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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

So Wonderful

Hello friends,  welcome and thanks so much for joining me. I hope you are having a great week.  My card today is an elegant card suitable for many occasions using Spellbinders and Little Birdie Crafts.


I have cut/embossed the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken using the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine and Copper card stock.  This has been glued onto a cream pre-cut cream card base.


The Shapeabilities Snowflake Snippets Holiday 2017 Etched Dies Tiny Flakes Block Four (4) and Tiny Flakes Block Two (2) have been cut/embossed using gold card stock.  These have been adhered onto cream card stock  as shown above.



The layered Die Cuts have been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. Want2Scrap 250 Count - Silver Rhinestones have been adhered to the Snowflake Snippets. 



The Little Birdie Crafts flower has been popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  It is definitely a case of the Dies and the gorgeous flower doing all of the work on this card - what do you think?!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Anything Goes
A Place To Start - TEMPTING TECHNIQUES SHOWCASE YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUE (die Cutting)
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
Incy Wincy Designs - EMBELLISHMENTS
Use Your Stuff FOR THE MOMS
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends -  ANYTHING GOES

Jo's Scrap Shack - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes + option Motherly Love
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
 (extra entry if you use sponsor image)
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, May 20, 2019

Faith

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by! I have been enjoying time in The Studio using some of the 'goodies' I got at the opening of  Kaisercraft at our local Shopping Centre - it may not surprise you to know I stocked up on Collectibles and a couple of paper packs.


This card is the second of six cards I created using the Blessed Collectibles and patterned paper. - it was so quick and so much fun - I will be sharing them all over the next couple of weeks.  


The card front has been cut/embossed using one of the patterned papers from the Collection and one of my favourite dies - the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine .  The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

I have used the sentiment as a local point, popping it up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The leaves and flowers from the Collectibles and have been hand coloured using Chameleon Pens.  These have also been popped up using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The patterned strip has been glued to the top left of the card front and the heart also popped up onto Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Enamel dots have been added using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher Neon in Electric Pink.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Stitches
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Shaker Card
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes + option: SHow Us What You Color With
Crafting-With-Friends - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: USE BUTTONS OR FLOWERS
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog - Mother's Day or Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES 
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional no square or rectangle card
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Flowers
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes
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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Feeling Blessed

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend - it is Sunday afternoon here and lovely and sunny after a rather brisk start.  I have been having fun in The Studio after attending the opening of  Kaisercraft at our local Shopping Centre - it may not surprise you to know I stocked up on Collectibles and a couple of paper packs.


This card is one of six I created using the Blessed Collectibles - it was so quick and so much fun - I will share them all over the next couple of weeks.  


The card front has been cut/embossed using one of my favourite dies - the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine .  The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

I have used the large flower as a local point, popping it up onto leaves and a portion of a die cut using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The heart has been glued to the tops left of the card front and the sentiment also popped up onto Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


Enamel dots have been added using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher Neon in Electric Pink.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - FLOWERS 
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: USE BUTTONS OR FLOWERS
Jo's Scrap Shack - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog - Mother's Day or Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  ANYTHING GOES
 Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional no square or rectangle card
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer & ASentiment
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Stitches (faux stitching on Die)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Flowers and/or Mother's Day

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, May 17, 2019

Rings of Colour

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!  I have a quick and easy card to share with you today - it was so much fun playing around with ink...and so easy to get such a vibrant background.  I have used a piece left from the card I created HERE.  The beauty of this technique is you can create a full page of it and then cut it as you want to for cards or other projects.


I used watercolour paper and spritzed it lightly with water, adding drops of ink from 4 different reinkers.  I have to be honest and say that at first I was not a fan of what was happening but decided to keep going and I am glad I did!

I spritzed with water while adding inks and it helped with the ink moving round - which made quite a difference - but the real 'Star of the Show' was stamp cleaner - I added drops to the inked paper and watched the magic happen - lightly dabbing the results with Baby Wipes and that was it - easy and I can't wait to try it with other colours - maybe monochromatic - there is no limit!

The sentiment is computer generated and adhered to the lower portion of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L foam tape.  The card front is trimmed and embossed using the Spellbinders Wedding Ring Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok  and  adhered onto slightly larger black  card stock followed by a white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


This is card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Feminine or add Sentiment
Simon Says Wednesday  W, 5E - Stitches (faux stitches on Embossing Folder)
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges EMBOSSING FOLDERS
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Shaker Card
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes + option: SHow Us What You Color With
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Distressed Inks/Papers
Crafting With An Attitude - 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
                              

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Little Birdie Crafts Blessed Love

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I am excited to be sharing a tutorial on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog - a special layout of my lovely Mum, who has just turned 80 years old and of course with Mother's Day in mind! 


There are so many wonderful products to choose from - Chipboard, patterned paper, Stencils, stamps, beautiful flowers, handmade embellishments and more.  You can see all of the details HERE.


This layout is linked to the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
A Place To Start - TEMPTING TECHNIQUES SHOWCASE YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUE (layering)
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - ANYTHING GOES/NO TWIST
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers 
Brown Sugar - FLOWERS
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog - Mother's Day or Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Stamp Your Own Background
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter (butterfly, bird)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional flowers
Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes + option Motherly Love
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
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


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Baby Girl

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a Baby card to share with you today.   Baby cards seem to be one of the cards that people keep - they are a gift in themselves and are often a keepsake that becomes a treasure - a great opportunity to 'layer up' a card and add those extra touches that we often omit to use.


The card front has been cut using patterned paper from my stash and layered into a slightly larger pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E- Adhesive Runner Ultra.  The next layer has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Hannah Elise Layering Frame Small Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken using both the  Filigree Frame and the Outer Layer; using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and white card stock. This has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L  3D Foam Squares in the centre and around the edges of the frame.  Next cut/emboss the Inner Frame Layer using light pink card stock.  Pop up the pink Inner Frame across the centre of the Filigree Frame.  Adhere the sentiment sticker to the centre of the small oval and the feet sticker above on the larger filigree layer (as shown in the photo)

Thin pink Satin ribbon had been added around the middle of the card front and secured using a triple bow.  The flowers have been sponged using Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Rose Bud, layered and glued to the knot of the bow.  A Want2Scrap pearl from the 250 Count White Pearls has been adhered to the centre of the flower and small pearls onto the filigree frame.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs  Pastel Colors
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Lace or Pearls 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers - All Tied Up (Use Ribbon, Twine, Fiber)
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES 
Get Creative Challenges - ANYTHING GOES/NO TWIST
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More Than 1 die 
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: FEMALE 
Jo's Scrap Shack - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Feminine & ASentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional flowers
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Lost Coast Designs Things that start with B (Baby card)
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