Saturday 6 November 2021


'tis getting close to Christmas and 
Hosting this weeks Word Challenge at
 Just Us Girls is Nancy
choosing an oh so perfect! one for us.
It's our first Challenge for November and we
Welcome our November Guest Rachel Davis.

Christmas and Tartan are a go too for me
(of course) and this was the perfect way to show it off.
I attached the paper to gold paper then
cut out a smaller frame, attached 
a bit of Tim's Greenery, some bells and ball,
gold thread and the CUTplorations Merry Christmas die
 in the same gold paper.
A nice simple card in very traditional colours - 
but so so hard to get a crisp photo with that gold shine.
After umteen attempts this looked the best. 

Pop over and see what our 
November Guest Rachel Davis
and the Team created and add your
Merry card to our Gallery.
Thanks for coming by. 
Love reading your comments.

Friday 5 November 2021

You're only 50 Once!

 Hello and welcome to todays post for 
and it's a pretty special one. 
My son in law turns 50 soon
so I went all out and made him an 8x10 canvas.

As you can see he is a car buff; likes to
restore old cars and this one in particular has had 
so much work done on it, tinkering to no end
and it is a credit to him the time (A LOT) he has spent
getting it to where it is today.
The need for speed has taken him to try drag racing
and has been quite successful doing so.
Anyway enough of that - 
there is so much going on here so I will
fill you in as best I can with products used and
some photos along the long road.

Started my canvas with gesso and stenciled.

Adding some grid chipboard to the sides and
lots of texture and colours with 
Distress Grit Paste, Sand Paste,
Lindy's Magical's and Brusho's.
Adding dry wall tape, postage tags, 
metal embellishments from my stash,
chipboard numbers.
Working out what to use
and went with this
If you look closely you can see a dymo cut 1965
(the year the Ford was made)
Car photo here is just on photo paper as a guide.
Have added Art Alchemy, Cosmic Shimmer 
and Imagination Crafts Startlight to various items
including the chipboard 50. Tim's Quotations
I thought suitable for the project. I added
acetate to the front of the photo after I smudged
one and scratched another. Adhered with
appropriate brads and embellishments.

Here's another photo of my finished canvas 
a little bit lighter in colour!

A time consuming creations but so fun to see it
come together so well. Hoping he likes it!
It's on it's way for the Birthday Boys 50th
on our Remembrance Day - November 11th.

Hope you enjoy looking at all the bits and bobs
I added here. Love reading your comments.
Don't foget to drop in to Our Blog
to see what my Talented Team Mates created
for your pleasure this month and 
Please come join in and have a bit of fun
creating what you love doing best.

This is heading over to More Mixed Media Challenge 
Got that covered with the black car!

Thanks and till next time - Cherrio

'Celebrate' for Bizzy Becs Blog

 Hello and Welcome to my post for today.
I am excited to be joined the Designers over at
Bizzy Becs Store Blogspot. which is Australian Based.
There is  a Monthly Anything Goes Challenge
and a Prize for our Winner kindly donated by the Store.
Here is my first card

Those that know me are aware that I love
making smoochy backgrounds.
For this card I used Tim's Oxide Inks in
Kitsch Flamingo (Out of Stock)
but can be pre ordered at Bizzy Becs Store
(love these newish colours)
I then used Tim's Wildflower Stencil as a
background with white crackle paste.
 Wildflower Stamps and Dies were added
using the same colours as above including Peacock Feathers.
These are always popular and you can email Bec
to see if she can get them for you.
Touched some of them up with Lindy's Spray and
Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

A close up showing the crackle and
colours from the inks/sprays.

This is a super set and so versatile.
There are several others that are available to
pre order also. Check it out.
Finished by attaching to coloured card stock.
head over and see what the other Talented Designers created
this month and we would love to see yours
in our Gallery Here
Thanks for droppin in - 
Love reading your kind comments.

Monday 1 November 2021

Challenge Time at STAMPlorations

 Time is flying by so quickly - 
it's November already and that means
New Challenges over at STAMPlorations
Here's my make for the Stencil Challenge

My stenciled background is from
inked with Tim's Oxide Inks in
Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber,
Faded Jeans and Rustic Wilderness.
Added some water and perfect pearl splatters.
My featured stencil is 
covered with texture paste, adding 
Golden Olive Metallic Gilding Polish when dry.
die cut from CUTplorations Tags #1
Added gold thread and a brad, popped
on to coloured card base. 

Here are the products I used - 

Head on over and see what the rest of the
STAMPlorations Team created and
come join in this month's fun challenges.
Of course you know there are prizes to be won.
Check out the few simple rules to qualify Here
and go for it.
Thanks for dropping in.