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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Flourishes lc Welcome Little One

Hello friends, I have a baby card to share with you today using one of the the Flourishes lc Thanks a Bushel stamp set - how adorable is the rabbit?!  I have also created my own background paper using




The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock  using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares, onto a Spellbinders Standard Circles SML using /white card stock and a slightly larger circle using green card stock. 

The layers have been popped up onto Classic White card stock that has been stamped using Tartan Plaid Background stamp and Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk , onto a pre-cut white card base that has a strip of spotted paper, twine and a button added, using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares.

The sentiment is computer generated, layered onto coloured card stock cut slightly larger and adhered to the card base using double sided tape.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: CAS - no designer paper
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Letter "B" (Baby Card)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retarte  - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals -  Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes

Take care friends - 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, April 26, 2017

Spellbinders Tammy Tutterow Sunflower Bunch Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a new tutorial for Spellbinders to share today - using one of the floral  stamped images by Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies by Stacey Caron.  Sometimes a card needs simple lines to show off the featured image and Spellbinders caters for this beautifully with the gorgeously unique lines of their Label Dies.


Spellbinders Products
    Other : Liquid Glue; Chameleon Pens; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Coral and white card stock; Imagine: Delicata in Golden Glitz Ink;  Yellow Seam Binding; button; twine; scrap of patterned paper.

1. Cut/emboss two Nestabilities Stacey Caron Botanical Bliss Label 54 #   (#1 being the smallest) using coral card stock.
2. Score the top of one Label 54 1cm from the top
3. Fold forward and add a row of double sided tape.
4. Adhere the second Nestabilities Stacey Caron Botanical Bliss Label 54 onto the scored one, making sure the edges line up.

5. Stamp the image onto white card stock using black ink.
6. Use he Die as a stencil and sponge inside the edges using Golden Glitz ink.
7. Colour using Chameleon Pens.
8. Cut/emboss using Nestabilities Stacey Caron Botanical Bliss Label 54  #  (#1 being the smallest)
9. Adhere a strip if patterned paper across the centre of the card base using double sided tape.
10.Turn the base over and trim the patterned paper to size.

11. Adhere light yellow Seam Binding across the centre of the patterned paper.
12. Pop the stamped layer onto the card base using 3D Foam Squares.
13.Glue a double seam binding bow onto the left side of the card
14. Glue a button and twine to the centre of the bow.
 15.Randomly glue the sequins onto the stamped layer.

Take care friends - 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, April 25, 2017

Flourishes,lc Endearing Heart Frame

Hello friends, I hope your week has been a good one - so far.  Mine has been busy - too busy in some ways but not all deadlines - I am preparing for my Mother's visit from New Zealand tomorrow night, our grandsons 2nd birthday on Thursday and his party on Saturday - which is at our home.  My Mother-in-Law and a family friend are arriving on Saturday for the party and leaving Monday morning and my Mum departs Wednesday morning and as you can imagine lots of family activities in between,  But in the meantime I have a project to share with you...a little Mixed Media! 


The Flourishes,lc Endearing Rose has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors, the rose head and the leaves have been popped up, using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares inside the Florentine Frame that has been stamped onto white card stock, coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors, The layered image has been popped up onto the Harlequin background that has been stamped using Imagine Memento ink in Bamboo Leaves.


DecoArt Crackle Medium has been added to the white card stock, thickly in the corners - the thicker the paste the more crackle - within reason of course!  The cracks appears as it drys, leaving such a great effect!


Part of the sentiment has been created using stickers that have been sponged around and once stuck on had a coat of Dimensional Magic applied - such a great effect.  The Believe sentiment is metal and was originally pink, but I coloured it using a Chameleon Pen RD3 Vermilion and then sponged over it using Imagine StazOn ink in Claret.  Finishing off with a strip of recycled corrugated card stock and popping it onto a frame - the guilded gold frame worked well for the look I was wanting to achieve.


This project is link to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
Path of Positivity - any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome - Optional Theme: The Beauty of Nature
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything goes with option Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Always Anything Goes (no cards/ATCs)
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flourishing Florals
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/MM ONLY - Anything Goes

Take care friends - 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, April 24, 2017

Sweet Baby

Hello friends - nothing is sweeter than a baby card and I love to create them, to make each one unique with lots of details - and this card is no exception,  How can resist a cute little Duck for a baby and a spotted one too - awwww! 


I have used a Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder and sponged it using Imagine Radiant Neon in Electric yellow.


Want2Scrap Nestabling Labels One Silver Rhinestones has been adhered to the centre of the card, with a Nested Duck popped up in the centre with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The white dots have been added around the outside of the Nestabling using a white gel pen.  The Die cut sentiment is from the Spellbinders Simply Said Phrase Set One Etched Dies.


Stickers have been used to finish the sentiment, they have been outlined using a White Sharpie Pen and some more spots added around the sentiment.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafts and Me -Things with Wings
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Use a Die Cut
QKR Stampede –  Feathered Friends or Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Embellish It
Inspiration Destination - 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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Want2Scrap To the Moon and Back Layout Sneak Peek

Hello Friends -  I am sharing another layout on the Want2Scrap Blog, using Want2Scrap Nestabling and Nestaboard.   I do love all that Want2Scrap offers for any project - it is certainly helping me when it comes to scrapbooking.



You can see all of the details and the project in full by clicking HERE  I would love to hear what you think.

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, April 21, 2017

Birdie Best Wishes

Hello friends, it is Friday here - Daylight Savings has finished a few weeks ago it gets darker earlier and that means closing up and settling in for the evening - I love that time of day - but it will not be long and we will be turning on the heat.  With that in mind I am sharing a more summery card....


My card base has been cut using a Spellbinders Labels Fifty Eight Etched Die and Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The background paper has been stamped using a feather stamp I picked up at Typo for 50 cents - such a cute little stamp.  I have used Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle , the feathers have been sponged the feathers using Teal Zeal ink and a sponge dauber.  This has then been cut/embossed using the same Die as the card base, just one size smaller and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The Scribbly bird by Dina Wakley has also been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle and coloured using preinked Sponge Daubers - I have to note here that my Sponge Daubers are always 'fully loaded', I rarely have to ink them to colour an image.  The image has then been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the layered card base.

  The Penny Black Inc. sentiment has been stamped using Teal  Zeal Ink, hand cut and popped up on 3D Foam squares making sure it is tucked under the birds feet.  The dots have been added using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in White.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Shaped Card
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retro Rubber Challenge Baby, baby - use baby critters*
Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anythng Goes - Things with Wings 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash It On!
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card 
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: Animals


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, April 20, 2017

Want2Scrap So Very Precious Layout Sneak Peek

Hello Friends -  I am sharing a layout on the Want2Scrap Blog, using a Want2Scrap Stencil and one of the Beautiful Script Chipboard Words.   I do love it that Want2Scrap stock so many products, along with their gorgeous bling - it certainly helps me when it comes to scrapbooking.


You can see all of the details and the project in full by clicking HERE -  I would love to hear what you think.

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, April 19, 2017

Spellbinders Tropical Flower by Lene Lok Tutorial

Hello friends, it is time for a Spellbinders Tutorial - I am using the gorgeous Tropical Florals Etched Dies Tropical Paradise By Lene Lok - it certainly lives up to it's name!  I have also used Seth Apter Trifecta Etched Dies - as soon as I saw Seth's Dies I knew they could be incorporated with so many, if not all of the Spellbinders dies to create feminine cards - as you can see by my Step by Step Tutorial below,


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Imagine: Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Orange and Electric Yellow; Yellow, Green and white card stock; computer generated sentiment

  1. Fold 13cm x 26cm yellow card stock in half.  Cut/emboss using the 6x6 Matting Basics B #5 (#1 being the smallest), making sure to place the fold inside the cutting edge to form card base. 
  2.  Cut/emboss green card stock using the 6x6 Matting Basics A #5 (#1 being the smallest). 
  3. Cut/emboss white card stock using the 6x6 Matting Basics A #4 (#1 being the smallest)
  4. Cut/emboss Seth Apter Trifecta  #3 (#1 being the smallest) using green card stock.

5.Adhere the die green and white layers onto the yellow card stock according to size, using 3D Foam Squares,
6. Glue the Trifecta Circle to the layered card stock.
7. Cut/emboss three Hibiscus flowers using white card stock.
8. Sponge the centre of the Hibiscus using Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow and highlighting in Electric Orange,

9. Cut/emboss two Bird of Paradise using green card stock.
10. Sponge the Birds of Paradise using using Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow and Electric Orange,

11. Adhere just the stems of the Birds of Paradise inside the Trifecta Die cut using liquid glue.
12. Pop up the Hibiscus using 3D Foam Squares over the stems and down towards the lower rim of the Trifecta Die.

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, April 18, 2017

Celebrate the Day

Hello friends - I hope you have had a lovely Easter and not overloaded on the chocolate that flows so freely at this time.  I am always grateful for a new day and Easter brings it home to me so clearly with the message of the Cross.  Today is Tuesday and the Public Holidays have come to an end - I am hoping to spend the rest of the day in The Studio with deadlines looming very close.


My card today has been created using up those leftovers from cards or kits - it gives me great satisfaction to see them come to life in another card.  The 'image' has been cut from embossed card using a Spellbinders Embossing Folder and coloured using  Imagine inks and sponge daubers - I do love this technique when using Embossing Folders - it adds such a lovely new dimension.

This has been layered into the smaller frame from the Spellbinders Romantic Roses etched DiesThe patterned paper has been cut into squares and layered onto recycled cardboard, cut to size using a Matting Die.  Each of the squares has been paper pierced by hand.  This has all been adhered to a pre-cut card base using Adhesive Sheets 4 x6 prior to cutting.

For the card base, cut/emboss using the A2 Matting Basics B, making sure to place the fold inside the cutting edge to form card base.  Pop embossed layers onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and finish by adding some of the fabulous Want2Scrap White Pearls.

This card is linked to following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs  - Girls or Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 

Take care friends - 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