Monday, 27 March 2017

#400 Cupcake Celebrations

There are 400 Reasons to Celebrate at
and the Reason for this is they are celebrating their
Congratulations on achieving such a Huge Milestone

I chose this Challenge as my Inspiration
using products by 
as they are one of the Sponsors 
and as part of the STAMPloration Team as a Guest Designer.

I am a little disappointed that my daisies look to be
overpowered by the DP I used for the pocket. IRL they are darker.
I started with choosing black card stock as my base
then got out my supplies.
I have used ARTplorations Plaid Maker and
STAMPlorations Vignette Chevron & Arrows
 as  my background inked with Memento New Sprout/Dandelion
My daisies are STAMPlorations Pocket Bloom/Die
and inked with Tom Bow Markers.
I cut my Happy from CUTplorations Happy
using DP from Kaisercraft Art of Life
which was also used for the pocket and
the strip on the side.
The Birthday sentiment is also from the
Chevron & Arrows stamp set.
Finished off with some spritzing in black.

Thanks so much for dropping in.
I hope you will go over to the
Cupcake Inspiration Blog and
join in their 400th Birthday Celebrations.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Spread Your Wings and Fly

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Hosting is
Vicki choosing -

I'm afraid I didn't have a teapot in my collection so
went away from that and choosing the teapot colours
as my background. I found 2 matching coloured scrapbook papers
and cut them out with  a Spellbinder Square die
corner rounding 2 sides of each square.
These were popped onto white card stock that has been
cut with a stitched die.
Now the fun part - my butterfly
I got out various coloured distress inks similar to the
photographed butterfly and smooched them onto
card stock then cut the butterfly from a Kaisercraft die.
This was then heat embossed with clear powder
giving my butterfly a lovely shine.
The sentiment is from Gina K and
finished off with a few pearls.

Thanks for dropping in on my blog today
and hope you will check out what
our March Guest Nance and the Team created
Here and come join us.
You could be chosen as Chic of the Week
and then in the running for our
Guest Designer in May.
Thank you Nance for treating us to
seeing what a talented designer you are.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

Time for our Colour Challenge at
Just Us Girls and Hostess for this week is
Our Lovely Lisa.
choosing the colours below.
Now as most of you know purple is my
favourite (and Judy's) colour so this pleased me no end.
This is a fairly simple card in which I used metallic paper.
I cut out a corner with a SB die to lay my flowers into.
I inked up some water colour paper
with TH Victorian Velvet/Seedless Preserves
and Spun Sugar adding a small amount 
of Iridescent Medium for a bit of shimmer.
I then  punched the flowers with 
my MS poinsettia punches
(something I haven't used in ages) 
randomly putting them in their place.
Added some grey leaves and fern.
I found this tiny piece of silver corrugated cardboard
in my bits box and cut my XOXO 
and cutting a second one in grey cs for backing.
I finished off with added gems and sequins
in colours to match.
Hope you will pop over to 
Our Blog to see how these fabulous colours
inspired our March Guest Nance and
my Team Mates then join us. In doing so
you could be chosen as Chic of the Week.
Thanks for dropping in today.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

It's your 'Mid Month Reminder' for STAMPlorations

Time flies when you are having fun and sadly
my time as a Guest Designer for the 
is coming to an end.
So here is your reminder that you still have a little time
to get your CAS card in for this months challenge.
(Don't forget there are prizes to be won)

I wanted to feature the new stamp set
STAMPlorations/CUTplorations Pocket Blooms
Starting with my white card base I then
cut my backing with a sizzix die
inking it up using ARTploration Plaid Maker
with Memento Spun Sugar.
I added Memento Victorian Velvet onto my craft sheet
spritzing and smooched it onto white card then
 heat embossed the daisies in white onto that.
My denim pocket was inked and cut from blue paper
adding the XOXO using Memento London Fog.
I then attached some blue ribbon, popping my flowers
and denim pocket.
Added the sentiment also from the same stamp set
and a few hearts to finish.


While I had the Pocket Blooms stamp set out
I thought I would try and make this card
a little different.
The background is stenciled with ARTplorations Zen Hearts
with Tim Holtz Distress inks
and after colouring in my daisies I popped it
onto the front. Now my something different
is that I cut out the denim pocket with blue paper
and then again with denim material to which I
tried distressing it by cutting the material and
adding ink to give it a worn look.
I added stitches with a white gel pen.
Sentiment is also from the above stamp set.

I am popping the top card Here for the

Hope you have enjoyed checking out my
CAS cards for STAMPlorations over the
last 3 months. I so appreciated all your kind comments.
I would  like to sincerely thank Shery Russ for giving me
the opportunity to be part of this wonderful group.
Also to all the STAMPlorations gals - a big Thank You
for your warm welcome and friendship.
I will however be back for a little surprise 'Something'
coming up in the near future.
So keep checking but for now it's Cherrio from

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

It's 'Merry'

It's time for Challenge #3 over at Season's Greetings
Our Challenge this fortnight is - 
Always Anything Goes with the Twist
Wet & or Dry Embossing.

Here is how I made my card
using the Optional Twist
Card base is a metallic paper
to which I added  purple for my first frame
cut with a stitched die
then I embossed silver paper from an old
Cuttlebug Christmas set adding it to the frame.
I then die cut another shade of purple cs
with Spellbinders Labels 18 inking it
randomly with one of the stamps
from SU Snowburst in Memento Sweet Plum.
I showcased my Ornate Baubles from Kaisercraft
again cutting them in purple and heat embossed
them with Polysparkle Powder (which is a little hard to see)
I then got my die and penciled around the edges of the baubles
on grey shimmery paper and hand cut to add as backing.
I rounded the backs, added dimensional squares
making them pop then  added some gems.
My Merry die is cut from Lawn Fawn
which was only partially cut to fit.  

I would also like to give a BIG WELCOME
to my dear friend Cheryl Wright who is
now part of 

Thanks so much for dropping in.
Hope you will find time to play with this fun Challenge.
Pop over to see what all the Kangaroos (sorry had to say it)
have made Here and I look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, 11 March 2017


I love playing with stencils and Maria as Hostess
 has chosen this for TREND WEEK!

I didn't really have a plan as to how I would make this card
so picked out one of my favourite stencils from
STAMPlorations called ARTplorations Happy Flowers.
I inked this up onto a spare piece of card stock I had
made with the shaving cream technique some time ago.
I liked the colour combinations so continued with that
for my stencil - TH Abandoned Coral/Peacock Feathers.
I then started adding bits of stamping here and there
and Kaisercraft Script.
For interest I inked the edges of the flowers
with matching gelly roll pens.
Added a black mat to the background onto white card stock.
Sentiment is from MFT - Simply Fab Sayings.

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Pop over to Our Blog to see
what fabulous Stencilled designs
our March Guest Nance and the Team made.
I  am sure you will have fun playing with this one.
Hope so  - see you there.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air in the Northern parts of the World
but just not where I live.
and that is what the challenge over at
 Hiding In My Craft Room is all about.
Check out the Details Here
I made a very quick clean and simple card for this challenge
as time was limited and I wanted to join in for fun!
I am off to visit my sister and I only had a small window
of opportunity to play.
Using basic card stock I have matted in colours of the butterfly
with a stitched die.
For a bit of interest I lightly stenciled the background
with white acrylic paint then attached my
heat embossed butterfly onto a piece of card stock that
has been previously inked with shaving cream.
Added a touch of WOS to parts of the butterfly.
Finished with a few brown sequins.
Products I used here are from STAMPlorations
Dropping this in to the


Trendy Butterflies 2 ARTplorations Shutters


Thanks for popping in today.