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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hey There

Back Again - this time for the current challenge over at
Addicted to CAS and it is one of my favourites -  Ombre!


My card was reeeeeeealy easy to achieve that ombre look
because of Altenew's  Ink cubes
where you get 4 little colour coordinating pads.
This one is Cosmos - 
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I went with the darkest to lightest.
The background is from 
The floral image is part of the
Kaisercraft Secret Bird Collection Stamp Set.
I stamped my sentiment  from 
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
then cut with Spellbinders Scalloped die.
Inked the edges but still was missing something
so lightly sponged inside.
Now I couldn't decide what card base to use.
Tried black - yuk! left it for a while and came back
and it hit me! Just use white and lightly ink
the background from the same stamp set. 
Here is what it looks like - 
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I used the lightest ink and I was happy.
Popped it and my cas card is complete.

Check out the Details for this challenge  Here

Thanks for dropping back in again so quickly.


It's Black - White - and -

Hello there and Welcome!
I found this great blog called Daring Cardmakers recently 
and their current challenge really appealed to me so...
here is what I made - 
for their Black - White - Pop challenge.
There are so many colours that go perfectly
with black/white and I chose red.
My card base is basic black.
The lace background is from
SU Delicate Details (may be retired)
I love that it looks like real lace.
The black & white leaves behind my flower
are from Marianne Dies.
My red flower is from
STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms
stamp and die set.
I cut the back part of the flower with red card stock
carefully keeping all the die cut bits in place
then again heat embossing in red
this time taking out all the petals.
The floral centre has been sprinkled with black glitter.
My Thank you is cut from a MFT stitched die
inked in red and from the same set.

That's all for now so -  till next time
Cherrio from



Sunday, 21 January 2018

A Tic Tac Toe 'Hello'

Hi there and Welcome. 
Today's post is for the Current Challenge


I have been having soooooooo much fun
with glad wrap these last few weeks I thought
I would use one for my cas card.
As you can see I chose
the Bottom Row from left to right
(sequins, watercolour, square.)
I spritzed water on glossy photo paper
then sprinkled Brusho's covering it
with glad wrap, moving it around
to create creases and patterns.
I added a frame to the front 
and popped it onto my square piece of
basic white card stock.
Added the sequins and a Hello die
from CUTplorations and my
cas card is done.


so will pop my card there too.

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from


Saturday, 20 January 2018

I'm Hosting this week at Just Us Girls

I'm Hosting over at Just Us Girls for Colour Week.
and chose these colours as they just scream
Tim's Oxide Inks to me.
 I decided to make a fancy fold to show off
the beautiful butterflies from the latest
Stamp Set/Die from STAMPlorations called
Fluttery and Fluttery Dies
These were inked with
Spiced Marmalade/Fossilized Amber
and Peacock Feathers with an extra one
cut and added to the middle.
I sponged the edges and then added
some random stamping from
SU Timeless Textures.
Added a butterfly to the inside with
a sentiment from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
and there you have it.

Now pop over to Our Blog to see what our
January Guest Cathy and the Team created.
Hope you find time to join us this week.
Love to see you in the Gallery.

As this is the first time I have used this stamp/die set
I am adding it to the Gallery at
Just Add Ink Check it out  Here




Wednesday, 17 January 2018

It's simply a 'Deer'

Hey there Crafty Ones - today post is for
the new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
and I couldn't be happier when I saw the beautiful mood board
for our Photo Inspiration Challenge.
You will know what caught my eye as
you will have seen me using this gorgeous deer from 
a few times now and what got me excited also was
the amazing ribbon I used which came all the way from Scotland
with my Christmas card - how perfect.
This was a simple card to make using black card stock and 
gold paper to frame my deer.
 I simply smotheredthe black card with Versamark  
and heat embossed in gold.
Added some Inka Gold splatters,
that beautiful ribbon and some 
Starform strips down either side.
My Merry Christmas sentiment was also
heat embossed and from Gina K Designs.
Yay! my first Christmas card for 2018.

I love looking to see what others pick out
for Photo Inspiration Challenges and
the Team have created a gorgeous variety
for you to oooh and aaah over so
go check them all out Here
and come join us. 
Love to see you in our Gallery!
Thanks for dropping in.


Monday, 15 January 2018

A CUTplorations Reminder Posting

Hello Crafty Friends - I'm here today with a Reminder
that the CUTplorations Challenge is in full swing.
Have you had a chance to check it out?
Below is my Reminder Card 
I so enjoyed making this card with the beautiful
I started out colouring with Tim's Oxide Inks
then painted in metallic colours and white washed
the background.
Added Liquid Pearls to the centres of the flowers
pricking them for texture.
The So sentiment is from
finished with some sequins and gems.
attaching it to Bazzill Card Stock.


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Thanks for dropping by -
Love reading your comments!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

It's all 'PURPLE'

Hi there Crafty Ones.
You can see by the heading my card is all about Purple
and it's for the latest challenge over at Less is More 
You can find the details  Here
Of course a lot of you know that it's 
'My Favourite Colour' so
of course I had to play!


Brusho's make for a fabulously easy background
and that is what I used here - just Purple.
I started with heat embossing my
then cut from a MFT stitched die.
I added black glitter to the centre and some
random purple Nuvo Drops.
My sentiment is from 
also heat embossed.
I finished by adding some
glittery Starform Stickers to the corners
and attached to purple card stock.

Popping this over to the

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Thanks for dropping in today.

It's the First Twofer Challenge!

Hi there! So glad you dropped in
'cause I am delighted to see the
Fabulous Twofer Card Challenge #1 is Live!
We all (or should) know the Delightful Darnell
who is challenging us to make 2 different cards 
with the same stamp/die but for 2 different occasions.
I know there are going to be gazillions
of crafters out there to encourage
Darnell and her Fabulously Talented Team
on there New Journey
SO...... let the fun begin.
I was sooooooooooooooo excited
when I saw what the prompt was FEATHERS!
and I had only recently got out my favourite
SU Four Feathers Set for another card.
***
On to Card 1
The current and addictive challenge over at
CAS Mix Up is to use cling wrap
and what better way to show off my feathers!
I used Brusho's on glossy photo paper
popped onto stitched die cut card stock.
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
Added a few gems and attached cotton
to the feathers.
(Close up)

Card 2
I made as a male card.
The background woodgrain is from
Dark Room Door and stamped with
Tim's Frayed Burlap as is the
front feather. The other two are
in Gathered Twigs.
These were popped in front of
some wrapping paper from some
sweets my sister received from
an overseas friend and is very brittle.
Just knew it would come in handy one day!
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
Finished with some jute on the feathers.
***
So of course these cards are going over to
The Twofer Challenge over Here
Please go over and check out what
the Darnelle Designers have created
and Card 1 for their
CAS Mix Up January Challenge

My Mix is Cling Wrap, Die cutting and Stamping.

Thanks so much for coming by today
Till next time - Cherrio from








Saturday, 13 January 2018

'Celebrate'

Today's post is for Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is Sue choosing Galaxy Night Sky or Backgrounds.


There are so many gorgeous galaxy creations out there
and this was such fun trying to replicate one.
I made mine such a long time ago I can't remember
the colours of Tim's Oxide's I used - sorry!
I did add a spray of iridescent medium and also
splatters to make it look like snow.
Diecut my houses - even added paper
to the inside to show all the lights were on
with more shimmer on the roof area.
Added some very old starform stickers,
the celebrate sentiment die from STAMPlorations,
matted then fixing it to my card stock
and my galaxy card is done.

Do pop over and see what our Guest Cathy
and the Team created and come join us this week.
Hope to see you there.
















Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Cling Wrap Thank You

I was soooooooo excited when I saw the results 
you get from inking with Cling Wrap
 so of course I now have a multitude of
crazy coloured patterns and have made another card


My Mix is - Cling Wrap, Brusho Powders
Stamping, Smooching, Die Cutting

I used basic white card stock. 
Insert has been smooched with the same
Brusho powder but watered down and smooched
with a smidgen of Iridescent Medium.
My focal leaves are from Kaisecraft cut from
photo paper after cling wrapping 
in shades of Brusho Greens.
I cut and popped my frame 
attaching my leaves after I
inked my Thank You sentiment from SU.
I will make one more card with this technique
and put the others away for a rainy day and
move on to something else. 
Thanks Ladies for a super fun challenge.
Till next time - Cherrio from



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Flowers 'Bloom'

Hi there Crafty Ones - I am here today for my first card
Designing with the Anything Goes with Dies Team
 over at Happy Little Stampers 
You will have seen my first card
for the Water Colour Challenge a few days ago.
Now you get a bonus seeing 2 cards
a month for Happy Little Stampers. Yay!
Still a Happy Little Stamper -
just jumped ship in a new direction!
I was looking for something a little different for the background
of my floral image and remembered my Twinkling H2O's so
that is what I used - Millard Green and did a waterwash
getting an ombre effect using watercolour paper.
 Did the same for my Kaisercraft leaves.
The tiny flowers are from
 CUTplorations Trendy-Spring-Blooms-Dies
cutting several and mounting.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom-Happy
Added a few SU gems and some variegated cotton
and my card is done.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS 
AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, 
YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!
How good is THAT!
Check out all the details HERE.

Don't forget to check out what my Team Mates created
and come join us this month.
Love to see you in the Gallery.











Sunday, 7 January 2018

A New Technique for ME.

Hi there Crafty Friends. 
When I saw the new challenge over at CAS Mix Up
I knew I had to finally try my hand at their
 January Mix Challenge Cling Wrap. 


I played around with a few different elements
and decided that the Brusho one was the nicest.
I do have a few other bits and will keep them for another time.
My Mix is Cling Wrap, Brusho's, Stamping, Die Cuts, Bling.
This time I used the cling wrap technique on SU Glossy card
spritzed with water then added my
Brusho's in Turquoise, Purple and Prussian Blue.
It does have a nice little shine to it.
I cut my top piece with a wonky stitched die twice
and popped it against the background.
My birthday sentiment is from Stampendous
inked in Tim's Mermaid Lagoon.
Finished with a few sequins and gems.
What a fun technique!

Seize the Birthday have started off their challenges
for the New Year with an Anything Goes Theme
so will pop this one over there and a new to me Challenge Blog
SumMore Fun asked for Something New
The heading says it all - New Technique.

UPDATE! Sending this card over to CAS Watercolour for their
January Challenge - Birthday.
Thanks Bonnie & Loll.


Thanks so much for dropping in today and
Thank You for your Kind Comments.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Anything Goes at Just Us Girls

We're Back at Just Us Girls
after our lovely long break and now
raring to go for the New Year.
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.
***
First of all I want to welcome our 
New Designer
Super Talented Carol Mayne from Just Me
So happy to have you join us Jugheads!
***
Vicki is Hosting our first challenge which is our
Word Week choosing the easy peasy
Anything Goes!
This is the second card I have made with this lovely
cas die set from Gina Marie.
My card base was embossed with a brick folder
from Kaisercraft.
The background for the die cuts were watercoloured
and thumped with Tim's Oxide Inks
in Fossilized Amber/Spiced Marmalade
Inka Gold in Apricot/Yellow Gold on canvas paper.
Attached my dies and added the Birthday Sentiment
from IBS cut from MFT stitched die.
Matted with SU Hello Honey popped
 and finished with a few pearls.
***
Thanks for popping in.
Please go over to Our Blog
and give Carol a big welcome,
our January Guest Cathy McCauley and
check out what we have all created then
come join us this week.
Hope to see you there.

Joining in with this card over at
 CAS Watercolour
for their January Birthday Challenge