Saturday 30 November 2019

Anything Goes at Just Us Girls Wild Card Week

Hello and Welcome to our
Last Challenge for 2019 for Just Us Girls
Vicki as Host has chosen an easy peasy one for us.

and 'cause we I don't use my Christmas Stash enough
I thought I should get in and do just that.

After seeing This Card on Pinterest
I really liked it so have cased it here.
I started my background using Tim's Distress Inks
in various colours then flicking water which turned out
looking like snowflakes.
The stamp set is Tim's Great Outdoors.
Inked the trees with Memento Luxe Northern Pine
several times to get a ghosting effect,
my deer with Gina K Amalgam Ink
and the stars with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.
I felt I needed to add something to ground the deer
so used a mix of texture paste,
brown powders and tiny art stones.
Finished with the sentiment from the stamp set,
some matching cotton, frame and onto black card base.

 Because we are having the month off
Vicki has given you the chance to add  your card
to our Gallery for all of December and will
Randomly choose one Winner to be our 
Guest in February. So go for it!

Thank You all for your kind comments left here
and for supporting Just Us Girls challenges.
We will be back on January 4th 2020 to start over again
when Vicki will announce who our Guest will be.

It's a 'Christmas' Tradition

Hello and Welcome to today's post for the
Double D Blogspot where we are required to

Mine isn't what you call a style but it is a 
Tradition I do yearly when making my
Christmas cards for my two sisters.
It always incorporates the use of tartan

and look at this lovely Mood Board
There's 'tartan/plaid' there!

I have this Elizabeth Design Merry Christmas die
which is quite large and knew it would be perfect
in front of my Echo Park 'tartan' paper.
It was cut from gold paper.
The hardest part then was the arrangement.
My Spellbinder and Marianne Design poinsettias
 were coloured with Finnabair Waxes in
Mint Sparkle, Vintage Gold and Fire Ruby.
Background greenery dies are from Tim Holtz Holiday Greens
and Kaisercraft Berry Vines in metallic green and white.
Added some gold chunky glitter to the centres of the flowers
to finish it off and attaching to white card base.

That's it for now. I have another Christmas card scheduled
that will pop up in a wee while so two post from me today.
Hope you enjoy my take on this Challenge.

Monday 25 November 2019

A 'Blooming Great Day'

the theme for this month is
Look for Circles Day
and perfect to ink up my favourite
Visible Image Stamp called Creative Chaos
as it has LOTS and LOTS of circles.

I started with a piece of watercolour card stock
that I had smooched from leftover 
 Nuvo Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder.
I then heat embossed that gorgeous flower with
black embossing powder then went to work on
inking up umteen circle images with
VersaFine Clair Summertime, Tulip Red
and Cheerful also circles from
That's Crafty Texture Stamp Set #2
Added a few patches of black from Prima Firefly stamp.
The centre of the flower is coloured with
Lindy's Prairie Wildflower Powders
in Yellow Rose of Texas and Peony Scarlet Red,
Grab a Guy Gold Shaker and the same Nuvo Powder as above.
Also randomly stamped inside the flower.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Carved Flowers
I added a Lawn Fawn Stitched Border 
to the left side and corner rounded the bottom right.
Attached to SU Hello Yellow card stock.
Here's a close up of the flower centre.
I am also adding this to the 
November Challenge for Ink Art Designs
over on Facebook as the stamp set
is available at the Store Here and
Addicted to Stamps for their
Anything Goes Challenge #179
and getting in by a smidgen for
The Flower Challenge #38 Spots or Stripes
with lots of spots!

Thanks for dropping in today