Saturday 2 October 2021

What's the Word at Just Us Girls?

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and
our Host Carol has chosen

I  went outside the box with my card 
going with the colours of Halloween
with an orange grungy background
on white card stock.
 Adhered die cut black and orange branches
 and pretty multi coloured purple flowers.
Added some pleated SU ribbon and black pearl.
Finishing with black card base.
The Gallery is going to be 'so fun' with this Challenge. 
You had better head off and check out
what our October Guest Nora Noll
(Welcome Nora)
and the Team created and add yours.
See you there

Friday 1 October 2021

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Make

Time to show off my latest Mixed Media Make for

I seem to spend a lot of time trying to get
my background just right and often go too far.
Lucky this turned out fine in the end.

Here are some photos of the making.
Started with Gesso, adding AA Red Wine Metallic Paint
a white wash and some gold speckles,
Lindy's Autumn Maple Crimson, Jolly Roger Red, 
Ken Oliver Copper, Stenciling, Script Stamping,
gold embossing, dry wall tape, bark, skewers,
art stones flowers, AA wax,
 gold thread, glitter and some inked rings.
This was then attached to black background.

Pop over and see what's in store 
from the Designers this month and
we would love to see you join us
with your Mixed Media Project.
There are so many different styles to
be creative and just have fun with.
Thanks for visiting.

The STAMPlorations Girls are Back!

We're Back at STAMPlorations  and ready to
inspire you after our little hiatus.
My  post as part of the Team is for our Stencil Challenge

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and knew the
ARTplorations Stencil -  Ethnic Flutter 1 was perfect.
Check out all the stencils Here
Unfortunately the one I used is retired.
I only did the one half of the butterfly with
Distress Grit Paste and once dry cut it out
and attached to  white card base.
The frame was cut with
 CUTplorations Basic A2 Nesting Dies 
inked the same as the
fussy cut STAMPlorations Beautiful You flower
 with Tim's Salvaged Patina and clear embossed.
Sentiment is from the set.
Finished with scattered pearls.
Pop over and see what 
'all the girls' - not just the Stencil Challenge
created for your pleasure and you will be
wanting to add your project to our Gallery.
There are a few changes regarding the challenges
 so check it out  Here

Here are the available products I used - 

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

 There is a sketch over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday
that I have wanted to make a card with and today
is that day. Even better the optional theme is
to use Plaid/Checks/Gingham - right up my alley
Check it out Here

Because I have used tartan paper from Boofle
(this was a gift from my bff some time ago
all the way from England)
it is a Christmas card.
The beautiful collage sheet makes for a
lovely background. I was very careful to add
my embossed angle so as to show off that
tartan to it's advantage.
A simple heat embossed poinsettia
with pearls were added after I die cut my gold leaves
from Tim's Holiday Greens.
Sentiment is die cut from Elizabeth Craft.

Heading over with this card for my second entry at

Thanks for dropping in and appreciate
your kind comments.

Tuesday 28 September 2021

It's Merry & Bright

 Time for our New Challenge over at

I have used the same lovely dp that was
in my card for August Here
but this time I embossed it with an old 
Cuttlebug Christmas  Folder
I got out my big Cuttlebug snowflake die
and cut with white card stock adding melted
Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel.

Sentiment is fron STAMPlorations
and the big & is heat embossed with
Ranger Red Cinnabar.
(I know you saw one similar recently but I just love that set)
I found some Christmas washi tape and
adhered it behind my snowflake which has
a lovely sparklet added to the centre.
Finished with a backing of red cardstock
onto white card base.
Hope you like what you see and head over 
to see what my Team mates created
and add your to Our Gallery.

Popping this over to
Challenge #561 without the optional Joy Word
and at My Time to Craft theirs is #366 Embossing
Thanks for dropping in - 
love reading your kind comments.

Color Hues Challenge #26

I had a little bit of  time up my sleeve and wanted to play at
The Colour Hues Challenge especially as one of the colours
is my favourite.

I got out a very old favourite SU stamp 
and embossing folder to play with
an old favourite technique -
adding water to water colour paper
after heat embossing the Fifth Avenue Floral Rose,
dropping different colours and
letting them do their magic.
Hopefully the purple/pink combination
did it's 'thing'. Fussy cut it,
popping it in front of the embossed Manhatten Flower
Added some leaves,splatters, inked edges, tiny beads and 
 sentiment  from Avant Garden with
Watering Can Archival Ink.

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