Saturday, 25 February 2017

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Hosting our Photo Week Challenge is Sue
and has chosen this lovely Photo.

and Here is my card concentrating on that
beautiful red & green amongst the snow (brr)
 I do love this poppy die from Memory Box and pulled it out
as I thought it perfect to match the photo above.
I cut out 2 and inked them up with
Tim Holtz  Festive Berries/Fired Brick/Mowed Lawn.
Added a touch of green & clear WOS.
My background was embossed with Kaisercraft Leaves.
Poppies slightly popped for dimension
onto white card stock. Behind them are strips of
scrap DP and a scallop from Spellbinders Lacey Circles.
The sentiment was already cut out and sitting on my desk
and tied in perfectly. I even had the tiny dot...
Finished my card off with a few red rhinestones.
Don't forget to pop over and see what our
Talented Guest Designer Michele
and the Team created for your inspiration.
Thanks You Michele for being our Guest this month.
We have all enjoyed looking at your amazing cards.
Till next time Cherrio from



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A simple 'Happy Hello'

Hello Crafty Friends
I saw this super challenge over at 
and thought I would give it a whirl especially as
were sponsoring.
Off course I got out some of the products
I have in my stash and inked up a little something!

As the blog states  cas this was right up my alley here.
I have used basic card stock in black & white.
For my background I inked up stamps from
(cut 4 times for dimension)
Inks used were - SU Tangarine Tango
Tim Holtz Distress Inks -
Crushed Olive/Mowed Lawn/Tea Die
Squeezed Lemonade/Black Soot

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Adding this Here and
I would also like to pop this card over to
The Paper Players for their
PP#332 Challenge

 Thanks for dropping in today. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'PARTY TIME' at Shopping our Stash

How much fun are you going to have playing with
the current challenge over at Shopping our Stash 
It's all about Mardi Gras and a Party Theme.
Pop over to the Link above for all the Details.
 I am certainly enjoying my stint as February's Guest.
Lucky for me I had this stamp set that had lots of party type images
that came with the Fiskers stamp thingy with the
orange sponge ends - you know what I mean!
I didn't think I would ever use it - wrong!
 I started inking up various images with SU Calypso Coral and
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Black Soot.
For the background  I got out my Dutch Doobadoo Pop Art Stencil
 and inked up randomly with more TH inks - Mowed Lawn/Crushed Olive
Memento Peanut Brittle and some dots from SU
This was cut from a stitched die.
Added glossy accents to the bubbles - and above and below. The glass was then touched up with WOS and finished by adhering to brightly coloured card stock.
I am sure you will want to check out what the
Design Team created and be inspired to come play.
Hope to see you there. Thanks for dropping in.


Monday, 20 February 2017

I'ts all about 'Wood' at Addicted to CAS

Here I am again for the Current Challenge at Addicted to CAS
The code word is 'Wood' Details are Here
This card was so easy to make
. I inked up my Dark Room Door Woodgrain Textured Stamp
onto White cs with Marvy Timeless Sepia.
My flower is from Inspired by Stamping - Elegant Flowers
 heat embossed with Zing Opaque Finish and
 filled in with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
This was fussy cut and popped.
Finished with my sentiment also from IBS
and a little spritzing and corner rounding.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
I love reading your kind comments.

Thinking of You

Hello my Crafty Friends.
Today I would like to show you a card I have made for the
Current Challenge over at Addicted to CAS
This time round the code word is 'WOOD'.
Details Here
I simply inked my SU Woodgrain stamp onto
Kraft card stock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I then cut out a SB white square and scallop square in brown.
My branch is by Memory Box.
Inked up a flower from SU Morning Meadow
with Peacock Feathers and WOS for a little sheen.
The sentiment is from GKD.
Finished with a few pearls to match my flower.
And there you have it for this time round.
I really enjoyed this challenge so you will
see another card I made soon.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Thinking of 'Spring'

When I saw the beautiful Inspiration Palette over at
The House that Stamps Built I knew I had to play
and over at Dies R Us Challenge for their
Think Spring Challenge. Details Here
I did try and make a card with an envelope but
you know where that landed up. Just didn't work out right!
Starting off with that beautiful stamp from
Repeat Impressions - Vase of Tulips
(one of my favourites)
I heat embossed it with Zing Blush
and painted the flowers in the colours
on the palette. These are metallic paints I
picked up at an office supply store and they have
given me a new love of colouring in -
so easy to use I just use a water brush.
I was really happy how the vase tuned out motely
and in two colours.
This was cut from SB Romantic Rectangles
and popped onto white cs cut with a stitched die
stencilled with TCW Mini Hex Flowers
in Memento Angel Pink.
Sentiment is from 49ANDMarket heat embossed
and cut from vellum with SB Fancy Labels.
Added a couple of tiny pearls to finish.

#Also going to pop this over to
Hiding in my Craftroom for their
Challenge #189 Embossing
Thanks for dropping in today.
Love reading your comments.