Saturday 7 July 2018

They're So Sweet

Hello and Welcome to my
Saturday Post for Just Us Girls
It's our Word Week and Hosting is Carol
choosing a scrumptious word

It's a New Month and our Guest for July is
the Talented Julia Aston from
A big Welcome Julia - so happy to enjoy your talents
with us this month.

It certainly isn't icy pole weather here
but more like winter fruits of oranges and mandarins.
Don't have any stamps like that so icy poles it is!
I cut them with the CUTplorations Sweet Cravings die
 from white card stock then
and filled the empty space with some squiggles from
STAMPlorations  Balloons & Banners in matching colours
and inking the edges.
I then had fun with the background with Tim's Oxide Inks.
I added some glossy accents and Nuvo Drops to the icy poles
and bows from Waffle Flower.
My Sweet Sentiment is from CUTplorations also.
Finished by attaching to matching orange card stock.

Thanks for dropping in
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to see Julia and the Team's
Citrus Creations.
Come join us in the Gallery.
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by doing so.

A 'Wild One'

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
I'm Guesting this time round for our New Challenge
and we are looking for Animals.
I went 'WILD' here inking up this Lion
stamp set. 
I started the background using 
Tim's Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber
and Spiced Marmalade onto photo paper
smooching and drying as I went along.
I sealed that with Tim's Distress Glaze
which bring the colours back to life.
I then cut a peek a boo frame from MFT
and a stitched die
from watercolour paper and smooched
the same colours as above only in Distress this time.
Add a few splatters of Black Soot.
This was then popped onto black card stock.
Sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Pop over and see what the Dragonfly Designers
created HERE and hope you get time to
join in the Gallery.

I am going to pop this over to the
Anything Goes with an
Optional Twist of Birthday
and the CAS Challenge with Animal
as the Optional Twist.
Got both covered here.

And something a little different for
The Paper Players
Celebration Theme. It's their 400th Challenge

celebrating  with a Lion's Birthday Message.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 5 July 2018

Birthday Celebrations for Someone 'Special'

Hello and Welcome to a Very Special Post.
Over the last month we have had
5th Birthday Celebrations with Designer's from
STAMPlorations showcasing
a few of their favourite cards with a few new ones
thrown in - Well it just happens that our
Amazingly Beautiful Generous and Caring Leader
Shery Russ 
is having a Birthday of her own and to
celebrate her day we have a
Surprise Birthday Post in her honour.
Pop over HERE  to check out all the
beautiful Birthday Projects created just for her.
Here is mine.
Wishing Shery the Happiest of Birthday's
and so privileged to be part of her Craft Family.

For my card I chose Shery's
Before I heat embossed it in white I made my background
from Lindy's Magicals in Sweet Violet Purple Teal
(Shery's favourite colour is purple)
and Lucky Shamrock Green with a bit of smooching
and drying as I added colour.
I had some left on a brush so added  tiny splatters.
I then cut several 
and added several pearls.
This was then taped to a white background and on to
pearlized card stock.

Here are the products used above.

#UPDATE I see The Paper Players are celebrating their
What a fabulous milestone.
Adding my card to the Gallery!
Thanks for the Reminder.

Thanks for checking out this post.
Love reading your comments.

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Cherish - Dream - Live

Hello and Welcome to my Post for today.
It's for the July CAS Mix Up Challenge
and this month's Mix is to
Colour Your Die Cuts, Stamping and
Your Choice.
My Choice was to colour my leaf die cuts
using Magicals in 3 slightly different colours,
PearlEx Powder and Artisan Powder
Stamping my Sentiment from Kaisercraft
and scoring using my score buddy.
Sentiment and card stock are from SU in
Calypso Coral and Groovy Guava.

That's it for today but I'll be playing with this challenge
again before the end of the month. I missed last month
as time slipped by me too quickly. 
Thanks for dropping in.
See you again real soon....

Sunday 1 July 2018

A Magical 'Happy Birthday'

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
It's a New Month and a New Challenge for our

I have been having so much fun with new products lately
and my Birthday Card is doing just that.
I recently purchased a couple of  Lindy's Magical Packs
and just like Brusho's - they are addictive.

The beautiful stamp I used is hot out of my mail box
and from STAMPlorations In Bloom - Precious Plumerials
simply heat embossed in white
then the Magic Began.
I spritzed water on my craft mat and added 
Hydrangea Blue
smooching and drying as I went along.
Added more colour selectively on some of the flowers.
I then did the same only lightly with
 Lucky Shamrock Green
and coloured the leaves the same.

Here's a close up of the shimmer.

My Birthday Stamp is from Happy Little Stampers
inked with Memento Teal Zeal.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered to
white card base.
Finished with a few gems.

Don't forget - 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop!
Check out all the details HERE

Pop over and see how my Team Mates
are celebrating with Watercolour
(and our optional Birthday Twist) this month.  
Will I see yours in our Gallery?