Saturday 3 November 2018

I Can Hear 'MUSIC'

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
As it is a new month we have 
 Claire Garland from
as our November Guest. Welcome Claire and
we look forward to you sharing your talent with us this month.
Sue is Hosting our Word Week and has chosen MUSIC! 
Now I have The Beach Boys song I Can Hear Music
running in my head. Thanks Sue. I do love their music though.
Guess I am showing my age here LOL

Now the Beach Boys couldn't make music 
without their guitars could they?
So that instrument was mandatory on my card.
I went a bit grungy here inking some stamps from
STAMPlorations with Tim's Distress Inks.
My guitar is heat embossed in copper
and from Inspired by Stamping.
Cut this out with a stitched die matted
on red and attached to black card base.
Pretty simple really.
Pop over and see what our 
New Guest for November Clair Garland
and the Team created and come join us
in our Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Thursday 1 November 2018


Hello and Welcome to today's post for
It's a New Month so that means
New Challenges starting with our
Watercolour Challenge.
Our optional twist for November is GET WELL.

I decided to ink up an old stamp 
and have a bit of fun with it.
I started by scrunching up some dampened card stock
and inking with Tim's Distress inks then straighten
it out for a backing for my 'Get Well' image/wishes.
I smooched colours on my water colour paper
in sky and dirty colours then stamped
my image and sentiment. Added a 
touch of grunge for the dog to sit on.
Cut this with a stitched die and added a tiny
white mat to the back then on to my background.
Attached to brown card base

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 what the Gang have created
and come join us this month.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday 31 October 2018

It's Anything Goes at Addicted to Stamps and More

Hello and Welcome to today's post for the
New Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
and it's our favourite Anything Goes.

I recently bought a lovely Penny Black stamp
called Full of Glee and wanted to try iyt out
and so resulted in today's card.
I saw a lovely card on Pinterest by Loll Thompson
and my inspiration came from her beautiful CAS card
Here using this same stamp. 
I chose a favourite colour (similar to Loll's) to paint my flowers
SU Calypso Coral with the centres Tim's Fossilized Amber.
The leaves - Mowed Lawn and stems Gathered Twigs.
I added a touch of shimmer to the flowers with
WOS Clear Glitter.
The flowers were heat embossed with WOW Metallic Platinum.
Splattered some spots and inked sentiment
 from Happy Little Stampers in Calypso Coral.
This was cut from a stitched die and adhered to
SU Groovy Guava card base.

Pop over and see what my Talented Team Mates have made
and come join us in the Gallery this week.
No excuse as is the AG Challenge!

Thanks for popping in

A Special Christmas CUTplorations Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to a 
Special CUTplorations Christmas Release
and Blog Hop.

I had so much fun with a few of the fabulous new
Christmas Dies below that I landed up making three cards.

Aren't They GORGEOUS!

As this is a long post I will give you a quick rundown
on how I made these cards.
Card #1 The background was simply made by adding
cyan and lavender pearl pigment powder
to gel medium and layering it with a brush.
The deer and sentiment is cut from gold paper.
Added a gold frame and attached to white card base.
Card #2 was fiddly as I as I adhered silver flakes
to my die cut deer. Won't do that again in a hurry.
The background was from my bits box
and leftovers from smashing metallic paint
and a touch of Iridescent Medium
Added my sentiment and adhered to card base.
Card #3 I stenciled my background
and distressed the edges. The deer was cut from red card stock
and inked with Hero Art Unicorn Pigment Ink and popped.
Added a few die cut snowflakes and
part of the new Christmas Die.
Finished with sequins and gems and adhered to card base.
All the Nitty Gritty details for the blog hop are Here 
with more amazing projects by the 
CUTploration Gals to swoon over. Check them out.
I hope you will spare the time to leave a comment here
for a change to win one of two prizes.
A quick recap - They are
 Choice of one (1) cover plate die & one (1) word/phrase die
 from the new Christmas dies featured during the hop OR
 a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes November 9.
 Winner to be announced on November 10
 in the October Winners post.
What are you waiting for?
It's a great way to add a few more
Christmas cards that we all need to
give to Family & Friends.
I will look out for you in our Gallery.

Thanks so much for dropping in