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Monday, 23 May 2022

With Love!

 I have a quick post today for a couple of challenges.
Over at Color Hues this time round  the colours   
Red and Aqua got my attention 
and as I had butterflies around my desk the
I thought CAS and Colour would be a nice match up.


My background is some simple 
partial stamping from AALL&Create
and randomly coloured with the required red and aqua.
Fussy cut butterfly is the same.
To add interest I embossed it with a frame die
attaching it to the card base
after adding a simple sentiment. 

This card is heading over to the above Challenges.
Thanks for your visit and I love reading your thoughts.









Saturday, 21 May 2022

Thinking of You

Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls
  Bobby is Hosting our Colour Week.


I started by adding a background 
with Tim's Stone Stencil in Blue Print Sketch Oxide ink
and flicked some water drops.
Die cut my floral arrangement using
SU Calypsol Coral, Magicals Cape Cod Coral and Tan card stock
which includes the little strip on the side
(thanks Cecile) and one with vellum.
Added some more stencilling to the sides,
some crochet cotton and a button.
Sentiment is SU.
Adhered to navy card base.
Head over and see what our Guest Deborah
and Team created.
Will we see yours in our Gallery?
Thanks for visiting





Saturday, 14 May 2022

Live in the Moment.

Hello and Welcome to my post for Just Us Girls
Our Host is Carol M choosing a fun trend - Shaped Cards.
I got out my Hexagon Spellbinder Die 
and made a little note card.



Unfortunately I forgot to write down the colours
of Lindy's Magical's I used as I made it  so quickly.
I do love the result I got with them.
Added a Lavinia Stamp, heat embossed in black.
Sentiment is from Tim Holtz Small Talk.
Framed in black onto white card base. 
Head over and see what our Guest Deborah
and the Team chose to use for their Shaped Card.
They are fabulous and all so wonderfully different.
Hope you get to have a bit of fun this week
and add to the Gallery.
Sending this simple shaped card over to
and Update!
(Hoping I have enough white space)



Thanks for visiting.




Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Way to Go in PINK!

 Time for our New Challenge over at
Sistah Diane is in the PINK!
So we are going all out Pink this time round.
I was determined to move away from pink flowers 
and created this fun chic card instead.


A simple acetated background with
Nuvo Cherry Bomb Powder and a 
lighter shade with Tim's Kitsch Flamingo
Added Tim's background rays
stencilling with Transparent Gloss Texture Paste.
Heat embossed Unity Live Laugh Love Girl
and sentiments from Paper Smooches.
Adding some sequins for bling,
matted in black onto hot pink card base.
***
but then I gave in and made an easy floral card  
with the SU Hearfelt Bloom doing all the work.


Inked with SU retired Melon Mambo,
heat embossed clear diamond dust,
Art Alchemy Silver Wax and white gel pen
to the flower centre.
Sentiment from the same set.
Die cut and framed in grey.
I also heat embossed the card base 
with the clear embossing powder
then adhered my flower to complete.

Check out what my Sistah's created
as they always impress. 
Your turn to show us your 'Pink' make
and add to our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting





Merry and BRIGHT!

Time for our New Challenge over at
This month's Theme is Two Colours.
I chose Red and Gold.



My background splash is
Lindy's Cuckoo Cardinal Red and 
Grab a Guy Gold.
Sentiment from Hero Arts cut from gold paper.
An easy one for this month.
Love to see you add to our Gallery this month.
Thanks for visiting and commenting



Saturday, 7 May 2022

It's Special!

Time for Just Us Girls Challenge and
Vicki is Hosting our Word Week.
FLOWERS!
Our Gallery is going to be full of beautiful cards - 
shame we can't smell them.
We welcome our May Guest Designer
Deborah Wheeler!


This card is special because it is for 
my granddaughter who's turning 30
and the flowers featured here are Tim Holtz Wildflowers
I purchased from her Christmas gift certificate
(and you haven't seen the last of them yet) ...
Chosen colours are blue tones - her favourite.
When this goes live we will be
celebrating two birthday's and 
a baby shower. Then Mother's Day Sunday
with one daughter travelling from North Queensland
for all the celebrations.
***
Added a texture plate die to the background
adding my floral arrangement.
The 30 is an old CB die adhered to a
cross stitched nesting arch with
matching cotton tucked behind it and a
punched heart to finish.

Can't wait to see the Gallery full of flowers.
Our Guest Deborah and the Team have gone all out
  floral so hope you will too and
add to Our Gallery. You could be our
Chic of the Week!

UPDATES! Sending this over to
Color Hues for their
and



Thanks for visiting and commenting.



Friday, 6 May 2022

Art is Therapy

Today's post is for the new Anything Goes Challenge at
and here is my project.


It's always fun using different mediums
to create whatever comes to mind or planned.
Often it changes as you progress.
I did manage to take a few photos along the way.
As you do with Mixed Medium there are lots of products
to play around with.

Sorry about the quality of this photo but I had
an overhead light on and wanted to show you
the lovely stamp I used.
You know the background is full of
wonderful bright Magical colours as it's a favourite of mine.
Using a stencil again from AALL&Create
I applied the smooth as silk butter.
Of course I got carried away after that and added
crackle paste through another stencil,
AA wax, more stamping and inky dots.
Butterfly is a Sizzix die
coloured with Magicals, a touch of wax and 
Sentiment also from AALL&Create
smooched and torn.
Adhered to black card base.

Here's a few more close ups



Head over and see what my Team Mates created this month. 
We would love to see you join us.

Heading over to add to the Gallery at Mixed Media Lovers Blog
Thanks for dropping in and commenting.
Till next time -  Cherrio from











Saturday, 30 April 2022

We are going 'Wild' at Just Us Girls

 
It's Saturday and Time for our New Challenge over at
Lisa is our Host for our Wild Card Week.
This comes around when we have five Saturdays in a month.



My tri-fold card is a Twisted Gatefold.
I did a dummy run (just the fold part) first
 to make sure I got it right.
Card base and DP are retired SU as is
the inks and floral dies (Botanical Blooms)
Inside sentiment is Inspired by Stamping.
Head over and see what tri fold our
Talented Guest Mac Mable and 
Team Mates created and we would love to see
how we inspired you and add to our Gallery.
It has been an amazing month with 
our Guest Mac sharing her vast array of talent with us.
We have so loved having you. 

Thanks for visiting and commenting.