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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vintage Rose Revisited

Hello Blog Friends - it is April 1 today in the Southern Hemisphere - April Fools Day - thankfully I was not pranked today - I think our three are past that - phew! LOL!  Today's card is created using one of my favourite stamp sets - Vintage Roses by Laura Kirste formerly of Layers of Color - which is sadly, no longer and the stamp set has been retired....but not forgotten!! 




The image has been stamped using Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko Versafine in Sepia - such a lovely ink.  It has then been cut out using Spellbinders Standard Circles LG and the Blooming Collection Shapeabilities® Decorative Frames has been popped up on top using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to form a frame.

This has been layered onto Labels Thirty-Nine Nestabilities - cut/embossed using the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and Authentique Paper.  The background paper is from Canvas Corp, the sentiment from Penny Black Inc.  The beautiful pearls are from Want2Scrap© .

This card is for the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
 Clear It Out  Stash: 2 or more things you are hoarding (paper and stamp)
Everybody Art Challenge- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - A True Anything Goes/NO TWIST
Artistic Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes, Twist - Flowers
Come and Get It One For the Girls
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Springtime 
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes





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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Want2Scrap I Heart Nana Layout

I have a layout LIVE on the Want2Scrap© Blog - using one of the fabulous overlays - layouts come together so beautiful and we don't have to over think them  - something I tend to do - and it slows me down - but I am sure that would not happen to YOU!


This photo just makes me laugh - I was trying to photograph the layout flat and before I could click the camera - Phoebe, our pug, was 'all over it' - our animals just love being part of everything!


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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Windmill - Make a Wish

Hello Blog friends, I hope you have all had a relaxing weekend - it is Monday evening here and the cooler temperatures are setting in now in the mornings and evenings, but the days are still lovely - we are more than aware that winter will be here before we know it,



This adorable windmill Cardstock Sticker from Authentique Paper - Wishes Collection  reminds me of summer and just begged me to bring it to life on a card - I am a fan of pink and yellow together and I am sure you can see why...





I have layered the windmill sticker onto the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders® Nestabilities® that has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  This has in turn been layered onto the Decorative Label Eight Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements


 I have used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card, the bling is from Want2Scrap© 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - A True Anything Goes/NO TWIST
Come and Get It One For the Girls
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's think spring 
Stempelsonne Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy -  Girly
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Simply Create Too Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Add A Sentiment
Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything Goes -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!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Quietfire March Guest Designer - Each of us Has a Song


Hi, I am excited to be back for my second post as the March Guest Designer for Quietfire Design - using a stamp set and a separate sentiment that goes so well with it.   I love these sentiments and images - the calligraphy reminds me of my beautiful Nana - it was a preferred style of hers - it is not hard to see why!





I would love you to pop across and see the whole card - and leave the Quietfire Designs ladies a little love!!  You can see it here.

Thank you so much for having me and all of the encouraging comments you have left me - it has been a fabulous privilege being a Guest Designer - I hope you have been inspired in some way!
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just a Note

Yesterday I posted a very quick tutorial showing how to use the new Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments - if you have not seen it you can find it HERE.  I said I would create a card using the sentiment and here it is...


I used paper from my stash, cut it size and stamped a Prima sentiment on it using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud.
The Edges have also been sponged using Rose Bud.  This layer has been adhere to the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.
Next the feather image has been stamped onto white cardstock and fussy cut/hand cut, sponged using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud and Radiant Neon in Electric Yellow.  
The feather is popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension. 



Adhere the Spellbinders Sentiment 6 across raised feather using liquid glue


Randomly add  Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko irRESISTible Neon Pico Embellisher in Electric Yellow.


This card is for the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe -  Spring Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter / Spring (spring colours)
Card Mania - Spring (colours)
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 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!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments

I have had quite a few people ask questions about the new Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments and exactly how they work, so I have put together a very quick little tutorial.



I have used Spellbinders Sentiment 6


NOTE: The deboss/raised side of the sentiment faces upwards for inking


I have used Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud



I hope this gives you a little more understanding - if you have any questions please feel free to leave them here and I will answer you - or you can find me on facebook.  I will come back tomorrow with a card created using this sentiment - I hope you will come across and check it out!


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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Gold Majesty Circle

Hello Blog Friends - today I am sharing a card that is definitely 'pretty in pink!' As a first daughter I has so much pink around me I avoided it as I got older and actually didn't start liking it again until I had my first daughter - and now it is a regular 'visitor' on my projects.



The card base has been created using the Romantic Rectangles Two Spellbinders Nestabilities and it certainly lives up ti it's name - wouldn't you agree!?  The Authentique Paper has been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.



The Gold Majesty Circles has been cut/embossed using white card and the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension. The Die-cut has been sponged using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe in Rose Bud.   This is followed by the Persian Accents Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® - cut/embossed in white cardstock and also popped up using 3D Foam Squares.  Finishing off with a white Mulberry Paper Rose.


This card is for the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge - Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge -  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Use Layers
Retro Rubber Challenge - Emboss it 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - 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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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Remember...I am Here for You

Hello Blog friends, I have off the Blog longer than I like, but have been busy two big Workshops in Sydney over the past few weeks, as well as Workshops locally - and that means kit preparation BIG TIME...plus there is family life...and our first grand-baby due in just over 2 weeks - so very exciting!



I have a very quick and easy card to share with you today - but I have to say - how adorable is that owl - it is created by sponging a stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils using Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko Inks.


The sentiment is from SRM StickersWant2Scrap© -  Swirls Finesse add to the beautiful feel of this project.  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner has also been used on this card.. The card base is created using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights - Always Anything Goes  
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges  Flourish & Bling
Mema's 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!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Tutorial

Hello Blog friends - I am back with a Spellbinders Tutorial - this week I am have used a few different Die sets, but the Card Creator is the main Die -  don't you love how they co-ordinate so  beautifully!?



Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: white cardstock; sentiment stamp; acrylic block, sanding block; handmade embellishment; 

1. Cut/emboss one (1) A2 Divine Eloquence #2 and #3 using patterned paper (#1 bring the smallest)
2. Lightly sand the embossed edges of A2 Divine Eloquence #2 using a sanding block

3. Stamp stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Ink
4. Cut/emboss using Swirl Delight.
5. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink.
6. Remove from the Die.

7. Adhere the  A2 Divine Eloquence #3 Die onto the white cardstock using Adhesive Runner
8. Adhere  A2 Divine Eloquence #2 Die using 3D Foam Squares
8. Cut/emboss one (1) Royal Circles #1 using white cardstock (#1 being the smallest)
9. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink.
10. Adhere resin embellishment using liquid glue
11. Adhere Die to lower left portion using 3D Foam Squares
12. Attach bling as shown in main photo,


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