Wednesday 8 December 2021

Tags for the Holidays

 Sistah Vickie wants to see Holiday Tags 
for our last theme of 2021

I'm not a big tag maker but I had so much fun
making them and decided
that the second one (middle photo) would be used on a card.
Products used - 
Tag 1
Spellbinder Snowflake Dies with gold paper
Tim Holtz Stencil
CUTplorations Tags
Washi Tape, Ribbon, Cord and Gems.
Unknown Sentiment Stamp.
Tag 2 attached to card - 
Coutour Creations Embossed Background
Merry Die/Stamp - Hero Arts
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens
and his Speckle Stencil
SU Card base
Red Ribbon.
Tag 3 - 
Spellbinder Dies/Ribbon
Christmas Design Paper
Sentiment - Inspired by Stamping
heat embossed (no longer available)
SU card stock - same as Tag 2 base.
Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and we would love to see yours in the Gallery.

Thanks for droppin in.
We are taking a little break for Christmas
 and will be back on January 12th
to kick start our Challenges all over again.

Have a Merry and Safe Christmas.


A Snowy Christmas Scene

We are making a Scene this month at

My card certainly doesn't depict what 
Christmas looks like here - in fact
I will be spending it in the 
Tropics of North Queensland with family
(which I am really excited about)
relaxing by the pool and eating an 
abundance of fresh seafood, salads,
yummy deserts of I don't know what yet and
off course a few glasses of my favourite wine.
Not to mention my granddaughter's
amazing gingerbread cookies
that us girls are going to be making.
Okay! on to this months challenge - 
I went for a snowy scene using an old stamp
from Inspired by Stamping
(no longer available)
heat embossing and added some
 Cool Diamonds Glitter for the snow.
Still a little hard to see here!

Adhered that to grey frame
and on to an embossed Christmas background
with a few gems attached.
Added a Christmas Greeting, corner rounded
one side and attached to same grey card stock as the frame.
I'm sure you will see wonderful Scenic Christmas Cards
over at Our Blog to inspire you.
 We would love to see yours there.
I do have another one made for our Reminder
so till then - Cherrio from

Sunday 5 December 2021

Bizzy Becs December Challenge

Hello and Welcome to my post for
our December Challenge at Bizzy Becs
As it is only a few weeks till the big day
I chose to go Christmas and colour my Gnome with a Lantern image
 from Stamping Bella.

I used Tim's Distress/Oxide Inks
and Lindy's Magicals adding some shimmer
with Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamonds Glitter.
This was die cut and added to my
snowflake background with Texture Paste.
Heat embossed my sentiment and holly,
adding some Nuvo Drops to the centres.
Adhered to grey card stock and on to
white card base.
Pop over and see what The Girls have been up to.
We would love to see yours in our Gallery.
There is always a Winner's Prize!
Thanks for droppin' in

Friday 3 December 2021

The Merriest Christmas!

It's time for the last Anything Goes Challenge of the Year at
and being December - what else to make but
A Mixed Media Christmas Creation.

The start of my project was to add
gesso and some old crackle paste that
didn't crack much on to torn corrugated cardboard.
Moving on to the tag part I cut the white one
slightly smaller adding text, a bit of blue smooching
and distressing the edges.
Here are the colours from the Lindy's Magicals for my leaves
 with leftovers for the deer.
Placing Tim's Holiday Green dies, some dry wall tape
and snow to the bottom.
and some finishing touches - 
red cotton bow, red kindy glitz on the berries,
waxing around the edges and
on the branches.

One last look!

That's it for this years Mixed Media Makes.
Now head over and see what my Talented Teamies made
for your inspiration as we would love to 
see your creative creations over at our Anything Goes
using multiple mediums.
Let your imagination run riot
and get those fingers messy -
the inks and things washes off easy.
I have had so much fun creating as part of the Team
and look forward to doing it all over again in the New Year.
A Big Thank You to Andree and my Mixed Media Mates
for a wonderful creative year together.

#Note The Creative Artiste Girls are taking a break in January
but will be back in full swing for our February Challenge.

# Update - sending this over to the The Mixed Media Lovers
for their  Challenge #8
Have yourselves a Merry Christmas!
See you then!

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Merry Christmas 'Deer'

 It's finally here - December that is and that means
New Challenges over at  STAMPlorations 

Check out our Stencil Challenge Here
where my Team Mates created projects for your pleasure.

I love using the reindeer head from 
as you can build up the texture in so many ways.
I started my card with the background for it
with scrunched tissued paper glued to card stock
then added stenciling with ARTploratons Shutters
with Tim's Frayed Burlap and die cut.
On to my reindeer - I inked him with the frayed burlap,
vintage gold wax, crackle glaze and clear rock candy.
Needing some colour I stenciled red card stock with
ARTplorations Christmas Tree 1
using Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
and while wet sprayed with Gold Perfect Pearls Mix.
and attached behind the deer.
Added a few coloured stars and popped to the
Christmas Tree background and on to the same red card stock.

These are the products used

I'm sure we will have an abundance of creativity this month 
so be sure to add yours to the Gallery for a chance to win goodies.

Details - 
  • Link up a maximum of 3 projects (cards, tags, layouts, mixed media, etc.) regardless of the platform you use for linking up your projects (blog, Flickr, IG, Splitcoast, etc.)
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK. (But please don't use our challenges to enter projects you make for promotional purposes.)
  • No sneak peek projects! Full project photo must be displayed on the player's blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prizes, players must display the challenge graphic and have a text link back to the challenge post (blogs only).
  • Link up by November 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $20 prize code ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used).
  • Two (2) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $10 prize code ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used).

Have a Safe and Merry Christmas and I will
 See you in the New Year.

Saturday 27 November 2021

Ho Ho Ho and all That!

Welcome to todays post for Just Us Girls
The Lovely Lisa is Host and chose a
super image with lots of goodies to choose from.
What took my eye was the framed piece
sitting on the bench. I knew straight away 
what I would use here.
Here's a bigger picture!

I hadn't planned to use my background for that purpose -
I was going to use it for my cut out but it turned out
so nicely that it landed up there.
I scrunched some tissue paper and adhered to card stock,
went over it with VersaFine and heat embossed
using WOW Metallic Platinum powder.
I then used the same powder for my CUTplorations 
Holidays Word Die Plate. Attached that then
die cut my frame adhering to metallic paper
and finishing with my card base.
A super die plate for an easy Christmas card make.
Pop over and see what our Guest Rachel took from the photo
and the Team's inspiration also.
Thank you Rachel for sharing your creativity with us
this month as our Guest. 

#NOTE Have you wanted to be a part of
this Amazing Team? Now is your chance.
Add your card to our Gallery with DT beside it
and you could be part of the Jugheads in 2022.
Good Luck!

As we do each year we take December off
to spend time with family and friends if we are able -
and to replenish our craftiness for the New Year so
we will be back in full swing on 1st January.

PS I am lucky enough to be flying north to 
spend Christmas with family. Swanning by the pool
keeping cool and enjoying my fill of fresh seafood
with a little wine on the side. It's the Tropics. Fun eh!

Enjoy Christmas wherever and whoever you are with.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Our 7th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop at STAMPlorations

 Hello and Welcome to our

This was a very easy card to make simply by using the
quick card fronts. The paper is super thick
and makes it perfect to show off the
Inked up the GRATEFUL from the Oh So Grateful 
stamp set (unavailable)
framed and popped.
The SO is from another oldie - All About You sentiments.
Adhered to purple card base.

Check this out - 
*hop prizes
- FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.

*giveaway/linky prizes - randomly drawn from the linky
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
- ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code

*extra/surprise prizes randomly drawn

hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.

Thanks for popping in and leaving your kind comments.

Wednesday 24 November 2021

You 'ROCK'

 I'm Rockin' it for our latest challenge over at
and we are looking for Something Musical.

Because Hubby is an avid guitar player/collector
that was my obvious choice.

Here's a close up!

Background is with Tim's Oxide Inks,
a little bit of  crackled stenciling, a few black splatters 
and some music notes.
Die cut a circle to place the guitar on
using the same inks as the background,
adding glossy gel medium, touches of inking, nuvo drops
and glued to a white one for shadowing then popped.
Added appropriate sentiment and onto black paper,
finishing with white card base.
The Sistah's have made amazing musical makes
so pop over and check them out then 
come join us by adding yours to our Gallery.

Till next time - 




Tuesday 23 November 2021

Jingle All the Way

It's time for another Anything Goes Challenge over at
and I made an easy card for posting purposes.

A simple heat embossed sentiment on
metallic card stock using Ranger Red Cinnabar,
die cut, heat embossed the backgrond to match
and attached to metallic card base.
Head over and see more Christmas makes
from the Team and add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in - 

Saturday 20 November 2021

Hello Sweet Friend

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls and Hosting is Vicki 
with such lovely colour tones for us to work with.

Here's a closer look!

fall table

Once again I made this card quite a long time ago
just for the fun of using new dies.
Worked out perfectly for this weeks challenge.
Thanks Vicki!

I love kraft card stock and aqua blend together nicely.
I used metallic card stock for all the dies.
Added an extra die cut head to the big flower,
a thin frame, a few pearls and a
tiny sentiment to finish.
I loved how quick and easy this card came together.
Don't forget to check out how our Guest Rachel
and the Team were inspired by that lovely photo.
It's just 'that little bit different'
Hope you are inspired and join in
by adding to our Gallery.
Till next time - 

Saturday 13 November 2021

A Twofer for Just Us Girls

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Hosting is Elizabeth
and choosing the Mini Slimline Trend Challenge was 
the very talented former Jugs Designer Angie -
Queen of the Slimline Creations.

I landed up making two very different cards

The first card is my favourite background in pastel colours,
heat embossing the In Bloom Plumerias from STAMPlorations
with Nuvo Gold Enchantment EP.
Sentiment is STAMPlorations Fond Expression 2
attached to a strip of yellow onto pretty pink card base.
Second card has me using some of my newish dies again
in red and black backed with embossed dp
framed in red and attached to grey card base.
Added a bit of red cotton and grey die cut sentiment.
They were so fun to make. Now it is your turn to 
make a mini slimline card and add to our Gallery.
Hope to see you there after you have been inspired by 
our November Guest Rachel and the Teams make.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday 10 November 2021

A Remembrance Day Thank You

 It's time for our New Challenge over at
Sistah Birgit has chosen the theme
Give Thanks
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Australia.
The day is dedicated to Australians who died as a result of war.
My card for this challenge is
In Remembrance and to Give Thanks

here's a close up of the poppies

I love inking up the Rubbernecker stamps as 
you can get a nice artsy look.
I used their Watercolour Poppies using a
water brush with Lindy's Cuckoo Clock Cardinal
and Cathedral Pines, Brusho's Brilliant Red and
Nuvo Solar Flare Shimmer Powder. 
Added a touch of Perfect Pearls in Forever Red.
Uniball white pen touched up in the centres
and flicked some splatters.
The poppies were heat embossed with Ranger Black.
A little bit of scoring and SU Lotus Blossom sentiment 
heat embossed. 
Attached to a black background onto white card base.
Pop over and see what my Sistahs made.
Love to see your Give Thanks cards in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in