Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spellbinders From Me to You

Hello friends, thanks so much for dropping by. It is a beautiful day here in the Nations Capital - I am grateful for the weather being slightly cooler - only 32 Celsius today - I am happy to be able to have the time in The Studio and creating.  Today I have upcycled a card I made some time ago (you can find it HERE) - but I have decided that it is definitely a case of 'More is More!' Wink:Wink.

I have basically deconstructed the card and added back some elements and changed others.  I have kept the base (created using theRomantic Rectangles Nestabilities) and original card front, but added some sponging around the negative Die (from the Asters and Poppies Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™) using Imagine Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Neon.  I have also added a Postmark using Imagine Ink in Rhubarb Stalk - this stamp is a permanent feature on my desk - it comes in very handy!

I have added a pre-cut sentiment from the Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Collection and popped it up onto the smallest Die from the Nestabilities Royal Circle Etched Dies - cut/embossed using white card stock and the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform, using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

Finishing off by adding some Want2Scrap bling to the card - the Beautiful Bling Borders - Fancy That! have been trimmed and added to the top and bottom of the Die-Cut layer to form a frame - Baby Bling - Turqouise Rhinestones have been added along the Beautiful Bling Borders. With this sentiment - it is perfect for any occasion - including Valentines - although it has now passed in Australia! Ooops! Wink:Wink!

This card has been added to the following challenges:
Craftaholics R Us - Use Red on Your Card
Digi Chooseday Week - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Valentine
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More - Love/Valentines 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love Is All Around 
UnstampaBelle's Challenge - Anything Goes - twist - using something new (the Kaisercraft Collection)
Die Cuttin' Divas - Valentine's Day*
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Unicorn Challenge - Love/Valentines
CropStop Challenge - Anything Goes using products that CropStop carries (Spellbinders Dies)

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


  1. What a great up-cycle Linda and a gorgeous finished card

  2. A wonderful design ! WOW!
    Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!
    oxo Susi

  3. Beautiful card,Linda.Love the edge.


  4. Hi Linda. The link back to the original card wouldn't open for me, so I couldn't compare, but this is just lovely! Great idea to use a negative die cut image, and love the sponged effect. The bling adds just the right amount of 'style'! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Digi Choosday

  5. Lovely card Linda. Love the aperture of the flowers as the focal image and fantastic colour combination. Tracy x

  6. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 29 “Love/Valentine’s.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  7. Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

  8. Cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  11. Wow ! Splendid card with these borders and I love the cut out of that flower ! Thanks for joining us in our week 7 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday! Creative regards, Gina

  12. So pretty. Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  13. Wow, this is just gorgeous, Linda

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  14. Your cards are always so beautiful! I love all the layers and details -- absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!

  15. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge this week! kReN@afourthlife

  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  17. Wonderful card, so well designed and decorated.
    Dear Greetings

  18. Fabulous card design...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge this week,hope to see you again soon
    Željka DT xx

  19. Beautiful, love the vibrant colors!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  20. It is gorgeous and using up stash is always a bonus. However, it has a stamp so will not be eligible for our challenge - sorry. Thanks for thinking of us at Unstampabelles and hope to see you back soon with a creation without stamps!

  21. beautiful card :) Thank you so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Die Cut” Challenge! :)

  22. Beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#115
    Maria Pilar DT

  23. Lovely card, Linda! I´m in love with Spellbinders dies and you´ve made a beautiful card with them.
    32 degrees? How lucky!! Still cold weather in Madrid
    Thanks for sharing at Retarte challenge

  24. Great card, Thank you for play with us at Retarte.

  25. brilliant and a great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT

  26. Such a lovely and uplifting card with all the layers of color! The dies and dimension are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina


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