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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
PURPLE! 
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.
Don't forget to leave a Comment!

AND
 There is a STAMPlorations discount code:
 If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations Store
 you can use the code STAMPGIRLINA at checkout. 
The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies.
 The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.



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.
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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.
preview-flowers10preview-lifeisgood

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.

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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!
Want a 20% discount? Just use my code
STAMPGIRLINA  and you are good to go.


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