}

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Market Fresh - Just for You

Hello friends - it is time to use up all the UFO's on my desk - the Un-Finished Objects - incase you were wondering,  My Studio is fairly tidy the majority of the time - unless I am working on a few deadlines at the one time and then - it is a little more 'spread out' than usual - but my desk - that is a whole different story LOL!  Lets just say that every piece on this card was gathering on my desk...LOL!


The image is from Crafty Secret - I love their nostalgic images!  This has been popped up onto a piece of journal paper using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The next layer has been created using Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals Etched Dies which has been cut/embossed using thPlatinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform and popped up onto an embossed layer using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The layered image has been adhered to a pre-cut card base and I could not resist adding a strawberry from the Shapeabilities Market Fresh by Debi Adams Arent You Sweet Etched Dies and  was calling out to be used - I have stamped ink all over the strawberry to give it texture and depth!! I have finished off with a computer generated sentiment and some ribbon recycled from a Lindt Chocolate Easter egg, with a yellow button.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Allsorts - Vintage Style
Scrappers Delights  Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin - Use Up Your Stash
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -  Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - 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, May 26, 2017

Flourishes lc - Luscious Layers

Hello friends,  today I am sharing a pretty card with you using the beautiful Luscious Layers stamp set from Flourishes lc.  - it certainly lives up to it's name!!  


The Luscious Layers image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink, then cut/embossed using a Standard Circles dies.   I have used the Die as a stencil and sponged inside the die using Imagine Memento Ink in Angel Pink ink.  The image has been coloured using using Chameleon Pens.

I have stamped and fussy cut the cake slice, coloured it and then adhered it to the right side of the cake - carefully lining up the icing lines. I love the way it transforms the cake - sure looks good enough to eat - such a versatile feature of this stamp set.


The  cake layer has been popped up a slightly larger Standard Circle in dark pink using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The layers have then been popped up onto the Nestabilities Label 49 Decorative Elements Etched Dies, followed by a pre-cut light pink card base.


The sentiment has been stamped in Black ink, trimmed to size and layered onto pink card stock - this has been popped up onto the lower portion of the circle.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes - no twist
Tuesday Throwdown -  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Special Occasions
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
The Mod Squad Challenge - Birthday Bash
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAG
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Aussie Digital Artists Open Challenge - Always Anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - For Someone Special
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image + ribbon 

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, May 25, 2017

Dog-gone!!

Hello friends - today I have a fun card to share with you - a little change of pace, but that is a good thing - isn't it!?  I have had a lot of fun with this card - who can resist this adorable puppy....


I have had a lot of fun with this card - who can resist that adorable puppy....I have stamped him onto white card stock using Imagine Memento in Tuxedo Black and coloured him using Chameleon Pens.


The cactus is from the Spellbinders Cacti Wild & Free by Debi Adams Stamp & Die Set and has been sponged using white ink to add some texture.  The puppy has been popped up next to the Cactus using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The background has been created using Imagine Inks and the white splatters have been added using a white Sharpie pen.


The sentiment has been computer generated and glued to the torn corrugated cardboard across the lower portion of the card - as you can see - this is a very easy card - but one I am sure we all need to send at one time or another - or is that just me!? Wink:wink!

This card is for the following challenges:
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Furry Friends
Stampaive and More - Man or Boy
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
City Crafter Challenge - Sunshine
Deep Ocean Challenge - Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Let's Craft & Create Challenge Make your own background
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Cards for men/boys
Pile It On Animal(s) and/or Spring Garden
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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Colouring with Chameleon Pens

Hello friends - I have a very quick card to share with you today using one of the Flowers Color Cards from Chameleon Pens.  It is well worth checking these Color Cards out - as they have examples of each card and instructions - great if you are learning!


The image has been coloured using only three pens - but look at the range that you can get from each of these self blending pens - I have to say - I am a fan BIG TIME!!  I have added Seam Binding and a double Seam Binding Bow, with a Mulberry Paper Rose adhered,  Want2Scrap bling is added onto the Seam Binding - and yes - it sticks and stays!!  The card front and card base have been cut using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  I have used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner on this card,


This card is link to the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Always Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Stinkin' Inkers - It's Spring
Card Mania - Life is Colourful
Always Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist, Keep it CAS
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Crafty Awesomeness  - Always Anything Goes
Pink and Main 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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spellbinders Earth Laughs in Flowers Tutorial

Hello friends, it is always exciting to be sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders...today I am sharing a card using a lot of my favourite Spellbinders Products - Dies being a lot of them - LOL!  I do have to admit - I am finding the Stamp and Die sets addictive as well - but I am not complaining! 


Spellbinders Supplies:

Other : Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine: Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Delicata ink in Golden Glitz; Want2Scrap: 72 Count -  Sage Green Pearls - Self Adhesive, Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett; Patterned paper; Chameleon Pens; Sanding Block


1. Cut/emboss one Classic Label 33 Decorative Elements #2 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock.
2. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge the inside edges of the Die using Golden Glitz ink and a Sponge Dauber.
3. Stamp the Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Beautiful Dreamer Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink.
4. Cut/emboss using Art Nouveau Style Nouille Decorative Element  Die.
5. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge the inside edges of the Die using Golden Glitz ink and a Sponge Dauber.

6. Cut/emboss patterned paper using  Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken.
7. Sand the edges using a Sanding Block,

8. Stamp the large image from the Earth Laughs Stamp and Die Set using black ink,
9. Cut/emboss the image using the co-ordinating Die.
10. Colour the image using Chameleon Pens,
11. Adhere the flower image onto the Classic Label 33 Decorative Elements using 3D Foam Squares.
12. Adhere the layered image onto the Hemstitch Rectangles using 3D Foam Squares.

13. Adhere the layered Dies onto a pre cut card base using E-Z Adhesive Runner,
14. Pop up the Die cut sentiment above the flowers, with the frame tucked in behind the flowers slightly,
15. Trim the Beautiful Bling Borders to size.
16. Adhere to each corner, along with green pearls added as shown above.

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, May 22, 2017

Spellbinders - As for Me and my House....

Hello friends - I hope you have all had a relaxing weekend - well, at least managed to get an hour or twenty of relaxing and unwinding at some stage.  Monday always comes around so quickly - too quickly really.


I had a little 'revisit' with the Bible Journaling stamps from Spellbinders - you can see my original post and tutorial HERE.  I am so impressed how perfect these stamps are for creating inspirational/motivational cards as well - there never seems to be enough stamps for faith based projects!

I have stamped the Birdhouse Stamps Bible Journaling by Joanne Fink using Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured it using Chameleon Pens.  The sentiment has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon ink in Electric Yellow, the purple spots have been created using a homemade stencil and Radiant Neon in Electric Purple.  This has been layered onto a pre-cut card base. I have finished off by adding two strips of Washi Tape.

This card has been linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Card Mania - Life is Colourful
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Stencils
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Include an Animal
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Washi Tape
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes +A Sentiment

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, May 21, 2017

Beautifully Framed Silhouette

Hello friends,  it is Sunday night here and the weekend is fast disappearing, I hope you have had a good one - or are still enjoying one,  I have found time in The Studio - which is always a good thing - for me anyway,


My card today has been created using a retired Silhouette image that has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and layered onto yellow card stock.  The layers have been popped up onto patterned paper that has been embossed using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


The ornate frame at the top has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Art Nouveau Water Lilies Decorative Accent Stacey Caron Etched Dies and popped around the layered image.  The flower is from the Shapeabilities Heart & Home Flower Play Etched Dies and the leaves from the Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Stack and Fan Flowers Etched Dies. The flower and leaves have been adhered to the lower portion of the layered image and lave added across the lower portion of the card,  I have finished off using adding Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - LeCreme either side of the flowers.



This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: More Than 2 Layers
Pattie's Creations - For The Girls
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes +A Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - Add Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge - Summer Colours
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes, with a twist of two of more layers

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, May 20, 2017

Darkroom Door - The Road to a Friend's House

Hello friends, I have a masculine card to share with you today - I never seem to create enough of them so I am doing what I can to rectify that, using the Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles stamp set - I love these old trucks and the fabulous sentiments that come with it.  I do have to add that there is no reason this card cannot be given to a emale as well! ;)


I have stamped the truck image using Imagine Memento Ink n Teal Zeal onto white card stock.  This strip of card stock has been sponged using Imagine Radiant Neon Inks and a Sponge Dauber,  The Texture Stamp - Measuring Tape has been lightly stamped onto the lower left corner using Memento ink in Rhubarb Stalk.  The purple spots have been created using a homemade stencil and Radiant Neon in Electric Purple and the sentiment stamped using Tuxedo Black ink.


The stamped and inked strip has been added to an embossed layer using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  A strip of recycled corrugated cardboard has been adhered along the image strip and sponged using brown ink,


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Use a Quote
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes +A Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Add Some Texture + A DT Call 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Stampaive and More - Man or Boy
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture
Always Fun Challenges - DRY EMBOSSING
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment 
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist: Embossing
Open-Minded Challenges - Mighty Men in May
Tinker- Dream - Cards for men/boys
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - must be on DT - Always 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