Friday, July 25, 2014

Dandylion Wishes

When you have quite a few Dies (which I 'may' do LOL!) it is easy to overlook one every now and then - I realised I have not used the Dandylion Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® and just had to rectify that!




I have created a fairly CAS card (Clean and Simple) layering the cut/embossed  Dandylion Die onto the Beaded Ovals Spellbinders® Nestabilities Decorative Elements.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.



Glitter has been added to the dandelion to add a 'whimsical' touch.  I don't know about you, but just seeing this dandelion takes me back to my childhood, where we used to love blowing the 'fluff' or 'fairies' off the head of the dandelion - we didn't worry about the weeds that could grow because of them - we just 'lived out loud!'




The 'make a wish' sentiment is from SRM Stickers. The larger sentiment is by Stampin' Up! - probably retired by now I would think, but a fabulous set!   Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  

This card is for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
 Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes 
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Diecuts/Punches
 Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Imagine Craft and ClearScrap Blog Hop

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 IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps. We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!  


I have used a lot of gorgeous product on this fabulous Clear Scrap Album, I could not stop myself!!


Supplies:
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Craft Mat; StazOn® Solvent Inks in Fuschia Pink, Teal Zeal,  Opaque - Cotton White Reinker ;Sponge Dauber; irResistible Texture Spray in Pink, Blue and White
  • Clear Scraps - All Mixed Up Chip Album 
  • Spellbinders - Hearts One Bezel; Premium Foil - Pastels; Standard Circles LG Nestabilities;  Stately Circles Decorative Elements Nestabilities ; A2 Floral Ribbon Threader Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator; Gold Majesty Circles Imperial Gold die template
  • Authentique Paper: Flourishes Collection 12×12
  • Want2Scrap: pearl embellishments
  • Maya Road: paper flowers
  • Prima Marketing - Wood Embellishments; Stamp Set
  • Scrappy Chats Designs - flower
  • May Arts - Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares
  • Miscellaneous: crochet lace, brayer, Large Brad, Button, Kindy Glitz, Paper Roses; Metal Corners, Lace, paper embellishments



Step 1. Cover Album using Authentique Paper.




Step 2. Sponge around the page edges using Stazon Opaque - Cotton White Reinker and a Sponge Dauber




Step 3. Decorate pages using stamps, photos, lace, Spellbinder Dies and StazOn® Solvent Inks .
Step 4. The photos have also been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Dies and lightly on the raised edge.




Step 5. Add photos, embellish, making sure to sponge sentiment and edges using StazOn® Solvent Inks.





Step 6.  The Monogram has been coloured using StazOn® Solvent Inks in Fushia Pink and soften with a top layer of Cotton White.




Step 6. Sponge the edges of A2 Floral Ribbon Threader using Cotton White and a Sponge Dauber.
Step 7. Add Metal Embellishments and Want2Scrap bling, along with a sentiment from Authentique Papers.




Step 8. Colour Wooden Embellishments using inks and adhere to edge of the photo.
Step 9. Adhere recycles sentiment to the image.
Step 10. Add 'splatter' to the page and lightly on the photo using irRESISTibles Texture Spray.




Step 11. Colour stamped image using Inked Sponge Dauber.
Step 12. Add 'splatter' to the page and lightly on the photo using irRESISTibles Texture Spray.



Step 13. Cut/emboss Gold Majesty Circles sponging the embossed areas with inked dauber. 
Step 14. Add cut/embossed and sanded photo. 
Step 15. Add embellishments, sentiment and ribbon.

Here is today's other project:

Maureen Cronin

If you've missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sent with Love

Hello Blog Friends - today I am sharing a card recycling a tag I made some time ago.


I have layered it onto the Decorative Labels One Spellbinders® Decorative Elements Nestabilities using Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares.



The gorgeous bling is from  Want2Scrap and the images from Crafty Secrets.  The roses are from my stash


This card is linked to the following challenges:  
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes 
Melonheadz Friends Challenge -  THINGS WITH WINGS OR TAILS 
Use Your Stuff - Layers
 Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
 Craft for the Craic Challenge - Favourite Colours (Pastels)
 Crafty Girlz challenge - Anything Goes
 Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
  Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration* + INCLUDE LACE and FLOWERS!

 
 
Lacy Sunshine - Flowers 
Scrappy Hands M – Lace and Tag 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything Goes
 Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes (always)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Doily

Hello Blog Friends, I hope you have had/are having a wonderful weekend.  Mine has been a cold one and is quickly coming to an end, but I could not let Sunday finish without sharing a very quick post with you.



I am 'in love' with the new Doily Art Celebra’tions™ 3D embossing folder designed by Richard Garay for Spellbinders.  It has been embossed using the Grand Calibur® and sponged using

IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Teal Zeal.

The flower has been created using the  Rosette Blooms from Spellbinders® Celebra’tions™ Line by Richard Garay .  The paper is from Authentique™ Paper.
   Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  The gorgeous bling is from from  Want2Scrap.

 



This card is linked to the following challenges: 
Alphabet Challenge - L for Lace (faux lace doily)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz challenges - Anything Goes  
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
 
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Imagine Crafts - Artist in Residence Tutorial - Encore Metallic Inks

I am sharing a tutorial as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/Tuskineko



  You can see the full project and the tutorial by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over and have a look - don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts


Today's card has been created using an oldie but a goodie - Stampin' Up! - Upsy Daisy, it was a favourite of mine...way back when!!


The image has been stamped using IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Wedding Dress.




Colour is added once the inks is dry, using Water Colour Pencils.  The image has then been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the A2 Curved Matting Basics Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.   Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.




This card is linked to the following challenges: 
A girl who crafts - ANYTHING GOES
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper 
Emergency Crafters - M, P1, 1E, C10 Sunshine Yellow 
Just For Fun - Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Flowers 
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - SUMMERTIME 
Oddball Art Stamps - SHOW US YOUR COLORING SKILLS!!  
Lexi's Creations - Black & White + One other Color
  Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes (always)
 Pumpkin spice - Anything Goes
Sunflower Fields Designs - Anything Goes
 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Journey

Hello Blog Friends - thanks so much for dropping my today - I always love to know you have been!  I thought it was time I shared a masculine card with you.



I have used a stamp set I won in a challenge a little while ago - and I have to admit I love this wonderful gentleman from Fronzcraft - a New Zealand company that I had never visited before but am thrilled to have won this set and a few individual stamps - worth checking them out - I was pleasantly surprised by the prices too.



I have stamped the image using IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Espresso Truffle - don't you love that colour!!!  The background is created using IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Kaleidacolor™ Dye Inkpad in Tomato Vine.


The side of the card has been embellished using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the  Sprightly Sprockets Spellbinders® Shapeabilities®



  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares.  E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  The bling is from Want2Scrap. The sentiment and script are from Stampers Anonymous. Textured twine finished off the card.



This card is lined to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 100th Celebration
 Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes 
Use Your Stuff - Travel 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Optional Shaped Cards 
A Vintage Journey - Dies and Distress 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes 
Sweet Pea Stampers - For The Boys / Men
 Red Rubber Inspirationals - Anything Goes 
 WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Penny Black - Butterflies and Birds

Hello Blog friends - this beautiful image by Penny Black Inc. just makes me happy...it bring the beauty of nature and all creatures great and small right into my Studio as I created it.



The background paper has been embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the         Lovely Lattice Spellbinder® M-Bossabilities™ folder .



The image has been coloured using the IMAGINECrafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Markers™.
and then cut/ embossed using the  Fleur De Lis Squares Nestabilities® Decorative Element Die and popped up using Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares.  E-Z Runner have been used on this card.  The bling is from Want2Scrap



The pink panel  has been embossed using the Cabbage Roses Spellbinder® M-Bossabilities™ folder.  A Seam Binding bow and paper rose has been adheres using Liquid Glue.


This card has been linked to the following challenges: 
A Gem of a Challenge - Any Animal (bird)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
 Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes (always)  
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun 
Little Claire's -   Summertime
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes  
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes  
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals -  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + optional Twist
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes

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