Saturday 24 March 2018

It's 'Photo Week' at Just Us Girls

Hi there my Crafty Blog Friends.
It's Saturday and that means there is
a new Challenge over at Just Us Girls
I do like me a Colour Challenge and
our Host - Bobby has chosen
Lots to choose from here Right!
The first thing that jumped out at me was the
pink flowers with yellow centres.
So that was the way my card went.
My go to backgrounds seem to be 
Tim's Oxide inks which were smooched
then I added a fine mist of Iridescent Medium.
These were inked with Altenew's Red Cosmos 
from SU Cottage Garden stamps.
The yellow centres were cut from Marianne Designs.
Leaves are Kaisercraft. 
Behind my floral spray I die cut
from SB Decorative Labels 27.
This was then attached to 
coloured card stock matching the
floral background.
Added  the tiny flowers below then
my sentiment which is a newbie from 
and finishing with some pink pearls.

Have you been over to check out 
the colourful creations from our 
March Guest - Stef Perry
and my Talented Team Mates?

Your turn to inspire us and add yours to
Thanks for dropping in.
Your kind comments make my day!

Wednesday 21 March 2018

'Holly' Christmas - my first for the year!

Hi there Crafty Friends!
A lot of you will know that there is a new
Christmas Challenge in Blogland
created by 2 Very Talented Crafters
Bonnie Klass & Loll Thompson.
They have picked an Amazing & Talented Design Team
so it is sure to be a favourite go to Blog. 
After all we go to their other 2 sites
CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour don't we?
The Details for the Holly Christmas are Here
I finally got time to play with only a few days left to 
showcase in their Gallery.
Here is my CAS Holly Card. My first Christmas card of the Year.
I have used all metallic card stock here - a soft green
and a lighter one with texture.
I cut a SB circle for my metallic green
holly leaves (Tim Holtz Holiday Greens) 
This was popped in front of another SB die.
Behind that is embossed with an old Christmas CB folder
which I corner rounded.
Added my pearl berries in Red and Chino
because not all berries ripen at the same time.
Here is a close up to show you the green shimmer 
on the paper.
This is the same paper as my card base.
I then finished it off with the
Merry Christmas die from the same paper
as the holly and added a tiny red bow.

I am also going to pop this over to
Anything Goes with Christmas with the
Optional Twist of No Patterned Paper.

That's it for now - till next time
Cherrio from

Sunday 18 March 2018

Just 'Experimenting' here

Hi Blogger Friends!
Today I am posting an experimental card
that didn't turn out toooooooo bad.

I had it in mind  for the current challenge at
and decided to give it a go!
My Mix is - Acetate, stenciling, stamping,
inking and die cutting.
There are so many gorgeous card in the gallery
that have used acetate with alcohol inks. Swoon!
I don't have any but saw a tutorial on YouTube
using SU Crystal Effects and Re-Inkers
so got out my Glossy Accents (same thing)
and a few re-inkers and slooshed it all around.
I left it overnight and then added some
 PearlEx Antique Gold Powder
 and attached to my white card base.
Then I 'borrowed' Loll's idea to use a stencil
on top. Thanks for that tip!
I used a new stencil I had just bought
using texture paste. I didn't want it to overpower
the background so didn't add any white acrylic paint.
Smooched it a bit with gold paste.
Framed and popped it with a postage stamp die
and a tiny Hello sentiment.

Pretty happy with my first attempt but
I think I need some Alcohol Inks.

Thanks for dropping in