Friday 5 April 2024


 Today's post is for the New Challenge at 
This is a short one this month as we are
in the process of selling our small farm and
moving to a retirement village.
With so much to do my craft time is very limited.

I did get a bit of time to create this small piece
giving me the chance to unwind from decluttering etc.
Had brother in law help over Easter and has
done a good job of helping take some 
farm supplies back to his place.

I did take a few photos and made a list of products used.
I cased this card Here and you can click on her blog
showing how she made it.

I used gesso, texture paste, Lindy's Magical's,
torn paper, washi tape, chipboard, art stones,
gold mica powder, butterfly die from stash, 
cabachon and sentiment. 
Attached to purple base.
Head over and check out what my Team Mates created
and hope you can add your mixed media piece to our Gallery.

This will be my last piece for now as I pack up
my craft room for the big move north.
Thanks for visiting

Thursday 4 April 2024

Just 'Hi'

It is my turn to Host at Just Us Girls
for our Colour Week and I chose 
Purple Orange and Mustard.
With a new month we have a New Guest
Colleen Begley is joining us. Welcome!

Once again I saw a CAS card from 
former Jugs Designer Cecile Ribon
which was perfect using the above colours.
Added a Spellbinder square die, floral die,
 purple ribbon, thread and gem.
Finished with a simple sentiment.
Popped in front of DP (the same as the floral die)
Check out what Colleen and the Team created
and hope they inspired you to
add yours to our Gallery.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Simply For You!

Sue is Hosting our Stencil Challenge at Just Us Girls

A CAS card here for today's post.
My stencil is from Tim textured onto kraft paper.
Added a few die cut daisies with liquid pearls to the centre,
some black thread to the back and
 tied tagged sentiment to complete.
Attached to white card base.
Head over and see what our Guest Tracey
and the Team stencilled for your inspiration
and come join in with yours to our Gallery.
As it is the last challenge for the month we bid farewell to
Tracey and a Big Thank You for sharing her talents with us.

Friday 22 March 2024

Happy Birthday & Challenge #300 for Cut It Up.

It's our BIRTHDAY and
Our #300th Challenge at 
How cool is that!

I seem to be in a Daisy Mood lately
as I did for my last CIU card but this time - 
 using different dies and colours.
I stencilled the background and added a
 combination of Lindy's Magicals and Nuvo Shimmer,
die cutting and inking my daisy and leaves.
Added some scripting to the background,
a tiny frame and finished with a
Happy Birthday Sentiment.
Attached to white card base.
Head over and see what wonderful
Birthday cards the Team created.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting 

Thursday 21 March 2024

A Jugs/Time Out Reminder

 Today's post is a Reminder that you still have time to 
enter your Bird/Birds of a Feather cards for our Collaboration with
us at Just Us Girls and Time Out

A really CAS card here using the lovely bird stamp
from That's Crafty with an appropriate blue background
from my Magical's for the sky.
Die cut the frame and backed it in black
onto blue card base.
Hope you have entered our JUGS Challenge
and Time Out Challenge. If not you still have a
wee bit of time to do so.

Thursday 14 March 2024

It's all about The Birds!

We have a special treat for you this time round at
We are collaborating with Time Out Challenge
for their Birds of a Feather
It is our Word Week and Bobby is Hosting with
For all the details check our Blog Post.

I have several birds flying around the flowers and bird cage.

Kraft paper is so hard to photograph and 
a shame it doesn't show it's true colours here.
I have used an old Spellbinder die for the frame,
Kaisercraft bird cage, different dies for the birds,
big fourish and MS punch for the flowers.
Centres have Liquid Pearls.
Background is an old retired SU stamp
and sentiment is STAMPlorations.
Added a few pearls to the cage.
Head over and check out how our Guest Tracy
and the Team chose to showcase their BIRDS,
join in our Bird Challenge
and your card will be automatically entered through our link
to Time Out Birds of a Feather Challenge
(which runs for two weeks)

See you there

Wednesday 13 March 2024

There's Tartan Trees for Christmas Craft Creations

 Hello and Welcome!
Here is this month's Theme for

I have once again gone CAS using some of my
precious Tartan Designer Paper - like how scraps
come in handy like they did here.
Die cut my trees, adding a silver snowflake
and adding small strips of that paper to the side.
Attached to shimmery card stock and white card base.
Have you checked out the gallery to see 
what my Team Mates created?
It's always fun to see how they inspire you with their creations.
Hope to see yours there! I know how we all have
so much designer paper eh! No excuse!
Thanks for visiting

Friday 8 March 2024

Spring Wishes!

It's Spring Time at Cut It Up Challenge
and we are looking for Spring Time Colours!

I have been checking out suitable items in my Bits Box 
lately instead of creating new ones
and again I found the beautiful bright embossed background
to place my white daisies. Tim's Wildflowers are
my go too's when I need some nice florals.
I die cut the heads again for depth and added some
splatter stamping for interest.
Sentiment dies are from CUTplorations -
perfect for our Spring Challenge.
Head over and see what the Team created
for your pleasure and come join in
with yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

Thursday 7 March 2024

For a Friend...

Hi and Welcome to a New Month 0f 
at Just Us Girls  where we start off with our
Colour Week  and a New Guest - 
Welcome toTracy McNeely 
Stephanie is Hosting and chose some really cool ones.

I knew I had a few different green tones in my Brusho pots
for the backs of my funky shaped leaf dies. My other colour
is a red tone. The background is a Kaisercraft leaf EF.
Sentiment and Die - SU.
Our Guest Tracy and the Team have been going green
so head over to our gallery and check them out.
Love to see how you choose to use these fun colours
with your additional colour.
Thanks for visiting

Friday 1 March 2024

Pretty in Pink...

It's that Time of the Month for my Mixed Media Make for the

I decided to go with soft pinks for my 5/7 canvas.
Managed to take a few photos as I went along.
Starting with the colour elements then adding
stencilling and stamping from AALL&Create.

A few coloured chipboard pieces and art stones for interest.
Added some pretty dp to back my Little Birdie flowers to.

Needing a little something I adhered a resin bottle 
with a touch of pink wax to the top of the chipboard 
Finishing with some cabachons

and to find an encouraging sentiment to complete.

My Team Mates have all made fabulous mixed media makes
for you so hop over and see how their finished pieces .
Be encouraged and enter yours to our Gallery.
See you there!


Thursday 29 February 2024

Hello Friend!

Time for our Case a DT Week at Just Us Girls

This happens when we have five Thursday's in the month.
The DT like this one as it is our Anything Goes 
but you have to Case One of Our Cards from this challenge.
There is always so many amazing creative makes so
check them out, make your choice and add to our Gallery.

Here's Mine!

This bunny has been all over blogland 
(and multiplied like gremlins)
 so thought I would give one a home.
An easy card with stencilling from Little Birdie
inked with Tim's Ox Frayed Burlap
Die cut my bunny and pretty coloured flower
adding a STAMPlorations sentiment
attaching to kraft card base to complete.
Head over and check out what the Team created
for you to case and go for it and add to our Gallery.
 Thanks for visiting

Friday 23 February 2024

Going 'Dotty'

We have a fun theme over at Cut It Up Challenge .
We want to see Dots and/or Stripes
this time round - just be sure to
Use your Dies!

I had a lot of fun just playing around and tearing up
little bits of washi tape with dots and stripes
in various colours as part of my background.
Also adhered a piece of striped DP
coloured leaf dies, a hello sentiment to the tiny tag
and a fun strip down the side.
Adhered to white card base. 
Head over and see what the Design Team created 
using our Theme and
come join in the fun and add yours to the Gallery.
Thanks for visiting

Thursday 22 February 2024

Fly High!

It's Just Us Girls Stencil Week.
Another CAS easy peasy card from me.

The stencil is a favourite one from AALL&Create
 inked with Tim's distress inks.
The dragonfly is an Animal Spirit stamp
inked, heat embossed clear
and sentiment is from STAMPlorations.
Added some splatters.
Adhered to SU Mossy Meadow card base.
Head over and see what our Guest Denise
and the Team chose to stencil
and join in with yours to the Gallery.
As this is the last week Denise is our Guest
I would like to thank her for sharing such 
lovely creations with us this month.
Thanks for visiting

Thursday 15 February 2024

Happy Birthday!

It's our Mood Board Week at  Just Us Girls
It's my turn to host and chose the colourful one below
with of course featuring some of my favourite colours
as well as other aspects.

Here's a larger view of choices.

This wasn't what I had planned to make but with
very little play time atm I reverted back to my bits box
and came up with that gorgeous background
 which matched my mood board. Gotta love that!
It was already inked with Hero Arts Leafy Vine,
all I had to do was cut the big HB die
several times for depth adding a white shadow.
Finished with some lovely smoke pearls by Uniquely Creative
corner rounding and adhered to coloured card base.
You will love how creative the Team were 
with this Mood Board so head over and check them out.
Love to see yours in the Gallery/
Thanks for visitng.

Wednesday 14 February 2024

'tis a Merry Christmas

 It's time for our New Challenge over at
Our Theme for the Month is 
Stencils or Embossing Folder.

Unfortunately purple never comes out true in a photo.
Craft time of late has been very limited with
caring for hubs failing heath so CAS it is for my
card for this month's challenge.
I used kraft paper, purple card stock,
an old CB embossing folder, purple ribbon,
and big Christmas die to complete.
Head over to our Blog and check out
what my team mates created for you
and come join in with yours to the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in