Saturday 2 May 2015

It's WORD Week at Just Us Girls

Our Hostess for this week's WORD CHALLENGE is
Now we all know how much we all
LOVE using Twine.
It seems like an AGE since I made a Shabby Chic card
so that in mind I went for some gorgeous dp
and the rest was easy. My favourite colour is purple
so this dp was perfect.
Here is how I made my card.
Card stock is a mushroom colour. I topped it with
the beautiful DP's from Inspired by Stamping -
Spring Lilacs distressed and inked then added
a silver piece of torn corrugated paper.
The die cut behind the flower is a
laser cut one I bought at a craft show.
This and the dp were inked in Memento Sweet Plum.
The flower is one I bought online already made up
with those pearls and rhinestones.
Have added a touch of iridescent medium
around the edges of the DP.
Added my twine in 2 different colours to match my paper.
Finished it off with pearls and rhinestones on the corners.
Our Guest this month at Just Us Girls
is Tenia Nelson from Jazzy Paper Designs
Hop over to see how she used her twine
and check out the Design Team's creations -
be inspired and head off and enter this weeks challenge
for you to be in the running for our Chic of the Week
and you are in the running to be our Guest in July.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday 30 April 2015

Anything Goes at 'The House' and Things with Wings at Crafty Boots

The last challenge for the month over at
is Anything Goes
It is raining here so what better excuse is there
than Go and Play - in my craft room of course.
Once again I used a Repeat Impression Stamp
I started with brown card base then matted my image.
Items I used are -
Repeat Impressions Stamp - Great Blue Herron 1704-P
Masked with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers
Frayed Burlap/Stormy Skies
I then stencilled using a Texture Waive stencil
    with Dew Drop Moonlight White
and topped it with Iridescent medium
Embossed the Herron with Terracotta Powder
A Little Scoring and
 Stencilling at the bottom
Sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
I would also like to enter this card at
Things with Wings Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Sketch Time for Challenge #216 over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

We have a fabulous Sketch for you over at
again Thanks to Lynda.
A simple one but with so much going for it.

I had fun with this one when I found some gorgeous
DP from Kaisercraft called Art of Life
which had an image of a rose in the corner -
perfect for adding my hand made flower.

I started with black card stock topped with
cream card stock then added my DP.
My hand made flower was made from
Spellbinders Blossoms 3 and
DieNamics Heirloom Rose
from mulberry paper
I then spritzed it with a little green
for added colour.
My sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping -
A Lovely Birthday
and cut from Spellbinders Decorative Labels 27.
I finished by cutting 2 small dies from
Spellbinders Vintage Lace Motif Die
to attach to the side and a few pearls.

Now that you have seen such a simple sketch
to work with hope you are inspired by what I have made
and also the rest of the Design Team
and enter your card in our Challenge #216.
I wold love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for dropping in.
You kind comments are so appreciated.

Embossing - How I love it.

One of my favourite techniques when I make a card is embossing
and it just happens to be the current challenge at As You Like It
so I squeezed this one in before I head off for a short break
with Family. I am going to spend Mother's Day with my daughter
and also celebrate birthdays with 2 of my grand children.
How special is that?
I have made this fairly cas using both techniques.
You need to say what your favourite style is
and this is a difficult one as I love both but for this
challenge I will say 'DRY' because there are so many
beautiful folders around and I think the Swiss Dots
is a favourite of all crafters.
So here are the products I used -
White/Brown/Pink card stock
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Spellbinders Circles/Lacey Circles
White Embossing Powder
Floral Stamp from Stampin' Up Best of Flowers
Sentiment - Gina k Designs
Own ribbon and Kaisercraft Pearls.
Thanks for dropping in