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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Its 'SEW' time!

Hello Crafty Ones!
Time for a New Challenge over at
Cardz 4 Galz and Caz has chosen 
SEW AND SEW.


I had sooooooooo much fun with this one.
I got out my SU Sew Suite stamp set and went to work
on adding my sewing bits & bobs.
My card base and plain mat are from SU.
The other mats are from scrap DP.
I inked up both the green and the DP
with stamps from the set - cotton reel and pin cushion
which added interest to my card.
Used a stitched die for cutting.
Added some buttons trim and tape measure.
The model image is from Inspired by Stamping.
Inks used are - Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Memento New Sprout/Pistachio.
Dimension squares where needed.

Pop over to Our Blog to see what the
Talented Team have created.
Hope you find some time to play this fortnight
and I look forward to see your project there.

Till next time - Cherrio from








Saturday, 17 June 2017

'Hello' It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

Colour Week at Just Us Girls has come around again and Bobby
as Hostess chose Yellow Aqua & Brown

I usually don't have a problem with colour challenges
but this time Mo & Jo were in hiding.
After much searching they finally found their way back.
Thanks goodness as I wanted to get a bit ahead of challenges
because as you know I have a friend staying after
we went to our Annual Craft Show and didn't want to
be posting challenges while we could be
  'playing' creating.

Here are the products I used - 
Designer Paper - Victoria Gardens
Trendy Spring Blooms -  CUTplorations
Hello - CUTplorations
Eclectic Florals - STAMPlorations
Flower from SU Flower Shop
SU Adorning Accents
SU Beyond Basics
SU Yo Yo Yellow ink
Versacolor Bark ink
TH Peacock Feathers
Spritzing
Dew Drops and Pearls

Thanks for dropping in - 
now pop over and see how our June Guest Estelle
and the Team were inspired by these colours.
Hope you find time to join us.
You could be chosen as our Chic if the Week
and be in the running to be our 
Guest in August.






Thursday, 15 June 2017

It's 'Reminder Time' at Mix It Up Challenge


It's that time of the month once more for a 'Reminder'
that you still have time to play in the current challenge at

and the Stamping is Optional.

I used a favourite colour combination here
with Stampin' Up - Baja Breeze & Calypsol Coral.
My layers of lace are also from SU - Delicate Details
which were heat embossed in white.
After embossing them I sponged the background 
in the above colours.
Added a small doily to the background.
I cut 2 small pieces of ribbon to add to the back
of my sentiment which was cut from a
Spellbinder Die and matted with a 
Stitched Die from MFT and popped.
The sentiment is from SU Happy Birthday Wishes.

If you haven't been over to Our Blog
to check out what Team A made
I urge you to do so. You could be so inspired
to come join us this month with your
Anything Goes Project with the option of Stamping.
Hope to see you there.
Till next time - Cherrio from



Saturday, 10 June 2017

What's 'Trending' at Just Us Girls?


How 'awesome' that Chris chose those 
fabulous powder dies as our Trend at Just Us Girls.
I have only recently bought these addicted little items
and am having so much fun each time I get them out.
My powders are Brusho's


I started by heat embossing my butterfly image with
white embossing powder onto water colour paper then
 added brusho's. After that dried I cut it out with a
stitched postage stamp die popping it
in front of white card stock and then to my card base.

I am sure you are going to want to play with this Challenge so
pop over Here and check out what our June Guest Estelle
and the Super Talented Design Team
have created for your inspiration.
See you there!

Just to make you all envious you may already know
I will be swanning around at a Craft Show
with good friends including Cheryl Wright
(I know a lot of you know her)
when this goes live!
She is coming up again from Melbourne.
We will have a crafty time ahead as Cheryl is coming home with me
and staying for a whole week. Yay!

Thanks for dropping by


Thursday, 8 June 2017

There's 'New Designers' over at Cardsz 4 Galz

With this heading it gives me great pleasure to announce that
I have been chosen as part of the new Designers at
The scary part of my first posting was making a card for 
Challenge #49 - and is 'Graduation'
Details are On our Blog
We have our graduation here in Australia
much later in the year. 
As I don't really have anything suitable in my craft supplies
I had to rely on good ol' Google for my image.
As you can see I landed up making 2.
This one is for the more serious Graduate (lol)
I cut out this cute Owl which I found on Google
using MFT Peek a boo die and decided to
add him on top of some SU Designer Paper.
Before adhering him I added some stenciling 
from TH Speckles in Dried marigold.
Added several branches from Memory Box
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I added some Glossy Accents to his eyes
and WOS to the circles around his eyes 
and his beak.
And this one says Time to let your hair down!
I did have a bit of fun with my background
adding a bit of smooching stenciling and
a touch of Brusho's.
Again the image is from Google
cut from MFT die and backed with a second cut.
Sentiments are from Paper Smooches again.
Finished off with a few sequins.

Please pop over and Welcome the other new Designers
Chris at http://puppykissesandpaperdreams.blogspot.co.uk/
and Tammy at http://mycraftcentral.blogspot.co.uk/
and of course the Galz to see their cards.

Thanks so much for popping in.
Love to read your Comments.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

I'm Hosting 'Word Week' at Just Us Girls

Hi there Crafty Friends!
It is my turn to Host our Word Challenge
 at Just Us Girls and I chose an Easy Peasy One.


I needed to make a male card for my grandson recently
so I got out some cog/gear dies and my die cut card was on it's way.

A pretty simple card using
DP and coloured paper from SU
Cogs/Gears are from Kaisercraft & Craft Emotions
and popped with different sized squares.
Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder inked.
That's it! Told you it was simple.

Pop on over Here to see what our June Guest Estelle
and the Team have die cut and come join in the fun.
Hope to see you there. You could be chosen as our
Chic of the Week and be in the running to be
Guest Designer in August.

Got a busy week ahead as I am off to my yearly
Craft Show, meeting up with some gal friends
later in the week for a few fun filled days
checking out all things CRAFT!
I'm EXCITED!

Thanks for popping in. Till next time
Happy Days!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

It's time for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls
and Hosting this week is Nancy
choosing this 'Beauty'
I decided to go with the hearts using
a cream metallic card stock with a shimmery pattern
and gold paper.
The Heart die is from Cheery Lynn called
'Celtic Heart' a birthday gift from my
Scottish Sister Cheri Weston.


I glued the outline and slightly popped the
middle and added the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die
The lace trim is from SU Delicate Details.
and heat embossed in gold.
Finished with some pearls.

I am sure you are going to love playing
with us this week. Pop over and see how our
May Guest - Kathie and The Team were inspired.
Hope to see you there.

Popping this over to the new Challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz for their Challenge #48 Inspired by a Song
This fits perfectly with my choice of song -
George Strait - I Cross My Heart from the movie
Pure Country. I LOVE his music and that movie
is one of my all time favourites.
I know if you have heard the song you now have it
embedded into your head and will sing it all day long.

Thanks for popping in





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.
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These are the challenges -
AAA Cards - Embossing

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

and

Here

# And a late one at The Paper Players
Here


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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Thanks for dropping in.
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.
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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