Saturday 2 February 2019

What's this weeks 'WORD' at Just Us Girls?

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
It's my turn to  Host our Word Week and since 
February is all about LOVE - you guessed it.

I was planning on having a non Valentine card
but found some great cheapie stencils at our Dollar Type Store
so that went out the window.
I have gone pretty CAS here using once more
my Nuvo Shimmer Powders in
Catherine Pool,Cherry Bomb
and Storm Cloud for a darker contrast.
After I had finished my background I 
stenciled the hearts with white texture paste.
Adhered this on to white card stock
then popped on to bright pink and
again popping it to my white card base.
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations
the CUTplorations Die was cut several time for depth
 and the U is from an old Cuttlebug alphabet set.
And there you have it.

 Pop over to Our Blog
as we have a 'Special Guest Designer' this month.
It's Lisa Elton from My Paper Tales
Welcome Lisa. So lovely to have you join us this month.
And check out how the Team chose to use my 
'Love Word'
I'm sure there will be lots of Love-ly cards
and will yours be there? Hope so because
you could be our Chic of the Week and
be in the mix for our Guest Designer in April.

Thanks for stopping by
PS Love my new watermark made by my friend
Aussie aNNie. THANK YOU!

Friday 1 February 2019

I'm Excited to be a

Today is the day I get to announce that I have been invited
to be part of the Design Team over at
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog
so on the first of the month I will be showing you
some (hopefully) Creative Mixed Media.
I recently stepped outside one craft door and
another one opened a little bit further.
 To all my blog friends that
wondered what direction I was heading - it's
to have fun experimenting more in Mixed Media!

Here is my first project as a Designer for
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog.

As with  Mixed Media there is usually a LOT going on.
As my journey into MM is fairly new
I didn't have a plan in mind as to what I was going to create
so just started off on a 5 by 7 canvas
I always gesso them just in case. After that was dry
I cut up bits of plaster's tape (dry wall) and adhered to the corners.
Adding colour with Tainted Love Teal
and Witches Potion Purple Magical's.
I then stenciled the background with
Tim's Stone Stencil and Dutch Doobadoo Pop Art
with white texture paste.
Added some Kaisercraft script and
waterdrops from Impression Obsession
then rows of cotton before
adhering a large flourish and a SB die.
Butterfly was cut from Mulberry Paper and
topped with a flower, adding more either side.
Added a few Liquid Pearl drops and some
white splatters, some shimmer on the flowers
and butterfly with a sentiment to finish.

A few close ups!

Pop over to Our Blog
and welcome the Designers - returning and new
 and check out what wonderful creations they have made,
then join us this month for some fun Mixed Media Mayhem.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery!

Check out my New Watermarks below
and the one attached to my project.
Aren't they Awesome!
A Big THANK YOU to my friend Aussie aNNie 
for creating them for me.
I have quite a selection now.
Thanks for dropping in

Make a Wish

It's a New Month and time for a 
New Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers

Here's how I made my card.
I recently got a new Feathery stamp/die set from
STAMPlorations and had to try them out.
First I lightly sprayed my Lindy's Sprays in
Gecko Green and blotted to leave a soft colour.
Heat embossed with green pearl powder on the feathers and
blended the same colour as above.
I inked my watercolour paper with 
Lindy's Tiffany Lou Blue and die cut.
To add my metallic effect I added
Stampendous Embossing Enamel in
Aged Copper to the tips.
The one feather was popped.
Added some gold splatters and
Nuvo Copper Penny Drops.
Finished with a MFT die cut sentiment
from the same set.
Adhered to coloured card base.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created.
Hope you get to play with us this month
and see you in our Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday 30 January 2019

It's 'Black Magic'

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
This will be my last posting as a Designer here
as new doors have opened for me and 
it's in a different direction.
I will still be card making - just not as many
as I normally do. 
Sorry for the poor quality of this photo.
You know how hard it is with metallic paper.

This card was made quite some time ago
and never got around to blogging it -
so here is my attempt at the
Black Ice Technique.
I had this sticky backed metallic paper
and decided to try it out.
You can find the processHere.
While heat embossing it I noticed
that the edges were curling so 
I continued with it and liked the result.
Adhered it to grey card stock.
My rose stamp is from Penny Black called Temptation.
I bunched up my black ribbon 
adding a Starform Sticker to finish.
Pop over and see what my Team Mates created for our
Look forward to seeing you in our Gallery.
Thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comments.
Also a BIG THANK YOU to Kylie for giving me the 
opportunity to be part of this Team.

Till next time Cherrio from