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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Best Wishes

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  I am on a run with Kaisercraft at the moment, as I have mentioned on previous posts my inspiration has come from a set of cards that were designed by Alicia McNamara - a Boho set - once I got started I could not stop- it has become addictive LOL!  It is another very quick and easy way to create a pretty card.  I may need an intervention shortly Wink:wink! LOL


The card front has been cut/embossed using leftover pieces of Kaisercraft patterned paper and one of the Spellbinders Matting 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 E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


You can see Alicia's cards HERE -the stripes got me started, especially when it means I can use the front of 6x6 Pads - they are perfect for this.  The patterned strip has been glued to the middle right of the card front and adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.


The sentiment Collectible is from the Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection. It has been layered and popped up onto the left side of the striped paper.  A wooden butterfly has been lightly sponged using Imagine Inks and glued to the right of the Collectible. Yellow/White Twine has been wrapped around the card front twice and secured with a bow.  A Little Birdie Crafts Beaded Bloom has been glued onto the know of the bow with Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - LeCreme trimmed and adhered each side of the flower.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Make My Monday - BEGINS WITH THE LETTER B (birthday)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges  - ANYTHING GOES 
The Corrosive Challenges -  Always Anything Goes
My Besties Spanish Challenge - Always Anything Goes
2 Sisters On The Blog - Things with Wings
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional spots and/or stripes
Daisy Chain Challenges Monochrome
Die Cut Divas Birthdays
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
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, June 24, 2019

Especially for You

Hello friends - welcome and thank you for stopping by!  Happy Monday to you all, I know a lot of people dread them...but I hope this Monday is a gentle one for you!  I was given these gorgeous images and papers from a friend - they are from a publication and I have to say it was so-o-o quick and easy to put together - I even made a co-ordinating envelope for this one!


The main image has been popped up onto pink and white striped patterned paper, inside one of the borders that was framing the floral image and onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, followed by the pre-cut green card base using E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


A border strip from the set has been trimmed and glued across the lower portion of the floral image, with a sentiment popped up onto a scalloped oval tag using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and adhered across the border strip.  As you can see - there is lots of dimension but it is still not too bulky for posting - and that is something we need to keep in mind these days.  Finishing off with a large white pearl from Want2Scrap being adhered to each corner.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Allsorts Challenge - Soft Pastels
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional spots and/or stripes
Creations in Pink Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Angies Digital Stamps - Anything Goes - opt, Fun in the Sun
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes - Optional Mixed Media
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Make it Square
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: CIRCLES 

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, June 23, 2019

Special Friend

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend - it is a cold Sunday night here and I am making the most of it!  I received some exciting Happy Mail through the week - some gorgeous dies from John Lockwood aka John Next Door -and I have to say - they are wonderful to work with.


For my card front I have cut/embossed the JOHN NEXT DOOR DIE Gerbera Collection Set GERBERA RECTANGLE BACKGROUND using Yellow Card stock.  Once removed from the Die I have trimmed around the edges.  Next the beautiful flowers have been coloured using Chameleon Pens and Imagine Memento Ink.    The circles of the flowers have been created using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Dandelion finishing with a  medium Want2Scrap 250 Count Black Rhinestone in the centre - some has had 3 smaller rhinestones added.



Narrow green gingham ribbon has been wrapped around the card front twice and secured using double sided tape.  The card front has been adhered to a pre-cut slightly larger green card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner. 

The sentiment is from the JOHN NEXT DOOR DIE Gerbera Collection Set GERBERA CIRCLES and has been cut/embossed using yellow card stock and coloured using Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle. Next it has been glued onto layered circles from the same Die set.  They are popped up onto the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension.

A double narrow gingham bow has been glued onto the left of the sentiment.  Three Dragonflies have been stamped using black ink onto white card stock and coloured using Chameleon Pens, fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and glued to the card front  with glue on the body only!  NOTE:  the smallest Dragonfly has been glued to the knot on the bow.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Sisters On The Blog - Things with Wings
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Dies R Us Challenge Summertime
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - No patterned paper
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Summer
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: CIRCLES 
Cut it Up - WELCOME SUMMER
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES+ TWIST: LOTS OF FLOWERS
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes & A Sentiment 
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Summer colors, themes or treats

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!!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Coffee and more Coffee

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. Today I am excited to be sharing a card created using the KAREN BURNISTON DIE COFFEE POP UP - and I have to say I am more than impressed with the mechanisms used to create this Die Set - along with the others I have in my 'hot little hands! you can see my first card HERE



I have used Kaisercraft and DCWV for my patterned paper and- a perfect match-the colours could not co-ordinate more perfectly.


My sentiments are  from the Spellbinders Enjoy Expression stamp and Die set and the coffee cup patterned paper is an older paper from Canvas Corp.

You can find Karen's Video Tutorial HERE - it is so easy to follow


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: CIRCLES (on the coffee cup)
Creative Fingers - ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOES
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog - Father's Day or Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes & A Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter Challenge - Stripes and/or Dots
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Tic Tac Toe* (Die Cut - Faux or real stitching - Polka Dots)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional spots and/or stripes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Monochrome
Dream Factory - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Creative Crafters - 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 creating!!

                                               

Friday, June 21, 2019

You Bring Me Joy

Hello friends - welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope your week has been relaxed and you are 'winding' down for the weekend. It is going to be a cold one here so we won't be venturing too day from the heating - which means time in The Studio for me.  I am feeding a little like I earned some extra time as I helped my DH clean out one of the Chicken Coops and also cleaned the oven - I am not sure what came over me! LOL! 


For my card today I have used an older Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder and shimmery gold card stock.  I have also used an older image from Stampin' Up! I love this Ferris Wheel - only on paper through - not in real life!  The image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  The whole panel has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon Inks in Electric Yellow, Blue, Pink and Coral, using a Sponge Dauber.  It has then been spritzed using stamp cleaner liquid to give a splattered effect.


The smaller inked panel has been popped up onto the embossed card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base.  Next Self Adhesive White Photo Corners have been added to each corner of the smaller panel and Want2Scrap Baby Bling in Black Rhinestones have been randomly added around the image.  


The Penny Black Inc. sentiment has been stamped onto black card stock. using Imagine VersaMark  Ink, and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.  Next it has been trimmed and glued onto the lower portion of the embossed card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments Anything Goes  
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer colors, themes or treats 
Little Red Wagon - Summer fun 
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/Optional cat whiskers
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
A Inky Mess Anything Mixed Media Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - 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
                                      

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wishing You Sunshine - Rocking Rectangle

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. Today I am excited to be sharing a card created using the Karen Burniston Rocking Rectangle Pop Up Die - and I have to say I am more than impressed with the mechanisms used to create this Die Set - along with the others I have in my 'hot little hands!


I have used Kaisercraft Misty Mountain Collection for my patterned paper and Little Birdie Crafts Flowers - a perfect match-the colours could not co-ordinate more perfectly.


My sentiments are also from the Kaisercraft Misty Mountain Collection and the beautiful bling is from Want2Scrap.  

You can find Karen's Video Tutorial HERE - it is so easy to follow


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Tic Tac Toe (top line, Sentiment, Image, Die cut)
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional spots and/or stripes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Create With TLC - Anything Goes 
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge - Anything Goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - 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, June 18, 2019

Tilda - A Sweet Wish

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I have been doing a little colouring as a friend came over with a few Magnolia's stamped off - not something I have coloured much at all, but had a lot of fun - I know these images are either YES or No for people, but she is cute and I enjoyed the process of this card.


Tilda has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black onto white card stock. Next she has been coloured using Chameleon Pens - they certainly made getting the different tones easy.  The coloured image has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Etched Dies and the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine.  


The die has been used as s stencil and sponged inside the cutting edge using Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink.  This has been popped up onto a card front that has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and randomly stamped using postmarks from a Penny Black Inc. stamp set.  The card front has been layered onto a slightly larger teal pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


Small Mulberry Paper Roses have been added to the top right of the Oval and a double Teal Seam Binding Bow glued to the lower left of the die cut oval.  A lace flower, along with a small Mulberry Rose flower have been adhered to the knot of the bow, finishing with Want2Scrap Baby Bling in Turquoise Rhinestones adhered to opposite corners.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL USE WATERCOLORS
Cutie Pie Challenge - RIBBONS AND BOWS
Make My Monday - LOTS OF FLOWERS
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - ALWAYS COLORING & ANYTHING GOES  
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog - Mother's Day or Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes & A Sentiment
CCEE Stamper - Stitching Faux Or Real
Paper Shelter Challenge - Ribbons and Buttons

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