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Friday, July 22, 2016

SB Renassiance Acanthus Leaf Tutorial

Hello everyone, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the Card Creator Dies Inspired by Licensed Designer Stacey Caron.  It is no secret I am a BIG fan of Stacey and her work - her designs have amazing detail and enable us to create elegant cards with so much detail in the easiest way - as you will see in my tutorial.



'Classic motifs of florals, naturalistic elements, swags, medallion pattern and form inspired Stacey Caron in her Renaissance Collection. These designs will be an instant classic and favorite with crafters and maker alike.'

Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers; Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Rockmelon; Memento Luxe in Rose Bud; Seam Binding; Ribbon Pearl Slider; Braid

1. Cut/emboss one (1) Renaissance Acanthus Leaves #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) using white cardstock.
2. Use Tool 'n One to remove excess pieces.

2. Before removing Die, sponge the  flowers using Rose Bud and Rockmelon.
3. Sponge the leaves and stems using Bamboo leaves.
4. Adhere to slightly larger white pre-cut card base using E-Z Runner.
5. Adhere white braid on lower portion of the card using liquid glue.
6. Attach green seam binding double bow and pearl slider to left hand end of the braid.

It does not get much easier than this to make a pretty, detailed card - I hope you are inspired to get out your Dies and create your own 'works of the heart!'

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, July 15, 2016

International Ambassadors Unofficial Tags Blog Hop

Hello everyone - a very warm welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Tag Blog Hop.  As always a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us each month and leave a comment - we really appreciate you joining in with us.  This month's Hop  is all about tags  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the International Ambassadors has for you!



Spellbinders Products:

Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap:  Swirls Finesse - White - Self Adhesive; Imagine Crafts:  Delicata in Golden Glitz, Sponge Daubers; Graphic 45: patterned paper; Kaisercraft: Lace; Black cardstock; Resin Embellishment




1. Cut/emboss one (1) Art Deco Astoria Decorative Elements using white cardstock.
2. Use Tool'n One to remove the excess pieces.
3. Use Die as a stencil and sponge around the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink and a sponge dauber.


4.Cut/emboss one Art Deco Astoria Labels #  (#1 being the smallest) using black cardstock.
5. Adhere the Die-cut Decorative Elements to the Astoria Labels using liquid glue.
6. Handcut flowers from patterned paper, adhere to tag base using double sided tape along the base and the sides.
7. Adhere to tag - creating a 'hidden' pocket.  Adhere lace below the flowers.
8. Cut image from patterned paper and tuck into the pocket, securing with double sided tape.













9. Cut/emboss one Shortie Tabs using Black cardstock.
10. Hand-cut sentiment from patterned paper and adhere to right side of the Shortie Tab.
11. Fold on scoreline and adhere to the tag using double sided tape.
12.  Adhere Swirls Finesse to the top of the tag.
13. Attach Resin flowers using liquid glue.
14.  Adhere pearls along the lace.


Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.
Christine Emberson - England
  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

Spellbinders So Sweet Layout Tutorial

Hello friends, for my Spellbinders Tutorial today I am sharing a layout of my grandson when he was just a few weeks old - I am creating a Baby Album of the first year of his life, this is made so much easier with the variety of Dies available from Spellbinders.


Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Donna Salazar Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape - Denim and Flowers;  Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers; Delicata in Golden Glitz; patterned paper; Want2Scrap: Chipboard Word; assorted small buttons; white paint; handmade embellishments; Sanding Block; Kindy Glitz - Crystaline

1. Cut/emboss sentiment using white card.
2. Cut/emboss Cascading Stars using recycled cardboard.

3. Remove the Stars from the Die and set aside.

4. Emboss patterned paper using Bubble Wrap Embossing Folder
5. Lightly sand the raised portions using a Sanding Block. 
6. Adhere to the patterned paper - slightly offside to the left.
7. Adhere photo using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Adhere the sentiment above the photo using liquid glue.
9. Adhere a strip of Denim and Flowers Tissue Tape.
10. Glue the painted chipboard sentiment onto the Tissue Tape.
11. Glue Handmade embellishments to the right and lower right corners of the photo.

12. Pop up stars inside the Cascading Starst using 3D Foam Squares.
13. Adhere buttons onto the stars using liquid glue.
14. Add Shimmer using Kindy Glitz - allow to dry.
15. Randomly adhere stars to the patterned paper, with buttons and shimmer.
16. Add white paint splatters on the layout.

Take card 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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sing a Song

Hello friends, it feels like forever since I have shared something with you - it is not that I have taken a break - quite the opposite infact!! I have been busy working on posts and tutorials for while I am away on the Australian Mixed Media Roadshow...it has come around so quickly - infact I leave  tomorrow for Sydney and on Friday the international artists arrive - so exciting - cannot wait to see them all again!!  I will share as many photos as I can and post along the way..


In the meantime I have a card to share - a little bit Mixed Media, a bit shabby - an eclectic mix of wonderful products!  The darling image is from Dina Wakley  and has been coloured using Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon Inks.  The image has been fussy cut and layered onto the Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  For this layer I have used Celebra'tions paper and randomly smeared white paint across it - once it has dried I stamped the Quietfire Designs sentiment using Tuxedo Black Ink.

The Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Flourish Frame has been layered onto Delightful Daisy cardstock, all layers have been adhered to a precut card base,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card. The beautiful bling is from from Want2Scrap.


 This card has been linked to:
Double D Challenges - Simply Gingham (Photo Inspiration)


Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Anything Beginning with F - Feathers
Mod Squad Challenge - Lazy Days of Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - Colors of Summer
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
The Corrosive Challenges - Lots of Layers
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
 
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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Spellbinders Sing It Loud Tutorial

Hello everyone, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using two of a series of Spelbinders music themed dies  - these Die D-Lites are delightful and can be used for so many occasions.  


     You can see the full project and tutorial HERE.  I would love to hear what you think.

Take card 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

Monday, June 27, 2016

Layered Roses and Horsehair

Hello friends, thank so much for stopping by and welcome to my new followers - I hope you are inspired when you visit!  I have been working hard getting ready for the Australian Mixed Media Roadshow which starts in Perth on 13 July, from there we are in Sydney and finishing in Noosa.  As you can imagine it is going to be amazing - I am hoping to post regularly from there and share photos and updates....but until then - today's card...


...I have embossed cardstock using the Spellbinders Horsehair Embossing Folder by Licensed Designer Tammy Tutterow.  The texture on this folder is fabulous and so versatile, I have sponged lightly over it using Imagine Crafts Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and a Sponge Dauber.

The Altenew Flower was a free set with the Australian Simply Cards #94 - I love this set and am having a lot of fun 'mastering' it.  I have used Imagine Crafts Inks for the rose.  This has been popped up onto a white Fleur de Elegance Die-cut.  White lace has been added, along with a double seam binding bow and recycled button. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card. The beautiful bling is from from Want2Scrap.

This card is linked to:
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Summer + a Stamp 
Dragonfly Journeys - Who's the Boss? (embossing folders) 
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with Flowers 
The Corrosive Challenges - Lots of Layers 
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Inspired By a Song (Paper Roses)
Creative Artistes Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - I for Ink It Up
Fussy and Fancy - Say It With Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

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
                                    

Friday, June 24, 2016

Spellbinders Cascading Butterflies Tutorial

Hello everyone - I hope you are all well!!  I have a tutorial for Spellbinders - the card today is so quick and easy - if you blink you might miss it! Okay it might take a little longer than that but you will be impressed just how quick and will be left wanting this Cascading Butterfly by Licensed Designer Donna-Salazar 


Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers; Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Yellow; small buttons; small Mulberry Paper Rose; Want2Scrap; 72 Count - Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive; Kaisercraft: sentiment sticker

1. Cut/emboss Cascading Butterflies using patterned paper.
2. Remove the Butterflies from the Die and set to one side.

3. Adhere Cascading Butterflies to the patterned paper using liquid glue.
4. Pop up butterflies inside the Cascading Butterflies using 3D Foam Squares on the wings and glue in the center.
5. Sponge the wings using Radiant Neons in Electric Yellow.

7. Adhere buttons/rose onto the butterflies using liquid glue.
8. Add pearls to the center of the buttons and to the remaining butterflies.
9. Add sentiment sticker to the lower right hand corner of the card.
10. Adhere patterned paper to a pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.

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, June 23, 2016

It's a Man Thing

Hello friends, we are warm and cosy inside - the same cannot be said for the weather outside - an Antarctic blast is expected this weekend and it is building up daily.....what better weather to stay inside and create!! My card today was created for a masculine birthday


The image from Hot off the Press 'Masculine Collage' has been stamped using Imagine Crafts Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Memento Markers and an Aqua Pen.


The image has been hand-cut and layered onto a Spellbinders Decorative Labels One that has been cut/embossed, the die used as a stencil before removing the Die-cut, the inside being sponged using Delicata Golden Glitz and a Sponge Dauber.  The cog image has been stamped prior to die cutting.  The layered Die has then been attached to the pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment has been stamped using VersaFine Vintage Sepia.  Finishing off with random splatters of white and grey paint.

This card has been linked to:
Inky Chicks - Father's Day or Male 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes  
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Man
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes
Amusing - Masculine 
Robyn`s Fetish - Things With Wheels
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Anything goes with something colored
Craft for the Craic - Something Masculine

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, June 21, 2016

Social Butterflies

Hello friends - always nice to have you visit.  Today I am sharing a card created Mixed Media card using Penny Black Inc. Social Butterflies stamp set - these are some of my favourite butterflies - designed by my lovely friend Laura Kirste.


I am really enjoying creating my own backgrounds - patterned or collage.  For this card I have stamped the butterflies first, then sponged the layer using Imagine Crafts Inks and stamped random images on it.  The butterflies have been coloured using the beautiful summertime colours of Radiant Neon Inks and a Sponge Dauber - so easy, as well as being effective.   Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card. I think this card would be suitable for so many occasions - or just because!

This card is linked to the following challenges
Crafty Boots - Summer
Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Summer + a Stamp
We Love 2 Create Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Card with Dragonflies or Butterflies 
Hannah & Friends - Butterfly
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Magic
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/ Summertime

Take card 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