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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pretty Sweet Friend

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card created Spellbinders Border Dies as a feature - they are so pretty and add such an eye catching addition to any project.


The card front is in three layers - the bottom layer has been cut using patterned paper, the second layer has been cut/embossed using the A2 Scalloped Borders Three Card Creator Etched Dies, light pink card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine. The third layer has had images printed across white card stock, along with a sentiment - I believe these are digital but I cannot for the life of me remember where they are from - probably Flourishes, lc but....  Next the lower portion has been cut/embossed using the A2 Scalloped Borders Three Card Creator Etched Dies.
NOTE: all layers are the same width but are slowly decreasing is size by approx 2.5 cm.

Each layer is popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Crafty Foam Tape.  The white layer has narrow yellow ribbon added below the images and Want2Scrap 250 Count - White Pearls adhered across the ribbon and each corner of the card front.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes  w/Optional Twist: Use Something Wooden
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More Than 1 Die
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES 
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes

Hiding In My craft Room - Super Scrap Saturday
QKR Stampede -  ANYTHING GOES
4 Crafty Chicks -  Pink Is The New Orange

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Spellbinders Sweetheart Swirl Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a tutorial  for Spellbinders on my Blog today, using one of the new Romancing the Swirl Collection by Licensed Designer Becca Feeken.  I have combined two Dies from this Collection - totally different shapes but they work so well together.


'Romancing the Swirl Collection by Becca Feeken is full of curl and swirl motifs that connect them to elements worthy of decoration and card making. This collection is a welcome addition to and matches well with her other collections in the Amazing Paper Grace line'. - Spellbinders

You can find all of Becca's Dies HERE.



















1. Cut/emboss two Sweetheart Swirls using the frame outline only and cream card stock.
2. Score one die cut at 2cm and fold forward.  Add a strip of double sided tape to the folded forward section.  Adhere the second Die cut to the first, making sure to live up the patterned sides, to form the card base.
3.Adhere cream card stock to a foam sheet using double sided tape on the front and an Adhesive Sheet on the back of the foam sheet.
4.Cut/emboss one Sweetheart Swirls using the frame outline and the frame pattern using the gold card stock. Use the Tool N One to remove all of the extra pieces from the Die cut.
5. Remove the backing from the filigree die cut and adhere to the card base.




















6.Cut/emboss one oval from the Sweetheart Swirls using cream card stock and pop up onto the centre of the gold card front using 3D Foam Squares.
7.Cut/emboss the large Die from the Trefoil Crest Etched Dies, remove the centre/negative die and adhere across the centre of the layered card front using D Foam Squares.



















8. Cut/emboss the smallest die from the Sweetheart Swirl Etched Dies using pink card stockand adhere to the right side of the gold Trefoil Crest Etched Dies.
9. Adhere the sentiment from the Anna Griffin Embellishments across the small Sweetheart Swirl.

Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White and Gold card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue; Anna Griffin Inc: Embellishments, Craft Foam Sheet

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, October 14, 2018

So Sweet

Hello friend, thanks for stopping by.  It is Sunday night for me- the weekend seems to go by so fast - but I did manage to get in a little bit of creating...using bits and pieces left over from various Workshops to create this card with a nostalgic feel.


The image is from Tim Holtz - The Girls cling stamp set - it is a favourite with me - looks very similar to me when I was a toddler - in the days when my Mum cut my hair and my fringe was never straight - LOL - just as well Mum doesn't read this! Wink:wink!  I have stamped the image in Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle .  She has been framed using the circle from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Laced with Love Blooming Collection Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.


This has been layered onto a card front that has been but/embossed using an older Spellbinders Die cut, glued onto a pre-cut pink card base.  The flower has been cut/embossed using Shapeabilities Heart & Home Flower Play Etched Dies and a Want2Scrap large pearl brad added to the centre. This has been layered onto the Shapeabilities Inspire Bird Banner Etched Dies and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


Three buttons have been adhered to the right side of the framed image, a medium Want2Scrap white pearl has been adhered to the centre and Kindy Glitz/liquid glitter has been added.


A handmade paper clay butterfly has been adhered to the top left of the frame and a white pearl adhered to the centre of the body, along with some shimmer.  The sentiment has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Set One Etched Dies and brown cardstock, then glued above the frame.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes + option: Winter/Christmas
Crafting with Dragonflies - Mostly Pink 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More Than 1 Die
Jo's Scrap Shack - Always ANYTHING GOES WITH CUTTING CAFE
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Texture
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Pretty Pinks or Halloween
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Halloween / Fall
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards 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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Recycled- Many Happy Returns

Hello friends, thanks so much for topping by.  A little while ago I was talking with my DH about masculine cards and he told me that men like - so I went into The Studio and got out some images I had saved from TYPO - their shopping bags are fabulous and I love reusing them - especially for masculine cards - I have a few cards using the images in my RECYCLED Cards Album on facebook.....I might add at this point - I have quite a number of these bags and look forward to using the images in different ways.


A Kraft card front  measuring  14.5cm x 9.5cm has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut cream card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  A strip of white stars has been adhered at the top of the card front - this is out of my scraps box - we all have those little bits that we convince ourselves we will use at some stage LOL!


The image has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares LG Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I have used a White Paint Pen for highlights. This has been matted onto back card stock and popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The recycled Corrugated cardboard has been adhered under the image and down the side of the card front using liquid glue.  Random Cogs from my stash have been layered onto some mesh - I found this in the neighbours driveway and just had to pick it up - I think it is perfect for masculine cards #recycling LOL!

The Happy Birthday sentiment has been stamped onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  I have run around the edges with a black marker and adhered it between the image and the corrugated card stock using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  The button is an embellishment from a set of Kaisercraft Collectables. 


This card is for the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge - COLORING - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Always ANYTHING GOES WITH CUTTING CAFE
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
WordArt Wednesdays Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Red Roses with Heartfelt Love

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  I have been going through some boxes and found some images I had stamped off, and in the case of this one - even coloured....does that happen to you?!  I am not sure why it was not used on a card but it certainly made a quick card now LOL!


The card front has been cut/embossed using pink card stock and the large frame from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies - with both the insert and the outer frame, using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.


The image Heartfelt Creations image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  This has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies to form the card front.  This has been popped up onto a pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The sentiment has been computer generated, trimmed and adhered to the bottom right hand corner of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  I have finished by adding Want2Scrap 250 Count - White Pearls in graduating sizes to each corner,


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations  -Always Anything Goes 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Outdoors/Nature
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges Dies or Punches
Artistic Inspirations - 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, October 10, 2018

Baby Album - The First Year

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a special post to share today - special to me that is.  I have finally finished the Scrapbook Album of my Grandson - it is from birth up to and including this first birthday party...we won't even mention that he is now 3 1/3 years old now - these things take time!! Wink:wink!


How Sweet are those images from Kaisercraft - Peek-a-Boo Boy Collectables - I could not resist them when I popped into the Outlet a little while ago and they make the perfect embellishments for the front of the Baby Album.


This is also for a challenge in a Group I am part of on facebook - Buttons, lace and Ribbons - I have got all that covered!  I have used the photo my DH created the Birth Announcement with an added a layer of Acetate over it to protect it.  This has been followed by a die cut frame using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   The frame has been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

The embellishments have been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and the buttons, ribbon and lace adhered using liquid glue.  This was all the album front needed to finish it and make it special.  I am sure Noah and his parents are going to enjoy looking though it an the memories it brings - I love being a Memory Keeper.


This project is linked to the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - New Baby
Die Cuttin' Divas - 3D Projects
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - LOTS OF LAYERS
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
Incy Wincy Designs - BLUE AND BUTTONS 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ANYTHING GOES  OPTION FOR BOY/MEN 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Retarte - 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