Saturday 13 December 2014

It's TREND WEEK at Just us Girls

and our Host this week is Maria who chose
Something I was not terribly familiar with
so I did a LOT of searching on Pinterest
and had so many things running through my head.
Luckily I have been playing with stencils lately and
more recently texture paste.
 (I know it has been out there for an age)
My sister in law had given me a suitcase full
of all her Folk Art Paints (lucky me)
as I had just bought some white paint to make
my own texture paste.
So I mixed up my paste and added some of her paint
and away I went. I wanted a rough look so made sure I had
a few bumps hehe
The background I made with a favourite technique of mine -
inking an acrylic block with different coloured inks
misting it and placing my card stock on top. It gives a great effect.
Also distressed the edges.
And my fun continues
I used a diamond stencil making it uneven to add
some extra depth. While it was still wet I sprinkled some
glitter over it and added a few dollops of gold paint.
There is a slight shimmer on the background misted with
iridescent medium.
I picked this particular colour scheme because I wanted
to use my thistle stamp which I bought some years ago
while I was holidaying in Scotland.
I heat embossed it and inked the background and again
added a little glitter. I backed it with Spellbinders Labels 20.
Finished off with a wee bow.
Other items I used are -
Tim Holtz distress inks in
Bundled Sage, Seedless Preserves
Forest Moss, Milled Lavender
Memento Pistachio
This post was a little long but hope you enjoyed
reading how I made my card and I inspired you
to get creative and join us for our
 MIXED MEDIA Challenge.
Don't forget to pop over to see what our Guest Designer Lee Ann
and the Fabulous  Design Team have created for your Inspiration.
You could be our Chic of the Week and be in the running to
be our Guest Designer for February.
Hope to see your name on a card over at
Thanks for stopping by
Cherrio from

Monday 8 December 2014

My Favourite Movie - As You Like It Challenge #42

The Challenge over at As You Like It 
is to make a card using your
I think my all time favourite for quite some time is
Lonesome Dove.
Image 1
Lonesome Dove recounts the adventures of retired Texas Rangers Gus McRae (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones) who live in a Texas Border town of Lonesome Dove. They drive a herd of cattle from there to Montana to establish the first cattle ranch.
When I first hired the movie it had Doves on the cover and my hubby wondered what on earth I had brought home. Since then we have bought the DVD including Return to Lonesome Dove and believe that through this sequel the Quarter Horse was born.
They are very long movies but so enjoyable.

 As You Like It Challenge
I have again made this card cas simply because it is a busy time of year
and I liked to move away from Christmas cards
and was  reminded of the fabulous movie above -
and the great challenge from
 As You Like It.
I used a shimmery Linen card stock for my base and backing
 topped with a pink Spellbinder's circle
for the Dove which is a Cherry Lynn die. I cut out 2
and cut off the second bird and popped it.
 Added a little glitter to the wings and tail.
Added a few pearls and sentiment is from Gina K Designs.
Corner rounded the base and that was it finished.
 I know how busy we all are
at this time of year and appreciate you taking the time
to pop in and check my card out. Thank You.