Saturday, 19 July 2014

It's Christmas - oh in JULY that is for Challenge #83 at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Funny how time flies! Hard to believe we are on the downhill run to
Sorry if I scared you into thinking it was December and not July
but I really enjoy making a few early ones and it is a nice change
from what we do the rest of the year.
Also it is so busy by December
it is good to have a few up your sleeve in ready.
Now that you are relaxed I will fill you in on our challenge over at
It is as you have guessed
This adorable little girl is from Whoopsie Daisy
and is a pre coloured one (my favourite kind)
which made this card so easy to make.
I used red card stock and the backing papers were
a freebie from a magazine - lucky me.
The white card stock is embossed with a Cuttlebug Folder
I cut out the image from Spellbinder Ovals
The snowflakes I inked to match.
Added a bit of shimmer with Iridescent Medium
and the candle with a gold gel pen.
Here I have used basic white card stock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Scrapbook Christmas Paper and from Doodle Panty
My Stately Nutcracker Image (popped) is from
 Doodle Pantry again a pre coloured image -
I am so lucky this month with being supplied with
2 pre coloured images from our generous sponsors.
The large snowflake is cut from Jac Paper from a
Cuttlebug die and  glittered.
Finished with a button, twine and sentiment from Gina K Designs.
Our Generous Sponsors are
Whoopsie Daisy - 2 Sheets of winners choice
Doodle Pantry - $10 gift certificate
 Sassy Studio Designs - 4 images of winners choice
Don't forget to stop by the other Team SAS blogs
to see what they made.
Hope you can get along and enter in our
Christmas in July Card Challenge for Kids.
 Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Trend and Colour Challenge.

I have made a card for 2 challenges
They are for the
For the Jugs Challenge we are to use Woodgrain.
I recently bought the Hexagon die from Stampin' Up
and have been itching to try it out.
I saw a card recently that had embossing on it
so I used Tim Holtz wood grain textile embossing folder
but unfortunately it isn't as noticeable as I liked so inked it
so it stood out a little better.
For the second challenge at the Paper Players
 it is a Colour Challenge
I got out my favourite Stampin' Up stamp set
Vintage Vogue as I knew it would be perfect
 to attach to the popped cut out die.
I started off with white card stock and followed up by randomly
stamping the flowers and leaves from this set in the colours
to match the above.
I used Rich Razzleberry from SU
and various coloured Memento and Tim Holtz distress inks
on the background.
I fussy cut the flowers popped them after distressing them
 to give them depth.
Added some Kaisercraft pearls to the centres
and a sentiment from GinaK Designs
cut from Spellbinders Circles.
So that is it for me for now.
Thank you for stopping by and till next time
Cherrio from

Sunday, 13 July 2014

JUGS Challenge #249 Trend - Woodgrain

I have been playing with a stamp set I purchased recently
called Feeling Sentimental from Stampin' Up
and saw the new Challenge over at JUGS HERE
and thought I could use one of the stamps
for this wood grain challenge.
It is a CAS card and one you could make into a gift pack.
I also thought this card suitable for the current challenge at
 Their Challenge #21  is Vacation/Travel.
Now this image reminds me of my trip to Great Britain
with my sister where we saw and experienced
 the London Wheel.
I used brown red and white card stock
Image and sentiment from Feeling Sentimental by SU
Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder inked with
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap
Sentiment is inked in Tim Holtz Festive Berries 
Image is popped and distressed.
Cotton trim brad and red twine.
And there you have it...
I'm off to play with this stamp set some more.
Thanks for stopping by so
Cherrio till next time