Saturday 1 August 2015

It's WORD WEEK at Just Us Girls

Maria is our Hostess for our WORD week at
and she has chosen Autumn.
I had already made a card for this challenge
(See Below)
but decided to play around with the
colours of Autumn so I got out my Gelatos
and had a play.
I tried various colours and placements
before  deciding on the one above.
I wet my Gina K stamp - Fall Foliage
then smeared various colours onto it before
stamping on my white card stock.
The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions
Beautiful Days Stamp Set.
Added some sequins and a rhinestone to match
my leaf colours. Also inked around the edge
and spritzing various colours to the top.
 I have this lovely Tree Stamp so I decided to
 feature that with a touch of Autumn Coloured Inking.
Using basic black and white card stock
and gold paper as a backing.
I simply cut out an oval from Spellbinders to mask.
Inked with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany/Dried Marigold
Stampin' Up Yo Yo Yellow
The tree is Spring Tree - 1610W from
Repeat Impressions
and heat embossed in black
Sponged the masked colours with Stampin' Up Champagne Mist
Sentiment is a simple one from Gina K Designs
Added some coloured cottons
 button and rounded one corner to finish.
If you haven't already popped over to our Blog
please do so as there is a whole bunch of
Talented Ladies there to showcase their
Autumn inspired cards.
Also a Big Welcome to our
Guest for August Karen B.
 I am so looking forward to seeing
more of her beautiful creations this month. 
We always look forward to what 
our Monthly Guests create for us.
By entering our Challenges you are in the running for
Chic of the Week  and could go on to be our
Guest for October.
What are you waiting for?
See you there.

I can now enter the Anything Goes Challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built
with one of the above cards. 



Tuesday 28 July 2015

Christmas is Coming but DON'T PANICK!

There are a couple of challenges I made this card for and they are
#255 Sandy's Sketch Challenge
and over at
 they are looking for an
O for Off the Edge
(hope my card qualifies)
not forgetting
with your 1 favourite colour
and those that check out my blog
regularly know that...
it is PURPLE
because thistles have purple
popping out the top and I just love them.
(My Scottish Heritage)
I decided because I could enter a card in a few challenges
I put my favourite thistle stamp away for this one.
So here is what I used
Paper is Pearlescent Textured card stock
I added an extra layer to the base with the same paper
and attached some Just Craft Glitter paper to the side.
Got out another favourite item
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia for my glittery flower.
My tag is from Kaisercraft Tags and attached
some silver glittery ribbon
EK Success punch in the corner and cut out
an extra piece of glitter paper to add to the cut out piece.
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs  cut from
a JustRite Banner Die
Added a few gemstones 
and a sparklet to the flower.
Well that is another Christmas card to add to my collection.
Hope you like what I made and would love it if you
leave a comment.

Monday 27 July 2015

Throwdown Colour Challenge #352

A few days ago I uploaded a card for the
and wasn't completely happy how it photographed.
I loved the colour combination so much I decided to
make another one.
Here is the colour throwdown.
I used the grey card stock as my base and again
on my featured stamping.
I popped that after inking around the edges.
The main image is stamped with Stampin' Up Vintage Vogue
(one of my first SU stamps and an old favourite)
The inks I used were Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Iced Spruce
and fussy cut. Also popped a few of the flowers for depth.
The leaf flourish behind it is from
Kaisercraft Vines
Fern from Martha Stewart punch
I inked the bottom (from the same stamp set)
with Memento London Fog which gave it
the darker colour.
Popped my Gina K sentiment on
Kaisercraft Shapes Die
Added some gemstones a few extra
small punched flowers with Liquid Pearls
 in the centre to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope your day is a Happy One.

Sunday 26 July 2015

Case ing Alice at Time Out

Over at Time Out Challenges the current challenge is to
CASE Alice.
Below is her card.
What inspired me about Alice's card?
It was the main feature on the side (isn't it cute) and the
big sentiment finished off with a few little embellishments
so I tried to incorporate that in my card.
I like having items off centre
 and this card really suited my style.
In a previous posting I used my Stampin' Up
Four Feathers stamps/dies and since I hadn't
put them away they just beckoned me
to be used again.
Started my card with a white base
and hot pink as backing.
I used a couple of my favourite colours
from Stampin' Up
Baja Breeze and Melon Mambo
Tim Holtz Iced Spruce
and Memento London Fog for my
background and feathers.
The background was stencilled with
Tim Holtz Speckles and
Clear Scraps Chevron
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
Big Wishes 2
The crazed stamped image on the
right hand side is from Prima Marketing.
I liked the little coloured embellishments
Alice added so I attached a few gemstones
for a bit of shine and finished
with a button and cotton to my feathers.
Thanks for dropping in so till next time
Cherrio from