Tuesday, 22 June 2021

It's 'Merry' for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

It's time again for our New Anything Goes Challenge at
I am really enjoying getting a head start on my Christmas Cards
with Anything Goes - it makes it easy as and just go with
whatever takes your fancy.

The background on this card has been cut in half
and the other piece you will see pretty soon!
It is also a Christmas Card Shh!
Lots of different Lindy's Magical's colours
which look super IRL.
I seem to be in a blueish colour mood as my last card
for our challenge was blue too.
Next tme I will make sure it is different.
I die cut my background and added
silver glitter paper to the back.
This was then framed in red.
The silver snowflakes are from Spellbinders
heated with Wow Midas Touch Embossing Glitter.
Merry die is from Memory Box cut with the same
metallic paper as the card base.
Finished with red pearls.
Pop over Here to see what  my Team Mates created
and join in the fun and get those Christmas cards in the ready.
You are never too early to start and after all we are nearly
half way there. 
Thanks for dropping in -

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Case-ing Host Cècile

 Welcome to my Saturday post for Just Us Girls
 and Host this week is Cecile.
While 'trolling' her amazing blog
I decided to case one or two of her cards - 
just which ones though as there are so many
amazing artistic ones to choose from.
Those that follow us at JUGS 
know what I am talking about!
So here goes...
Cecile chose - Orange Poppy Red and Hot Pink
for our Colour Week.


The Happy Die is from Heidi Swapp
Birds - Crafts4U
DP is an oldie from SU
Word Dies another old die set from Cuttlebug
Card front is leathergrain but too hard to see.
Hearts - punch.
Card stock using chosen colours.

Background is Nuvo Shimmer Powder
Dies cut flowers in two colour and shadowed
Splatters from Tim's Stencil
Sentiment is Crafts4U

These are the two 'Cecile Cards' I cased.

Aren't her cards just gorgeous?
Hope Cecile likes my take on them and you do also.
I look forward to seeing yours in our Gallery this week
after you checked out what our Guest Fran
and my Amazingly Talented Teamies made.
Thanks for droppin in - 

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Reminder Post for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

It's Reminder Time for our 

I found my shaving cream background piece in my bits box 
would fit in just perfectly.
Again I used crackle paste 
Once dry I added some ribbon and the 
My flower and leaves from

I was really pleased how the white crackle paste 
made the stenciled flower stand out.
The popped up flower finished it off nicely.

As is each year the STAMP family 
have a hiatus till September but - 
there is always other projects in the pipeline
so you won't miss out on what's happening.

Remember that if you order more than $15 of product from the website
 (after discounts and before shipping) and quote my code STAMPGIRLINA 
at checkout you can get 20% off your order 
you can also choose a product for FREE up to the value of $7!

Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 12 June 2021

No Stamping 'For You'

There's something very different with today's post for 
Our Host Carol wants us to put our stamps away 
and make our cards with
What crossed your mind when you saw the Trend?
Yikes! no stamping - not even for the sentiment.

I don't know what made me think of it but
I had this lovely frangipani vellum sheet
I bought umteen years ago and thought it would 
make a nice framed feature.
Did you think it was paper?
It was cut out with Sizzix thinlits 
and the frame cut again in white for the thin borders.
My background is embossed with a similar flower
on white card stock backed by yellow
to the card base.
Sentiment is from an Impression Obsession Die.
See - no stamping!
What a fabulous and fun challenge Carol.
Now I am looking forward to seeing what
our Gallery provides for us to check out.
That is after you have been to see what our Guest Fran
and my talented Team Mates created.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Water! Water! Water!

 Hello and Welcome to today's post for
our New Challenge over at
with the Theme of Water Water Water
chosen by Sistah Dianne.

As you can see I went way outside the box
going with waterdrops!
I didn't really know how I would use my
Ryn Waterdrop stamps so went with a
stenciled background 
using Distress Oxide Inks adding
a few black lines with a credit card for interest.
I then stamped part of my waterdrop stamp
adding some white spots and glossing them with
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
then die cutting the CUTplorations 
Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Plate.
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches,
 framed with a black pen to highlight.
Added a black frame and on to green card base.

Pop over and see how my Sistah's chose to
use water water water on their projects.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

A Merry Christmas Shaker Tree

 Time again for our Anything Goes
Christmas Challenge at 

and this time round I have made a CAS shaker card. 
Not one I do very often but I wanted to
try the ARTplorations Christmas Tree die 
that I got last year and a shaker was the perfect choice.
I used 'crazed' metallic card stock to cut out my tree
and as my base.
Filled with the blue shimmer shaker blend 
from CRAFTplorations and popped.
Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn
and inked with Lindy's Magical's.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and join in with yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 5 June 2021

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

 Our Host this week at Just Us Girls is the
Lovely Lisa and for our Word Week has chosen 
Kind/Kindness and how appropriate
with so much happening around us..
We have a New Guest for June - 
Welcome Fran Wing.

I saw a card on Pinterest that I liked and
wouldn't you know it - can't find who made it so -
my card is based on that card.
I love Rubbernecker stamps and this is the Bouquet.
An easy way to colour just by simply inking 
my glass mat with Tim's Oxide inks and away I went.
Added a few Nuvo Shimmer Powders to a few for shine.
Hand squiggled around the edges and
threw on some splatters.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy.
Check out what our Guest Fran 
and my Talented Team Mates created
and join in our Word Challenge this week.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in

Friday, 4 June 2021

Flowers for Creative Artiste

Today's post is for the June Challenge at
where Anything Goes using multiple mediums
on your project.

Here is mine as part of the Designers.

I have used recycled cardboard and packing paper.
Inked both the back and front then adding text and 
a gritty white wash  with gritty texture paste.
More layers with chipboard, flowers, real chicken feathers
and wire. Added colour with Lindy's Magicals
and Art Alchemy Waxes.
The blue flower centre piece has 
Little Birdie Embossed Texture Paste 
and puffs up when heated.

Check out what my Talented Team Mates created
for this month's challenge and we would 
love to see your mixed media make in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your thoughts!

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Stencil Time at STAMPlorations

 Hello and Welcome. Time for our June Stencil Challenge

on this piece was started when I did my
project for our Things with Wings and was a spare
incase I needed it. Determined to use it I went all out here
and added lots of mixed media items.
I used just one stencil here - ARTplorations Crisscrossed
using crackle paste.
Background includes Lindy's Magicals
Chipboard, Cheesecloth, Pearls, Gems, Glitter
Art Alchemy Waxes, Art Stones.

It sure was fun to make this mixed media project.
Check out what the STAMPgirls created
for your pleasure this month Here
and add yours to our gallery to win
some amazing products.
You will see my Reminder Post in a few weeks.

Thanks for dropping in.

Monday, 31 May 2021

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Reminder

Here is my Reminder Post for our
Spring Fling/Blog Hop and Linky Party.
Again I am showcasing 

 Here's a peek! and the sentiment stamp I used

I wanted to do something a little different 
from just using the one sheet I chose so photocopied
it to have a card similar to the triple time stamping
by layering the same way - you get the drift!
They were framed and popped with SU Rich Razzleberry
which matched perfectly.
Finished with a few pearls and
Adhered to white card base.

Have you added your project and
left comments for your chance to win?
There is still time. Go for it. 

And there is this also.

Thanks for dropping in

Believe in the Magic

 I got my play time in to finish my mixed media tag for the
Tags/ATC's Challenge at

I had quite a few die cuts so thought 
I would use a few of them here.

The back tag has been stenciled with Tim's Holiday Knit
with coloured card stock
using texture paste and purple pearl pigment powder.
The smaller white one again with the same stencil
in white texture paste and the top one I used
to add the Christmas Sentiment and a few
stamped snowflakes.
The snowflake dies are Spellbinders
cut from different papers and
smooched with Lindy's Magical's
Added scrunched ribbon and gems to finish.
I have enjoyed getting my Christmas Stash out
and creating recently. Seems I have caught the early bug!
Now to have a tidy up and keep going.
Our first day of Winter here in Australia starts tomorrow
so it's a good time to play.

Thanks for popping in - till next time
Cherrio from 

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Jingle Bells Christmas Tag

 I had a fun filled few hours recently getting some Christmas DP
 out of hibernation and inky and a bit messy
with pastes and stenciling for a 'new to me'
Christmas Challenge - Christmas Craft Creations
They are asking for Tags or ATC's 
for their May Challenge Theme.
As time is running out I decided to go with the 'tag' theme
but would loved to have gone all out with ATC's - another time.
This challenge opens another door of your creativity
with the fun of making something smaller than
our every day cards although you can add them 
as an extra layer on your card.
I decided to go with the DP for my first tag

and a close up to show off the die

I like making a double tag as it gives you more impact
with designer papers.
I used Echo Park I Love Christmas to cut out
my Sizzix Fancy Tags.
The hardest part was the placing of 
Tim's Holiday Greens. in various colours.
Some were heat embossed with 
Zing Brown Sugar and Ranger Red Cinnabar.
So thankful I have Glad Press & Seal
to hold them all in place while I glued them down.
This is where I made a mistake as I meant to add them to the
back frame with the Christmas Music - oops!
It worked out well as I decided to have a shadow effect
on my ARTplorations Jingle Bells die.
The front one was cut from the same music paper
and inked with Tim's Frayed Burlap as is the back tag.
This helped to show off the die nicely.
Added some ribbon and mini bells to finish.

I have another few in the making
(one with the pastes and stenciling)
and hope to get that one finished
and show it off in the next few days.

Also found another new Christmas Challenge

so popping my tag over there.

That's Christmas for now - till the next one
Thanks for coming by.

'Wild' about Spots or Dots at Just Us Girls

We are going for Spots or Dots this week at Just Us Girls
for our Wild Card Week, chosen by our Host Angie.
Our eyes will never be the same!

I was planning to do a Bokeh card but somehow
I changed my mind after finding a few
interesting dotty stamps tucked away.
Inked up my dots with Distress Oxide colours
then decided to add a bit of texture
with stenciling with white crackle paste.
After searching through my stamps I couldn't find one
that suited so got out Tim's Small Talk Words
adding ones that I thought suited.
Attached to SU card base.
Pop over and see how Jacinda and the Team
went dotty and come play with this weeks
fun challenge.
You could be our Chic of the Week
and be a future Guest with us.
Thanks for visiting. 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Thinking of You!

 It's Wednesday and the day our New Challenge at
Darlene has chosen the 'Theme'
Flowers as the Focus.

I chose to do something I have wanted to try for ages - 
Use Lindy's Moon Shadow and Starburst Mists
onto black paper.
I heat embossed the Full of Glee stamp by Penny Black.
The colours are a little darker than I wanted but still
really happy with the result - so shimmery!
The background was also sprayed with Lindy's.
Die cut  my flower from MFT and matted with gold paper.
Sentiment die using the same paper from Crafts4U.
Finished by attaching to black card base.
I'm sure we are going to have so many
beautiful floral cards in our Gallery this month.
Be sure to check out what my Sistah's made
before you head off to make yours.

# Update Popping this card over at

Thanks for dropping in.