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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am excited to be playing along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! This is a fun hop filled with creative designers from around the world sharing their Spring Coffee creations.  If you know me at all you will know I LOVE my coffee - and am serious about it LOL!  So I could not resist playing along....



I have used some of my favourite products including Spellbinders Dies






and Want2Scrap bling


So grab a coffee and play along - get inspired and join in from February 27th to March 6th,Link up here!! Looking forward to seeing what you create!


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Want2Scrap Tutorial -

I am back a card on the Want2Scrap Blog - showing you how I UPCYCLED a plastic container and turned it into something beautiful!



You can see the details HERE!  I would love you to pop across and let me know what you think!
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Artist in Residence - Amply

I am a little late sharing this sneak peek but it doesn't change the fact hat it is always exciting to share a tutorial as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts - and even more excited to be using NEW PRODUCT - this time I am using the new Amplify! 




You can see the whole project and details by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over there and leave me a comment letting me know what you think - you know I love to see you!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Spellbinders Grateful Heart Tutorial

Hello friends - I am sharing a Spellbinders Step by Step Tutorial today that shows how to use your Dies differently - I always love to get more than one use out of a product - and using this Die for embossing gives it 'an edge' - follow along on the tutorial to see how it is done....and let me know what you think!


Spellbinders Products:


Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: Black, White and pink cardstock; Mulberry Roses; Seam Binding; Dark Pink Velvet RicRac



Directions:

1. Place S6-022 Grate Effect onto the base plate with cutting blade up, then white cardstock.
2. Add tan mat, followed by the pink Embossing plate.
3. Run through the Grand Calibur - this will emboss the pattern of the Die NOT cut it.

4. Cut one (1)  Heart & Flutter using white cardstock
5. Cut one(1) Classic Scalloped Hearts in pink cardstock

6. Adhere the Heart & Flutter Diecut to the pink Classic Scalloped Heart using liquid Glue.
7. Pop embossed Grate Effect onto black cardstock using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - 3D Foam Squares
8. Adhere Ricrac using liquid Glue across the lower portion of the card.
9. Adhere the layered heart across the ricrac using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - 3D Foam Squares.
10. Sponge the butterfly using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Ink in Rosebud and adhere using Liquid Glue
11. Adhere Paper Rose to the center of the layered hearts, using liquid Glue.



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Monday, February 23, 2015

Restored Notice Board

Hello there Blog Friends - I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing weekend. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere - it is the last week of summer....funnily enough, tonight we had rain and thunder - love that!


My husband picked up a Notice board that was in need of fixing - it had a few little things that needed fixing but not too bad for $4.00 and I LOVE to recycle!!


It quickly became a joint project with the Hot Glue Gun being the hero - DH glued down the backing that has become unattached - don't you love the Hot Glue Gun!!!


I had some lovely vintage buttons that were perfect for the crossover sections.  The 'shank' at the back of each button was removed - once again the Hot Glue Gun to the rescue when attaching the buttons.



Some twine braid was also added, typically AFTER the buttons has set, so it was tucked under the buttons and glued down - as you can see the buttons add a lovely touch and are definitely a focal point!.

I hope you are inspired to recycle/upcycle things before rushing off to get an updated one - it can be so much fun!

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Par Avion

I am sharing a card I was asked to made as a Bon Voyage for one of the ladies at the shop that sells my cards - her Mum was going on a trip - and Paris was one of her stops.



The Eiffel Tower has been cut/embossed, sanded and  IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz and a Sponge Dauber for a lovely metallic look.




The addition of layered flowers, vintage buttons and Want2Scrap© -  Swirls Finesse add to the beautiful feel of this project



I have used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card, along with bits and pieces that are laying on my desk - on a continuous basis! LOL!



This card is for the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
My Craft Creations Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes



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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Baby Shower

Happy Saturday - today it was the Baby Shower for my youngest daughter and her partner - I thought I would give you a look at some of the projects I created for it - some of you may have seen the tutorial I shared for the Bunny Thank You Tags I created - you can see it HERE



The serviettes are hand stamped using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Ink and Darkroom Door image


I had a lot of fun creating the Diaper Cake - I had never made one before but wanted to give it a try - I had 10 minutes to make one and this is what I came up with - most people had not seen one before but everyone loved the idea.


After feeling so organised, I realised I had not wrapped our gifts and even worse - I had not bought any wrapping paper either - so off to The Studio and good old brown paper and string (love that look)



The tags were literally 'thrown together' using Negative Dies from the Bunny Thank You Tags I created (the link is above) and scraps of paper behind the DieCut, then straight onto a tag from my stash - it is as easy as 1-2-3!


I wanted the 'new parents' to have some memories from the special day so created some Bib Tags using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, for the guests to write their 'top tips' for the 'parents to be' - once written on, these would be made into an album - some of the tips were serious and some funny - it will be special for them to look back on it in days to come!  I will be sharing a Tutorial on creating this Baby Album in the next week or two - another easy project.



We had a great afternoon and I will have more photos to share another day - I hope these projects inspire you to make some 'keepsakes/treasures' for those special days you celebrate with your family.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Spellbinders Bunny Thank You Tags

It is always exciting to share a Spellbinders Step by Step Tutorial with you - I have some very special inspiration for today's post - our youngest daughter is expecting our first Grandchild very soon and I am excited to be hosting her Baby Shower this weekend. I could not resist these darling little Bunny's for the thank you tags - they are definitely the 'star' of the tags.




Spellbinders Products:
Note: Spellbinders number their Dies from the smallest to the largest - the smallest being #1


Cross Promotional Partner Products:

Other Supplies: Scissors; Paper Trimmer; White and yellow cardstock; Mulberry Paper Roses; Large Orange spotted brads, Acrylic Block
















1. Cut/emboss ten (10) Labels Seventeen #5 using white cardstock
2. Stamp Kaisercraft Banner across the top portion of the tag, on an angle, using Tuxedo Black Ink.
3. Colour banner using Memento Markers
4. Partially stamp the Doily onto lower left portion of the tag using Summer Sky Ink.

















5, Cut/emboss ten (10) Bunnies using yellow cardstock.
6. Adhere lace to the lower portion of the tag.
7. Adhere Bunny to lower right side of the tag.
8. Attach paper rose using liquid glue


















9. Cut/emboss one Pretty Petals D Silhouette in yellow cardstock
10. Cut/emboss one Pretty Petals D Eight Petal Die in white cardstock
11. Secure using a brad in the centre
12. Place the folded ribbon at the back of the tab, secure using the brad before closing it.

Designers Tip:  These Dies can duplicated for any occasion easily - it is advisable to cut a few more than needed - just incase, 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Time to Celebrate

Hello friends - welcome to the new followers - it is exciting to have you come and visit.  Thank you to those who stopped by and commented on the International Ambassadors Laced with Love Blog Hop - we really appreciate your support - it means so much!


Today's card is so quick and easy - using the Spellbinders Rosette Wall  Celebra'tions™ 3D embossing folder.  This has been embossed using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  

Note: The sandwich for Celebra'tions 3D embossing folders in Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine (stack from bottom up): B-Pink Embossing Plate, 3D Embossing Folder with Media Inside and D-Raspberry Adapter Plate.




The sentiment is a freebie from a Craft Magazine and has been stamped  using IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™  Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black.  Some added shimmer using Dew Drops and IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz.


This card is for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Embossing: Dry Heat
Come and Get It - Birthdays
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes 
ABC Challenge - ‘D is for Diecuts’

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Want2Scrap - Young Love card

I am back a card on the Want2Scrap Blog - with Valentines this month my card had to be all about LOVE - young love infact.



You can see the details HERE!  I would love you to pop across and let me know what you think!
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!

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