Saturday, 4 March 2017

Hey There!

Hosting this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls is BOBBY
and she has chosen the word GEOMETRIC and is sure to
give us some fabulous creations.
Here's what I had fun making - so cas but I thought rather cool.
I recently received the ARTplorations Broken Glass stencil
which is just perfect especially when I had the
Banners Dies from MFT with the same type of shape.
So my card was born.
My background was stencilled with silver acrylic paint
and once dry I added my banners in different shapes
cut from those swats you get at a hardware store
and framed behind it in pink.
Finished with some bling and sentiment - heat embossed
 by Paper Smooches -  Sentiment Sampler. Love the fonts!

Pop over and see what the Team
and our March  Guest Designer - 
Nance Salkeld from Soul Stampin
have create for your inspiration.
Hope to see your creation over at Our Blog
and you could be our next Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer for May.

Thanks for dropping by

Friday, 3 March 2017

You are 'SPECIAL'

Hello Crafty Ones. Where did January & February go?
I blinked and March was before my eyes.
That means the New CAS Challenge over at STAMPlorations
is up and this month the Optional Colour is Sky Blue.

Details - Here

I got out my favourite metallic paints and
with shades of blue, green and yellow 
after heat embossing in white.
I then added some splatters with yellow acrylic paint.
Once that was dry I added my sentiment  
Finished this with 3 tiny blue hearts
and attaching to a blue background on white card stock.
This card came about after seeing this one made by
Karen Dunbrook Here


Don't forget there are prizes to be won - 
$10 Gift Certificate for the Winner and
$5 Gift Certificate to the Top Picks.
Players can link up to 3 CAS cards
Enter a CAS card with or without the optional twist
Non STAMPlorations products are okay too.
And there is a 20% to use for some
awesome products from STAMPlorations
by just using code STAMPGIRLINA.
How good is that?
Now that you have come to the end of my post
I hope you can join in this months challenge.
 You could be a Lucky Winner!
and start your own collection of great products.
Adding my card to the

Thanks so much for dropping by today
Love reading your comments

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Taking 'Time Out' to Spotlight.

Hello Craft Ones
Today's post is for the 3rd Birthday Celebrations At Time Out 
 and is a  Love/Friendship Challenge
with the option of Spotlight Stamping
and  STAMPlorations are one of the Sponsors.
Check out all the Challenge Details Here .
Sandi & Nonnie from Time Out have invited
Designers from STAMPlorations
to join them for their 3rd Birthday Celebrations.
Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see
their fabulous Projects.

Here is the card I created using the Spotlight Technique.
And I might add using my favourite colour!

For my floral image I have used
STAMPlorations About a Rose cutting it 
from MFT stitched circle die and then again
for the spotlight with SB die and heat embossed.
The rose has been coloured with metallic paints.
The background is stenciled lightly with
ARTplorations Flourishes and
Sentiment was picked from 
STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms 


Inks used are Memento Sweet Plum and
Tim Holtz Milled Lavender.
Off course I had to finish of with some bling
to match my flower. 

I hope you will pop over to
has all the news about this Special Event
and there are PRIZES!
Also pop over to Time Out
to see all the projects made by the Designers for your inspiration.

I sure hope you can make this special event
'special' by participating in this challenge.
Wouldn't you LOVE to win some
Fabulous  products from the Generous Sponsors?
Of course you would so better get busy.

Thank so much for hanging in here for this post.
I will be back again soon to show off another card
I have made especially for this 'Happy 3rd Birthday'

Popping this over to the

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hiding in my Craftroom for 'Any Holiday' Challenge

NO! it isn't Christmas - sorry if I startled you.
I made this simple card for the  Any Holiday Challenge
As you can see I chose to add to my Christmas Collection.
My card base is navy and topped with white and embossed 
with an old Christmas Embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
The little wintery scene is from Inspired by Stamping and
inked up with Memento Paris Dusk. 
I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the
roof tree and ground and if you look closely you can see it.
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs
and finished with some blingy gems.

That's it for today. Thanks for dropping by - 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

XOXO Marks the Spot

It's my last week as Guest Designer over at
Shopping our Stash and I must say this week's is
One of my Favourites - A Colour Challenge.
I was over the moon excited when I saw this.
Here is what I created -

I have used some metallic/linen paper
which I though suited my shimmery floral image
which is from 49and Market. This was coloured with
metallic paints using all the colours above
(you need to use at least 3)
After painting my flower I added some touches
of yellow to the centres of the flowers and
some splatters with acrylic paint.
This was cut from a Sizzix die and popped.
The background is stencilled slightly
inked with Memento Angel Pink.
I decided to do a bit of distressing
adding some pearls and the
cut several time for depth to finish my card.

I apologize for the poor quality of my photographed card.
I didn't realize that paper would be so hard to get a clear shot.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the
Design Teams Creations. They are sure to please and
inspire you to join in. Hope so.
I'd also like to say a Big Thank You to the Girls at
Shopping our Stash
for inviting me to be their Guest for February
and enabling me to use some 'stuff' I hadn't used
played with new things and enjoyed  my time immensely.

Popping this over Here and Here for the above Challenges.


LIVE with Passion

How easy was it to make this for the current 
Sketch Challenge at Less is More ?
I normally have trouble with sketches but
this one was so simple and to the point.
I stamped my flower and flourish from 
SU Creative Elements in Calypso Coral
popping the flower cut from
MFT Stitched Die.
Sentiment is STAMPlorations
I put the small sentiment on my Stamp Positioner
 and curled it to stamp it around the flower.
When that was finished it looked a bit bare
so added a few scored lines either side.
Just hope it didn't spoil it.
Details - Here

Thanks for coming by today
Till next time - Cherrio from

Simply 'Happy Birthday'

Such a simple card but simply suitable for 
those males in our lives.
I have used kraft card stock here.
This lovely tree is from 
Repeat Impressions (Spring Tree) 
and I am guessing there would be
loads of people wishing Spring would come quickly.
However here in Australia it will be Autumn.
This was inked up with a Marvy Heritage Ink Pad
as was my sentiment from Inspired by Stamping.
This was cut from a stitched die and popped.
To finish my card off I added some jute string
and some gold brads.
I am sending this card over to The House that Stamps Built
for their Anything Goes Challenge. Details are HERE
It's in the MALE Challenge.

That's it for now. Thank You for popping in
 to see what I have been up to.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Time Out Challenge #77

Hello Crafty Friends. What do you see in this photo below?
There is so much there that my mind boggles!

It's for the current challenge over at Time Out
All the Details are Here.
 I took my inspiration from the colours and flowers.
were sponsoring I though I would use 
some of their fabulous products here.
My background was one I had sitting on my desk
and thought it matched the colours closely to the photo.
I then stenciled the ARTplorations Happy Flowers
with Pearl White Acrylic Paint
adding a bit of grunge to the background with
the  A Happy is from Vignette Chevron & Arrows
My little bird is from Kaisercraft.
This was cut with stitched dies and 
attached to pearl paper to blend with the flowers.
This is heading over for the


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Thanks for stopping by today.
I do love reading your kind comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from