Saturday, 18 September 2021

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for Just Us Girls
It's our Photo Week and Hosting is Nancy choosing
lovely bright colours of red orange and yellow.


I thought I would get out my neglected 
SU Four Feathers stamp/die set for this one - 
making for an easy card with a sentiment
that really applies to these tuff times.
I used another one of my new AALL&CREATE stencils
for the background, inking with Tim's Squeezed Lemonade
then his speckles stencil with transparent matte texture paste
(a little hard to see)
The feathers are then inked with
Festive Berries, Crackling Campfire,
 Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade,
 die cut and popped. 
Added some more speckles and glossy accents either side,
a sprinkling of diamond dust to the middle feather,
a red bow and sentiment from
STAMPlorations Feathery.
Adhered to red card stock and white card base.
Pop over and see how our Talented Guest Loll 
and my also Talented Teamies chose to 
showcase these oh so bright colours then
get cracking and add yours to our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week and
in the running to be our Guest in November.
Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Christmas Wishes for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
It's always Anything Goes and here is 
my make for our Latest Challenge.

I had a lot of fun with this card going a bit grungy. 
Used Tim's Speckles Stencil,
 designer papers from Echo Park
and stars from Hero Arts.
Around the edges is Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders.
Sentiment is unknown.
Adhered to coloured card base.
Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and come join in Our Gallery
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 11 September 2021

A Christmas Shaker Deer

 It's Saturday and time for my post for
Just Us Girls and for her first post 
Elizabeth has chosen
 Shakers for our Trend Week.

We all have cards that we tend to only do
on rare occasions and shaker cards are one of mine
but a challenge is good to get your creative juices
working in a different direction.
Thanks Elizabeth for doing just that.
I do love the ARTplorations Deer Die and 
thought he would be a good character here.
I adhered some tartan paper to my white card base.
Added acetate behind the white card front
and tan paper for the deer,
then laid out my STAMPlorations Shaker Blends
with other bits that seem to have disappeared
 adding mounting tape to seal. After adhering that 
I found I didn't have enough sequins but
luckily I managed to pull the bottom apart and
add more. Off course I had to add splatters,
 a few more sequins and finish with an eye
for my deer and sentiment from
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy.

Pop over and see how our September Guest Loll
and the Team had fun with and hopefully
you get to add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

A Simply 'Cute' Taffy Teddy

 Time for our New Challenge over at
and choosing our Theme is
Sistah Aussie aNNie with a little twist to
Clean and Simple - it's Cute and Simple
so we need to see lots of 'cuties' on our simple cards.

I did have to look deep into my stamps and found
this tiny Taffy Teddy stamp that was a freebie a long long time ago.
Nice and simple with just a bit of blendng 
with watercolour pencils -  something I haven't used in ages.
Rummaged through to find some coloured and designer papers
to add as a background. 
The grey background has been embossed
with my good old Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and sanded.
Added some stamping/sentiment from the set
and I am done.
Pop over and see what 'cuties' my Sistah's created
and come have some fun with this super themed challenge.
Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

Till next time - 

'tis the Season

 It's time for our New Challenge over at
We have a different theme each month
and it's a Sketch this time.
Here is my make.

and here is a close up of the trees and sparkly snow.

I have been playing with one of my favourite
 Screamin' Banshee Black  Magical's Powder
lately and knew it would be just right for
a bleak but snowy Christmas Creation.
Blended nicely with Lindy's Black Orchid Silver Spray
I created my background using acetate.
Added snow with distress grit paste for texture
and sparkle from Stampendous Crystal Snow.
 Tim's Great Outdoors stamp set is a festive favourite of mine 
and have used that for the background trees and stars.
Die cut the front trees from the same colours
as the background and popped for dimension.
Finished with my sentiment.
Die cut the frame, attached to black card stock and
onto white base. 
Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and come have some fun with us and
add yours to our Gallery.
Hope to see you there.

Saturday, 4 September 2021

It's a Milestone 600th Challenge at Just Us Girls

What a Milestone we have reached at Just Us Girls
I am sooooooo lucky to be part of this amazing team.

It's our 600th Challenge! How Awesome!

To celebrate this milestone we have  a Giveaway
Thanks to our Awesome Angie.
You will have to go over to Our Blog to see what it is.
Vicki is Hosting and what a perfect chose for our Word Week - 

but wait! there's more. We have a new Guest Designer
and I am so happy and excited to have
join us this month. 
Now I am sure everyone knows how talented she is
and will be sharing her talents with us all September. Yay!
A Very Big WarmWelcome Loll. 

Now on to my card - 

I did have a few ideas on this but in the end
I went with Designer Paper I have had for years.
I used one page and cut our the six squares
and backed them with coloured paper to blend.
Added some variegated cotton,
 tiny bee and butterfly from SU Collage Curios,
pearls and sentiment from Altenew Engraved Flowers.
I then adhered to another sheet of designer paper
and on to coloured card stock.
I photographed it in front of a sheet from the same pad.

Loll has made a gorgeous card for her first post
as our Guest Designer and so too my
oh so Talented Team Mates.
Pop over and see for yourself and 
join us in Celebration by adding your card
to our Gallery. You could be a prize winner
and/or our Guest Designer in November.
Thanks for coming by

Friday, 3 September 2021

A Mixed Up Recycle Make

 Hello and Welcome to my Mixed Media Make for

Here is the front and back view of my
recycled cardboard creation and
as you can see -  from a beer carton.

There's not a lot to explain here just
having a fun play time with lots of 
different products used and adding
as I went along - not knowing how it would 
look finished.
I have used gesso as a white wash on the corrugated cardboard.
Distress grit paste always adds some nice texture.
Some grungy stamping, stenciling and
a bit of bark hiding behind my popped
smaller cardboard. There is also cheesecloth
and lots of glitter. Art Alchemy Stamps, Paints and
Waxes were added for colour.
Die cut flower is from Cherry Lynne. 
Finished with a simple sentiment.
I meant to add some blue wire to hang this piece
and forgot before photographing so will  do that.

Pop over and see what my Creative Team Mates
had fun with and hope you get a chance to add yours
to our Gallery this month.
Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Thinking of You.

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post.
Lisa is our Host this week at Just Us Girls
for our Photo Week. 

Here's a close up!

What caught your eye here?
I saw all the lovely bright colours.
My background and die cuts are from
Lindy's Screamin Banshee Black
as I knew the various colours would show up nicely.
I then die cut Tim's Mixed Media Thinlits
adding a little stenciling to include
 yellow there and with my ribbon.
Die cut sentiment is from Crafts4You.
Finished by attaching to white card base
with a snippet of coloured paper on the side -
  something I picked up from teamie Cecile. 

As it is the last week of July 
it is the last post from our Guest Claire
so pop over and see what caught her eye
then on to the Team's Creations.
Always amazing makes!

PS Thank you so much for sharing
your talents with us this month Claire.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

The Circus Comes to Town for a Birthday Celebration

What a fun challenge Vicki chose this time round for us at
Certainly one for the kiddies!

As I had nothing Circus-y in my stash I 
went delving into blogland for something appropriate.
What is a Circus with a Clown?
I chose this fun pre coloured clown as he seemd to be saying
Happy Birthday so that is the path I took.
I inked up the number stencil
to go with the birthday theme
and adhered to a coloured back.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Pink & Maine
and cut from Spellbinder circle dies
tucked behind the numbered stencil.
Attached to bright coloured card stock.
There's some fabulous Circus Themed cards over at
Our Blog from my Talented Sistahs so
go check them out and add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for stopping by.

A Merry Make for Christmas Craft Creations

It's Reminder time at Christmas Craft Creations
and as a bonus I have another card for your pleasure.
I saw a card I really liked over on Pinterest Here
and have cased it.

I inked my background using acetate with 
Tim's Oxide Inks in Abandonded Coral and 
Salvaged Patina onto watercolour paper.
Added the Lawn Fawn white heat embossed leaves
from STAMPlorations Feathery.
Die cut my vellum tag from CUTplorations Tags 1.
The Merry Die from Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut
was cut three times for dimension and 
heat embossed with Zing Metallic Silver
and adhered to the vellum tag.
Inked the Christmas word underneath.
Added STAMPlorations Shaker Blend sequins
and tied my tag with variegated cotton from my stash.
Finished with corner rounding and 
attaching to white card base.

Pop over and see how my Talented Team Mates
chose to show off their Non Traditional Coloured cards
and come join in our Gallery. 
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your kind comments.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Another Merry Christmas card for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

 It's that time again for a New Challenge over at
and we have reached a Milestone #100 Challenges!

I had forgotten I had a lovely big snowflake die
from Cuttlebug and knew it would make a nice
CAS Christmas card. I die cut my topping
from some Christmas DP and again underneath
in blue to add a touch of colour.
This is when I rummaged through my embossing powders
as I knew I had one with a hint of blue and gold.
It's Wow Antlantic Seaspray -  perfect!
I die cut my snowflake twice and heat embossed
with the above powder. 
Just had to finish it off with a sentiment from
STAMPlorations inked and heat embossed clear,
 a big gem centred in the snowflake
and a few tiny heat embossed stars.
Pop over and see what my Team Mates
have in store for your pleasure.
Hope you are inspired to create
a Christmas card for our 100th Challenge.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Someone need a HUG!

Time for our new Challenge over at Just Us Girls 
and it is our Colour Week.
Carol is Hosting and chose such lovely colours for us.

I was so excited when I saw that my local online craft store
had added AALL&CREATE stencils and stamps
so a couple just fell into my cart as they do
and thought it only right I should ink one up straight away.
Another CAS card with simple stenciling and
die cuts. The pink flowers were cut twice 
and the heads cut again  for dimension.
A simple sentiment die cut and popped finished my card.
I have used crazed metallic paper for
texture and a nice shimmer.
Pop over and see how our Guest Claire
and the Jugheads chose to showcase
these soft colours.
Come join us with yours in our Gallery and
you could be our Chic of the Week and
a future Guest.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 14 August 2021

It's CASimply Black and White

It's Saturday and Trend Week at Just Us Girls Challenge 
Vicki is Hosting and chose BLACK and WHITE.
This called for a really CAS card.

I heat embossed the STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays 1
in black and added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the flowers
die cut it the white frame and again in black with the bigger one.
Finished with my sentiment from 
STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches.
Easy Peasy eh!
It was near impossible to photograph
trying to get the shimmer to show up but 
you will all know just how nice it is IRL.
Pop over and see what our Guest Claire
and my Talented Teamies made
with this Simple Trend.
Thanks for dropping in - 

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Happy Birthday Wishes

 It's time for our New Challenge over at
Leaf it to Chance
(use leaves on your project)

I think I have that covered!
It was a little difficult to get a good photo 
as the card stock I used is a lovely metallic paper
with a pattern. I bought it a few years ago from our
local Office Supplier.
The leaves are from SU Botanical Blooms
and Sizzix Thinlits 664377 including the flowers.
Sentiment die cut using SU Avant Garden.
Pop over and see what my Sistah's created
and join us this time round in our 
'Leaf it to Chance' Gallery
and we will pop in to see how
you chose to 'leaf' your creation.
Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

A Pretty Poinsettia for Christmas Craft Creations

 I have some exciting news for you today.
I have joined the Talented Team at

We have a monthly themed Christmas Challenge and
I was so excited when I saw what the August Theme was as I
love making Non Traditional Coloured Christmas Cards and
a favourite of mine  is kraft as you can add any colour choice.

I decided to use some patterned metallic card stock -
it's not a white white because of the sheen.
I got out my favourite Spellbinders Poinsettia dies
and cut several for layering.
Background dies are from Tim's Mini Holiday Greens
and Memory Box Quinn Flourish.
The texture plate is embossed instead of die cut.
Added Lawn Fawn Hemp Cord behind the flourish.
Of course you have to have some snowy
pearl white splatters which break the plain background.
Sentiment die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Finished with some pearl coloured gems
to the flower centres.
Pop over and see how my Team Mates
chose to use Non Traditional Colours on their
Christmas creations.
Why not join in with yours.
It's good to get those Christmas cards in the ready!
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your kind comments too.

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

A Beautiful Day for Altenew's Ultimate Challenge

Altenew are  hosting the
Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop
with amazing prizes to be won,
 inviting Designers from a variety of Blogs
to showcase their talents using their products.
As part of the team at The Sisterhood of Crafters
I chose my old favourite - 

As I mentioned above I have use the 
Altenew Beautiful Days Stamp Set and Dies
inking up with their Red Cosmos Ink Set
and Tim's Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive and Iced Spruce
Sentiments are from
Altenew Label Love, Larkspur and Frosted Garden.
Added white cotton behind the popped floral spray.
Framed in pink and on to white card base.

Look at the amazing prizes that are to be won!

. Prizes

$250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop,

Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to

TEN lucky winners.

Winners will be chosen at random from the comments

left on any of the blogs listed below

and will be announced on the

Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.


. Special Offer 

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at checkout on orders over $39 from 8/10/2021

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Hop Order -


AAA Card Challenge

Happy Little Stampers

Addicted to CAS

Perfectly CAS

Addicted to Stamps and More!

Seize the Birthday

Color Hues the Color Challenge

Time Out Challenge

Less is More Challenge

Double D Challenge Blog

The Sisterhood of Crafters

Color Throwdown

Lots to check out for sure! Enjoy browsing and

don't forget to leave comments for your chance to be a Winner!

PS We have our New Challenge over at 

The Sisterhood of Crafters going live tomorrow

so why not head over and see what we have in store for you.

Thanks for popping my way.

Deck the Halls with 'Holly'

 It's time to show off my latest card for 
 Anything Goes Christmas.

A CAS card using STAMPlorations Layered Holly
Inked with Tim's Rustic Winderness Oxide
and Festive Berries Distress
then heat embossed in black.
The berries were heat embossed with Ranger Red Cinnabar
which you can see has a touch of gold.
The splattered background is leftovers from
my last card for this challenge as it was still
on my glass mat and added some red.
 Made both cards the same week end.
Sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Always good to have CAS cards 
for no bulk posting.
That's it for now. I will have another Christmas card
to show you later in the month.
Don't forget to pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and join in and add your Christmas creation to our Gallery.
 Cherrio from 

Saturday, 7 August 2021

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
Just Us Girls and our Host Bobby has chosen

Before I go any further I would like to welcome
our New Designer Elizabeth Stewart from
We are all excited to have you join the Jugheads
and share your talents with us.

It's not Harvest time here in Australia but we do have 
a Pumpkin Festival early in the year where
there is a competition to see who can
throw a pumpkin down a very long hill
and make it to the bottom. (Not an easy feat)
It is in a small rural town not far from where I live.

Once again I have used  my STAMPlorations 
Oh So Grateful Die and
Thankful and Blessed for my sentiment
It's my go to Harvest type items.
Did some light stenciling behind my popped pumpkin with
ARTplorations Barley Stencil.
I inked up my watercolour paper with 
Tim's oxide inks in various colours and
a bit of shimmer from Lindy's Grab a Guy Gold
 for my background and stamped/die cut pumpkin.
Die cut the corner with Tim's Thinlits Mixed Media.
Finished by adhereing to matching coloured card base.

As it is a new month we have a New Guest
Welcome to Claire Apostoloff.
Lovely to have you join us and 
look forward to you sharing your talent with us this month.

Check out what Claire and the Team created
and come join in this weeks challenge.
You could be our Chic of the Week and in the running for
Guest Designer in October. 
Thanks for dropping in