Wednesday 14 December 2022

Christmas Wishes

 Sistah Diane chose the Theme to use
 Traditional Christmas Colours of  RED & GREEN
for our last Challenge of the Year at

A simple layout here using the chosen colours
with stitched die cuts, sentiment,
Kaisercraft Berry Vine full of red berries
and finished with twine. 

We will be back on the 11th January to 
start all over again to create and inspire you.
Look forward to you joining us again in the New Year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a Safe and Healthy New Year.

Merry! Merry! Merry!

The Theme for our December Challenge at

I only had one lonely gnome stamp but
lucky for me our local craft store had a
special on them recently (and with dies yay)
in plenty of time to create for our last challenge of the year.
I knew the paper I wanted to use here.
It's Boofle with lots of tartan and other gorgeous pages.
My bff brought it back from England
many years ago and use it sparingly.
I inked my gnome with Versafine Clair Nocturne
and heat embossed clear.
Inked again on one of the dp's
and fussy cut his hat, boots and mittens.
His beard is layered lightly with Liquid Pearls.
Added a touch of shimmer with a gel pen
and gloss.
Popped him onto a MFT die cut, added
three Merry dies and a heart to finish.
Head over and see what my Team Mates created.
Look forward to seeing your gnomes in our Gallery.
Thanks for your encouraging and kind comment
throughout the year.
Merry Christmas and as the Scots say
A Guid New Year Tae Yin An Awe
See you in 2023. 

PS So looking forward to watching the
Edinburgh Military Tattoo once more.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Merry Christmas!

 The December Stencil Challenge over at 

You may wonder where the stencil is on my card.
The background is Tim's Speckles and I sprayed
Lindy's Black Orchid Silver through the stencil
on w/c paper and let it dry.

A close up!

I did the same with iridescent medium
and added extras with splatters.
The trees are coloured with the same background colours.
Sentiment is Hero Arts.
Finished with a few punched stars.

That's it for the year.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas
and a Safe Happy New Year.

Friday 2 December 2022

It's a White Christmas

It's our last challenge of the year at
and I had a lot of fun creating a 
Very Snowy Christmas Hanger.

 I bought the hanger last year - just didn't get to work on it.
I knew when I saw it, it was perfect for Mixed Media.

Let the fun begin! Gessoed with black and white.

Painted the outer circle with 
AA metallic rusty red and dark forest.
adding crackle paste to the inside circle
Lots of  'messy stuff'' going on here
adding crackle paste, glitter, art stones.
touched up back trees in green,
AA waxes, acrylic paint for snow capped trees and houses.
It needed a backing so cut out a circle
and smooched with Tim's ox inks and some
irridescent medium for shimmer.
and that finished off my
Christmas Wall Hanger.

Head over to our Blog to see what my
Talented Team Mates had fun creating.
Hope you get some 'you' time to create
a little mixed media something for us.
This is our last challenge for the year.

We take a break in January but
we will be back with more Mixed Media
for your pleasure in February.

Thank you for your kind comments throughout the year.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
and a Safe Happy and Healthy New Year. 

Thursday 1 December 2022

I'm Guest Designer at Color Hues

 I am excited and honoured to be
the Guest Designer
for Challenge #54

Here is what I made
I started with my background inking the
Altenew Peony Bouquet flower several times
with Memento Paris Dusk onto cream card stock.
I then inked and layered up the peony flower and 
Altenew Beautiful Day leaves in the same ink.
The last layer of the flower is heat embossed with
sparkly candy blue embossing powder as is the small leaves.
Here is a close up you can see a little of the sparkle
Added some navy blue thread to the back
while putting my floral spray together.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and
cut from MFT circle die.
Framed in blue and attached to cream card base.
Isn't it just such a lovely combo?
You will want to head over to Color Hues Home
to see what  the Talented Design Team 
created for your inspiration 
and we all look forward to seeing yours in the Gallery.
You have till the 28th December.
See you there.

Thank you so much Color Hues for the pleasure of being
your Guest Designer for December.

Saturday 26 November 2022

A Merry 'Deer'

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls 
and full of wonderful Christmas Inspiration.
This is our last challenge for the year
as we take December off to
unwind, get ready for festivities,
relax and share time with family and friends.

Here's a closer look!

What took your eye?
For me it was that photo above the cosy fireplace.
I got out my trusty CUTplorations Deer die
inking it up with a concoction of colours
adding gloss gel medium to seal.
The die cut behind the deer was cut from the start of the colours
and backed by four embossed Christmas strips,
adhered to kraft card base, finished by
adding a small Merry die cut.

A Big Thank You for all the lovely encouraging comments
throughout the year and to all our Talented Guest Designers.
See you in the New Year.
Have a Merry Christmas and Safe Healthy New Year.

Wednesday 23 November 2022

It's Merry and Bright!

Choosing our Theme this time round at
Darlene choosing - Anything Christmas or Winter
Perfect with Christmas not too far away!

It's always good to have a few CAS cards made
and that is the way I went here.
Using a Christmas embossing folder
for the background, torn bits of dp,
die cut snow flakes, diamond dust, vellum,
heat embossed sentiment, white card base.
Check out what the Sistahs created
and come join us with yours in our Gallery.
Love to see you there.
Thanks for visiting

Saturday 19 November 2022

A Merry Christmas Wish.

 Carol M is our Host at Just Us Girls
for Colour Week choosing traditional
Christmas colours of  RED GREEN GOLD
I went in a traditional way with my Red Poinsettia but
you don't have to make a Christmas card 
just use the colours.

My poinsettia flower is Spellbinders
coloured with Lindy's Cuckoo Clock Cardinal,
Cathedral Pines Green and Perfect Pearls Forever Red,
adding a gold pearl to the centre.
Background foliage - Tim's Holiday Greens
in red, green and gold.
Added ribbon to white background
and onto gold paper.
This was popped onto white card base
with gold heat embossed sentiment.
Head over to the Gallery to see
the beautiful coloured cards
our Guest Karren and my 
oh so talented Team mates created.
I am sure you will want to add yours.
If you are our 'Chic of the Week'
you could be chosen to be our Guest in the New Year.

oops! I forgot to add this card over at Color Hues for their
Thanks to seeing the lovely card from Lisa E
it is now in the Gallery.

Thanks for visiting

Sunday 13 November 2022

Live Each Moment!

 Hi and Welcome to today's post.
I have been having a great time inking up
some new stamps from the fabulous talented Tracy Evans.
The card below is my take on her presentation 
on YouTube Here
After seeing this a few of the stamps were purchased
from a Birthday Gift Certificate thanks to my bff.
I found the perfect challenge to add my card at
(got that covered)

Check out Tracy's presentation for all the details.
Stamps used are AALL&CREATE #752 Elegant Stems
stamped and fussy cut
#754 Power of the Word #757 Tickets
#350 Splattered Numbers inked with
Tim's Oxide inks - Abandoned Coral
Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo.
Added White Cotton, Splatters, Die cut bird
onto black background and white card base.
Thanks for visiting

Saturday 12 November 2022

It's a One of a Kind!

We are 'Trending' this week at Just Us Girls
Lisa K is Hosting and picked a fabulous one.
How often do we go the extra mile to
make a matching envelope to go with our card?
This is what Lisa is asking for - how cool!

It was one of those days once I started on my card
I just kept playing and so happy with the end result.
Of course it helped with my favourite 
Visible Image Creative Chaos Stamp set.
Stencils, stamping and washi tape - AALL&Create
The flower was stamped on the background and second one
on w/c paper, fussy cut the head then
there are lots of Lindy's Magical colours added
then popped.
Distressed the edges and adhered to
SU card base which is very hard to see.
Inked my envelope with stamps from the VI set
on one corner so I can still add a postal address.
Head over and see what our Guest Karren
and my talented team mates created.
Love to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Happy Birthday for The Sisterhood of Crafters

Sistah Lia has chosen the Theme for our
 latest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
which is A Card with as Aperture
These are always fun to make and just a little different.

I chose colours that blend nicely together.
Embossed the front and heat embossed my
 SU Bloom with Hope flower, coloured with
w/c pencils and a touch of Magical's for shine.
Sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Added a bow and some greeen foliage to finish.
Head over and check out the Sistah's creations.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

'tis the Season

It's time for our New Challenge over at
Theme for this month is Washi Tape.

I had fun here tearing off bit of
colourful 'washi tape' to sit behind my
popped little decorated Christmas Tree.
Punched a star for the top.
Behind all that bling are
splatters of blue and gold.
Sentiment is from Tim's Great Outdoors.
Inked the edges and adhered to
bright card base.
Head over and see what my Team Mates created.
We would love to see you add yours
to out Gallery this month.
Thanks for visiting

Monday 7 November 2022

Wishing you Happiness...

 Color Hues has once again picked a 
lovely colour combination for us to create with
Turquoise and Mustard.

I die cut my sprigs from w/c paper
inked with Tim's Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina
lightly misted with Perfect Pearls
Heart dies cut from same dp as the background strip.
Stamped script in SU Hello Honey 
as is my STAMPlorations sentiment..
Popped my tied spray and finished with
sequins and pearls onto Hello Honey card stock.
Heading over to add this to their
Thanks for visiting

A Single Flower For You.

It's Stencil Time over at
Anything Goes as long as you use a STENCIL!

Using a stencil on a card can be so easy
as this was. It's from AALL&Create
stencilled with paste on kraft.
Flower is one of Tim's wildflower dies
coloured with Lindy's Magicals. 
Centre of the flower filled with crackle paste,
 sentiment is Impression Obsession.
cut from same piece as the flower.
Head over and see what my other Teamies created
and add yours to the Gallery.
Thanks for visiting