Friday 1 December 2023

Celebrating our #100th at Creative Artiste Mixed Media

We are celebrating our #100th Challenge at
with this challenge a little different to our usual Anything Goes.
Christmas is just a few weeks away
 and have added the option of 
Anything Goes Mixed Media with a
Christmas Theme.
Our Talented Guest Betta
and the Team have gone with
a special Mixed Media Christmas make.

After coming home from a little holiday
I was full of ideas but Mo and Jo were overwhelmed
hence it took me a few days to narrow down what I wanted to create.
As it turned out what I started with is nothing like
what I had in mind and in the end it just wasn't me
so I started all over again and again!
When you want to do something special you 
overthink it and try too hard. 
In the end and running out of time I am
finally happy with my Christmas Creation.
Here is some progress photos
I wasn't happy with this background and it
did go in the bin only to come out the next day.
(Things weren't going to planat this stage)
adding kraft paper with splatters and rolled to top part
then added rolled paper from an old book.
Inked the edges with AA Rusty Brown Wax.

Then deciding what elements to add.
Art stones, crystal snow and cheescloth.

Tim's Holiday Greens, Deer with more snow,
Die cut envelope and note

Joy die is Kaisercraft inked and covered in Nuvo
Hollywood Red Sparkle Dust and adhered to
thick cardboard. Somewhere along the way
I lost the itty bitty i.

Finished with some sequins, gems and chipboard pieces I left natural.

Design Team Member Fiona has kindly donated 
this prize for one lucky Winner!

Be sure to add your Mixed Media to Our Blog for a chance to be chosen the Winner.
Looking forward to seeing all the lovely projects.
Hope yours will be there. 

PS - As we do each year we take January off to freshen up
our creativeness and get over Christmas/New Year festivities 😊
Thank you for all your kind comments during the year.
See you in Febraury!

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Be True to You!

 Hello and Welcome to today's post for the Beautiful Blossoms

This is my second card after recently finding this challenge.
The focus is always on flowers/florals.
I love the bright bold colours and this time
went all out as you can see. 
Background is a mix of Tim's Oxide inks - 
Peeled Paint, Blueprink Sketch,
Prize Ribbon, Fossilized Amber
and Spiced Marmalade.
Lindy's Grab a Guy Gold.
Flowers are Tim's Wildflower Stems #1
Added stamping from
AALL&Create One of a Kind/Scripts
and Broken Circles Stencil.
Sentiment is from Power of the Word.
Finished with white splatters and 
attached to white card base.

Till next time - 

Saturday 25 November 2023

Going CAS at Just Us Girls

It's our Last Challenge of the year at
 Just Us Girls and Bobby is Hosting our
CAS Challenge and chose the prompt - 
In a Circle.

I must admit this card was made long ago
when my girlfriend was visiting.
When I saw this challenge come up on our DT blog
I knew I wanted to keep it for this one.
It is using a technique I have wanted to play with
for a long time  and we finally did together.
You will all remember Eileen Godwin with her
masking of colours that we all loved.
I used Tim's Destress inks and the vellum
die cut flower was one my girlfriend bought
that we both used. 
Certainly CAS - finishing with a pearl
in the centre of the flower.
Our Guest Melissa and the Team have created such 
super fun wonderful inspiring cards and we would 
love to see yours in the Gallery for the last time this year.
A big Thank You to Melissa for sharing her talents
with us as our November Guest. 

Thanks for all the lovely comments this year.
I really appreciate them.
Merry Christmas 
See you in January to do it all again.

Thursday 23 November 2023

Something Beautiful!

 I recently came across the Beautiful Blossoms blog 
thanks to Design Team Member Darlene.
It's all about flowers/florals with an optional mood board.
The current challenge has a stunning colourful one with 
Details Here to check out.

and a close up showing the shimmer a little better.

Those that know me are aware of how I love a colour challenge
and this one above with those gorgeous blooms caught my eye.
I recently purchased the lotus leaf die set and
unwrapped it to create this CAS card.
A nice break from Christmas cards.
I used watercolour paper colouring my flower with
Lindy's Cowabunga Copper
Cattail Copper Brown and
Glory of the Sea Gold.
Memory Box Pinpoint Double Frame
popping the centre piece.
Flower was cut twice and offset for interest.
Added a black pearl, small leaf and 
strips on the side for more colour.
Finished with my sentiment inked in
Versafine Clair Nocturne heat embossed clear.
With such lovely mood board colours and
plenty of time left to play I am sure I will be 
back over at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge again soon
after I add my card above to their Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Sweater Weather at the Sisterhood

 It's 'Sweater Weather' in the North
and that is our Theme at

I went in a different direction with this card
as I  don't have any 'real sweater' stamps in my stash.
 Tim's Holiday Knits stencil came to the rescue.
I added colour and texture with
Cosmic Shimmer Golden Olive Metallic Gilding Polish
My Paper Smooches Merry Christmas Die
was cut several times for depth and adhered to vellum.
Framed and adhered to white base.
The Sistah's have created fabulous sweater cards
for your inspiration and I am sure you will
want to add yours to the Gallery.
See you there!

Saturday 18 November 2023

Christmas Wishes

Carol Mc is Hosting our Photo/Mood Board Challenge
for Just Us Girls with a bunch of beautiful Christmas choices.

Here's a bigger detailed photo.

You can see what caught my eye - 
the greenery in the middle.
I inked the ARTplorations A2 panels
with Tim's Distress and Oxide inks
and layered them. The greenery is also
 Tim's Mini Holiday Greens coloured with
the above and Lindy's Magicals..
Added some splatters, cotton and beads.
Finishing with a simple Christmas Sentiment.
Head over and see what our Guest Melissa
and Talented Teamies chose from the
fabulous Mood Board and come join in by
adding yours to our Gallery.
 Thanks for dropping in

Saturday 11 November 2023

A Simple 'Thank You'

Today is Remembrance Day here in Australia 
and each year I make a 
Thank You card with poppies.
I was so happy to see our Host Carol M
chose Thanks/Thanksgiving as our Word Challenge at

My granddaughter recently gave me a box of tissue paper
and ribbons and that is where the idea for my
 CAS card came from.
My SB die cut flower is scrunched up red tissue paper.
Added a stamen in the middle with a hint of glitter.
Popped lightly onto the textured background 
and again onto card base.
Simple thank you sentiment is 49&Market
inked and heat embossed clear.
There is such a variety of wonderful cards
presented to you on our blog from
Melissa and the Team so head over and check them out
and join in with yours to the Gallery.

PS - When this goes live I will be spending time
in the tropics with family celebrating birthday's
for my son in law and Miss Harper Jane's 1st.

Wednesday 8 November 2023

A Fall/Harvest Theme at the Sisterhood of Crafters

It's time for out New Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
with the Theme Fall/Harvest.

My card is fairly CAS, die cutting three
rectangles, inking with distress colours
and adding some grunge stamping to the edges.
My leaf is one I picked up with a bunch of others
walking back from the mailbox.
(I have a loooong driveway)
I popped the leaf, added some splatters,
simple sentiment and framed.
Finished by adhering to white card base.
Check out how the Sistah's chose to
create their Fall/Harvest cards and join in
with yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

A Jolly Gnome's Christmas

It's time for our New Challenge at

and we are looking for 
I got out one of my cute Gnome stamps from Poppy Crafts,
 did a 'little' colouring and
fussy cut his hat from scrap DP
I popped him on top of a white SB die
and added a red frame behind it.
Thought a sparkly heart would be a nice touch.
Added a shaped DP piece as backing on white card stock
and adhered to red card base.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.
Head over and see how the Team used our Hat Theme
on their projects and come join in with yours
in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Just for You

 Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge
is now LIVE!

Some simple stencilling here using
a home made stencil with Tim's Hickory Smoke.
Inked the side using a credit card.
Blingy sparkly butterfly is Spellbinders.
Sentiment - Couture Creations.
Inked the edges and added to white card base.
Check out what the other Stencil Designers
have created and hope you can add
a card to our Gallery this month.

Saturday 4 November 2023

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

 Christmas is just around the corner (yep) and 
hosting our Colour Week at  Just Us Girls is Carol M
choosing a very Christmasy Colour Combination.
Our New Month brings us a New Guest Designer
A Big Welcome to Melissa Craig from

You Guessed it!  GREEN & RED

Going CAS with this one. Die cut the Merry
from an old CB alphabet set in red and green tones.
Sentiment is from Hero Arts
Tied silver trim to the e, attached a heart
and bow. Flicked some silver splats
(a little hard to see)
Attached to green card base. Easy peasy!
Hope to see you over in the Gallery
after you checked out the makes from
our Guest Melissa and the Team.

Friday 3 November 2023

Creative Trading Coins

It's that time of the month for our 
New Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge at
I went with something a little different for me - 
I love the concept of Artist Trading Cards
 but went with coins.

They are a whole lot of fun to make..
Here is how they came together
Die cut circles, added strips of washi tape
 coloured with Lindy's Magical's
with random stamping 
Added splatters with my posca pen
Die cut my insects from coloured Lindy's Magical's
but didn't use the beetle
I chose a variety of products for the backgrounds
and Tim's Small Talk sentiments but in black
The bee has gold thread
Dragonfly has dyed cheesecloth
and butterfly has sisal

Head over and check out what fabulous pieces
have been created for your pleasure and hope you
get to have a bit of mixed media time
to add to our Gallery.
 Thanks for visiting