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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

One Tiny Rubber Stamp

The minute I saw this Darkroom Door stamp I knew that I had to have it - it is totally my story in a stamp - those of you who know me and have been into my Studio - would know how appropriate it is....what amuses me the most is that when I was asked to my first Stamping Party, my response was 'how boring' - things changed pretty rapidly!!


I have stamped the sentiment in Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Ink in Grape Jelly twice.  The first layer has been cut/embossed using A2 Modern Stationery Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator  using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  The Die has been used as a Stencil, sponging around the inside edges of the Die using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Radiant Neon in Electric Orange.


Using the second stamped sentiment, I have cut out some of the words and popped them up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L3D Foam Squares.  The added embellishments are by PaperHaus.  The patterned paper is from the Celebra'tions Prints Spellbinders® Celebra'tions™ Line by Richard Garay.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Shaped Cards
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Amusing  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - use a sentiment 
Di's Digis Designs - include a sentiment 
Brown Sugar Make the sentiment BIG
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a Sentiment
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes (Cards only)
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

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!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

In the Pink

Hello Blog Friends, before I share my card today I wanted to thank everyone for your visits to my Blog and the comments you leave - I love knowing you have been - thank you so much for your support and encouragement!!  



My card today has been created using  Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko inks - they are my all time favourite ink and I love to use them on EVERYTHING!!  The sun has been sponged using Electric Yellow and a touch of Electric Orange has been added to one side, I love the effect that a little bit of ink can give!


The other images have been stamped using Memento in Tuxedo Black.  The background has been created using VersaMagic Pixie Pink - adding layers to get the added depth of colour - so simple and so effective!  I have also used the Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationary Card Creator Nestabilities


This card is linked to the following challenges:
The Pencil Case  - anything goes
 Alphabet Challenge - N is for No Design Papers
Bloggers Come Fly With Me
Art By Miran Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations Anything Goes
The Pencil Case Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
In the Pink - fly Away (in pink of course + 1 other colour this time)
Crafting By Designs - Things With Wings
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

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}}}

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spellbinders Layered Baby Card Tutorial

Hello - friends - I am back with a Spellbinders Tutorial - I am sharing a baby card with lots of lovely layers - I have to say, I do love this image from Graphic 45 - way too adorable!!  I do love the fact that all of these layers are from the one set - which one - scroll on down where you will find all of the products listed!   Before you head on down - any guesses what set the handmade flower is from?


Spellbinders Products

Preferred Partners Products:
Other:  Printed Image; Sanding Block; Handmade Embellishments; Small white button brad; patterned paper; Seam Binding; patterned paper for flower


1. Cut/emboss one (1) Romantic Rose Frame #2  (#1 being the smallest) using Grand Calibur and Graphic 45 Paper.
2. Cut/emboss one (1) Romantic Rose Frame #1 (#1 being the smallest) in Whirl White
3. Adhere the die cut Frame 2 onto the precut white card base using double sided tape
4. Using the Romantic Rose #2 as a template, draw around the center shape on the back of the image, cut out by hand and adhere to the center of the Frame #2 using double sided tape.
5. Pop Romantic Rose #1 onto the layered base using 3D Foam Squares



6. Cut/emboss two (2) Layered Poinsettia Flower #1 (#1 being the smallest) in patterned paper
7. Cut/emboss one (1) Layered Poinsettia Flower #2 (#1 being the smallest) in patterned paper
8. Turn the petal layers over and shape using the Stylus #2 (#1 being the smallest) onto a foam mat.
9. Shape flowers and layer from smallest to largest - securing using a small button brad.
10 Adhere a double white Seam Binding bow to the lest edge of the image using liquid glue
11 Attach the layered flower to the center of the bow using liquid glue
12 Add white pearl around the edges as shown in the main photo.



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!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's a Boy Thing

Hello Blog Friends - I hope you are making it through the week without too much going on.  Life nowadays is so busy we often don't have the time to make the most of moments.


I have had some Studio time and played with these robot images that have been stamped waiting for some colour for some time - I have used Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Markers and love the result.


The robots have been fussy cut/hand cut and popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L3D Foam Squares for dimension onto the A2 Distressed Edges Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator.  This has then been 'splashed' using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Fireworks Sprays in Dandelion, Danube Blue, Bamboo Leaves and Summer Sky.


The sentiment is from Clear Stamps and has been stamped using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko VersaMagic.


The second card has the same image but coloured slightly differently and popped up on a Diecut from the A2 Modern Stationary Card Creator.  This has then been 'splashed' using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Fireworks Sprays in Dandelion, Tangelo and Summer Sky.  The sentiment is from Flourishes.


These cards are for the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 
Deep ocean Challenge - For the Boys
Great Impressions - Add a sentiment
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

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, August 26, 2015

Want2Scrap Baby Card Sneak Peek

I have a card on the Want2Scrap Blog - here is a little sneak peek - would it surprise you to know it is a baby card - since the arrival of our gorgeous grandson, it seems to be a theme - who says Baby Boy cards cannot have a little bling!!


I would love you to pop over and check it out and let me know what you think - you can see all of the details HERE.

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Shabby Silhouette

Hello Blog friends - It is Sunday night for me - the weekends just seem to fly by - I am sure you find the same. I hope yours has been a relaxing one and you were able to have a little 'you time!'  For me that means time in The Studio - my happy place, well, one of them!


One thing I try to do regularly is create cards from those bits and pieces that gather on my desk like wildfire - now that I have a longer desk I could be in real trouble of I do not do this regularly! LOL!


I have used a silhouette image that was sent to me in a RAK years ago ( I know! I know! I should have used it long ago!!)  The gorgeous frame is cut using a discontinued Die from Spellbinders and has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  This has been layered onto the A2 Valiant Honor  Nestabilities® Card Creator.  The sentiment is from Sentiments 3.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine 


The wooden butterfly embellishment is from Prima and the bling by Want2Scrap.  The gorgeous patterned paper is from Authentique Paper and is one of my favourites.

This card is for the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - One for the Girls
Crafting with Dragonflies - make it floral 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede – Use a Die Cut
Simply Create Too Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes  
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More - Embellishments 
Crafty Catz Challenge - Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes

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, August 21, 2015

Spellbinders Dear Friend Tutorial

Hello Blog Friends - I am back to share a Step by Step Tutorial for Spellbinders - today's card is layered and shabby - layering is made so easy using Spellbinders Dies -  building on the Core dies is the perfect starting place - as you will bee in my tutorial.


Spellbinders Products

Preferred Partners Products:
Other:  Printed Image; Sanding Block; Handmade Embellishments; Mulberry Paper Roses; Lace

1. Cut emboss one (1) A2 Curved Matting Basics B #9 (#1 being the smallest) using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and Time to Flourish patterned paper
2. Cut/emboss one (1) Triple Floral #2  (#1 being the smallest) using Graphic 45 image
3. Cut/emboss one (1) Triple Floral #3  (#1 being the smallest) using Whirl White
4, Sand around edges of the die-cut A2 Curved Borders using a Sanding Block

5. Sponge around the inside edges of the Triple Floral #3 using Pixie Pink and a Sponge Dauber
6. Cut/emboss two (2) A2 Curved Matting Basics A #8 in white cardstock .
7. Score the top of one A2 Curved Matting Basics A #8 at 1cm, fold forward and attach to the front to form card base.
8. Adhere the Die Cut A2 Curved Matting Basics B to the base using double sided tape.
6. Adhere the white Triple Floral #3 to the top portion of the layered card base using double sided tape
7. Adhere Triple Floral #2 Die cut image to the #3 Diecut using Crafty Foam Tape
8. Add lace strip underneath the layered image
9. Attach double seam binding bow using liquid glue
10 Adhere resin birds nest to the bow using liquid glue
11 Attach Mulberry Paper Rose either side of the birds nest using liquid glue
12 Trim Swirls Finesse to size and attach as shown in the main photo.
13 Add 250 Count Rhinestones – Baby Blue around the edges of the Triple Floral #3 edges
14 Adhere resin bird to the right edge of the lace using liquid glue
14 Adhere Beautiful Bling Border - Fancy That! by Nina Brackett across the lower portion of the lace
15 Add 250 Count Rhinestones – Baby Blue to the swirls on the beautiful bling border.


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!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Best Bunny Wishes

Hello Blog Friends - I want to say thank you to you all for popping over and visiting - I always love to see you have been - for those of you who leave a comment - thank you again - I know it can be time consuming, it always means to much!  To my new followers - welcome - I hope this is a place you will feel 'at home' and be inspired....


Today's card is created from a tag I had leftover from my daughters Baby Shower - I thought that it would make a cute juvenile birthday card - the sentiment could make it work for a few different occasions - don't you think!?


The adorable Bunny Die is from Spellbinders - but you knew that didn't you! LOL!  The tag is from one of my favourite Core Dies - Labels Seventeen and the stamped image is the gorgeous Doily Fun - also from Spellbinders - who doesn't love a doily - right!!


The two layer flower is from the Pretty Petals A - this and all of my Dies have been cut using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  The ribbon is from May Arts.  I have also useScrapbook Adhesives by 3L:  E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares

This card is for the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes  
Moo-Mania & More - Embellishments
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Layer It On Me
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Special Birthdays
Paper Creator's Crafts - Dies or Punches
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Add a sentiment

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, August 19, 2015

International Ambassadors Unofficial Christmas in August Blog Hop

***This post will remain at the top of the Blog while the Blog Hop is on - please scroll down for new posts***

Welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Christmas in August Blog Hop - you have heard of Christmas in July - who says it has to stop there - we are extending it to August and are excited to be sharing some of the new Spellbinders Holiday Dies

The International Ambassadors love to get together and create - and love it that so many of you hop along with us - I hope you enjoy what we are sharing today!!  This Blog Hop is purely for fun and inspiration, totally unofficial and an opportunity for you to get to know us (and our styles) more.

Spellbinders Products:
























Cross Promotional Products:
Other:  Indigo Blue - Merry Christmas Circle Dinkie; Felt and Bling embellishment; Diamante button; Gold Cardstock
















1. Cut/emboss one (1) Decorative Holly Frame #3 (#1being the smallest) using Gold cardstock
2. Score 6"x12" Cuddle Cream cardstock halfway
3. Cut/emboss Cuddle Cream cardstock using 6x6 Matting Basics B #  (#1 being the smallest) making sure the folded edge is inside the cutting live of the Die to form the card base.
4. Adhere the filigree frame from the Decorative Holly Frame to the card base
5. Pop the Labels Seventeen insert up on D Foam Squares into the Decorative Holly Frame.















6. Cut/emboss one (1) Labels Seventeen # (#1 being the smallest) using Cuddle Cream cardstock.
7. Sponge around the inside edge of the Labels Seventeen using Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and a Sponge Dauber.















8. Cut/emboss Poinsettia flower Dies #1 #2 #3 #4 along with two (2) leaves in cream cardstock.
9. Sponge the flowers using Rhubarb Stalk before removing them from the Dies.
10 Using the Stylus to shape the flowers - make sure you are using a foam mat/pad.
11 Layer the flowers, later the flowers, offsetting the petals to give a more natural look - using liquid glue
12 Adhere to the left side of the Labels Seventeen Die using a 3D Foam Square
13 Sponge the leaves using Delicata Golden Glitz before removing from the Die
14 Adhere the leaves on the lefthand side of the flower using liquid glue - tucking the ends under the layered flower.

 













15 Stamp the sentiment twice using Indigo Blu sentiment and Rhubarb Stalk
16 Cut/emboss one sentiment using Standard Circles 3 # (#1 being the smallest)
17 Cut emboss the inner circle using the Standard Circles #2
18 Sponge the inside edges of the Circles using Delicata Golden Glitz and a sponge dauber
19 Layer the smaller circle onto the larger one using 3D Foam Tape.
20 Adhere the layered sentiment to the right side of the flower.
21 Attach gold ribbon along the lower portion of the card using double sided tape
22 Attach gold double sided bow to the center of the gold ribbon using liquid glue
23 Adhere embellishment to the center of the bow and smaller one to the center of the layered flower
24,Attach Swirls Finesse - LeCreme either side of the layered flower




















hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, 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!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

  Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
Christine Emberson - England
Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)

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}}}