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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Penny Black Inc - Bee-u-tiful

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting.  It is always nice to have  little change of pace - and you could not get much more whimsical thank this bee - I am sure you would agree! 


The bee is from Penny Black Inc. - you can find the whole set here -  cute as a bug! clear stamp set.  I have stamped the image onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured it using Chameleon Art Products/Pens - I love the way these pens give such a great variation of colour in the one pen - so quick and easy!


The image has been cut/embossed using A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  A negative Die from the Curved Matting Basics B has been adhered over the image to create a frame.  The card front has been popped up onto the pre-cut card base, using Crafty Foam Tape.


Cut/emboss four small corners from the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies using yellow card stock.  Adhere one to each corner using liquid glue.  The sentiment from the happy snippets transparent stamp set has been stamped using Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies.  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the cutting edges using Dandelion ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Pop this up onto the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

Add a yellow Seam Binding bow to the top of the card and a crochet flower to the centre of the bow.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Love/Valentines
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Girly
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Cute

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, January 19, 2018

Spellbinders Pretty Handmade - Make Pretty Things

Hello friends -thanks for stopping by today! I don't know about you but I always look forward to seeing what is new with companies and this year is no different.  I am loving the new Spellbinders products and have been playing with some of the Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low.  Perfect stamps and Dies for any creative person - definitely not limited to paper addicts! Wink:wink!!


I have stamped the Pretty Handmade by Stephanie Low Stamp and Die Set using Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal.  They have been coloured using Chameleon Pens and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. 


Next I have cut/embossed the Shapeabilities Seth Apter Drip Dry Etched Dies twice, once in orange and one in yellow. The yellow die has been adhered slightly offset onto the orange die - to create a shadow effect.  This has been glued to a card front that has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and been lightly sanded using a sanding block.


The sentiment has also been Die cut and popped up into the card front.  The card front is popped up onto card base that has also been cut using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies.  I have used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to add dimension to each layer.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Stampaive and More - Something New
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting -"C" is for Color It
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Do or Use Something New
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New

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 18, 2018

Spellbinders Robots - How Old?!?

Hello friends - thank you for dropping in! I have a fun card to share with you using the new Spellbinders Die D-Lites Robots Etched Dies.  I am thrilled with these dies - especially with a grandson to create cards and layouts for.


  I have cut/embossed the Robots using grey card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  Once the Robot is removed I have lightly sanded it using a sanding block and highlighted the embossed areas - a favourite technique of mine, white highlights were also added! 


The Shapeabilities Outlaw Etched Dies by Seth Apter has been cut/embossed using striped card stock.  This has been adhered to a card front and blue card base cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the centre sponged using light blue ink. The card front has also been cut using white card stock using Pierced Rectangles.

The Robot has been popped up into the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  A computer generated sentiment has been adhered to the right of the Robot and paint splatters in yellow and white randomly added.


                                           The card is linked to the following challenges:
                                    Country View Crafts' Challenge - Anything Goes
                              Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Cute
                                       Die Cut Divas - Do or Use Something New
                                                 Love to Craft - Anything Goes
                                        Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New
                                                        Retarte - Anything Goes 
                                            Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
                    613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional - Something New
                                                     Brown Sugar - Birthday
                                                 Allsorts -No Patterned Papers
                                              Crafter's Castle 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


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spellbinders - Some Bunny...

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by!  It is Tuesday evening for me and I have been enjoying family time along with time in The Studio.  Once again I have been playing with a few of my Spellbinders products (no surprises there! Wink:wink!) 


 I have stamped the gorgeous rabbit from the Bunny Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.The rabbit has been coloured using Chameleon  Pens - another favourite product - and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.


 #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock - layer onto slightly larger black card stock.  Cut/emboss one  Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken #5 #6 using patterned paper.  Pop up onto a pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Crafty Foam Tape.   Add a row of yellow lace across the lower portion of the card front.


Pop up the rabbit onto the smaller Hemstitch Rectangles,popping up onto the layered card front.  Add a row of yellow lace across the smaller Hemstitch Rectangle. Glue a double Seam Binding bow to the left of the Die but image, adding a button to the know, glue a Want2Scrap large white pearl to the centre of the button.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks - No Blue Colour
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned Paper
Simon Says Wednesday - Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it Up
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES +  OPTIONAL THEME ANYTHING GOES
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - PEARLS AND LACE 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Monochromatic
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always 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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Want2Scrap Paper Lace and Pearls Card

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by today.  I am sharing an elegant card on the Want2Scrap Blog using some of their gorgeous lace and pearls.


                                                    You can see the details in full 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!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


Monday, January 15, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Frame Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for calling in. Today I have  a tutorial for Spellbinders to share, using two of the beautiful Flower Garden Dies by Sharyn Sowell.  You may not know this but Sharon's  designs are all snipped freehand using only a simple pair of scissors - how amazing!  These dies are perfectly suited for any time you want a feminine, fresh floral look. 


This collection is a snapshot of a cottage garden, snipped in English gardens and Sharyn's own little patch.

1.Cut/emboss the Bird on Cherry Branch using white card stock.
2. Colour using Chameleon Pens.  
3.Pop the wing up using 3D Foam Squares.
4. Cut/emboss one frame and one strip Floral Photo Frame using patterned paper.

5. Place the Floral Frame onto a Stamping Platform.
6. Position the strip and the bird on the Floral Frame to determine where the sentiment will go.
7. Remove the diecuts and stamp the sentiment using Bamboo Leaves ink.
8. Pop the strip onto the lower portion of the frame using Crafty Foam Tape 
9. Adhere the Floral Frame onto a pre-cut card base.

10. Adhere the Bird in a Cherry Branch to the top portion of the Floral Frame using 3D Foam Squares on on the bird and tucking some leaves into the notched corners -secure using double sided tape.
11. Trim a strip of Beautiful Bling -Beautiful Blooms to base of the Die Cut strip.
12. Add Red Pearls along the border and to the top corners as shown in the main photo.

Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White, cream and green card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Crafty Foam Tape;  Liquid Glue;  Chameleon Color Tone PensWant2Scrap: - 250 Count - Red Pearls - Self Adhesive; Beautiful Bling - Beautiful Blooms; Imagine: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves; Hero Arts:Fancy Friends Clear Art Stamp set; Kaisercraft

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 13, 2018

Eclectic - Enjoy Your Day

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by today and for the comments you leave - I always love to see you have been!  Today I am sharing a card that has been created from my UFO (Un-Finished Objects) pile - you know the pile that sits on your desk that you might use one day - and slowly gets added too - before you know it you have a mountain next to you - LOL!  Or is that just me!?!


I have cut the patterned paper using the Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. This has been layered onto slightly larger olive green card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Runner - Ultra and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.



The Clock has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and a coat of Dimensional Magic added to give it a glossy finish.  I have framed the clock using a negative image from the Shapeabilities Periscope Etched Dies by Seth Apter and a computer generated sentiment popped up below the clock.

Corrugated card has been added along with green ribbon, twine and a key charm.  Finishing off with some white spatters.  It is hard to believe this has all been sitting on my desk! Wink:wink!!


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Patterned Paper
4 Crafty Chicks No Blue Colour
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge -  Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Boys/Men
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs Anything Goes
2 Sisters On The Blog - A Vintage Card

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 10, 2018

Love You Beary Much

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by today.  It is Monday here an although 30C degrees we have been having the odd thunderstorm - love it and the much needed rain it usually brings - especially after yesterdays high temperature of 40C degrees.  But a nice excuse to be in The Studio with the fan on and tuning out.


Today's card has been created used a recycled image - I believe it came from some wrapping baby - this little dear was too adorable not to have a new lease on life!  The bear has been adhere to some recycled cardboard and and fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors.  


It has been popped up onto a cut/embossed Nestabilities Oval Bliss Etched Dies using cream card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. 



A flower from the Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies has had  the centre sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Tangerine and is adhered onto some leaves created from using a flower from the Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia Etched Dies, it has been cut in half to create smaller leaves.  A Want2Scrap Pearl Brad has been added to the centre of the flower.  A handmade butterfly embellishment has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and glued to the top of the Oval Bliss Die.

The card front has been embossed using the Wedding Ring Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok and been lightly sanded and popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base.  Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Le Creme Pearls - have been added to the corners.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Just Us Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or Lady
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge - Happy Anything...
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Cold and Frosty colours
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Weeks - 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