Saturday 16 July 2016

A Simple 'Thinking of You'

Once again it is our
Colour Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen
these amazing colours below.

I have a friend who needed a little cheering up
so decided to make a cas pick me up card.
I have used Woodgrain card stock
and topped that with an image from
SU - Inspired by Nature which I
heat embossed and sponged the background with
SU Melon Mambo/Calypso Coral
and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade.
This was popped with the black frame.
Added a few drops of water to add to the effect.
My sentiment is from GKD and I
finished with 3 different sized pearls close to
the colours above.

Don't forget to pop over to Our Blog to see what
Our Guest Carol Mayne has created and
of course the very talented Designers.
Hope you can join us and maybe you could be
our next Chic of the Week.

Thanks for dropping in


Friday 15 July 2016

A Simple Happy Birthday

I found this blog recently called
Watercooler Wednesday and they have a
CAS Butterfly Themed Challenge.
Now I, like most of you
I'm sure love butterflies and have a
mountain of them in our stash
so what better excuse is there to just get
one of those stamps out to play.
Details Here
I seem to be obsessed with backgrounds of late
and this is another one.
I have had a canvas paper pad for an age
and decided to try using it for my
watercolour background
using Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio/Mermaid Lagoon
Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough.
Also added a bit more colours through
TH Speckles stencil. This was matted with the same
paper as my Happy Birthday from Spellbinders
attachedin a curved manner for effect.
The gorgeous butterfly is Gina K Designs
embossed in Teal.
I found it hard not to add some bling but
would not have been cas if I did.
Thanks for popping in.
I love reading your comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Thursday 14 July 2016

It's a 'Male Thing'

It's Designer's Choice at The House that Stamps Built
and for most of us we don't create enough cards for
the Males in our life. So thanks to Shirley we can add to our stash.
Details are Here.
I thought it fitting that I would make a background
using distress inks inking on water colour paper for
the beautiful bonsai stamp from
Repeat Impressions - 2409W.
I gave it a touch up with Gold WOS which is a little hard to see.
Added my sentiment from Stampin' Up
Backing it with white and rusty paper
which is scored. My card base is an olive colour.
A pretty cas card - just fitting for the Male Theme.
Thanks for dropping in.
I love reading your comments.

Monday 11 July 2016

Bling it On!

Who doesn't LOVE a bit of BLING?
Well most of us do and I am sure Mary does
as she chose is Hosting our next challenge at
You can find the Details here
I couldn't resist an array of butterflies as they always
look lovely with a bit of bling on them.
I have used basic white card as my base and
popped the white ripple card stock.
The background script is from Darkroom Door
inking it and the edges with Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough.
Arranged a variety of butterflies from Sizzix
using scrap DP for added colour.
The main butterfly has the addition of vellum.
Finishing off with sequins and rhinestones.
Hope you will pop over to Our Blog to see
all things blingy from my Team Mates.
Love to see you join us.
Thanks for dropping in and I do
Love reading your Kind Comments.

Sunday 10 July 2016

'Thinking of You'

It's the first week of July and over at
and it is their Colour Challenge.
using the colours below.
You can find all the details HERE.
And here are the products I used -
Basic card stock
Watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media 2
Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet 912K
(I water coloured just the flowers in the
2 colours specified) 
Die-namics Stitched Oval Die
Spellbinders Labels 18
Sentiment - Inspired by Stamping
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Festive Berries.
Pearls are Kaisercraft.
Since there are a few die cuts here I am joining in at
Cut It Up Challenge for their #100 Challenge Celebration.
It's  Anything Goes!
So glad you dropped in. Thank You.
I love reading your kind comments.