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Sunday, January 15, 2017

International Ambassadors Uofficial Licensed Designer Blog Hop

Hello friends - welcome to the First International Ambassadors Unofficial Blog Hop for 2017. We had such a fun time last year sharing with you - a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us each month and left such lovely comments - it means so much! This month the theme is 'Licensed Designes' - and there are so many to choose from.  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the International Ambassadors has for you and whose dies they are showcasing!! 




Spellbinders Product


Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D ; Imagine Crafts: Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress; Memento in Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves, Sponge Daubers, Grey and white card stock; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls

1. Cut/emboss one Camellia Border die using Border Upper, Boarder Lower and the Camellia insert - using white card stock.

2. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging the exposed areas using green ink and a sponge dauber.

3. Emboss white card using the Cabbage Roses Embossing Folder and the Platinum6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

4. Adhere the embossed layer to a pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.
5. Attach the Camellia Border using DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D
NOTE: These are transparent and will not be seen through the filigree boarder. 
6. Adhere Silver Rhinestone strip along the top edge of the embossed layer.

7. Stamp the sentiment using Black Ink.
8. Cut/emboss using Classic Ovals Small
9. Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging green ink inside the Die before removing the Die cut.
10. Pop the sentiiment up using 3D Foam Squares, tucking inder the Camellia Border.
11. Cut/emboss one Camellia Accents Etched Dies from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection by Stacey Caron using White cardstock.
12.Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging green ink inside the Die before removing the Die cut.
13. Adhere to the top of the sentiment using double sided tape.
14. Adhere pearls under the sentiment.

Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are so talented - 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.
Christine Emberson - England
  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands

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, January 14, 2017

Spellbinders You're Sweet Tutorial

Hello friends, I am back today sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the lovely new Ironwork Dies - such beautiful filigree details - a pleasure to work with - and very inspiring!  Add to that embossing and a 3D Stamp - totally divine!



Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D ; Olive Green, apricot and cream card stock; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls, Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black; Chameleon Art Pens; Corner Rounder

1. Cut/emboss one Oval Ironwork #3 (#1 being the smallest) using olive card stock.
2. Cut/emboss one Oval Ironwork #2 (#1 being the smallest) using apricot card stock.
3. Adhere the apricot Oval Ironwork to the Olive green Oval Ironwork using liquid glue.

4. Stamp image onto white card using black ink.
5. Colour using Chameleon Pens
6. Pop up onto the layered Oval Ironwork Dies.

7. Emboss Apricot card stock using Florals embossing folder.
8. Use the Corner Rounder on all four corners.
9. Layer onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base, also with corners rounded.
10.  Add double seam binding bow to the left side of the Oval Ironwork.
11. Add a button, pearl and a layer of Kindy Glitz.
12. Adhere pearls around the frame as shown in the main photo.

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, January 11, 2017

Flourishes LC January New Release - Loving Words

Hello everyone - welcome to Day 3 of  Flourishes LC January New Release Today we are going to see our newest set called Loving Words which I have used in conjunction with the Endearing Rose set illustrated by Beverly Cole - who can resist such a beautiful Rose!!




Endearing Rose




The sentiment has been stamped using the wonderful new sentiment sets using Tuxedo Black Ink and cut/embossed using the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set . It is then popped up onto the layered image using 3D Foam Squares.


The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been cut/embossed using a Classic Oval and popped upusing 3D Foam Squares on to patterned paper,  Burlap paper and corrugated card uas been layered onto the left side of the card. and some twine added  down the left side.

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

                                              {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

                                

Monday, January 9, 2017

Flourishes LC January New Release Day 1 - Florentine Frame with Quote

Hello friends, welcome to Day 1 of  Flourishes LC January New Release. Today we are showcasing the beautiful Florentine Frame with Quote. going to see our newest set called  Florentine Frame with Quote  - so very elegant 


Florentine Frame with Quote

Endearing Rose

The Florentine Fame with Quote been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and cut/embossed using a pierced rectangular die.   This has been popped up onto a pink embossed layer with lace added along the left edge.  The layers have been popped up onto a pre-cut white card base.



The flowers and bird image from the Endearing Rose set have been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink, the birds have been removed and the flowers coloured using Chameleon Pens.  They have been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up using 3D Foam Squares onto the bottom of the Florentine Frame. 


A double Seam Binding Bow has been adhered to the left side of the frame and a Mulberry paper rose adhered to the centre of the bow.  White pearls have been added to the corners of the embossed layer.

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, January 7, 2017

Valentines Heart

Hello friends - I have come to a realisation - I think I have a serious addiction - to the Drip Drop Die designed for Spellbinders by my dear friend Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  I have quite a few negative dies left from numerous Workshops and I cannot find enough ways to use it - LOL!  


You can find Seth's range for Spellbinders HERE.  Authentique Paper has been adhered behind the negative die - red to accentuate the hearts.  I have layered 3 Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die cuts, using Authentique Paper and adhered it to the centre of the negative Die - such a cool effect.  A Mulberry Paper Rose has been adhered to the centre of the layered hearts using liquid glue. A little foliage has been added underneath the heart.

The Drip Drop has been cut using white card stock which has been stamped using postmarks  


This card is for the following challenges:
Star Stampz Challenge - Show Off Your New Stuff
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World - Anything Goes with a twist: old/new, vintage/modern 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Sunny Days Crafting Challenge - Disney or Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Die Cut Divas - NO Sentiment
Creates and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little St - 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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Spellbinders Elegantly Ornamental Tutorial

Hello everyone, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using  two Dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection by Licensed Designer Becca Feeken and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  I had a lot of fun creating this card and hope you like it too!  


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D ; Teal Seam Binding;  Teal and white card stock; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls, 1 Mulberry Paper Rose, handmade embellishment.



1. Place Swirl Stripe Panel onto white card with cutting edge facing up
2. Add the insert to the centre of the frame with the cutting edges facing down - secure using repositional tape
3. Run through the Platinum6 Die Cutting Machine - not the frame will not cut but leave a subtle boarder embossed frame around the insert.

4. Pop up the panel onto a precut card base using 3D Foam Squares.

6. Cut one Ornamental Accents using teal card.
7. Lightly spritz the cut Ornamental Accent using water to add some moisture to the card before embossing
NOTE: this gives a deeper embossing and avoids any cracks that occur occasionally when the paper is dry,
8. Emboss the Ornamental Accent,
9. Remove the extra pieces using the Tool'n One.
10 Add a DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D to the centre of the Ornamental Accent and add to the centre of the panel.
11. Glue a handmade embellishment to the centre of the panel
12. Adhere pearls around the handmade embellishment and to each corner.


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, January 4, 2017

Flourishes LC - My Cup Overflows

Hello Friends -  I am delighted to have a card featured on the Flourishes  LC  - using a set called My Cup Overflows illustrated by Lauren Pope ...and  I have to say, being a coffee lover - it is a favourite with me!








The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up;using 3D Foam Squares onto the Die Cut. 



The sentiment banner has also been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up using 3D Foam Squares below the image.  The layered image has been popped up onto a precut card base, along with slightly smaller yellow layer - both of these have their corners rounded.

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, January 3, 2017

Purrrrfectly Normal

Hello Friends - I hope the New Year has started well for you - I have just finished 3 deadlines for publication - a total of 18 cards and guess what I am doing to unwind - yes - card making!!  I am 'faux cleaning' again but am finally starting to get some where - plus get cards made for the shop that sells them - I average 30-35 cards a month so it keeps me in my Studio - I know it is a tough job but someone has to do it!

                                  

I have aways loved this cat image and thought it went well with this sentiment.   The image has been trimmed and layered up onto the Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor Card Creator Die.  This has been stamped, splashed and splattered using ink and paint. 


Crochet lace has been added along with Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Pink Rhinestones - Self adhesive along the lace.


A postal mark has been stamped, overlapping into the image - just love that little face! :)  A layered flower from the Spellbinders Cinch and Go Dies by Becca Feeken has been added to the left of the sentiment.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Anything Goes link-up - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.- Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays - 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