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Friday, August 26, 2016

Spellbinders Vertical Chain Layout Tutorial

Hello friends - today I have a Tutorial to share for Spellbinders - I am trying to catch up with Scrapbooking - when I saw this Die - I knew it would be perfect.  Dies are not limited to card making - but can be used on any project - add some of the fabulous stamps available and the possibilities are endless.



Spellbinders Products:
Other:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk and Teal Zeal; Sponge Dauber; Red Corrugated card; Washi Tape; Kaisercraft: stick on Bunting, sentiment stickers



1. Cut/emboss one (1) Vertical Chain Card Front using both frame and insert, with cream cardstock.
2. Cut/emboss one (1) Vertical Chain Card Front frame using red corrugated card.
3. Adhere the cream card front to the Die-cut corrugated card.
4. Overlap the photo to the lower left hand portion of the card front, tucking under the middle row of circles.
6. Sponge ares of the red corrugated card using white ink and a sponge dauber.
7. Adhere star embellishments, to the middle row of circles.
8. Adhere numbers to the stars (eg 2014)
9. Attach to blue designer paper using double sided tape - positioned as in main photo,

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mixed Media Birthday


Hello friends, how has your week going so far?  I decided to take a break from deadlines and 'play'.  Often when the household is in bed I can be found in The Studio, watching a good forensic show/ or murder and creating - I have used product lying on my desk - yet another attempt at cleaning - it is much more fun this way! LOL!


I have used the Spellbinders Mary Border Strip as my focal point.  My background paper is very special - it is handmade - a pack was given to everyone at the first Australian Mixed Media Roadshow by a lovely lady and artist Carol Cantrell. have sponged using Imagine Inks, stamped using various background images and splotched using Imagine Texture Sprays - it was a whole lot of fun - almost like therapy!!

The embellishment is handmade and coloured using Imagine Radiant Neon Inks.  I have also used  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares - my 'go to' adhesives.

This card is linked to:
Creative Moments -  Always Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon - Happy Birthday
The Crafty Addicts  - Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
Sunny Day Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Birthday
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthday Card 
Come and Get It Summertime
Pile It On - Die Cut Embellishments
The Pencil Case - Anything 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


Monday, August 22, 2016

Birthday Flowers

Hello friends - I hope you have had or are still having a relaxing weekend.  I actually created this post last night but when I hit publish it disappeared - argghhh #firstworldproblems!  I was able to enjoy some time in The Studio doing something that I love - colouring - it is one of my favourite things to do - I won my first colouring competition at 10 years old- loved it then and love it now!!


The Penny Black Inc. Butterfly Suite image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  It has then been cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Die (now retired) and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  



and coloured using Memento Markers and an Aqua Brush.


The sentiment is computer generated and has been popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


Finishing off with a button, twine and a bow. Nice and easy and such a pretty image - don't you think!?

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artistic Stampers - Anyrhing Goes
Crafts and Me  - Anything Goes 
Crafty Awesomeness  - Anything Goes with Colored Image
Fan N Funky Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap land Challenge - Use an Image
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge  - Anything Goes - twist, Use Die Cuts
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Anything Goes
Amusing -  Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More –  Anything Goes with a Stamp

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Celebrate Today

Hello friends - I have been busy trying to clean my desk - but it has become a matter of 'faux' cleaning - you know what that is don't you - where we start off with every good intention of cleaning, but then get distracted by what is on there and end up 'faux'cleaning' - cleaning by using up the things lying around - LOL - still cleaning though - right!! Wink:wink


I have used a leftover piece of patterned paper that was just too 'happy' to throw out - this has been paired with some handmade patterned card stock and cut/embossed using Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationery Card Creator Die. Co-ordinating patterned paper has been cut into strips and added - as shown above.


For the background paper I have stamped using images from Seth Apters Faded Fragments Stamp set and added some splatters and white paint.


The embossed image is from my stash and has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon Inks  and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The computer is computer generated and has also been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

Quick and easy and leaves my desk just a little bit clear - but only just!!

This card is linked to:
Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - The Die's The Thing
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday Wishes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
Oh La La Challenge - Three Embellishments (Die-cut, paint splatters, paper banner)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
(Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes 

Take care 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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Want2Scrap Pearls and Lace Sneak Peek

Hello friends,  I am back and sharing a card on the Want2Scrap Blog using Want2Scrap pearls  - I love the soft and feminine feel they add to a project.


You can see all of the details and the project in full by clicking HERE.  I would love to hear what you think.

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


Monday, August 15, 2016

International Ambassadors Unofficial Blog Hop featuring Debi Adams

Hello everyone - it is great to have you join us for the International Ambassadors Unofficial Tag Blog Hop.  As always a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us each month and leave such lovely comments - it means so much! This month's Hop we are featuring the Stamps and Dies of  Spellbinders Licensed Designer Debi Adams  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the International Ambassadors has for you!


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap:  White - Self Adhesive; Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Sponge Daubers; 

1. Stamp the Totally You Tag Stamp using black ink.
2. Stamp the Totally You sentiment using black ink.
3. Cut/emboss the Tag using the Totally You Tag Die 
4. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging the inside of the Tag Die.
5. Thread the stamped and sponged banner through the Tag.

6. Adhere the layered Tag to the *Negative Die from the Robo Squares.
*NOTE: The Negative Die is the portion left after you have cut your main Die.
7. Emboss the white cardstock using the Floral Em-bossing Folder.
8. Trim to size (3 3/4" x 4 1/2"),adhere the layered dies to the embossed layer.
9. Adhere to pre-cut pink card base (4" x 4 3/4")

10. Stamp the Rose stamp from the Beauty and Elegance stamp set using Black Ink.
11 Colour the image using medium of choice.
12.Cut/emboss the coloured Rose using the Beauty and Elegance Rose Die 
13. Pop up above the tag on 3D Foam Squares.
14. Adhere lace under the sentiment.
15. Attach a double seam binding bow to the left side of the card as shown.
16. Adhere a small mulberry rose to the center of the bow using liquid glue.
17. Adhere pink pearls to the corners of the Robo Square and along the lace.


Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
Christine Emberson - England

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

                               

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Uniquely You

Hello friends - been a while between posts - but I assure you I am working away behind the scenes and will share it all as I can.  My card today is quick and easy, using some of the gorgeous stamps, dies and embossing folders by Spellbinders Licensed Designer Donna Salazar - and I have to say - I love her style!!


I have used the beautiful Medallion Embossing folder for my background paper; it has been lightly sanded after embossing.  The focal image is from the Donna Salazar Always Remember Stamp and Die Set and has been coloured using Imagine Memento Markers.  This has been layered onto the #2 Die from the Fleur de Elegance Nestabilities (#1 being the smallest)

I have also used: recycled lace; sentiment stickers; flowers from my stash and a flourish from the Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flower Dies by Becca Feeken.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card. The beautiful bling is from from Want2Scrap.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Amusing Anything Goes (running until Sept 4)
Great Impressions - August - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes  
Cut it Up Summertime Memories
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/Emboss It!!
C.R.A.F.,T. Challenge - Anything goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use A Stamp

Take care 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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Spellbinders Flourish Frame Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders today combining elegant dies with whimsical butterflies - don't you love the effect.  One of the things I love about Spellbinders is the way the dies work so fabulously together - the combinations are endless - and we love that - don't we!?


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse - White Pearls - Self Adhesive   Imagine Crafts:  Delicata in Golden Glitz, Sponge Daubers;  Vintage button; Seam Binding; sentiment stamp

1. Stamp sentiment using black ink onto Cream cardstock.
2. Cut/emboss using Flourishes Frame Oval Insert.
3. Use Die as a stencil and sponge around the inside edges using Golden Glitz Ink and a sponge dauber.

4. Cut/emboss one(1) Flourish Frame using cutting edge and decorative insert using Sea Spray.
5. Cut/emboss Cascading Butterflies using patterned paper.
6. Remove the Butterflies from the Die.

7.  Layer small butterflies inside the larger Cascading Butterflies using 3D Foam Squares on the wings and glue in the center.

8. Adhere the die cut sentiment to the Flourished Frame using 3D Foam Squares.
9. Attach double Seam Binding bow to the lower portion of the sentiment using liquid glue.
10. Adhere vintage button to the center of the bow
11. Cut Swirls Finesse to the required length and attach each side of the button.
12. Adhere layered butterflies around the Flourished Frame as shown in the main photo.
13. Adhere bling to the body of each butterfly.
14. Attach Die cut layers to the precut card base using double sided tape.
15. Adhere large white pearls around the Flourish Frame.


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