Saturday, 17 December 2016

Hugs & Happy Thoughts

It's our last Challenge for the Year at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is the Lovely Lisa for our
Colour Challenge with yet another
Gorgeous Combination. 

I thought it time I got out my
Tim Holtz Thinlits dies again as they are
fabulous and you can do so much with them.
Starting off my card with White Gold Metallic Paper.
I have fairly stained fingers after inking up
my background by spritzing Tim Holtz
Seedless Preserves & Stormy Sky dropping
a small amount of PearlX Aztec gold
 then smooching onto card stock.
I framed that then added the
cut Thinlits die, deciding not to pop it.
Corner rounded those and added my sentiment
from Altenew - Beautiful Day.
My butterfly is cut from a Kaisercraft Die
which I played around with ink wise. I had
already made 2 others but found they were too dark.
Used the same inks as above but then painted it
with Twinkling H2O's for a nice sheen.
Added gold pearls to complete my card.

Pop over and check out what our
December Guest Teresa and my
Amazingly Talented Team Mates have created Here.
Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week going on to be our
Guest in February.
In case you don't get back again -
I would like to wish you  a
I am sure I will be blogging again
before the 'Big C Day' so
Cherrio for now

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A simple Merry Christmas Wish for STAMPlorations

It's time to play over at STAMPlorations
for their CAS December challenge.
The optional colour twist is Red & Green.
Check it out Here
I love inking up watercolour paper
with distress inks and that is what I have done here
using Tim Holtz Festive Berries & Mowed Lawn.
I also added a few drops of Champagne Mist from SU.
My Poinsettia is from Spellbinders and
branch behind it is Tim Holtz Holiday Greens.
These were both touched up with Wink of Stella.
I mounted this on top after cutting my card stock
with a stitched edged die.
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs.
Finished off with some gold pearls. 

I am running way behind with my
Christmas card making so cas is the way
I have been heading recently.
Lucky I only have last minute cards
to post to my Aussie Friends.

I am going to pop this over to my friends at
Crafting with Dragonflies
for their last challenge for 2016 Here
and Here

I plan to have a huge tidy up in my craft room
as soon as my Christmas cards are done and posted.
Ready for a New Year of Crafting Creations.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Monday, 12 December 2016

'Joy' to the World

It's the last challenge for the year over at
Crafty Cardmakers and Kim is Hosting
Unfortunately I didn't have anything
quirky or unusual so went for
non traditional Christmas Colours
which are my favourite kind.
Here are the products I used -
Basic white/coloured card stock
Spellbinders Circles
White Sparkle Medium on background
TCW Stencil
Glitter Paper
Scrap DP to die cut Trees
Sentiment is unknown.
Punched  glitter stars and tiny circles.
This is my last post as a Designer at
Crafty Cardmakers as I
have decided to step down.
I have enjoyed my time with the Lovely Ladies
and I know the new Designers will too.
A special Thank You to Lin for giving me
the opportunity to be part of her Team.