Saturday, 6 January 2018

Anything Goes at Just Us Girls

We're Back at Just Us Girls
after our lovely long break and now
raring to go for the New Year.
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.
First of all I want to welcome our 
New Designer
Super Talented Carol Mayne from Just Me
So happy to have you join us Jugheads!
Vicki is Hosting our first challenge which is our
Word Week choosing the easy peasy
Anything Goes!
This is the second card I have made with this lovely
cas die set from Gina Marie.
My card base was embossed with a brick folder
from Kaisercraft.
The background for the die cuts were watercoloured
and thumped with Tim's Oxide Inks
in Fossilized Amber/Spiced Marmalade
Inka Gold in Apricot/Yellow Gold on canvas paper.
Attached my dies and added the Birthday Sentiment
from IBS cut from MFT stitched die.
Matted with SU Hello Honey popped
 and finished with a few pearls.
Thanks for popping in.
Please go over to Our Blog
and give Carol a big welcome,
our January Guest Cathy McCauley and
check out what we have all created then
come join us this week.
Hope to see you there.

Joining in with this card over at
 CAS Watercolour
for their January Birthday Challenge

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello my Crafty Friends
Over at CAS Watercolour the Theme for
 their first challenge for 2018 is Birthday.
Details are Here

Now for the last few weeks our temperatures here have been
in the high 30c which is close to 100f so 
I thought ice cream would be fitting.
My card is basic white. For my ice cream
I  heat embossed the ice cream in Wow Brown Sugar
on Kraft paper and die cut.
For my topping I used Folkart Paints and 
a tiny spray of Distress Stain in Antiqued Bronze on
watercolour paper and smooched.
I then die cut that and fussy cut just the topping.
This was popped on to my card.
Added sprinkles of Nuvo Drops and
finished with my sentiment 
from Pink & Maine Birthday Wishes 
which matches perfectly don't you think?
Inked with Memento Lulu Lavender.

Thanks for popping in today.
Love reading your thoughts.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

It's a Summer Holiday

A Guid New Year tae ane an awe
And mony may we see!
( A wee bit of Scotland coming out here)

Time for New Challenges and
New Team Mates at Addicted to Stamps and More
and our first Challenge Theme is HOLIDAY
I'ts Summer here in Australia and it's all about
getting out in the great outdoors and having fun!
And that is how I chose to go Hot Air Ballooning! 
I had a couple of goes at getting a nice sky background
and this one worked. I used 
 Tim's Oxides in Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean
Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke.
Balloons were inked up with
Memento Morocco/Eldenberry/Rhubarb Stalk
Added some clouds from Repeat Impressions.
Sentiment is computer generated
with Cliff  Richard's Summer Holiday running through my head.
This was cut with a MFT stitched die.
It's a little large and looking at it now should have been smaller.
Backed this with cs from Gina K onto white card.

Hope you will come over To Our Blog
to check out all the inspiration from the Returning Designers
 and  Newbie Gwendolyn
and join us with your Holiday Card.
Thanks for popping in - don't forget to
comment. Love reading your thoughts!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

It's CUTplorations January Challenge

A Guid New Year tae ane an awe
And mony may we see!
( A wee bit of Scotland coming out here)

We are off and running over at STAMPlorations
for our CUTplorations Inspiration Photo Challenge.

What did you pick up on when you looked at this
really Beautiful Scene?

I will admit I had a meltdown knowing I didn't
have a STAMPloration tree as that is what I
wanted as my focal image so improvised
by cutting one - but before that
I wanted to try and match the beautiful sky background
using Oxide Inks, Inka Gold and a White Gel Pen.
Turned out nicely then added some 'trees'
which really are leaves from
STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms
for the background then my cut tree
I used as a stencil and inked.
Adhered this to
CUTplorations Crazy-Double-Running-Stitch-Rectangle-Nesting-Dies
Sentiment is CUTplorations Enchanting Word Die


And so my card is done.
Thanks for dropping in. Love to read your thoughts.
Hope to see you over in The Gallery
and don't forget to check out my Team Mates Inspirations
and the Prizes to be Won!
Till next time Cherrio from

Monday, 1 January 2018

It's Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

A Guid New Year tae ane an awe
And mony may we see!
( A wee bit of Scotland coming out here)

Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas
and now we move on to 2018.

The first Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers is our
Anything Goes Watercolour Challenge
(and I'm part of the New Look Team)
with the Optional Twist to use Sequins.
I'm sure we all have lots of little containers
full of these little treasures.
My watercolour background effect was the result of
spritzing water on to my craft mat after I added
Tim's Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon & Salty Ocean
then spread with an acetate sheet.
The feature of my card is of course the feather
which is a stencil by TCW. I added texture paste
and once dry inked with Mermaid Lagoon.
It needed a little something so I put my stencil
back over the feather and versamarked it
then heat embossed the glitter.
Added some tiny text for interest.
Sentiment is from HLS Thinking of You
which unfortunately is retired.
Finished with HLS Blue Sequins and
a few gems and cut with a stitched die
adhering to metallic card stock.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE.

How good is THAT!

Thanks for dropping in. Please check out Our Blog
to see what the Team have created
and come join us this month.
Hope to see you there.