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Friday, March 27, 2015

Quietfire March Guest Designer - Each of us Has a Song


Hi, I am excited to be back for my second post as the March Guest Designer for Quietfire Design - using a stamp set and a separate sentiment that goes so well with it.   I love these sentiments and images - the calligraphy reminds me of my beautiful Nana - it was a preferred style of hers - it is not hard to see why!





I would love you to pop across and see the whole card - and leave the Quietfire Designs ladies a little love!!  You can see it here.

Thank you so much for having me and all of the encouraging comments you have left me - it has been a fabulous privilege being a Guest Designer - I hope you have been inspired in some way!
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just a Note

Yesterday I posted a very quick tutorial showing how to use the new Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments - if you have not seen it you can find it HERE.  I said I would create a card using the sentiment and here it is...


I used paper from my stash, cut it size and stamped a Prima sentiment on it using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud.
The Edges have also been sponged using Rose Bud.  This layer has been adhere to the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.
Next the feather image has been stamped onto white cardstock and fussy cut/hand cut, sponged using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud and Radiant Neon in Electric Yellow.  
The feather is popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension. 



Adhere the Spellbinders Sentiment 6 across raised feather using liquid glue


Randomly add  Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko irRESISTible Neon Pico Embellisher in Electric Yellow.


This card is for the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe -  Spring Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter / Spring (spring colours)
Card Mania - Spring (colours)
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Add 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!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments

I have had quite a few people ask questions about the new Spellbinders Debossed Sentiments and exactly how they work, so I have put together a very quick little tutorial.



I have used Spellbinders Sentiment 6


NOTE: The deboss/raised side of the sentiment faces upwards for inking


I have used Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Rose Bud



I hope this gives you a little more understanding - if you have any questions please feel free to leave them here and I will answer you - or you can find me on facebook.  I will come back tomorrow with a card created using this sentiment - I hope you will come across and check it out!


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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Gold Majesty Circle

Hello Blog Friends - today I am sharing a card that is definitely 'pretty in pink!' As a first daughter I has so much pink around me I avoided it as I got older and actually didn't start liking it again until I had my first daughter - and now it is a regular 'visitor' on my projects.



The card base has been created using the Romantic Rectangles Two Spellbinders Nestabilities and it certainly lives up ti it's name - wouldn't you agree!?  The Authentique Paper has been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.



The Gold Majesty Circles has been cut/embossed using white card and the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension. The Die-cut has been sponged using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe in Rose Bud.   This is followed by the Persian Accents Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® - cut/embossed in white cardstock and also popped up using 3D Foam Squares.  Finishing off with a white Mulberry Paper Rose.


This card is for the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge - Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge -  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Use Layers
Retro Rubber Challenge - Emboss it 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - 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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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Remember...I am Here for You

Hello Blog friends, I have off the Blog longer than I like, but have been busy two big Workshops in Sydney over the past few weeks, as well as Workshops locally - and that means kit preparation BIG TIME...plus there is family life...and our first grand-baby due in just over 2 weeks - so very exciting!



I have a very quick and easy card to share with you today - but I have to say - how adorable is that owl - it is created by sponging a stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils using Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko Inks.


The sentiment is from SRM StickersWant2Scrap© -  Swirls Finesse add to the beautiful feel of this project.  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner has also been used on this card.. The card base is created using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights - Always Anything Goes  
Whimsy Inspiration - Use A Die Cut
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges  Flourish & Bling
Mema's Challenge - 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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Friday, March 20, 2015

Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Tutorial

Hello Blog friends - I am back with a Spellbinders Tutorial - this week I am have used a few different Die sets, but the Card Creator is the main Die -  don't you love how they co-ordinate so  beautifully!?



Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: white cardstock; sentiment stamp; acrylic block, sanding block; handmade embellishment; 

1. Cut/emboss one (1) A2 Divine Eloquence #2 and #3 using patterned paper (#1 bring the smallest)
2. Lightly sand the embossed edges of A2 Divine Eloquence #2 using a sanding block

3. Stamp stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Ink
4. Cut/emboss using Swirl Delight.
5. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink.
6. Remove from the Die.

7. Adhere the  A2 Divine Eloquence #3 Die onto the white cardstock using Adhesive Runner
8. Adhere  A2 Divine Eloquence #2 Die using 3D Foam Squares
8. Cut/emboss one (1) Royal Circles #1 using white cardstock (#1 being the smallest)
9. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink.
10. Adhere resin embellishment using liquid glue
11. Adhere Die to lower left portion using 3D Foam Squares
12. Attach bling as shown in main photo,


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, March 17, 2015

For You in Blue

Hello friends, I hope you have had, or are having a good weekend - it is Sunday night here and we are winding down ready for another week,  I have been clearly my desks and using the UFO's (unfinished objects) that continually gather - there are times I am happier with the results than others....



This card is created using a retired image - I am not sure who made it, so if you know who it is, please let me know in the comments and I will add it here! Thanks!



The image has been coloured using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Markers and an Aqua Brush.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Inc. - Tiny Wishes set and has been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut out using Standard Circles LG


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

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Spring
Bug a boo Theme Challenge - Spring into Spring
Cards in Envy - Spring
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Fairy Tale Challenge - Flower Power
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Spring
Love to Scrap - 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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Sunday, March 15, 2015

In'spire Blog Hop

Welcome to the third Informal International Ambassadors Blog Hop - we have been having so much fun with these posts and are excited at how many of you come and visit - leaving comments!  
I hope you are getting to know us and and seeing our different styles, each one of us is very unique in our creative styles - so there is something for everyone!    - thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you have left for us all - you make our day!




Today we are starting at My Blog and we are using the The Inspire Dies - they are so much fun to create with - and can be used singularly or combined with others as you will see along the way! 

 Here are a few photos of my card using the....


IN-004 Bamboo Party

IN-045 Scruffy Panda





Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other: Black, white and light green cardstock; sentiment stamp; acrylic block, sanding block

















1. Cut/emboss one (1) Scruffy Panda in black cardstock
2, Adhere the Diecut Panda to white cardstock using liquid glue
3. Carefully hand cut around the panda - as shown above.
















4. Cut/emboss one (1)  Bamboo Party in light green cardstock
5. Adhere Leaves to Bamboo stems using liquid glue and tweezers.


















6. Cut/emboss three Labels Forty-Six using white cardstock
7. Score one  Labels Forty-Six at approx 1/2" and fold forward
8. Apply double sided tape to the folded portion
9. Line Up pattern and adhere the top to the scored layer - to form card base.
10. Adhere third Labels Forty-Six to the card base.

















11. Cut emboss one (1) Labels Forty-Six Decorative Elements using Kaisercraft patterned paper.
12. Sand the embossed edges using a sanding block.
13. Adhere to card base using 3 D Foam Squares
14. Adhere Bamboo Party using liquid glue
15. Pop Scruffy Panda up on 3D Foam Squares and adhere in front of the Bamboo
16. Stamp sentiment
17. Cut/emboss sentiment using Standard Circles LG
18. Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging around the inside edges using Bamboo Leaves and a sponge dauber.
19. Cut/emboss next size up circle, layer Diecut sentiment onto circle
20. Attach Circle bling to sentiment
21. Adhere to card base as shown above - NOTE:  Apply double sided tape to the left side of the circle.

The next stop is Yvonne The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case 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!


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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