Saturday 11 January 2020

What's 'Trending' at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to Trend Week at
Just Us Girls. Hosting this Challenge is Maria
and wants to see Dimension.
I think I covered that here - 

I started my background with Tim's THS102 layering stencil
with Rusty Patina Paste then added some strips of
scrap Designer Paper. Cut out a MFT stitched frame
and added leaves from Carta Bella Spring Greenery.
Topped it with a pretty Kaisercraft flower.
Added some tiny punched flowers with Nuvo stone drops
in the centre. Finished with my Crafts4U sentiment.

Pop over and see how our Guests Mary and
joining us for the rest of the month also is Hannelie Bester
with the Team showing how dimensional they were.
Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and be our Guest in March.

Sending this card over to The Sisterhood of Crafters
for their  Current Challenge - Thinking of You

Thanks for popping in

Monday 6 January 2020

You're Special

Hello there! Welcome to my Blog.
How often do you make a card for a specific challenge,
leave it overnight then finish it off the next day
 and then find out it is suitable for another?
Doesn't happen to me very often but this card did just that.
It's for the Cool Colours Challenge
and the CAS Stencil Challenge using a

This card was started specifically for the WC Challenge
but after looking at how plain the front was I thought it
needed a little something - hence the random stenciling
(I know it's only an itsy bitsy bit)
with white texture paste. It's
Tim Holtz - THS102 Layering Stencil
and purchased just before Christmas after I saw
a girlfriend use it - and had to have.
This was when I decided to add it to the Stencil Challenge above.
Thistle image is from Lavinia Stamps, heat embossed in black
 and coloured with Lindy's Magical's in 
Witch's Potion Purple and Cathedral Pines Green.
I cut out the front with MFT Peek a Boo square die
 and went my merry way and popped it to my Thistle 
forgetting that I hadn't added 
my STAMPlorations sentiment - bummer. 
That meant I needed to die cut it
just in case my stamping didn't turn out.
Adhered it to white card base.
I will keep this card and give it to my sister
for her birthday in a few months time.
I'll be back before the end of the month to 
play again and with more stenciling lol.

Happy 1st Birthday to CAS Stencil Challenge
Where did that 12 months go?
Congratulations Loll and everyone involved 
over the past year. You have done an amazing job
and  I am sure we will see you around for
so many more encouraging us to
put our stencils to good use. 
Thanks Bunches!

 Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday 5 January 2020

Life is a BEACH

Hello and Welcome. 
The first challenge for the year at CAS Mix Up Challenge
is up and running and what a fun one it is.

Have you tried this technique before?
There are Links to help you get inspired. 
Check it all out Here

Here's what I came up with -

It's certainly beach weather here in Australia as we are
experiencing scorching hot days and when I saw the
Inkadinkado Flamingo Fun stamp set I thought it perfect - 
just had to work out how to do a Partial Die Cut.
I went with this one from Jennifer McGuire.
 First off  I coloured the heat embossed flamingo using
 Nuvo Catherine Wheel with a water pen,
the hat and bag with Tim's Oxide Salty Ocean
and the hat trim and flowers with
Finnabair Fresh Orange Metallique Paint.
This was partially die cut with Spellbinders Hexagon Die
moving it along to cut the other side.
That didn't look right so I hand cut
the left side of the flamingo.
Heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
I thought the flamingo needed some sand to stand on so
added Sandstone Brusho's to Distress Grit Paste
and carried it over to the background.
This was smooched with the salty ocean oxide ink
as is the side of the flamingo.
Again I thought there was something missing
so added some stitching from one of the
Lawn Fawn Stitched borders.
It's a little hard to see but the partial die cut flamingo is popped.

My Mix is - Partial Die Cutting, Stamping,
Watercolour smooching, Texture.

Till next time! Cherrio from 

It's Lemonade Weather in Oz

The heading really says it all for me! 
Welcome to my post for the day.
What an amazing Mood Board below
Congratulations Dianne and Darlene and not forgetting
the Talented Designers for showing off their Works of Art!

I was super excited when I saw it - so tropical
 and then the stamp/die set for the Winner.
Perfect for me to ink up that very stamp
 I bought months ago at my Annual Craft Show.
Shame I didn't see the die that goes with it.
It never got used for the challenge 
so time to get it inky here. 
Of course we all have those 'out of vogue' punches
 that lay sleeping in our drawers - another great time
 to get them out of hibernation for this challenge.
I used a Martha Stewart punch on mine.
I think she was Queen Punch way back as we all
'had to have them'

It's a pretty simply card focusing on
that Lawn Fawn stamp set. Of course I went
with the bottom left for the colours!
Card base is from yellow Bazzill card stock.
Embossed the white card stock, inking up those
baby lemons at the bottom.
Adhered a scrap piece of colourful dp.
I used SB circle dies on top with the inked glass of lemonade.
My 'straw' was cut from a paper clip.
Fussy cut and popped the jug. Added some
glossy accents for 'fizz'.
Attached tiny pearls to the MS punch.
STAMPlorations sentiment I thought perfect!

Hope you like my summery card.
Thanks for dropping by.