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Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Berry Happy Birthday

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope your week is going smoothly for you - we are in the middle of a heatwave which is not changing any time soon and to add to that Canberra had an earthquake this morning - very rare.  We did not feel it but my DH heard it - thankfully!  Enough of the chatter, I do actually have a card to share with you using a Stamp and Die set from Spellbinders - love these - that little mouse is 'berry cute!' Wink:wink!


Stamp the images from the Spellbinders Mouse Stamp and Die Set from the Earth Air Water Collection by Stephanie Low onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, next colour using Chameleon Pens.  Glue the Little Birdie Crafts flower onto the top of the mouses' head, add a trimmed Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse in Wild Plum.


Cut/emboss two Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals Etched Dies  using dark pink card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   Score the top of one Elegant Oval 1.5cm from the top. Fold forward and add a row of double sided tape.  Adhere the second Elegant Labels onto the scored one, making sure the edges line up to form card base.   Cut/emboss the oval from the Shapeabilities Victoriana Crest Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken using white card stock.  Pop up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


Next adhere the coloured berries to the right side of the layered card front using double sided tape. Pop the Mouse up next to the berries using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3 D Foam Squares, along with the single berry.  Trim the sentiment and adhere across the lower portion of the card using double sided tape.  Thread the button using the white twine and glue onto the right side of the oval.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Pearls Or Buttons
Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional Elements
Crafty Gals Corner - Sparkle
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Anything Goes
Sognando Scrap - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Die Cut / Stencil
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - 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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Spellbinders Just for You Bouquet

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have another card to share using Stickers, pre-cut and recycled Dies from Workshop Kits and pieces of bling that are left sitting on my desk.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of using them to create pretty and quick cards.  This is the third card - you can see the first card HERE and the second HERE.


The  patterned paper is from my stash, a strip of spotted patterned paper had been adhered across the centre.  Next it has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine  Next it has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  A Gold Gel Pen has been used around the faux stitching.


The sticker is one of eight I came across in my stash and has been adhered to a Circle from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SML Etched Dies white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   This has been popped up onto a Die Cut I have had in my stash for a long time - The Fleur de Lis, which I believe it is discontinued  - disappointing I know bu they are too pretty NOT to use up. Next it has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Square. 


A double green Seam Binding bow has been glued to the Top of the Fleur de Lis Frame and a pre-cut flower glued to the centre. The Sentiment has been popped up using a 3D Foam Squares as the base of the circle.  Want2Scrap Nestabling has been trimmed and adhered around the Fleur de Lis - Note this is not co-ordinatiing Nestabling, but works so well - thinking outside the square on this one! Wink:Wink!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes (opt twist, use a tag)
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Something New (the Seam Binding)
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge Anything New
Make my Monday Challenge - Words or a Sentiment
The Creative Crafters - 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 yo

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time to Celebrate

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I have to start by saying it is HOT HOT HOT here Down Under - we are having a heatwave and feeling it - I am very grateful for air conditioning and fans.  It is the perfect time to spend more time in The Studio and CASE (copy and share everything) one of the cards I made for a publication over a year ago...it is simple but that is one of the things I love about it - how about you!?


Stamp the pink card stock using the Spellbinders Seth Apter Spatter Stamps and Imagine Memento Ink in Rose Bud.  Next cut/emboss the background image using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken #5 #6 and the Platinum Machine.   Remove all excess pieces using the Tool’n One.  Pop up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares.


Cut/emboss Spellbinder Shapeabilities Seth Apter Robo Star Etched Dies  #1, #3 and #5 using Teal card stock.   Adhere to the card front using liquid glue.  Using a fine Black Marker draw around the Robo stars.  Apply a coat of  Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer - allow to dry.

Stamp the sentiment using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black Ink, trim and layer onto slightly larger teal card stock. Adhere to the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  It is as easy as that!! I am not sure if it the colours or that gorgeous Robo Star designed by my dear friend Seth - but I will definitely use this design again - slightly different of course - as you do! Wink:Wink!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Create With TLC - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink 
LeAnn’s World 101 -  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes (opt twist, use a tag)
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes +  option New Beginnings
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Birthday
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Make My Monday - USE WORDS OR A SENTIMENT

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 15, 2019

Spellbinders Blue for You

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have another card to share using Stickers, pre-cut and recycled Dies from Workshop Kits and pieces of bling that are left sitting on my desk.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of using them to create pretty and quick cards - you can see the first card HERE


The  patterned paper is from Kaisercraft, a strip of floral patterned paper had been adhered across the centre.  Next it has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine  Next it has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


The sticker is also from my stash and has been adhered to the smallest frame from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine Want2Scrap Nestabling has been trimmed and adhered around the sticker.  Next it has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Square. 


A double pink Teal Binding bow has been glued to the left of the Romantic Roses frame and a  Sentiment Tag has been popped up using a 3D Foam Square on either end.


                                          This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Watercoloring
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
CropStop Challenge - ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL TWIST NEUTRAL TONES  
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - RECYCLE SOMETHING
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes with option: Fun Techniques
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: BIRTHDAYS 
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafteezee - Shabby Chic
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Word Art 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!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Monday, January 14, 2019

Spellbinders Shine Bright Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by! I am delighted to be sharing a card created using the the Spellbinders Destination China Collection by Lene Lok.  I have kept to the more traditional colours of black, red and gold but am going to play around using other colours too - these detailed dies are adorable with so much potential.


'From detailed frames to intricate accents to beautiful lanterns, Destination China Collection by Lene Lok is a wonderful grouping of Asian inspired elements to bring an exotic flair to your projects.' -Spellbinders

1.Cut/emboss one Etched Lanterns #1 using cream card stock.
2.Adhere red patterned paper to the main part of the lantern, trim and glue together. 

3.Cut/emboss one Etched Lanterns #2 using white card stock.
4. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge the open areas using Red ink and a sponge dauber
NOTE:  Use a damp cloth or baby wipe to clean the ink from the die.

5. Overlap Etched Lantern #1 half way across Etched Lantern #2 and pop up using 3D Foam Squares.

6. Adhere the Etched Lanterns onto black card.
7. Emboss the Captured Sentiment using VersaMark Ink, Gold Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.

8. Cut/emboss one Water Lilies Decorative Element using the largest Die and gold card stock.
9. Pop up the layered card front onto the gold layer using 3D Foam Squares.
10.Adhere to a slightly larger white pre-cut card base using double sided tape.
11.Add a piece of gold thread under the Lantern Tops, securing with a know at each side.


Spellbinders Products:
Other:  White, Black and Gold card stockScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; liquid glue; Imagine: Sponge Daubers; Gold Thread

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 13, 2019

Spellbinders Pinks and Pearls

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  The weekend has flown by and it is Sunday night and lovely and cool - a great change - hopefully we will sleep well tonight.  I have a question to ask - stickers - do you use them at all on cards or projects?!  I find I usually avoid them but came across a few floral ones in my stash and challenged myself to create with them - also using dies I had pre-cut and not yet use - let overs from Workshop kits, papers I had already cut into card size and bling I had opened and still had pieces in it!  It was so much fun and I am very happy with the results - this is the first of 8 I will be sharing....not all at once though! LOL!


The patterned paper is from my stash and has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using double sided tape.  I have added strips of co-ordinating paper across the middle - these are left over from some of the other cards I have made - waste here!


The sticker is also from my stash and has been adhered to the smallest frame from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine. Two different rows of Want2Scrap Nestabling has been adhered around the sticker.  Next it has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Square. 

A double pink Seam Binding bow has been glued to the left of the Romantic Roses frame and a  Sentiment Tag from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Graceful Tiny Tag Stamp and Die Set. This has been popped up using a 3D Foam Square.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes with option: Fun Techniques
Crafty Calendar - Make It Flowery
Crafty Catz ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: BIRTHDAYS 
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafteezee - Shabby Chic
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Something New
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes +  option New Beginnings
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges 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