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Monday, 19 February 2018

Canvasing 'Happy Thoughts'

Hi there and Welcome!
Today's post is for the current challenge
of Felt/Cork or Canvas etc over at CAS Mix Up Blog
All the details are Here
You will have seen my first entry using cork.
This time I thought I would play with canvas.
It really is a fun paper and gives a great
texture look to your project.
I started by spritzing some Turquoise Brusho's
onto my canvas then decided to add a bit of texture
with Mont Marte Pearl White Acrylic Paint
then some White DecoArt Crackle Paste - 
I should have added more but was just an experiment.
I left it overnight and was happy with the result so continued
by cutting out 2 Spellbinder Butterflies in canvas.
 Attached them to my background and adhered to white card for stability.
Mixed up a little more of what I used for the background,
covering both cutouts and attached an oval gem.
Added some splatters and finished with my sentiment
from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy in Oxide Salty Ocean.
To blend with my pearly background I chose some
Pearlescent Textured card stock.
Here is a close up of the shimmer/texture - 
My Mix is Canvas, Stamping, Die Cutting, Mixed Media.


Thanks for dropping in today
Till next time - Cherrio from 





Saturday, 17 February 2018

Just a Note...

Hey Folks!
Time to show you what our Host Angie
chose for Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and aren't they gorgeous!


Colour Challenges are one of my
All Time Favourites! 
I decided it was time to get out one of my favourite
oldie but goodie SU stamp/die sets for this one.
It's Four Feathers.
Made a fun background for them by just
scrunching up my Kraft paper and 
then inked with Tim's Frayed Burlap
on the creases then tore around the edges.
My feathers were inked with
Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Tim's Peacock Feathers and
Hero Arts Unicorn - cut and popped.
I forgot I hadn't added the jute string when I
added glue all over the kraft paper
so quickly did that - sticky fingers and all!
Added a jute bow and 3 tiny punched circles
beside my Gina K sentiment.

Pop over to Our Blog to check out what
February Guest Tenia and the Team created.
Hope you get time to join us this week. 
See you in the Gallery?

Friday, 16 February 2018

Corking it for the CAS Mix Up Challenge.

Hey there I'm Back!
I have just spent the most amazing few weeks of
 fun filled craft time with my bff
creating and trying out new things.
This was the first card I made and is for the
I just had to wait till I got home 
so I could add to my Blog. 
I knew as soon as I saw the Mix I knew I wanted to use cork.
My friend has an EBosser so the cork die just cut out beautifully.
I think I will add this to my Wishlist for the future as I loved using it.
It is from Tim Holtz Wildflowers.
This was such a cas quick card to make.
All I needed was the cream card stock
my cork wild flower, an inked up sentiment
using distress inks and distressing/inking the edges.
My Mix is - Cork, Die Cut, Distressing and Stamping.
***
You will find that some of my postings 
will be a little light on with products
I used while I was away as there was so much going on
I didn't get time to write it all down.
Too busy playing! 
Hope you like what I made. Love to read your thoughts!
Thanks for dropping by.



Still in the Mood for Love

Morning Craft Ones. Seems I'm still in the mood for a
'Bit More Love'  so created a lovie dovie card
you could give to anyone!


I did a bit of white texture pasting on my stenciled background
from the ARTplorations Rows-of-Hearts.
Cut this with the
CUTplorations Double-Running-Stitch-Rectangle-Nesting-Dies
I then inked and fussy cut  my popped jar from
STAMPlorations Vignette Eclectic Florals
filling it to overflowing with heart shapes.
The CUTplorations Love-Word-Die was cut with
red foil (as was some of the hearts and the Cuttlebug U)
And there you have it!
***
Have you played over at STAMPloratons for our
February Paint it Red Challenge?
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We'd love to see your creations in our Gallery
and there are prizes for commenting also.
Shery is generously giving a discount
on ALL products from February - April.

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Poppin' this one over to
Craftaholicsrus for their Challenge #7
to use something red on your card.
 Details Here.

Thanks for coming by today.
Love reading your comments.


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Simple Thank You

Today's post is all about Clean & Simple for


I love it when a card comes together easily as this did.
Basic white card stock to begin. That gorgeous
background is embossed with a Darice Folder
called Henna and popped. 
I die cut my flower several times
and backed it with a Marianne Die.
Thank You sentiment is from SU.
Finished with a few pearls.
Pop over and see what my Team Mates have created
and hope you find time to join our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting!
Till next time - Cherrio from


Saturday, 10 February 2018

What's the Trend at Just Us Girls?

Welcome to today's post - 
it's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Nancy is Hosting choosing Tags. 
It can be just a Tag or a Tag on your card.


I'm not a big Tag Maker so wasn't sure 
which way I would go with this Challenge.
I have had some lovely handmade flowers
in my stash for an age so decided to  get them out
and see which one to use.
Of course the purple one popped out
(forgetting how hard that colour is to photograph)
and I just carried on from there.
My tag bases are just plain old parcel tags
which were inked, stamped, heat embossed
with a touch of glitter. Cut the bottom
with a MS punch and added some gems.
Behind my flower is some mulberry torn paper
and bits of lace etc.
I then added some organza ribbon to both tags
and crinkled it with my heat gun.
After all this was done I decided it too much
to add to a card so - it's simply a TAG!

Thanks for dropping in. 
Hope you will check out what our
February Guest Tenia Nelson and
the Jugheads created and come join in the fun.
Hope to see you in Our Gallery this week.





Friday, 9 February 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello and Welcome!
Today's post is for the latest Challenge 
for their February Anything Goes with Dies.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE
Bonus!
IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS 
AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, 
YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

With trillions of dies out 'There" it is so easy
to make a card of any kind.

I found this gorgeous napkin in my bit drawer
and decided to use just a wee piece as a
feature backing for my Happy Birthday Die.
I cut out a SB square then scrunched
the napkin being careful not to
take out the creases. I lathered up
the square then simply glued the napkin
to it. Cut out another SB square - the next size up
attached the napkin and popped to the card base.
I had cut a yellow die but didn't suit
but used the 3 little yellow die cut hearts
 to add a touch more colour.

Here's a close up showing the texture.



Pop on over to check what my Team Mates 
Die Cut Creations are then come join us.
Look forward to seeing you in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting today.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

We're painting it RED at STAMPlorations.

It's February and you know what that means
'Love' is in the air so we are
Painting the Town Red so to speak
at STAMPlorations
 All the details are  HERE!
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Here's what I made 
I had a bit of fun with the ARTplorations Zen Hearts
but you can't see a lot of it as I cut it down after the tape
I used to hold down the stencil left a mark.
(that's because I used glossy photo paper)
I watered my paper then added Brusho's
in Brilliant Red letting the colours
run slightly behind the stencil.
Don't you love how I worded my sentiments?
They are from STAMPlorations Trendy Feather 2
heat embossed in black
and CUTplorations Love Word Die 
  in black for a shadow effect behind the white.
Cut my card stock from 2
 CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
and adhered to red pearlized paper.

Here are most of the products I used

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Don't forget to pop over to our Blog and
Check out all the
 RED  LOVE THEMED creations
from the STAMPlorations Team
and leave them some love.
# You will have read of a few changes
when you checked out all the details above
but a quick rundown -
We will have just one challenge
for a few months for you to join in. As long as you
stick to the Theme! any project is Welcome.
So GO FOR IT! 
Of course there are prizes to be won
 and Shery is giving a 10% discount on all products
from February - April.
So WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

Thanks for taking time to pop in today.