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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Farmhouse Greetings

Hello friends, welcome and thank for stooping by!!  You know if this was in real life I would have a hot brewed coffee waiting for you - or tea if that is your preference.  My husband upcycles furniture and does a fabulous job with it - this means I live in an every changing house LOL!  Some of the pieces are so beautiful and just have to stay with us - the latest pieces are a very 'French Farmhouse' look - who doesn't love that.  It did remind me of an older Layers of Color stamp....how perfect is that Rooster Topiary!?


I started by stamping the Rooster onto texture card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black Ink. Next the image was coloured using Chameleon Pens, and layered onto slightly larger Maroon card stock.

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Narrow green checked ribbon has been wrapped around patterned paper from my stash, the layered image has been adhered using double sided tape and adhered to slightly larger dark green card stock.


For my card front I used a piece of garden wire/lattice to emboss white card stock.  I love to try different things but have a rule - don't force anything - the outcome could be lethal.  The embossed layer has been adhered to a slightly larger dark green card base, with the layered image adhered near the top of the card front.

I have cut/embossed the Honeycomb from the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Honey Bee Etched Dies using gold card stock.  This has been popped under the lower left corner of the layered image and glued into place.  The circle sentiment is from Fancy Pants and has been popped up using Scrapboook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Watercoloring
International Art & Soul  Be Inspired by a Movie (the Chicken Run)
Pile It On Land Animals and/or Sea/Water Creatures
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES - NO TWIST
Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional Elements
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
The Male Room  - Anything Goes 
Scrapy Land Challenges Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Winter Fun
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes +  option New Beginnings
Ike's World A for Animals / Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - 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 yo

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Monday, January 21, 2019

Spellbinders Love Frame Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using the both stamps and Dies by Licensed Designer Joanne Zink.  The Love Frame is from the Wings of Love Collection and  he beautiful butterflies from Joanne's Bible Journaling Collection - definitely makes a whimsical card - as you will see when you follow along with the tutorial below.



'Shapeabilities Love Frame Etched Dies On the Wings of Love Collection by Joanne Fink is a set of two dies includes a solid heart shape and a coordinating heart insert design with words surrounding the edge. On the Wings of Love Collection brings together faith and art for a great creative collaboration by Joanne Fink'. - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Love Frame Etched Dies onto the centre of the patterned paper using the insert only and The Platinum Machine.
2. Remove the Die Cut Insert
3. Adhere white card stock at the back of the patterned paper using double sided tape.

4. Centre the die cut image and cut.emboss using the second largest die from the Vintage Stitched Squares Etched Dies.
5. Lightly sand around the embossed edges using a Sanding Block.

6. Stamp three Butterflies from the  Inspiring Others Stamps onto white card stock using black ink.
7. Colour the butterflies using Radiant Neon Inks and sponge daubers.
8. Fussy cut/ hand cut out using scissors and glue the bodies inside the heart.
9. Trim 3D Foam squares and pop up the wings for dimension.
10. Wind pink twine around the card front twice and secure with a knot.
11. Glue a double pink bow over the know and tie the twine ends around the bow - with a bow.
12. Glue the yellow flower, adding 3 leaves underneath it and glue into place.
13. Adhere a Medium purple Rhinestone and a small Orange rhinestone to the body of the butterflies.
14. Adhere one medium and two small orange rhinestones to each corner as shown on the main image.


Spellbinders Products



  • Other: Yellow Shimmer and white card stock; Kaisercraft:  Misty Mountain Collection 6x6; Want2Scrap: 250 Count - Purple Rhinestones, 250 Count - Orange Rhinestones; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Little Birdie Crafts: Flowers; liquid glue; Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black, Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow, Pink, Coral, Purple and Blue, Sponge Daubers; Pink Ribbon, Pink Twine

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, January 19, 2019

A Berry Happy Birthday

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope your week is going smoothly for you - we are in the middle of a heatwave which is not changing any time soon and to add to that Canberra had an earthquake this morning - very rare.  We did not feel it but my DH heard it - thankfully!  Enough of the chatter, I do actually have a card to share with you using a Stamp and Die set from Spellbinders - love these - that little mouse is 'berry cute!' Wink:wink!


Stamp the images from the Spellbinders Mouse Stamp and Die Set from the Earth Air Water Collection by Stephanie Low onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, next colour using Chameleon Pens.  Glue the Little Birdie Crafts flower onto the top of the mouses' head, add a trimmed Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse in Wild Plum.


Cut/emboss two Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals Etched Dies  using dark pink card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   Score the top of one Elegant Oval 1.5cm from the top. Fold forward and add a row of double sided tape.  Adhere the second Elegant Labels onto the scored one, making sure the edges line up to form card base.   Cut/emboss the oval from the Shapeabilities Victoriana Crest Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken using white card stock.  Pop up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


Next adhere the coloured berries to the right side of the layered card front using double sided tape. Pop the Mouse up next to the berries using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3 D Foam Squares, along with the single berry.  Trim the sentiment and adhere across the lower portion of the card using double sided tape.  Thread the button using the white twine and glue onto the right side of the oval.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Pearls Or Buttons
Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional Elements
Crafty Gals Corner - Sparkle
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Anything Goes
Sognando Scrap - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Die Cut / Stencil
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - 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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Spellbinders Just for You Bouquet

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have another card to share using Stickers, pre-cut and recycled Dies from Workshop Kits and pieces of bling that are left sitting on my desk.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of using them to create pretty and quick cards.  This is the third card - you can see the first card HERE and the second HERE.


The  patterned paper is from my stash, a strip of spotted patterned paper had been adhered across the centre.  Next it has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine  Next it has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  A Gold Gel Pen has been used around the faux stitching.


The sticker is one of eight I came across in my stash and has been adhered to a Circle from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SML Etched Dies white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.   This has been popped up onto a Die Cut I have had in my stash for a long time - The Fleur de Lis, which I believe it is discontinued  - disappointing I know bu they are too pretty NOT to use up. Next it has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Square. 


A double green Seam Binding bow has been glued to the Top of the Fleur de Lis Frame and a pre-cut flower glued to the centre. The Sentiment has been popped up using a 3D Foam Squares as the base of the circle.  Want2Scrap Nestabling has been trimmed and adhered around the Fleur de Lis - Note this is not co-ordinatiing Nestabling, but works so well - thinking outside the square on this one! Wink:Wink!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes (opt twist, use a tag)
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Something New (the Seam Binding)
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge Anything New
Make my Monday Challenge - Words or a Sentiment
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 yo

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time to Celebrate

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I have to start by saying it is HOT HOT HOT here Down Under - we are having a heatwave and feeling it - I am very grateful for air conditioning and fans.  It is the perfect time to spend more time in The Studio and CASE (copy and share everything) one of the cards I made for a publication over a year ago...it is simple but that is one of the things I love about it - how about you!?


Stamp the pink card stock using the Spellbinders Seth Apter Spatter Stamps and Imagine Memento Ink in Rose Bud.  Next cut/emboss the background image using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken #5 #6 and the Platinum Machine.   Remove all excess pieces using the Tool’n One.  Pop up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares.


Cut/emboss Spellbinder Shapeabilities Seth Apter Robo Star Etched Dies  #1, #3 and #5 using Teal card stock.   Adhere to the card front using liquid glue.  Using a fine Black Marker draw around the Robo stars.  Apply a coat of  Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer - allow to dry.

Stamp the sentiment using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black Ink, trim and layer onto slightly larger teal card stock. Adhere to the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  It is as easy as that!! I am not sure if it the colours or that gorgeous Robo Star designed by my dear friend Seth - but I will definitely use this design again - slightly different of course - as you do! Wink:Wink!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Create With TLC - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink 
LeAnn’s World 101 -  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes (opt twist, use a tag)
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes +  option New Beginnings
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Birthday
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
Make My Monday - USE WORDS OR A SENTIMENT

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, January 15, 2019

Spellbinders Blue for You

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have another card to share using Stickers, pre-cut and recycled Dies from Workshop Kits and pieces of bling that are left sitting on my desk.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of using them to create pretty and quick cards - you can see the first card HERE


The  patterned paper is from Kaisercraft, a strip of floral patterned paper had been adhered across the centre.  Next it has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine  Next it has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.


The sticker is also from my stash and has been adhered to the smallest frame from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine Want2Scrap Nestabling has been trimmed and adhered around the sticker.  Next it has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Square. 


A double pink Teal Binding bow has been glued to the left of the Romantic Roses frame and a  Sentiment Tag has been popped up using a 3D Foam Square on either end.


                                          This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Watercoloring
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
CropStop Challenge - ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL TWIST NEUTRAL TONES  
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - RECYCLE SOMETHING
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes with option: Fun Techniques
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: BIRTHDAYS 
QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafteezee - Shabby Chic
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - 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