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Saturday, April 25, 2015

ODBD Fear Not - Sympathy Card

Today I am sharing a card that is very personal to me - recently the world lost a wonderful man, gone too soon and leaving a beautiful wife and family behind, This man and his family hold a very special place in our lives on so many levels.  This card is for his wife and family.



I have used one of the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection sentiments and has been stamped using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko: Memento in Tuxedo Black. The message is one I have on my hearts for them - it is not the usual Sympathy sentiment but it is Scripture and so comforting - my prayer is that it will encourage them and they will feel the love we are sending to them.


The Crown and Wreath have been created using the Royal Medallions Spellbinders® “A Gilded Life” studio by Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso.  The dies have been cut using the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and Silver from the Foil Pack One .  


 Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and Crafty Foam Tape have been used on this card.  Some of the fabulous Want2Scrap Bling

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a Die Cut
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Spellbinders Birthday Bicycle Tutorial

This Bicycle Die reminds me of my childhood, when I was a young girl - it was everyone's dream to have a bicycle - we would ride it everywhere and hang out with our friends.  To have a basket on the front - that was the ultimate - this bike would have been treasured by any of us....



While we are on that subject - who remembers banana seats and ape hanger handle bars - no doubt about it - if you had them - you had it all! LOL! They were the days weren't they! 

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


Cross Promotional Partners
Other: Sanding Block; Sequins; liquid glue

Directions:















1. Cut/emboss one (1) bicycle in white cardstock
2. Cut/emboss the bicycle body in pink cardstock
3. Cut/emboss the wheels in charcoal, trimming off excess pieces on all of the Die Cuts















4. Adhere the Charcoal wheels over the original white frame
5. Sponge the bike basket using Electric Pink Ink and a Sponge Dauber
6. Adhere the pinks frame to the original Die Cut- ensuring the 'spokes' are on top of the wheels 















7. Cut/emboss one (1) 5x7 Matting Basics A #5 using patterned paper.
8. Lightly sand around the edges using a sanding block
9. Layer onto slightly larger white cardstock  using Crafty Foam Tape
10. Adhere to the precut card base (4 1/2"x 6 1/2") using E-Z Adhesive Runner















11. Adhere bicycle onto the layered base using liquid glue
12. Cut/emboss Happy Birthday sentiment using Celebra'tions Prints
13. Adhere using liquid glue
14. Randomly adhere sequins to the card front.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Angelic Birthday

Hello Blog Friends, today I am sharing a card created using a number of different product - but it works for me as I love eclectic - and hope you like it too!


The image and background paper are from Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments Collection - a real favourite of mine!  The Die cut is Gold Majesty Circles Spellbinders® Imperial Gold has been cut/embossed using white card and the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  The Oval from the Silhouette Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® has been cut/embossed using teal cardstock.


 Layers have been popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension. I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  The bling is from  Want2Scrap©  -  Beautiful Bling Borders-Endless Waves! by Nina Brackett.  Finishing off with a Mulberry Paper Rose.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - A Family Friendly Challenge For ALL
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment
Die Cuttin' Divas include something that can be found in the garden (flower)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a Die Cut
Crafty Catz - Girly
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes (Cards only)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Want2Scrap Pearls and Diamonds Sneak Peek

I have a card LIVE on the Want2Scrap© Blog - using some of my favourite bling  - I can't seem to resist it on my projects - but can you blame me! LOL!  




I would love you to pop over to the Want2Scrap© Blog  and check out my layout - and leave a comment over there letting me know what you think - you can find it 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!

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Textured Birthday Wishes

There is no doubt about it - weekends are the quickest part of the week - they no sooner seem to arrive and then - just like that they are over - hopefully something exciting happened in the process.



I am usually busy in the Studio every day - some days I just play with product to take me out of my comfort zone - this card is the result of one of those sessions...


I have played around with  Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukineko StazOn Inks on glossy paper.  Once this has dried I have used a Prima Stencil and Texture paste - I love the instant results.  The sentiment is stamped using Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black.  The textured layer has been cut and mounted on a precut card base, measuring 10cm x 15cm.  I have used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Allsorts - quick and easy does it 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Birthday Sentiment or The Number 5 + A Sentiment (freebie on blog)
Crafty Creations - Seeing Spots 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Every Moment

Hello Blog Friends - it seems to be a few days between visits lately - we have had a lot going on and I am working on projects - just not ones that I can show just yet, plus I am working on a few Workshops I have coming up...always something happening!


I created this card for my DD2's birthday earlier this week - not the traditional birthday card - but I love the sentiment and she loves the colours - so that has to be good - right!?  The background paper was created in August last year - at the Art-is-You Mixed Media Australian Roadshow.  The lovely Michelle Brown spent an evening getting everyone familiar with Gelli Plates - it was a lot of fun, but definitely time to use the patterned paper now! LOL!



The butterfly is from a Penny Black Inc Collage and has been fussy cut, coloured using Chameleon Art Pens and had some of the fabulous Want2Scrap bling added.


The sentiment is by IndigBlu and has been stamped using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black.  This has been layered into the Fleur de Elegance Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Accents, which has been cut using the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  The flowers are from my stash!   Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and Crafty Foam Tape have been used on this card.


This card is for the following challenges:
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Alcohol Or Distress Markers & Why - Chameleon Pens - love the unique system and colour range it gives
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Use The Colour Orange --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Crafter's Cafe - Animal Antics
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Spring or Easter 
Inspiration Destination -  Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background
Glitter and sparkle Challenge - Include a butterfly
Whimsy Inspiration -Colour an image
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 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!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Spring Blog Hop! For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere spring is on its way - for me in the Southern Hemisphere, spring is a long way off.  The theme of today's Unofficial Blog Hop is spring and some of the new Spellbinders flowers may be making an appearance.


The Dies I have used for this card are:







Spellbinders products 


Cross Promotional Partners

Chameleon Pens: Alcohol Markers
Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko: Memento Dye Ink in Cantaloupe
May Arts: - Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Adhesive Runner 3-D Foam Squares
Want2Scrap: Baby Bling - Purple Pearls - Self Adhesive

Other
Light Green cardstock; flower stamps acrylic block White sharpie; patterned paper

Directions:
















1. Cut/emboss two (2) Fleur De Elegance using white cardstock
2. Cut/emboss one (1)  Royal Circle using light green cardstock
3. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge the inside of the Die with Cantaloupe and a sponge dauber.
















4. Score one die at 1.5cm and fold forward
5. Attach using E-Z Runner to form card base.
















6. Center Royal Circles to the card base using 3D Foam Squares
7. Cut/emboss one (1) Standard Circles LG using patterned paper
8. Pop up onto layered Dies using 3D Foam Squares
9. Pop up the coloured and fussy cut images to the center of the circle as shown in the photos above
10. Cut/emboss two (2) Tudor Rose Collection solid flowers #1 #2 flowers as shown in the photo above
11. Curl Petals using a piercing tool or small paint brush
12. Split the Die cut flowers Dies carefully - the layers of the cardstock should separate easily
13. Glue together with petals alternating, using liquid glue
14. Add medium pearl to the center
15. Add Baby Bling around the Royal Circle as shown in the main photo
15. Secure a double bow at the base of the stamped images
16. Adhere the Tudor Rose Collection flower above the bow using liquid glue

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and can feel 'spring' in the air.  Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

Linda Lucas (you are here)
  
Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us - we will be back with more!



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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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Artist in Residence - Make a Splash Tutorial

I have a Tutorial on the Imagine Crafts Blog - the theme is April Showers...


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!

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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