Monday, 23 May 2022

With Love!

 I have a quick post today for a couple of challenges.
Over at Color Hues this time round  the colours   
Red and Aqua got my attention 
and as I had butterflies around my desk the
I thought CAS and Colour would be a nice match up.

My background is some simple 
partial stamping from AALL&Create
and randomly coloured with the required red and aqua.
Fussy cut butterfly is the same.
To add interest I embossed it with a frame die
attaching it to the card base
after adding a simple sentiment. 

This card is heading over to the above Challenges.
Thanks for your visit and I love reading your thoughts.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Thinking of You

Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls
  Bobby is Hosting our Colour Week.

I started by adding a background 
with Tim's Stone Stencil in Blue Print Sketch Oxide ink
and flicked some water drops.
Die cut my floral arrangement using
SU Calypsol Coral, Magicals Cape Cod Coral and Tan card stock
which includes the little strip on the side
(thanks Cecile) and one with vellum.
Added some more stencilling to the sides,
some crochet cotton and a button.
Sentiment is SU.
Adhered to navy card base.
Head over and see what our Guest Deborah
and Team created.
Will we see yours in our Gallery?
Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Live in the Moment.

Hello and Welcome to my post for Just Us Girls
Our Host is Carol M choosing a fun trend - Shaped Cards.
I got out my Hexagon Spellbinder Die 
and made a little note card.

Unfortunately I forgot to write down the colours
of Lindy's Magical's I used as I made it  so quickly.
I do love the result I got with them.
Added a Lavinia Stamp, heat embossed in black.
Sentiment is from Tim Holtz Small Talk.
Framed in black onto white card base. 
Head over and see what our Guest Deborah
and the Team chose to use for their Shaped Card.
They are fabulous and all so wonderfully different.
Hope you get to have a bit of fun this week
and add to the Gallery.
Sending this simple shaped card over to
and Update!
(Hoping I have enough white space)

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Way to Go in PINK!

 Time for our New Challenge over at
Sistah Diane is in the PINK!
So we are going all out Pink this time round.
I was determined to move away from pink flowers 
and created this fun chic card instead.

A simple acetated background with
Nuvo Cherry Bomb Powder and a 
lighter shade with Tim's Kitsch Flamingo
Added Tim's background rays
stencilling with Transparent Gloss Texture Paste.
Heat embossed Unity Live Laugh Love Girl
and sentiments from Paper Smooches.
Adding some sequins for bling,
matted in black onto hot pink card base.
but then I gave in and made an easy floral card  
with the SU Hearfelt Bloom doing all the work.

Inked with SU retired Melon Mambo,
heat embossed clear diamond dust,
Art Alchemy Silver Wax and white gel pen
to the flower centre.
Sentiment from the same set.
Die cut and framed in grey.
I also heat embossed the card base 
with the clear embossing powder
then adhered my flower to complete.

Check out what my Sistah's created
as they always impress. 
Your turn to show us your 'Pink' make
and add to our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

Merry and BRIGHT!

Time for our New Challenge over at
This month's Theme is Two Colours.
I chose Red and Gold.

My background splash is
Lindy's Cuckoo Cardinal Red and 
Grab a Guy Gold.
Sentiment from Hero Arts cut from gold paper.
An easy one for this month.
Love to see you add to our Gallery this month.
Thanks for visiting and commenting

Saturday, 7 May 2022

It's Special!

Time for Just Us Girls Challenge and
Vicki is Hosting our Word Week.
Our Gallery is going to be full of beautiful cards - 
shame we can't smell them.
We welcome our May Guest Designer
Deborah Wheeler!

This card is special because it is for 
my granddaughter who's turning 30
and the flowers featured here are Tim Holtz Wildflowers
I purchased from her Christmas gift certificate
(and you haven't seen the last of them yet) ...
Chosen colours are blue tones - her favourite.
When this goes live we will be
celebrating two birthday's and 
a baby shower. Then Mother's Day Sunday
with one daughter travelling from North Queensland
for all the celebrations.
Added a texture plate die to the background
adding my floral arrangement.
The 30 is an old CB die adhered to a
cross stitched nesting arch with
matching cotton tucked behind it and a
punched heart to finish.

Can't wait to see the Gallery full of flowers.
Our Guest Deborah and the Team have gone all out
  floral so hope you will too and
add to Our Gallery. You could be our
Chic of the Week!

UPDATES! Sending this over to
Color Hues for their

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Friday, 6 May 2022

Art is Therapy

Today's post is for the new Anything Goes Challenge at
and here is my project.

It's always fun using different mediums
to create whatever comes to mind or planned.
Often it changes as you progress.
I did manage to take a few photos along the way.
As you do with Mixed Medium there are lots of products
to play around with.

Sorry about the quality of this photo but I had
an overhead light on and wanted to show you
the lovely stamp I used.
You know the background is full of
wonderful bright Magical colours as it's a favourite of mine.
Using a stencil again from AALL&Create
I applied the smooth as silk butter.
Of course I got carried away after that and added
crackle paste through another stencil,
AA wax, more stamping and inky dots.
Butterfly is a Sizzix die
coloured with Magicals, a touch of wax and 
Sentiment also from AALL&Create
smooched and torn.
Adhered to black card base.

Here's a few more close ups

Head over and see what my Team Mates created this month. 
We would love to see you join us.

Heading over to add to the Gallery at Mixed Media Lovers Blog
Thanks for dropping in and commenting.
Till next time -  Cherrio from

Saturday, 30 April 2022

We are going 'Wild' at Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and Time for our New Challenge over at
Lisa is our Host for our Wild Card Week.
This comes around when we have five Saturdays in a month.

My tri-fold card is a Twisted Gatefold.
I did a dummy run (just the fold part) first
 to make sure I got it right.
Card base and DP are retired SU as is
the inks and floral dies (Botanical Blooms)
Inside sentiment is Inspired by Stamping.
Head over and see what tri fold our
Talented Guest Mac Mable and 
Team Mates created and we would love to see
how we inspired you and add to our Gallery.
It has been an amazing month with 
our Guest Mac sharing her vast array of talent with us.
We have so loved having you. 

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Hello 'Spring'

Hello and Welcome to my post for
Sistah Darlene has chosen the Theme
April Showers bring May Flowers
Mine are Wildflowers!

I had a lot of fun making this card using
Tim's Wildflower Stencil and Dies 
with colourful Oxide Inks, Lindy's Magical's
and puffy heat embossing paste on the big flower.
Lots of splatters and sentiment is from STAMPlorations.
Fixed to bright card base.
I know our Gallery will be full of beautiful blooms
so head over and see what the Sistah's created
and add yours for us to check out.
Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 23 April 2022

'Words' to Live By.

Don't you love it when you see a photo
and know exactly how you want to make your card!
Yep... that's how it was when I saw this
totally awesome cool  photo
that our Host Cecile found 
with sooooooooo many fun choices
for our Word Week at

Here's a closer look!

I have used another new stencil from 
AALL&Create Mock Croc (#48)
 inking lots of Tim's Oxide Inks to cover the whole page.
I then added some black surrounds and
 hand doodle-ing similar to the photo.
Found some fun sentiments from 
STAMPlorations Noteworthy
heat embossed in black.
An after thought was the Broken Circles (#28)
stencilled with Ranger Transparent Gloss Paste
that matched the background of the
fabulous colourful painted stones in the photo.
Can you see it?
Head over and see how our Talented Guest Mac Mable
and the Team had fun with this one.
Can't wait to check out the Gallery this week.
Hope yours is there.
Thanks for popping in

Saturday, 16 April 2022

A Groovy Birthday Card

Sue is our Host at Just Us Girls 
and chose a lovely and popular combination
 for our Colour week 
Instead of inking up pretty flowers I went with
inking up a new AALL&Create Stencil

Simply stenciled three stencils in red and black,
added a sprinkle of red embossing powder
on the black, splatters, sentiment is
heat embossed with both colours.
Adhered to white card base and that's a wrap!
Of course our Guest Mac Mable and the Team
have made spectacular cards in this weeks colours
so head over and check them all out.
Come join in with yours and you could be
Chic of the Week and be our Guest in June!
Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

So Incredably 'Precious'

 The heading says it all for the card I made for
our New Challenge over at
I knew what I was going to make as soon as I saw
Sistah Lia chose Slimline Cards.

I don't make many of the large traditional size but
my thistle die is a biggie!
I went with a Mixed Media type of card.
Lindy's Witch's Potion Purple and
Freak Franklin Lime Magical's were used on my Thistle
and  Tim's Faded Jeans oxide ink
on my background as the Scottish flag
is Blue and White.
Added stencilling and stamping
from Visible Image and AALL&Create
and a whitewash to tone it down.
 Kaisercraft Weathered Texture Die
backing my Thistle.
Inked my perfect sentiment 
as a Thistle is to me So Precious.
Tore the edges inked and
adhered to purple ribbon.
Hand drawn squiggles around the edges
adding to white card base.

Here is a close up highlighting the colours better.

Have you checked out what my Sistah's created?
Head over and check them out Here.
We'd love to see your Slimline creation in our Gallery.
PS - it doesn't have to be the Traditional Size
So go for it!
Thanks for visiting


A 'Tartan' Christmas Wish

 Time for our New Challenge at
and the theme is right up my alley.

A very CAS card using tartan background to 
highlight some holiday greens fromTim Holtz
 sprinkled with snow. Added bells and a pearl,
tied some twine and added to a black frame
onto white card base. 
Head over and see what the Team created
and come join us in the Gallery.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Saturday, 9 April 2022

What's the Trend at Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and that means it's
time for our Weekly Challenge at Just Us Girls 
I am Hosting our Trend Week and chose
Foil on Alcohol Inked Cards.

This is something I have long admired but
have never tried it. I bought foil
a few years ago at a Craft Show and they have
sat in limbo till now.
I spent some time with my supplies outside with a fan on
renewing the fun it is to just play with alcohol inks.
I admit there were a few that went you know where
but still had plenty to choose from. 

This one using Alcohol Inks and GoPress Foil
(Golden Cream Light Mirror Finish)
Memory Box Perky Poppy
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders and
Craft4U die cut sentiment with gold foil.

and this one - has lots of 
blue green foil (Iridescent Finish)
die cut into three, lightly popped
attached to white frame.
Sentiment from Pink Fresh Studio
Added a few clear cabachons
Adhered to white card base to finish.
I realize now I should have used
one of the other coloured ones for contrast and interest.

I am super excited to see the Gallery this week
after checking out the incredible makes from
our Talented Guest Mac Mable and Teamies.
Go see for yourself and join in the fun
by adding yours too. Hope to see it there.
You could be Chic of the Week
and chosen to be our Guest in June.
Thanks for checking out my post today.