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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Want2Scrap Vintage Birthday with Swirls Finesse Sneak Peek

Hello friends, I am sharing a beautiful shabby vintage  card on the Want2Scrap™ Blog,- vintage and pearls so hand in hand - and the Swirls Finesse are more than perfect - what is not to love?



You can see the full details on the Want2Scrap 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, September 20, 2017

Christmas Wreath - with Love

Hello friends, I seem to be on a run of creating Christmas Cards - but that has to be good - right!? I wanted to try a little something different with this set. I am also conscious of how many Christmas Cards need to be posted and therefore the bulk needs to be kept to a minimum - a challenge for those of us who like layer upon layer! 


I have stamped the image from the Spellbinders Open Me Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set repeatedly onto white card stock using Imagine Memento ink in Memento Black.  The background has then been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk, using a Sponge Dauber to blend the inks together and leaving the inside of the wreathes uninked, ready for a sentiment.  

Next stamp cleaner has been spritzed onto the inked card front - don't you love the effect that it has - gently dab with  tissue to remove excess.  The wreaths have then been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  


The sentiment is also from the Open Me Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set  and has been stamped in the centre of the wreaths using Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The second sentiment from the Nativity Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set has been stamped using Tuxedo Black Ink, trimmed and layered onto slightly larger gold card stock and adhered to the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner.  An edge strip of patterned paper has been added and the card front adhered to a pre-cut card base.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Simply Christmas

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, September 19, 2017

Spellbinders Fa La La Tutorial

Hello friends, I have a tutorial for Spellbinders today using the fabulous Shapeabilities Fa La La Holiday 2017 by Sharyn Sowell Etched Dies.  I do love this line of silhouettes and this adorable die with a sweet silhouette of children dancing to holiday music - although I must say I am sure it can be used for other occasions and I am sure I will be doing just that!!


You can read about Sharyn's inspiration for this collection HERE.


1. Cut/emboss one  Fleur de Circle Etched Dies from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection using white card stock.
2. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge the exposed areas using Rhubarb Stalk ink and the Tool 'n One with the Circle Foam Refill.
3. Using the Fleur de Circle Etched Die as a template, hand cut patterned paper to fit he card front.

4. Cut/emboss one Fa La La Holiday 2017 using green card stock.
5. Adhere the Fa La La Die cut image to the inner circle of the Fleur de Circle using double sided tape.
6. Adhere the hand cut patterned paper behind the Fa La La Holiday 2017 images.
7. Use the card front as a template, drawing around and cutting two pieces using white card stock.
8. Score the top of one card base, folding forward, adhere double sided tape and attach the second piece to form card base.

9. Adhere a double Seam Binding bow ti the top of the card front.
10.  Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) using cream card stock.
11. Sponge the Layered Poinsettia petals using Rhubarb Stalk Ink, the tops of the petals using Bamboo Leaves.
12. Layer using small 3D Foam Squares.
13. Glue a small threaded yellow button to the flower centre.
14. Add sentiment stickers below the bow.
15. Adhere Moss Green pearls around the Fleur de Circle frame, using medium and small pearls. 


Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, cream and olive green stock; Want2Scrap: 250 Count Moss Green PearlsScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares White Small Size; May Arts Ribbon: Green Ribbon; Liquid Glue; Authentique Paper; Imagine: Memento Inks in Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves; button; black thread

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, September 17, 2017

Recycled Yellow Rose for Friendship

Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying your weekend - ours is coming to a close, but it has been lovely and I am happy to say our temperatures are warming up too - although last night was a minus 6C Degrees - brrr!!  A yellow rose is for friendship - my husband gave me a bunch of yellow roses soon after we first met and I have always loved them - so could not resist this beautiful Roses by Anna Griffin Inc.


The card front has been embossed using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" - even on patterned paper it is so effective.  The heart doily is from my stash, part of a RAK from years ago and the sentiment from a free set with the Australian Simply Cards publication.

The yellow rose as been adhered to the paper doily using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Permanent Runner.  The card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, finishing off with Celebrations Sweet Dreams Embellishments - Sequins randomly being adhered to the card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge - 7 Embossing Wet or Dry

Take care friends and 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 creating     
             

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tammy Tutterow Prim Hearts

Hello friends, I am sharing a card created using one of the NEW Happy Grams #4 Collection by Tammy Tutterow –  I used one of the stamps to created a background for a tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog and you can see it HERE


Stamp the Nothing But Love Stamp onto cream card stock using Tuxedo Black ink.  Fill in/colour the letters using red marker in a few of the rows for interest.


Glue a pre-cut frame onto the card front.  Cut/emboss two Prim Hearts #2 #3 (#1 being the smallest) using gold card stock. Layering the smaller heart onto the larger using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; popping up onto to the centre of the card front also with 3D Foam Squares.

Glue a narrow double d\seam binding bow onto the lower portion of the hearts. Add flowers to the centre of the bow.  Lightly add shimmer/glitter.  Finish with Want2Scrap moss green pearls.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges - Something Beginning With 'F' (Flowers)
Moving along with the Times - No Images (Sentiment as Focal Point) 
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Heart
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Crazy 4 Challenges Use Glitter
Imagine That! Creative Playground - Anything Crafty Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - 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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spellbinders - Stay Fabulous

Hello friends, seems we can never have too many birthday cards in our stash.  I am always using up recycled bits and bobs that gather on my desk, along with current products to upcycle and bring back the 'pretty' in a new style.



I have recycled a tulip image and layered it onto the Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Flowers & Leaves 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided.  The folder had been sponged using Imagine inks - I love the way it makes the embossing pop!


The birthday sentiment is from the Classic Spellbinders Special Birthday Sentiments Stamps.  This has been cut/embossed using the Nestabilities Oval Bliss Etched Dies using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" and sponged around the edges using Imagine Memento Luxe in Rose Bud.  I have added highlights t the sentiment and the embossed front cover using Chameleon Pens


This card is linked to the follwing challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Always Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday Weeks - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Embossing of any Kind
Retarte 2W, E3 - #105 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Cards Und More Challenge - Flower Power
Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature

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, September 12, 2017

Spellbinders Just Dance Tutorial

I have a tutorial for Spellbinders to share with you today - using one of the beautiful Dies from the Venise Lace Collection by Licensed Designer Becca Feeken and the adorable Just Dance Die D-Lites - as soon as I saw the ballerina I knew I wanted to give her a beautiful 'stage' to dance on! 


I hope you will join me for this tutorial.  Any questioons please leave in the comments and I will get back to you with an answer - if I don't have one - I will find someone who will! 

1. Cut/emboss the Marcheline Plume Etched Dies Venise Lace #2 #3, inserting the #2 Die inside the #3 Die to create a frame, using Lovely Layers patterned paper.

2. Cut/emboss the Marcheline Plume Etched Dies Venise Lace #1 in the centre of a card front using White card stock.
3. Cut the Circle Emblem in half.

4. Adhere to the top and bottom of the die cut circle to create a frame.
5. Pop up onto the Marcheline Plume Etched Dies Venise Lace using 3D Foam Squares.
6. Adhere to black card stock, followed by a slightly larger white card base.

7. Adhere a row of Nestabling Heart Circles Pink Pearls around the outside of the circle.
8. Glue a double sheer bow to the left side of the circle.
9. Adhere a handmade embellishment and mulberry paper rose to the centre of the bow.
10.Attach white pearls to the corners of the black card front.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: White and black stock; Want2Scrap: Nestabling Heart Circles Pink Pearls, 250 Count - White Pearls; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; May Arts Ribbon: White Sheer Ribbon; Anna Griffin Inc: Lovely Layers Collection; Handmade Paper Clay frame.; Mulberry Paper Rose; Liquid Glue; 

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, September 11, 2017

Want2Scrap Look for Rainbows Sneak Peek

Hello friends, I am sharing a card on the Want2Scrap™ Blog, using one of the fabulous sets from  Sparkle N Sprinkle - Splish Splash - who have been so very generous to the Design Team.  I do love silhouette stamps and this is right up there with the best - and of course the wonderful sentiment - what is not to love?


You can see the full details on the Want2Scrap 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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gorgeous Vintage Lady

Hello friends, I have enjoyed a very quiet Saturday and am popping in to share a card created using Graphic 45 Couture Collection - I have had this image sitting in my stash for quite some time but now is the time to get it 'happening!'


The card front has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.  This has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape.


The image has been layered onto slightly larger black matting and popped up at an angle onto the card front also using Crafty Foam Tape. Co-ordinating Chipboard embellishments have been added, along with a double seam binding bow.

A Handmade Paper Clay corner has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and added to the top left corner of the image. Want2Scrap Turquoise Baby Bling has been added to the centre of the flowers.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Card Mania - Shabby Chic or Rustic
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + optional Summer Theme
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Favorite Colors
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - 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