Wednesday 16 December 2020

A Reminder for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Posting today with our Reminder Post for the
Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations
This time I DID make a Christmas Card and
it's quite CAS with a bit of Sparkle.

I started my background with some
VersaFine stamping with 
around a few of the edges then adding
with Distress Grit Paste for texture.
While wet I sprinkled it with 
Cool Diamond Glitter. Adding
white splatters for snowflakes
and a glittery red star.
Sentiment is from 
heat embossed onto heavy vellum.
This was then popped on to the
card base after inking again with VersaFine

The glitter was a bit hard to photograph.

Here are the products used.

Hope you get time to join us before the end of the month.
Love to see you in our Gallery!
I will have plenty of time to browse as I will be
resting after my knee surgery. 
It will be a quiet Christmas for me for sure!
This may be my last for the year so will 
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a big 
Thank You for the lovely comments
through out the year. I apologize for my
lack of commenting but I have enjoyed
checking out lots of blogs when I have been able to.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Friday 4 December 2020

'tis the Season

 It's time for the New Challenge over at
and since it is sooooooo close to Christmas
I thought I would make something easy -  a Tag. 

I started by stenciling my tag with Tim's Holiday Knit
with transparent matte texture paste then
spraying and wiping with his Broken China Oxide Spray
Added my die cut trees, hills and deer after they were
glammed up with Chunky White Enamel and Elizabeth Craft
Cool Diamonds.
Inked binding with the same spray and also
a touch of Nuvo Blue Blitz Powder heating it till it melted
and added some wire to the back.
Sentiment is from Tim's Great Outdoors Stamp Set.
Finished the front with a tiny star.
I like the look of two tags so went ahead and
stenciled the back one with the same stencil
and texture paste.
Think it just finished my tag off nicely.

Here's a few photos I took along the way.

Pop over and see what my Talented Team Mates created
and come join us this month. 
We are having January off which works out perfectly for me
as I recover from knee surgery
which by the way is when this goes live.
Thanks for leaving your lovely comments
throughout the year. I really love reading your thoughts
and are so encouraging.
Merry Christmas!
See you in the New Year.

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Happy Birthday 'Deer'

 Welcome to December and our New Challenges over at
Check out what my Team Mates created for the
Stencil Challenge and come join us this month.
Here is my Make!

I had intentions of making a Christmas Card
but the colours I inked up weren't suitable so
a Birthday Card came about instead.
You can never have too many eh!
Lots happening here...
Background was an array of Distress Oxide Inks
with the edges inked directly from the pad.
Experimenting with my 
I stenciled with oxide ink then added
Transparent Texture Paste thickly
and waited patiently for it to dry hoping
it would turn out - which it did!
While waiting for that to dry I played around
with more oxide inks and waxes to add dimension below the deer
with ARTplorations Placid and my
tearing the edges and inking.
The reindeer has also been waxed with
Art Alchemy Rich Copper and Fire Ruby.
Adhered to an orange frame to match the 
Crackling Campfire Ink
and on to coloured card base.

Here is a close up of the reindeer - 

These are the STAMPlorations Products I used - 

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Thanks for checking in. 
Lovely reading your kind comments.

A CAS Merry Christmas Card for Mix It Up Challenge

 Did someone say Christmas?
Well it is nearly here and over at Mix It Up Challenge
our Anything Goes with the 
Optional Twist for December is CAS (Clean and Simple)
Just what we need  this month.

here's a close up - still hard to get a good photo
of the sparkle!

I was recently gifted the tree die I used above
so I decided it needed 'sparkle' and so it is.
The background was a mix of smooched Magical's
and Nuvo Powder.
Added a silver Christmas Die attaching to
white card base and my
CAS card is complete.

Pop over and see what the Team created
and join in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday 28 November 2020

A Jugs 'Merry Christmas'

 It's our last Just Us Girls Challenge for 2020
and Cecile has chosen a very appropriate photo
for us to play with.
I was going to go with the colours and gifts but
landed up getting out Christmas Paper instead.

I concentrated on the gifts, cutting my
Echo Park DP in different sizes,
adding ribbon, twine and a Christmas bell.
Adhered to a cuttlebug embossed strip and framed.
Repeated that again and attached to card base.
Sentiment die is from Lawn Fawn.
Pop over and see what our Guest Joyce
and the Team created and join us
for our last challenge of the year.

We Jugheads are having December off to
have a wee break and some family time for sure.
Me - I will be resting up after my second knee surgery,
doing my exercises etc and look forward to  
creating again with the girls in 2021.
Thanks to Joyce and all our Fabulous Guest Designers
throughout the year for sharing your great talents with us
and to you all for checking in leaving kind comments.
Merry Christmas to you all. See you in the New Year.

Saturday 21 November 2020

Love me a 'Thistle'

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
I'm Hosting our Colour Challenge
and chose those that would show off my favourite flower.
I did make a mistake with my choice - should have been
black instead of  navy but I did add touches of navy
to replicate the 'blue bells' of Scotland to go with
the 'flower of Scotland' The Thistle.

I knew when I saw the Cosy Cup Coaster Die 
I wanted to use them for this challenge.
Thanks so much to my JUGS Teammate Angie
and another crafty friend who so generously 
sent me a nice supply.
Background has been embossed, adding 
several coloured coasters and topped with 
my thistle and blue bells coloured
 with Lindy's Magicals.
I know they aren't really blue bells...
The Thistle word is cut from a 
very old cuttlebug alphabet set.
Finished with several die cut bows,
a lavender mat onto white card base.
I so enjoyed making this one.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. 
You could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running for a Guest Spot in the New Year.
Don't forget to see how our Current Guest Joyce 
and the Team chose to use these colours.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday 20 November 2020

Pink and Brown doesn't make me 'Frown'

The New Challenge over at Color Hues 
is to use Pink and Brown.
I love these two colours together so thought
I would play along. 

I got out the retired SU stamp set - 
Heartfelt Blooms inking it with
VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves 
as I knew it would ink up well.
(It  is a very dark brown)
I wanted a bit of sheen so heat embossed with
Ranger Frosted Crystal. I then added
some pink colour to the flowers
then some clear rock candy crackle paint for shine.
Flower centre is raised and coloured brown.
Background was stenciled with
ARTplorations Nested Circles
with pink and brown inks.
Cut my floral image with
Uniquely Creative
Cross Stitch Nesting Arch die
and sponged around the edges.
Sentiment is from Altenew.
Added pink ribbon and a bow
and popped onto pink card base.
Unfortunately my card didn't photograph well
and does look better IRL. 

Thanks for dropping in
See you again soon.

Monday 16 November 2020

A CAS Reminder for STAMPlorations

 Welcome to today's post.
We are half way through our monthly Challenges at STAMPlorations
and I have gone with a simple belated birthday card
showcasing one of my favourite ARTplorations Stencils

It is so easy to work with just a bit selective sponging.
I used Tim's Distress Inks.

My background is the new
lightly sponged

I added some tiny splatters.
Framed my flowers with the

and finishing with my belated sentiment from
adhering to coloured card stock.

Pop over and see what all the STAMP girls have created
as there is always so much inspiration for you to 
get motivated to play and add your entry to the Gallery
to win one of our fabulous prizes.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time it's Cherrio from

Saturday 14 November 2020

A Quick Post for the Color Hues Challenge

 Just adding this quick post for the Colour Hues Challenge
I saw Nancy's Reminder this morning and
as I had a wee bit of time up my sleeve I thought
I would make a quick card as I love using Kraft Paper.

Because time was running out I decided to
use an old SU favourite just using the dies
from the Botanical Blooms Set.
Added some splatters from Tim's Speckles Stencil
with the specified colours.
The leaves were cut from kraft paper,
flowers inked/smooched with Nuvo Shimmer Powder.
Sentiment from STAMPlorations.
Finished with twine and pearls and
adhered to kraft card base. 
That stamp/die set makes for such an easy
and quick make as it was here.
So glad I finally got time to play with my 
good friend Nancy's Challenge.
Such a relaxing afternoon with the AC on
(so hot here today and will be for a few days to come)

Thanks for popping in

What's the 'Trend' at Just Us Girls?

 This weeks Trend Challenge for Just Us Girls is a first for me - 
Sue is our Host and wants to see

I thought I would 'try' colouring the lovely 
Australian Cooktown Orchid Spray from
 Inspired by Stamping. 
They are mostly 'purple' and became Queensland's
floral emblem in 1959 during celebrations to mark
the state's centenary.
I did try and replicate it somewhat here
using distress inks, gelatos and
Colourblast and LuminArte pots of colour.
Added a background wash and some splatters.
Finished with the Cooktown Orchid Sentiment
framed with purple and onto kraft card base.
Hope I get a pass!
Pop over and see how our Guest Joyce and the Team
showed off their no line watercolour creations.
I look forward to seeing many beautiful cards
in our Gallery this week.
Till next time -