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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spellbinders - Some Bunny...

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by!  It is Tuesday evening for me and I have been enjoying family time along with time in The Studio.  Once again I have been playing with a few of my Spellbinders products (no surprises there! Wink:wink!) 


 I have stamped the gorgeous rabbit from the Bunny Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.The rabbit has been coloured using Chameleon  Pens - another favourite product - and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.


 #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock - layer onto slightly larger black card stock.  Cut/emboss one  Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken #5 #6 using patterned paper.  Pop up onto a pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Crafty Foam Tape.   Add a row of yellow lace across the lower portion of the card front.


Pop up the rabbit onto the smaller Hemstitch Rectangles,popping up onto the layered card front.  Add a row of yellow lace across the smaller Hemstitch Rectangle. Glue a double Seam Binding bow to the left of the Die but image, adding a button to the know, glue a Want2Scrap large white pearl to the centre of the button.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks - No Blue Colour
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned Paper
Simon Says Wednesday - Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it Up
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES +  OPTIONAL THEME ANYTHING GOES
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Get Creative Challenges - PEARLS AND LACE 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - USE A STAMP
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Monochromatic
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - 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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Want2Scrap Paper Lace and Pearls Card

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by today.  I am sharing an elegant card on the Want2Scrap Blog using some of their gorgeous lace and pearls.


                                                    You can see the details in full HERE.

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, January 15, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Frame Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for calling in. Today I have  a tutorial for Spellbinders to share, using two of the beautiful Flower Garden Dies by Sharyn Sowell.  You may not know this but Sharon's  designs are all snipped freehand using only a simple pair of scissors - how amazing!  These dies are perfectly suited for any time you want a feminine, fresh floral look. 


This collection is a snapshot of a cottage garden, snipped in English gardens and Sharyn's own little patch.

1.Cut/emboss the Bird on Cherry Branch using white card stock.
2. Colour using Chameleon Pens.  
3.Pop the wing up using 3D Foam Squares.
4. Cut/emboss one frame and one strip Floral Photo Frame using patterned paper.

5. Place the Floral Frame onto a Stamping Platform.
6. Position the strip and the bird on the Floral Frame to determine where the sentiment will go.
7. Remove the diecuts and stamp the sentiment using Bamboo Leaves ink.
8. Pop the strip onto the lower portion of the frame using Crafty Foam Tape 
9. Adhere the Floral Frame onto a pre-cut card base.

10. Adhere the Bird in a Cherry Branch to the top portion of the Floral Frame using 3D Foam Squares on on the bird and tucking some leaves into the notched corners -secure using double sided tape.
11. Trim a strip of Beautiful Bling -Beautiful Blooms to base of the Die Cut strip.
12. Add Red Pearls along the border and to the top corners as shown in the main photo.

Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White, cream and green card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Crafty Foam Tape;  Liquid Glue;  Chameleon Color Tone PensWant2Scrap: - 250 Count - Red Pearls - Self Adhesive; Beautiful Bling - Beautiful Blooms; Imagine: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves; Hero Arts:Fancy Friends Clear Art Stamp set; Kaisercraft

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, January 13, 2018

Eclectic - Enjoy Your Day

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by today and for the comments you leave - I always love to see you have been!  Today I am sharing a card that has been created from my UFO (Un-Finished Objects) pile - you know the pile that sits on your desk that you might use one day - and slowly gets added too - before you know it you have a mountain next to you - LOL!  Or is that just me!?!


I have cut the patterned paper using the Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. This has been layered onto slightly larger olive green card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Runner - Ultra and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.



The Clock has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and a coat of Dimensional Magic added to give it a glossy finish.  I have framed the clock using a negative image from the Shapeabilities Periscope Etched Dies by Seth Apter and a computer generated sentiment popped up below the clock.

Corrugated card has been added along with green ribbon, twine and a key charm.  Finishing off with some white spatters.  It is hard to believe this has all been sitting on my desk! Wink:wink!!


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Patterned Paper
4 Crafty Chicks No Blue Colour
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge -  Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Boys/Men
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs Anything Goes
2 Sisters On The Blog - A Vintage Card

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, January 10, 2018

Love You Beary Much

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by today.  It is Monday here an although 30C degrees we have been having the odd thunderstorm - love it and the much needed rain it usually brings - especially after yesterdays high temperature of 40C degrees.  But a nice excuse to be in The Studio with the fan on and tuning out.


Today's card has been created used a recycled image - I believe it came from some wrapping baby - this little dear was too adorable not to have a new lease on life!  The bear has been adhere to some recycled cardboard and and fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors.  


It has been popped up onto a cut/embossed Nestabilities Oval Bliss Etched Dies using cream card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. 



A flower from the Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies has had  the centre sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Tangerine and is adhered onto some leaves created from using a flower from the Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia Etched Dies, it has been cut in half to create smaller leaves.  A Want2Scrap Pearl Brad has been added to the centre of the flower.  A handmade butterfly embellishment has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and glued to the top of the Oval Bliss Die.

The card front has been embossed using the Wedding Ring Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok and been lightly sanded and popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base.  Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Le Creme Pearls - have been added to the corners.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Just Us Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or Lady
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge - Happy Anything...
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Cold and Frosty colours
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Weeks - 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

Monday, January 8, 2018

Spellbinders Dala Horse Tutorial

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by! Today I have a tutorial to share for Spellbinders - created using one of the 'coming soon' dies from the Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok.  I never did Folk Art but have always been intrigued by it - and I have to say it was so much fun using this Die.  The Dala Horse Etched Dies Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok offers one horse shape with intricate designs to either ink or add medium through the die to enhance its embossing details.

 Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok is inspired by Norwegian folk art with its landscape and floral designs featuring scrollwork and such to create flowing patterns. Bring these wonderful whimsical elements into your next projects. - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Dala Horse using white card stock and one using dark pink card stock.
2. Adhere the white die cut Dala Horse to patterned paper and trim around the outline using scissors.
3. Glue the intricate pieces is as desired.

4. Cut/emboss one Botanical Bliss Label 54 Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest) using patterned paper.
5. Lightly sand the edges using a sanding block.
6.  Cut/emboss two Botanical Bliss Label 54 Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock.


7. Score one Botanical Bliss Label 54 Etched Dies at 1cm and fold forward.
8. Adhere double sided tape to the folded forward portion.
9. Adhere the second Botanical Bliss Label 54 Etched Dies to the first die cut; to form card base, maling sure all edges are even.
10. Adhere the card front to the card base.
11. Pop up the Dala Horse into the centre of the card front using 3D Foam Squares.
12. Add computer generated sentiment using small white 3D Foam Squares on the left half and double sided tape on the right side of the sentiment.
13. Randomly add faux enamel dots using irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Teal Zeal.

Spellbinders Products:
Other: White, and dark pink card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares;  Liquid Glue; Authentique Paper: patterned paper, Imagine: irRESISTibles Pico Embellsher in Teal Zeal; computer generated 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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spellbinders Beary Baby Boy Card

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  I am sharing a card using a mixture of  Spellbinders dies today.  I have used an adorable Die from the Little Red Wagon Collection by Licensed Designer Debi Adams along with some gorgeous Dies by Becca Feeken.  Baby cards seem to be one of the cards that people keep - they are a gift in themselves and are often a keepsake that becomes a treasure.  We are at that stage in life that it is our kids friends having the babies, or our friends kids - either way it is wonderful and a great reason to make cards,


The Card front has been cut/embossed using Shapeabilities Isabella Frame Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  It has been llayered onto a slightly larger, light blue pre-cut card base,using a corner rounder on each corner.

Next, cut one (1) Pierced Circles #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest) using white card.  Use the Die as a Stencil, sponging inside the edges using orange ink and a sponge dauber. Adhere this onto an Authentique Paper sticker that has been cut into four and added to the circle to give the impression of a frame.


Cut emboss one Bear and Bear Snout using kraft card stock. Cut/emboss one (1) Bow Tie from the Some Bunny Dies using patterned paper and the Platinum 6.  Colour the eyes using the Chameleon Black Detail Pen before the Die is removed. Add any extra sponging once the Dies are removed eg. the ears and cheeks.  Colour the nose using the Chameleon Black Detail Pen before the Die is removed, followed by  the details on the snout using the Chameleon Pens Black Detail Pen.
 Glue the bow tie under the bears chin.  Pop up the Bear onto the layered card base using 3D Foam Squares.

Finishing off with a double white seam Binding bow with an Authentique Paper Sticker glued to the centre, a coat of gloss is added - allowed to dry.  Want2Scrap Red Pearls have been added around the filigree frame.  A banner from the Die D-Lites Amused 1 Etched Dies has been adhered along the top of the filigree card front and the sentiment added with stickers 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede  - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
The Male Room - New Beginnings
Paper Shelter Challenge -  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies  - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes + use purple or blue + add a button or ribbon
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - 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, January 5, 2018

SB Hydrangea Happy Birthday Card

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!  It has been a beautiful day here in the Nations Capital and I managed to spenda little time outside enjoying the sun and the garden - I love Hydrangeas but sadly we don't have any at the moment - but working on it!!  


In the meantime I have stamped the hyderangea from the Bunny Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low using ImagineMemento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  The flower has been coloured using Chameleon  Pens - and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

 

Cut/emboss one Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Squares Etched Dies #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest) using Kaisercraft Golden Grove Patterned paper. Pop up onto a pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L Crafty Foam Tape.  Pop up the die cut Hydrangea on the left side of the card using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


Layer a pre-cut Kaisercraft sentiment, also from the Golden Grove Collection, onto a Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles SM Etched Dies #2 (#1 being the smallest) using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Adhere the layered sentiment onto the lower right hand side of the card front using E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong 


Glue a double bow using May Arts Ribbon to the stems of the flowers and add a recycled button with the shank removed to the knot.  a few random splashes have been used by dripping a glimmer spray nozel 


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Something New (The paper)
Craftaholics R Us - W, #1 - Celebration 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Die Cuts
Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge - Free Style/Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Creatilicious Challenge - Anything Goes - optional wishes
Life in a Snapshot Celebration Theme
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes + use purple or blue + add a button or ribbon
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P15, E3, F, must be on DT) 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