Saturday, 18 August 2018

It's Colour Week at 'Just Us Girls'

Today's card is for the New Challenge over at
Just Us Girls. Angie is Hosting and 
It's a favourite of mine.

With such lovely soft colours I got out a
lovely floral stamp from Carabelle
and coloured with shimmery paints.
I did a wash around the flowers to add interest.
This worked out nicely as it was that shimmer
that gave me the colour choice of my Altenew Sentiment.
Added green beads to the centres, some twine and
popped the framed the flowers.

Pop over and see what our Guest Ros Crawford
and the Team created for your pleasure.
I'm sure you will want to play with this colour choice
but remember to use just the 3 colours. Neutrals are fine.
Hope to see you in our Gallery this week.
Thanks for dropping in.

Cool Guitars for My Man.

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
It's all about the Males this time round as Father's Day is 
just around the corner in Australia and 
my Hubby's Birthday next week.
Since he loves playing his guitar with his 'old' mates
this is what I chose.
I got out bright coloured Distress inks 
in Black Soot/Hickory Smoke/Carved Pumpkin
Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feather.
Simple inked the back background multiple times
from SU Timeless Textures stamps
then my guitars from Inspired by Stamping.
 Added a few 'picks'
You can't play a guitar very well without them!
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations 
Oh So Grateful and One Cool Chick
Added some washi tape to the top and bottom.
Cut this out from a stitched die and adhered to 
black card base.
The new challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies
is asking for a 'Guy' card.
Pop over and see what the Designers made and join in.
You have 2 weeks so plenty of time to play.
There are a few others that have the same idea so 
will pop this card over to
Details Here
Retro Rubber Challenge is a new one I just found
and you need to use stamps that are more than a year old.
The main stamp set I used I know is more than 2 years old
as the Owner used to live in Australia but
moved back to America. My background stamp is
also older than a year and is 
SU Timeless Textures - now retired.
I went the top line left to right
using a stitched die, washi tape and going masculine.
Details for this challenge are Here


Hope you all have a great week end and
get to do the things you love doing
especially craft!
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Monday, 13 August 2018

You TOTALLY Made my Day!

I've been playing for the current challenge over at
CAS-ual Fridays
where we are asked to Stamp a Pattern.
Details Here.
I only have a few of their stamps but knew
the Wonderful Words Set
would suit perfectly.
My inked background was from my Bits Box
which no doubt were in similar colours to what I used
for my Stamped Pattern.
The flowers were inked up with 
Tim's Distress Inks in
Dusty Concord/Seedless Preserves
and Peacock Feathers.
The tiny leaves (inked in Memento Teal Zeal)
 and dots are from Inspired by Stamping.
Sentiment inked with Dusty Concord.
Added a white mat to the back and adhered to
coloured card base to match.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Friendship Pansies

A CAS card for today's post. 
Hello and Welcome.
I got this delightful wee stamp from a
Special Friend (Thanks SS) and is just perfect
for the current challenge over at

The challenge calls for Friendship

 I heat embossed the Redletterworks Stamp
with Zing Metallic Purple powder
onto watercolour paper, coloured 
the flowers with Twinkling H2O's
and Metallic Paints. The leaves are
coloured with PearlEx Powders.
I cut this with a stitched die popping it slightly
onto another piece of  paper slightly larger.
 Finished by popping that on to
Metallic Gold Card Stock.
Why is it always so hard to get a true purple
when you photograph that colour. I did try!

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 11 August 2018

It's an Oldie but a Goodie

Hi there Crafty Ones.
Over at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week
and Sue has chosen something a little different -
Fast Watercolours!
You may think how does this work?
Here is a link to none other than
Jennifer McGuire's tutorial to showcase how she has done it.
 I played around with an
old technique and an old stamp
to make my fast watercolour flower.
It's from the SU Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set.
I heat embossed it with white e/p on glossy paper, then wet
it dropping Calypso Coral/Melon Mambo
and Yo Yo Yellow with a water brush and let it spread
(with a little bit of help) then fussy cut it.
My background is embossed with SU Manhatten Flower.
I then added the sentiment from Pink & Maine.
Attached the Kaisercraft leaves
and popped my flower. Corner rounded one edge
and adhered to Bazzill card stock to match the flower.

Hope you pop over and see how our
August Guest Ros Crawford
and the Team chose to interpret this Trend.
Should be fun to see what transpired
in our Gallery this week.
Thanks for dropping in.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Best Wishes..........

Time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers
for our Anything Goes with Dies.
I recently bought the Retired Botanical Blooms Stamp/Die Set
and have had a little play with it again.

My card base floral sprays and DP are SU 
I found a matching colour to go with it.
Sponged the flower edges with Memento Potter's Clay
and popped for dimension.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

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


Thanks for dropping in and hope to see you 
in The Gallery this month and don't forget
to checkout what my Team Mates have created.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Simple-eee a Thistle.

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
Time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
and it's our popular CAS (Clean and Simple)
Sometimes they are sooooooo hard to do - 
you just want to add just that little bit more don't you?
This time round I had my cas hat on and came up with this - 

I decided to use the old faithful Distress Ink in
Dusty Concord and smooched away. Added a bit
of iridescent medium for shimmer.
I then got out my new Black Wax and
 Dreamweaver Thistle stencil sponging 
to get the coverage. 
Added this to a thin background of black.
Heat Embossed my SU Happy Birthday,
attach to white cs as a frame then to
my purple card stock and my CAS card was done.

Pop over and see more CAS styles from the Team
and come join us in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.

When Black really isn't Just BLACK!

I'm back with another card with my
Screamin' Banshee Black Magicals and the result I got
with this card really surprised me.
I did warn you there would be more Black Magic!
How cool are the colours it created here!

It's for the current CAS Mix Up Challenge

I love these challenges as I get to try out
different Mixed Media Techniques every month.
Some I have done before and others -
it's a whole new experience.
I saw this technique on You Tube not long ago
and loved it, just hadn't had a chance to try it
so here it is!
I chose my Dusty Attic Stencil called Webbing
placing it down on my craft mat then
sprinkled that black magic onto it,
 spritzed with water then turned it over
onto water colour paper. WOW!
I then looked at it and decided to cut it
around part of the print leaving
enough white space  for my card base.
I then cut  my Tall Flower die from Simply Dies
from leftovers (Tim's Oxide Inks)
 as it blended nicely with the background.
My sentiment is from Gina K Designs
in Memento London Fog.

My Mix is - Stenciled Monoprint, Stamping
and Die Cutting.

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

It's simply 'Merry'

Hello and Welcome. Here's what I have been up to for
the CAS Christmas Challenge. This month's prompt is Tree
Such a simple one? Which way will I go? Dies or Stamps?

I landed up with trees as I had this tiny stitched cut out
 left over from a previous card and 
 a perfect backdrop for my snowy trees.
It's simply smooched lots with Screamin' Banshee Black Magicals.
You will see it used quite a bit in the lead up to Christmas.
I cut out my trees with some Mulberry type paper
heat embossed and added glitter, I flicked
some white acrylic paint to the background sky for the snow,
popping the trees and adding a star.
Cut out the Merry from Lawn Fawn.
Card Base is Ripple Card Stock.

Since I am WAY BEHIND with Christmas cards
I'm sure you will see more before the end of the month.

I will added this to the Monochrome Magic Challenge Gallery
for the  
as I have only used the Black Magicals 
as my Monochorome colour.
Hope that it counts.
Thanks for dropping in.

Hope you leave a comment as I love reading them.