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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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Spellbinders Hanging Stockings Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!! Today I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the dies from the A Sweet Christmas Collection by Sharyn Johnson Sowell to create a nostalgic Christmas Card.  Lots of layering to create this card front - I love the !  You can see how easily it is created by following along with the tutorial.


Shapeabilities Hanging Stockings Etched Dies A Sweet Christmas by Sharyn Sowell is a sweet silhouette of Santa hanging stockings on the fireplace with a happy furry companion to help! Spellbinders Shapeabilities cut, deboss, emboss and stencil with a single etched die template. - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using the second largest Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies.
2. Lightly sand/distress around the edges using a Sanding Block.

3. Adhere a sheet of white card stock to Adhesive Sheet 6x4; cut/emboss one Hanging Stockings Etched Die .
4. Adhere an Adhesive Sheet 6"x4" to white Craft Foam; cut/emboss using Hanging Stockings Etched die.
5. Peel the backing off the back of the white card stock and adhere to the front of the die cut craft foam.
6. Peel the backing off the back of the White Craft Foam and adhere to the front of the die cut patterned paper.

7. Cut/emboss one 8. Cut/emboss one Swirl Happy Birthday Frame Etched Dies using gold card stock.s using gold card stock.
8. Pop up the layered card front onto the gold Swirl Happy Birthday Frame Etched Die using 3D Foam Squares.


9. Cut/emboss one Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies using the largest two dies and patterned paper.  NOTE: Secure using Masking tape to avoid the Dies moving.
10. Cut/emboss one Coralene's Chemise Layering Frame Large Etched Dies using white card stock.  Adhere to a slightly larger pre-cut mauve card base.
11. Adhere the Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies to the layered card base using 3D Foam Tape.
12. Pop up the layered Hanging Stocking image to the layered card base, also using 3D Foam Squares,

13. Cut/emboss one second smallest Open Scallop Edge Circles using white card stock. 
14. Adhere the sentiment from Misty Wishes using double sided tape. 
15. Pop up the sentiment onto the top right corner of the image layer using 3D Foam Squares on the right side of the sentiment to keep it level.
16. Glue a double Seam Binding Bow to the left side of the card and a gold Poinsettia onto the knot of the bow.

Spellbinders Products:
Other:  Purple, gold and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Adhesive Sheets 6x4, Kaisercraft: Mint Wishes Collection; May Arts Ribbon: Sheer Ribbon; Little Birdie Crafts: Gold Poinsettia

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, July 8, 2018

Wanted Album - Some Bunny Loves You

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!  Today I have a little change of pace and am sharing a another page from my Want2Scrap Wanted for Stealing Hearts Chipboard Album with you - a Work in Progress, but getting closer to being finished.  No surprises that it is all about my grandson - one doting Nana here and proud of it! LOL!  


I am so glad that phones have the good cameras on them these days - makes it so easy to catch these moments. Easter last year was the first Easter Noah came to visit, as they had lived with us prior, of course we had to have an Easter Egg Hunt - the eggs were hidden in open spaces to make it easy!  How cute is he with his haircut - and the hands in the pockets - a relatively new thing - I could not resist taking this photo - and of course it had to be scrapbooked.


The photos have been trimmed and layered onto slightly larger teal card stock. The photo on the right has been popped up with a row of Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Craft Foam Tape on both sides and along the bottom of the photo - this has been adhered to the patterned paper to create a pocket for a tag - a great place to add some journaling,  The tag has a metal embellishment in it.  I have also added the top portion of tags above the photos.

I have sponged the Want2Scrap Rabbits Chipboard Embellishment with white ink inks and glued above the photo - the extra details have been added using Chameleon Art Pens and a small pom pom glued to the tail. The body of the Rabbit has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares - to keep it even with the photo.  I have also used various embellishments that have gathered in stash - they work so well - I love adding little details.


The sentiment has been created using a computer generated portion and finished using stickers. I have used Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra to adhere them. Finishing with Want2Scrap Enamel Dots in Turquoise being randomly added.

                                    This project is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION OF SUMMER FUN
Creative Fingers ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede ANYTHING GOES
Cut it Up - TAG! YOU'RE IT! 
 Moving along with the Times - Male Themed 
House That Stamps Built - Great Outdoors
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafteezee Summer
Daisy Chain Challenges For the Boys/Men
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + option: Mixed Media
Not Just Cards - 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