Saturday, 25 November 2017

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Well it really is starting to look like Christmas and
for our last Challenge of the Year at Just Us Girls
Our Vicki has chosen 
A Better View for you - 

I just love these not quite Traditional Colours -
they really are fabulous! It's obvious I chose
to hone in on them as my inspiration.
Card base is white but inked the edges with
Tim's Antique Linen - so too the birch trees.
My background is simply Pruss Blue Brusho's
smooched and smacked. After I got the effect I liked
I added some Pearl White Acrylic Paint to my craft mat
adding a little water and flicking all over
(and I mean all over the mat as well)
Shame you can't see the shimmer!
I then attached my birch tree die.
Had to cut my card base to match the die size.
Added my sentiments from Hero Arts
Merry Stamp/Die. The sentiments were cut
from a MFT stitched die and the Merry
cut twice and shadowed.
Finished with some glitter stars.

That's it! My last card for Just Us Girls
for the year as we are taking December off
BUT we will be back on the 6th January
refreshed and raring to go again.

Don't forget to pop over and see what our
November Guest Trina Pham and The Team
created and come join us.
The November Chic's of the Week
will all be in the running for
2 Guest Designer Spots in January.
I'm going to pop this over to
Watercooler Wednesday for their
All about Christmas Challenge
The Merry Christmas Challenge for their
Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
but without the Optional Twist - Monochrome.
Before I sign off I would like to wish our
departing Designer  - 
Judge Judy (that's what I call her)
all the best in the future.
It has been my pleasure to be 
Designing withyou at Just Us Girls
Lucky for us we will see you
in Blogland as you continue on your Crafty Journey. 

Thanks for dropping in...

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Who wants a 'Cupcake'

Hello Crafty Friends.
Today's post is for the latest challenge over at
Cardz 4 Galz and Amy wants to see Cupcakes.
How yummy is that!
Off course we all love those sweet treats
and here is how I made mine.
I started with a pearlescent card base.
My cupcake has been painted with 
pearlescent paints and fussy cut. Behind that
I added a flourish from Memory Box some ribbon
and backed it with an acrylic painted stencil.
My 'Sweet' sentiment die is cut from the same pink paper.
Finished with a few gems.

Thanks for dropping in today.
Till next time - 

It's STAMPlorations Day for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Today is the day that STAMPlorations are featured in the

Check out all the details at Tracy's Blog

I started out cutting my tags with 
adding Brusho's and heat embossed snowflakes
some glitter and coloured sprigs to the bottom.
Then I started on my main tag 
cutting my frames from the
Cut out a separate frame and heat embossed it in silver.
My snow ( Delta Fantasy Snow) covered house is from
STAMPlorations Homespun-Christmas
adding more snow to the ground and trees.
This tag was inked with
  STAMPlorations Joys-of-the-Season-Typografia-Christmas
Added ribbon to finalize my tag.

Don'r forget to pop over to Tracy's In My Creative Opinion Blog
and check out all the amazingly creative tags . There are so many
and still more to come.

# UPDATE Adding this to Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas
All the details are  On her Blog Here
Thanks for dropping in today.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A CAS Merry Christmas

Hello there! Glad you dropped in.
Today's post is for the latest challenge over at
and is Clean & Simple.
I simply love the beautiful big poinsettia I heat embossed here.
Once more my Brusho's came out to colour my flower.
I used Brilliant Red & Rose Red to give it a 2 tone effect.
The Merry Christmas Die is from paper Smooches.
I finished with added some Twinklets Diamond Dust 
to the centre of my flower
and a few gems for a little more sparkle.
Rounded the corner of the water colour paper.

Hope you will pop over To Our Blog and check out
all the Lovelies the Team have created
and come join us. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A Simple Merry Christmas

It's Reminder time at STAMPlorations for our November
CUTplorations Challenge.
Here's my make for your Inspiration.

I decided to go clean and simple with bright colours and bling!
Picking out the purple and red from the photo I got out my
trusty Brusho's and wet my water colour paper then tapped
Purple Violet and Brilliant Red to achieve my background.
This was cut from the
CUTplorations Curly Labels Tags Nesting Dies
I inked the edges withTim's Wilted Violet Oxide Ink.
Next came my Merry Christmas from
CUTplorations Merry Christmas Word Art Die
adhering the die to double sided tape
so I could simply add my glitter.
Finished with a red pearl to dot the 'i'

STAMPloration products used - 
Hope you get time to play this month and don't forget
to pop over and see what the rest of the Team created.

Thanks for dropping in