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 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