Saturday 30 July 2016

Let's see it for 'THE GIRLS' at JUGS.

 It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls
and this only comes around when we have
5 Saturday's in the Month.
This is always a 'Fun Challenge' and Nancy chose
a 'Ripper' for us.
I hadn't thought too much about what sort of card I would make
for Nancy's challenge until I saw something I had cut out
and was lying on my desk - even had the ribbon beside it
so what better time to finish off
 what I had started some weeks before.

I had seen this type of card so many times that I worked out
a template to use and went from there.
I used Linen & plain card stock.
Designer paper is by Kaisercraft and double sided (of course)
I got out some old flower dies using
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals.
How many of us have this
and have had it in the back blocks for a long time?
The small flower in the centre is Bitty Blossoms
and have another piece in between from a SB die.
Scrunched them all up for dimension.
Added a pearl to the centre.
My leaves are also from Spellbinders
Ribbon is SU
Sentiment is Inspired by Stamping.
I love the soft colours of the DP as it makes
a lovely feminine card.
Pop on over and see what other Girly Creations
have been made by our Guest Carol and
my Team mates. Hope you can come and play
with us this week and you could be chosen
as Chic of the Week and go on to be our
Guest for September.

Since this is basically a Birthday card
and the current Theme Challenge over at
Watercooler Challenges is to use
The Letter B Details  Here.
I am joining in the fun
as my sentiment says Beautiful Birthday.

Thanks for dropping by

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Playing with Purple Again

I am back again to show off another card I made for the
Shades of Purple Challenge over at

I have a pack of pearlescent textured card stock that
I thought I would try on my SU Lotus Blossom
stamp set to see how my flowers would turn out.
I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome as the flowers
are muted with the pearl and the texture added another
dimension - certainly different and not so bold
as the colours would have been with normal cs.
I inked one stamp and the stems on the base cs
 and then cut several others to pop inking with
Memento Eldenberry/Sweet Plum
and Lulu Lavender.
I found the little piece of silver mesh
in my stash and thought it perfect
so added gemstones and sequins to match.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
Added foam squares for dimension
and corner rounded to finish.

Again I thank you for dropping in
and it is always nice to read your comments.

Till next time - Cherrio from


Monday 25 July 2016

A Sucker for You

I made a card for a summer challenge earlier in the month featuring
an old fashioned All Day Sucker and while I was thinking
sweet things decided to make a similar card for our
'Summer Challenge' over at Crafty Cardmakers.
This time round Bec is Hosting.
I cut a circle from Jac paper peeling off one side
 and attached my rainbow coloured cotton around
 till it was all covered. This was popped slightly
so I could attach my lollypop stick behind it.
I found some scrap DP that matched
to use as a background.
The sentiment is from an old
Cuttlebug Alphabet die - Typewriter.
I thought the sentiment perfect to go with
my 'All Day Sucker'.
I'm sure you can all relate to eating
plenty of these when you were young.
Finished it off with a gem in the centre.
Thanks for dropping in and hope you will
pop over to Our Blog to see what
my team mates thoughts were on
our 'Summer Theme'
Maybe I will see yours there.

HELLO Friend

The latest challenge over at
is a Colour Challenge.
I found this a little hard trying to match
what I had as close as I could but think
I matched the colours fairly well.
These are the colours I chose -
SU Baja Breeze
Memento Angel Pink
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet/Stormy Sky.
For the Very Vanilla I used card stock.
My base is fairly close to the Baja Breeze
topped with Vanilla which was also used for
the FRIEND sentiment by Inspired by Stamping.
This was cut from Die-Namics Stitched Rectangles
My stencil is Memory Box
Hello - Lawn Fawn
Added pearls and used foam squares for dimension.
Hope you like my take on this colour challenge and
Thanks for dropping in.

Sunday 24 July 2016

Just a Note.

I am getting so much fun playing with
 Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media dies
as they make such a dramatic effect when
backed with Designer Paper.
I am once again playing along at The Mod Squad
hosted by Judy Woodland & Vicky Dutcher
for their Kraft Challenge.
This is a simple card showing of the beautiful
DP - Spring Lilacs from Inspired by Stamping
and adding a simple sentiment which is also
by IBS - Vintage Pieces.
I cut this with a SB die and inked with
Memento Elderberry.
I have used mounting squares for dimension.
Finished off by just adding some
purple gemstones.
Thanks for dropping in

Creating with 'Leftovers'

 A few days ago I posted a card Here for the
WIW Inspiration Challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built
and said I would be back using up
some leftovers from that card.
Here is what I came up with.

I used a new stencil on this card  from Dusty Attic
Sentiment - SU
Inks - Memento Paris Dusk/Love Letter
Leftover Stars - Cuttlebug Die
Added glitter to the white star
This is the inspiration photo below.

I am also entering this for the current challenge over at
The Cut It Up Blog for their
Red White & Blue #101 Challenge

Thanks for dropping in.

It's all about 'Purple' at Double D Challenges

As you can see it is all about Purple at
Double D Challenges with these beautiful photos
for our Inspiration.
A lot of you will know that this is
'My Favourite Colour' so this was a
no brainer - I had to play.
I recently bought a few Altenew stamp sets
and am still getting used to all the layers
you can use to build your flower so mine.
 I admit it has taken a few trial runs and still working on it.
For this reason I made this card cas.
The flower is from Altenew Peony Bouquet
using Memento Inks in
Eldenberry Sweet Plum & Lulu Lavender
Stencilled background is from TCW
Sentiment is Inspired by Stamping
Spellbinders Circle
Own ribbon & gemstones.

Off to make another card in my
favourite colours!

Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your Comments.