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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spellbinders Astoria Labels Valentines Card Turorial

Hello friends, I am excited to me sharing  my first post on the Spellbinders Blog for 2016.  My card today is created using the wonderful Art Deco Collection by Stacey Caron.  One of the things I enjoy about the Dies (and there are many) is the way they can be used with different styles - Art Deco meets Shabby Vintage and you can see the details in the Tutorial HERE


Thank you so much for stopping by and the comments you leave us.  We do appreciate your encouragement and support.  Don't forget to pop by the Spellbinders facebook page to say hello and share your projects created using your Spellbinders products.
{{{hugs}}} and happy creating

Linda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Angelic Postcard

Hello friends, some of you may not want to hear this, but we have been enjoying beautiful summer days here in Canberra, the summer has flown by so fast - it is hard to believe we only have one month left and then there is autumn/fall - one of my favorite seasons here - the autumnal tones are spectacular!  But before that happens - I have a card to share with you today.



This is not specifically a Valentines Day card, but certainly could be, or many others occasions for that matter,  The beautiful papers are from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and really are a statement in themselves.


I have used the printed images for my base paper and embellishments - it certainly makes for a quick and easy card.  These have been cut using the Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics A Nestabilities Card Creator and the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. 


A few extra stamped postmarks have been added using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Inks. My card is held together by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - the beautiful bling is from Want2Scrap 


This card is liked to the following challenges:
I am linking this to:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Valentine
Crafty Boots - Love/Valentine's
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Time Out Challenge - Love is the Flower you've Got To Let Grow
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - All you need is love.... and pearls
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Fantastic Florals
One Stitch At A Time - Love Is In The Air
The Corrosive Challenges LOVE LOVE LOVE 
Crafty Girls 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!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Spellbinders Material Girl Tutorial

Hello friends - I have a Spellbinders Tutorial to share using one of the new release Dies - All Stitched Up - how adorable it is - such gorgeous details and perfect if you are wanting to embellish a project- I am enjoying using the new Dies and will be sharing lots of projects created using them over the next weeks.



Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Products: 

Other:  Crochet Lace; Tape Measure stamp; sentiment stamp; luggage tag; sanding block; small amounts of kraft and grey cardstock,

















1. Cut/emboss one (1) Circle Delight Decorative Elements using Cuddle Cream.
2. Cut/emboss one (1) Pierced Rectangles using Cosmo Cricket Patterned paper.
3. Adhere the Pierced Rectangle to a pre-cut cardbase, cut slightly larger using 3D Foam Squares
4. Attach lace across the lower portion using double sided tape.
5. Adhere the Circle Delight Decorative Elements  above the lace using 3D Foam Squares

















6. Cut/emboss one (1) Dress Form using Kraft cardstock.
7. Cut/emboss one (1) Dress Form insert using Kaisercraft paper, lightly sand.
8. Cut/emboss one (1) Button and one (1) Cotton Reel using Kaisercraft paper.
9. Cut/emboss one (1) Scissors using grey cardstock.
10 Adhere the Dress Form Insert onto the Dress Form using double sided tape.

















11 Adhere the Scissors to the tag as shown in the photo above
12 Stamp the tape measure down the edge of the tag using Espresso Truffle ink.
13 Adhere the Dress Form and Cotton Reel singing double sided tape, followed by the button using a 3D Foam Square.
14 Attach the tag using 3D foam Squares.
15 Stamp the sentiment using Espresso Truffle
16 Trim to size, adding a dovetail to the right hand end
17 Pop the left end slightly under the circle using 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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love Vines Heart

Hello friends - it is fast approaching Valentines Day - time to share a card using a heart - not that we specifically celebrate Valentines Day - we show our love every day of the year - but it is a fun day and one that is important to so many people...


I have used a Spellbinders Heart Die that has been adhere to a Scalloped Heart in white cardstock.  This in-turn has been popped up onto an Elegant Ovals Nestabilities.  Torn paper had been added across the oval and adds an extra touch with the texture.  This is a great opportunity to use those pretty little pieces of patterned paper we just can't part with - or is that just me!?!? LOL! I believe this strip could be a retired Stampin Up! paper.  The underneath Oval is from Authentique Paper - from the Glistening Collection.


My card is held together by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - my 'go to' adhesive.  The Beautiful Bling Border and turquoise pearls are from Want2Scrap.  


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - February Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Hearts
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Romance/Love 
DoubleClick Skittles - Use a Heart
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
Moo-Mania & More - Use Your Scraps
Simon Says Stamp - Have A Heart
Whimsy Inspiration - With Love 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Valentine

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}}}

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Flourishing

Hello Blog friends, I have been absent from my Blog and facebook due to the household coming down with a NASTY stomach bug - all 7 of us - and as if that is not bad enough we have one bathroom - that is all I am going to say about that.  


I have created a card using some of the pieces tucked away on my desk - which I must say - comes in handy at times like this...I have used the embossed the teal cardstock using Spellbinders Floral Jewels 3D M-Bossabilities folder and the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. Trim to approximately 9.5cm x 14.5cm.  Lightly sand the raised parts with a sanding block.  Colour the embossed areas using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Luxe Inks, adhere to a cards base cut slightly larger (10cm x 15cm) than the embossed image using double sided tape.



Cut/emboss one Spellbinders Standard Heart #2 (#1 being the smallest) using light pink cardstock, add small heart Nestabling from Want2Scrap and a recycled button.


Adhere a double Seam Binding Bow using liquid glue, followed by a mulberry paper rose.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches and/ore Dies
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Valentine
Crafty Boots - Love/Valentine's
Love to Scrap - Hearts
The Pencil Case - L= love/romance 
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Love Is In The Air
Morgan's Art World - Add Ribbon
Crafting With An Attitude - 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}}}

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spellbinders Nostalgic Frame Tutorial

I love dimension on a project - any project. So it's no surprise that I LOVE  Spellbinders® 3-D Em-bossing Fold'ers™! The details are amazing and if you are wanting more than one dimension, this is the product for you.


I love the nostalgic photos that come in photo frames and keep them for projects - this is a favourite image and I use it every opportunity - the nostalgic feel works wonderfully with today's 3-D Em-bossing Fold'ers™!  You will see the same image used a number of times in my tutorials.


Spellbinders Products:

Cross Promotional Partners:

Other Supplies

Sanding Block; Liquid Glue; Paper Trimmer; Nostalgic Image

Instructions:















1. Place nostalgic image onto the raised side of the Shady Allure 3-D Em-bossing
 Fold'er. Close and  run through the Grand Calibur Machine
NOTE: The sandwich for Spellbinders 3-D Em-bossing Fold'er in the Grand 
Calibur  Machine (stack from bottom up): B-Pink Embossing Plate, Sculpted 
Embossing Folder  with Media Inside and D-Raspberry Adapter Plate.















2. Remove and lightly sand the raised embossing using a sanding block
3. Adhere onto 7¼ x 5¼" piece of Cuddle Cream cardstock, using double sided tape.
4. Adhere onto 7½ x 5½" card base, using Crafty Foam Tape.

















5. Adhere Antique Gold Trim along the lower edge of the nostalgic image using
 liquid glue


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to create using these fabulous 
3-D Em-bossing  Folders.  We would love you to visit and share your projects with us
 on the Spellbinders  Facebook Page.



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, January 28, 2016

Introducing Spellbinders Prizm

Hello friends,today I wanted to share Spellbinders newest machine - the 'baby of the family' - the Prizm - announced recently at CHA and due to arrive in March 2016


Don't you just love the shape and the faceted front, so crisp and a little 'funky'!!  The Prizm is similar to the Sapphire but as the Sapphire is exclusive to Create and Craft TV in the UK
Spellbinders have launched a machine that all retailers can sell.   It takes thin metal/wafer dies measuring less than 2.25" wide and 8" long. The Prizm works very much like a smaller Grand Calibur it comes with a base plate, cutting plate, embossing plate and tan mat - all clearly named; which makes it so easy and we love that - don't we!!!


The Prizm works for everyone - personally I cannot wait to use it in the car next time I am heading to a Workshop, or on a Road trip....it doesn't get much better than this!!  I am looking forward to getting my hands on one...

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, January 24, 2016

Australia Mixed Media Roadshow 2016

Ohmygiddyaunt!!  I’m teaching at the incredible ART IS YOU Australian Roadshow - and I am excited. It is an honour to work alongside the amazing faculty and to be representing Spellbinders, inspiring people in the Paper Arts and taking a footstep or two into Mixed Media - it is going to be amazing....  


 For those of you who don't know - this is the second year in Australia, the first being in 2014 - and what an amazing time it was!  You can see photos in my facebook album HERE and get a glimpse of what we are in for!

More information is also HERE:

Check out the awesome teachers line-up. It would be fabulous to have you join my classes as well - 2016 is going to be fabulous!!
Join us as we travel to Fairbridge Farm and historical village in Pinjarra, Peel region near Mandurah, Western Australia.   Here we will stay in rustic houses and lodges – many of which date back to early 1900’s.   This retreat has been designed so you can day trip or stay onsite and enjoy the community atmosphere of cabin life.
You will be learning from our fabulous USA travelling faculty and with a select number of Australian faculty.  You will experience and receive all that Art is You is known for including roadshow bags, tags, trinkets and treasures.
Dates: Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17, July
Venu
e: Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra, WA

More information is also HERE


Situated on the Sydney Harbour foreshore the heritage listed Crystal Palace building has been extensively refurbished and restored to its unique former glory.  You will create with a backdrop of Sydney Harbor, enjoy lunch out on the wharf and immerse yourself in an experience like no other.
Our USA Faculty will be joined by a couple of new local and international faces, bringing their unique and original workshops to life within the “House of Fun”.
Dates: Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24, July
Venue: Crystal Palace
Luna Park Sydney
More information is HERE



 The 2016 Roadshow will head up the coast to the town of Noosa where among the palm trees, sparkling pools and beaches, we will have a tropical experience at the Noosa Convention Centre.
Dates: Wednesday 27 July – Sunday 31, July
Venue: Noosa Convention Centre – 3 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin, Queensland

More information is HERE

I will be back with another Blog Post sharing the Workshops I am going to be teaching - I have designed four very different Workshops and am looking forward to seeing people creations.

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