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 - 

Double D Sentiments/Quotes

We often make a card and just not sure if it IS
one you like when finished.
 I know it happens to us all at times and this is one of those! 
I wasn't going to enter the Sentiments/Quotes Challenge
over at Double D Challenges but I thought
What the Heck! What I may not like others will (hopefully)

I recently received some fabulous Christmas Sentiment stamps
for the Typografia Christmas Release Hop at
STAMPlorations thanks to Shery
 so it was fitting I used one
for the Double D Challenge above.

I kept my card fairly cas for postage purposes.
I started with coloured card stock
as my base then added a white frame
then inking up white and a coloured piece of paper with
Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers/Cracked Pistachio
and a sprinkling of pearl x powders for the backgrounds.
I stenciled the ARTplorations Christmas Tree
with Metallic Gilding Polish.
The sentiment is STAMPlorations Merry Little Christmas
heat embossed in white above the tree.
This was cut with Spellbinders Labels 8
and inked on the inside to highlight.
Added a smidgen of Inka gold and my card is done.
That's another Christmas card to add to my stash.
Thanks for dropping in - till next time
Cherrio from

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Case-ing Therese Calvird

I had the pleasure of meeting the 
Outstandingly Creative Therese Calvird a few months ago
and just love her work and videos. They are always 
amazing and Therese is so easy to listen to
 and watch on YouTube.
I decided that I would case one of her cards as I have had the
Altenew Peony Stamp set for an age but have resisted inking it
up until now that I have bought the dies to go with it. 
You can find her beautiful card Here.
You will see I have case-ed it closely changing just a few things.
This card was made for my BFF Carole and without her
I would maybe never have gone down the path I
am now glued to. Carole celebrates her birthday
a few days before mine and each year we spend
hours creating something special for each other.
So here are the products I used - 
Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp/Die
(for my NBUS)
Altenew Red Cosmos
Memento New Sprout/Pistachio 
We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder
Bazzill Card Stock (birthday present from Carole)
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expression 2
(perfect for my special friend)
cut from MFT stitched die
Gems are SU
WOS on the centre flower. 
(See close up above)

Darnell has her 10 day NBUS Challenge 
up and running with amazing products
for the Lucky Ones to Win.
All the awesome schtuff is Here
I am dropping this card over there!

Thanks so much for popping in.
Till next time Cherrio from