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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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spellbinders Bible Journaling Stamps Tutorial

Hello friends, I am very excited to be sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the Bible Journaling stamps by Joanne FinkJoanne loves to draw, letter and write inspiring sayings and this is evident in her Bible Journaling stamps.  The tag line for the Zenspirations® brand is ‘Live by inspiring others to fly’… and that’s exactly what she does.  The stamps are not only perfect for Bible Journaling, but also bookmarks, tags and cards - really there is no limit.  


I have created a bookmark using one of the Spellbinders Dies to create a Die cut pattern on one end of the tag only - you can see how this is done by following along with this tutorial.

Spellbinders Supplies:

1. Stamp the Sing unto God Stamps Bible Journaling scripture and image into white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink.
2. Colour the image using Chameleon Art Pens,
3, Sponge the sentiment using a mixture of Radian Neon inks and a Sponge Dauber,
4. Trim the bookmark to    
5. Place the top of the bookmark under the cutting edge of the Art Deco Fairmont Decorative Elements, making sure the rest of the bookmark is pulled through so it is on the flat side of the Die.


6. Cut/emboss the top of the bookmark - embossing adds a lot of detail to the pattern.

7. Adhere the bookmark to Teal card stock cut slightly larger using E-Z Adhesive Runner
8. Attach a tassel through the top portion of the tag.
9. Add any final touches using a white gel pen - I have added spots to the stomach of the bird and to some of the feathers - as highlights.

How easy it that.  It is a lovely gift to add to a card when you are looking for something to inspire and encourage...I will be making more...


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, May 17, 2017

Spellbinders Fiesty and Fabulous

Hello friends - I am back with another card using the Drip Drop Die designed for Spellbinders by my dear friend Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  I still have quite a few negative dies left from numerous Workshops but one by one I am working my way through them and having fun with each one!


You can find Seth's range for Spellbinders HERE.  The Drip Drop has been cut using white card stock and layered onto patterned paper from my stash, behind the negative die using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser. These layers have been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Crafty Foam Tape White.



The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Feisty and Fabulous Rouge Royale by Stacey Caron Stamps - and has been stamped onto pink card stock using Imagine Memento ink inTuxedo Black.
The background stamp is from Flourishes,lc.



This card is linked to the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Brads and/or Buttons
Retarte - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Pastel Colors

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, May 15, 2017

Spellbinders Royale Monogram - for Mum Tutorial

It is always exciting to be sharing a Step by Step tutorial for Spellbinders - I am featuring a beautiful card especially for Mum/Mom using the Royale Monogram Set Stamp and Die Set from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection by Stacey Caron. These Dies really make creating elegant cards so effortless - as you will see in my Step by Step instructions.



Spellbinders Products:
    Other : Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Imagine: Memento ink in Espresso Truffle, Anna Griffin Inc. Lovely Layers 5"x7" paper; Seam Binding; Mulberry Paper Rose; Want2Scrap: 72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive.

1. Stamp the letters onto white card stock using Espresso Truffle ink.
2. Cut/Emboss each letter using the small circle Die.
3. Cut/emboss three frames using silver card stock.

4. Cut/emboss the patterned paper using the frame only from the Renaissance Jubilee Roman Trellis.
5. Lightly sand the raised edges using a sanding block.

6.  Emboss a 5cm wide strip of cream card stock using The Floral Embossing Folder.
7. Adhere across the centre of the Die cut card front using E-Z Adhesive Runner,
8  Turn the card front over and trim off any excess cream card.
9. Pop the card front up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.



10. Adhere the frames across the embossed panel, slightly overlaping the filigree, using liquid glue.
11. Pop up the sentiment circles using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.
12, Glue a double seam binding bow to the top left corner, with a Mulberry Paper Rose in the centre.
13. Finish by adding white pearls to the front of the card as shown in the main photo.

It really is as easy as that - I hope you are inspired to get your Dies out and create!!  

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 14, 2017

Hello Sunflower

Hello friends and Happy Mother's Day to the all of the Mums - in any shape or form.  I hope your day is blessed and you are surrounded by family and friends.  For those who Mother's Day is tough - please know you are being thought of today - by so many!


I have been doing a little bit of colouring - Spellbinders has such a great range of stamps, along with stamps and Dies - I am in Heaven! Wink:wink!  I have stamped the Sunflower Bunch Happy Grams by Tammy Tutterow using  Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, before colouring using Chameleon Pens, I have sponged the background using various colours and sponge daubers.  Once coloured, I have randomly whitewashed the image - to give it a more 'urban' feel/look.  It has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Art Deco Astoria Labels Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  

                           

The patterned paper for the card front has been embossed using the Embossing Folders Tammy Tutterow Designs Picnic.  The embossed card front has been lightly sanded using a sanding block.  The die cut image has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment has been cut twice using the Shapeabilities Hello Geo Heart Wild & Free by Debi Adams Etched Dies.  Adhere the pink sentiment under the image using liquid glue, followed by the yellow sentiment - offsetting a little to give a shadow effect.  The layers are now popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever 
Brown Sugar - Embossing
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers +A Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Flowers
Card Mania - Life is Colourful
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Color an Image
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
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