Saturday 25 February 2023

I Love 'Thistles'

It's Saturday and that means
Challenge Day at Just Us Girls 
It's CAS Week and our Host Nancy chose

As it is CAS Week I wanted to use my 
favourite 'wee' stamp I bought years ago when I was
holidaying in Bonnie Scotland. It only needs
minimal colouring - bonus for me.
I got out my 'long forgotten' little pots of colour
activating with a water brush using
LuminArte Mallard Green, 
ColourArte English Lavender
and Colour Blast Apple of My Eye
(have you got them hiding in a drawer too)
for my thistle, leaves and background -
Nuvo Solar Flare for my flower.
Added some lavender flower soft to my thistle head.
Cut it out and framed. Attached to popped
backing that was scored at the bottom.
Wish I had a crimper as it would have been more noticeable.
Couldn't decide on a sentiment so left it blank for now.
Finished by adhering to card base.
Head over and see how our Guest Karen
and the Team created their CAS coloured cards.
Love to see yours in our Gallery.
We bid farewell to our Talented Guest Karen
and Thank You for sharing great inspiration
with us this month. We loved having you.
Thanks for visiting

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Thinking of You

We are looking for Dots and or Stripes for
our New Challenge over at Sisterhood of Crafters

As you can see I went with SU Designer Paper that has both.
It is long retired but loved that pack.
I have made a card similar to this before mainly because
the paper does all the work.
A simple card using a few Spellbinder dies.
The flower is from Tim's Wildflowers
Sentiment - Crafts4You.
Head over and see how my Sistah's chose
to inspire you with their creations.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Till next time - 

A 'Pink' Reminder for Christmas Craft Creations

Today's post is for a Reminder that you still have time
to play with our February Theme 'Pink' at  
While I still had a few things on my desk when I made my 
Launch Card Here it was only fitting I make a 'Reminder'

The Merry die was die cut four times for depth.
 Christmas sentiment and die are both from Hero Arts.
SU Snow Bursts snowflakes inked in
 Tip Top Taupe (both retired) and Tim's Saltwater Taffy.
Adhered to kraft base.
Head over and check out all the fabulous makes
already loaded. There is still time to enter your pink card over in
Hope to see yours there.

Tuesday 21 February 2023

You are So Kind

Here is my second card for the Lime Green and Cyan Challenge

It is still a fairly CAS card layout wise.
I got out my retired SU Four Feathers set
inking with the same colours as my previous one - 
VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze and Verdant
and die cut.
SU Baja Breeze sponged in the background.
Added a stamped strip from
SU Fresh Vintage, a MFT die and ribbon.
Cut a circle to rest my feathers on, added twine
and simple sentiment.
Inked the edges adding a white frame
 before adhering to kraft card base.
Thanks so much for visiting

Monday 20 February 2023

It's a Quick CAS Artsy Card

Just having a bit of fun with this
quick cas artsy card trying out the
current colours at Color Hues 
Cool eh!

As the heading states - this was a
quickie but I do have something else in the making so
  Stay tuned!

For this one though the background arty stamping is from
STAMPlorations and inked with VersaFine Clair
Warm Breeze,Verdant and Versacolor Lime.
The beautiful stamp is a
very old one from Kaisercraft Chapter One.
Sentiment is also from STAMPlorations.
I finished with adhering to retired SU card stock. 

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting

Sunday 19 February 2023

Thinking of You.

Today's post is for a couple of challenges
using my new dies from Tim's Artsy Stems.
Nice to be back in my play station after a
long overdue family get together from far and wide.

and a close up of the shimmer on the flower.

I went with top left down
CAS - Stencil - Flowers
Stencil is from AALL&Create #37 Cracked Walls 1
Flowers - Tim's Artsy Flowers

Using the option of splatters with the stencil.
Stencil is inked with Tim's Distress Inks
Flower coloured with Brusho's and Lindy's Magical's.
Added a simple sentiment and adhered to white card base.

Till Next Time - Cherrio