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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Want2Scrap To the Moon and Back Layout Sneak Peek

Hello Friends -  I am sharing another layout on the Want2Scrap Blog, using Want2Scrap Nestabling and Nestaboard.   I do love all that Want2Scrap offers for any project - it is certainly helping me when it comes to scrapbooking.



You can see all of the details and the project in full by clicking HERE  I would love to hear what you think.

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 21, 2017

Birdie Best Wishes

Hello friends, it is Friday here - Daylight Savings has finished a few weeks ago it gets darker earlier and that means closing up and settling in for the evening - I love that time of day - but it will not be long and we will be turning on the heat.  With that in mind I am sharing a more summery card....


My card base has been cut using a Spellbinders Labels Fifty Eight Etched Die and Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The background paper has been stamped using a feather stamp I picked up at Typo for 50 cents - such a cute little stamp.  I have used Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle , the feathers have been sponged the feathers using Teal Zeal ink and a sponge dauber.  This has then been cut/embossed using the same Die as the card base, just one size smaller and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The Scribbly bird by Dina Wakley has also been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle and coloured using preinked Sponge Daubers - I have to note here that my Sponge Daubers are always 'fully loaded', I rarely have to ink them to colour an image.  The image has then been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the layered card base.

  The Penny Black Inc. sentiment has been stamped using Teal  Zeal Ink, hand cut and popped up on 3D Foam squares making sure it is tucked under the birds feet.  The dots have been added using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in White.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Shaped Card
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retro Rubber Challenge Baby, baby - use baby critters*
Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anythng Goes - Things with Wings 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash It On!
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card 
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: Animals


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 20, 2017

Want2Scrap So Very Precious Layout Sneak Peek

Hello Friends -  I am sharing a layout on the Want2Scrap Blog, using a Want2Scrap Stencil and one of the Beautiful Script Chipboard Words.   I do love it that Want2Scrap stock so many products, along with their gorgeous bling - it certainly helps me when it comes to scrapbooking.


You can see all of the details and the project in full by clicking HERE -  I would love to hear what you think.

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, April 19, 2017

Spellbinders Tropical Flower by Lene Lok Tutorial

Hello friends, it is time for a Spellbinders Tutorial - I am using the gorgeous Tropical Florals Etched Dies Tropical Paradise By Lene Lok - it certainly lives up to it's name!  I have also used Seth Apter Trifecta Etched Dies - as soon as I saw Seth's Dies I knew they could be incorporated with so many, if not all of the Spellbinders dies to create feminine cards - as you can see by my Step by Step Tutorial below,


Spellbinders Products:
Other : Liquid Glue;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Imagine: Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Orange and Electric Yellow; Yellow, Green and white card stock; computer generated sentiment

  1. Fold 13cm x 26cm yellow card stock in half.  Cut/emboss using the 6x6 Matting Basics B #5 (#1 being the smallest), making sure to place the fold inside the cutting edge to form card base. 
  2.  Cut/emboss green card stock using the 6x6 Matting Basics A #5 (#1 being the smallest). 
  3. Cut/emboss white card stock using the 6x6 Matting Basics A #4 (#1 being the smallest)
  4. Cut/emboss Seth Apter Trifecta  #3 (#1 being the smallest) using green card stock.

5.Adhere the die green and white layers onto the yellow card stock according to size, using 3D Foam Squares,
6. Glue the Trifecta Circle to the layered card stock.
7. Cut/emboss three Hibiscus flowers using white card stock.
8. Sponge the centre of the Hibiscus using Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow and highlighting in Electric Orange,

9. Cut/emboss two Bird of Paradise using green card stock.
10. Sponge the Birds of Paradise using using Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow and Electric Orange,

11. Adhere just the stems of the Birds of Paradise inside the Trifecta Die cut using liquid glue.
12. Pop up the Hibiscus using 3D Foam Squares over the stems and down towards the lower rim of the Trifecta Die.

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, April 18, 2017

Celebrate the Day

Hello friends - I hope you have had a lovely Easter and not overloaded on the chocolate that flows so freely at this time.  I am always grateful for a new day and Easter brings it home to me so clearly with the message of the Cross.  Today is Tuesday and the Public Holidays have come to an end - I am hoping to spend the rest of the day in The Studio with deadlines looming very close.


My card today has been created using up those leftovers from cards or kits - it gives me great satisfaction to see them come to life in another card.  The 'image' has been cut from embossed card using a Spellbinders Embossing Folder and coloured using  Imagine inks and sponge daubers - I do love this technique when using Embossing Folders - it adds such a lovely new dimension.

This has been layered into the smaller frame from the Spellbinders Romantic Roses etched DiesThe patterned paper has been cut into squares and layered onto recycled cardboard, cut to size using a Matting Die.  Each of the squares has been paper pierced by hand.  This has all been adhered to a pre-cut card base using Adhesive Sheets 4 x6 prior to cutting.

For the card base, cut/emboss using the A2 Matting Basics B, making sure to place the fold inside the cutting edge to form card base.  Pop embossed layers onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and finish by adding some of the fabulous Want2Scrap White Pearls.

This card is linked to following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs  - Girls or Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Flourishes lc - Blessings

Hello everyone - I hope you are having a blessed Easter Weekend-it is a double celebration for us - our youngest had her 19th birthday yesterday and it was a blessing to have such a wonderful time with the family - celebrating.  Today we got together for an Easter Egg Hunt with our grandson and to celebrate Easter Sunday and all that it means to us as Christians -the sentiment from the  Flourishes lc set called My Cup Overflows illustrated by Lauren Pope; could not be more perfect - I am so blessed! 


The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up;using 3D Foam Squares onto the Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart and Home Circle Delight Etched Dies

The patterned paper has been cut into squares and layered onto recycled cardboard, cut to size using a Matting Die.  Each of the squares has been paper pierced by hand.  This has all been adhered to a pre-cut card base using Adhesive Sheets 4 x6 prior to cutting. A row of pink seam binding has been pleated onto the lower portion of the card front, a double seam binding bow has been adhered to the lower left hand side of the Die using liquid glue, finishing off by adding a Want2Scrap pearl to the centre and to the corners of the card front.

                                             This card is linked to the following challenges
Sweet Stampin - Pieces of Paper
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - scriptural word art freebie
Retarte - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash  - Use Punches and/or Dies

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spellbinders Flower Swag 3 and Doilies Tutorial

Hello friends, today I am sharing a Spellbinders Tutorial for you using one of the gorgeous stamps by Licensed Designer Tammy Tutterow.  I am loving the variety of stamps available at Spellbinders - and so many Dies to combine them with - creative Heaven!!


Spellbinders Products
    Other : Liquid Glue; Chameleon PensScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Coral and white card stock; Want2Scrap: Baby Bling - Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive; Imagine: Delicata in Golden Glitz Ink, Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves;  Yellow Seam Binding; button; twine; scrap of patterned paper; green patterened paper; sanding block; computer generated sentiment.

1. Stamp the Flower Swag 3 Happy Grams By Tammy Tutterow using Black ink.
2. Colour using Chameleon Pens.
3. Cut/emboss using the Amazing Paper Grace Arched Elegance Etched Dies and white card stock.
4. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging the inside using Golden Glitz Ink.

5. Cut/emboss one Ornamental Doily using white card stock
6. Use the Die as a stencil, sponging the Filigree edges using Bamboo Leaves Ink.
7. Cut/emboss white card stock using A2 Matting Basics A, making sure the fold is inside the cutting edge of the Die to form card base.
8. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using a slightly smaller Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A.
9. Lightly sand around the edges with a sanding block.
10. Pop the patterned paper up onto the card base using 3D Foam Squares.
11. Cut the Ornamental Doily in half.
12. Adhere the Ornamental Doily onto the centre of the left side of the card using double sided tape.
13. Pop up the Stamped image onto the Ornamental Doily using 3D Foam Squares.
14. Glue the sentiment onto the lower right corner of the layered card base.
15. Adhere Baby Bling Pink Pearls around the Ornamental Doily.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Flourishes lc - Wonderful

Hello everyone -  I am really enjoying the new stamp sets from the Flourishes LC March New Release Today I am sharing a card using the Easter Bunnies illustrated by Lauren Pope - such an adorable stamp set...it is not just for Easter - a BABY card works well too.


The image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using Chameleon Pens the female rabbit and has been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors and layered onto a Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set . The Die has been used as a Stencil, sponging inside the Dies using Angel Pink ink and a Sponge Dauber and popped up using 3D Foam Squares onto a layer of card stock that has been embossed using the Spellbinders Dotted Flowers      Embossing Folder. A strip of narrow green Seam Binding added down the centre.


The sentiment has been stamped using Tuxedo Black Ink and cut/embossed using the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set. The Die has been used as a Stencil, sponged using Imagine Memento Angel Pink ink and a Sponge Dauber.  It is then popped up onto the layered image using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


A green double seam binding bow has been adhered above the Die cut and beautiful Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse white pearls have been adhered from under the bow and onto the Die cut.  Finishing with a single small pearl either side of the sentiment.


This card is for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Spring has Sprung
Addicted to Stamps - Stamped image & Stamped sentiment
Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine - Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It In the Garden
Great Impressions - April Showers bring May Flowers + Photo Inspiration
 Glitter n Sparkle Spring
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - No Designer Paper 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use Birthday Sentiment or #7 on your project 
Alphabet Challenge - B for Bunnies
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or More Layers
House That Stamps Built - Add a Die Cut

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Flourishes lc - Camellia Card

Hello friends - another week has gone by - it is Sunday evening and autumn has arrived with cooler temperatures - we have even resorted to using the heater a couple of times.  It is perfect weather for spending time in The Studio and creating - mind you I can say that if any weather - LOL!


The Camellia image has been stamped onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink  and coloured using Chameleon Pens.  It has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares onto the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set.  The Die has been used as a stencil, sponging inside the edges using Angel Pink Ink and a sponge dauber.  This in turn has been layered onto the patterned card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


Light green narrow ribbon has been randomly pleated under the image onto double sided tape.  A double bow and vintage button have been adhered to the left side of the ribbon. This is now popped up onto Authentique Paper and all of the layers onto the frame from Spellbinders Romantic Roses . The layered card front is adhered to a pre-cut white card base. 


This card is for the following challenges:
Scrappers Delights -  Anything Goes 
In The Pink - Flower Power
Southern Girls - Show Us Your Favorite Color Combo
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes, optional Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers with Ribbon or Trim
Quick Quotes - April - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky -  Buttons and/or Bows

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