Saturday 3 December 2016

It's a 'Christmas Tree'

It's 'Word Week' at Just Us Girls and Hosting is
Nancy who chose 'Christmas Tree' as our Word.
How appropriate is that!
I have seen so many different types of Christmas trees
on Pinterest so I thought I would give it a go for something
'A Little Different'
I must admit I had fun decorating my card.
I started by backing my card base with
DP  then added a stitched die cut for my
Christmas Tree which is popped.
 I have this unusual coloured glitter paper
which matched the DP. Then the fun began.
My tree is kraft paper. Next step was to
cut out lots of different sized circles from
various bits of scraps filling the gaps with
sequins pearls punched stars and tiny circles.
My sentiment is cut from that glitter paper and
is from Paper Smooches - which by the way
cuts beautifully.
Pop over to Our Blog to see more
fabulous Christmas Trees from the Talented Team
and a Big Welcome to our  December Guest  Theresa Gregory
Come play with us this week..
I am dropping off this card over at
AAA Cards for their CAS
Circles Challenge. Details are Here
It may not look cas but it really is -
just a lot of circles added to a tree trunk. 
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Wednesday 30 November 2016


It's the end of the month and I am getting my card for the
November Theme & Sketch Challenge
 over at STAMPlorations in just in time.
You can find the Details Here
My card base is white cs.
I then started adding my background stencilled
with ARTplorations Happy Flowers
in shades of yellow and orange.
To go with the theme I cut out a stitched oval
inking it with smooched Tim Holtz Distress Inks
in Squeezed Lemonade & Dried Marigold.
My floral feature is by STAMPlorations French Marigold
which has been water coloured with shimmery paints.
I hand cut it and popped it after attaching a bow.
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches
Added a few Kaisercraft pearls to complete.

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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Celebrating at Addicted to CAS

Over at Addicted to CAS they are celebrating
their 4th Birthday so the challenge is to make a
CAS card with the code word 'CONGRATULATIONS'
Details are Here
I started my card with
Basic white & coloured card stock. To back my
floral image I embossed the white cs
 with We R Memory Keepers Geometric folder.
As this embossing folder is quite thick I was
a bit wary of forcing it through my Cuttlebug so
just used the bottom plate with the C plate.
I know you can get a much deeper impression from this folder
but I didn't want to break my old CB
I backed that in pink.
My flower and leaves are from Altenew Beautiful Day.
Embossed in white, coloured with shimmery paints then cut.
I attached some ribbon as backing then slightly popped my image.
I decided to go with a Celebrate sentiment  from Stampin' Up.
Finished with a few gems and pearls.
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Monday 28 November 2016

It's Anything but a Card.

The latest challenge over at
Anything but a Card.
Angela is Hosting and with Christmas fast approaching
it gives us a chance to change things up a bit
and move away from card making.
I decided to do something for myself.
I am constantly writing things down on a Notebook
next to my laptop so I thought I would
make a cover for a store bought one.
I didn't know what I would end up with so
I got out distress inks, texture pastes, stencils
acrylic paints and stamps and went to work.
My Notes letters are from an old Cuttlebug
Alphabet Set. The butterfly is Cheery Lynn.
I enjoyed just playing around even with inky fingers.
Hope you get a chance to play but before you do
head over to Our Blog to see which way
the Design Team went on this one.
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