Thursday, 29 September 2016

Time to play 'Tic Tac Toe'

A Crafty Friend of mine (Thanks Cheryl)
 told me about a blog called
 Stampin Smiles Designs
so of course I checked it out
and what better excuse to get some
 new crafty itemsout and play -
so that's just what I did.
You can find the Details Here
I chose to go top left to bottom right
(stencil, blues/greens and texture)
so I could try out my new stencils from
ARTplorations - Happy Flowers
and Square Dance.
The texture came from
Mont Marte Pearl White Acrylic Paint.
Blue & Green coloured background was
inked on watercolour paper with a
variety of Tim Holtz distress inks.
Added some script words to the sides
Happy - Spellbinder die
Birthday - Pink & Maine Birthday Wishes.
My floral feature is popped.
Finished off with some scoring on the side.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

I Love to 'SPLAT'

Over at The Mod Squad there is a
Fabulous Challenge going on and Good Friends
Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher are Hosting.
What is it? Create your Inner 'SPLAT'
Details - Here
I love that kind of technique - getting a little bit inky
and creating a great result.
I decided not to go with a splatter stencil
instead inked up several TH distress inks,
wet them and added my splats to water colour paper
with a sheet of plastic. I did add a touch of
black splats to match up with my
Happy Birthday die from Spellbinders
and the butterfly from Inkadinkado
(which has been heat embossed for the first time)
Cut my card stock using a stitched die
and popping for dimension.
I thought the colours of those decorations on
the yummy cupcakes were similar to those I used above
so entering it in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #377
Hope you like what you see.
I love reading your comments.
Thanks for dropping in

Sunday, 25 September 2016


I got Happy Mail a few days ago and was keen to get it inked.
As the stamp I used is small I thought a simple
Thank You card would be just right.
I found a few challenges to link this card up to and they are Pals Paper Arts
Details can be found Here
and at As You LIke It 
for their Favourite Colour Combo and Why Here
Now my all time favourite colour is purple but
I really love the soft colours of Aquas and Pinks
so that is what I went with which I tried to match
 the colours above but not quite as I would have liked.
Here are the products I used -
Basic coloured card stock.
SU Calypso Coral stamped with
a Katzelkraft stamp for the background.
Floral image is by STAMPlorations Framed Dogwood
heat embossed then
inked and touched up with Twinkling H2O.
Finished off with white cotton and
Thank You sentiment from SU
cut from vellum.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

'Miss You'

Bobby is Hosting our Photo Week at Just Us Girls
and chosen this gorgeous photo below. 

I am not a pumpkin kind of person so chose
an old sunflower stamp for my Inspiration.
I have been lucky enough to be in a plane
above a massive paddock filled with these beautiful flowers.
What an awesome site!
I thought it fitting to go with Kraft card stock
and continue with earthy tones.
Products I used here are -
SU - Woodgrain background stamp
Sunflower stamp - Print Blocks Australia
Black embossing powder
Water colour pencils
Sizzix banner
Corner rounder
Paper Smooches Sentiment
Burlap/Jute string
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Memento Peanut Brittle
SU Garden Green
White Uniball pen for centre of flower.
Don't forget to pop over Here
to see how our Guest Kathy
and the Team were inspired.
Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week and go on to be
Guest Designer in November.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thinking PINK!

While I was playing around with pink colours for
the September CAS colour challenge over at
STAMPlorations Blog I couldn't stop.
I wanted to try a few items I hadn't used before
so this card came together easily.
 Again I mainly focused on the Twist as my main colour.
Details can be found Here
I used basic white card stock. For my image
inside the frame ( by Die-Namics)
 I water coloured with TH distress inks in
Abandoned Coral/Victorian Velvet
and Spun Sugar
 Topping this with a stencil from TCW
with White Texture Paste. 
The stitched edge is from Nina's Things
The floral flourish  from Marianne Designs.
Sentiment is Inspired by Stamping
Finished with a gem on the flower
after popping the frame.

Thanks for dropping in
Love to read your comments - makes for a 'Happy Day'

Monday, 19 September 2016

It's 'Autumn' over the Pond

It's Autumn over the pond but really it is
Spring on my side.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers Mary is Hosting
and has chosen 'Autumn' for the theme for
our latest challenge.
That can be autumn colours, or autumn themes such as harvest or falling leaves etc.
I saw a card over at Pinterest I wanted to case
  You can see it Here.
I knew I had similar leaf stamps and this was
a great challenge to showcase my make.
Here are the products I used -
Coloured card stock
Background stamps - SU & Prima
Leaves/flowers/sentiment are by Gina K Designs
Other - SU
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Memento and Stampin' Up.
Cotton & button.
Pop over to our blog and see what inspired the Team.

 I am entering this card over at The Paper Players
Details Here
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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Time to Colour at Just Us Girls

It's that time of the month for our Colour challenge at
Just Us Girls and Hosting this is Nancy choosing
these lively colours below.

I love inking up my stencils and thought
I would do just that to add colour to blend
in with my brightly inked flower.
Using basic card stock I inked up a
TCW and Tim Holtz stencil with TH Festive Berries
adding a banner from Sizzix embossed with CB Swizz Dots.
My tag is by Kaisercraft inked with a sentiment from Gina K.
I attached leaves also from Kaisercraft.
 and my flower by SU Creative Elements
embossing it with clear powder to give it a lovely shine
finishing  with Liquid Pearls a Pearl centre and ribbon.
Thought I would add a few rhinestones to match up
with the silver thread on the tied cotton.
Don't forget to pop over and see all the brightly coloured
creations by our September Guest Kathy and the Team.
Hope we inspired you and I hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in.