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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hello Birdie

Hello friends, the last few days have been a taste of spring for us, it is my favourite season and so welcome after a cold winter. 


I could not resist creating a 'beachy' card using the patterned paper from the Free Gift with Love Cardmaking 17 - aptly named Sea Shore.


The bird is from Katzelkraft and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto a Spellbinders  Pierced Circle Nestabilities and Seth Apter Robo Star Etched Dies - these have been cut/embossed using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" and popped up onto a Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies, using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  These layers have been popped up onto a yellow card base - also using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 


The sentiment is from the Hello Geo Heart Wild & Free by Debi Adams Etched Dies and has been adhered using glue.
This card is linked to the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes  
Challenge Up Your Life - Summer  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + optional Summer Theme
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Paper Craft Happy Challenges - Anything Goes with an Animal
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - 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, August 23, 2017

Penny Black Kisses and Flowers

Hello friends, I am happy to say I have had a productive day.  One of the things I did manage to achieve was creating this Whimsical card using the beautiful Penny Black Inc  stamp.


The image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink ink Tuxedo Black onto white card stock and coloured using Chameleon Pens.

The coloured image has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the cut/embossed Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Ovals Etched Dies #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest).  This has been layered into a pre-cut card front using using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The card base has been cut using the Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles Two Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

Finishing off with a double Seam Binding Bow and Mulberry Paper Rose on the top left corner and Want2Scrap 250 Count Orange Rhinestones.

This card is link to the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog ANYTHING GOES WITH option of USE DIE CUTS OR PUNCHES
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Shabby Chic
heARTful Stamping Challenge Anything Goes + a Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies 
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Anything Goes
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes 
Star Stampz Challenge - Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord

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, August 22, 2017

Spellbinders Trailing Hearts Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders featuring two of the new Dies by Licensed Designer Marisa Job - and I have to say I am more than happy with the results.  You can see how this card has been created by following along with the Step by Step Tutorial.




















1. Add an Adhesive Sheet to the A2 Matting Basics A #6 (#1 being the smallest) and trim to the correct size.
2. Cut/emboss one Trailing Hearts using both green and mauve card stock. 
3. Adhere the mauve Trailing Hearts to the card base, pressing down to adhere it all
4. Add a row of green squares from the green Trailing Hearts from Step 2, along with one row of hearts.  Press firmly to help them stick firmly.

4. Sprinkle glitter into an embossing tray, press down the die cut making sure to press it into all the open spaces in the die cut
5. Pop up the Die cut layer onto the card base using liquid glue

6. Cut/emboss two of the heart die using white card stock.
7. Layer and adhere to the centre of the mauve Trailing Heart card front.
8. Cut two flowers from the Textured Flowers #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) using patterned paper.  
9. Sand using a Sanding Block.
10. Layer the flowers and colour the centre using a yellow pen. Adhere a large pearl to the centre of the flower.
11. Cut/emboss three leaves using green card stock, curl using a thin paint brush handle.
12. Pop up around the flower using a 3D Foam Square.

13. Trim the Swirls Finesse and adhere either side of the flowers.
14. Adhere computer generated sentiment.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies: White, purple and green pink card stock; ImagineMemento Luxe Ink in Wedding Dress;  Want2Scrap: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; ; 

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, August 21, 2017

One of a Kind

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card using some of Spellbinders Matting Basics to created a frame for these gorgeous feathers - also Spellbinders.  I am a great fan of the Matting Basics, they help in a number of ways - first of all - uneven cards and secondly they make layering so easy and these are only two of the great things about them!


I have used the A-2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies with the frame being created by using #6 and #7 Dies (#1 being the smallest)  The smaller die has been placed inside the larger die and they are secured using repositional tape, then cut,embossed using the the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" and some of the Lovely Layers patterned paper by Anna Griffin inc.

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk (one of my favourite reds)  The Shapeabilities Feathers Etched Dies have been cut using scraps from my stash and then lightly sanded using a sanding block.  I have also used   Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Adhesive Runner.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp -  Add a Sentiment
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Imagine That! CreativePlayground - Anything Crafty Goes
Anything Goes with Create With TLC - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes  
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches/Dies
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
City Crafter Challenge - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (NO Flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Take card 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, August 20, 2017

Want2Scrap Birthday Fabulous

Hello friends - I have a whimsical card to share with you on theWant2Scrap Blog created using one of the fabuloous Silhouettes and some white pearls.


                                           You can see the details and close ups 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, August 17, 2017

Recycled Birthday Chick

Hello friends, I have a very quick card to share with you today - using a recycled image - how adorable is this little chick - too cute to not be given a 'second chance!'




The chick has been popped up using to the card front using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The card front has been created using Chameleon Pens; with splashes of White paint added.  A computer generated sentiment has been added, along with some Want2Scrap Turquoise Baby Bling.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - ANYTHING GOES WITH option of USE DIE CUTS OR PUNCHES 
Pile It On 3 Recycle
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Imagine That! CreativePlayground - Anything Crafty 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, August 16, 2017

Nice Normal Family

Hello friends, my card today has been created using one of the fun stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle - Chicken Run stamp set. I love those chickens and the sentiments that come with them - we actually have a sign with this saying on it! LOL!


I have inked the image using Imagine Memento Inks along with a White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the Chickens and sponged the sky background also using Memento Inks.


The image has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Ovals , then the background has been sponged using various inks.  I have used my sponge daubers and not added any extra ink - they are usually 'fully loaded'!  The sentiment has been stamped to the top portion of the Pierced Ovals. 


The Border has been embossed using the Shapeabilities Stitched Borders Etched Dies Quilt It by Lene Lok onto blue card stock, the leaves have been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and outlined using a White Gel Pen.

 This has been layered onto a pre-cut card base using A2 Matting Basics B Card Creator.  A burlap strip has been adhered across the centre of the card front, with feathers, a flourish and button..


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Fashionable Stamping - Use your Inks
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Use Colored Inks
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Animal Kingdom

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, August 15, 2017

Spellbinders Graceful Floral Lace Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing another tutorial for Spellbinders here on my Blog.  It is always hard to choose which Die/s to use, as there are so many to choose from.  I do try to share from all of the designers and use different styles.


Today I am using one of the gorgeous Dies by from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection by Becca Feeken - this die is fabulous and as you can see below does a lot of the work when creating an elegant card, as you will see below.

1. Cut one strip of flocked paper 5cm x 10cm and adhere the left side of dark pink card stock 10cm x 15cm.
2. Cut/emboss the card front using the Graceful Floral Lace Card Creator Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken Etched Dies on the dark pink card stock.

3. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge the open areas using Wedding Dress Ink.
4. Remove from the Die and allow to dry - or use Heart Tool
5. Pop up onto a precut card base using 3D Foam Squares.

6. Stamp the sentiment from the sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set onto white card stock using Black Ink.
7. Cut/emboss using the Small Insert Die from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.
8. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging inside the edges using Angel Pink ink.
9. Pop up into the centre of the Flocked portion of the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

10. Trim the Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett - Beautiful Blooms, adhere two 'blooms' above the sentiment and three along the base of the card as shown in the photos above.
11. Adhere a double Seam Binding Bow to the left of the sentiment
12. Attach a small Mulberry Paper Bow using liquid glue.


Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies: White and dark pink card stock; Pink Flocked Paper; Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Wedding Dress;  Want2Scrap: Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett - Beautiful BloomsScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Champagne Seam Binding; Small Mulberry Paper Rose.

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