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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Meet 'Megan'

Meet 'Megan'

I love this big Julie Nutting stamp as it is perfect for paper piecing
and that is what the optional 'Twist' is this month at
Mix It Up Challenge. It is always Anything Goes
and if you love paper piecing - come join us this month
and if you just want to play that's fine too.
There's still a few weeks to go.

I rummaged through my odd bits of DP using
a large piece for the background and again for
attaching Megan. This was cut from TH Mixed Media.
I coloured Megan's flesh lightly and then got into
stamping her top and skirt then cutting various pieces
to paper piece. I even cut out her boots.
I haven't been in my flower supplies for an age and
once again they have come in handy for my floral spray.
They were placed in front of some Kaisercraft leaves.
Added the Beautiful die from CUTplorations
and finished with randomly scattered pearls.

Thanks for dropping by today.
Till next time Cherrrio from




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Let it 'SHINE'

Hi there Crafty Ones! It's time to show/tell you what our 
New Challenge is over at Just Us Girls and 
Hosting is Judy. She has asked for 'SHINE'
So 'Shine' it is!
I took several shots trying to showcase how shiny my card is.


I got out my Gilding Flakes to use as my 'Shine'
trying once more not to get sticky fingers (alas it failed)
So onto the start of my card - 
Card Base is white and I stenciled a feather on the side with 
Gold Colour Blast Paste. For my feature I stenciled
another feather with white texture paste and randomly adding
a little Inka Gold and splatters. This was popped.
My feathers are from SU 4 Feathers - the middle one
inked with TH peacock Feathers and dipped in Inka Gold.
The other 2 are covered with Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes.
Stencil Feathers are from Crafters Workshop/Hero Arts.
Added a small stitched circle from MFT with a simple sentiment.
Finished with some gold cotton.

Darnell is again with us as our August Guest so please
pop over to Our Blog and see what we have all
created for your inspiration. 
This certainly is a fun challenge - the sky is the limit
with the word 'Shine' especially as foiling is all the rage
at present. I don't have anything in that line hence
the reason I went with my trusty sticky flakes.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in this week.









Saturday, 5 August 2017

Wishing you 'Brighter Days'

Hello Crafty Ones - so glad you popped in.
This week at Just Us Girls we have a new
Guest Designer - Darnell Knauss - Welcome!
and a new Challenge from our Host the Lovely Lisa
choosing

I wasn't sure which way to go with this one -
no weddings or babies on the horizon here so
I found a card I had made at a recent card class
so am cheating here. Thanks to Tania for the inspiration
for the card I am posting here. I have chosen the word Rain
even though there are no raindrops on my card
 - an umbrella instead.
Could I count the sequins as rain???

Thanks for dropping in.
Be sure to pop over Here and see what our 
August Guest Designer Darnell and the Team
have created for you then link up your card for a chance to be
Chic of the Week and be in the running
 to be our Guest in October.



'tis my Favourite Christmas Flower

When it comes to Christmas I always look for
a Poinsettia to use on my cards.
Whether it is a stamp or die
it screams Christmas to me. 

Our latest Christmas Challenge over at
Now I don't always use traditional colours
but I went close here using Rose Red Brusho's
for my Poinsettia flower which is from STAMPlorations
  heat embossing on water colour paper in white.
Added a little brusho powder touching it up
here and there to get the effect I liked.
I then heat embossed a script stamp in white
also to add a background. 
In the centre of my flower I have added a 
sprinkling of Diamond Dust which has given it a lovely finish.
(Very hard to see)
My Merry Christmas sentiment is from Paper Smooches
I used  metallic card stock as my base.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon 
to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
  I hope we have inspired you to
join us for this months Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for dropping in - 
Till next time Cherrio from





Thursday, 3 August 2017

Live with Passion

Hello Crafty Ones - 
Time again for a new challenge over at Cardz4Galz 
and hosting is Helen choosing Pretty Pastels.


This is a quick post as we have long time friends visiting
from over the other side of Australia and my craft time is short.
You can understand!
 I started with grey card stock as my base topping it with 
stitched white card stock to stencil my 
Hero Arts Peacock Feathers Stencil. 
with Nuvo Burnished Bronze Mousse. 
The beautiful butterfly is from CUTplorations
and the top part is also coloured in the Nuvo Mousse.
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations and inked in
Memento London Fog.
I finished with a few gems.

Hope you can join us this fortnight!
Thanks for dropping in.




Saturday, 29 July 2017

Just For You

It's my turn to Host this weeks Challenge over at
Just Us Girls and it is our WILD CARD WEEK!
Once again as Host  I chose an easy one -
your choice of using
  something old or something new or both like I did.


I decided to go with both old and new 
using green card stock from SU
I cut out a die from TH Mixed Media and
behind the cut out i added some shimmery red paper.
My poppy stamp is a recent new purchase 
and sentiment an old one from JustRite
The poppy is heat embossed and coloured with
Brusho's Rose Red/Black - Leaves with TH Mowed Lawn.
Sentiment inked with Altenew Ruby Red
and cut from Spellbinders Fancy Tags and popped.
Added a few pearls to finish.

Hope you will join us over at Our Blog to see what 
Our July Guest Aileen and the Team have chosen
to go with old/new or both and link your card so
You could be our Chic of the Week and be in the running
for our Guest in September. 
Thanks for dropping in.






Saturday, 22 July 2017

It's So 'SWEET'

Hello Crafty Ones
Hosting our Photo Week Challenge
at Just Us Girls is Bobby
with this mouth watering photo.



I'm afraid watermelon isn't on my mind at present
(not at 4c and my wood fire burning nicely)
but it didn't stop me finding a perfectly suitable
piece of DP in my stash to make my 'Sweet' card.
I simply cut the dp on an angle added it to a
mat and card stock to match.
The sentiment is from Pink & Maine.
The Sweet stamp was heat embossed
with TH Worn Lipstick.
Added some coloured circles inking the
rubber end of a pencil and finished with 
variegated cotton.

Don't forget to pop over to Our Blog
to see what our July Guest Aileen Ryan
and the Jugheads have created.
Join us and you could be Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer in September.

Thanks for dropping in -
Love reading your comments.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bling on Christmas!

Hello there Crafty Ones
Yes it's early but it IS July and a lot of people
Celebrate Christmas in July so ....
Here is my Blingy Christmas Card.
and a close up of the stars in the background.

It's Challenge #52 over at
Cardz 4 Galz and choosing the theme of
Christmas/Winter is Donna.

Here are the products I used - 
Spellbinders Snowflake Die
Silver Glitter Paper.
Memory Box Breezy Waves
Hero Arts Die/Stamp for sentiment
Zing Metallic silver embossing powder
SU Stary Stencil on background
(see close up)
Clear Texure Paste and Glitter for background stars
Red Sparklet  and a few punched stars.

Now pop over and see what the Team have created - 
Such Lovely Creations to inspire you. 
You know it is never toooooooooo early to make
Those Christmas or Wintery creations.
Hope to see yours there.

Cherrio from