Saturday, 30 September 2023

Case-ing our DT Host

It's our Case a DT Challenge at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is Vicki.
While browsing Pinterest some time ago
I came across a card by our very own Vicki Here
made way back in March 2013 so kept it in mind
for this very Challenge.

Here is my 'CASE' of Vicki's very soft pretty card
 with my somewhat brighter one!
How styles have changed eh! But I do like
Vicki's beautiful card so cased it for fun.
I am a little disappointed it didn't turn out as nice
as I had hoped. My starting point was the three flowers.
I wanted to use the few I had left from 
Inspired by Stamping - Now closed.
The Owner Joanne lived in Australia for a time and
I bought a bunch of her fabulous products.
Vicki was lucky enough to be on her Design Team.
After heading off to create it I realized near the end
 they were too big.
I chose to use the coloured card stock to match those flowers
and had to find ribbon the same to make a soft bow.
Then to find colours that would blend with the rich burgandy.
The two I picked seemed to blend in quite nicely.
Thought I had an ef the same as Vicki's only to find it
was a stencil so chose another. The strip on the side
is the same (I think) and an old MS punch.
The die cut frames and sentiment are from IBS.
Added my flowers (not as nice as the IBS ones)
 a few pearls and adhered to the burgandy card stock.
You  will see an amazing array of Anything Goes cards
from the Team then pick one you would like to 'case'
and add to our Gallery mentioning who's card took your fancy.
Hope yours is there!

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

The 'Shape of Things'

Our New Challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters
is all about shapes of all sorts

I found this Layered Circle Technique recently
on YouTube Here
and decided to try it out with some DP's in my stash.
So easy to make and so 'fun'.
Circle die cuts are from MFT and the
small circles - Ringlets from Memory Box
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations
and finished with adhering to white card base.
Just before that I decided to add it on an angle
just to be a little different.
Pop over and see what my Sistahs created
with this fun theme.
Love to check yours out in our Gallery.

Saturday, 23 September 2023

It's CAS Week at Just Us Girls

Welcome to my Saturday post for Just Us Girls 
Sue is Host for our CAS Challenge choosing

I don't have anything I thought suitable in my stash so
I cheated here and downloaded a 
cute precoloured image (Sorry)
Inked some colour for the young golfer to stand on.
Die cut with a MFT oval and
again with the bigger one with some DP.
Embossed an old CB folder, attached to
white card base and added sentiment
from Tim's Small Talk. 
The Team and Guest Stephanie
have gone all out with this theme
so pop over and check them out.
We bid farewll to our Talented Guest Stephanie.
A big Thank You Stephanie for sharing your talents with us this month. 

Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 16 September 2023

It's Photo/Mood Board Week at JUGS

Carol M is our Host at Just Us Girls for our
Photo/Mood Board Challenge and it is
full of wonderful colours and earthly elements.
It's always interesting to see what is taken 
and created from it.

I love creating with corrugated cardboard and works perfectly
with my golden gilding flake leaf. I don't know who made it
as it was purchased at a craft show some years ago.
Cardboard has texture pastefor dimension.
Background stencil from AALL&Create.
Sentiment is Tim's Small Talk.
Inked the edges and adhered to white card base.
There is so much to choose from Carol's Mood Board.
Our Guest Stephanie and the Talented Team have
created an amazing array of lovely makes
so head over and check them out.
I am sure you will want to play with us this week.
In doing so you could be chosen as our Chic of the Week.
Thanks for dropping by - 

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

We're in Collaboration with ALTENEW at the Sisterhood of Crafters

We have something exciting happening over at
We have been invited to be part of 
Altenew's September Inspiration Challenge.

Check it out At Altenew Here

We have our usual Challenge and Theme is Die Cuts with
Anything Goes and is

Here is my creation for our Sisterhood Challenge

For our Die Cuts Challenge
I have gone CAS with my DP background from Paper Rose.
Dies are Tim's Wildflowers/Mixed Media Die
and my wee bow from Waffle Flower
cut in black (bow shadowed in yellow)
Sentiment is Woodware Going to Seed
adhered to black card base.
Now to showcase my make as part of the
Altenew Collaboration
I saw this fabulous card over on Pinterest Here
 The background and the variegated colours used
are just my style so this is a case of Sharon White's card.
Also perfect as the stamp/die set used are from 
Altenew-  Beautiful Day Found Here

I heat embossed my florals with 
Lindy's Prairie Wildflowers Magical Set.
The background is a little hard to see and is 
Seth Apter's stamp SBS-020 inked
with heavy gesso onto white card stock and
 lightly sponged with Tim's Frayed Burlap.
Sentiment is from the Beautiful Day Set
 heat embossed in Gold onto vellum.
Added a pearl to the popped die cut flower,
some scattered coloured pearls and splatters.
Adhered to gold card base.
 There will be a $50 gift certificate PRIZE offered by Altenew to our winner 
so be sure to enter our Die Cuts/Anything Goes Challenge
for a chance to win that fabulous gift cetificate and
be sure to use Altenew Products.
If you don't have any there are Free Colouring Pages
 you can download to play along Here
You will want to add it to the Altenew 
$30 Gift Certificates to be won by Four Entries
with the chance to be a Future Guest  Designer.
Altenew Winners will be announced on October 10th.
Our Challenge closes Sunday 24th.
You can't lose with so much going for you with 
Altenew and the Sisterhood of Crafters
prizes to be won. 


Have you started your Christmas cards yet?
If not how about joining in at
Christmas Craft Creations with the Theme of  Metallics

I have had this big Merry Christmas die from
Elizabeth Craft Designs for several years now
and makes for a CAS Christmas card don't you think?
Die cut from gold paper as is the 
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens leaves.
Added pearls, framed and backed with
an old CB stencil onto white card base.
A perfect CAS card for when you need to make many.
Pop over and see what the  Design Team created
and come join in this month.
Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 9 September 2023

Imagine the Impossible

 It's Saturday and Just Us Girls Day
Bobby is Hosting our Word Challenge and it is a
Super Fun One. There's sure to be
all sorts of Moons in our Gallery this week.

Don't mess with Magical's if you don't want colourful fingers.
In my case they are tones of very rich shimmery blue/silver. 
However I did have fun smooching/spraying lots for the 
background universe and my MOON!
My silver posca pen had a workout with the
 'twinkle twinkle' not so little stars.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations
and thought it quite appropriate.
Attached to coloured card base
Head over and see what our Guest Stephanie
and the Team created. 
Join in and you could be our Chic of the Week.
Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 7 September 2023

HLS September Stencil Challenge

Today's post os for the Stencil Challenge over at
It's Anything Goes and here is what I created.

Background is AALL&Create Lotza Trianglz
inked with Tim's Distress inks
and moved several times
Image is Stamp It inked with
VersaFine Clair Pine Cone and clear embossed.
Sentiment - Altenew.
Die cut and framed, adhered to white card base.
Head over and see more inspiration from the
Stencil Design Team and join in with
yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting