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 

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY08A8 or

$5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING08A8

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

at 12:01 am EDT to 8/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Shop here:

Not valid on prior purchases.

Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

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