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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Wishing You

Hello friends - thank you for all of your visits and the lovely comments you leave me, I love knowing you have been and appreciate you taking the time to leave the encouragement that you do!  I have something adorable to share with you today - how gorgeous is this little kitten from the 3D line of Spellbinders Stamps - as a friend of mine would say #totesadorbs! LOL!


The kitten is the Christmas Kitten Holiday 3D Shading Stamp and they really are as easy as they say to use.  I have stamped the image using Imagine Crafts Memento Ink in Expresso Truffle, lightly adding some colour on the ribbon, ornament and eyes.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors - a very easy task with this image.


The pink card base has been cut/embossed using the A2 Matting Basics A Card Creator #7 (#1 being the smallest).  The card stock has been folded in the centre and the fold line placed inside the cutting edge on the A2 Matting Basics, to form the card base.  White card has been cut using A2 Matting Basics A Card Creator #6 (#1 being the smallest).

The centre of the white card has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow, Electric Pink and Electric Orange, using a sponge dauber,  White ink has been randomly splattered onto the sponged area,  The image has been popped up onto the lower portion of the sponged layer using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares.  A computer generated sentiment and sequins have been added.  This layer has been popped up into the card base using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares.  So very quick and easy - don't you agree.  I think I will be using this stamp for more than Christmas cards - it is suitable for so many occasions!

This card is for the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Something New
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Use an Animal Image
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Dies or Punches
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (+ A Sentiment)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar 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!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Spellbinders Party Kids Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a fun tutorial to share with you today for Spellbinders, using one of the new release Dies by a new Licensed Designer Sharon Sowell - and I have to say - what is not to love?!!



Spellbinders Products:

Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Yellow and white card stock; 


1. Emboss white card stock using Em-bossing Fold'ers Overlapping Circles.
2. Randomly sponge using Radiant Neon Inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Coral and Electric Blue and a sponge dauber.

3. Cut/emboss Party Kids Etched Dies From The Joyous Celebrations using black card stock.
4. Adhere to the lower portion of the embossed layer -USing liquid glue.
5. Adhere computer generated sentiment using double sided tape.
6/ Adhere sequins using liquid glue.

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, January 19, 2017

Spellbinders - Beautiful

Hello friends, it has been a few days between posts - my DD2, SIL and DGS have moved house and it is a HUGE task for all - hopefully the last of it will be done by the end of the weekend and life can resume to normal - if there is such a thing!! LOL!   I have a very quick card for you today but so pretty - don;'t you think?!


I have used the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses Embossing Folder with grey card stock.  Next I have sponged the roses using Imagine Crafts Memento in Rhubarb Stalk and the leaves in Bamboo Leaves.  This is done quickly and not detailed - it gives a better look - in my opinion that is.



The sentiment is by Stacey Caron and can be found HERE.  It has been stamped using Black Ink and Die Cut using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles #3 (#1 being the smallest),  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging on the inside of the day using Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves.  This has then been popped up onto the embossed layer, using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares.  A premade flower has been added along with  Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse in Plum.

                                          This card is linked to the following Challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge -  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks  Anything Goes (week 2)
Retarte - Anything Goes 
 Sunny Day Crafting - Always Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Card Mania - Layer it
The Sisters of Craft - Always 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, January 15, 2017

International Ambassadors Uofficial Licensed Designer Blog Hop

Hello friends - welcome to the First International Ambassadors Unofficial Blog Hop for 2017. We had such a fun time last year sharing with you - a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us each month and left such lovely comments - it means so much! This month the theme is 'Licensed Designes' - and there are so many to choose from.  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the International Ambassadors has for you and whose dies they are showcasing!! 




Spellbinders Product


Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D ; Imagine Crafts: Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress; Memento in Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves, Sponge Daubers, Grey and white card stock; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls

1. Cut/emboss one Camellia Border die using Border Upper, Boarder Lower and the Camellia insert - using white card stock.

2. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging the exposed areas using green ink and a sponge dauber.

3. Emboss white card using the Cabbage Roses Embossing Folder and the Platinum6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

4. Adhere the embossed layer to a pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.
5. Attach the Camellia Border using DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D
NOTE: These are transparent and will not be seen through the filigree boarder. 
6. Adhere Silver Rhinestone strip along the top edge of the embossed layer.

7. Stamp the sentiment using Black Ink.
8. Cut/emboss using Classic Ovals Small
9. Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging green ink inside the Die before removing the Die cut.
10. Pop the sentiiment up using 3D Foam Squares, tucking inder the Camellia Border.
11. Cut/emboss one Camellia Accents Etched Dies from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection by Stacey Caron using White cardstock.
12.Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging green ink inside the Die before removing the Die cut.
13. Adhere to the top of the sentiment using double sided tape.
14. Adhere pearls under the sentiment.

Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are so talented - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.
Christine Emberson - England
  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands

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     

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Spellbinders You're Sweet Tutorial

Hello friends, I am back today sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the lovely new Ironwork Dies - such beautiful filigree details - a pleasure to work with - and very inspiring!  Add to that embossing and a 3D Stamp - totally divine!



Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D ; Olive Green, apricot and cream card stock; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls, Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black; Chameleon Art Pens; Corner Rounder

1. Cut/emboss one Oval Ironwork #3 (#1 being the smallest) using olive card stock.
2. Cut/emboss one Oval Ironwork #2 (#1 being the smallest) using apricot card stock.
3. Adhere the apricot Oval Ironwork to the Olive green Oval Ironwork using liquid glue.

4. Stamp image onto white card using black ink.
5. Colour using Chameleon Pens
6. Pop up onto the layered Oval Ironwork Dies.

7. Emboss Apricot card stock using Florals embossing folder.
8. Use the Corner Rounder on all four corners.
9. Layer onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base, also with corners rounded.
10.  Add double seam binding bow to the left side of the Oval Ironwork.
11. Add a button, pearl and a layer of Kindy Glitz.
12. Adhere pearls around the frame as shown in the main photo.

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     

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flourishes LC January New Release - Loving Words

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 3 of  Flourishes LC January New Release Today we are going to see our newest set called Loving Words which I have used in conjunction with the Endearing Rose set illustrated by Beverly Cole - who can resist such a beautiful Rose!!




Endearing Rose




The sentiment has been stamped using the wonderful new sentiment sets using Tuxedo Black Ink and cut/embossed using the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set . It is then popped up onto the layered image using 3D Foam Squares.


The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been cut/embossed using a Classic Oval and popped upusing 3D Foam Squares on to patterned paper,  Burlap paper and corrugated card uas been layered onto the left side of the card. and some twine added  down the left side.

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

                                              {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

                                

Monday, January 9, 2017

Flourishes LC January New Release Day 1 - Florentine Frame with Quote

Hello friends, welcome to Day 1 of  Flourishes LC January New Release. Today we are showcasing the beautiful Florentine Frame with Quote. going to see our newest set called  Florentine Frame with Quote  - so very elegant 


Florentine Frame with Quote

Endearing Rose

The Florentine Fame with Quote been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and cut/embossed using a pierced rectangular die.   This has been popped up onto a pink embossed layer with lace added along the left edge.  The layers have been popped up onto a pre-cut white card base.



The flowers and bird image from the Endearing Rose set have been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink, the birds have been removed and the flowers coloured using Chameleon Pens.  They have been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up using 3D Foam Squares onto the bottom of the Florentine Frame. 


A double Seam Binding Bow has been adhered to the left side of the frame and a Mulberry paper rose adhered to the centre of the bow.  White pearls have been added to the corners of the embossed layer.

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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Valentines Heart

Hello friends - I have come to a realisation - I think I have a serious addiction - to the Drip Drop Die designed for Spellbinders by my dear friend Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  I have quite a few negative dies left from numerous Workshops and I cannot find enough ways to use it - LOL!  


You can find Seth's range for Spellbinders HERE.  Authentique Paper has been adhered behind the negative die - red to accentuate the hearts.  I have layered 3 Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die cuts, using Authentique Paper and adhered it to the centre of the negative Die - such a cool effect.  A Mulberry Paper Rose has been adhered to the centre of the layered hearts using liquid glue. A little foliage has been added underneath the heart.

The Drip Drop has been cut using white card stock which has been stamped using postmarks  


This card is for the following challenges:
Star Stampz Challenge - Show Off Your New Stuff
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World - Anything Goes with a twist: old/new, vintage/modern 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Sunny Days Crafting Challenge - Disney or Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Die Cut Divas - NO Sentiment
Creates and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little St - Always 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