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Friday, July 19, 2019

Geli Plates and Feathers

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by.  It is Friday evening here Down Under and I am preparing for a Workshop I am running on Sunday - it is always a great feeling to have the kits finished and everything ready to go - especially as I overbooked the Workshop by two and everyone said yes - I am not complaining about everyone coming - but really, how often does that happen! LOL!  It is a great bunch of ladies so will be a lot of fun - in the meantime...


I came across some handmade patterned paper that had been created over 3 years ago - I was using  Geli Plate for the first time and had a lot of fun with it - it is long overdue to be used on a card.  The paper has been trimmed and adhered to a sightly larger cream card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


The image  is from Spellbinders by Stephanie Low and has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colour added using Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo and Teal Zeal, along with Memento Luxe in Rose Bud.  A White Gel Pen has been used to add details to the feather and the spots around it.  The sentiment is from my stash and has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Make Your Own Background
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
AAA Birthday - FOR THE GIRLS
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Your COuntry's Flag Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges -  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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lots of Love

Hello friends - welcome and thank you for stopping by!   I am working on some projects that I cannot share yet - not for a while infact, but I had to stop by and share a card with 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 - simply elegant!


The main image has been popped up onto patterned paper that came pre-die cut in gold; along with a scalloped circle that has a faint floral patterned on it, using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, followed by a card front that has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken . The sentiment is from Penny Black Inc and has been embossed onto black card using Imagine VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder and then popped up below the image.  A butterfly circle has also been popped onto the card front also using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, slightly overlapping the sentiment.

. 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.  


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Embossing (heat or dry)
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - ANYTHING GOES with optional/ MONOCHROMATIC
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Your Country's Flag Colors
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes + option: Share Your Favorite Craft
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes + optional: Food / Drink
Through The Craft Room Door - 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

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tilda Love

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I have finally managed to finish off the second card I have been working on (little by little) since 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.  I have used the same colour theme for both cards.


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 fussy cut/hand cut using scissors.


Next Tilda has been popped up onto handmade patterned paper that has been embossed using Spellbinders Diamond Lace Frame Cut and Emboss Folder and the  Platinum Die Cutting MachineThe card front has been randomly stamped using postmarks from a Penny Black Inc. stamp set and layered onto a slightly larger white pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. Yellow/white twine has been wound around the card front twice and secured on the left of the image through a white button with a bow.


Little Birdie Crafts flowers have been added just below the image and some leaves from my stash glued on either side. A computer generated sentiment is popped up above the flowers using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Your Country's Flag Colors
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes + optional Happy Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - ANYTHING COLORING GOES
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES + TWIST: USE PATTERN PAPER 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional 2 or more designer papers
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes optional Patriotic
Not Just Cards Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Smile - It's Your Day

Hello friends - welcome and thank you for stopping by!  Another weekend has nearly come to a close for me - today has been totally hectic but nothing bad - just busy! I hope you have had/are having a good one - in whatever you do! I am working on some projects that I cannot share yet - not for a while infact, but I had to stop by and share a card with 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 - simply elegant!


The main image has been popped up onto patterned paper that came pre-die cut and has a faint floral patterned on it, using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, followed by the pre-cut white layer, also using . The sentiment circle has been popped onto the card front also using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

A border strip from the set has been trimmed and glued to the right edge of the white layer using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. - the ends of the strip have been trimmed and the layers adhered to the centre of a pink card front, followed by a slightly larger cream pre-cut A-Frame card base. 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 Nestabling circle of white pearls from Want2Scrap being adhered around the sentiment circle.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Make Sentiment Your Focal Point
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
2 Sisters On The Blog - Make a card for a lady
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
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 creating

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Little Birdie Crafts - Quick and Easy Double Triangle Cards

Hello friend, welcome and thanks for stopping by.   I have a new post on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog today - sharing two quick and easy Double triangle cards!  We all have to make quick cards at one time or another - it does not get much easier than this!   I have used patterned paper, flowers, die cuts, butterflies and so much more.  You can see the full tutorial and step out photos HERE.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes 
Happy Little Stampers July Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies
Always Fun Challenges ANYTHING GOES
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges  - ANYTHING GOES with optional/ MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge - Use Dies or Punches
Use Your Stuff  - BIRDS, BEES OR BUTTERFLIES
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Your Country's Flag Colors
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings
My Besties Spanish 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 creating



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

One Die - Three Different Ways

Hello friends, welcome and thank you for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your week.  I have been playing with the Happy Mail I received from from John Lockwood aka John Next Door -and I have to say - they are wonderful to work with.  Today I am sharing three cards created three different ways with the one die - I love to find more than one way to use something - how about you?!


Firstly I used the JOHN NEXT DOOR DIE Gerbera Collection -Lattice and die cut yellow card stock.  The centres have been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Rockmelon and white Want2Scrap Enamel Dots added to the centre of each flower.  Next it has been glued onto a teal card base, the same size.  The butterfly and sentiment are Kaisercraft Collectibles.


For the second card I used the JOHN NEXT DOOR DIE Gerbera Collection -Lattice die to emboss only  - this is done by placing the die face up, next the card stock, followed by the Tan Mat and Embossing Plate - such an effective way to use dies  The centres have been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Rockmelon and yellow Want2Scrap Faux Enamel Dots added to the centre of each flower.  Next it has been popped up onto a slightly larger white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Craft Foam Tape. The butterfly and sentiment are Kaisercraft Collectibles.


For the third card I have used the negative dies from the first card using JOHN NEXT DOOR DIE Gerbera Collection -Lattice Once removed from the Die they have been glued onto teal card stock to recreate the lattice effect and popped up onto an embossed card front.  Next the card front has been layered onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Craft Foam Tape. Want2Scrap Enamel Dots and Baby Bling have been added to the centre of each flower. A double teal Seam Binding Bow has been glued to the left side of the card front.


These cards are linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Summer or Tropical
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes 
Always Fun Challenges - ANYTHING GOES
Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Cardmakers - DIES OR PUNCHES
Get Creative Challenges - ANYTHING GOES with optional/ MONOCHROMATIC
Use Your Stuff BIRDS, BEES OR BUTTERFLIES
Crafty Friends Challenge - Things Beginning with "B" (Blooms and Butterflies)

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
                            

Monday, July 8, 2019

Recycled Grateful for You

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  If you know me you know I love to recycle and this time I have 'hit the jackpot' with some pretty perfume packaging - I believe it is from the Body Shop. Once again I have used Kaisercraft Collectibles - how pretty is it and did I mention easy...?!



I have cut four (4) pieces of the packaging using Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies, adhering them onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


The Kaisercraft Collectibles have been popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, along with one Collectible being added to the top left corner of the card front.  Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Black Rhinestones have been randomly added to the card front.  Is really is that easy - this would gave to be the quickest card I have made - and to make it even better I have recycled some very pretty cardboard win:win! 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
My Besties Spanish Challenge - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Summer colors, themes or treats (summer colours)
Little Red Wagon - Repeat Something (paper pierced squares)
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes + option: Share Your Favorite Craft
Crafty Friends Challenge - Things Beginning with "B" (Bouquet/Blooms)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES + TWIST: USE PATTERN 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

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Thankful for the Small Things

Hello friends, welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Once again I have been having more fun in The Studio with Kaisercraft Collectibles and other misc pieces gathering on my desk..   Once again I have been inspired by a set of cards that were designed by the very talented Alicia McNamara - a Boho set - once I got started I could not stop- it has become addictive LOL!  This has definitely become my 'go to' layout for a card!   It is another very quick and easy way to create a pretty card.


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


You can see Alicia's cards and tutorial HERE - the stripes got me started, especially when it means I can use the front of 6"x6" Pads - they are perfect for this.  The patterned strip is 9cm long and adhered to the centre of cards on the right-hand side. using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.

Kaisercraft Collectibles have been layered to the left of the patterned strip and directly onto it..  A row of Want2Scrap Green pearls have been  added across the patterned paper and to each corner of the card front.  It is very easy to create a card in this style - thanks so much Alicia for the inspiration - I may or may not have made over more cards based on this style - I won't bombard you with them! Wink:wink


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes + option: Share Your Favorite Craft
Crafty Friends Challenge - Things Beginning with "B" (Butterfly)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES + TWIST: USE PATTERN 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