Saturday, 23 July 2016

Photo Week #353 at Just Us Girls

It's Photo Week again at Just Us Girls
and Hosting this time round is Sue
choosing this photo below.

Now this really threw me and it took some time
before I decided how to create my card.
I took my inspiration from all the colours in the background
and decided to do some embossing and sponging.
I have used basic card stock here.
The embossing folder is another newbie from
the craft show - so too the little cogs.
I did come home with some great new craft items
and making good use of them too.
The embossing folder is Kaisercraft
as is the first sentiment die.
Cogs are Craft Emotions.
The other 2 sentiments were hand cut and
are from Inspired by Stamping.
I used various coloured distress inks and
added a touch of colour blast paste
to give the gold effect.

As always it would be great if you pop over to
Our Blog to see how Sue's photo
inspired our Guest Carol Mayne and
my super talented Team Mates.
Hope you get the chance to play and
you could be chosen as our
Chic of the Week going on to be
Our Guest in September.

Thanks for dropping in.
I love reading your comments too.

Simply saying 'Best Wishes'

Over at The Mod Squad Judy & Vicki are Hosting
and challenging us to use 'Kraft' as the main focus.
I love heat embossing on Kraft and this time I used
Zing Brown Sugar instead of white.
The flower is from Docraft embossed
several times including my Kraft base.
Sentiment is from Cheery Lynn
(in purple for you Judy even though it looks blueish)
I lightly inked small parts of the flowers
with a purple gel pen and finished with
coloured pearls.
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your Comments.

A Special Thanks.

It's time for a New Challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies
and it's the ever popular - Anything Goes.
I enjoyed making this card as I got to use my
Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media die again.
I love them (Thanks Judy)
There is lots going on here so will get straight to
the products I used.
My base card stock is GKD Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Kaisercraft Art of Life
TH Mixed Media
Spellbinder Circle inked with
Script from Darkroom Door and sponged
Dragonfly is Fancy That
sponged with gold inks - especially for Hilde!
 Kaisercraft  -  Decorative Dies
cut from Manila Tag
The back one is scrunched then inked
Tim Holtz Inks - Tea Dye/Peacock Feathers
and Frayed Burlap
Sentiment - Cas-ual Fridays
Added pearls from Flourish with a Bling
Own Ribbon.
Hop over to the Dragonflies Bog Here
to see what the talented DT have created
for your inspiration.
Thanks again Hilde for inviting me
to be your Guest Designer this month.
I have enjoyed playing and checking out
the lovely entries by members.
So nice to back amongst my crafty friends.

Friday, 22 July 2016

It's Your Day 'Kiddo'

It's the WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built
and once again I am playing along.
As you can see it is all about those
'Stars' and 'Colours' 
My card is fairly simple using basic card stock colours
in red white and blue.
I bought a new embossing folder thanks to my
enabler Judy Woodland. She made a beautiful
card with it and I just loved the effect it created.
It is Geometric from We R Memory Keepers.
It hasn't photographed well which is a shame.
There are 2 folders in this set and the one I used
was just perfect for the star effect.
I inked up a background star stamp
and my stars are cut from an old Cuttlebug die.
The centre star I added glitter to so too
the smaller stars on the side.
My sentiments are from 3 different sets
Inspired by Stamping
Stampin' Up and
Repeat Impressions - Hello Cling Set
adding a touch of glitter to the i's and
inking the edges in red.
Since I have leftovers I will
make another card to use up those spares
so pop back another time to see how I used them.
Thanks for popping in.
Love to read your comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Birthday Wishes

Here I am again still in the Watercolour Mood and such
 perfect timing for me to play over at The Paper Players
as their Challenge #304 is
I have been playing with this new stamp a few times now -
you will see it again in a few weeks.
The lovely stamp is called Watercolour Poppies #719
from Rubbernecker Stamps.
I inked this stamp on watercolour paper
colouring and blending with Tim Holtz distress inks
Evergreen Bough/Squeezed Lemonade and
Memento New Sprout 
adding a touch of white with a uniball pen
to the centre of the flowers
 a bit of spritzing and finished with
my SU sentiment cut from Spellbinder dies. 
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your kind comments.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

You Inspire Me

A dear friend recently gave me a Mixed Media Canvas
and I fell in love with the concept. I have always admired
that sort of craft and since we were at
a Craft Show - what better time to buy a few products
required for this type of art.
Just by chance I saw a blog called Stamps & Stencils
with a challenge that caught my eye Here
This gave me a chance to experiment and try my hand
at a bit of mixed media. I must admit I just went with
the flow hoping what I did turned out okay.

I love using corrugated cardboard and string
so that was my choice - middle row down.
I have used so many bits and bobs here but will
endeavour to list a few.

Gesso and gelatos for my flower - just played with it
and didn't know if I would even use it.
Kraft card stock
Corrugated cardboard and the piece I pealed off
was used for my tag.
I used  Tim Holtz distress inks
SU and Memento inks
Bokeh stencil for my circles
Scrap DP torn and inked adding script
from Kaisercraft stamp.
Texture Paste and paint to the cardboard
My flower consists of a Marianne Die
and DieNamics Die inked and a centre pearl
Added the necessary string
Sentiment is from Altenew

I must admit I enjoyed playing with this
but it left my craft room and my fingers in
an awful state.

I would also like to add this to the
Ooh la la Challenge for their
Challenge #209 Texture

Thanks for dropping in
 and love to read your comments
on my practicing Mixed Media.