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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nice Normal Family

Hello friends, my card today has been created using one of the fun stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle - Chicken Run stamp set. I love those chickens and the sentiments that come with them - we actually have a sign with this saying on it! LOL!


I have inked the image using Imagine Memento Inks along with a White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the Chickens and sponged the sky background also using Memento Inks.


The image has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Ovals , then the background has been sponged using various inks.  I have used my sponge daubers and not added any extra ink - they are usually 'fully loaded'!  The sentiment has been stamped to the top portion of the Pierced Ovals. 


The Border has been embossed using the Shapeabilities Stitched Borders Etched Dies Quilt It by Lene Lok onto blue card stock, the leaves have been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and outlined using a White Gel Pen.

 This has been layered onto a pre-cut card base using A2 Matting Basics B Card Creator.  A burlap strip has been adhered across the centre of the card front, with feathers, a flourish and button..


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Fashionable Stamping - Use your Inks
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Use Colored Inks
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Animal Kingdom

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, August 15, 2017

Spellbinders Graceful Floral Lace Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing another tutorial for Spellbinders here on my Blog.  It is always hard to choose which Die/s to use, as there are so many to choose from.  I do try to share from all of the designers and use different styles.


Today I am using one of the gorgeous Dies by from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection by Becca Feeken - this die is fabulous and as you can see below does a lot of the work when creating an elegant card, as you will see below.

1. Cut one strip of flocked paper 5cm x 10cm and adhere the left side of dark pink card stock 10cm x 15cm.
2. Cut/emboss the card front using the Graceful Floral Lace Card Creator Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken Etched Dies on the dark pink card stock.

3. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge the open areas using Wedding Dress Ink.
4. Remove from the Die and allow to dry - or use Heart Tool
5. Pop up onto a precut card base using 3D Foam Squares.

6. Stamp the sentiment from the sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set onto white card stock using Black Ink.
7. Cut/emboss using the Small Insert Die from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.
8. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging inside the edges using Angel Pink ink.
9. Pop up into the centre of the Flocked portion of the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

10. Trim the Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett - Beautiful Blooms, adhere two 'blooms' above the sentiment and three along the base of the card as shown in the photos above.
11. Adhere a double Seam Binding Bow to the left of the sentiment
12. Attach a small Mulberry Paper Bow using liquid glue.


Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies: White and dark pink card stock; Pink Flocked Paper; Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Wedding Dress;  Want2Scrap: Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett - Beautiful BloomsScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Champagne Seam Binding; Small Mulberry Paper Rose.

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, August 12, 2017

Colourful Winter Birds

Hello friends - would it shock you to know I have so many images stamped off that I could colour for a LONG time and not run out - but I am working on that!!  This fabulous bird is from the Winter Birds stamp set designed by for Flourishes,lc by Beverly Cole - it is a favourite!!


I have stamped the Bird image onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using Chameleon Art Pens.


It has been fussy cut/ hand cut out and popped up on to patterned paper has been embossed using the Em-bossing Fold'ers Flowers & Leaves and a strip of striped paper added across the lower portion,  The card front has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares onto a pre-cut card base.  A computer generated sentiment has been added, followed by a strip of Washi Tape,


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes  
Craft Rocket Challenges - Animal Kingdom
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Hand Coloured Image
Moving along with the Times - Things that Fly
Star Stampz Challenge  HAND COLOURED IMAGE
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Scrapy Day Challenge - Anything Goes, 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper My Favourite Things (Birds)
Paper Craft Happy Challenges - Anything Goes with an Animal

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, August 10, 2017

Twilight Birthday

Hello friends, thank you for all of your visits and comments both here and on facebook - they are all read and greatly appreciated!  Today I am sharing a card I created while having a break from some commissioned work and this is the outcome!


I have used 'that Folder' that came with one of the Australian Simply Cards Magazines - it was so popular and you can see why - can't you?!.  I have used it for pretty feminine cards but had a lot of fun with some texture and darker colours - I am really liking the almost grungy feel to this one - how about you?

The sentiment is also from a free set from the Australian Simply Cards magazine - they have such fabulous free gifts each month.  I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares + E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable Dispenser and  Want2Scrap white pearls.

                                          This card is for the following challenges:
                                            Crafting By Designs  - Anything Goes for August  
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Ike's World - Anything Goes with a twist: Embossing
Retarte - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Happy Anything

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, August 9, 2017

You Stand Out in a Crowd

I love bird images - how adorable are theTweeting Friends from Flourishes,lc  designed exclusively for Jan Marie Caruso by Lauren Pope  - and they come with a number of great sentiments.


The images has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon Pens


 They have been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die set .  The Die has been used like a stencil and the inside edges of the Die sponged using Imagine Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz.


A card front has been cut/embossed using Card Creator Untamed Scrolls Etched Dies Rebel Rose by Stacey Caron and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" and adhered onto a precut card base.  A strip of yellow lace has been adhered across the lower portion of the card front, with the layered image has been popped up to the card front using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 


The stamped sentiment has been cut/embossed using the tag from the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hour Glass Die.  The Die has been used like a stencil and the inside edges of the Die sponged using Imagine Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz.   It has then been popped up on the lower right side of the Die.   

A yellow double Seam Binding bow has been adhered to the left side of the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die set and a small yellow button added, with a medium pearl at the centre and Kindy Glitz/Liquid Glue lightly added. Want2Scrap white pearls have been adhered around the top and bottom of the Untamed Scrolls Etched Dies Rebel Rose by Stacey Caron 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge - Friendship
Paper Craft Happy Challenges - Anything Goes with an Animal
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Happy Anything

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, August 8, 2017

Spellbinders Swallow and Heart Tutorial

Hello friends - it is time to share a tutorial for Spellbinders here on my Blog.  Today's card has been created using one of the Die D-Lites by Licensed Designer Sharyn Sowell as a focal point.


These gorgeous Whimsy dies are perfect for so many occasions - even individually as embellishments - so many possibilities! 

1. Cut/emboss one (1) swallow, Banner and small flower using patterned paper.
2. Cut/emboss one (1) large flower and heart using dark pink patterned paper.
3. Cut/emboss one (1) heart using pink card stock.
4. Use the die as a stencil sponging the inside of the heart using the Foam Applicator and Angel Pink Ink.


5. Lightly sand the swallow using a Sanding Block.
6. Pop up onto the top right of the heart using 3D Foam Squares.
7. Layer the small flower onto the large flower using liquid glue.
8. Pop up onto the top left of the heart using 3D Foam Squares, adding a white pearl to the centre.
9. Adhere the banner across the base of the heart, add small heart and White pearls.
10.Cut/emboss a Pierced Oval using white card stock and pop the layered heart onto the centre using using 3D Foam Squares. 













11. Cut/emboss two
 (2) Romantic Rectangles Two #4 (#1 being the smallest).  

12. Score one Romantic Rectangles Two 1.5cm from the top and fold forward.
13, Adhere the second Romantic Rectangles Two onto the scored one to form the card base, making sure the patterned edges line up.
14. Pop up patterned paper using 3D Foam Squares, followed by the layered images on the top portion of the card front.
15. Add seam binding around the card front, threading through the filigree edges as shown above.
16. Secure to the left of the card front.
17. Glue a double Seam Binding bow onto the join, followed by a lace flower, recycled button and Medium White Pearl.
18. Stamp the sentiment onto white card stock using Teal Zeal ink, trim to size, adding a Dove Tail at the right end. 
19. Pop up cross the base of the heart, tucking in under the Seam Binding Bow.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other :  Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; white, pink, teal card stock; patterned paper;Want2Scrap: 250 Count White Pearls; Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zealand Angel Pink; Pink Seam Binding, recycled button

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

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