Saturday 18 August 2018

It's Colour Week at 'Just Us Girls'

Today's card is for the New Challenge over at
Just Us Girls. Angie is Hosting and 
It's a favourite of mine.

With such lovely soft colours I got out a
lovely floral stamp from Carabelle
and coloured with shimmery paints.
I did a wash around the flowers to add interest.
This worked out nicely as it was that shimmer
that gave me the colour choice of my Altenew Sentiment.
Added green beads to the centres, some twine and
popped the framed the flowers.

Pop over and see what our Guest Ros Crawford
and the Team created for your pleasure.
I'm sure you will want to play with this colour choice
but remember to use just the 3 colours. Neutrals are fine.
Hope to see you in our Gallery this week.
Thanks for dropping in.

Cool Guitars for My Man.

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
It's all about the Males this time round as Father's Day is 
just around the corner in Australia and 
my Hubby's Birthday next week.
Since he loves playing his guitar with his 'old' mates
this is what I chose.
I got out bright coloured Distress inks 
in Black Soot/Hickory Smoke/Carved Pumpkin
Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feather.
Simple inked the back background multiple times
from SU Timeless Textures stamps
then my guitars from Inspired by Stamping.
 Added a few 'picks'
You can't play a guitar very well without them!
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations 
Oh So Grateful and One Cool Chick
Added some washi tape to the top and bottom.
Cut this out from a stitched die and adhered to 
black card base.
The new challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies
is asking for a 'Guy' card.
Pop over and see what the Designers made and join in.
You have 2 weeks so plenty of time to play.
There are a few others that have the same idea so 
will pop this card over to
Details Here
Retro Rubber Challenge is a new one I just found
and you need to use stamps that are more than a year old.
The main stamp set I used I know is more than 2 years old
as the Owner used to live in Australia but
moved back to America. My background stamp is
also older than a year and is 
SU Timeless Textures - now retired.
I went the top line left to right
using a stitched die, washi tape and going masculine.
Details for this challenge are Here


Hope you all have a great week end and
get to do the things you love doing
especially craft!
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Monday 13 August 2018

You TOTALLY Made my Day!

I've been playing for the current challenge over at
CAS-ual Fridays
where we are asked to Stamp a Pattern.
Details Here.
I only have a few of their stamps but knew
the Wonderful Words Set
would suit perfectly.
My inked background was from my Bits Box
which no doubt were in similar colours to what I used
for my Stamped Pattern.
The flowers were inked up with 
Tim's Distress Inks in
Dusty Concord/Seedless Preserves
and Peacock Feathers.
The tiny leaves (inked in Memento Teal Zeal)
 and dots are from Inspired by Stamping.
Sentiment inked with Dusty Concord.
Added a white mat to the back and adhered to
coloured card base to match.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Sunday 12 August 2018

Friendship Pansies

A CAS card for today's post. 
Hello and Welcome.
I got this delightful wee stamp from a
Special Friend (Thanks SS) and is just perfect
for the current challenge over at

The challenge calls for Friendship

 I heat embossed the Redletterworks Stamp
with Zing Metallic Purple powder
onto watercolour paper, coloured 
the flowers with Twinkling H2O's
and Metallic Paints. The leaves are
coloured with PearlEx Powders.
I cut this with a stitched die popping it slightly
onto another piece of  paper slightly larger.
 Finished by popping that on to
Metallic Gold Card Stock.
Why is it always so hard to get a true purple
when you photograph that colour. I did try!

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from