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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spellbinders Botanical Flutters Tutorial

Hello friends - I have a tutorial for Spellbinders to share with you today - using a number of different dies to create this pretty card.  It is certainly quick and easy and has a very spring/summery feel and is suitable for so many occasions.


Spellbinders Products:
Other:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Rockmelon, Dandelion; Memento Luxe in Rose Bud; Sponge dauber; 



1.Cut/emboss one (1) Laced with Love Blooming Collection #2  (#1 being the smallest) using white cardstock,
2. Cut one (1) large butterfly, one (1) Flower small and one (1) Hummingbird using white cardstock.
3. Colour the Humming Bird using Summer Sky Ink, then place back in the Die.
4. Using the Dies as stencils, colour the images with desired colours - remove from the Dies
5. Add any additional colours.

6. Adhere the Botanical Flutters to the Blooming Collection #3 using liquid glue.

7. Emboss two pieces of white cardstock using the Picnic Embossing Folder, one of them being the cardfront.
8.  Cut one smaller and adhere the layered circle using 3D Foam Squares.
9. Pop up onto the embossed card front using 3D Foam Squares.
10. Adhere the layers to the precut white cardbase.
11. Attach sentiment using double sided tape.

Take care friends and Thank you for your comments and all of the
 support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating

                              

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 6

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 6 of Flourishes September Blog HopIf you came from Tricia's Blog - you are in the right place. Today we are going to see the last new set for the September new release; called Fall Tree Tree illustrated by Lauren Pope.


I have stamped the Fall Tree image onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured it using watercolour markers. It is such a pretty tree and so easy to colour for any season.


 They have been Fussy cut/handcut cut out and popped up; using  3D Foam Squares; onto a Die-cut pierced rectangle,  The background layer has been embossed and sponged using light blue ink and a torn layer of green cardstock added, to create the illusion of a lightly rolling hill.


 The sentiment has also been stamped using black ink, cut around and also  popped up; using 3D Foam Squares, a single leaf  stamped, coloured, cut and adhered to the lower right corner - sometimes it is the little things! 

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi's Blog, then go shopping at Flourishes! 

Linda Lucas - you are here
Naomi Gong

***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

     

Friday, September 23, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 5

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 5 of Flourishes September Blog Hop!  If you have come from  Naomi's Blog, you are in the right placeHow are you enjoying the new release sets so far - amazing aren't they!!  We have another wonderful stamp to share with you today - it is called It's all in the Details illustrated by Beverly Cole.





This set is designed to be used with other sets - and it does that so well.  I have used it to frame a sentiment. I have stamped the image twice onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using watercolour markers.  They have then been fussy cut/hand cut out and adhered to opposite corners of the patterned paper, which is available in the Flourishes Store.  Le Creme Baby Bling strips have been added to each side of the image, to complete the 'frame'.  A length of ribbon has been pleated and adhere across the patterned layer, approx 1/3 of the way up

The sentiment has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and cut/embossed using the Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate Template Die.  The die has been used as a stencil and soinged using Gold Ink and a sponge dauber, before removing the cardstock from the Diecut.  This has then been popped up across the pleated ribbon using 3D Foam Squares.

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is to go shopping at Flourishes!

Linda Lucas - you are here

***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting
         

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 4

Hello friends - welcome to Day 4 of the Flourishes LC New Release for  September.  If you came from the Flourishes LC Blog you are in the right place.  Today is the fourth day of the new release and we are showcasing a wonderful new stamp set called Coastal Christmas.  illustrated by Beverly Cole.  

 I have to say that I love this stamp set - it is perfect for an Australian Christmas, where we do not have snow but instead are in the middle of out very HOT summers - beach weather for sure!





I have stamped the images onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured them using watercolour markers.  They have been cut out and popped up; using 3D Foam Squares; onto embossed cardstock and sponged using using white and light teal/blue ink.


The pillar and seagull have also been coloured using watercolour markers, hand cut and popped on on 3 D Foam Squares just behind the end of the dinghy.  The sentiment is stamped using black ink and added to the top left corner of the card.

                              

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi's  Blog - then go shopping at Flourishes!

Linda Lucas - you are here
Rebecca Ednie
Beverly Cole
Tricia  Traxler

***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***


Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting
                                

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 3

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 3 of the Flourishes September Blog Hop!  I am excited to be sharing another beautiful set with you - it is called Winter Blooms illustrated by Beverly Cole.  


This set is beautiful (as they all are) and is so versatile.  A lot of homes here in Australia have these beautiful Christmas Cactus in the gardens.    We are also welcoming a new design Team member - Tricia  Traxier



I have stamped the Christmas Cactus onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured them using watercolour markers.  it has been cut out and popped up using  3D Foam Squares onto a Die-cut,  The background layer has been precut in gold.  I have added bling to make it more decorative but this image would work on any style card and for any occasion - you have to love that! The possibilities are endless! 



Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today,  your next stop is Naomi's Blog then go shopping at Flourishes.   Don't forget to welcome our new Designer Tricia  Traxler when you stop by her Blog.

Linda Lucas - you are here
Naomi Gong
Beverly Cole

***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                             {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting                                         

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 2

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 2 of  the Flourishes September Blog Hop  If you came from Bev's Blog We have another fabulous  stamp set that we are excited to share with you!!  Today we are going to see another of our new sets called Bushels of Thanks illustrated by Beverly Cole.




There is so much potential with this set - I will let you in a on a little secret - my flowers are actually created using the cabbage - how cool is that!?  I have stamped the image onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured them using watercolour markers.  They have been cut out and popped up; using  3D Foam Squares onto a precut Die, 


The sentiment has also been stamped using black ink, cut around, backed with white cardstock and popped up using 3D Foam Squares.  Finishing off with a triple bow using the Flourishes Color Made Easy Buttercup Collection and a recycled button.  I decided to be a bit dramatic and layered it all onto black cardstock and added white pearls, that have been hand coloured to match the flowers using alcohol markers - I love it that we can do that!

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi'sBlog -  then go shopping at Flourishes!

Beverly Cole - illustrator
Linda Lucas - you are here
Naomi Gong
Rebecca Ednie 

***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


                          

Monday, September 19, 2016

Flourishes September New Release - Day 1

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 1 of Flourishes September Blog Hop! If you came from Bev's Blog - you are in the right place. We have some absolutely breathtaking stamp sets that we are excited to share with you!!  Today we are going to see our newest set called Fuji Mum illustrated by Beverly Cole.  We are also welcoming a new design Team memberRebecca Ednie 





Such a pretty set with great sentiments to use with the images. 



I have stamped the image onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured them using watercolour markers.  They have been cut out and popped up; using  3D Foam Squares; onto a Die-cut,  The background layer has been embossed and sponged using white ink.


 The sentiment has also been stamped using black ink, cut around and also  popped up; using 3D Foam Squares.  Finishing off with a double bow and a pretty pink button to the side.

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi's Blog - then go shopping at Flourishes!  Don't forget to welcome our new Designer Rebecca Ednie when you stop by her Blog.

Linda Lucas - you are here
***Make sure you comment on the Flourishes LC Blog each day - you would win the set featured on that day. One comment per person to enter the featured set - you can enter daily!  All the best to each of you! ***

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting
                                
                               

Enjoy Your Day

Hello friends, I hope you have had, or are having (depending where you are) a good weekend - mine has flown by way too quickly - especially with traveling to Sydney on Saturday to teach some Spellbinders Workshops - always fun!


I have a very quick card to share with you today - created using the Spellbinders Pierced Squares Die  - and yes, that is faux stitching you see on the pierced edges. 


I have also used the negative from Spellbinders Licensed Designer Seth Apter (of The Altered Page) Robo Squares. NOTE: The negative die is what is left when you have cut out your Die.  I used the newly released Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform - such a great machine - total convert here!!  I have finished off with a handmade embellishment - using Air dry Clay.


The embossed image is from my stash and has been coloured using Imagine Crafts Inks and a Sponge dauber.  As always I have used  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment is computer generated and the bling from Want2Scrap.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Come and Get It Lots of Layers
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Anything Goes link-up - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me  - Anything Goes,  optional Autumn
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes with Coloured Image

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting