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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mr and Mrs

Hello friends - it is Saturday here - the weeks are going by so much quicker - or is it that we just get busier?  Either way - time of flying past - only a few more days and we will be officially into winter brrrrr - but in the meantime I have a card to share with you.


The background has been created using Spellbinders Labels One Card Front Card Creator.


The hearts are from the Lets Party Gift of Happiness Die set, the label from Labels Forty Seven.  A handmade Butterfly embellishment has been added, along with ricrac.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card and the bling is from Want2Scrap.


This card is for the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies - Use Dies
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Fussy or Fancy Challenge - Use Dies or Punches
Art By Miran Challenge - Anything Goes
Docerela Creations Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Jilia Spiri Challenge Anything Goes With A Twist: Wedding
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Use it or Lose it - ricrac
Stampaive and More - Butterflies

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}}}

Friday, May 27, 2016

SB Gumball Birthday Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing a Spellbinders Tutorial today and have a fun card to share - I love the new Dies that have been recently released and am loving the variety. Don't you just love this Gumball Machine - I have memories of them as a child - what a treat it was - we weren't allowed to chew gum too often - so that made it even more special. 



Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap:  Baby Bling Rhinestones in red, turquoise, brown and silver; Imagine Crafts: Memento Markers; Red and Yellow Cardstock; Dimensional Magic

















1. Cut/emboss one (1) Cascade Dots #1#2 using Sea Spray Cardstock
2. Cut white card slightly smaller and adhere to the back of the Cascade Dots.
3. Attach to yellow card-base, cut lightly larger, using 3D Foam Squares

















4. Cut/emboss Pierced Ovals #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest)
5. Adhere to the Cascade Dots just down from the top using 3D Foam Squares.

















6. Cut/emboss Gumball Machine - stand, machine and lid using red cardstock,
7. Cut/emboss Gumball Machine - circle and gum using white cardstock.
8. Adhere all pieces together except the gum
9. Colour gum using Memento Markers; adhere to the circle.

















10. Adhere the Gumball Machine to the Pierced Oval using liquid glue.
11. Cut/emboss sentiment using yellow cardstock.

















12. Adhere the sentiment below the image using liquid glue,
13. Add a layer of Dimension Magic over the Circle - allow to dry.
14.  Add Baby Bling in assorted colours around the base of the Gumball Machine.

Don't you just love it - I hope you are inspired today, to create something using your Dies - we are only limited by our imaginations.

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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Draft - Spellbinders 100 Percent Best Dad Tutorial

Hello everyone - I am sharing a Tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog - a masculine card in time for Father's Day - for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in Australia we have Father's Day on the first Sunday in September - I will be prepared for that event! LOL!




You can see the project in full and all of the details HERE.

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!
T{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Warm Hello

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card created using citrus tones - don't you love the 'warmth' that is has. This card has been created using some of the things that are gathering on my desk - an eternal battle! LOL!


I have added a small panel of patterned paper to the orange cardstock, backing it with green cardstock.  


The Paper Smooches flowers have been coloured using Chameleon Pens and a white Gel pen for the added touches.  They have been hand-cut and popped up using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

 

Random splatters have been added using Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles .  The sentiment has been created using a negative Die from the Spellbinders Sentiments 5 Die D-Lites.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes  / Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers
Dragonfly Dreams - Summertime
Dragonfly Journeys -Tooty Fruity 
Fashionable Stamping - Blots and Splashes
Quirky Crafts - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Just Us Girls
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spellbinders Basic Scrapbooking with Dies Tutorial

My Spellbinders tutorial today is very quick and easy - sharing how to start using Dies on your layouts/scrapbook pages - nothing too hard but definitely effective! Scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to be the 'Memory Keeper' in the family, recording those precious times for the generations to look back on.  There are so many wonderful Scrapbookers around - it can be daunting for those of us starting out...


Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; button; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Sanding Block; Washi Tape; Cosmo Cricket: Alpha Stickers; Corrugated Cardboard; May Arts Ribbon - Sheer ribbon; 2 x 4"x6" photos (portrait); 12 x 12 Patterned paper.

















1. Cut/emboss the photos using Pierced Rectangles #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest) using the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.
NOTE:  Make sure you use Respositional Tape - or Washi Tape to hold the Dies in place so the spacing is even.

















2. Using a Sanding Block and circular motion, lightly sand around the pierced edges, you can see this adds the impression of another layer and makes the photos a little nostalgic - or distressed.
3 Cut patterned paper approx 10" x 6", adhere to patterned paper.  Attach a strip corrugated cardstock across the base of the blue paper using double sided tape.
4. Layer the distressed photos onto a panel of patterned paper, angling each one towards the outside edge.
5. Adhere double sheer bow to where the photos join, adhere a button and heart using liquid glue.
6. Randomly add Washi Tape to the corners of the layout - making each piece a different length and making sure you tear not cut the tape.
7. Add the sentiment stickers above the lower portions of Washi Tape.
8. Add various size buttons using liquid glue, finishing with name and date.

It is as simple as that - and the results are sure to make you more than happy with your layouts - Spellbinders has so many different Dies that help display your memories so beautifully.

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, May 20, 2016

Blast from the Past - previous AIR Submission

Hello friends, I have been doing a little 'housework' on the back of my Blog and come across some posts I have not shared (or at least I don't think I have!!)  This one being one of my submissions for the 2014 Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts - my favourite ink company and it was a pleasure to be on their Team for nearly 3 years.


  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Dandelion
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Tangerine
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Summer Sky
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Teal Zeal
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Wedding Dress
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks in Jet Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ in Clear 
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ in White 
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™  
Preferred Promotional Partners:
Other:   Stamp-It image, Heat Gun, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - E-Z Tape Runner, Foam Dots, Spritzer Bottle and water, white cardstock, jade cardstock, paper towels, Blue Moon Beads®
 Lost & Found Tag, yellow and white twine

Start by randomly sponging white card using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Dandelion and a IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™  - bearing in mind where you will be stamping the Dandelion.  
  1. Follow this with the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Tangerine in the center of the Dandelion.
  2. Fill in the white areas using the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Summer Sky
NOTE: Using circular motion while sponging will help avoid uneven colour. 

Cover with the IMAGINE Crafts® Embossing Powder™ in Clear and set with  Heat Gun. 


Once the embossing has cooled, repeat the process, using white embossing powder instead of clear.  You can see in the photos below the definition the white embossing gives.


Once the embossing has cooled, sponge the blue areas using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Teal Zeal and a IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Dauber™, next lightly sponge IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa to the center of the dandelions to add some depth.


Lightly spritz the inked images with water, dabbing dry with a  paper towel to remove excess water.
Cut out using the Grand Calibur Cutting Machine and the 5x7 Matting Basics A Spellbinders®  Nestabilities® Card Creator Die #5 (remembering #1 is the smallest Die.)


Layer the image onto white card , cut using the 5x7 Matting Basics B Spellbinders®  Nestabilities® Card Creator Die #5, using foam tape.
Adhere this to the jade card base, cut using 5x7 Matting Basics A Spellbinders®  Nestabilities® Card Creator Die #6.
Using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks in Jet Black and a IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™ to ink the sentiment on the Blue Moon Beads® Lost & Found Ta.  Wipe the excess ink off the tag, leaving it in the lettering as shown in the photo below.


Attach to the card using yellow and white Twine and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - Foam Dots on the tag.


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}}}