Saturday, 30 January 2016

Another Tic Tac Toe card

 Here is the other card I made for
this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge at
Just Us Girls
For some reason I just wasn't happy with this one
hence I made another.
It's been a long time since I did a cut away card
so thought it a good idea to try one again.
The SU Morning Meadow Stamp was perfect for this
and I stamped it randomly on white cs in
Memento Teal Zeal & SU Baja Breeze.
The top flowers are die cut from SU Petite Petals.
Card base is Kraft
Butterflies are from GKD inked with
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap.
Sentiment is also GKD
Finished with different coloured pearls from Kaisercraft.

It's Wild Card Week at JUGS

Once again it is another month with 5 Saturdays
and that means WILD WEEK at Just Us Girls 
hosted this time by Chris who has chosen.
an ever popular challenge in Blogland -
They are always so much fun with so many choices -
you get to pick your very own favourite squares.
I had already made a card for this challenge but
decided to make another.
I will post it after this goes live.
Can't believe I have chosen just about
 the same colours as before.
Oh Well! on to how I made this one -
I chose to go straight down the middle with
Die Cuts Stamps and Flowers
White Aqua & Kraft card stock
My stencil is TCW - Textile and inked with
SU Whisper White and added
Mont Marte Pearl White Paint and
a little glitter
Flower is from SU Flower Shop
Flourishes are Kaisercraft
Added a sentiment a few small flowers
some fern and pearls to finish.
Don't forget to pop over to see what the Design Team
created and hope you get the chance to play
TIC TAC TOE with us this week.
You could be our Chic of the Week or
Guest Designer in March.
Thanks for dropping in

Monday, 25 January 2016

I'm this weeks GUEST at Always Playing with Paper

I recently won the colour challenge over at
and was asked to be their Guest for this week challenge.
Of course I was so excited I said YES!
Don't you just love this Inspiration Photo?
Now a lot of us tend to steer away from male cards
but after seeing this photo -which just screamed
Rusty Old Car! I got out some supplies I thought
I would use but landed up with something totally
different and I must say
how pleased I was with how it finished.
I started my card with black card stock.
The DP I used here is from
Farm House Paper Co. - Fair Skies
This was used on the first background
and behind the tag.
I have backed that with black cs embossed
with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.
I distressed the edges on both the dp and the tag.
The truck is from Gina K Designs Country Roads.
The sentiment is also from GKD
which I purposely chose because when you travel
there are little moments
 that make that trip a big lifetime memory.
Sentiments on the tag are from Stamp It.
The other stamps are from
Prima Marketing and Kaisercraft.
The truck was coloured with a variety of pencils
from Faber Castell and blended.
Inks used were Memento Tuxedo Black
Stormy Sky/Potters Clay
and Tim Holtz Peacock Feather.
Foam Squares for depth
Finishing it off with a couple of brads
and some Jute String.
Thanks for dropping in today
and be sure to pop over to the
Talented Designers  Here
to see what Inspired them
for their Masculine cards.
Hope you get time to play with us this week.

Just saying 'Thank You'

Our current challenge over at
Crafty Cardmakers is to use Punches/Dies
and Maike is Hosting.
I am sure you are like me and got new craft items for Christmas.
My hubby chose this die for me so of course I HAD to
try it out didn't I? Perfect for our latest challenge.
I cut my die - Crafts Too You Daisy with green card stock
and the daisy head in white which I inked in
Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral. Touched up with Wink of Stella.
 I forgot that I had a spare piece of cs already
with the shaving cream technique
sitting on my desk left over from another card
which matched my flower Genies.
This was cut with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle die.
I embossed the backing with
Couture Creation Ambrosia.
I found this gorgeous ribbon and attached to the back
(a little hard to see) and placed my bow to the side.
I finished by adding a tiny sentiment from SU. 

Be sure to pop by to see what the DT have for your inspiration
and hope to see your creation there.
PS It doesn't have to be a card this time so
let your imagination run wild!
but don't forget if it has you cannot enter it
 if you have uploaded it to more than
 15 sites including this one...sorry
Happy crafting and Thanks for dropping in