Saturday 9 September 2017

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls

Hello Craft Friends - 
It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Hosting is Bobby
with an all time favourite - Water Colouring but with a little twist.
You need to use an Acrylic Block.

It may not look like I have used a block for my Water Colouring
but it was a big one and I wanted to fill the page
with all sorts of colours
to depict a glowing sunny sky for my Hot Air Balloons. 
I used several TH Distress Inks for my background - wetting
my acrylic block and inking my card stock.
I repeated it several times to get the overall background.
Touched it up with a bit of white speckle stenciling.
The balloons were inked up with
 TH Black Soot in my trusty stamp positioner making sure
of a good outline. These stamps were a gift from a friend 
and are from an unknown source.
I thought the sentiment from STAMPlorations
called Noteworthy was a perfect match.

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Our September Guest Linda        
and the Jugheads have made.
Love to see you join us this week
By doing so you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running to be our Guest in November.

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Wednesday 6 September 2017

A Simple Silhouette

Hello there my blogger friends - 
Today I have a simple card experimenting
with some oxide inks (I need the practice)
and came up with

for the September CAS Watercolour Challenge
and for their

I am still having fun playing with some of my new
Lavinia Stamps and there are a few more to come.
My watercolour background has been smooched
several times. I then heat embossed my Lavinia Thistle
in white adding Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the centre.
For interest I stamped around it with a small script stamp
with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.
This was cut from a Spellbinder Die
and again with the 2 larger ones and popped.
Sentiment is from
and also has the crystal glaze.
PS I chose the LOVE die just because
I Love Thistles oh! and there is Purple...

#Updated -  Also popping this over to
City Crafter Challenge Blog for their
Challenge #378 Pick One.

I could play with more of these gorgeous colours!
I'm thinking I may just do that.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Love reading your comment. Till next time
Cherrio from

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Merry! Merry!

Hello my Crafty Friends. 
Once again it is time to showcase my latest card for
This month's Christmas Challenge is
Anything Goes with our Optional Twist - Sparkle.

Once again I went with non traditional Christmas colours.
As I used silver glitter paper for my die cut & sentiment
 I went with a purple background using 
Brusho's in Violet/Purple & Lime Green.
I framed this with the silver paper 
and popped it onto metallic card stock. 
Added a few pearls to finish.

Hope I have inspired you with my card and you pop over
to see what my Team Mates created and come join us.
You could be - 
Our winner for this challenge and receive a $20 coupon
 to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Thanks for dropping in