Saturday 4 November 2017

Be 'Thankful'

Hello Crafty Friends! What's in store today?
It's Saturday which means it's Just Us Girls Challenge Day.

Hosting this weeks Word Challenge is Maria
choosing a very appropriate word THANKFUL.

I know it has only been a few weeks since you saw this
Rubbernecker Poppy Stamp here BUT I love it and again it is
close to our Remembrance Day in Australia.

Why is this date so Special?
Armistice Day is on 11th November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
 It marks the day World War One ended, 
at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.
 A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

Just this time it isn't (but it should be) a Red Poppy!
I thought I would try using Tim's Oxide Inks
in Dusty Concord & Wilted Violet
What an unusual result! Once again I offset it.
Added some splatters from Purple Brusho's.
I cut this out with a scallop stitched die and popped.
Added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centre of the flowers.

So that's it for me for today.
Don't forget to pop over to Our Blog
to see what our November Guest Trina Pham
and the Jugheads created.
I'm sure you will find time to play
and show us your 'Thankful' creations.

By the way! The Jugheads are taking December off so
those chosen as a Chic of the Week  in November
will be in the running for 2 Guest Spots when we
come back rested and raring to go again in January.

Friday 3 November 2017

I'm Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

I am excited to be joining the Talented Designers over at
CAS Watercolour Blog as their Guest Designer for November.
Thank You Bonnie & Loll for the Honour.

As it is so close to Christmas this is just perfect timing
to add to your CAS Christmas Stash by joining in the current 

You can find the Details Here

I created my framed background using
Distress/Distress Oxide Inks in
Seedless Preserves/Peacock Feathers & Broken China.
I then cut them from MFT Stitched Die
and popped for dimension.
My Merry Die is from Memory Box.
Christmas Sentiment is Hero Arts
To finish I added a few punched silver stars
and tiny sequins in pink and silver.

Don't forget to pop over and see what
 The Talented Design Team have created.
You have until the 24th of this month to play.
Hope you get time to join us.
I love looking at the variety of colours and styles created
for this special time of the year.
Will I see yours there?

Thanks so much for dropping in.

Wednesday 1 November 2017

It's a 'Crackle-ing' Hello

Hello Crafty Ones.
Can you believe it's November! Christmas is just down the road
but I'm not going to show you a Christmas card. Phew! she says.
Instead I want to show you a cas card I made
for the latest challenge over at the
 Mix It Up Challenge Blog for this month's
Anything Goes Challenge with the 
Optional Twist of 'Stenciling'

I just love stencils as there are so many ways to use them
with our craft products. For this one I used
ARTplorations Retro Circles
on watercolour paper pasting it with
DecoArt White Crackle Paste.
Doesn't it look 'awesome'
Once dry I sprinkled Brusho's in Lemon/Turquoise & Sea Green.
This was cut with a stitched die and
mounted onto green card base.
My sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping - A Big Hello
inked with TH Oxide Peacock Feathers cut
from a MFT stitched die.
Finished with scattered pearls.
Now pop over to Our Blog
 to see what the rest of the Team
have made for your inspiration.
I'm sure you will want to join us this month so...
See you there!
Thanks for dropping in