Saturday, 21 April 2018

I 'LOVE' Purple

Hi and Welcome to today's post.
It's Saturday so it's Just Us Girls Day

The heading says it all for me
and Host this week is Carol
(ps she may not be aware that it is my
favourite colour)

The lovely purple floral image is 
STAMPlorations Large French Marigold
heat embossed with Zing Metallic Silver.
I fussy cut and popped it after smooching some
watercolour paper with Tim's Wilted Violet
and Iridescent Medium.
My white background is embossed with
Kaisercraft Bricks.
The die behind the flower is cut from silver paper
 with the Textured Weather Die also from Kaisercraft.
My silver love die sentiment is from CUTplorations.

Pop over and see what our April Guest Karren
and the Jugheads created for your inspiration
then join us in the Gallery.

PS 'cause I love purple I have another card made
and will post it in a few days as a Reminder!

Thanks for dropping in

Monday, 16 April 2018

Spotlight on Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

Hello and Welcome  
I am here today with a sneaky peak
of my Very First Spotlight Project
as part of the Regular & Guest Designers at
STAMPlorations - 
from now till the end of May.

Want to see how I made this using
 STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments
Pop over HERE.
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Bending a Branch

Hi there and Welcome to today's post.
It's for the current  CAS Christmas Card Challenge
to use an Ornament - Here are the Details.

I found it hard to get a good photo showing
how nice the gold shimmery paper is
so here is a closer look also showing
the Alcohol Inked background.
I penciled around my Kaisercraft Ornament
and fussy cut out the background
then die cut the ornament with gold paper.
Cut out my MB Woodland Branch
to attach the popped ornament too.
Added to white card stock for a stitched die line
 spritzed with SU Champagne Gold.
Die cut a Merry Christmas in the same gold paper,
adding a bow and pearl to finish.

That's another Christmas card done.
So many more to go before the end of the year.

This is a great challenge to get involved with
 as they are CAS - just perfect for
that especially busy time of the year.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

They're 'Born to be Wild'

Hi and Welcome!
What has black and white stripes and 
born to be wild? 
That's easy - Zebra's

It's our Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Host this week is
our Lovely Lisa choosing a beauty with

This is the second card I have made with this 
new stamp set from Happy Little Stampers
'Born to be Wild'
I masked off the zebras so there would be
a herd of them and inked with
Tim's Distress Black Soot.
Added a plain black and torn strip as backing.
To add colour I smooched the background with
PearEx in Antique gold.
Sentiment is from the above set.
Finished by attaching to black card base.

Don't forget to pop over and see what our Guest
Karren and the Jugheads created.
Come join us in our Gallery.
Love to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in - 
till next time Cherrio from

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Life is a BEACH!

Hi there and Welcome to today's post for the 
CAS Watercolour Challenge to feature Birds

I was looking for something a little different
for my second card for this challenge and remembered 
I had a couple of flamingo sets.
I started by inking a craft mat with
Tim's Spun Sugar spritzing with water 
and smooching, then the brighter colours of
Evergreen Bough and peacock Feathers.
Stamped the palm tree and sentiment also in the
Evergreen Bough. 
The palm trees always have coconuts 
so added a few with Gold Liquid Pearls
and a few fell on the ground.
My 'Fashion Conscious'  Flamingo is from
 Inkadankdo's Flamingo fun 
inked with Altenew Red Cosmos colours, 
 heat embossed in white, fussy cut and popped.
Added a touch of colour to match the coconuts
with a scallop die from MFT.

My Mix is Water Colouring, Embossing, 
Stamping and Die Cutting.
Hope you like my Fun Flamingo
and to my overseas friends I hope
your weather warms up and you can 
get to paddle your feet at the Beach soon.

Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

I Made My Mark for Addicted to Stamps and More

Hi there and Welcome to today's post for the
Make Your Mark Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

This is another card I made some time ago at my
bff's house using her goodies.
The background is Tim's Oxide Inks
Loved her big sunflower die - what better
way to showcase it with the bright yellow paper.
The centre was sponged and I added
some Magicals for shimmer.
(can't wait till mine arrive)
Inked up my sentiment and cut 
from a SB die.
This was attached to my kraft card base

Make your Mark - 
your entry MUST contain the use of 
anything that can make a mark -
 Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks,
 Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

That's it for today. Pop over to Our Blog 
and check out how my 
Team Mates made their  mark.
Hope you find time to join us this week.
Thanks for dropping in.

It's a CUTplorations 'Threefer'

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
It's all about the latest happenings over at
STAMPlorations where we are focusing on Phrase Dies.
You can find The Details Here
PS This a longish post!

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I had sooooooooooo much fun choosing how I was going to
showcase these fabulous Phrase Dies.

I knew which stamps I wanted to use with this die and chose
STAMPlorations One Cool Chick. I think it's a perfect match.
It needed a background so I versamarked  the
ARTplorations Zen Hearts stencil with pink glitter.
Also added it to the surrounds but a little hard to see.
was cut from red card stock.
Finished by adding a black mat, attached to red card base 
pearls on her scarf and bracelet and a little bit of lippy.

This was pretty simple to make.
My background is a mix of Tim's Oxide Inks.
I then stenciled the ARTplorations Flowers 1
thickly with Gloss Gel Medium and
Pearl White Acrylic Paint.
Added my CUTplorations Life is Good 
die cut from the same card stock as my base.
touching it up with WOS for shimmer.
Gems were attached to finish.

and my last one I went all out
adding so many bits and bobs hoping I wouldn't
make a mess!

As you can see there is a lot going on with this one.
I used ARTplorations Retro Circles first inking
and sponging in yellow to add more colour
then added crackle paste.
I started my other background with
 lots of Brusho colours then I started adding
stamping and heat embossed images
from STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge
and STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
in a variety of colours.
I then stenciled ARTplorations Evolution
with white acrylic paint.
This was cut on angles and attached
adding the CUTplorations Art Happens die in yellow.


There is so much more to check out over at
STAMPlorations so go on over and see for yourself!
You know there are prizes to be won for joining in
with your creations!
and for commenting here and on our Blog!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to check out
My Long Blog Post.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A Blooming Birthday

Hi there! I am back with the other card I was making for the
April CAS Mix Up Challenge using rubber bands.

I found another Brusho background in my 'bits box'
suitable for my card and went with it. 
Once more I decided to heat emboss this time using
  White from Stampendous
then die cut some flowers from Tim Holtz Wild Flowers
with white card stock. I cut the background from a 
stitched die then added my flowers.
My sentiment/die is from STAMPlorations Fluttery
inked with Memento Sweet Plum.

My Mix is Rubber Bands, Brusho's,
Stamping, Embossing and Die Cutting.

Once more I had fun with this technique
and have another idea swirling in my head.
It didn't quite work out first time round
but I will work on it and see how it pans out.
There may be Number 3 before the end of the month.

That's it for today so till next time - 
Cherrio from

Monday, 9 April 2018

Friend to Friend

Hi there Blogger Friends!
Today I am posting a card I made for the
CAS Mix Up Blog and this months challenge
is using something I have had on my 
'Techniques to Try List' Rubber Bands.

This was so much fun using
Rubber Bands, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dies.

I started by adding rubber bands to an acrylic block
then Versamarking onto my white card stock with
Yellow and Egyptian Gold Glitter embossing powder
randomly over the page.
I cut this with a stitched die and also 
the MFT peek a boo die.
I then cut out my gifted daisy die several times
in white and leaves in gold and vellum.
Attached the popped background then attached
my daisy which I finished off by adding
some lemon flower soft to the centre.
To complete my card I added my SU sentiment
with the gold glitter and popped after cutting it
also from a MFT stitched die.

And there you have it!
I enjoyed this technique and 
have more in the making. 
Couldn't stop at one!

Till next time - Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your Comments.

Here's Looking at You!

Hi there Crafty Friends!
Today's post if for the 
and I was excited to make my card with one of the 
New Release Sets -  Born to be Wild.

Born to be Wild

I have this fabulous stencil called
 which made a perfect background for my 
Here's looking at You 'Zebra's'.
I thought it would be fun to shadow stamp 
the second one for added interest.
I inked up my stencil with blended
black and silver pearl acrylic paint
giving it a not so stark black colour
then cut it out with a peek a boo die.
Added my zebra's to the back touched
with a hint of  Tim's Dried Margold ink.
This was popped to a black mat then white
and finished with black card base.
Birthday sentiment is from the above set
cut from a JustRite tag popped in front of
some ribbon to match the zebra's.

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The Talented Team then add yours to our Gallery.
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 receive a $20 coupon to spend at our Shop.
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Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 7 April 2018

It's Word Week with a B at Just Us Girls

Hi there and Welcome.
Today's post is of course for
Just Us Girls 'cause it's Saturday.
I am Hosting this week and it's
Word Week - I chose

As you can see I went Bold with Bright Colours.
Once again my Brusho's came out for the background.
I stenciled my floral image with white texture paste
mixed with orange acrylic paint.
This was cut from a stitched die as was the orange
background paper.
Added a gem to the middle of the flower
also some orange Nuvo Drops to the background.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations 
and cut from a MFT die.

It's a new month which means we have a 
New Guest Designer - Talented Karren Johnson
Welcome Karren - lovely to have you join us.

That's it for me. Now pop over and see what
Karren and the Jugheads have boldly created
and come join us in our Gallery this week.

Thanks for dropping in

Friday, 6 April 2018

We are 'Focusing on Sentiments' for April at STAMPlorations.

Time is just flying by and now April is here!
Hi and Welcome to today's post.
It is all about Focusing on Sentiments over at

Checkout all the details Here

I thought the STAMPlorations Large Hellinium 
was 'Simply Gorgeous' so used that as part of my card.

To start with the background I inked white card stock
all over with Tim's Peacock Feathers
sprayed it with water then placed my
lifting that to take a bit of colour away
then placing it back to add
Tim's Mermaid Lagoon for a bright effect.
It was slightly damp when I heat embossed the
Large Hellinium (sorry it is out of stock)
with Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder
and some stuck to the stenciling which
I was kinda happy with the effect.
I then added the heat embossed 'simply' sentiment
cut out my 
and heat embossed it also to blend in.
Finished with corner rounding
attaching it to my white card base.


That's it for my part
there is so much more to see over at

Off course there are prizes to win so 
don't forget to leave a comment here
for your chance to be a winner...
and why not create something
with your sentiment as your focal point
and add it to the Gallery.

Thanks for dropping in