Tuesday, 25 April 2017

'tis a Merry Christmas

The current Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is
Details are Here and I will link this card
to the above Challenge.
I had this reindeer die cut left over from last year
so thought it timely to use before it got squashed.
I heat embossed it with gold a couple of times
and popped it up in front of my
 Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil which was
painted with gold coloured paste.
This was then framed with a white stitched die piece of cs.
My base is heavy duty gold metallic card stock.
I am really enjoying the fun of making
Christmas cards throughout this year.
I won't get caught out again!
Thanks for dropping in. Love reading your comments.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Pick a Holiday Theme at Hiding In My Craft Room

The Theme this week is Any Holiday.
I got to choose my image above from
The Paper Shelter called Sweet Gardener
sponsoring this week's Challenge
with the winner receiving a $15 Gift Certificate.
Now there just happened to be a pre coloured digi
(my kind - as colouring human images scare me)
Sure made my card making so much easier - and
probably a whole lot better.
DP used for my background is from
Sugar & Spice - Spring Garden
and that is the Holiday Theme I used
as I am sure there is a Spring Time Holiday
some time or other right!
We do have a huge Spring Garden Celebration
where I used to live and the gardens there
are truly breathtakingly beautiful..
My sentiment matches the flowers perfectly
and is from STAMPlorations
 DP's used were from Kaisercraft Floral Delight
Other products I used are
Stitched Die
MS Leaves
EK Success punch
SU Petite Petals
Kaisercraft Pearl
Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral

Thanks for dropping by today
Love reading your comments.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

and Hosting is our Crafty Chris choosing
this gorgeous photo 
What inspired me?
Funny but one of the first things I noticed
was the map in the background showing
Great Britain in bright pink.
So that is the one colour I picked up on and choosing to
emboss a part of my background with a
Couture Creations embossing folder sponged with
SU Yo Yo Yellow to match the carpet.
My floral image is from SU Bloom With Hope
again inked with Yo Yo Yellow & adding Melon Mambo
resulting in a few different colours for effect.
This was heated embossed with Ranger Black Powder.
Added some black glitter to the centre.
Leaves are from Kaisercraft
A strip of black & silver paper
and the same cotton were added to the back.
I inked up leaves in Memento London Fog
and sentiment is from the above stamp set.
Added some splatters for interest.

I am sure you will want to join us with
such a gorgeous photo to inspire you. Hope so. 
Don't forget to pop over and see what
our April Guest Laurie and the Jugheads created.

Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 20 April 2017

It's 'Inspiration Time' at The House

Don't you just love the Photo Inspiration Palette at
As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make time to play.

Check out all the Details Here

Lucky for me I had my background already made
as I have recently bought some Brusho's and
these are the colours I used - Violet & Turquoise.
I stamped the Repeat Impressions (9706W)
with Tim Holtz Black Soot - stamping another
but just the flower head which I cut and popped
using the same colours.
 Added touches of Inka Gold around the edges and centre.
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Added some gold splatters to finish..

Thanks for dropping by today
Love reading your Kind Comments.

Taking 'Time Out' to Fly

I have taken some 'Time Out' to play at the 
Current Challenge over atTime Out 
which is this beautiful Home Sweet Home Inspiration Photo.
Details are Here

I couldn't resist but time is short as I am heading off
tomorrow to catch up with a family milestone birthday.
So I went cas with my card. 
What do you see when you look at those butterflies in flight?

Of course I saw those beautiful multi coloured butterflies
and the tiny die cut heart.
and was my choice of butterflies.
These were cut from a sheet of card stock 
from spritzed Brusho's Rose Red.
They co-ordinate with the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
which I stamped lightly on the popped up top of my card
and stenciled with ARTplorations Rows of Hearts

I finished my card with a few pearls and a cut out sentiment
which is also from the above stamp using a left over piece 
of Brusho coloured paper.

I will pop this over to the
for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate Here
and of course I would love to win this challenge
with generous prizes from Shery at STAMPlorations.
I could then delete a few items from my Wish List LOL

Thanks so much for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop Continues

We are into the 3rd week of our 
Things with Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party
Hope you are all enjoying the fabulous creations
made for you by the STAMPlorations Girls.

I went all out grungy and distressy for this weeks card.
Lots going on here.
Kraft card stock as base inked with
This was also used on the corrugated cardboard
but was painted with colorburst paint.
Attached some inked mesh before  adding the distressed cardboard.
I then added another layer heat embossing the butterfly from
Did a bit of random stamping from 
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then some Inka Gold.
Sentiment stamps are STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies
Inks were from Memento & Tim Holtz
As you can see LOTS to look at.
Here are the Prizes you could win - 
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the
 Spring Blooms Plate die

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new phrase dies (Sweet Spring Wishes, Bloom & Grow, Hello Sunshine, Be Kind)

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive her choice of die set (Flutter Zen 1 layering dies, Flutter Zen 2 layering dies, Dragonfly layering dies)

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a
 $15 gift certificate to the store.

*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post.

You have a bit more time to join in. Hope you get the chance to play.

Thanks for dropping in to check out this weeks 
Things with Wings posting.
Next week is the last one so be sure to come back
and see how I inked up my Things with Wings!
Don't be afraid to leave me a comment - love reading them.

#Popping this over to


Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tip Toe Through The Tulips? No Tic Tac Toeing at The House.

Oh dear I can hear myself singing that song by Tiny Tim - 
Tip To Through the Tulips. Yikes!
Only because I used  this beautiful stamp
Vase of Tulips from Repeat Impressions
which happens to be one of my favourites
and perfect for paper piecing.
It must be good because a couple of the Rock Stars chose it too.
It's for the current Challenge over at The House that Stamps Built
Details - Here

I went Top right to Bottom Left.
Yellow/Paper Piecing/Dew Drops
Here are the products I used
SU card stock
Scrap DP behind a die from TH Thinlits Mixed Media 2
My vase of tulips (RI) was heat embossed
then coloured with metallic paints.
Vase is paper pieced with scrap DP
Background stencil is from TCW
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella on vase and leaves.
Dew drops to complete my Tic Tac Toe.

It is always fun playing with this type of challenge
as I have done 2 in the last week.

Thanks for dropping by today
Till next time - Cherrio from

It's Tic Tac Toe for Hiding In My Craft Room

The super cute image above is Spring Bumble Bee from StarStampz
and perfect for the line I chose for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge
at Hiding In My Craft Room
(The Winner will receive images from our Sponsor.)

Right top to left bottom
(flower glitter button)
I started with my card base of brown
attaching small strips of yellow to the
DP by Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go
and a strip of glitter paper which just happened
to match perfectly with the glitter I used
on the centre of the flower.
I got out some Tom Bow pens to colour
my digi image adding a touch of WOS to her hair.
This was cut from MFT Circle Stitched Die
and inked lightly with blue and popped.
Finished with variegated cotton and 
button from my stash.
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

Thanks for dropping in today

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Wishing You Happiness...

I am Hosting this weeks Colour Challenge over at Just Us Girls
and chose some lovely pastels.

I have used basic white card stock
and choosing a simple stamp from the
STAMPlorations Floral Bliss stamp set.
I painted the heat embossed flowers in soft pastel metallic colours
surrounding them with a silver shimmer
This was cut from a Spellbinder die.
My background is lightly stenciled in yellow.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
inked with SU Calypso Coral.
Finished with some sequins and gems.

Hop over and see what our April Guest Laurie
and the Jugheads have made and I hope
you get time to play this week at JUGS
You could be chosen as Chic of the Week
and then in the running for
Guest Designer in June.
I am joining in over at

for their April CAS Card Challenge

and the Anything Goes Challenge Here


Thanks for dropping in today

Friday, 14 April 2017

Because I Care

As soon as I saw the Current Sketch/Theme Challenge 
over at STAMPlorations
I knew what stamp set I wanted to ink up choosing to go with
both Sketch and Theme.
It is the new release -STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms
and as a Premium Stamp Club member I got the
Matching CUTplorations Dies for free. Bonus!
There is a little bit going on with this card 
starting with my SU card base.
The background is stamped with the flowers
and leaves from the above Stamp Set
 and I off set the top layer as I like the uneven effect.
For my featured butterfly from 
 I cut the peek a boo die from MFT 
to then tuck it in behind my popped flowers.
After I inked it up I then heated it with clear embossing powder.
Inks were Memento Potter's Clay/Peanut Brittle and Teal Zeal 
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers

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Now to add a bit of interest I cut
a rectangle from MFT cutting through
both papers to show up when opening the card.
The sentiments here are from 
The background is lightly stenciled from

I'll pop this over to the 
Here for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate.

Thanks for taking time to pop in and read my
'rather lengthy post'
Love reading your comments -
PS - As it is Good Friday here I would like to 
Wish You a Happy & Safe Easter.