Thursday, October 2, 2014

Exciting News - of the Spellbinders Variety

I am so excited to FINALLY be sharing my FABULOUS news!!!


 
 I have taken on a new role with Spellbinders - if you know me at all you will know I adore Spellbinders and have from the moment I discovered them - or them me - I have been invited to be the 2014-2015 Spellbinders Ambassador for Australia - how exciting is that!!!
 
AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE!
 
You can check out the details and a little interview HERE on the Spellbinders Blog.  I would love you to pop over and share in the excitement - even add an Oi! Oi! Oi!  Let's get Australia (and New Zealand too) well and truly on the map - are you with me!!? LOL!

Congratulations to the other Ambassadors too, I am proud and honoured to be on a Team with these amazing ladies!
 
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me -  and to those of you who have wondered where I have been on the Spellbinders Blog - I appreciate the 'luv' - 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, October 1, 2014

Art is You Retreats Inspired - Mixed Media Canvas

I am excited to sharing a Mixed Media Canvas that I created the a few nights ago while chilling in The Studio.  I have been so inspired by the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow and the amazing artists that were there...so I decided to make a start...
 

I have used images from Dina Wakley, Darkroom Door, KaiserCraft, along with Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and wooden embellishment, Want2Scrap bling and stencil, Faber Castell Gelatos and Cosmo Cricket Washi Tape.  To add the list there are Bezels and Ice Resin, recycled buttons and metal embellishments...the butterfly is from a serviette - as you can see lots of gorgeous product.



 
This project is linked to the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - At least One Flower
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Put a Bird on It
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Not a Card
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen 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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Layers of Color Revisited...

I have a box of stamps that I keep safely tucked away and love to revisit from time to time.  They are my Layers of Color retired stamps, although the company is no longer, it was the most amazing time for me and I love the stamps designed by Artist and Designer Laura Kirste Campbell.


The sentiment is computer generated and the image stamped using Imagine Crafts®/ Tsukineko® Memento Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa and the edges also sponged with Rich Cocoa and a Sponge Dauber


The metal filigree corners are favourites of mine and always add such a vintage touch.  The Mulberry Roses are from Want2Scrap and the tattered lace handmade by my dear friend Maxine


  I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner on this card.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Creating in Faith, Hope and Love - Any Scripture
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Some Flowers
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - In The Garden
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

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Beary Happy Big Day

Hello Blog Friends, the card I am sharing with you today is created from recycled elements - I love to reuse cards, ribbons or anything else I come across - there are many things lying around home that we can use - we just have to look at things with a creative eye!
 
 
 
I have hand cut/fussy cut the bear image from an older card and popped it up onto Standard Circles LG  Spellbinders® Nestabilities® followed by Stately Circles Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements.  My Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.    I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card.
 
 
The sentiment has been stamped using Imagine Crafts®/ Tsukineko® Memento Dye Ink in Bamboo Leaves and cut/embossed using Standard Circles LG  Spellbinders® Nestabilities®
 
 
 
The embossing has been created using the Lovely Lattice Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ folder.  The Ribbon is from May Arts and the Mulberry Rose and bling are from Want2Scrap.
 
 
This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Use a Heart
 Catch The Bug - September Anything Goes!   
 Amusing Die Cuts
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Flower
Opus Gluei - Happy Birthday!
The Ribbon Girls - Add Pearls
The Squirrel & The Fox - Happy Birthday
A Creative Need - September - textures and / or patterns
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Something with Circles On It
Crafty Catz - Birthday Celebration
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!
 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Want2Scrap and Quick Quotes Layout Sneak Peek

 I am sharing a sneak peek of a card that is LIVE on the Want2Scrap Blog.
 
 Using beautiful bling ,Quick Quotes, Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L you can see it in full and 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!
 
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Want 2 Scrap and Quick Quotes Cards Sneak Peek

 I am sharing a sneak peek of not one, but two cards that are LIVE on the Want2Scrap Blog
 
 Using beautiful bling ,Quick Quotes, Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko inks and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L you can see it in full and 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!
 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Spellbinders Pretty in Spring

Hello Blog Friends - today I have a shaped card to share with you, using Spellbinders Dies of course, along with some Graphic 45 paper and Chipboard - such a pretty combination.


The base has been cut using the Labels Twenty-One Spellbinders® Nestabilities , as have all other layers. My Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.


 The paper is Graphic 45 with co-ordinating Chipboard.  The tag is Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® and the bling is from the Want2Scrap Nestabling range, along with Baby Bling and Self Adhesive White pearls.  I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner on this card.
 

 
This card is linked to the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Girly/ Shabby Chic
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Lots of layers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge - Focus on Sentiment
{Pin}spirational - Inspiration Image* (inspired by Colours)

 
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Kreativeinkauf-challenge - anything goes
Meet at Scrappers Corner Monthly Card Challenge - Anything Goes ~ Theme: "Butterflies"
 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

With Sympathy

Hello Blog friends, today I have a Sympathy card to share with you -  not the kind we like to create but nevertheless, they are needed from time to time!
 
 
I have used the A2 Modern Stationery Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator - don't you just love the shape of it.  The pattered paper is also cut using the same Die, but the next size down.  All of my Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.
 
 
 The flower has been stamped using Imagine Crafts®/ Tsukineko®  Radian Neon's in Electric Purple and the centre sponged using Electric Yellow. A pearl has been added to the middle and the flower has been layered into the Standard Circles LG Spellbinders® Nestabilities®.  The patterned Die is the Stately Circles Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements dies
 
 
The sentiment is from SRM Stickers and the beautiful bling is from Want2Scrap. I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner on this card.
 
 
This card is linked to the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything goes/3 layers 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
 
 
 Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut 
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Bloggers Network -  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes

 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Authentique Paper and May Arts Blog Hop



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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  
 
 
Here is my project using  Imagine Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon, 
 
 
 
Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Craft Mat; ® Memento™ Dye Ink in, Memento Marker in Toffee Crunch, Tuxedo Black; Delicata™ Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz; Sponge Daubers™;
  • Spellbinders - Labels Eight   ; Decorative Labels Eight
  • Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection 12x12 - Zest; Authentic Life Cards;
  • Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse - Black Rhinestone; 72 Count - Black Rhinestone - Self Adhesive;
  • Prima Marketing - Paper flowers
  • May Arts - Ribbon;
  • Penny Black Inc. Eloquence Transparent Stamp set
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner, Crafty Foam Tape
  • Miscellaneous: Liquid Glue
 
Step 1. Cut one (1)  Labels Eight Die #5 in Zest Paper.
Step 2. Cut one (1) Labels Eigth Die #4 using card from Authentic Life Cards
Step 3. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge around the inner edges using Delicata Golden Glitz and a Sponge Dauber.
 
Step 4. Stamp Penny Black Inc. sentiment onto Authentic New Life card using Tuxedo Black
Step 5. Stamp 'border' above and below sentiment using Toffee Crunch
 
 
Step 6. Adhere narrow May Arts ribbon across the centre of Largest Labels Eight Die Cut
Step 7. Attach to card base using Crafty Foam Tape.  See tutorial for card base HERE
Step 8. Attach Authentic Life Card to layered base using Crafty Foam Tape
Step 9. Adhere May Arts double bow, flower and bling using liquid glue as per main photo.


Here are today’s featured projects from our Artists In Residence:


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Tina McDonald


 

There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  


Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

We were asked to take a fun self portrait, so this is what I came up with - and no that is not my cap - it belongs to my youngest daughter - and those sunglasses - what can I say but...

AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE!


Oi! Oi! Oi! (LOL!)
 
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop

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Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.    



Product List:
Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat; Memento Markers in Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch; Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle; Delicata in Golden Glitz; Versafine in Onyx Black; Sponge Daubers
Spellbinders: S4-410 Gold Squares One Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Runner
Authentique Paper - Glistening 12x12 Collection
Dreamweaver Stencils:
Other: Metal Corner embellishment; Lock and Key embellishments; handmade tattered lace; silver plaque; Cosmo Cricket Sentiment Stickers; Dimensional Magic; White card; Blue card; Aqua Pen


 
Step 1. Stamp Magenta image onto white card and blue card using Versafine in Onyx Black
Step 2. Cut out framed image and emboss/deboss using Gold Squares One  Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Step 3. Colour the image using Memento Markets in Summer Sky and an Aqua Pen
 
 
Step 4. Highlight the image and the embossed/deboss borders using Memento Markers in Desert Sand and Toffee Crunch and an Aqua Pen
Step 5. Pop up coloured image onto image 2 on blue card stock, using 3D Foam Squares
Step 6. Lightly 'paint' the highlighted areas on the embossed frame using an Aqua Brush
 
 
Step 7. Sponge Authentique Paper using Delicata Golden Glitz.
Step 8. Sponge the Dreamweaver Stencil sing the Golden Glitz, followed by Espresso Truffle on each corner.
 
 
Step 9. Adhere layered image onto the inked base using E-Z Runner.
Step 10: Adhere Tattered Lace using Liquid Glue
Step 11: Adhere Metal corners using Liquid Glue
Step 12. Cut sentiment as desired
Step 13. Sponge around the edges of each section using Espresso Truffle
Step 14. Highlight around each word using the Memento Marker in Tuxedo Black
Step 15. Adhere silver sentiment using Liquid Glue
Step 16. Apply a coat of Dimensional Magic to the bird image - allow to dry for approx. 2 hours
Step 17: Adhere Large Magnet to the back
 
 
   

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st.  Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.  
 

 Presenting the other featured projects for today:

 
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Isha Gupta

 
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Debbie Gaetz

 
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Helène Métivier

 
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Cassandra DeGrace

 
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Edith Racine

 
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Ellie Knol


Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 
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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