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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I Scream You Scream...

It's the middle of the month and that means
A Reminder for the October CUTplorations Challenge

I decided to go with Happy and chose
and CUTplorations Matching Die for my focal point.
You know the old saying - 
I scream - you scream - we all scream for ice cream
A perfect Birthday Card. 
There are lots of yummies here - 
I decided to add a bit of interest with so many
party stamps and cut my card stock on an angle.
My ice cream cone was heat embossed with
Zing Brown Sugar then of course I had to add
toppings - Nuvo Drops in 
Violet Galaxy/Wisteria Purple/Pumpkin & Blue Lagoon
and you have to have sprinkles!
I let that dry and continued on adding
some stenciling from ARTplorations Square Dance
with CTMH Thistle, Memento Lulu Lavender
TH Carved Pumpkin 
So you see - so many fabulous party stamps/stencils/dies.

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Hope you enjoyed licking your lips and drooling over
that yummy ice cream. It's certainly ice cream weather here in Oz.
Thanks for dropping in and hope you will go check out what
my Team Mates created Here and come join us.
You still have plenty of  time.
Till next time Cherrio from


Saturday, 14 October 2017

What's 'Trending' at Just Us Girls???

Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls.
It is Trend Week and Angie as Host has chosen
So many choices here.
I had intended to do a peek-a-boo card but...
I got this new die that I thought I would try out.
I had an idea in my head that I thought I would
try once again. It was all the tissue paper cards
floating around in Blogland and it hit me!
Why not get out one of those 
drawer full of paper patterned napkins 
and go with that. 


I glued my lavender napkin to card stock and
scrunched it a little. I did this quickly so I 
wouldn't tear it. I then added my window.
The background was again pasted with 
a plain scrunched up napkin finished
with a Happy Birthday cut die from Marianne Designs.
I really like the scrunched background finishing 
my card off nicely.

Now pop over to Our Blog
to see what our October Guest Karola
and the Team created. 
Hope you will join in this weeks Challenge.
In doing so you could be chosen as our
Chic of the Week and in the running for
 a Guest Designer Spot.

Thanks for dropping in.















Thursday, 12 October 2017

It's Mono Time at Cardz 4 Galz

Hello there! Glad you popped in to see what I have been up to.
This fortnight over at Cardz 4 Galz choosing the
 Theme of Monochromatic is Chris.
I simply love this watercolour poppy stamp from Rubbernecker.
 using both stamps.
I inked the main image and the outline on watercolour paper
with the Altenew Red Cosmos set.
I like the effect you get when you off centre the 2 stamps.
Added a few splatters from a TH stencil
and cut with a stitched die.
This was matted unevenly and attached to
white card stock.
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Added some Nuvo Drops to the centres of the flowers.

Pop over to Cardz 4 Galz
 to see more inspiration from the Team.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Leaves are 'Fall-ing'



I mentioned in an earlier posting that I had made 2 leaves using
the Autumn Gilding Flakes. 
This is the result of using the second one.
It turned out NOT quite so CAS as I had planned.
Never the less I decided to send it over to the

Challenge - Here

I added some Distress inks to my craft mat
smooching my paper around till it covered my card stock.
Added some gold colour burst with a paint brush
then inked a leaf from Gina K Designs.in the centre.
 The corners were inked with the same set in colours to match.
This was popped after cutting the frame out from
MFT Peek a Boo Die.
Sentiment is also from GKD.

#Updating to add this to the Fall Fest Challenge at the
Mod Squad

Thanks for dropping in so till next time
Cherrio from 


Simply 'Merry Christmas'

I have more Exciting News!
Kylie from Happy Little Stampers has asked me to join
her Addicted to Stamps & More Team  and
I couldn't say no - She's an Aussie!
So here I am on Team B and it's our turn to post.
I'm making sure I don't get caught out short with my 
Holiday Cards. How about you?
So far I think I am doing nicely. It also helps when a
Challenge has Holiday as the Theme which 
Addicted to Stamps and More has for their latest Challenge.


I have kept my card cas - great for posting.
I thought this time I would go with Traditional Colours
having fun with my addiction - Brusho's
from Happy Little Stampers in
Rose Red/Brilliant Red/Leaf Green/Yellow
Added Inka Gold with a paint brush randomly
and a few splatters. Sentiment is from 
Cut in white and gold -  haven't quite got the hang
of getting a good shadow effect though.
Framed with gold paper onto white card stock.
***
Pop over to Our Blog and check out what
Holiday Cards the Team have created.
I'm sure you will want to play along.

Thanks for dropping in







Saturday, 7 October 2017

Delight in the Little Things

Hello Crafty Ones - today's post is all about 
'A Word' because it is
at Just Us Girls and choosing 
our word 'Light' is Host - Sue.

I'd like to welcome our October Guest
The Very Talented  Karola from Invisible Pink Cards.
Nice to have you share your work with us this month.


I chose the sentiment 
'Delight in the little things' from
taking just the 'light' from Delight!
for my inspiration.
My cup has been heat embossed onto
coloured cas and features behind it
as assortment of grunge from
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge
and a few flowers also from STAMPlorations
inked up with SU Rich Razzleberry
Memento London Fog & Lulu Lavender.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered to my card base.
I fussy cut my tea cup and popped it.
Added my sentiment and a few gems.
Inside I have inked up
Good things always happen over a
cup of tea.
from the same stamp set.
Now I think it's time for
THAT cup of tea.

Thanks for popping in.
Don't forget to check out what our
October Guest Karola
and the Team have created.
Come join in and you could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running to be a future Guest.

Cherrio

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Most Wonderful Time...


G'Day Craft Friends - today's post is for our 
New Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers
This time round the Optional Twist is Silhouette! 


My card above is predominately using products you can
find (or win) over At Our Shop.
I recently bought more Brusho's to calm my addiction
and couldn't go past the 
which I knew was perfect to team together.
Now our Fabulous Leader Kylie has a video on a
Brusho background Here.
 I loved the effect she achieved and tried to copy the result.
I think I did okay!
I heat embossed the poinsettia flower on top of the Brusho's
then did another smooching it adding some shimmer 
with my Nuvo Pen then fussy cut and popped it.
Added the stitched circle of gold from MFT .
The sentiment and tiny star are also heat embossed.
Card base is Metallic Gold. It's been a while since I have
made a traditional coloured Christmas card 
so you will enjoy the change.
You see Christmas here in 'The Land Down Under' is HOT!
so cool colours are my go to!
We eat copious amounts of seafood and I love
to finish off with Pavlova! No Christmas Pudding for me.
Of course there is the chilled wine to go with it.
Sorry - got carried away here thinking of summer!


Don't forget - 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE

Here are the products I used.
Brusho - Brilliant RedChristmas Joy

Thanks for peeking in today.
Of course you are now going to head off to see what my 
Team Mates created aren't you?
Then off to play with us for our October Christmas Challenge.
Hope to see you there.
PS Love reading your comment too!


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

It's CAS Watercolour 'Fall' Leaves


I have been in somewhat of a get those Christmas Cards
made earlier this year mode 
but thought I needed a change and the
new challenge over at CAS Water Colour did just that.
As soon as I saw this
I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
Because it is a cas challenge I used just one leaf.
It was cut from an old Cuttlebug Leaf Die
then added Autumn Gilding Flakes
#Hint Cut your die out using jac paper
then peal off one layer and add
your flakes. No glue to get your fingers
covered in those flakes.
I am so glad I tried this. Guess I will use those flakes
a bit more often now. They make that leaf look fabulous.
The background is simply swiped with a wet paint brush 
using TH Distress Inks on canvas paper.
Added a touch of Inka Gold using Karen Dunbrook's
credit card swipe technique. Thanks Karen.
Distressed and inked the edges.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers
 Thinking of You heat embossed with
 Wow Metallic Platinum.
Finished with a few pearls.
I have another leaf cut out and flaked 
(no sense just cutting one) so
that's for another day.

Congratulations on celebrating your 1st Birthday
Loll Bonnie and the Talented Designers.

Going to pop this over to the
where the Optional Twist is Gold.


#Update I see my card qualifies for the
Colour Me Fall Challenge over at
The Mod Squad so I am now dropping it over there.

Thanks so much for popping in today.
Love reading your thoughts!
Till next time - Cherrio







Tuesday, 3 October 2017

We're back at STAMPlorations with some 'EXCITING NEWS'

Today is the DAY that I get to tell all my
Crafty Friends that I have been invited to join
all the Talented Designer at STAMPlorations.
You will remember I was a Guest for the CAS Challenges
way back earlier in the year and been Guesting
 on several occasions since.
See Here for the most recent.
You can imagine how Excited! I was
as this is my Favourite Stamp Company and to be part of
the Talented Team is like a dream come true.

# UPDATE! The secret is out -  Shery (Owner of STAMPlorations)
announced the Current Design Team a few days ago Here
***
So without further ado here is the CUTplorations Inspiration Photo
 for our First Challenge back.

What caught your eye?
I chose to hone in on the word
HOME.
I thought a Christmas card would be a good idea
so I got out my STAMPlorations Supplies and
away I went.
My card base is a metallic paper.
The background sponged with
SU Rich Razzleberry and
Tim Holtz Stormy Sky.
The House is from STAMPlorations Houses - The Bee's Knees
heat embossed in white,
inked in SU Rich Razzleberry
and fussy cut - came out a little dark in the photo.
I cut another piece of card stock from the
CUTplorations Double Running Stitched Die
and the CUTplorations Nesting Dies
for my snowy background.
I know it doesn't snow here at Christmas time
but it does  'Somewhere' so I added white acrylic paint
splats to the background and the house which is popped.
Sentiment is STAMPlorations Merry
inked again with SU Rich Razzleberry.
Added some gems to finish.

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Don't forget to pop over to Our Blog
to see what the Team have created.
Hope you can come join us this month.
We'd love to see you!
Check the Guidelines Here.

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from



Sunday, 1 October 2017

You're Not as Old As.......

Hello Crafty Ones!
Today's post is for the latest Anything Goes Challenge 
over at Mix It Up and we are
Water Colouring this month
as our Optional Twist. 



I had so  many ideas floating through my head I didn't know
if I was Arthur or Martha!
I finally decided to play with a few of my oxide inks
and this is what transpired.
I used TH Fossilized Amber (and in distress)
 Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.
Card stock is SU
inked in TH Distress Vintage Photo 
I though it looked rather bare so added some
a bit of spritzing with TH Antique Bronze Spray
and the perfect sentiment 
I'm thinking this will be perfect for my Brother in Law's Birthday.

Hope you liked my creation and 
Thanks for popping in.
Don't forget to pop over and see what
my Team Mates created.
Love to see you over at Mix It Up this month.







Saturday, 30 September 2017

What's the 'WiLd CaRd'

It's WILD CARD WEEK 'cause there's 
5 Saturday's this month
 at Just Us Girls and Hosting this one is Nancy
choosing a Favourite of any Stamper 
Word Die Cuts. 
Don't we all love them as they are a great additive
to any project - so many ways of using them.
This is a pretty cas card focusing on the
'Hello' word from Lawn Fawn.
I decided to do some smooching for the background
using CTMH ink (Thistle) and on my card base
some stenciling from ARTplorations in the same colour.
The marigold is heat embossed in white and
and cut from a stitched die.
I cut several Hello word dies and sponged the top 
and the back one to give it dimension.
The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
cut from a JustRite tag.
Pop over and see what 'Word Die' our September Guest Linda
and the Team chose and come join in the fun.
By doing so you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running to be our Guest in November.

Thanks for popping in.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Spread Your Wings and FLY

G'Day and Welcome. Once more I have been playing
with my addiction BRUSHO'S for the latest Challenge over at
Cardz 4 Galz where Sian has chosen Dragonflies.
I have this gorgeous big Dragonfly from Animal Spirits
I heat embossed with Ranger Black powder after
I had made my background with Prussian Blue
and Black Brusho's.
This was done on white cs and cut from a stitched die.
The lovely sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers
but unfortunately it is now discontinued.
This was also heat embossed in black.
I added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the dragonfly
for a lovely shimmer
 Finished with a few gems and attached to
black card stock.

Pop over to Cardz 4 Galz and check out
more beautiful Dragonfly Creations.
Love to see yours there.
Thanks for dropping in -