Saturday 29 November 2014

We're going for Anything Goes for WILD CARD Week at JUGS

 The SUPER TALENTED Vicki as our Host
 has made it easy for us.
Maybe she is feeling sorry for us with
so much going on before Thanksgiving
(for those across the pond)
and Christmas bearing down on us.

I decided to move away from Christmas card making
and went back to one of my favourite stamps and techniques.
The stamp I used is from SU Fifth Avenue Floral.
I heat embossed it in white 3 times
then wet the glossy paper and added
Rich Razzleberry ink and blended to give that
variegated effect.
Fussy cut 2 and popped on the full stamp (a little hard to see)
If you know the stamp you will see the difference.
I mounted it on pink and burgundy paper after I
stamped the background with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet.
Sentiment is from SU Pendant Park and background
 punched out with a McGill double punch.
Finished off with some bling and a centre pearl.
Pop over to the other Jugheads and our Talented Guest Tajanna
to see what they have made for
 This Weeks Challenge.
I'm sure you will find time to play
and I look forward to seeing your new creations.

Our Chic of the Week could be you
as our Guest in January.
Till next time Cherrio from


Friday 28 November 2014

X is for Xmas Music at ABC Christmas Challenge & the Mod Squad

I recently found the ABC Christmas Challenge site and
loved the idea of using the alphabet to make your
Christmas cards throughout the year.
I certainly will be trying to do this for all of 2015.
Since we are coming to an end of the year
the challenge this time round is
X for Xmas Music.

I love adding music to cards and have done
quite a bit this year as Hubby is a Guitar Freak
and turned 70 so the invites had Music on them -
and of course his cards did too.

Back to the card above -

It was a simple card to make especially as we need
our cards to be that way when we have family and friends
who love receiving a hand made one.
I used red, kraft and brown card stock
 The music is from a sheet from hubby's book
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die - how could I not use this
as it is my favourite for Christmas. I cut a few extras to add
more depth and sprayed them with
SU Champagne Mist and
PearEX Aztec Gold for the shimmer and popped
Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Marvy Timeless Sepia Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing folder from a Magazine
Cuttlebug & MS Leaf Die embossed with
the ever popular Swiss Dots
Finished off with a few Kaisercraft pearls.

I would also like to enter this card in the
Mod Squad Challenge for their

As You Like It Challenge

Also entering this in the
and I chose Traditional for this one because for me
The red poinsettia plays a big part in
Christmas Decorations. 

but hoping to add a Modern one as well.
Thanks for stopping by
Cherrio from