Friday 8 December 2017

It's Anything Goes at CAS WaterColour Challenge.

CAS Watercolour Blog has their 
December Challenge up and running and it's
Anything Goes 
Details are Here

This poinsettia stamp (STAMPlorations) is one of my favourites
and heat embossed it in white on water colour paper.
I then painted it with metallic paints.
Added a water wash background and a strip
of glitter paper to the side.
Finished with a Merry die inked with WOS
and Christmas sentiment both from Hero Arts 
cut from a Spellbinder tag and some Nuvo drops
to the poinsettia centre.

I am on the last leg of my Christmas cards - 
just needing to write on the inside
buy Christmas stamps and they are on their way.

Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time Cherrio from

Thursday 7 December 2017

It's Snowing Somewhere

Yes it's Snowing Somewhere and that somewhere is
Cardz 4 Galz for the last challenge of the year.
Lucky for me I have 2 snowmen in my stash
and I chose this one from Inspired by Stamping.
A pretty simple card in Teal & White.
I heat embossed my Snowman in white and cut
him out with a MFT stitched die popped and framed.
The background is embossed with glitter embossing powder
which is hard to see and I sprinkled my snow with
Stampendous White Embossing Enamel
heating it from the bottom
and framed that in white.
Added a touch of colour to the Snowman to give it a lift
and my card was done.
This will be my last posting as a
Designer for Cardz4Galz.
Thank You to All the Team
for a great 6 months.

Thanks for dropping by
Pop over and see more Snowmen Here

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Case-ing Loll Thompson

Do you find yourself liking a particular style of card on Pinterest?
And a lot of the time it is the same person!
Well this happened to me while browsing
for inspiration for the latest
Everyone's Favourite Challenge at
Addicted to Stamps and More 
Anything Goes!

I find myself admiring the beautiful cards by
Loll Thompson from Stamping with Loll
and I recently was gifted the die I have used on my card
to case her Daisy Birthday Card

I have already made a card with this die
but wanted to use it in the more traditional
yellowish colours.
It's a simple card really. My background was made
with Yellow & Orange Brusho's. I wet my craft mat
and added the brusho powders then placing my card stock
on top. I did this a number of time also thumping
to get extra colour drying as I went along.
I did add some PearEx in Aztec Gold
and has made it shimmer beautifully - you can just see it here.
 Added a popped stitched frame.
 My leaves are from Kaisercraft  in gold vellum.
The beautiful daisy was cut multiple times and layered.
Centre is filled with lemon flower soft.
This was then adhered to the background.
Sentiment is gold embossed and from
STAMPlorations Bloom Happy
Finished with yellow pearls.

Hope you will pop over and see what my Team Mates
have created and come join us. Love to see you there.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

It 'Really Is' starting to look like Christmas

It's nearly 'That Time of the Year"
Only a few weeks till the most important Gentleman 
of the Year flies all over the world to the delight of
all the boys & girls!
Have you finished your Christmas Cards?
Better get crackin' if you haven't.
we give you one last chance to  
add to the few you are short of.
This month our Optional Twist for our 
Anything Goes December Christmas Challenge
is to use a Stencil. Right up my alley!
I was soooooooooooo happy with 
how this card turned out.
 I recently purchase some ArtDeco Crackle Paste 
and was anxious to try it out.
I inked my background with Tim's
Oxide inks with a touch of PearEx Powder.
(you would have seen it used Here )
 adding the crackle paste and while wet
 some Elizabeth Craft Design Cool Diamonds glitter
 then waited till it dried - Love the result!
This was backed with some snowflakes from SU.
My papers are Metallic to match as my card base
and Galaxy behind my deer.
Sentiment is unknown.

And you know that -
Our winner for this challenge will receive
 a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE

Thanks for dropping in. 
Don't forget to pop over and see what my Team Mates
created and come join in the fun for our last 
Christmas Challenge of the Year.
In saying that I would like to wish you all
A Very Merry Christmas.

It's Merry & Bright

It's certainly looking like Christmas now!
We are into our last CUTploration Challenge of the Year
and what better Inspiration Photo than this beauty.
So much to choose from here.

The Silvery Tree got me motivated and 
that is what I went with for my focal point.
I went with traditional Christmas colours
as is on the photo. 
My Christmas Tree is from
which is cut from glitter paper. I have used it again
matting behind my Brusho's background.
Both were cut with 
Adding my Merry and Bright sentiment from
I added a light spray of Iridescent Medium
 to my Brusho Background
popped my tree after adding a tiny star and a few gems.


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Thanks for dropping in today.
Hope to see you over at STAMPlorations this month.