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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On Brave Wings She Flies

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by,  Today I have been playing with Spellbinders Dies, textured paper, inks and Colour Sprays - such a fun combination - hopefully you will like it too!


I have sponged the patterned paper using Imagine Memento Inks in Dandelion and Summer Sky using a Sponge Dauber.  Next Little Birdie Crafts Color  Splash Spray in Lemon Zing has been spritzed onto the inked card front.  The card front has been popped up onto slightly larger purple card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base.


The Shapeabilities Leaves So Very Gorgeous Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low has been cut using both the small leaf die and Backer and patterned paper; followed by a Backer only using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting  and Embossing Machine.

The Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low Wide Wing Butterfly and Backer have been cut/embossed using purple card stock.  The Backer only has been cut/embossed using white card stock that has been sponged using Imagine Memento Inks in Dandelion and Summer Sky.   Finishing with a computer generated sentiment being adhered to the top right corner using double sided tape.

 

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Lots of Layers
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Lot's of Layers
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Always add an Animal

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 creating


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts - The Sky is the Limit

Hello friends, I am so glad you stopped by.  I am very excited to be sharing a new card on the  Little Birdie Crafts Blog.  I am having so much fun with their fabulous products - for this card I have used some of the stunning Chipboard, papers, flowers and the NEWLY launched Sparkle Paste - you are able to see a step by step tutorial on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog.


    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


Cut and Emboss - Hope Shines Through

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am back with a card using the Spellbinders Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder.  The more I use the Cut and Emboss folders the more I see how amazingly detailed they are, so quick and easy to use - they are totally addictive! I hope I inspire you to check them out - you will not be sorry!


Cut/emboss the Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder using white card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.


 Sponge the embossed pattern using Imagine Radiant Neon inks in Electric Pink for the roses and Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves on the leaves. Back the die cut areas using green card stock. 


Pop up onto a slightly larger pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. Stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Inc using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black  and finish by adding Want2Scrap White Pearls in graduating sizes under the sentiment. It is as easy as that!!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Designer Paper
Dragonfly Journeys - Summer Lovin'
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Totally Girly
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION OF THINK SUMMERTIME
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
That's Crafty! Challenge - Close to Nature
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - In The Pink

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, July 16, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Oval Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a new tutorial to share for Spellbinders using one of the new Special Moments Collection by Licensed Designer Marsia Job. Marisa's beautiful style brings together her signature floral designs and sentiments to help create expression through art and all of her collections work so well together.  The possibilities really are endless. 


'Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job is a set of three dies includes a lattice oval with a flowered crescent shape, and a set of three different sized flower accents. Assemble them together to create a beautiful garden motif.  Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job brings together her signature floral designs and sentiments to help create expression through art. Special Moments complements her other collection to mix and match for a wonderful collaboration.' - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Blessings Vine Frame Etched Dies using light green card stock.
2. Adhere to a pre-cut white card base using liquid glue.

3. Cut/emboss one Oval from the Floral Oval Etched Dies using Grey card stock.
4. Cut/emboss the largest Scored and Pierced Oval  Etched Die using white card stock.
5. Glue the grey oval to the center  of the larger white oval.

6. Cut/emboss two Floral Oval Etched Dies Flower Crescent and additional three flowers using white card stock. NOTE: you will have a total of 6 individual flowers.
7. Ink the centres of all flowers using yellow ink, followed by highlights of orange using Sponge Daubers.


8. Sponge the leaves with green ink using a Sponge Dauber.
9. Layer the individual flowers onto co-ordinating flowers from the flower crescent using 3D Foam Squares. Note: Some flowers will remain one layer.

10. Glue the Flower Crescents around the white edges of the layered ovals, intertwining the extra leaves at each end.
11. Adhere a row of narrow scalloped lace along the lower portion of the card.
12.Alternate small and medium white pearls along the scalloped lace.
11. Cut/emboss the sentiment from the Blessings Frame Etched Dies, once using black card stock and once using silver card stock.
12. Glue the silver sentiment onto the black - slightly off setting to. give a shadow effect - this also gives the sentiment more dimension.

Spellbinders Products Used:

Other: Cream,dark green, light green, silver and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  

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, July 14, 2018

With Love, Hugs and Kisses

Hello friend, thanks so much for visiting!  It is Saturday here in the Nations Capital and we are trying to warm up from a -6 Celsius night - brrrr!  A good day for  time in The Studio.  Today I have a card to share with you created using one of the Spellbinders Handmade sets by Licensed Designer Stephanie Low Creative


The hearts have been stamped using Imagine Memento ink in Rhubarb Stalk - such a great red!  They have been been cut/embossed using the co-ordinating Die from the Creativity Handmade by Stephanie Low Stamp and Die Set.   Four of the hearts have been glued onto patterned paper from Quick Quotes Company, that has been cut/embossed using the largest die from the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting MachineThis has been popped up onto the top portion of a pre-cut card base using the largest die from the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.


The fifth heart has been popped up across  the middle of the card front onto a strip of Seam binding and the computer generated sentiment adhered to the centre using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L  3D Foam Squares.  Ruffled ribbon has been added below the Pierced Square and a double Seam Binding bow added.  The smaller bow has been stamped twice and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die - it has then been layered with a 3D Foam Square for dimension and glued to the knot of the bow.
This card is link to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Inspired By Movie (Love Story)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

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, July 12, 2018

You are Enough

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting - if this was real life I would have a coffee waiting for you!  Today I am sharing a card that came together very quickly - from the things sitting on my desk.  It all started with the sentiment from a Kaisercraft set - I love this saying - it says so much and is very powerful.


The sentiment has been stamped onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, and then cut/embossed using Spellbinders Romantic Roses Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  This has been popped up onto a paint chip (don't you love the paint chips!!) using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The patterned paper is from the Kaisercraft Mist Wishes and has been layered onto paper from Graphics 45 Secret Garden Collection and onto a card base with a pre-cut scalloped edge (an older Kaisercraft one I believe)

The butterfly is from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low and has been coloured using Imagine Radiant Neon inks.  The flower has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors from the Mist   Collection.  A Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - White Pearls has been trimmed and adhered from the base of the butterfly.  Finishing off with a Want2Scrap medium and small White Pearl on each corner.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Turquoise
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Moo-Mania & More - Butterflies 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Favorite color 
Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animal 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Add A Circle
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Penny Black and More - Things with Wings
Stamping Sensations - In my Garden
Crafteezee - Summer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: For a Hero

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, July 11, 2018

Polar Bear Birthday

Hello friends, Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a whimsical card to share with you today.  I was asked to make a card for someone whose daughter loved Polar Bears - and to be quite honest, with the overnight temperatures here at the moment - it was not hard to 'get in the zone'!


I have cut/embossed the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Swirl Frame Etched Dies On the Wings of Love Collection by Joanne Fink using the Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine  and navy card stockI love using this frame - it is so versatile, from elegant to whimsical or anything in between - and we love that - right!!


I have used Little Birdie Crafts Dot Stencil and Sparkle Paste - Whipped Cream to create a sparkling background for the Polar Bear.  The Swirl Frame has been glued to the card front.


The Polar Bear has been printed and lightly coloured, a birthday hat from the Little Birdie Crafts Chalk Printed Birthday Bash Handmade Embellishments, then popped up onto the textured background using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The balloons from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ella-Fant Etched Dies My Little Red Wagon by Debi Adams have been cut/embossed then the blue balloon has been glued to the side of the frame, the yellow balloon has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment and recipients name have been adhered to the frame and a coat of Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer has been applied.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - ANYTHING GOES
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES 
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Teddy Bears 
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs - Try Something New
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Always Happy Birthday  - Birthday + option Cake
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Lost Coast Designs Something beginning with B
Simply Create Too -  NO PATTERNED PAPER

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, July 10, 2018

Let Your Light Shine

Hello friends, thanks you for visiting.  The cooler weather here is making me think of warmer seasons - what is more summer than these beautiful colours and the Spellbinders Cool Vibes by Stephanie Low Collection - a little change of pace for me and a little bit of a 'boho' feel...and so very easy!


Randomly sponge Imagine Radiant Neon ink in Electric Pink onto white card stock using a sponge dauber; followed by Electric Yellow ink and Memento Teal Zeal ink.  Spritz the sponged card stock using StazOn Cleaner and allow to dry.  Place the Light Shine Cool Vibes by Stephanie Low Stamp and Die Set  flowers onto an acrylic block, randomly stamp onto the inked card stock using Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black .  Stamp the sentiment onto the centre of the card front.

Colour the images using Chameleon Color Tone Pens. Use White Gel pen to add white dots on the images and the sponging.  Pop up onto slightly larger white card stock using double sided tape, followed by the slightly larger pink pre-cut card base using thin recycled cardboard and double sided tape.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Designer Paper
Dragonfly Journeys - Summer Lovin'
Fashionable Stamping - Use Your Inks
Stamping Sensations - In my Garden
Allsorts- In My Garden
Just Us Girls - Citrus
Crafteezee - Summer
Sparkles Forum Challenges Let's be Pretty

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