Tuesday 7 June 2022

World Ocean Day

Thrilled on two counts.....
I am guesting at The Day Of The Month Challenge
and my favourite challenge CAS Mix Up is back......

It's world Ocean Day over at The Day of The Month and 
using a stencil with Pastes or Gels over at CAS Mix UP...........

This is my card.............

Using a stencil and White Embossing Paste for the background waves,
Die cutting, Stamping, Crackle Paste and Heat Embossing to create this card.

A little more detail in this photo......

Thanks to the girls for inviting me to be guest designer and 
Thanks to the girls over at CAS Mix Up for their inspiration 
and so good to see you back creating.

It will be a little quiet my end with the commenting and blogging
as we are planning our next adventure in our lives.
Challenges I would love to enter......
CAS Mix Up - Using Pastes/Gels & a stencil-Super thrilled with my win....Thank you x
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes and with the option of Sun, Sea and Sun......
Always fun to enter with the friendly and creative girls
                                                           Thank you so much for the shout out x

Saturday 30 April 2022

Just Us Girls Wild Card Week

It is Wild Card week over at Just Us Girls
and this week it is..... to make a Tri-Fold Card.
For my last guest designer week I have made this card.....

I have never made a Tri-Fold card before, so again this was a challenge for me.
Die cutting, stamping and heat embossing, with a little fussy cutting to make this card.
I had fun playing with alcohol inks to infill some of the die cuts
and to use as strips of 'paper' for the folds.

Really hard to photograph with the shine from the gold mirror card
and the alcohol inks.....
I thought the tones of the inks reflected the art Deco look of the card.

I would like to thank the friendly, inspirational and creative JUGS 'team'
for inviting me to guest with you this month.......What an honour it's been.

These are the other four cards that I made this month, whilst guesting.
It normally takes me a week to think of a card let alone execute it.
So guesting was very much a personal challenge for me x.
Challenges I would love to enter......
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I have gone with the centre, vertically....
Thanks for The Team Pick
Seize The Birthday - Without the Option
Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays

Saturday 23 April 2022

Just Us Girls Photo-Word Week

 I continue to be super thrilled to be the guest designer over at Just Us Girls.
The talented and creative Cecile is the hostess this week.
This weeks challenge is Word/Photo Week and this is my card......

I was inspired by the 'grey' pebbles and the 'You Matter' Words.
I embossed the 3D embossing folder twice.......
I coloured in using pencils and acrylic paints and then fussy cut one out.
Then ......popping it over the other one.
Silver embossing around the edges and the die cut 'You' sentiment.

I am new to 3D embossing folders and I am loving them.
You will find tons of inspiration at The Just Us Girls Challenge Blog....
Hopefully see you in the gallery.......

Challenges I would love to enter......
Allsorts Challenge is I spy something beginning with 'B'
'B' in my card is for Blooms....
Can You Handle The Pressure - Use an Embossing folder (without the option of Pastels)

Saturday 16 April 2022

Just Us Girls Colour Week

Week Three as guest designer at Just Us Girls
and this week is Colour Week.
Sue is the hostess and she has chosen Black, White and Red....
This is my card........
Stamping, Die Cutting, heat embossing and a little bit of gloss
with today's card......
Such a striking colour combination.
The team will have amazing inspiration for you
and hopefully see you in the gallery.

Challenges I would love to enter......
Day of The Month Card Club - California Poppy Day
Thank you for my first place shout out x.

Saturday 9 April 2022

Just Us Girls Trend Week

 Week Two already, as a guest designer over at the
creative and friendly Just Us Girls Challenge.
Time just flies by......
This week is trend week and this is my card.............

Having fun with alcohol inks and foils, die cutting and stamping.

Pop across and see the fabulous inspiration from the team
and I looking forward to seeing you, hopefully in the gallery....

Saturday 2 April 2022

Just Us Girls Word Week

 I am thrilled to be guest designer at Just Us Girls all this month.....
What an honour and thank you ladies for inviting me.

This week is 'Word' Week and the word is 'EGG'
This is my card.........

Stamping, die cutting and a little bit of water colouring
to create my Spring 'Egg' card. 

Why not pop across and see the fabulous creations over at Just Us Girls
and hopefully see you in the gallery.
Spring like weather sure helps lift the spirits in my part of the world.
Challenges I would love to enter.............
The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring
Country View Challenge - Spring is Coming

Monday 14 March 2022


 I am in Solidarity with the brave and courageous people of Ukraine......

Nothing more to say.......

Monday 21 February 2022

Uniko 10th Birthday.....

 Uniko is celebrating their 10th Birthday and are having a month long party.
I am joining in with todays card........
Inspired by the colours over at Just Us Girls Teal, Orange & Dark Brown
and using four different stamp sets and one stencil from Uniko ......

I have used Teal coloured sprays for the background.
Because the sprays are re-active I started by using white gesso through the stencil.

Building up the colours with acrylic paints, whilst the stencil was on.
I finished off with stamping the gold petals flying off in the wind,
the gold little circles and the edges of the card.

Because the acrylics are matt and are quite 'flat'
I edged the petals with a gold pen to add a little more 'pop' to the card.
Of course being Lindy's sprays the 'Teal' isn't as pretty in the photos.

I am amazed with all the stormy winds we've been having
that only a few of these petals flew off....lol x.
Thanks for popping in....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Uniko 10th Birthday Celebrations - Quest 1 - Uniko Stamps and Stencil
Happy Birthday Bev to you and your inspirational Design Team past and present
Thrilled with my shout out.....Thank you so very much x
Just Us Girls - Ina's Colour Challenge
Thank you for The Shout Out, which I really appreciate x.
The Flower Challenge - Occasions 

Saturday 19 February 2022

Happy Anniversary.....

 Wild weather so the only thing to do is stay in and craft!
Today's Card.....

I had some flowers left over after my play day with this previous card.
These where stamped, fussy cut and watercoloured.
I have stencilled with paste and heat foiling and also with grey inks.

I splattered with silver and found it hard to photograph,
as the splats looked horrendous! ....... Although Pretty in real life.
Finishing off with the sentiment and heat embossing
 the edges of the card with silver.
I also made a box as it was for a special Anniversary.

Please stay safe and warm out there....
The strength and the sound of the winds can be quite terrifying.......

Challenges that I would love to enter........
Thrilled with my Top Pick.....Thank you x
Stamping is prominent & With the option of using stencils
Thank you so much for the top 3 shout out x
Stamping must be prominent and this time without the option
Altenew February Monthly Challenge - The stamp set is Poppy Garden