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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Whale Showers

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  after all of the comments both here and on facebook on the last Whale card I created, I thought I would share the other one I made using the same set - Taylored Expressions Showered with Love stamp set - whimsical is always such a lovely change of pace.


I have stamped the whale using Imagine Memento ink in Teal Zeal, the waves are also in Teal Zeal and the water spout in Tuxedo Black - the hearts have been coloured using Chameleon PensThe cloud is from the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sun and Clouds Etched Dies - I find that I use this cloud a lot with whimsical images - just the right size!

The card front has been cut using light blue card stock and the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.  This has  been popped up onto a white card base cut/embossed using Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The waves have been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up above the base of the card front also using 3D Foam Squares.  The Whale has been popped up using 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  The water spout has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors, the hearts coloured and adhered above the whales head using double sided tape.  

The sentiment has been stamped using Tuxedo Black ink and cut/embossed using the tag from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.  The die has been used as a stencil and sponged using Summer Sky Ink inside the cutting lines.  This has been popped up using 3D Foam Squares centred below the waves.  Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer has been used to create faux water drops around the water spout and the hearts have also had a coat added - for that extra shimmer.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Di's Digis Designs - Include an animal
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - USE DIE CUTS
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option Dies or Stencils
Simply Papercraft ANYTHING GOES
Daisy Chain Challenges - Monochrome
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Pastel Colors
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes+ optional: Dimensional Projects

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, April 23, 2018

Spellbinders Dinosaur Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by today,  I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders - an  interactive card for my grandsons birthday in April - Noah will be three and LOVES Dinosaurs - he loves to roar at us when he visits, in his best (and loudest) voice - so I am pretty sure this card will be a big HIT with him.


There are a number of ways to create a Shaker Card - this way is very easy and can also be made in advance if you just want to sit and play with this technique, as it is a separate item and is adhered to the card front - are you wondering how - follow along with the Tutorial and you will see just how easy it is! 

1. Cut/emboss the Dinosaurs using the Die D-Lites Dinosaurs Dies using three different coloured card stock.
2. Use the die as a stencil and add co-ordinating colours.
3. Cut/emboss one Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies using patterned paper.
4. Lightly Sand around the embossed edges using a Sanding Block.
























1. Cut/emboss the largest Circle from the Standard Circles LG with the #4 (#1 being the smallest), using the reverse side of the patterned paper to create a frame.
2. Cut/emboss the largest circle from the Standard Circles LG in white card stock and one in clear acetate.
3. Place the die cut frame around the edge of  the acetate using strong tape.








4. Cut the foam tape into thin strips and adhere to the back of the layered frame - creating a border with the mounting foam strips;making sure you leave no gaps between the strips where your shaker filling may fall through.
NOTE: Add another row of Foam Tape if you are wanting a higher dome.
5. Add glitter or another filling carefully to the shaker card frame.  Line patterned paper up face down over your frame and press down.  The mounting tape is flexible and easy to form into shape if you remove the backing before adhering it to your frame.
NOTE: To prevent the filler in your shaker cards from sticking to the sides of the mounting tape, just run your embossing buddy along the sides of the tape. The powder makes the sides of the tape "nonstick".  Also rub an Embossing Buddy over the acetate before adding fine glitter. If you don't have an embossing buddy, try a dryer sheet.
6.Add the sequins and micro beads, line up the die cut circle and adhere to the back of the 'shaker'.  Adhere to the card front using  E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.
7. Adhere the Dinosaurs to the bottom right of the shaker dome, popping up one for dimension.



















8. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using The Largest Die from the Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies, lightly sand the edges using a sanding block.
9. Create the ground by adhering two pieces of torn and sponged green card stock to the base of the card front and trimming to sizes.
10. Pop up onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base using recycled thin cardboard. Adhere the computer generated sentiment using E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra
11. Cut/emboss one Banner from the Amused 1 Etched Dies using patterned paper.
12.Pop up on an angle across the top left corner of the banner using small white 3D Foam Squares.
13. Add sticker letters onto the banner with the name
14. Create the sentiment using stickers and adhere the lower portion of the card front.

Spellbinders Products:
Other: Turquoise and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares, Imagine: Memento ink in Summer Sky,Tangerine, Espresso Truffle, Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves, Quick Quotes: Double sided 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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Baby Love - Me and Teddy Card

xxxxHello friends, thank you for stopping by!  Today I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using the Little Loves Collection by Licensed Designer Sharyn Sowell.  Sharyn's Dies are always inspiring - the original being hand cut using scissors - an amazing skill in itself.  Sharyn is a very accomplished artist and you can read a little about her HERE.


'Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell is full of moments captured in the eyes of little ones as they experience the wonders of life and first milestones.' - Spellbinders


Cut/emboss one Shapeabilities Me and Teddy Etched Dies Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell Die using white card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  Sponge using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal and a Sponge Dauber creating an ombre effect - light from the top working to dark at the bottom of the image.

Pop the die cut image up onto patterned paper that has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Crafty Foam Tape.  Next pop the layered image up onto Authentique Paper that has been cut/embossed using Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Squares Etched Dies and 3D Foam Squares.  Adhere the layered card front onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base.


 Want2Scrap  White Double Picot Trim - has been glued below the Die cut image. The Midge Blue Mix flowers from Little Birdie Crafts  have been glued to the left corner of the card front.  The mix contains plain flowers and glittered, which gives great options - I have used the glitter flower in the centre and added Want2Scrap medium white pearls for the flower centres.


Want2Scrap Eternal Swirls have been trimmed and adhered each side of the flower, with the lower bling being added across the lace and slightly onto the chipboard.  Drops of Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embelliser in Teal Zeal has been randomly added to create faux enamel dots.  A computer generated sentiment has been adhered to the top right corner using double sided tape.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Feature child/children playing 
Alphabet Challenge - B FOR BEARS 
Allsorts - Use Pearls
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes+ optional: Dimensional Projects
Brown Sugar – PEARLS OR MOTHER'S DAY THEME
Simply Create Too - USE DIE CUTS
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Pastel Colours 
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Use punches or dies
{Pin}spirational - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes, Optional CAS
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES 
Crafter's Cafe - World Art Day
Daisy Chain Challenges Monochrome
Eclectic Ellapu Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles 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, April 21, 2018

Best Wishes to You

Hello friends, Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping in.  I have a card to share with you today using those die-cuts and 'bits and bobs' that gather on my desk - it is endless - but a lot of fun!


Cut one card base 11.5 cm x 9 cm using pink card stock. Emboss the front of the card base using the Spellbinders Flourish Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok.

Cut/emboss the The Authentique Paper using the Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Nine Etched Dies, lightly sand the edges for distressed look, Pop up the Die cut onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3-D Foam Squares.Cut/emboss the circle from the Shapeabilities Laced with Love Blooming Collection Etched Dies using white card stock, glue to the centre of the centre die.

Using the Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low, cut/emboss one Thin Wings butterfly using cream card stock and one backer/base using pink card stock. Adhere the filigree to the backer/base butterfly and  glue at a slight angle to the card front inside the circle.

Glue one of the Little Birdie Crafts Beaded Blooms in pearl pink to the centre of the butterfly. Pop up a pre-cut banner and and hear the sentiment using stickers, and one Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Border to the top and the bottom of the die cut card front, adding Pink Rhinestones to each swirl. peace.
This card is link to the following:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Happy Birthday 
Simply Create Too - USE DIE CUTS
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday Card
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Ike's World Anything Goes with a twist: Spring Inspiration
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
The Crazy Challenge - SPRING 
Crafter's Cafe - World Art Day
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Dies and Punches
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option Dies or Stencils
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + option: Bleaching
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Birthday
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Favouring the Feminine
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes 
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
 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Little Chef Album Page

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am sharing a page from my Want2Scrap Wanted for Stealing Hearts Chipboard AlbumSuch a cute album and I am having a lot of fun creating it, adding a little bit of mixed media.



The theme of the Album is my Grandson Noah - these photos were taken on his second birthday - all he wanted was a kitchen and how adorable was he using it.  I have to be honest and say - he is turning 3 next week, so I am not as quick as I would like to be! Wink:wink!



The photos have been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies and the  Platinum Die Cutting Machine Both photos have been lightly sanded around the edges - such a great effect on a photo and popped up onto the Album page using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  I have added extra details using the Want2Scrap  Chevron - StencilImagine Radiant Neon ink in Electric Yellow and a white Gel Pen, randomly onto the page.


and finished by adhering some of the Want2Scrap Enamel Dots 8mm Stone Size - WhiteI love the 'pop' that they can add.  The other products I have used are listed below.

Spellbinders: Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies; Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Want2ScrapWanted for Stealing Hearts Chipboard Album; Baby Bling - Blue Rhinestones - 100 Count,  Chevron - Stencil, Enamel Dots 8mm Stone Size - White
Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L: E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Creative Embellishments Kit; 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Liquid Glue;
Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow, Stipple Brush
Other: Black Patterned Paper;assorted paper scraps; White Gel Pen; Chipboard Pennants; White Gel Pen; Alph Stickers;

This project is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Mini Album Makers Challenge Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Birthday
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media 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, April 19, 2018

Whale-come Little One

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a little change of pace for you today - a friend had these gorgeous Taylored Expressions Showered with Love stamp set and I just HAD TO create something with them - how perfect are they for a baby card!


I have stamped the whales using Imagine Memento ink in London Fog, the waves in Teal Zeal and the water spout in Tuxedo Black - the hearts have been coloured using Chameleon Pens.

The sun has been cut/embossed using yellow card stock and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Edged Circles Etched Dies and yellow card stock along with the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform The cloud is from the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sun and Clouds Etched Dies - I find that I use this cloud a lot with whimsical images - just the right size!

The card front has been cut using light blue card stock and the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.  This has  been popped up onto a slightly larger white card base using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.   Next the Fancy Edges Circle has been adhered to the top portion of the card base using double sided tape.  The waves have been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up 3cm from the base of the card front also using 3D Foam Squares.

The larger Whale has been adhered above the waves using double sided tape, the baby Whale popped up next to her using 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  The water spout has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors, the hearts coloured and adhered above the whales head using double sided tape.

The sentiment -a retired sentiment from Layers of Colour - which sadly is no longer, has been stamped using Tuxedo Black ink and cut/embossed using the tag from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.  The die has been used as a stencil and sponged using Summer Sky Ink inside the cutting lines.  This has been popped up using 3D Foam Squares centred below the waves.  Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer has been used to create faux water drops around the water spout and the hearts have also had a coat added - for that extra shimmer.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Sparkle and Shine
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges NO PATTERN PAPER
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Pastel Colours
Sweet Stampers - Too Cute
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes+ optional: Dimensional Projects

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