Saturday 5 September 2020

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to Saturday's post for
Just Us Girls with a New Month of Challenges.
Sue is Hosting for our Word Week and chose Leaves.
Our September Guest is Lindsey from
Welcome Lindsey. Lovely to have you this month.

I used one of my favourite retired SU sets -
Botanical Blooms for my leaves.
Smooched my watercolour paper with a variety of
Tim's Distress Inks then die cut them
inking up the centres .
Embossed my background then added the leaves.
Attached my sentiment and matted with
the same card stock as my base.
Finished with variegated cotton and pearls.

Pop over and see how Lindsey and the Team
chose to showcase their leaves.
Join us and you could be Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer - like Lindsey.

Popping this card over to
Cards4Galz for their Hello Challenge
Time Out Challenge for their Season Challenge
using Autumn Colours.

Thanks for dropping in

Friday 4 September 2020

I Chose Art

Hello Crafty Friends
It's time for the New Challenge over at
and I thought I would do something a little different.

I brought back a door hanger from a hotel I stayed at
while in Dublin UK and as it hangs on the door to my play room
I decided to do a template of it and make it a bit more 'me'
hence I went with a Scottish Theme with the Thistle and colours.
Of course I added a few dragonflies
 as I love the Outlander Series.
  Here's how it started with a template from this this -  to finish like this!

Started my background with 
Lindy's Sprays and Powders
using the same mediums for my thistle die cut.
then cutting out the Italian Flourish doily from Cherry Lynn
to add to the side and coloured with Lindy's Spray.
My dragonflies are from Visible Image 
as is the words 'I Choose'
'Art' Word from That's Crafty. Added some stamping from
Visible Image around the edges and touches of stenciling
with transparent matt texture paste
 adding colour with Art Alchemy Heather Hills Wax.
Stenciled the background with
white texture paste from Tim's Speckles.
Popped my thistle after adding sprinkles of
Heather Flower Soft on the head and 
falling down to the bottom.
Finished with a variegated purple bow.

Pop over and see what my
Talented Team Mates, our New Designer 
the very talented Tracey
(Big Welcome to the Team)
 and Guest Marina created this month.
Be inspired and come join us.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time Cherrio from

Tuesday 1 September 2020

It's New! It's Steampunk! and a New Adventure for Me!

 Welcome to the First Challenge over at the
Steampunk Challenge
I am part of the Talented Team where we will showcase
Steampunk Industrial Style Mixed Media according to the 
Mood Board for that month.
All the details can be found above!
Here is our first!
and here are my makes.
This is totally new to me but what's life without a Challenge
and even better when it's your Hobby!
I am going to have fun with this style for sure.
As you can see they are pretty CAS as I
start delving into the world of 'Steampunk'.


Products used are -
Steampunk Stencil
Transparent Texture Paste
Lindy's Magical's Screamin' Banshee Black
Kaisercraft Die Cut Cog
Art Alchemy Waxes/Sparks
Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Powder
Sentiment - AALL& Create (pretty hard to see)
Ken Oliver Liquid Metallic Copper


Products used - 
Dusty Attic Stencil
TH Distress Grit Paste
Art Alchemy Metallic  Emerald Green Paint
Art Alchemy Waxes - Brushed Iron, Peacock, Fire Ruby
Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
Nuvo Drops
Metal items from my stash

ATC Three

Products used - 
Plain/Corrugated Cardboard
Dusty Attic Stencil
Dreamweaver Crackle Paste
Art Alchemy Red Wine Metallic Paint
Art Alchemy Brushed Iron, Fire Ruby Wax
Die cut Cogs
Kebab Sticks 
Grey Card Stock

and a few close ups

Pop over to Our Blog to cast your eyes on some
amazing talent from the Team. 
You have the whole month to have fun and get your fingers
inked up and creative.
I know the Team would love to see
your  Industrial Style Steampunk MM Art in our Gallery.
Hope you take the plunge and play with our
Very First Challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to check my post out.

Till next time - Cherrio

A Mix of Foiled Leaves

'tis the First of the Month and this post is for
For this month's Anything Goes Challenge
we are looking for Foiling
(Minc machine, foiled card stock or aluminum foil)

I took two different photos trying to get the
shimmer from the silver foil paper.

While searching in my Bit Box for something
I came across this Alcohol Inked piece and
knew it would be perfect for this challenge.
Cut down to size and attached several foiled leaves
and sentiment.
Added some gold thread and a black pearl.
Attached this to metallic silver card base
and my foiling was done.
Pop over and see lots more from the
Talented Team and get foiling!
See you in the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in