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Monday, October 31, 2011

LOC Tea Bag Card

Would you like to join me for a cup of tea?  We may not be able to do it in person but it can definitely be arranged with a Tea Bag Fold card


The Layers of Color Teacup Blessings art stamp set is perfect for a card like this


The image has been stamped and coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels, cut out and popped up with foam tape.


A great card to use some of those leftovers that seem to gather at a great rate


and buttons - I seem to have so many and need to use them more - I covered these with some Stickles and topped them with a pearl, to keep in the feminine feel of this card.


where would a Tea Bag Fold Card be without a teabag - but it is not our only option - I have created this template (my first) so it can hold a variety to goodies - Hot Chocolate sachet, Gift card, chocolates - any of those little something that you need a card to hold


You can see the depth of the fold - lots of room!!

This card if for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Shabby, Shabby Chic or Vintage
Card Cupids - More Than ONE Fold  
 Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - SIO - Friendship
Crazy 4 Challenges - Something Sweet and Tasty
Marks Finest Papers - Use your Scraps
Alphabet Challenge - T for tea time
Our Craft Lounge - pink for breast cancer awareness
Paper Cutz - pink (for breast cancer awareness)
Sew Many Cards - use two different backgound papers
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
 Crop Stop - Unique Fold
  CASE Study Challenge - Case the card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
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}}}

Sunday, October 30, 2011

SSIC LOC Glad Tidings

The Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us this week by one stamper everyone knows and loves - Lisa Hjulberg.


Lisa has chosen the verse:

'Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’
Isaiah 1:18
And challenged us to use fall colors in your creation: crimson, orange and gold (or similar)

I have used the is fabulous DP from Basic Grey as my colours - yes there is red in there - in those tiny flowers!  The divine image is the Layers of Color Glad Tidings art stamp set.


The image has been but with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles and sponged with Distress Inks. The birds have been lightly coloured with SU Chalks and has 3D Kindy Glitz added.


The sentiment is also from the Glad Tidings art stamp set and has been cut out with the Spellbinders Labels Seventeen Die, using the Grand Calibur!


The Gold borders are from the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs Die - one of my favourite Dies, designed by Nina Brackett
This card is for the following Challenges:
Allsorts - Christmas Easel Card
Craft Your Days Away - Autumn ( I used autumn colours)
Little Claire's - Christmas
BasicGrey - Anything Goes (DP)

Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Bah Humbug - must be Christmas - die cuts
Floweret - Christmas
Fun with Shapes & More - animal Christmas
Jingle Belles - creatures
Lily Pad - texture (3D Kindy Glitz)
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Use Sentiment
Hanna & Friends - Glitter
Thank you to our wonderful sponsor this week - Lily of the Valley
You can read Lisa's full devotional over at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.
Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are so talented!!
* Chris * Grace * Kristine * Lisa * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Rebekka (on a break) * Traci M *

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
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}}}

LOC Christmas Joy

How many sleeps is it until Christmas - it is getting less by the day! LOL!  I am loving creating Christmas Cards with the newest release Layers of Color art stamps



The Christmas Blessings art stamp set is one that is very popular - but no surprises there with gorgeous images like this one


It co-ordinates with Spellbinders Labels 18, which makes it so much easier to create a lovely card very quickly.  Naturally it was but out using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur - my cutting tool of preference!!


Some Christmas Sparkle has been added to the dove with 3D Kindy Glitz - and some light shading on the script to add a more vintage feel

A Martha Stewart Snowflake, sparkle and bling - just says Christmas, although here in Australia it is far from snowing - Christmas is HOT HOT HOT!!


Lace, Liquid Pearls and dimension and it is complete!!

This card is for the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold and Frosty
BasicGreyAnything Goes  (DP)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Monochromatic
Little Claire's - Christmas
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Monochromatic
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
 Bah Humbug - must be Christmas - die cuts
Card Makin' Mamas - die cuts
Floweret - Christmas  
Fun with Shapes & More - animal Christmas
Jingle Belles - creatures
Lily Pad - texture (3D Kindy Glitz)
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Use Sentiment 
Hanna & Friends - Glitter 
Meljens Designs - Christmas

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  We would love you to come and visit both Layers of Color and Layers of Color Australia on facebook - there is always plenty of inspiration over there! God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Friday, October 28, 2011

LOC Angel Face

It has been a fun few weeks with the Layers of Color new release followed closely by the Ornament Blog Hop - what an amazing amount of inspiration there is to be found, if you haven't been there yest - make sure you check it out!

I will have some more ornaments to show you over the next week, but first I have a card created with the newest release


 - using the Angelic art stamp set and the Regal Wings art stamp set!.


3D Kindy Glitz has been added to give some extra shimmer and dimension


The paper is from KandCompany - the sentiment is cut from the DP

The flowers from Wild Orchid are a must for this card - the leaves are part of a RAK from my friend Gunn.

This card is for the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Inspired by you Favorite Movie (City of Angels)
Flutterby Wednesdays - must include butterfly, fairy or angel - #176 open  
 Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
 Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
365 Cards - Celebrating the Everyday
 Creative Card Crew - "Fallin" in Love (romance & love)
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Something that Flies
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Girls
So Artful Challenge - Angels  

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
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}}}

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LOC Ornament Blog Hop


      Welcome to the Layers of Color Ornament Blog Hop
The beginning of the blog hop is at the Layers of Color blog. If you came here from Linda Beeson's blog, you are hopping in the right order.
This is the place to discover the newest creative paper ornament ideas, be inspired by talented designers, and get showered with gifts! Layers of Color is giving away:

FREE Ornament Templates!,
FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial!, and
6 drawings for a $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificate!
First, some ornament inspiration!...

This cone used the Layers of Color Touch of Elegance art stamp set

along with the Glad Tidings art stamp set

The Tags are from the Christmas Blessings and Glad Tidings art stamp sets
 
and one more ornament - I could not help myself - there is another one further down this post too - I know, I know - addicted!  LOL!

This ornament is created using the Touch of Elegance art stamp set and a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant

Nice and easy and so effective


GIFTS FOR YOU!...

Come get a FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial tomorrow, October 27th on Layers of Color blog!


With every online purchase from Layers of Color boutique you will get an exclusive FREE Vintage Ornament Template designed by Laura Campbell! She made this sample using Glad Tidings art stamp set and Feather Twine. Your gift will be printed on cardstock ready for you to add your creative ideas with stamps and ink! Limited time only!
Let's get hopping to discover lots of gorgeous ornament projects to add sparkle to your Christmas preparations! There are drawings for $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificates as surprise gifts for you along the way, the next stop on this Blog Hop is Melisa Waldorf  Be sure to sure to visit each designer blog!...



Linda Lucas * Melisa Waldorf * Nina Brackett * Rae Barthel * Savannah O’Gwynn

Thank you for staying with this post - I know it is long but I am hoping you are loving everything you are seeing - and here is my last ornament!!  It is not typically a Christmas Ornament but I was inspired by a photo my DH took at Floriade, the Flower Festival here in Canberra - and here is the finished product!

Using the Layers of Color Flutterescent art stamp set and Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Oval Nestibilitie

The added bling is a mixture of recycled gems from broken jewellery (I love to recycle) and a couple of gorgeous crystals from my dear friend Denise!


Phew - finally at the end of the post - I hope you have found it inspiring and are ready to continue on the Blog Hop - there are some wonderful prizes along the way and hopefully YOU will win one of them!  Thank you for the lovely comments you leave me - you make my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LOC Holly Angel

Angels and Christmas - always divine, and none more than this wonderful Holly Angel from Layers of Color.
This cling art stamp is perfect to be the main feature on a card.
  I have coloured her with SU Chalks/Pastels

The sentiment is from the Glad Tidings art stamp set and has been cut out using the Spellbinders Grommet Tags Die and the Grand Calibur.
This card is for the following challenges:
Christmas Inspirations - Die Cuts or Punches
Little Claire's - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Pastel Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Wee Memories Challenge - Free for All
Critter Sketch - Pattern Paper
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Corrosive ChallengesFlying Things 
Crafting When We Can - Christmas 
Scrappy Frogs - Something that Flies 
Paper Sundae ~ Sundae Bar ( Black, Flower, Distressing, Sparkle)
Fab'n Funky - Distressing
Paper Play - Use Black
Lollipop Crafts  -  Embellish it
You are invited to the
Layers of Color – Join our Ornament Blog Hop on October 26th!
Make sure you mark the date in your diary - there is so much inspiration to be found from the design Team plus some very talented Guest Designers - you are not going to want to miss this!!
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
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}}}

Monday, October 24, 2011

LOC Joyful Ornament

Only a few sleeps now until the Layers of Color Ornament Blog Hop - I am getting excited as I know there is an overwhelming amount of inspiration and sheer beauty awaiting us all!


Christmas is approaching so quickly now and if where you live is anything like where I live, the Christmas decorations are going up in the shops and those overseas cards and parcels are starting to make their way to the recipients.


I am so pleased to have my cards made early, thank you to the newest releases from Layers of Color.  This card has used the Christmas Verses and Nature Walk art stamp sets.  I have also used one of my newest Spellbinders Dies - the Postage Stamp - it has been cut with the Grand Calibur - my 'must have' tool!.


I have also used a Stampin' Up punch (thanks Ann)


The gorgeous ribbon is a gift from a friend - don't you just LOVE it - I savour every centimetre of it and use it sparing!

This card is for the following challenges:
Christmas Inspirations - Die Cuts or Punches
 Crafting When We Can - Christmas 
Little Claire's - Christmas
 Totally Gorjuss -  Pastel Christmas
 Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Wee Memories Challenge - Free for All

You are invited to the
Layers of Color – Join our Ornament Blog Hop on October 26th!

Make sure you mark the date in your diary - there is so much inspiration to be found from the design Team plus some very talented Guest Designers - you are not going to want to miss this!!
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
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}}}

Sunday, October 23, 2011

SSIC LOC Timely

Happy Sunday - I hope yours is wonderful, they certainly go by quickly.  It is time for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and this week it is hosted by the lovely MariLynn who has chosen this well known scripture from Ecclesiastes


 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens...
Ecclesiastes 3:1

MariLynns challenge to us this week is to make a card that shows the passing of time. A clock ( for hours) a sun (for days) a calendar for (years) etc
I have used a Spellbinders Die for my clock - it has been sponged with Distressing Ink and popped up with foam tape.  The Wings and the Crown are from the  Layers of Color Regal Wings art stamp set.


and the sentiment from Close to My Heart

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor this week - Digital Delights
Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration

* Chris * Grace * Kristine * Lisa * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Rebekka (on a break) * Traci M *

This card is for the following challenges:
One Stop Craft - No designer Paper
 Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - at least one metal embellishment (metal brads)
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Charisma Cardz - Embossing (Heat or Dry)
Moving Along With The Times - Vintage
Shelly's Images -  Anything Goes  
Scrapbook Sisters - Circles
 My Time To Craft - Punches & Dies
Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It
  Use It Tuesdays - Metal 2nd Week (metal brads)

You are invited to the

Layers of Color – Join our Ornament Blog Hop on October 26th!

Make sure you mark the date in your diary - there is so much inspiration to be found from the design Team plus some very talented Guest Designers - you are not going to want to miss this!!

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!

Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!

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}}}