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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Spellbinders Gift for You Tutorial


Hello friends - it is always an honour to share a tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog - the theme is Holidays and with Christmas fast approaching I am showcasing the Holiday Collection by Licensed Designer Sharyn Sowell, along with Becca Feeken.  I love these dies and how versatile they are



You can see all of the details on the Spellbinders Blog 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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SB Don't go Bacon my Heart

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by!  You may or may not be aware that there is a New Arrivals Blog Hop happening over at Spellbinders and so much inspiration shared with the new arrivals - you can still pop over to the Spellbinders Blog and hop along with the bloggers for a chance to win from each blogger and an opportunity to win prizes from Spellbinders - it all starts HERE


I have to say - I love the name of this set - The Breakfast Club Stamp & Die Set by Debi Adams - anyone else remember that iconic movie - still a favourite at our house.


I have started by stamping the yolk onto yellow card stock, then die cut it along with the egg white, toast and bacon using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  Details have been added using Chameleon Pens and Imagine ink with a blending tool.
NOTE: If you use thick poly foam for the toast, it will give the appearance of toast. Sponge around the edges with brown ink. Also, use a white gel/paint pen to add details to the bacon. 

The layered bacon, egg and toast have been popped up onto a Negative Die from the Shapeabilities Seth Apter Robo Square Etched Dies, this has been layered onto kraft card stock and trimmed to size.

Quick Quotes patterned paper has been embossed using the Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided and  lightly sanded, next it has been  adhered to a slightly larger pre-cut card base.  The layered image has been popped up onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


 

The sentiment has been coloured using  Chameleon Pens and the heart has been coated using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer.

This card is for the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: 3D card
heARTful Stamping Challenge -Anything Goes + a Stamp
Pile It On Large Sentiment and/or Things with Wings
Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment 
Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Cute as a Button - 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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Spellbinders Wild and Free Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by!  I am excited to be sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders today using adorably whimsical Beau-ti-ful Stamp and Die sets from the Love Set Match Collection by Licensed Designer Debi Adams.


'This set includes two etched dies with a coordinating flower center stamp and flower stamp, along with face and two fun phrase stamps. Quirky fun phrases and shapes are all captured into the Love Set Match Collection by Debi Adams...'

1.Stamp the Flower Stamp onto white card stock using Imagine Tuxedo Black Ink.
2. Cut the Flower Stamp and a Flower Centre in Yellow.

3. Cut/emboss Extra Large Hemstitch and Frame using patterned paper.
4. Cut/emboss medium Hemstitch and Frame using white card stock.
5. Stamp the Wild and Free sentiment onto the lower portion of the Hemstitch Rectangle using Tuxedo Black Ink.

6. Colour the Flower Stamp using Chameleon Pens.
7. Pop up onto the medium Hemstitch Rectangle using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Pop up the layered Flower above the sentiment on the Extra Large Hemstitch Rectangle using 3D Foam Squares.
9. Pop up the layers onto a pre-cut white card base using 3D Foam Squares.
10.Wind pink twine around the card front twice - under the flower stamp, securing to the left of the flower with a pink button and a bow.
11. Glue 3 Sequins to the card front
12. Add some white paint splatter. 


Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue;  Imagine: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black; Chameleon Pens; Pink Twine; Pink Flower Button; Sequins; Pink/White patterned paper.

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, November 19, 2017

Listen Honey

Hello friends, thanks for dropping in today.  I have been playing with the Chameleon Pencils - my first time using them and this card is the result - the lovely Emerson Quillan lady.  I do have to say I love using anything Chameleon and these pencils are fabulous - you can check them out HERE!


The card front has been cut/embossed along the lower portion using the Spellbinders Graceful Damask Card Creator Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken Etched Dies and patterned paper from Quick Quotes - Farmhouse Collection I believe - with a contrasting strip of patterned paper along the top of the Die Cut edge.  This has been layered onto blue card stock cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies.  This has been popped up onto a precut a card front cut with the next size die using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares.


As I have mentioned the Emerson Quillan image has been coloured using the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.  I have to say they are wonderful to use and it is definitely easy to get smooth blends using the double ended Pencils. You can see a video on how to blend using these Pencils HERE.

It has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies and lightly sponged  around the edges using Imagine Memento Ink in Danube Blue.  Next the Die Cut image is popped up using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares.


The flower is from the Spellbinders Earth Laughs Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low and coloured using the Chameleon Color Tone PencilsThis has been cut and popped up onto the left hand corner of the image using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares.  

A pink Seam Binding bow has been glued to the left side of the image and Want2Scrap pink pearls added to the filigree border.  Finishing off with a Banner from the Die D-Lites Amused 1 Etched Dies that has been cut/embossed and the die used as stencil, sponging it with Imagine Memento Luxe Rosebud Ink before removing from the Die.  This has been adhered across the top left corner of the die cut image and card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and/or Ribbon
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Feminine Cards With Flowers
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Give Thanks or Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore - Must have a coloured image
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic - Anything Monochrome Goes + option of Blue
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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Want2Scrap Journey

Hello Friends -  thank you for stopping by. Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card using Want2Scrap products.  I am really enjoying the process of these cards and the whole Mixed Media genre - especially with the addition of all that Want2Scrap has available.


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



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Butterfy Blues

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  It has been a couple of days since I last posted - it is not that I have not been creating, as I certainly have -  I am trying to get through all of  Decembers deadlines by the end of this month so I can enjoy the whole lead up to Christmas - especially with our Grandson being 2 1/2 years old and more aware this year than the previous years - he announced very excitedly to his Mummy "I am excited" and when asked what about he said "for Santa!"


But in the meantime I have a card to share with you - using layered Spellbinders Dies - they always add such a pretty look!  The beautiful filigree frame has been created using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Forty-One Etched Dies and Labels Forty-One Decorative Accents using white and soft blue card stock.  The card base and front has been cut using the Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and patterned card stock from DCWV.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform


The next layer has been cut/embossed using the Labels Thirty-Nine Spellbinders® Nestabilities® and Authentique Paper.  This has been lightly sanded around the embossed edges and popped up onto the card front - using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The beautiful butterfly has been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors from the Kaisercraft All that Glitters Collection - Dazzle .  It has been popped up onto the centre of the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and a Want2Scrap brad added to the centre, along with Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Border by Nina Brackett - Endless Waves added along the lower edge of the card front.

Finishing off with a double Seam Binding bow and a sticker sentiment.



This card is for the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Sparkle (on the butterflies wings)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog ANYTHING GOES WITH option of ANYTHING GOES 
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: 3D card
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Mari Ko Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Card + Ribbon 
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and/or Ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything Goes with Ribbon

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, November 13, 2017

Spellbinders Poppies Tutorial

Hello friends, thank you for stopping by today!  I am have a tutorial for Spellbinders to share with you today - featuring one of the new Poppy dies.  There's 6 dies in the set, the main stem, extra poppies and leaves. 


 The additional leaves are a nice touch. I chose to die cut the main die and colour the poppies and leaves with Chameleon Pens  - but you can overlay the poppy heads using red/or the colour of your choice and the leaves green - don't you love it that we have options!

1. Cut/emboss the Poppies using white card stock and the Platinum 6.
2. Colour the Poppy Flowers using Chameleon Pens while still in the Die.
3. Colour the leaves and add details to the poppies using Chameleon Pens.

4. Cut/emboss one Hemstitch Rectangles using DCWV Patterned paper
5. Add a strip of green seam binding around the lower portion of the card front.
8. Pop up onto a pre-cut white card base using 3D Foam Squares.
9. Cut/emboss Hemstitch Ovals #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using white card stock.
10. Stamp with the background stamp and Espresso Truffle while still in the Dies.
11. Sponge around the edges using Espresso Truffle before removing from the Dies.
12. Cut/emboss two long Trinkets from the Isadora Trinkets using gold card stock.
13. Adhere to the top and bottom of the card front.

14. Pop the Hemstitch Ovals onto the centre of the layered card front using 3D Foam Squares.
15. Pop the Poppies up onto the Hemstitch Oval using 3D Foam Squares.
16. Glue a double seam binding bow on the left of the framed Poppies.
17. Remove the shank from the back of the button and glue to the centre of the bow.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies: White and Gold card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue;  Imagine: Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz, Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle; Chameleon Pens; recycled button, green Seam Binding
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, November 10, 2017

As Easy as One Two Three

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!  Today started with me clearing my desk - well that was my intention, but I started playing around with the Spellbinders  Negative Dies and some die cut pieces that had gathered - and here is the result!


I have used the negative Die from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Seth Apter Splatter Proof Etched Dies and added pieces from Shapeabilities Seth Apter Ring Around Etched DiesShapeabilities Seth Apter Drip Dry Etched DiesShapeabilities Seth Apter Trifecta Etched Dies I have drawn around each Die Cut using a Black Detail Pen from Chameleon Pens.

I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and Want2Scrap Nestabling Heart Circles Black Rhinestones and a pre-cut white card base 15cm x 10cm.

This card is for the following challenges:
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes with Mixed Media
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Fall Colours
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + option: Stencilling
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Paper Piecing 

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