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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

It's simply a 'Deer'

Hey there Crafty Ones - today post is for
the new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
and I couldn't be happier when I saw the beautiful mood board
for our Photo Inspiration Challenge.
You will know what caught my eye as
you will have seen me using this gorgeous deer from 
a few times now and what got me excited also was
the amazing ribbon I used which came all the way from Scotland
with my Christmas card - how perfect.
This was a simple card to make using black card stock and 
gold paper to frame my deer.
 I simply smotheredthe black card with Versamark  
and heat embossed in gold.
Added some Inka Gold splatters,
that beautiful ribbon and some 
Starform strips down either side.
My Merry Christmas sentiment was also
heat embossed and from Gina K Designs.
Yay! my first Christmas card for 2018.

I love looking to see what others pick out
for Photo Inspiration Challenges and
the Team have created a gorgeous variety
for you to oooh and aaah over so
go check them all out Here
and come join us. 
Love to see you in our Gallery!
Thanks for dropping in.


Monday, 15 January 2018

A CUTplorations Reminder Posting

Hello Crafty Friends - I'm here today with a Reminder
that the CUTplorations Challenge is in full swing.
Have you had a chance to check it out?
Below is my Reminder Card 
I so enjoyed making this card with the beautiful
I started out colouring with Tim's Oxide Inks
then painted in metallic colours and white washed
the background.
Added Liquid Pearls to the centres of the flowers
pricking them for texture.
The So sentiment is from
finished with some sequins and gems.
attaching it to Bazzill Card Stock.


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Thanks for dropping by -
Love reading your comments!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

It's all 'PURPLE'

Hi there Crafty Ones.
You can see by the heading my card is all about Purple
and it's for the latest challenge over at Less is More 
You can find the details  Here
Of course a lot of you know that it's 
'My Favourite Colour' so
of course I had to play!


Brusho's make for a fabulously easy background
and that is what I used here - just Purple.
I started with heat embossing my
then cut from a MFT stitched die.
I added black glitter to the centre and some
random purple Nuvo Drops.
My sentiment is from 
also heat embossed.
I finished by adding some
glittery Starform Stickers to the corners
and attached to purple card stock.

Popping this over to the

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Thanks for dropping in today.

It's the First Twofer Challenge!

Hi there! So glad you dropped in
'cause I am delighted to see the
Fabulous Twofer Card Challenge #1 is Live!
We all (or should) know the Delightful Darnell
who is challenging us to make 2 different cards 
with the same stamp/die but for 2 different occasions.
I know there are going to be gazillions
of crafters out there to encourage
Darnell and her Fabulously Talented Team
on there New Journey
SO...... let the fun begin.
I was sooooooooooooooo excited
when I saw what the prompt was FEATHERS!
and I had only recently got out my favourite
SU Four Feathers Set for another card.
***
On to Card 1
The current and addictive challenge over at
CAS Mix Up is to use cling wrap
and what better way to show off my feathers!
I used Brusho's on glossy photo paper
popped onto stitched die cut card stock.
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
Added a few gems and attached cotton
to the feathers.
(Close up)

Card 2
I made as a male card.
The background woodgrain is from
Dark Room Door and stamped with
Tim's Frayed Burlap as is the
front feather. The other two are
in Gathered Twigs.
These were popped in front of
some wrapping paper from some
sweets my sister received from
an overseas friend and is very brittle.
Just knew it would come in handy one day!
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
Finished with some jute on the feathers.
***
So of course these cards are going over to
The Twofer Challenge over Here
Please go over and check out what
the Darnelle Designers have created
and Card 1 for their
CAS Mix Up January Challenge

My Mix is Cling Wrap, Die cutting and Stamping.

Thanks so much for coming by today
Till next time - Cherrio from








Saturday, 13 January 2018

'Celebrate'

Today's post is for Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is Sue choosing Galaxy Night Sky or Backgrounds.


There are so many gorgeous galaxy creations out there
and this was such fun trying to replicate one.
I made mine such a long time ago I can't remember
the colours of Tim's Oxide's I used - sorry!
I did add a spray of iridescent medium and also
splatters to make it look like snow.
Diecut my houses - even added paper
to the inside to show all the lights were on
with more shimmer on the roof area.
Added some very old starform stickers,
the celebrate sentiment die from STAMPlorations,
matted then fixing it to my card stock
and my galaxy card is done.

Do pop over and see what our Guest Cathy
and the Team created and come join us this week.
Hope to see you there.
















Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Cling Wrap Thank You

I was soooooooo excited when I saw the results 
you get from inking with Cling Wrap
 so of course I now have a multitude of
crazy coloured patterns and have made another card


My Mix is - Cling Wrap, Brusho Powders
Stamping, Smooching, Die Cutting

I used basic white card stock. 
Insert has been smooched with the same
Brusho powder but watered down and smooched
with a smidgen of Iridescent Medium.
My focal leaves are from Kaisecraft cut from
photo paper after cling wrapping 
in shades of Brusho Greens.
I cut and popped my frame 
attaching my leaves after I
inked my Thank You sentiment from SU.
I will make one more card with this technique
and put the others away for a rainy day and
move on to something else. 
Thanks Ladies for a super fun challenge.
Till next time - Cherrio from



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Flowers 'Bloom'

Hi there Crafty Ones - I am here today for my first card
Designing with the Anything Goes with Dies Team
 over at Happy Little Stampers 
You will have seen my first card
for the Water Colour Challenge a few days ago.
Now you get a bonus seeing 2 cards
a month for Happy Little Stampers. Yay!
Still a Happy Little Stamper -
just jumped ship in a new direction!
I was looking for something a little different for the background
of my floral image and remembered my Twinkling H2O's so
that is what I used - Millard Green and did a waterwash
getting an ombre effect using watercolour paper.
 Did the same for my Kaisercraft leaves.
The tiny flowers are from
 CUTplorations Trendy-Spring-Blooms-Dies
cutting several and mounting.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom-Happy
Added a few SU gems and some variegated cotton
and my card is done.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS 
AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, 
YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!
How good is THAT!
Check out all the details HERE.

Don't forget to check out what my Team Mates created
and come join us this month.
Love to see you in the Gallery.











Sunday, 7 January 2018

A New Technique for ME.

Hi there Crafty Friends. 
When I saw the new challenge over at CAS Mix Up
I knew I had to finally try my hand at their
 January Mix Challenge Cling Wrap. 


I played around with a few different elements
and decided that the Brusho one was the nicest.
I do have a few other bits and will keep them for another time.
My Mix is Cling Wrap, Brusho's, Stamping, Die Cuts, Bling.
This time I used the cling wrap technique on SU Glossy card
spritzed with water then added my
Brusho's in Turquoise, Purple and Prussian Blue.
It does have a nice little shine to it.
I cut my top piece with a wonky stitched die twice
and popped it against the background.
My birthday sentiment is from Stampendous
inked in Tim's Mermaid Lagoon.
Finished with a few sequins and gems.
What a fun technique!

Seize the Birthday have started off their challenges
for the New Year with an Anything Goes Theme
so will pop this one over there and a new to me Challenge Blog
SumMore Fun asked for Something New
The heading says it all - New Technique.

UPDATE! Sending this card over to CAS Watercolour for their
January Challenge - Birthday.
Thanks Bonnie & Loll.


Thanks so much for dropping in today and
Thank You for your Kind Comments.



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

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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.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!
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.