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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card created usiing a Penny Black Inc Collage image - I do love these stamps - colouring them - so easy and so pretty - we all have times when we need a quick card but want it to have that WOW factor - this is when collage images come into their own.


I have stamped the image using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and have coloured the image using  Chameleon Art Pens. I have to say, it is so easy to colour using the self blending pens - definitely a favourite with me.  The collage been cut/embossed using a retired Spellbinders Die and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

The computer generated sentiment has also been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Want2Scrap pearls have been added to the butterflies bodies  and finishing off randomly adding sequins.

                                    This card is linked to the following challenges:
                                   heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Stamped Project
Robyn`s Fetish - Square or Rectangle
Stamping Sensations - Floral Fancies
Animal Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (butterflies)
Polka Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything Goes link-up Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Anything Goes??
Die Cut Divas Layers or Layer it
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes

Take care friends and 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     
             

Sunday, December 4, 2016

From Our House to Yours

Hello friends, if you are anything like me - your days are flying by and it is already summer for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere! The beginning of December is summer for us and with it comes Christmas - are you ready??  Seems to me, no matter how ready we think we are - there is always that last minute rush....or is it just me!?!?


In the meantime I am trying to use some of the things that gather on my desk - it is an endless job, as I add to it every day - but it is fun to see what I can create and often a distraction from the things I should be doing! LOL!

  My Die is Spellbinders Row Houses and is from a Kit I used when teaching a Workshop in Sydney. It has been cut using black card stock an adhered to a strip of yellow card stock. 


The moon has been created using Crackle Medium and a circle stencil - a negative Die from Spellbinders Standard Circles LG.  This has been applied to the patterned paper using a spatula, and allowed to dry - the crackle appears as it dries - fun to watch!


 I have coloured some of the windows using a Black Sharpie to give the impression that only some lights are on in these buildings.  The stars have been created using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  

E-Z Stars Runner Refillable Dispenser .  I have added some yellow ink and sparkle to each star.



The sentiment has been created using a Dymo - a great score from a garage sale for $1 - I am using it for so many things and love it for sentiments.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes 
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment 
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Anything Goes

Take care friends - thank you so much for stopping by and your comments along with all of the support you give me both here and on facebook - 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, December 2, 2016

Flourishes Friday Free for All Blog Hop - Interactive Card

Hello Flourishes Friends! Welcome to the first Flourishes LC Free for All Blog Hop for December  - I hope you are ready for more inspiration today.  This week Rebecca has challenged us to create an 'interactive card' - are you intrigued?!?  I know I was!!  If you have come from Beverly's Blog you are in the right place, if not, please go to the Flourishes Blog and start from the beginning.  


                                                       I have used the Year in Flower 2  illustrated by Beverly Cole.





 I have stamped the Californian Poppy three times onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured them using Chameleon Art Pens. They have been fussy cut/ hand cut out and popped up on to layered Die cuts.  The sentiment has also been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink.  It has been trimmed and layered into green card stock and popped across the stems of the poppies.  The layered Dies are popped up onto embossed designer paper, followed by a pre-cut card base.  A twine bow and small button have been added to the left of the sentiment.


I have made the card 'interactive' by creating a pocket - to put a Gift Card or cash.  I have repeated the Californian Poppy and softly coloured it in the same tones as the front.  A sentiment from the Clover and Bees Stamp set has been added to the pocket using black ink.

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi's Blog, then go shopping at Flourishes! 

Linda Lucas - you are 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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spellbinders Reindeer Tag Tutorial

I have a new Tutorial for Spellbinders - today I am sharing a Christmas Tag - using the gorgeous Reindeer Die - but this time as a silhouette -loving this vintage look.  I have also used other Dies and products as you will see as you follow along the tutorial.


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine Crafts: Delicata in Golden Glitz, Versafine in Vintage Sepia,Memento in Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress; Large Luggage Tag; Yellow/White Bakers Twine; Textured Ribbon; white cardstock; button; stickers for sentiments; red button; Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse in LeCreme; Red Rhinestone

1. Emboss a large luggage tag using the Horse Hair Embossing Folder.
2. Sponge the embossed tag using Golden Glitz Ink.
3. Randomly sponge some Vintage Sepia onto the tag and around the edges.
4. Splatter White Ink onto the tag and lightly sponge some across the top portion of the tag.

5. Cut/emboss one (1) Holiday Fancy Tree using green patterned paper.
6. Remove from the Dies and light sand using a sanding block.
7. Cut/emboss one (1) Reindeer using white cardstock.
8. Sponge Reindeer using black ink and a sponge dauber.

9. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia flowers #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) in red patterned paper
10. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia flowers #3 in green patterned paper.
11. Layer flower using liquid glue and add yellow button to the center.
12. Cut 2 petals from Flower #3 to form leaves and adhere under the flower.
13. Attach the Layered Poinsettia to the top left corner of the tag.

14. Attach the Holiday Fancy Tree to the left side of the tag using liquid glue.
15. Adhere a red button to the top of the tree with liquid glue, add red rhinestone and liquid glitter.
16. Wind twine twice around the tag and over the tree trunk - securing with a knot.
17. Pop up the Reindeer onto Tag, slightly overlapping onto the Holiday Fancy Tree; using 3D Foam Squares.
18. Adhere sentiment sticker across the reindeer's feet and above the Holiday Fancy Tree,
19. Trim Swirl Finesse and adhere from the base of the Layered 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         

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Blog Hop with Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts

Hello and welcome to the Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts Cyber Monday Blog Hop - our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designers unique style. If you have come from RoniJohnsons Blog - you are in the right place.  Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two of the designer’s blogs.


         

                   
I have created the following card:
  

Product List

Flourishes LC: Winter Birds Stamp Set; Hour Glass Die Set
Imagine Crafts: Creative Medium iridescent in Green; iRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer; Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress, Memento in Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal and Desert Sand, Sponge Daubers; Memento Markers
Other: Authentique – Designer Paper; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue; Wreath Die Cuts; White cardstock; Spatula; Liquid Glitter; White Gel Pen

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 Using Creative Medium iridescent in Green and a Spatula, apply to patterned paper and  allow to dry.  Once dry, sponge the stenciling using Memento Luxe Ink; Memento Teal Zeal and a sponge dauber,



Adhere the wreath Die Cuts to the top portion of the stenciled paper. The Winter Bird image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Memento Inks and sponge daubers.  Highlights added using Memento Markers.  The Chickadee has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up onto the die cut wreath using 3D Foam Squares.

The sentiment has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and cut/embossed using the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set #2 Die (#1 being the smallest).  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the Die using Teal Zeal and a Sponge Dauber.  The Sentiment has been removed and popped up using 3D Foam Squares. 

Your next step on the Blog Hop is DaviLong. Don't forget to leave a comment on the Designers Blogs - someone has to win and it could be you!!

Flourishes L.C

*** Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00 am and then we would be choosing two winners randomly from the comments ***

More good news from Flourishes LC -  there is 30% off all products in the store - Code is cybermonday and if you buy new stamps that have been released since since June 2016 you will get one free!!

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, November 25, 2016

Want2Scrap A Song to Sing Sneak Peek

Hello friends, I am excited to be sharing a project over on the Want2Scrap Blog - using Rhinestones - not a pearl in sight! LOL - you can see it all 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

Flourishes LC Fridays Free for All Blog Hop In Flanders Fields - Red as a Poppy

Hello Flourishes Friends! Welcome to another Flourishes LC November  Free for All Challenge  - I hope you are ready for more inspiration today. Thank you for the lovely comments you made - each one was read and appreciated!  This week Tricia has challenged us  with 'In Flanders Fields - Red as a Poppy'  If you have come from Beverly's Blog you are in the right place, if not, please go to the Flourishes Blog and start from the beginning.  


I have used the Year in Flower 2  illustrated by Beverly Cole.



  I have stamped the Poppy onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured it using Chameleon Art Pens. It has been fussy cut/ hand cut out and popped up on to layered Diecuts. 


Red Seam binding has been pleated onto double sided tape across the Dies before the poppy is adhered. The sentiment has been stamped, trimmed and layered onto green cardstock.  Nest it is adhered, at an angle to the base of the flowers and a red and gold button adhered.


LeCreme Swirls Finesse has been trimmed to size and adhered each side of the button.  The layered Dies are popped up onto embossed designer paper, followed by a pre-cut cardbase.  White pearls have been added to the corners.

Be sure to visit the other designers' pages today, your next stop is Naomi's Blog, then go shopping at Flourishes! 

Linda Lucas - you are 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