soul Studio
Black Archival Ink
Nuvo Shimmer Powders/Mousse
AALL & Create Stencil
Stamperia Stencil
Finabair Mini Art Stones
Art Alchemy Metallic Paint

You can enter your project Here

Thank you for dropping in.
I will be back in a few weeks
with another much simpler project
as a Designer for Art and Soul Studio.


Saturday, 9 February 2019

What's the 'TREND' at Just Us Girls?

It's Saturday and Post Day for
Just Us Girls and our Host for Trend Week is Carol
choosing one that has so many choices.



I knew I had some wood type digi paper
so dug out my woodgrain piece out of my bit box
and my card started from there. I then went on to
stamp some leaves from Kaisercraft and a bit of grunge
at the bottom from SU Timeless Textures.
I knew that I was going to use SU Rick Razzleberry
so cut out an
a Uniquely Creative cross stitch arch with some
hand made paper I have had in my stash for like forever.
I then inked up my new
in Rich Razzleberry then attached to
the same paper as the arch die.
Finished with some pearls
and adhered to Rich Razz card base.

Hope you will pop over and see more Trendy Cards
by our Special Guest Lisa Elton and the Team
and join us in our Gallery with yours.
Thanks for dropping by.



Tuesday, 5 February 2019

LOVE always

February is here and that means
LOVE is in the air! AND
Time for our New CUTploration Challenge 
How appropriate and gorgeous is our Photo below!
You will find that  All the Details are Here
with beautiful creations from my Team Mates
and how you can join in the fun with prizes!



I loved the heart shape with those
beautiful coloured flowers so
added a few tiny cutouts.
What inspires you?


And talking of  flowers I knew the
STAMPlorations Bloom Doodles
(out of stock at present)
would be perfect for my card.
I wanted some texture for my background
so  stenciled  ARTplorations Retro Circles
with white texture paste.
After it was dry I cut it on an angle from
CUTplorations Crazy-Double-Running-Stitch-Nesting-Dies
I then coloured my doodled flowers/leaves with
Lindy's Tiffany Lou Blue Spray
Nuvo Solar Flare Shimmer Powder
and Ramblin' Rose Pink
and Leaf Green Magicals
These were fussy cut and attached to
my stenciled background.
The STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms Sentiment
was inked with Tim's Pickled Raspberry
onto my card base
with a few CUTplorations Clustered Hearts
surrounding it.
Here are the products I used from
 Our STAMPlorations Store
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preview-PocketBlooms-Sherypreview-ClusteredHearts-CUTplorations

Don't forget you can use my code
STAMPGIRLINA to get 20% off
the amazing variety of goodies from
STAMPlorations.
Check out the new products recently uploaded.

Thanks so much for dropping in


Saturday, 2 February 2019

What's this weeks 'WORD' at Just Us Girls?

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
It's my turn to  Host our Word Week and since 
February is all about LOVE - you guessed it.


I was planning on having a non Valentine card
but found some great cheapie stencils at our Dollar Type Store
so that went out the window.
I have gone pretty CAS here using once more
my Nuvo Shimmer Powders in
Catherine Pool,Cherry Bomb
and Storm Cloud for a darker contrast.
After I had finished my background I 
stenciled the hearts with white texture paste.
Adhered this on to white card stock
then popped on to bright pink and
again popping it to my white card base.
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations
the CUTplorations Die was cut several time for depth
 and the U is from an old Cuttlebug alphabet set.
And there you have it.

 Pop over to Our Blog
as we have a 'Special Guest Designer' this month.
It's Lisa Elton from My Paper Tales
Welcome Lisa. So lovely to have you join us this month.
And check out how the Team chose to use my 
'Love Word'
I'm sure there will be lots of Love-ly cards
and will yours be there? Hope so because
you could be our Chic of the Week and
be in the mix for our Guest Designer in April.

Thanks for stopping by
PS Love my new watermark made by my friend
Aussie aNNie. THANK YOU!












Friday, 1 February 2019

I'm Excited to be a

Today is the day I get to announce that I have been invited
to be part of the Design Team over at
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog
so on the first of the month I will be showing you
some (hopefully) Creative Mixed Media.
I recently stepped outside one craft door and
another one opened a little bit further.
 To all my blog friends that
wondered what direction I was heading - it's
to have fun experimenting more in Mixed Media!

Here is my first project as a Designer for
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog.


As with  Mixed Media there is usually a LOT going on.
As my journey into MM is fairly new
I didn't have a plan in mind as to what I was going to create
so just started off on a 5 by 7 canvas
I always gesso them just in case. After that was dry
I cut up bits of plaster's tape (dry wall) and adhered to the corners.
Adding colour with Tainted Love Teal
and Witches Potion Purple Magical's.
I then stenciled the background with
Tim's Stone Stencil and Dutch Doobadoo Pop Art
with white texture paste.
Added some Kaisercraft script and
waterdrops from Impression Obsession
then rows of cotton before
adhering a large flourish and a SB die.
Butterfly was cut from Mulberry Paper and
topped with a flower, adding more either side.
Added a few Liquid Pearl drops and some
white splatters, some shimmer on the flowers
and butterfly with a sentiment to finish.

A few close ups!

Pop over to Our Blog
and welcome the Designers - returning and new
 and check out what wonderful creations they have made,
then join us this month for some fun Mixed Media Mayhem.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery!

Check out my New Watermarks below
and the one attached to my project.
Aren't they Awesome!
A Big THANK YOU to my friend Aussie aNNie 
for creating them for me.
I have quite a selection now.
Thanks for dropping in

Make a Wish

It's a New Month and time for a 
New Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers




Here's how I made my card.
I recently got a new Feathery stamp/die set from
STAMPlorations and had to try them out.
First I lightly sprayed my Lindy's Sprays in
Gecko Green and blotted to leave a soft colour.
Heat embossed with green pearl powder on the feathers and
blended the same colour as above.
I inked my watercolour paper with 
Lindy's Tiffany Lou Blue and die cut.
To add my metallic effect I added
Stampendous Embossing Enamel in
Aged Copper to the tips.
The one feather was popped.
Added some gold splatters and
Nuvo Copper Penny Drops.
Finished with a MFT die cut sentiment
from the same set.
Adhered to coloured card base.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created.
Hope you get to play with us this month
and see you in our Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in.