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Monday, March 27, 2017

Spellbinders Stacey Caron's Tuscany Strip Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a new tutorial for Spellbinders to share today - using one of the new Dies by Licensed Designer Stacey Caron - her style is always elegant and Stacey has a flair for the dramatic which shows in everything she puts her hands to.



Spellbinders Products
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Turquoise and white card stock; 


1. Cut/emboss one Stacey Caron Renaissance Jubilee Tuscany Strip using Turquoise card stock.
2. Use the Die as a stencil, sponge the open areas using Teal Zeal Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

3. Emboss white card stock using Embossing Folders Tammy Tutterow Designs Horsehair.
4. Trim to size and layer onto pre-cut card base.

5. Cut/emboss Cinch N Go Flowers #1, #2, #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using White card stock
6. Create the flowers as shown in Becca Feekens tutorial HERE.
7. Adhere the Tuscany Strip to the lower portion of the embossed card front using liquid glue.
8.Glue the Cinch N Go flower to the centre of the Tuscany Strip
9. Cut/emboss Foliage Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest) using green card stock
10. Use the Die as a stencil, sponge the open areas on the leaves using Bamboo Leaves Ink and a Sponge Dauber.
11. Trim off three leaves and pop them up underneath the flower as soon in the photo above.
12. Glue a button to the centre of the Cinch N Go flower, add a pearl to the centre/
13. Apply liquid glue around the pearl - allow to dry.

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dear Friend

Hello friends, I have a nostalgic card to share with you today - using one of the Spellbinders Christmas Dies differently - I love to find more than one way to use a Die or any product for that matter,


My card base has been cut using the Spellbinders  A-2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies And The Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  The A2 Filigree Delight designed for Spellbinders by Licensed Designer Becca Feeken has been cut/embossed using black card stock and adhered to the card base using liquid glue.


The Reindeer from the Shapeabilities Reindeer And Sleigh Etched Dies has had a little makeover and become a deer - just by removing the antlers - love that!!  It has been adhered to recycled corrugated card (from the outside of a coffee cup) using liquid glue.  This has all been layered onto the card base.


A Kaisercraft pre-cut doily has been trimmed and popped under the corrugated card and a Mulberry Paper Rose added. Finishing with a row of beautiful white roses and a Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse.  The sentiment is from a retired set from Layers of Color.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - 3 Punches Or Dies
Simon Says Stamp - More than One Die or Punch
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Except For Birthday
Craft Rocket Challenges - Make It Feminine
Retarte - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Flowers - stamped or embellishment
the Crafty Addicts Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist - Add a Sentiment
Come and Get It Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Lots of Layers
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always 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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Beach

Hello friends, I hope you are all enjoying the change of season - whatever it may be for you.  In the Southern Hemisphere we are going from summer to Autumn/fall and it is a spectacular time here in Australia,  I thought I would pop in a beach card before it becomes a distant memory!


I have used bits and pieces that have gathered on my desk, from projects I have finished - or started and left them aside for one reason or another.  The stamp set is from JustRite Papercraft  - it is an older set but still a goodie.


I have stamped the sentiment using Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle and the shells in Dandelion and Espresso Truffle. This has been layered onto a Spellbinders Die using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and onto Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor Card Creator Die also using 3D Foam Squares.  The layers have been adhered to the pre-cut card base using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  I have finished off by tying raffia around the lower portion of the stamped layer and secured it using a button - I had to add a touch of blue as it was for the beach! Wink:wink!


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - More than One Die or Punch
Mustard Seed Faith Challenges - Use any Shade of Yellow
Retarte - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -  Add Dimension
the Crafty Addicts Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist - Add a Sentiment
Come and Get It Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Lots of Layers
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine 

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, March 20, 2017

Spellbinders Owl by Stephanie Low Tutorial

Hello friend, I am excited to be sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders today using one of the newly released stamp and die sets by Licensed Designer Stephanie Low.  I love these co-ordinating sets and will be playing with them all - they are not only fabulous but also addictive!!


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Chameleon Pens: White card stock; Kaisercraft patterned paper;   72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Computer generated sentiment; sanding block

1. Stamp the owl and two feathers onto white card stock
2. Cut/emboss using co-ordinating Dies.
3. Colour the images using Chameleon Pens.

4. Cut/emboss white card stock using A2 Matting Basics A, making sure the fold is inside the cutting edge of the Die to form card base.
5. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using a slightly smaller Spellbinders  A-2 Matting Basics A.
6. Lightly sand around the edges with a sanding block.
7. Pop the patterned paper up onto the card base using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Cut one Standard Circles LG Etched Dies using white card stock
9. Adhere the owl to the centre of the circle using 3D Foam Squares.
10. Pop up the feathers randomly either side f the owl, also using 3D Foam Squares.
11. Adhere computer generated sentiment below the owl.
12. Randomly add small silver rhinestones to the patterned paper.

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, March 18, 2017

Flourishes lc Wishing You Eternal Love

Hello friends, today I have a card to share using the beautiful birds from the Flourishes lc  Endearing Rose stamp set - such a pretty image. 




The birds image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  


It has been  cut/embossed using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen  popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares, onto an embossed background, this Spellbinders Folder is now retired.

A row of lace has been added, along with a double seam binding bow and Mulberry Paper rose and buds.  The beautiful pearl flourish is from  Want2Scrap (of course!)  The sentiment is from the Flourishes lc Camellia.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: Touch Of Pink
Fussy and Fancy Springtime
Making Memories Crafting - Add Some Layers
Pattie's Creations - Image has to have anything with wings
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Spring-y Cards 
Cardz 4 Galz  - Pretty In Pink 
Craft Rocket Challenges - Make It Feminine 
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts 
Hannah & Friends - Spring
Star Stampz Challenge - Add Gems and/or Pearls
Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Women 
Use Your Stuff - Dry Embossing

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, March 16, 2017

Pug-a-licious Thank You

Hello friends, it is time for another 'pug-a-licious' card - this time we are saying 'Thanks a Bunch' - you can never have too many thank you cards - right!?!  These cards are fun to create and a great way to unwind.


My card base has been cut using the Spellbinders  A-2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies And The Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  The image Has Been coloured the image using Chameleon Pens and the background created using Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Orange and Electric Coral.  White splatter has been added using white paint.  A computer generated sentiment has been added to the lower portion of the card.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Favorite Color Combo
Incy Wincy Designs - Thank you Cards
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make your own background
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas For the love of animals
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Use Die Cuts

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spellbinders Rouge Royal Bowlicious Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a special card tutorial to share for Spellbinders today using the gorgeous Rouge Royal Bowlicious  by Licensed Designer Stacey Caron. This card needs to be special as it is for my DD1's 21st birthday today - so before the partying begins - here is how I created this card,


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Imagine: Memento in Teal Zeal and  Sponge Daubers; White and gold card stock; Anna Griffin Inc. Want2Scrap: Swirls Finesse - White Pearls - Self Adhesive; lace; Authentique Paper.


1. Cut/emboss the Bowlicious Bow using Authentique paper (6"x4") as shown in photo one.
2.Remove the Die.
3. Lightly sand the embossed bow using a sanding block.

4. Place the Die back on the bow and use the Die as a stencil, sponge using Teal Ink and a Sponge Dauber.
5. Using double sided tape around the outside edges, adhere the Die-cut layer to gold card stock to form a pocket.

5. Using a knife, carefully cut along the outside edge of the top loop of the bow using a cutting knife.
6. Adhere lace along the left edge, tucking under the Die cut bow as shown above. 

7. Pop up Anna Griffin Roses to the bottom right corner using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Pop up large Anna Griffin Rose to the bow knot using a 3D Foam Square.
9. Trim the Swirls Finesse and adhere either side of the rose cluster on the bottom right corner.
10. The insert is from the Anna Griffin Inc Collection and is inserted into the bow pocket.

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, March 13, 2017

Want2Scrap Bling and Unicorns Card Sneak Peek

Hello Friends -  I am sharing a pretty and elegant card on the Want2Scrap Blog -using Want2Scrap Silver Rhinestones and pearls - The Beautiful Bling Borders are so versatile.  I picked up this ACT from a local store -they were almost giving a tin of them away because the tin was dented - I was there at the right time! :D


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

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, March 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Train

Hello friends, I hope you have been enjoying your weekend - they seem to fly past so quickly - don't you think?  Today I have a little change of pace - a card suitable for a little boy - I created this for my Grandson, Noah, to give his cousin for his first birthday - he is slightly younger than Noah.



 I love it that Spellbinders has Dies for every occasion...for this card I have used the Spellbinders Little Guy Die D-Lite - how adorable is it!? What little boy doesn't love trains, cars and trucks!?  The Engine has been cut/embossed using red card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  Two trucks have been cut/embossed and the cab removed off each to create the carriages, adding adding Washi Tape across the top of each, along with some frayed burlap.

The hills have been created  by cutting/embossing two A2 Curved Borders One Card Creator Etched Dies green patterned paper from my stash.  These have been adhered onto blue card stock - as shown in the photo above and black/white twine added around the hills. The train and carriages have been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The puffs of smoke have been cut/embossed using grey card stock and glued to the sky.  The clouds and sun have been cut/embossed using Celebrations Day Dreams Etched Dies.  Birds have been added to complete the scene.

This card has been linked to:
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Child 
Polka Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Inky Chicks  Happy Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Cards for Kids
Imagine That March Link Up- Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - 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