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Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Sun is Shining over at Just Us Girls

It's Saturday so Hi and 
Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls
Our Host for our Photo Week is Nancy
who is certainly thinking of 'Sun'
with this gorgeous Sunflower Bloom.
I was undecided as to stamp or use a die cut
for my sunflower but decided on a die and to
make my sunflower a little different.
I cut several flowers and simply cut them in half.
First off  I stenciled my Tim Holtz Stone background
with Gel Medium and Magicals in Burnt Orange
then quickly added Ranger Copper Embossing
and heat set it adding another texture onto white cs.
I then cut out some green flourishes.
Attached my sunflowers then added 
MS Brownstone Glitter to the popped embossed centres.
My STAMPlorations sentiment
 is inked with VersaColor Bronze.
Finishing with a yellow cotton bow.
Papers used were SU Hello Honey/Mossy Meadow.

Please pop over and see how our
Talented Guest  Patti Kehl and the Team
were inspired by that gorgeous Sunflower
and come join us this week.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.








'Thinking of You' in Ombre Colours

Time for a New challenge over at
Crafting with Dragonflies and looking for
the Colour 'Purple'
Woohoo for me! It's my Favourite!
I'm Guesting again this time round.

We all know how hard it is to get 'purple'
to photograph in it's true colours. I did my best.

 Playing here by smooching with Tim's Oxide Inks in
Wilted Violet/Seedless Preserves
and Lindy's Magicals in Sweet Violoct Purple Teal
with some acetate drying as I go along.
Can you see the shimmer!
I lightly stamped a few of Tim's Wild Flowers
in the background with the above colours
then got out the matching dies cutting in
white and coloured cs to match my base.
My Thinking of You is from CUTplorations.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered
to my card base. 

Hope you like what I created and do pop over
and see what the Dragonfly Designers created.
Will you be in the Gallery?

Thanks for dropping in



Wednesday, 23 May 2018

I'm Holidaying in ...........

HI and Welcome.
It's Holiday Time over at 
Once more I went a different direction with my Holiday Card
focusing in on 'Being on a Holiday'
Vacation to my overseas friends!


It's getting close to the Queen's Birthday here in Australia
(sort of) so I thought I would go very British here.
The gorgeous big stamp is from JustRite
called London Background. I inked this with
Tim's Gathered Twigs. 
While in London you...
call home from one of the famous
red telephone booths don't you?
It's from SU Feeling Sentimental and
inked with Tim's Festive Berries - 
and you need to get in so you add a 
red pearl for the door knob.
This is set behind the popped background
which was cut from MFT's Peek a Boo Die.
 Hello is also from SU and cut
from another MFT die.
The From sentiment is by JustRite. 


Thanks for dropping in.
Don't forget to pop over and see how
my Team Mates chose to show of
their Holiday Projects.

Looking forward to seeing you
in our Gallery from 
Tropical North Queensland.
I am off to spend a bit of time with family.





Tuesday, 22 May 2018

'Things with Wings' Reminder

Hi there Crafty Friends.
My post today is a Reminder that there is still time
to join in the fun over at STAMPlorations
with our Thing with Wings in full swing.
Check out All the details HERE.

Here is the card I made for our Reminder.

I have only recently indulged in Alcohol Inks
and I could spend countless hours just
playing with them.
I  used Yupo Paper and just inked away!
Because I was just experimenting I do not know
what colours I used.
However I do know the products I used and they are
CUTplorations-Curly-LabelsTags-Nesting-Dies
for my frame which was cut from metallic card stock.
My Butterfly was cut 3 times from
metallic paper and mulberry paper with the
CUTplorations -Flutter-Zen-2-Layering-Dies
and smooched with Magicals. You can see the
Result in the close up photo.

Sentiment was cut twice and glued
slightly apart for effect using the
CUTplorations-Life-Is-Good-Phrase-Die
Card base is from Bazzill.
Finished by adding some coloured cotton
and a gem to the centre of the butterfly.



Here's the CUTplorations Products used above.

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Hope you will go over to Our Blog to
check out what all the Designers have created
during the month for your pleasure and
Please join us with your creation.
We look forward to seeing you in our Gallery.

I'm sure you will be tempted to purchase some of
our Amazing Products so to help you along -
Feel free to use my code STAMPGIRLINA
for a 20% discount. 
Ain't that Awesome!

Thanks so much for taking time to pop in
and see my post today.
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Monday, 21 May 2018

Sneak Peak Spotlight Project at STAMPlorations


Popping in to show you a sneak peek of 
my Spotlight Project over at STAMPlorations


Want to see what I made with these?
It's not just an ordinary card so -
Click on the Link above and you will be
pleasantly surprised. 
Love to read what you think.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Simply 'Thinking of You'

Hi there! You've popped in because you know this post is for
the latest challenge over at Just Us Girls
Hosting this week is the Lovely Lisa.
It's our Colour Week (a favourite of mine)
choosing  



I found it a little hard to get a decent photo.
Sometimes our camera/photo editing doesn't do
our card justice. That is the case here.
***
I got out an old favourite stamp/punch set from SU
for my card today. It's Petite Petals.
I cut 3 inked with Hampton Art Aqua.
Put them aside to arrange my background.
The first inking is a stamp gifted by a friend
in Memento London Fog. I then added a bit of
grunge in the aqua from SU Timeless Textures.
Cut out a MFT circle frame in SU Brilliant Blue
I used this same card stock for my base.
The grey leaves were cut from a Sizzix die
and inked again from the Timeless Texture Set.
Added Nuvo Drops to the centres of the flowers
which were popped.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.

Thanks for dropping in -
Hope you will go over and check
our May Guest Patti and the Team's creations
and join us in the Gallery.




A Dragonfly Birthday Reminder


Hi and Welcome!
Just a quick post to remind you there is still time
to play over at the Crafting with Dragonflies
for their 5th Birthday Celebrations.
And what Birthday Celebration is complete
without a Dragonfly Card - so here's one for you.


I have been experimenting with Alcohol Inks and
came up with this background and thought it would
show off my butterfly stamp.
This was gifted to me by a friend so do not know
who made it. I inked it and then decided to
emboss it in black as well to add shine.
My Happy die is cut in black and blue twice but is a bit hard to see
and from Impression Obsession.
 I cut the SU birthday sentiment from black paper
and embossed it in white.
Finished with gems.
***
And for my second card
I took the easy way out with this one using the
Pre Coloured Butterfly Bella


Bella was cut from a CUTplorations Tag
and I inked the edges with  Tim's Carved Pumpkinn
Added some shimmer to her hair 
and the dress straps with Nuvo Glitter Gloss
also Drops to the centre of the flowers.
A girl need lipstick so has a touch of glossy accents.
I popped my tag on to some distressed DP after adding the
variegated cotton to the top of the tag.
Sentiment is cut with a SB die and is from
Lily of the Valley.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my Birthday Reminder cards
AND
 you get time to celebrate with us

Check out what the Guests and Designers created
and hope I see yours in our Gallery.

And not forgetting
our Generous Sponsors






Wednesday, 16 May 2018

It's a Twofer Butterfly Challenge

Hello and Welcome to  today's post.
If you have been checking up on me lately
you will know I have had butterfly images
floating around my blog quite a bit lately.
Now who doesn't love them. We have so many
in our stash it is hard to choose just which ones to play with - and
 The Twofer Card Challenge prompt is just that!
Off course I made time to play and here are my 
Twofer Butterfly Cards.


I tried to think of something out of the ordinary
BUT that flew out of the window with some of my butterflies.
So mine are the 'conventional' sort.

For my first card I went a bit grungy here
with my trusty Brusho's. I love the result
you get with the black and added orange and yellow
to the mix. I used acetate to move the colours around.
I even added a bit of  Gelatos Gold Champaigne
and some Burnt Orange Magicals.
I stamped my butterfly with black embossing powder
and also a spare to pop blending in with the same colours
 as my background and fussy cut.
Stamped a couple of plain butterfly images
from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies
in Tim's Black Soot. Sentiment is also
from the same set.
To add interest I randomly inked some Kaisercraft Script.
This was all cut from a stitched die and
attached to black card stock.


For my second card I started by adding some
dry wall tape to a piece of kraft card stock
and layered it with DecoArt Crackle Paste
leaving it to dry then decided to pull the tape off
and was happy with the result. This was cut with
a Sizzix Banner and popped. My background is a mix
from SU Timeless Textures in
Tim's Abandoned Coral and Prima Marketing Bare inks.
I heat embossed my butterfly in white and smooched/dried
in Abandoned Coral and again fussy cut.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered to
Kraft card stock to finish.
***
Just in case you aren't familiar with this challenge
you make 2 cards with the same stamp/die
 but for 2 different occasions.
***
Here is a photo of the butterfly stamps I got from a friend.
 If anyone knows the maker I would love to hear from you
so I can give credit.

I have been busy lately creating for a few of my Favourite Blogs
and getting DT postings up and scheduled as some of you know
 I will be away for a few weeks so what you see
from now on are Scheduled.
Thanks for dropping in and leaving your Comments.
So it's Cherrio for a wee while

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Simply 'With Love'

Hello and Welcome!
It's been rather cool here and my little wood fire
has been burning to keep me warm inside.
What better way to spend a little more time
playing in my craft room.


I mentioned in an earlier post I was hoping to 
make another card for the Gelato/Crayon Challenge
at CAS Mix Up before I heading north for a few weeks.
I did just that!
There has been sooooooooooo many challenges
using butterflies they seem to be flying
all around my craft room.
The one I used here wasn't what 
I was going to use but the spare one I had left over
from creating for another challenge was too big. 
I started my background with a stamp from
Katzelkraft which doesn't have a name on it
using Prima Marketing ink in Bare.
I then cut out a frame and filled it with gelatos
in Metallic Mint and Gold Champaigne
rubbing it in with my finger. 
I then cut out a few flowers from
Tim's Wild Flower Dies in the same colours
and adding a soft peachy colour.
Attached them to the background and 
popped my frame.
My butterfly was cut from a Cheery Lynn
die from gold metallic paper
and the SB sentiment the same.


My Mix is Gelatos, Die Cutting and
Lucky for me I stamped my background. Phew!

That's me for today.
Thanks for dropping in.