Saturday 5 March 2016

Just for You!

It's that time of the month for our
Word Week at Just Us Girls
and Maria is our Hostess choosing
FLOWERS! as our word.
I saw the idea for my card from
DOstamping with Dawn Here 
and knew one day I wanted to case it
especially as I had the same stamp -
Retired SU Lotus Blossom.
I just love that stamp as it has a 3step
stamp and there are so many colour combinations
you could use. Just need to play with it
and see what looks good.
I came up with Memento Potters Clay
Desert Sand & Teal Zeal on mine.
Other products are -
Embossing is by Darice
Spellbinders Circles
Sentiment - Inspired by Stamping
Ribbon - SU
and rhinestones.
A little of the inside.
Don't forget to pop over to Our Blog
to check out Stephanie Castro's inspiration -
our March Guest Designer
Welcome Stephanie
and the Design Team's amazing talents -
join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and our May Guest.
Hope to see you there.
Cherrio from

It's a Coloured Birthday Celebration

I found one of my favourite colour combinations over at
Colour Throwdown and just had to play.
Also at As You Like It their challenge is to
Make a card for your
Favourite Occasion and
Explain Why.
I think it is rewarding when you can make a
Birthday Card for someone special in your life
who is celebrating their Special Day.
So this time it is BIRTHDAY!
I am hoping to make another with my other favourite.
(not saying what it is) 

In the process of making this card I had chosen
one of my favourite stamps for this challenge
but when I went to get a stencil
I went a totally different way.
I decided to get my bokeh stencil out and play with that
inking randomly with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers
and SU Melon Mambo. They go so well together.
Funny how this technique isn't quite so popular
now as there are always new ones to try.
I used 2 other stencils in the background.
I am hoping I can finish the card I originally started
in time before the challenge ends.
I recently bought this Happy Birthday die and thought
it perfect to place in front using the 3rd colour.
It is from Nina's Things.
I decided to mute the colours by adding a sheet of
patterned vellum on top. Liked that it had circles in white
adding to the effect.
Finished off with coloured sequins.

So that's it for now.
I do have another card scheduled for later today
so you get a bonus with 2 postings....
Thanks for dropping by