Saturday 22 November 2014

It's PHOTO WEEK at Just us Girls

Hosting this weeks JUGS challenge is CHERYL
and Cheryl has picked this gorgeous photo below
for Inspiration. Great timing as Christmas
is really just around the corner.

Details HERE
I have used the following on my card
Paper - Curious Metallic in White Gold
Cuttlebug Christmas embossing folder
Christmas ribbons, gold brads
The background I used xpress it tape
around the edges and added gold glitter
Zing Metallic Green embossing powder
Versacolor Gold ink
Vintage Labels from Justrite for the
sentiment from Gink K Fanciful Tags
The snowflakes I bought online
The Christmas tree is unknown.
Don't forget to pop over to the other JUGHEADS
and this month's Guest Tajanna
to see how they were inspired by this photo.
And of course if you win our Chic of the Week
you will be in the running to be our
Guest Designer for January.
How awesome is that?
I always look forward to seeing your entries every week.
Till next time Cherrio from

It's 'WHITE' on 'WHITE' and a little Stenciling.

Do you love just White on White?
I 'DO'
My favourite 'go to' for cards at the moment are
Stencils and have only delved into them big time of late.
I also discovered that you can do some much with them
especially with Textured Paste just to name one.
Now I have never gone there before even though
I love playing with backgrounds.
Maybe I must have been under a mushroom.
Now that the Pandora Box has opened - goodness knows
where it will take me.
I recently bought this fabulous Tim Holtz Stencil
called Holiday Knit and thought I would try
my new found trend.
I made my own Texture Paste as I don't live near
a craft store. I just used Acrylic Paint
Glue and didn't have Baby Powder so
used Bicarb of Soda. I did read that this would
make the paste rough and it did that but I liked the result.
Not bad for my first attempt
I showed my Sister in Law and she was into
Folk Art so she gave me her supply of
Acrylic Paints so I am going to have so much fun with them.
Sorry - a bit long winded there.
Onto the reason I am posting here.
I found a great challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge
and it is W for all WHITE - Perfect I said.
All I had to do was pop my Embossed Stencil
and add a Sentiment from SU Heard from the Heart.
I had this lovely paper that has a gold sparkle
going through it which was just what I needed
to go with the Gold embossed sentiment.
I curled the edges and lifted part
of the sentiment.
I also found another challenge that suited my card
where you were asked to use a Stencil and Stamp
(Just got those 2 in). Mine is just a
simple mixed media card.
So that's it for this post.
Thank You for stopping by
Cherrrio from

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Sunday Stamps and CAS Sunday Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Sunday Stamps
is a Colour One - It's all Plum
and all the details are Here
and at Clean & Simple on Sunday
they have Challenge #46 Ribbon and or Twine.

As purple/plum is my favourite colour
 (my favourite flower is a thistle being a Scot)
 and I love to add a bit of twine or ribbon (twine this time)
to finish of my cards
 I got in quickly to use a new stencil
and a fairly new SU Set - Petite Petals.
For some reason the purple/mauve colours
come out more like blue
when they are photographed.
For my card I used the following items ...
Basic white card stock
SU Petite Petals Stamp & Punch
SU Just Believe/Pocket Silhouettes for the Sentiments
Stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Texture
Kaisercraft Leaves Stamp
Kaisercraft Pearls
Memento Inks - Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender,
Eldenberry and New Sprout
Variegated Twine & Small Flower Punch.
It was a pretty simple card to make with just
stamping and a little punching.
Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing
what you think of my work.
Cherrrio from