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Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's a Girl Thing...

Today I am sharing a card created using Spellbinders Dies, KaiserCraft Paper and Want2Scrap bling.  All of these have been gathering on my desk and need to belong somewhere - you know how is - I have 'UFO Syndrome' (Un-Finished Objects)


The image is a free digital that I printed about a year ago (head hung in shame! LOL) It has been coloured using Chameleon Pens, fussy cut/ hand cut out with scissors; cut out and popped up onto the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Nestabililties using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


The Die has been cut/embossed using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine and used as a stencil by sponging inside the Die using Imagine Delicata ink in Golden Glitz before removing from the Die and being popped up onto the Kaisercraft card front.

Lace with narrow gingham ribbon has been adhered below the layered image, a double Seam binding bow has been glued to the centre of the lace and a recycled vintage button glued to the bow.  The gorgeous Swirls Finesse in Le Creme is from Want2Scrap; this has been trimmed and adhered either side of the button.


 Sscrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Photo Corners Gold have been adhered to each corner o the patterned paper and the layered card front has been attached to the card front.  Postmarks have been randomly stamped onto the card front using green ink.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Crazy for Autumn Color
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Optional Twist Autumn Colour Theme
Creates and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes  
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Craftaholics R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes Autumn Colors
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - MONOCHROME

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, October 20, 2017

Wishing You a Lovely Day

Hello friends, thank you for visiting - it is always lovely to know you have been.  My card for today is a simple card and quite easy to create but not lacking in 'prettiness' - I am using a little bit of creative license there!  Wink:wink!


The card front has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken.  The Die cut has been trimmed and popped up onto pre-cut white card stock.  This has in turn been adhered to a pre-cut card base.


The Flourishes,lc image has stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon PensIt has then been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto he centre of the card front using  Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares .


A strip of  Want2Scrap Glitter Washi Tape in Toffee has been adhered to the top right and lower left corners and a computer generated sentiment adhered to both strips of Washi Tape.  I do have to add here that this Washi Tape is amazing stuff - it is so soft, almost like silk and easy to work with - you can click on the link above to check it out. Baby bling pearls have been added to each sentiment.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always anything Goes 
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes Autumn Colors
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - MONOCHROME
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES +  NO OPTION
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine

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, October 18, 2017

Spellbinders Out of this World Tutorial

Hello friends - it is always an honour to share a tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog - today I am showcasing the fabulous new Collection by Licensed Designer Seth Apter.  Love his dies and how versatile they are!  


You can see all of the details on the Spellbinders Blog HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by - 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 craftingllting

Want2Scrap Bling Circles and Pearls

Hello friends, I am sharing a beautifully shabby card on the Want2Scrap - using some of the gorgeous Nestabling and pearls



                                    You can see the full details on the Want2Scrap Blog 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


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Prima Birdcage

Hello friends, thank you for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card that I have recreated from a card I created  some time ago - I did love the effect so decided to 'CASE' (Copy And Share Everything) myself and make a few changes too.



The image is from Prima Marketing - it came free with a Craft Magazine - quite a long time ago, I have always love it - from memory it is called Enchanted.  The birdcage has been stamped using Imagine Versafine Ink in Onyx Black - such a great ink for detailed images,  This has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and layered into Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Two Etched Dies using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The next layer has been trimmed and embossed using the Cabbage Roses Embossing Folders, sponged using Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Rose Bud.  This has been layered onto a Prima Card Front that I have had sitting in my stash for some time. A metal tag has been added using the Basic Tags Die and Want2Scrap Pink Rhinestones have been added around the Frame and across the Tag.  Lace roses a Mulberry Paper Rose have been glued below the birdcage and Kindy Glitz added to the bird cage.


This has been adhered to an old book page and onto a pre-but card base.  Lots of layers but not too bulky!
This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Weeks - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Fully Loaded / "Busy" Cards
Colour Crazy Challenge Week - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine
Scrappers Delight Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with optional twist Use Ribbon
Di's Digi Challenge - Add A Sentiment
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes  
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Lots Of Pink 
Penny Black October Challeng - Close to Nature
heARTful 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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spellbinders Snow...What's Up Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a tutorial for Spellbinders to share with you - and I have to warn you - it is whimsical and so adorable!  I have also used stamps and Dies by three of Spellbinders Licensed Designers - can you pick who they are?!


This adorable little penguin has been created using fruit - yes, you read that right - you can see what I mean by following along with the tutorial.

1. Cut/emboss one pear/avocado from the Market Fresh by Debi Adams The Pearfect Avocado Stamp and Die Set  - the larger one in black and the smaller one in white.
2. Cut/emboss one leaf in black and cut through the centre.
3. Cut/emboss two paws from the  Some Bunny Etched Dies My Little Red Wagon using kraft card stock.

4. Layer the white die cut onto the back to form the body.
5, Glue each leaf half to the penguin as arms, adhere the paws as feet.
6. Draw black eyes using Chameleon Pens Black Detail Pen and add white highlights.
7. Hand cut a tiny orange triangle for a beak and glue to the penguins face.
8. Place the die over the penguin, securing with repostional tape and add silver to the lower portion of the belly using the Tool 'n One and the Foam Applicator – Circle.

9.Stamp the Notebook Border Stamp Set Happy Grams #4 Collection by Tammy Tutterow using Black ink onto slightly larger blue card stock.
10. Cut/emboss the Shapeabilities Jagged Edge Etched Dies by Seth Apter using white textured paper.
11.Adhere the Jagged Edge inside the Notebook Border Stamp.
12. Pop up the penguin onto the card front using 3D Foam Squares.
13. Cut one Cascade Dots using cardboard (I have used a cereal packet) to create a stencil
14. Using the Stencil, create snowflakes using texture paste - allow to dry.
15. Lightly add liquid glitter to the snowflakes - allow to dry.
16. Pop up a layered computer generated sentiment to the top right corner of the card front.
17. Layer onto a white pre-cut card base using Crafty Foam Tape.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, blue, and black card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue;  Imagine: Delicata Ink in Shimmery Silver; recycled cardboard eg.Cereal Box; Texture Paste and tool; Kindy Glitz/Liquid Glitter; DCWV Textured white card stock; Chameleon Pens:Black Detail Pen; Orange card stock (for beak); White Gel Pen.

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, October 14, 2017

Blue for You

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a slightly 'shabby' card - I have once again been tidying up the UFO's (un-finished objects) that seem to gather on my desk at such a fast rate. As much as I try to clear it all I know that I am really just kidding myself - but I am OK with that! Wink:wink!


The image has been stamped onto blue card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. It has then been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.  


Brown Seam Binding has been wrapped around the lower portion of the die cut image and a double Seam Binding Bow has been glued to the left side of the ribbon, followed by layered flowers o the centre of the bow. This has been popped up onto a card that has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken.  
The sentiment has been adhered to the the top right corner of the stamped layer.  Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and Crafty Foam Tape have been used for dimension.


This card has been linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with optional twist Use Ribbon
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes  
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Leftovers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - LOTS OF LAYERS
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always 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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spellbinders - Coffee with Seth

Hello friends thank you for stopping by today I'm excited to be sharing a card with you using one of Spellbinders new dies by Licensed Designer Seth Apter. If you know me you know I love my coffee and what is better than a coffee with Seth.


 The Shapeabilities Ring String Etched Dies by Seth Apter has been cut and embossed using textured paper from my stash.  Lightly sand the Ring String using a Sanding Block.  Next it has been adhered to corrugated card that has been lightly sponged using Imagine Memento ink in Teal Zeal.

Note: If you do not have textured paper, embossed paper would look great too.


Lots of fabulous layers and texture but still not too bulky for posting - something I try to be conscious of.   The layered rings have been adhered to a pre-cut card front that has been stamped using the coffee beans from the Flourishes,lc My Cup Overflows stamp set and Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle. The coffee up and sentiment are also from the Flourishes,lc stamp set - the cup has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I am thinking the sentiment would suit many occasions from thinking of you...to Happy Birthday - wanna meet for coffee?!  What do you think?


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always anything Goes 
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Thinking of You
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - LOTS OF LAYERS
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges Anything Goes + Option: Make Your own Background
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges - Always 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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Want2Scrap Chipboard Teacup and Blinged Doily Sneak Peek

Hello friends, I am sharing a beautifully shabby card on the Want2Scrap - using not only bling but some of their fabulous chipboard.     



You can see the full details on the Want2Scrap Blog 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