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Saturday, 1 October 2022

For You.

Can you believe we are in to October already!
Well it's true and our new round of challenges at
Just Us Girls is upon us.
That means we have a New Guest Designer
A Big Welcome to Lynne from Rubydoobydoocrafts

 I am Hosting our Word Week with
SCRAPS! 



We all have an abundance of those leftover bits of paper - Right!
How hard is it to create a card using them?
Well for me this challenge was just that.
Even with boxes/drawers of bits, somehow I found it
hard to get what I was happy with. 
In the end after leaving it for a few days,
 contemplating whether to just thow it out and start again.
 I finally finished with something I am happy with.
I knew I wanted to use some leftovers (scraps) from
the retired SU Pumpkin Pie DP
then went looking for a colour to go with them.
Found one and started die cutting
The top strip is from Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders,
Butterfly is CUTplorations Flutter Zen #2
Sentiment - Impression Obsession
Leaf Swirl - Fancy That - inked with Lindy's Magical's.
Kaisercraft pearl.
That's my take on our Word Challenge.
Thanks for visiting.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.



Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Happy Everything!

 Don't you love it when a card comes together quickly?
This is exactly what happened for the Latest Challenge at
The chosen the Theme is
HAPPY EVERYTHING!
(Just has to have Happy in your sentiment)


I knew I wanted to ink up a stamp that
has those very words.
It's from STAMPlorations Happy Everything
as is the floral stamp - Darling Dog Roses.
I was going to heat emboss in gold on to
white card stock but
had the Paper Rose DP close by and
decided to see what it looked like
heat embossing in white.
Turned out nicely and finished with
adding a few little white hearts
and adhered to white card base. 
So there you have it - 
an easy peasy CAS Happy Everything card.
Head over and see how my Sistahs
chose to use the 'HAPPY'
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, 24 September 2022

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

 Nancy has chosen such a gorgeous photo
showcasing the beautiful colours with the
changing of the seasons for our Photo Challenge.



Once again I got out those old CB leaf dies
inking them with Lindy's Magicals
and Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals.
Embossed with older CB folders to add texture.
Kaisercraft die for background
 and sentiment heat embossed in gold.
Added a gold button and attached to 
orange leathergrain card base.
Head over and see what our Guest Julie and 
The Crew created and come 
add yours to our Gallery.
In doing so you could be Chic of the Week
and chosen as a Guest like Julie.
A big Thank You to our September Guest Julie
for sharing your fabulous array of talent with us.

A few LATE UPDATES!
Adding my card to 


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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Shine Brightly!

It's Colour Week over at  Just Us Girls
and our Host Bobby chose such easy ones to create with.



I have seen a card similar to this on Pinterest
and wanted to re-create it .
I love using corrugated cardboard, tearing away
all the paper this time and inking the corrugations.
My orange flower is Black Eyed Susan from
Elizabeth Craft Designs using
Tim's Distress Inks, cut several times and layered.
Green and brown leaves from different dies.
Finished with twine bow and
sentiment from Tim's Quotations.
Added this to white card base.
Head over and see how our Guest Julie
and my Talented Team Mates
chose to showcase these colours
and come share yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting



Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Wonders of the Sea.

Time for our New Challenge over at 
and our Aussie aNNie chose the Theme
Sun/Sea/Sand/Beach
Anything to do with Summer that is!
I went with a 'Sea Theme'


Again my Magical's created the beautiful
under the sea colours.
The lovely seahorse and sentiments
are from AALL&Create
Underwater Wonders and heat embossed.
Added some Ryn bubbles filled with
Nuvo Crystal Glaze.
A few other circles from Visible Image.
Adhered to bright blue card base.
Pop over and check out how the Sistahs
chose to use our Theme.
Love to see yours in our Gallery.
Thansk for visiting



Let it Snow!

 What is our Theme this month for
Ribbon or Twine - maybe use both.




I got out several snowflake stamps and
heat embossed in white randomly on kraft paper.
Added ribbon from stash and a couple of
snowflake dies from Spellbinders.
Sentiment from Happy Little Stampers
is heat embossed on a tag.
Added some white cotton in a bow and red gems to finish
adhering to kraft card base.
Head over and see what my
Talented Team Mates created
and come join in with yours in our Gallery.
Love to see you there.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.



Saturday, 10 September 2022

Feeling Sentimental

 It's Saturday and Challenge Day at Just Us Girls
Choosing our Trend as Host is Carol M
Repetition! Repetition! Repetition!



For my card I got out the old retired 
Feeling Sentimental Set from SU.
It's a favourite of mine for repeat stamping.
The old stamp a ma jig comes in handy for this as 
this set is on wood.
First image is inked with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
and the second and third were inked and
stamped off before adding next to the first one.
Inked a strip under the bicycles to ground them.
Added a few strips of dp, sentiment
and that's it. Easy Peasy!
Pop over and see what our Guest Julie
and my Talented Team Mates created and
come join in and add yours to our Gallery.

*Update I am sending this card over to
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Wednesday, 7 September 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge

It's Stencil Challenge Time over at



I love using more than one stencil at a time
and here I used one from Studio Light and
one from Little Birdie with Tim's Oxide Inks.
Added script stamping from AALL&Create  and splatters.
Butterfly is from Sizzix die cut twice,
placing the itty bitty insides into the black outlined die
and touched up with Nuvo Shimmer Pen.
Leaving a sentiment off at the moment,
adhering onto coloured card base.
Head over and see what the rest of the
Stencil Team created and come add yours
to the Gallery.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.




Saturday, 3 September 2022

A Basket of Blooms


Spring is on it's way here and our Host Sue has picked
Basket for our Word Week aJust Us Girls.
Perfect timing for me to fill a basket with pretty blooms.
We also welcome our New Guest Designer
Julie Beech from Crafted by Jules



I really enjoyed creating this card. I have had the
basket die in my stash for 'years' 
and it is from Marianne Designs.
I die cut it from an inked piece from my  bits box.
Added a touch of colour with AA Sparks/Waxes
as I knew I wanted to use them for some of my flowers.
For my background I used
Spellbinders Opulant Ovals and Floral Ovals
from metallic card stock.
The main flower and leaves are from 
 Sizzix Thinlits 664377 Dies 
cut from leftovers from the different card stock  used here.
Smaller flowers are MS punch.
Centre of some of the flowers have Liquid Pearls.
Card base is same metallic paper.
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You will want to check out what our Guest Julie
and the Design Team created. There are so many
wonderful ways they have used that WORD!
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting


Friday, 2 September 2022

Tag Time for Creative Artiste

 Today's post is for the New Anything Goes  
This month I chose to make a Tag!

I did manage to  take a few pics along the way.

Started out with a die cut tag, Added Gesso randomly
then inked with distress ink, stamping
a couple of flourishes and added some glitter.
Adding on texture with lace, cheesecloth and coloured skewers
Finished with lots of greenery behind my flower,
ribbon and gems.

Head over and see what my Talented Team Mates
created for your pleasure and how about joining us
with yours this month! 
Love to see you there.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.








Saturday, 27 August 2022

You're a STAR!

Our Host Lisa E wants us to head 
Back to School for our Word Week at
Yikes! that was like forever ago...
Lucky it's not for real - it's our cards that need to be
Back to School related or
just be inspired by any of the features on
the super photo. There really are lots to choose from!



After procrastinating over this photo for
like forever I came up with a simple bookmark
that turned out so easy in the end.
I used a Kaisercraft paper pad for everything
except the plain paper. 
Die cut the circles and punched a bigger star.
Head over and see where our Guest Cathy
and the Team went with Lisa's fun photo.
It's Cathy's last week with us and it has been
lovely to have her share her talents with us.
Thanks so much Cathy.

Till next time!


Wednesday, 24 August 2022

I Picked These for You.

 
Sistah Diane has chosen the Theme for our
New Challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters
FRAME IT!


I saw a card I liked on Pinterest Here
and have 'cased it' using Tim's Wildflowers also.
I found a lovely soft coloured dp for my background
and added lots of white shimmery die cuts. I also like to
add an extra head to the main flower and 
in the same paper as the background. 
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations.
Finished with a clear gem.
Head over and see what gorgeous creations
from the Sistahs and we would love to see yu
add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting and always special
when I read your kind comments.


Saturday, 20 August 2022

Big Hugs!

 Lisa K is our Host for Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and picked an awesome combination for us to work with.
Teal - Yellow - Tan



You all know me and my love of Lindy's Magical's!
These gorgeous colours 'screamed' Magical's and
I think I got a bit heavy handed with the
Tibetan Poppy Teal when I wet my w/c paper
and dropped it on with a brush.
ooooooooooh! I love the result though.
So bold, bright and shimmery.
I also added Yellow Rose of Texas
and included it on my background die
behind the SU Four Feathers.
I used retired SU Tip Top Taupe
(papers and ink)
Stencilling is from AALL&Create
and Whichcraft Do You Do.
Sentiment is ARTplorations.
Added a tiny bit of yellow ribbon to finish.
Head over and check out how our 
August Guest - Cathy and the Team 
used the colours.
I am sure you will want to join in
and add your to our Gallery. Hope so!
Thanks for visiting



Saturday, 13 August 2022

What's Trending at Just Us Girls!

I do love playing with Stencils and 
Bobby chose them as Host for Trend Week at

Inked background with Tim's Ox Inks,
stencilling heavily ARTplorations Bloom Reticulate
with Crackle Texture Paste.
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations 
Chevrons and Arrows.
Inked the edges, corner rounded
and on to white card base. 
Head over to Our Blog and
check out the fabulous makes from
Our Guest Cathy and the Team.
Hope to see yours there.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.



Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Winter Activities!

Time for our New Challenge over at
and our Theme is Winter Activities



I die cut my Cottage Cuts Scottie Dog on a Sled
twice - once for my black Scottie and red
for the sleigh.
Background is a mix of oxide inks and
Lindy's Milky Way White.
Die cut a circle for my scottie to ski on
heat embossing Stampendous Chunky White Enamel and
. Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamonds for the snow.
Added some long neglected snowflake stickers
and the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Attached to white card base.
Head over and see what the rest of the
Talented Designers chose for their Winter Activities
and come join in with yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting




Thinking of You 'Sister'

Today's post for The Sisterhood of Crafters
is a pretty special one for me. 
The theme chosen by Sistah Darlene is
SUNFLOWERS!

This card was made while thinking of my sister who loved sunflowers.


My background is randomly stencilled with grit paste,
die cuts in black and kraft.
Sunflower from STAMPlorations was inked in black
 and heat embossed, coloured with Lindy's Magical's
 and Nuvo Shimmer Powders and fussy cut.
 Dotted the centre with gel pen.
Sentiment is from Krafts4U
Corner rounded, matted in black and on to kraft card base.
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The painting below was made for my Sister so she could see them
every time she looked out her kitchen window.
These sunflowers were from a field close by where she lived.
I also now have one dried and framed in my kitchen.


Head over and see what beautiful sunflowers 
my Sistahs created for your pleasure
 and I am sure our Gallery will be full of colour and blooms.
Thanks for visiting and always love reading your comments.