Monday, 22 May 2017

A Simple 'Happy Birthday'

There are a few challenges I would like to enter the above
CAS Birthday card into...
but first let me tell you how I made it...
I used white card stock as my base and for the embossing.
which is a Kaisercraft leaves folder. - cut with
CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitched Die
I framed that with gold paper.
The butterfly is cut from gold vellum and
white card stock. I spritzed the white with
SU Champaigne Mist from
CUTplorations Flutter Zen 2 Layered Die
Sentiment is from SU and cut with MFT Stitched Die.
The butterfly sentiment and embossed background
are all popped.
Added a pearl to the centre of the butterfly to finish.

These are the challenges -
AAA Cards - Embossing

Cards 4 Galz - Challenge #47 Add Texture
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Feminine Colours



# And a late one at The Paper Players

Thanks so much for popping in.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Another CAS card for AAA Cards

I seem to be in a CAS mood lately and loving it!
Here is another one this time for the current challenge at

I got out my recently purchased Brusho's for this one
and just let the powders do their work.
You always get a fabulous colourful result.
This was done on water colour paper
cut with a stitched die
and attached to black card stock.
My image is from an old
SU Set -  Inspired by Nature heat embossed with
 Ranger Black Embossing Powder.
Added a bit more colour with Inka gold
Sentiment is from 49 and Market
cut with a JustRite die.

That's it for now.
Thanks for dropping in
Till next time Cherrio from

Just 'Hello'

Hello Crafty Ones - 
Don't we all love making gal cards? You betcha..
Here is one I made for the current challenge over at
you guessed it! Cardz 4 Galz and it is a
favourite one of mine - add some texture.
Details are Here
It's also perfect for the current CAS Challenge
over at STAMPlorations - Feminine Colours.
Details Here

I started by stenciling ARTplorations Shutters
with white acrylic paint and adding
a small amount of colour paste.
While that was drying I 
inked up my feather from  
with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers.
Sentiment is also as above.
Added a small piece of mesh for interest
then popped my fussy cut feather
and sentiment.. Finished with a few pearls.

I will add it to their Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge


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Love reading your kind comments.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends
Over aColours & Sketches 
I found this gorgeous colour combination

and knew I just had to play. 
I have been away celebrating
Mother's Day & Birthdays with family and 
eager to get inky again.

I think Rich Razzleberry would have to be my favourite
SU colour so knew it would be fun 
to include my RR ribbon.
Here are the products I used -
Card Base is SU Sahara Sand
My floral image and Lace are inked with RR from
SU Avant Garden & Delicate Details.
The splotches are inked with
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet &
Memento London Fog.
Sentiment is also from Avant Garden
inked in Victorian Velvet.
This was cut from a stitched die.
Finished with a few gems and a touch of WOS
on the flowers.
A nice CAS Birthday card to add to my stash.
Thanks so much for dropping by
I really appreciate your kind comments.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

This card was made with a heavy heart as a very dear
and old friend passed away recently.
She was a second Mother to my hubby as she spent
every week end watching her son and my hubby play soccer.
She was also a big part in our lives when we all lived in Darwin.
There are so many beautiful memories of our time together.
She was also the one that warned us
of the force that Cyclone Tracy was about to leash on us.
I started with Metallic Linen card stock.
With the same paper I then inked up my background images
which are from SU Bloom With Hope. These were coloured
with metallic paints. The focal flower was heat embossed
in navy, fussy cut and popped.
Behind that I added a few sprigs from a MS punch.
For the TH Splatters I used Mowed Lawn Stormy Sky
and Peacock Feathers. I'm afraid the Lime Green
is a little hard to see.
I cut out a tiny circle and added a punched heart
to which I added WOS. I thought this perfect
to put under the sentiment which is also from
that same stamp set.
Finished off with some pearls (of course) and
some cotton and bow.

Hope you pop over  and see what our May Guest
Kathie Durgan and my Team Mates have made.
Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running for Guest in July.

Thanks for dropping in today.

Monday, 15 May 2017

It's a FIRST!

Mix It Up Challenge Blog

May finally arrived and our new Challenge Blog
Mix It Up Challenge is in full swing with Team A
showcasing their Craft Styles.
It is Team B's turn to showcase ours and
as a REMINDER! to get your entries in
and join in our First Challenge -
It's an Anything Goes Challenge with the
Optional Twist to Emboss.
For all the nitty gritty check it out HERE

Here is how I made my card -
This was my first attempt at using Brusho's
and I had only bought a few so of course I wanted to
'use them all' only 3...
My base is basic black card stock.
The fun began when I added
black turquoise and violet to my water colour paper
and let some magic happen.
Once that was dry I kept on adding bits & bobs here and there.
My rose stamp is from Penny Black - Temptation
which was heat embossed with Ranger black powder.
I think I should have done that first as it
didn't stamp as clear as I would have liked
but I did have other 'stuff' added (gold gelatos) which didn't help.
Next time I will know better!
For a bit more texture I have added
splotches of Inka Gold.
There is a tiny bit of script to the left side which is
from 49 AND Market
Some grunge from STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.
Added a stitched sheet of card stock as a frame
and finished with a rounded corner.

Hope you will pop over and support this new challenge
by entering in your Embossed Project.
Thanks for dropping in -
We all love reading comments so why not leave one for me
and the Team while you are over there!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

We're Distressed at Just Us Girls

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Sue is our Host choosing a Most Popular Trend
using Inks as a background.

As I write this post I haven't yet had the experience of
trying the TH Oxide Inks but will remedy that
before this post goes live Yay!
So I am still playing (and lovin' them)
with Tim's Distress Inks for this challenge.

I did have another card in progress but time is
running out and needed to schedule this post
before heading off to spend time with family.
As a lot of you will know I love playing with backgrounds
so this challenge was such fun. I could have made so many more.
I started my base with a metallic card stock.
The background was made with
TH Distress Inks in Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon
then I got out some Pearl EX Powder  and
smeared it with a paint brush which has given it
a lovely shimmer. I keep forgetting I have them.
Added my featured flower from
ARTplorations Rose Duet stenciled with
Pearl White Acrylic Paint. while that was wet
I sprinkled with Elizabeth Craft Cool Diamonds.
My sentiment is from
STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
Finished with some gems.

I will add this card to the following Challenges at
STAMPloratons for their

Details - Here and

Details - Here

You need to pop over to our Blog and check out
what our May Guest Kathie Durgan and the
Team have made for your inspiration. I know there will be
lots of beautiful distressing for you to envy.
Hope you are so inspired that you will join us this week
as I know we all love Tim's Distress Inks.

Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Maria is Hosting our Word Week at Just Us Girls
and has chosen one that 
I am sure is close to all our Hearts.
Mother's Day is a very Special Day for me as I get to
spend it with one of my Daughters. It is a yearly
get together as we fly north to the Sunny Tropics to
celebrate that Special Day and 
2 of my Grandchildren's Birthdays.
Here is my 'Mother Card'

I love the big flower from SU's Fifth Avenue Floral 
and that is my choice as a feature
 using Brusho's Rose Red. I heat embossed it
in white before colouring.
Card base is kraft. Added some torn green paper
behind the Inspired by Stamping DP.
Leaves are cut from a Kaisercraft die.
Added a few pearls and ribbon to finish.

I would like to Welcome our May Guest Designer Kathie Durgan. 

Check out Our Blog to see what 
Kathie and the Designers have created
and come join us this week. 
You could be our next Chic of the Week.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 4 May 2017

A REALLY cas brightly coloured card.

Once again I am drawn to the gorgeous colours for
Game #89 at AAA Cards
Don't you just love them!
Well I do as this is my second card.
My first card is Here
Now this one is reeeeeeeeeeeeely clean & simple
only taking a short time to put together.
Off course I had some fabulous stamps to use
making my card simple and striking.
The stamps I used are
I inked my background stamp with
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Squeezed Lemonade
Wilted Violet and Festive Berries.
My butterflies and sentiment were heat embossed in black.
Added some scoring for interest and mounted
my card on black card stock. 
Here is a close up of the embossing.

I am popping this card over to
Card Mania for their Life is Colourful Challenge
and the

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

I have a card class coming up to try the new
and exciting TH Oxide Inks - can't wait.

That's it for me for now - till next time
Cherrio from 
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