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Monday, 26 June 2017

Early Celebrations at STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations are celebrating their 4th Birthday
with Major Give Aways. I am getting in a little early here...
While I was at a recent Craft Show I got Happy Mail.
I thought it only right that I tried them out!
I bought some Nuvo Mousse and used that 
then inked up a few stamps from 
inking them where there was no colour from the stencil.
I fussy cut the big flower from 
which was heat embossed and I again used the
mousse on the inside.
You can see the shimmer above from the Nuvo Mousse.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Party Time
Perfect eh! 

Wishlist Linky Party!

Check out all the details for the Wish List Linky Party
and Birthday Hop.

We are being asked to add our wish list so here is mine - 
It is a fair size but there are still more that I NEED!
A few were our of stock.

Popping this one over to the

There are a few Celebrations coming up later in the week
so keep checking to see what I have been up to.
Thanks for dropping in
Till then - Cherrio from


Saturday, 24 June 2017

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Once again it is that time of the month for our
PHOTO WEEK.
Lisa is Hosting and has chosen this Summer Vacation Theme.
What springs to mind when you see this?
I chose the chairs.

Once again I struggles with this one - maybe I need that Vacation!
I have one lonely chair stamp suitable in my collection
so went with that. I chose just 2 colours to work with
the orange and yellow.
My background is the shaving cream technique.
Inks used were Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin
and SU Yo Yo Yellow.
Added a squirt of lemon liquid pearls for sheen.
My chair from Repeat Impressions was inked
and cut with Spellbinders Hexagon and sponged.
I cut out another in orange for backing.
The smaller one was used for my sentiment
which is from Inspired by Stamping.

Don't forget to pop over and see what
Estelle - our June Guest and the Team
created. Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week and be in the running
to be our Guest in August.

Thanks for dropping in today.



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.