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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Artist in Residence Tutorial - Valentines

I am excited to be back with a tutorial an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts - and even more excited to be using NEW PRODUCT - the divine Creative Medium in Bronze - and it is awesome!!




You can see the whole project and details by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over there and leave me a comment letting me know what you think - you know I love to see you!

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!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spellbinders Card Creator Tutorial

Hello Blog Friends  - I am sharing a tutorial I created for Spellbinders using the Spellbinders 'Card Creator' Dies - no measuring - it does it all for you - it's as easy as 1-2-3! 


. The Card Creator Dies really do make card making so easy - and check out all of the fabulous designs - there is something for everyone!  You can see the Tutorial and Product List by clicking HERE.  I hope you are inspired to bring out your Dies and get creating - don't forget to check out the Card Creator Dies - you will LOVE them! 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monchromatic Thanks

 Hello friends, I hope you are all well and surviving whatever weather you are experiencing - there have certainly been some extremes these past few days.  Although it is summer here, we have had a fair bit of rain - it is lovely and unusual seeing the grass so green in January - especially when drought is not rare for us.


Today I am sharing a monochromatic card with you - I love these earthy tones.  Some Dies just seem to find their way to my desk, time and time again - and the Gold Majesty Circles Spellbinders® Imperial Gold die is one of those. It has been cut/embossed using white cardstock and adhere to a card base with patterned paper already attached.


The Lacey Circles Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements dies has been cut/embossed using Authentique Paper  - Glistening Collection and popped up on  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  The last layer has been cut/embossed using the Rounded Squares Nestabilities.  All Dies have been cut using the  Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine




Vintage lace (removed from a doily- shhh) has been added, along with  Want2Scrap© 72 Count - LeCreme Pearls - Self Adhesive and some flowers from my stash.


This card is for the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - Anything Goes option of Happy Birthday
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lace & Pearls
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts - lace and pearls  


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!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ambassadors Victorian Blog Hop Blog Hop

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Welcome to the very first informal Blog Hop for the International Ambassadors
 We got together and chatted (online of course) and decided to have a Blog Hop - just for fun and we hope to inspire you along the way. It is a great way for you to get to know who we are and to see what we can do....



The International Ambassadors are a group of  'seasoned' and well known Designers from different parts of the Globe, each bringing their own unique styles to inspire you - what a blessing to be chosen to be part of this amazing Team.  I hope you will join us in this International smorgasbord for the eyes. If you came here from Christina's Blog - you are in the right place.

We have chosen to use Dies from the Victorian Range - these Dies are divine and it is so much fun to create with them, as you will see as you stop by each Designers Blog:

Here are a few photos of my card using the  Victorian Medallion Three  - you will be surprised just how easy it is to create this card - the Dies do all of the work.







Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: White cardstock; green cardstock; Patterned paper, Vintage button, Mulberry Roses; Recycled Lace

Directions: 


1. Cut/emboss one (1) Victorian Medallion Three #2 #3 using patterned paper (#1 being the smallest)
2. Adhere to precut card base using cutting edge Die of Victorian Medallion Three #3
3. Attach Vintage Lace using double sided tape.
4. Cut/emboss one (1) Victorian Medallion Three #1 using co-ordinating patterned paper.
5. Cut/emboss one (1) Scalloped Labels One # in white cardstock.
6. Adhere the Victorian Medallion Three #1 to the Scalloped Labels One.
7. Adhere these layers into the Victorian Medallion Three #2 using 3D Foam Squares
8. Cut/emboss one Bird Banners using light green cardstock.
9. Sponge the edges and embossed areas using Rhubarb Stalk Ink and a sponge dauber.
10. Pop up on lower edge of the Scalloped Labels One, adding three small Mulberry Roses.
11. Fussy cut/hand cut flowers from the patterned paper and adhere to the side of the banner using 3D Foam Squares.
12. Remove the shank form the back of the Vintage button, adhere button to the center of the small medallion using liquid glue. 




The next Stop is Yvonne - prepare to be amazed!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, incase you get lost along the way.

Linda Lucas (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us - we will be back with more - you can count on it!  Your visits and comments are appreciated - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Flowers

Hello Blog Friends,  I hope you have had a relaxing weekend - it has been a long weekend here - with today being Australia Day - it is highly likely that most Australians had a BBQ with sausages and lamb, or a meat pie - with sauce and lamingtons - and for those who love vegemite...today is the day to enjoy it....



Today I am sharing a birthday card - a quick and easy one - we need those at times - don't we!!  I have used the Rosette Wall Spellbinders Celebra'tions™ 3D embossing folder, that has been embossed using the Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing MachineThe sandwich (stack from bottom up): B-Pink Embossing Plate, 3D Embossing Folder with Media Inside and D-Raspberry Adapter Plate.

The next layer is from Authentique Paper - and the precut flowers are from Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  The Corrugated card has been sponged using  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Ink in Wedding Dress and a Sponge Dauber.  Finishing off with Washi Tape and vintage lace.

I have used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card.  The beautiful Bling is from Want2Scrap©




This card is for the following challenges:
Amusing - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Hearts and/or Flowers

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!
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Spellbinders Park Scene Tutorial

I have toyed with the idea of creating a 'scenic' card using Dies and today I am excited to be sharing a tutorial for this 'Park Scene.' 


 I love how the different Dies come together and almost create a Diorama so effortlessly - don't you!  This scene can be changed and personalised for any occasion - as you will see.

Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Products:
Other: Yellow, Brown, Kraft, green cardstock; Wax Paper; Twine


















1. Cut yellow cardstock to 4.5" x 11.5".
2. Using a Scorpal score at
3. Fold into Mountain and Valley folds - as shown in the photo above.
















4. Cut/emboss one (1) Delightful Tree in fawn cardstock, along with the embellishments from the Die in white
5. Cut/emboss two (2) Row Houses in two different shades of brown.
6. Cut/emboss one (1) Garden Bench in white cardstock.
7. Use the Dies as a Stencil and colour using sponge dauber and Rich Cocoa ink
8. Colour the leaves on the trees using Memento Markers, along with the birdhouse and birds
8. Adhere birdhouse and birds using liquid glue.
















9. Tear green cardstock and layer onto front 'step' in two rows and each other 'step' with one layer
10. Adhere Garden Bench and fabric flower braid using liquid glue.
11. Adhere Delightful Tree to the left side of the second Step followed by lace.
12. Layer the Rows of Houses onto the top 'step'
13. Adhere sentiment below the houses, apply Pico Embellisher in Shimmer to the sentiment.
13 Add Turquoise twine around middle 'step, just below the tree, secure using liquid glue.




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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Silhouette

Hello friends,  I could not let today go past without sharing a card with you - something a little bit shabby today!



I have used the 'negative' from the Silhouette Spellbinders® Shapeabilities®, this has been layered onto white cardstock using liquid glue.  Next it is layered onto the Lacey Circles Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements using Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  These Dies have then been layered onto the Gold Majesty Circles Spellbinders® Imperial Gold die



The patterned paper has been embossed using the Dotted Flowers Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ folder, the edges sponged using  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Espresso Truffle.


Finishing off by adding Seam Binding, button and pearls.

This card is for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly  Use 3 or more different shapes on your card
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappy Hands Layers
Mema's Challenge - ANYTHING GOES (ATG)

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Chameleon Pens - Rustic Window


Hello friends - it always makes my day to see you have popped in!  I hope you are inspired while you are here.  I always love to find time, in amongst the busyness of life, to unwind - I often like to colour in - especially using the Chameleon Pens - they are a favourite and it does not take long to work out why.



I have used the Rustic Window rubber stamp from Magenta Stamps.  It has been coloured using only a few Chameleon Art Pens.  I love the depth that is achieved so quickly. 

I have layered the image onto one o the Luscious Labels One Spellbinders® Decorative Elements Nestabilities.  The card base has been created using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator and the Grand Calibur® Machine.

I have used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card.  The beautiful Bling is from Want2Scrap©

This card is for the following challenges:
Jellypark Friends Challenge Bling It Up
A Girl who Crafts - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Must use a die cut ANYTHING GOES.....
Oddball Art Stamps Challenge - Add some Sparkle (bling)
Crafts Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Card mania Challenge - Make it Sparkle (Bling)


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lacey Doily

Hello Blog Friends, I hope you are enjoying your weekend - it is Sunday night here and we have had a very relaxed weekend - for me it has been very productive, which is great as I have a lot happening this year.



I love the Doily Art Celebra'tions Embossing Folder - it can be used in so many ways.  For my card today I have used it to emboss the patterned paper using the the Grand Calibur® Machine.


   have then lightly sanded the embossed portion using a sanding block for an aged look - how divine does that look.

The sandwich for Celebra'tions 3D embossing folders in Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine (stack from bottom up): B-Pink Embossing Plate, 3D Embossing Folder with Media Inside and D-Raspberry Adapter Plate.  



The Flutters Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™ has been cut/embossed using teal card stock and layered using liquid glue on the body.This has then been adhered to the card alongside a strip of pattered paper and a sentiment from SRM Stickers. A Mulberry Paper Rose has been added, along with randomly placed sequins.



This card is for the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Embossing Folder & Why
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Let's Get Sentimental
Dream it Up - January - Birthday Wishes
Crafting By Designs - Month long Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything goes
WordArt 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!
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