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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Penny Black Inc - Today

Hello friends, thanks for calling in.  My card today has been created using a cling stamp from Penny Black Inc. - you can find it here.  I have stamped the image onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon Art Products/Pens - I love the way these pens give such a great variation of colour in the one pen - especially on a background like this.


The image has been cut/embossed using the outer frame from the Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and the largest insert from the Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken, using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  The card front has been popped up onto the pre-cut card base, using Crafty Foam Tape.


The sentiment from the Penny Black Inc. birthday love transparent stamp set has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and cut/embossed using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched DiesThe Die has been used as a stencil, sponged with Imagine Memento Ink in Angel Pink and a sponge dauber.


The Shapeabilities Corner Floral Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell have been cut using white card stock using the flower Die and the base Flower Die has been used to cut/emboss pink card stock. - NOTE: I have slipped in a little bit of green card stock beneath the leaves.The two layers have been glued together and popped up onto the top left corner of the sentiment. 


I have added pink seam binding across the card front and added a double seam binding bow to the lower right hand corner of the sentiment.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthday
Just Add Ink - Just Add Something New* 
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting - "C" is for Color It
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + PINK Card Base
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Die Cut Divas - Do or Use Something New

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, January 22, 2018

Spellbinders Rosemal Flower - Folk Art Tutorial

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by! Today I have a tutorial to share for Spellbinders - sharing a little sneak peek at one of the new Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok This set is made up one 
  intricate scrollwork design for a beautiful focal piece or die-cut many for a background design.  In this case I have used it as a focal piece.


'Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok is inspired by Norwegian folk art with its flower designs featuring scrollwork and flowing lines to create flowing patterns. Bring these whimsical elements into your next projects'- Spellbinders


1. Cut/emboss black card stock using the Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies #5#6.  Place #3 in the centre of the black card stock - this will emboss only.  Run through the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.
2. Using a White Gel Pen to draw around the pierced lines to create faux stitching.


3. Cut/emboss one  Rosemal Flowers using white card stock.
4. Colour using Chameleon Pens - changing the colour with each section.
5. Use White Gel Pen to add extra details.
6.Glue to the centre of the card front.
7.Pop up onto a white pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Adhere 3 white pearls - large, medium and small to each corner.

Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White and black card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue; Chameleon Pens  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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Spellbinders -Geo Dots - Enjoy Your Day

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by! It is Sunday here in the Nations Capital and we are experiencing a HEATWAVE, along with many other regions in Australia.  I did manage a bit of time in The Studio and have a very quick and easy card to create - using Spellbinders Geo Dots Stamps Cool Vibes by Stephanie Low - it is perfect as a background or as the focal point on a card.


I have randomly inked the stamp using Tool 'n One with the Foam Applicator - Circle for Tool 'n One
and Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and Angel Pink, along with Memento Luxe Rose Bud ink.  Once dry this has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies #6  (#1 being the smallest) and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" PlatformThe card front has been popped up onto the card base that  has been cut/embossed using the larger die (#7) using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape.




Want2Scrap Black Baby Bling has been randomly added to the card front and a computer generated sentiment, trimmed to size and adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Permanent Adhesive.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes Cards only 
Brown Sugar – Birthday
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + PINK Card Base
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Unicorn 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, January 20, 2018

Penny Black Inc - Bee-u-tiful

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting.  It is always nice to have  little change of pace - and you could not get much more whimsical thank this bee - I am sure you would agree! 


The bee is from Penny Black Inc. - you can find the whole set here -  cute as a bug! clear stamp set.  I have stamped the image onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured it using Chameleon Art Products/Pens - I love the way these pens give such a great variation of colour in the one pen - so quick and easy!


The image has been cut/embossed using A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  A negative Die from the Curved Matting Basics B has been adhered over the image to create a frame.  The card front has been popped up onto the pre-cut card base, using Crafty Foam Tape.


Cut/emboss four small corners from the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies using yellow card stock.  Adhere one to each corner using liquid glue.  The sentiment from the happy snippets transparent stamp set has been stamped using Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Opulent Flourish Accents Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Etched Dies.  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the cutting edges using Dandelion ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Pop this up onto the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

Add a yellow Seam Binding bow to the top of the card and a crochet flower to the centre of the bow.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Love/Valentines
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Girly
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Cute

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 19, 2018

Spellbinders Pretty Handmade - Make Pretty Things

Hello friends -thanks for stopping by today! I don't know about you but I always look forward to seeing what is new with companies and this year is no different.  I am loving the new Spellbinders products and have been playing with some of the Handmade Collection by Stephanie Low.  Perfect stamps and Dies for any creative person - definitely not limited to paper addicts! Wink:wink!!


I have stamped the Pretty Handmade by Stephanie Low Stamp and Die Set using Imagine Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal.  They have been coloured using Chameleon Pens and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. 


Next I have cut/embossed the Shapeabilities Seth Apter Drip Dry Etched Dies twice, once in orange and one in yellow. The yellow die has been adhered slightly offset onto the orange die - to create a shadow effect.  This has been glued to a card front that has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and been lightly sanded using a sanding block.


The sentiment has also been Die cut and popped up into the card front.  The card front is popped up onto card base that has also been cut using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies.  I have used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to add dimension to each layer.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Add Sentiment
Stampaive and More - Something New
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting -"C" is for Color It
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Do or Use Something New
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New

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 18, 2018

Spellbinders Robots - How Old?!?

Hello friends - thank you for dropping in! I have a fun card to share with you using the new Spellbinders Die D-Lites Robots Etched Dies.  I am thrilled with these dies - especially with a grandson to create cards and layouts for.


  I have cut/embossed the Robots using grey card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  Once the Robot is removed I have lightly sanded it using a sanding block and highlighted the embossed areas - a favourite technique of mine, white highlights were also added! 


The Shapeabilities Outlaw Etched Dies by Seth Apter has been cut/embossed using striped card stock.  This has been adhered to a card front and blue card base cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the centre sponged using light blue ink. The card front has also been cut using white card stock using Pierced Rectangles.

The Robot has been popped up into the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  A computer generated sentiment has been adhered to the right of the Robot and paint splatters in yellow and white randomly added.


                                           The card is linked to the following challenges:
                                    Country View Crafts' Challenge - Anything Goes
                              Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Cute
                                       Die Cut Divas - Do or Use Something New
                                                 Love to Craft - Anything Goes
                                        Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New
                                                        Retarte - Anything Goes 
                                            Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
                    613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional - Something New
                                                     Brown Sugar - Birthday
                                                 Allsorts -No Patterned Papers
                                              Crafter's Castle 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


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spellbinders - Some Bunny...

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by!  It is Tuesday evening for me and I have been enjoying family time along with time in The Studio.  Once again I have been playing with a few of my Spellbinders products (no surprises there! Wink:wink!) 


 I have stamped the gorgeous rabbit from the Bunny Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.The rabbit has been coloured using Chameleon  Pens - another favourite product - and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.


 #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock - layer onto slightly larger black card stock.  Cut/emboss one  Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken #5 #6 using patterned paper.  Pop up onto a pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Crafty Foam Tape.   Add a row of yellow lace across the lower portion of the card front.


Pop up the rabbit onto the smaller Hemstitch Rectangles,popping up onto the layered card front.  Add a row of yellow lace across the smaller Hemstitch Rectangle. Glue a double Seam Binding bow to the left of the Die but image, adding a button to the know, glue a Want2Scrap large white pearl to the centre of the button.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks - No Blue Colour
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned Paper
Simon Says Wednesday - Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it Up
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES +  OPTIONAL THEME ANYTHING GOES
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - PEARLS AND LACE 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Monochromatic
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - 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