Friday 12 January 2024

I'm a Cut it Up Designer

 I recently got an invitation to join the Ladies at
and as the name says - cut it up but using dies
with our die cutting machines
and don't we all have oodles to choose from.
I'm excited to start the New Year with New Challenges,
 meeting and working with New Friends along the way.

The first challenge theme at Cut It Up starts with
A New Year 
which brings endless possabilities - 
New Die, paper, tool, technique just a few.
Mention what your New is in your post.
PS My New are the Mushroom Dies.

After a rough week it was nice to find mo and jo to help me
create this fun card. 
I die cut my mushrooms and coloured them with
Tim's distress inks and Lindy's Magical's.
Background is stencilled and stamped with leaves.
The bottom I inked for grounding then decided to
add some extras - sissel and art stones.
Of course I had to add some splatters, ink the edges
and add a fussy cut sentiment I thought perfect as
mushrooms do grow wild and free...
Adhered to card base and my first card for
Cut it Up is complete.
Head over and see what the other New Designers
and Regulars chose to showcase our New Challenge.
Hope to see yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

Thursday 11 January 2024

Just 'Sparkle'

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and 
Hosting is Sue choosing 'SPARKLE'

and a close up to try and show the sparkle...

Last year I made several card fronts 
with the Hot Glue Embossing Technique
and decided to play around with it again for this challenge.
 After several attempts I didn't get one that I liked
so above is one from last years leftovers.
Just framed it then popped the sentiments
and adhered to white base. 
Head over and see all the 'sparkle' our Guest Stef
and the Team created and 
come join in with yours to our Gallery.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday 10 January 2024

'Sparkle' this Christmas

 Welcome to a New Year of Challenges for

I know Christmas has just passed but 
let's start all over again with this month's fun Theme!
This is my first for the year!

and a closer look at the 'sparkle' which is 
sooooooooo hard to photograph.

I saw this sparkly creation on YouTube Here
and as our Theme asks for Sparkle
I thought it fun to case it.
I used matte gel medium as adhesive then added my 'sparkle'
sequins and tiny brightly coloured star sequins
to add extra pop of colour.
Sentiment is also brightly inked with Versafine Clair
and heat embossed clear.
Attached to coloured card base.
Head over to our Blog and check out
how the Team created their 'sparkle'
Come join in the New Year fun.