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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sparkle

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I have a quick post to share - and that means a quick and easy card to share with you - what is not to love about this flying pig - I just love it and all the meaning that often comes with...'and pigs can fly!' 


I have used a printed image for the pig and coloured it using Chameleon Pens - there is a little sparkle added to the tips of the wings, hooves and snout but it was impossible to capture it -no matter how hard I tried - sorry!  The image has been fussy cut/hand cut out using scissors.

The background has been created by stamping a frame using an image and AALL & Create set by Tracy Evans -I love her stamps! It has been coloured using Chameleon Art Pens and the inside of the frame randomly sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon ink in Electric Pink, Electric Orange and Electric Yellow.  The card front has been embossed using the Spellbinders Seth Apter Em-bossing Fold'ers Lazer Beams 5 x 7 in Single Sided and popped up onto a slightly bigger pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

The sentiment has been stamped onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. and cut/embossed usin Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Die using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The flying pig has been popped up below the sentiment.

This card has been linked to the following challenges:
Back To Basics Use a Digital Image
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Feature a Creature
Little Red Wagon - Wild Animals
That's Crafty! Challenge - Animal Magic
WordArt Wednesdays Anything Goes 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Summer
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - No patterned paper
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Summer

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, August 15, 2018

Happiness Always

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by. I have been using some of the products I have received with publications and added other products to them - namely Spellbinders and Want2Scrap - they always add so much to any project - what do you think?!


Cut/emboss two of the largest Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies using white card stock.Score the top of one Fancy Edged Rectangle at 1cm and fold forward; apply double sided tape to the folded forward portion.  Add second Fancy Edged Rectangles, making sure to line up the edges – to form the card base.

Cut/emboss one Nestabilities Label 49 Decorative Accents Etched Dies using patterned paper.  Use the 'B' side and lightly sand the embossed pattern using a Sanding Block. Adhere to orange card stock.  Pop up the layered card front onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.      


Cut/emboss one (1) Standard Circles LG Etched Dies #7 (#1 being the smallest) using pink patterned paper.  Cut/emboss one Standard Circles SML #7 with the filigree butterfly Die in the centre of the circle, secure using repositionable tape and run through the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine - remove the filigree butterfly.  Pop up the white die cut circle onto the pink patterned circle using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam SquaresGlue the body of the filigree butterfly into the centre of the ‘negative’ butterfly and add a pink rhinestone to the centre.   

Adhere a Want2Scrap Heart Circles - Brown Rhinestone Nestabling around the die cut butterfly, plus the outer edge of the white layered Standard Circle LG.  Adhere the computer generated sentiment below the butterfly - on the lower portion of the card.  Pop up the white circle onto the layered base using 3D Foam Squares.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Breast Cancer Awareness (must be mostly pink) 
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes + option: Elegant or Shabby Chic
Word Art Wednesday - 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, August 13, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts - Make a Wish Card

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by . I am excited to be sharing a beautiful floral Card, with a touch of romance with you on the Little Birdie Crafts BlogI have used Little Birdie Sparkle Paste, Patterned Paper, Handmade Flowers, Chipboard and more – you can see all of the details 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


Spellbinders Rose Bird TopiaryTutorial

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by! Today I have a tutorial to share for Spellbinders - sharing a card created using one of the Rose Bird Topiary Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell I have decided to use neutral and soft colours on a black background  and love the way it turned out.


Shapeabilities Rose Bird Topiary Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell is a set of three dies includes an intricate cut floral frame with a tag die to fit in the frame and the word LOVE to add or stamp your favorite word or phrase- Spellbinders


1.Cut/emboss one Floral Frame from the Rose Bird Topiary using white card stock through the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.
2. Colour using Inks in Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion, making sure to leave some white areas.  NOTE: If your inking is too bright - you can used white ink or paint and a dauber to soften the colour.
3. Cut/emboss one Tag and Sentiment using white card stock.  Use the tag die as a stencil, sponging inside the cutting edges using pink ink before removing the Die.
4. Glue the sentiment to the inked tag.
5. Pop up the tag using 3D Foam Squares onto the Floral Frame.

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6. Cut/emboss the largest frame and insert Hemstitch Rectangles using black patterned paper to create the card front,  secure using repositional tape while die cutting.
7. Add narrow black and white gingham ribbon around the lower portion of the card front.
8..Pop up onto a pink pre-cut card base sing 3D Foam Squares.
9. Glue the Rose Bird Topiary to the centre of the card front and glue a double bow to the left side of the tag.
10. Cut/emboss on butterfly from the Sparrow Stamp and Die Set on white card stock.
11.Colour using pink and yelow inks and a sponge dauber and adhere to the tag using glue.
12. Glue a small dark pink flower to the knot of the ribbon and the body of the butterfly.
13. Randomly glue sequins to the card front.

Spellbinders Products:
Other:  White and pink card stockScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares; Authentique Paper: Pretty Collection patterned paper; liquid glue; small flowers, sequins; Imagine Crafts: Imagine Memento Inks in Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves and Dandelion, Sponge Daubers; black and white gingham ribbon

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, August 12, 2018

With Caring Thoughts

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  It is Sunday evening - and I have had a little time on my hands - naturally it has been in The Studio playing with the Spellbinders Indie Collection release! There are fabulous dies in this Collection - I have used the Layered RosesYou can see all of the Indie Collection HERE.



The three Layered Rose dies have been cut/embossed using 3 shades of pink - starting with the lightest and have the darkest at the centre.  The process has been repeated with the leaves.  I have glued the layers together to create the roses and leaves  The lower potion of the rose has been sponged using Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Rose Bud.

The card base has been created using Authentique Paper as a base, with a strip matching paper that has been torn and embossed using the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses Embossing Folder has been adhered to the left hand side of the card front.  A strip of white card stock has been embossed using the Wedding Ring Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok and adhered to the lower portion of the card front.  The layered card front has been cut/embossed using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Die.


Pink Seam binding has been wrapped around the card front, across the join and secured using liquid glue.  A double seam binding bow has been glued onto the left of the strip of seam binding, a Mulberry Paper Rose has been glued to the knot of the bow.

The sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set has been stamped onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal, and has been cut/embossed with the die insert, the inside of the die has been sponged using pink ink removing the die cut, and popped up under the die cut sentiment using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes + option: Elegant or Shabby Chic
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Breast Cancer Awareness (must be mostly pink)
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Creative Fingers - M, 3E, No totally digital projects - ANYTHING GOES 
Cut it Up - YOUR FAVORITE COLOR (Teal)
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge For The Girls + A Sentiment
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

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, August 10, 2018

Embossed Birdie Wishes

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I have another whimsical card to share with you, I like to have card that are suitable for any occasion on hand and also for the shop that sells my cards - so handy if you need a card at short notice.


The adorable bird from Katzelkraft .  It has been coloured using Chameleon Pens, fussy cut/hand cut out using scissors  and popped up onto a Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies.


The layered image has been been popped up onto a Framed Petite Labels Embossing Folder - discontinued (sorry)  The Folder has been distressed using ink and a white paint pen. The card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L 3D Foam squares. The outer circle has been created using the largest two circles from the Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies to create a frame, this has been glued onto the embossed card front.  The sentiment from the Die D-Lites Sentiments 5 Etched Dies has been cut and glued across the lower portion of the circles. 

Yellow braid has been glued onto the 3D Embossing Folder and Want2Scrap Silver Rhinestones - Medium have been added along the braid.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Distress it
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite; Fur Or Feathers (&why) - I love all animals but there is something special about birds
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - No patterned paper
Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Layers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
That's Crafty! Challenge - Animal Magic
WordArt 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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Purrrr-fect Birthday

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 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies  #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 Curved Matting Basics B, 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 and stamped with a diamond background stamp and Teal Zeal ink onto the sponged area, along with a post mark on Rhubarb Stalk. The image has been popped up onto the lower portion of the sponged land stamped layer using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam squares.  A computer generated sentiment, Washi Tape 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 linked to the following challenges: 
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Washi Tape
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
CropStop Challenge - ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL Striped background
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - ANYTHING GOES
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist:Magic/Fantasy
Fashionable Stamping - Use Your Inks
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers 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, August 7, 2018

Hoppy Birthday

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I had so much fun creating with the Spellbinders Indie Collection - Exclusive release I just had to make another card - this time using the There are fabulous dies in this Collection - I am using the Shapeabilities Layered Rabbits Etched Dies - Exclusive and paired it with the sentiment from Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Set One Etched Dies.  You can see all of the Indie Collection HERE.


The card front has been cut/embossed using the largest die from the Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies and Kaisercraft Pen and Ink Collection, this has been popped up onto a slightly larger light pink card base. 

The second largest Nestabilities Hemstitch Circles Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken has been cut/embossed using both the cutting edge and the patterned inner, and white card stock.  This has been popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The Layered Rabbit  has been cut/embossed using 3 shades of brown - starting with the lightest and have the darkest  for the top layer.   I have glued the layers together to create the rabbit. These have been adhered onto the left side of the Hemstitch Circle - the left side of the rabbit has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The sentiment has been added using Alpha Stickers and the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Set One Etched Dies.  I have cut the word 'Birthday' once using pink card stock and once using recycled cardboard.  The two layers have been glued together to give extra dimension and adhered across the centre of the Hemstitch Circles


Circles from the Want2Scrap  Nestabling Heart Circles - Pink Pearl have been adhered both inside the Hemstitch Circles and around the outer edge.   Little Birdie Crafts  Beaded Blooms have been glued around the lower edge of the circle.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes + option: Elegant or Shabby Chic
Crafty Calendar Dots and/or Stripes
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Under the Sea or Fairytales
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Summer
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