Saturday, 21 October 2017

'Love' Always

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls and hosting is Vicki
choosing these colours
They 'scream' Halloween to me but I chose a different path
as I am not a Halloween sort of person.
I think this flower from SU Bloom with Hope
makes for a lovely card. I remembered I had some
Twinkling H2 O's in my stash so I decided to
heat emboss the flower and go from there.
I fussy cut that out and then went on to 
create the background.
This was achieved using SU Timeless Textures
with TH Black Soot & Mowed Lawn.
The green leaves are from Marianne Designs
and a MS punch.
I finished my flower with some Diamond Dust
in the centre.
and cut my sentiment from STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms
with a MFT Stitched die.
Pop over to Our Blog to see what our
October Guest Karola
and the Team created using these fabulous colours.
You are never disappointed!
Hope to see you there. 
Thanks for dropping by

A Stenciling I Did Go

I have had the stenciling on this card done for days now
and has just been sitting on my bench
 so today I thought I had better finish it off 
and add it to the CAS Mix Up October Challenge
which is to use more than one stencil on your cas card.
I used stamping, Distress inks, stenciling and
 water colour splotching with Brusho's.
I have a hoard of stencils so just started playing around
with several of them - not really taking much notice of
which stencils/colours I used as I wasn't sure at the time whether 
it would turn out or just be an overcrowded mess!
Most are ARTplorations and one gifted
to me by a friend (she had a spare)
The main image is ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes.
My sentiment is from Gina K. 
Attached to brown card stock to finish.
Now that is done I am of to play some more.
Thanks for dropping in. I will be back later
with a scheduled post. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I Scream You Scream...

It's the middle of the month and that means
A Reminder for the October CUTplorations Challenge

I decided to go with Happy and chose
and CUTplorations Matching Die for my focal point.
You know the old saying - 
I scream - you scream - we all scream for ice cream
A perfect Birthday Card. 
There are lots of yummies here - 
I decided to add a bit of interest with so many
party stamps and cut my card stock on an angle.
My ice cream cone was heat embossed with
Zing Brown Sugar then of course I had to add
toppings - Nuvo Drops in 
Violet Galaxy/Wisteria Purple/Pumpkin & Blue Lagoon
and you have to have sprinkles!
I let that dry and continued on adding
some stenciling from ARTplorations Square Dance
with CTMH Thistle, Memento Lulu Lavender
TH Carved Pumpkin 
So you see - so many fabulous party stamps/stencils/dies.



Hope you enjoyed licking your lips and drooling over
that yummy ice cream. It's certainly ice cream weather here in Oz.
Thanks for dropping in and hope you will go check out what
my Team Mates created Here and come join us.
You still have plenty of  time.
Till next time Cherrio from

Saturday, 14 October 2017

What's 'Trending' at Just Us Girls???

Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls.
It is Trend Week and Angie as Host has chosen
So many choices here.
I had intended to do a peek-a-boo card but...
I got this new die that I thought I would try out.
I had an idea in my head that I thought I would
try once again. It was all the tissue paper cards
floating around in Blogland and it hit me!
Why not get out one of those 
drawer full of paper patterned napkins 
and go with that. 

I glued my lavender napkin to card stock and
scrunched it a little. I did this quickly so I 
wouldn't tear it. I then added my window.
The background was again pasted with 
a plain scrunched up napkin finished
with a Happy Birthday cut die from Marianne Designs.
I really like the scrunched background finishing 
my card off nicely.

Now pop over to Our Blog
to see what our October Guest Karola
and the Team created. 
Hope you will join in this weeks Challenge.
In doing so you could be chosen as our
Chic of the Week and in the running for
 a Guest Designer Spot.

Thanks for dropping in.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

It's Mono Time at Cardz 4 Galz

Hello there! Glad you popped in to see what I have been up to.
This fortnight over at Cardz 4 Galz choosing the
 Theme of Monochromatic is Chris.
I simply love this watercolour poppy stamp from Rubbernecker.
 using both stamps.
I inked the main image and the outline on watercolour paper
with the Altenew Red Cosmos set.
I like the effect you get when you off centre the 2 stamps.
Added a few splatters from a TH stencil
and cut with a stitched die.
This was matted unevenly and attached to
white card stock.
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Added some Nuvo Drops to the centres of the flowers.

Pop over to Cardz 4 Galz
 to see more inspiration from the Team.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Leaves are 'Fall-ing'

I mentioned in an earlier posting that I had made 2 leaves using
the Autumn Gilding Flakes. 
This is the result of using the second one.
It turned out NOT quite so CAS as I had planned.
Never the less I decided to send it over to the

Challenge - Here

I added some Distress inks to my craft mat
smooching my paper around till it covered my card stock.
Added some gold colour burst with a paint brush
then inked a leaf from Gina K the centre.
 The corners were inked with the same set in colours to match.
This was popped after cutting the frame out from
MFT Peek a Boo Die.
Sentiment is also from GKD.

#Updating to add this to the Fall Fest Challenge at the
Mod Squad

Thanks for dropping in so till next time
Cherrio from 

Simply 'Merry Christmas'

I have more Exciting News!
Kylie from Happy Little Stampers has asked me to join
her Addicted to Stamps & More Team  and
I couldn't say no - She's an Aussie!
So here I am on Team B and it's our turn to post.
I'm making sure I don't get caught out short with my 
Holiday Cards. How about you?
So far I think I am doing nicely. It also helps when a
Challenge has Holiday as the Theme which 
Addicted to Stamps and More has for their latest Challenge.

I have kept my card cas - great for posting.
I thought this time I would go with Traditional Colours
having fun with my addiction - Brusho's
from Happy Little Stampers in
Rose Red/Brilliant Red/Leaf Green/Yellow
Added Inka Gold with a paint brush randomly
and a few splatters. Sentiment is from 
Cut in white and gold -  haven't quite got the hang
of getting a good shadow effect though.
Framed with gold paper onto white card stock.
Pop over to Our Blog and check out what
Holiday Cards the Team have created.
I'm sure you will want to play along.

Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Delight in the Little Things

Hello Crafty Ones - today's post is all about 
'A Word' because it is
at Just Us Girls and choosing 
our word 'Light' is Host - Sue.

I'd like to welcome our October Guest
The Very Talented  Karola from Invisible Pink Cards.
Nice to have you share your work with us this month.

I chose the sentiment 
'Delight in the little things' from
taking just the 'light' from Delight!
for my inspiration.
My cup has been heat embossed onto
coloured cas and features behind it
as assortment of grunge from
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge
and a few flowers also from STAMPlorations
inked up with SU Rich Razzleberry
Memento London Fog & Lulu Lavender.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered to my card base.
I fussy cut my tea cup and popped it.
Added my sentiment and a few gems.
Inside I have inked up
Good things always happen over a
cup of tea.
from the same stamp set.
Now I think it's time for
THAT cup of tea.

Thanks for popping in.
Don't forget to check out what our
October Guest Karola
and the Team have created.
Come join in and you could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running to be a future Guest.


Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Most Wonderful Time...

G'Day Craft Friends - today's post is for our 
New Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers
This time round the Optional Twist is Silhouette! 

My card above is predominately using products you can
find (or win) over At Our Shop.
I recently bought more Brusho's to calm my addiction
and couldn't go past the 
which I knew was perfect to team together.
Now our Fabulous Leader Kylie has a video on a
Brusho background Here.
 I loved the effect she achieved and tried to copy the result.
I think I did okay!
I heat embossed the poinsettia flower on top of the Brusho's
then did another smooching it adding some shimmer 
with my Nuvo Pen then fussy cut and popped it.
Added the stitched circle of gold from MFT .
The sentiment and tiny star are also heat embossed.
Card base is Metallic Gold. It's been a while since I have
made a traditional coloured Christmas card 
so you will enjoy the change.
You see Christmas here in 'The Land Down Under' is HOT!
so cool colours are my go to!
We eat copious amounts of seafood and I love
to finish off with Pavlova! No Christmas Pudding for me.
Of course there is the chilled wine to go with it.
Sorry - got carried away here thinking of summer!

Don't forget - 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE

Here are the products I used.
Brusho - Brilliant RedChristmas Joy

Thanks for peeking in today.
Of course you are now going to head off to see what my 
Team Mates created aren't you?
Then off to play with us for our October Christmas Challenge.
Hope to see you there.
PS Love reading your comment too!