Saturday, 25 April 2015

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Our Host for this weeks challenge over at
and she has chosen this gorgeous picture
And here is how it inspired me

You see I have this gorgeous stamp
Vase of Tulips 1317L from Repeat Impressions
which I just HAD to use.
I have also been playing around again with
shaving cream and getting all inky - just so happens
the colours on one of my pieces fitted in nicely.
I heat embossed the stamp on top of my
background cut it out with a
Spellbinder Oval die and then added
a scalloped border behind it.
I wanted something a little different from
just the normal card so I just folded over
one half of the front. 
Added a piece of coloured card stock
embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder
then attached my floral bunch of tulips.
To finish it off I cut out the LOVE
from a Kaisercraft die and covered it with
glossy accents and the u is
from a Cuttlebug alphabet set.
On the inside I attached a piece of
matching coloured paper and added some
flourishes and sentiment from
Inspired by Stamping.
Hop on over to see how the other Designer's
and our Guest Kathy were inspired.
Hope to see yours Here.
You could be in the running for our
Popular Chic of the Week and
maybe our Guest for June.
Thanks for stopping by.
 I so love reading your comments.

Time for a 'SKETCH' at The House

Once again I am playing with one of the lovely stamps from
Repeat Impressions - Beautiful Days for the current Sketch Challenge over at
Here is the Sketch I followed.
I started with the basic white card stock then topped it in yellow
which I stamped randomly with a piece of bubble wrap in
Peanut Brittle Distress Ink.
I also did the same behind the daisies in Memento Summer Sky
The DP is from American Crafts
I then framed my Daisies and Butterfly (9203-P)
after colouring it in various coloured pens from
Tim Holtz TomBow and Stampin' Up
Added a touch of Glossy Accents to the
centres of the daisies and part of the butterfly.
Finished off with some small punched daisy flowers
and a tiny piece of orange ribbon bringing out
 the colour on the butterfly.
Sentiment is from Stampin' Up Pocket Silhouettes.
I have had so much fun with the challenges over at
The House that Stamps Built this month.
Part of next month I will be away from home celebrating
Mother's Day with my daughter in far North Queensland
where the weather will be simply divine. I will also be
celebrating 2 of my grandchildren's birthdays so some
wonderful family time coming up.
I have a few DT projects scheduled so you will still
see a few posts from me.
In closing I would like to wish all the
MOTHER'S out there a Very Happy Mother's Day.
Cherrio for now

Sunday, 19 April 2015

WIW Challenge A1515 at 'The House'

they have their WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge A1515
and all the details are Here.
and below is the Gorgeous and colourful
Inspirational Photo.
I took me a while to work out how
I would make my card.
I recently bought some gelatos
 and thought I would try them out.
I took my inspiration from the
bright colours and wavy  lines.
I started with black and white card stock
To that I added a mounted black frame
for my image which was made with my gelatos
a stencil and inks from
Memento/Stampin' Up and
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
The floral stamp is from
Repeat Impressions - Flowering Vine - 4314K
Added Iridescent Medium for shimmer
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
Finished with Liquid Pearls on the flower centres.
I did have fun with this challenge and will
certainly be using those gelatos in so many
other different ways.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you liked my interpretation of that fabulous photo.

It's 3 of ... at Top Tip Tuesday

The current challenge over at
is to make a card with 3 of something.

Well I certainly did that -
3 pieces paper (the base frame and top)
3 different coloured inks
3 stamps
Scored 3 times
3 Sequins.
Products I used are
Black/White card stock
Stampin' Up Stamps -
Pocket Silhouettes/Just Believe
Stampin' Up inks - yo yo yellow/melon mambo
Memento Teal Zeal/Tuxedo Black
Sentiment is cut from vellum with JustRite Vintage Labels
Hope you like what you see and
thanks for dropping in.