Saturday, 2 December 2017

I'm Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up

I seem to be on a roll lately Guest Designing for
2 Favourite Challenges of mine.
Last month was CAS Watercolour and this month
Thanks once more to Bonnie & Loll for inviting me.
It was nice to move away from Christmas cards this time
for my first card as Guest Designer.
Here is the Mix for this month.
A nice easy one!
My Mix on the above card is
*Stamping *Stencilling
*Die Cutting *Heat Embossing
*Smooching & Splash Watercolouring
I started my card by cutting a piece of 
white card stock with a stitched die
then added a pearl white acrylic painted waive.
My Spellbinder hexagons were made from
Lemon & Orange Brusho's with a touch of
PearEx Aztec Gold. It didn't seem to set
properly so topped it with glossy
transparent gel medium.
 is in the same Brusho colours
and heat embossed in black and fussy cut.
Added some pearls to finish then attached to
my white card base.

Pop over and see what the Talented Designers created
and hope you find time to play this month.
Thanks for dropping in today.

A Beautiful Sanna Stencil Reminder

Here's a quick Reminder of the Blog Hop introducing
Stencils from
If you haven't been over to see all the awesome 
designs by the Team using Sanna's stencils 
you can check them out Here
You can even see a video showcasing her stencils
and how they came about Here
I have used 2 ARTploration stencils here.
For the background it was ARTplorations A Bloom & 3 Buds
randomly stamped with Spiced MarmaladeOxide Ink.
The floral feature is Sanna's 
This was inked up with a number of Tim's Oxide Inks
then I added Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
and while wet 'drowned' it with glitter - and you all know
where a lot of that goes where it's not supposed to eh!
which was covered with Nuvo Crystal Glaze
The back floral was cut with 
I popped the flowers for dimension.
This was all attached to white card stock.

Here are the STAMPlorations products used



Hope you have time to pop over and check out
Sanna's fabulous stencils and again 
the Designers showcasing them.
There are of course prizes to be won!
3 Lucky Crafters will win some spending money
and their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs Stencils.

Thanks for dropping in today.

Friday, 1 December 2017

It's Mix It Up Challenge Time

It's December and time for the last challenge for the year at
Mix It Up Challenge Blog
It's always Anything Goes and the
Optional Twist this time is Fancy Fold

I somehow lost Mo & Jo again and it
took me an age to find them. I was beginning to give up
but gave the Twist a go without them.

This was my second attempt -

I think you call this a fancy flap card.
Products I used here are
SU card stock
Designer Paper
Spellbinder/MFT Circle Dies
CB Embossing Folder
Image/Sentiment - STAMPlorations.
Tim's Festive Berries Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls
Velcro to fasten.

This one was close to going in the bin. I couldn't get
it to sit right and then added another fold.

Ingredients -
Basic card stock
DP/Inside sentiment - Inspired by Stamping
Embossing Folder
Nuvo Mousse
Rose/Outside Sentiment - STAMPlorations
Water colour paints
White Embossing Powder
Diamond Dust.

I found the tutorials for these cards on Pinterest
but did not save them for reference. Sorry!
I'm sure you have all seen them in your travels.

Hope you will pop over to Our Blog to see
some really amazing fancy folds from the Team
and you get time to come play with us this month.

This will be my last posting as a Mix It Up Designer.
I have enjoyed my time creating with their variety of Challenges.
Thanks to Leslie and Team Mates. It's been a fun run.

Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Stencil Hopping at STAMPlorations

Hello to all my Craft Lovin' Friends. Today's posting is for
the Stencil Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations.
We have in store for you Fabulous New Stencils
designed by our very own Sanna Lippert 
and you are going to love them
after you see what the Team created.
Here's Mine
I had a load of fun with this card especially
as I thought the new stencil - 
was a perfect background. I had one made with
clear texture paste but didn't show up enough so
went with white. This was cut out with
I cut out a tag from CUTplorations Tags 1 Nesting Dies
and inked with the ARTplorations Plaid Maker Stencil 
in Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink.
I stamped my monster onto red card stock and 
fussy cut him I then stamped bits in yellow
for his hair teeth and shoes. Added a few dots of yellow 
Liquid Pearls and of course those google eyes
popping him. Finishing with Monster Wishes
and some cotton.
Here I started off with a background stencil
from ARTplorations Bold Flowers lightly inked
then cut out a circle from acetate to use as a
stencil for the bold bright colours using Tim's Oxide Inks.
My big stencil is one of the new ones
I inked it with Nuvo Mousse in
Burnished Copper adding Nuvo Copper Penny
to a few centres and added a bit of texture 
while wet with a pin.
fussy cutting a second one as backing.
My sentiment is  CUTplorations Awesome Word Die
cut twice. 
Check out all the Important Details 


Thanks so much for dropping in.
don't forget to pop over To Our Blog
and check out all the Sensational Stencil Creations
from The Team - and join in The HOP
and Comment for a chance to win!
And of course there is a 20% Discount Code
for you to purchase for a Bargain!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Taking Time Out To Say

I'm taking Time Out to play in the current Challenge at
STAMPlorations are sponsors so my card
was made with their products.

I have made a fairly clean and simple card
focusing on the Sentiment and backing it with
Brusho's in Purple/Violet & Turquoise.
I thought it needed a little something so
inked up  my NBUS STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays 1
with Memento Eldenberry in the corner.
Sentiment is
also inked as above.
I added some beads to the flower, corner rounded
and attached to coloured card stock to finish.

I will pop this over to their
Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from