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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Just Awesome

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!  Today I have a little change of pace and am sharing a page from my Want2Scrap Wanted for Stealing Hearts Chipboard Album with you - a Work in Progress.  It is all about my grandson - one doting Nana here and proud of it! LOL!  


 I am so glad that phones have the good cameras on them these days - makes it so easy to catch these moments.  On a trip to Bunnings, our Grandson Noah fell in love with the cubby house and being me, I could not resist taking this photo - and of course it had to be scrapbooked.


I have trimmed and sponged the Want2Scrap Gear Corners 2 Pack Chipboard Embellishment with metallic inks and glued above the photo.  Heart Circles - Black Rhinestones have been added to two of the cogs.  I have also used various embellishments that have gathered in stash - they work so well - I love adding little details.


The sentiment has been created using a computer generated portion and finished using stickers. I have used Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Dots Permanent , 3D Foam Squares for dimension.

This project is linked to the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES
Jo's Scrap Shack - ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Craft Rocket Challenges - Use Embellishments
Creative Moments -  Always Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Scrapbook Layouts
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Card Mania Anything but a Card
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Make it Masculine
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - 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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cut and Emboss - Dotted Lace

Hello friends, thanks so much for dropping in, Today I am sharing with you a card created using another one of the new Cut and Emboss folders released by Spellbinders - how are you liking them so far - it is not secret that I am loving them BIG TIME!!  This one called Dotted Lace.


I have run the folder through the Platinum6 using DCWV shimmer card stock in grey, trimmed the edges and adhered Anna Griffin Inc. Lovely Layers patterned paper behind it. I really love the way the patterned paper looks, this has then been popped up onto a cream card base.


The sentiment is also from Anna Griffin Inc and has been popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Little Birdie Crafts flowers have been adhered around the sentiment to create a partial frame. Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - White pearls have been trimmed and added each side of the flowers.


Dotted Lace is just one of the new selection of  Cut and Emboss folders

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges - Use Embellishments
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog M, P3, F, E3 May- Flowers
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday  - For Ladies or Girls Only
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge- No Squares Allowed
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Dies and/or Punches
Die Cut Divas Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - 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 25, 2018

Cut and Emboss - Rose Flourish

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I back with a card using the Spellbinders Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder.  The more I use the Cut and Emboss folders the more I see how amazingly detailed they are, so quick and easy to use - they are totally addictive! Over the next week or so I will be sharing cards created with each of the folders, in many different styles - I hope I inspire you to check them out - you will not be sorry!  You can see a Video of International Ambassador Christine Emberson using one of the Cut and emboss Folders HERE.


Cut/emboss the Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder using white card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  Sponge the embossed pattern using Imagine Radiant Neon inks in Electric Pink and Electric Yellow and Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves. Back the die cut areas using green card stock.  Lightly sponge the top right hand corner using Electric Yellow and Electric Pink inks, adding a computer generated sentiment using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L small white 3D Foam Squares.

Pop up onto a slightly larger pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, using Imagine Pico Embellisher in Dandelion randomly add 'faux enamel dots to the card front - allow to dry! It is as easy as that!!


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday -  For Ladies or Girls Only
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + option of Flowers
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges- Anything Goes + Option: Glitter
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Dies and/or Punches
Die Cut Divas Flowers
LeAnn’s World 101 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Mother's Day
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
A Snowflakes Promise- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers - April Showers Bring May Flowers (use Flowers)

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, May 24, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts - Succulent Garden Double Zig Zag Card

Hello friends, I am so glad you stopped by.  I am very excited to have a my second post for Little Birdie Crafts.  I love using their products and had a great time creating this Double Zig Zag card.  I have used a variety of products - a little Mixed Media and a card - you are able to see a step by step tutorial on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog.



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

Spellbinders - Romancing the Swirl Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a new tutorial for Spellbinders to share with you - using the new Romancing the Stone Collection by the amazingly talented Becca Feeken - I have to admit - I am a HUGE fan of the Hemstitch Dies and everything Becca!  I have cased one of Becca's cards - you can see her original HERE.


'Romancing the Swirl Collection by Becca Feeken is full of curl and swirl motifs that connect them to elements worthy of decoration and card making. This collection is a welcome addition to and matches well with her other collections in the Amazing Paper Grace line'. - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Trefoil Crest Etched Dies using Gold card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.
2. Cut/emboss one Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies using Anna Griffin Inc. patterned paper and the two largest dies. Note: it is advisable to use repostional tape to prevent the dies from moving.
3. Glue the Trefoil Crest Etched Dies to the Hemstitch Squares.

4. Cut/emboss three of the smallest die from the Sweetheart Swirl Etched Dies cream card stock
5. Cut the shank off the back of a recycled button and glue to the centre of the small Sweetheart Swirls.
6. Pop the die onto the centre of the card front using a 3D Dodz Adhesive.
7. Adhere the other two Sweetheart Swirls either side of the first using a 3D Dodz Adhesive.
8. Adhere a large white pearl to the centre of the dies.

9. Pop up the layered card front onto a slightly larger pre-cut cream card base using 3D Foam Squares.
10. Stamp the sentiment from the Graceful Tiny Tag stamp and Die set onto cream card stock, trim and pop up, slightly angled, with the left end tucked under the button.
11. Adhere small white pearls onto the top and bottom of the Trefoil Crest.


Spellbinders Products:
Other:  Cream and gold stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares; Anna Griffin Inc: Lovey Layers Patterned Paper, Want2Scrap: Baby Bling - white pearls; recycled vintage button; Imagine: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black


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, May 22, 2018

Happy Happy Wishes

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am excited to be sharing a card using one of the Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders - Floret Cluster Cut and Emboss Folder The more I use these folders the more I see how amazingly detailed they are, so quick and easy to use.  You can see a Video of International Ambassador Christine Emberson using one of the Cut and emboss Folders HERE.


Cut/emboss the Floret Cluster using white card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  Sponge the embossed pattern using Imagine Radiant Neon inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Pink, Electric Yellow and Memento Ink in Teal Zeal. Back the die cut areas using yellow card stock. 

Round each corner using a Corner Rounder. Stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black Inc. Happy Wishes clear stamp set using Imagine Teal Zeal ink onto the top right hand corner of the card.sentiment. Pop up onto a slightly larger teal card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares - it is as easy as that!!


                                          This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Mainly Blue
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Flowers
The Corrosive Challenges -  Always Anything Goes
Allsorts  W,3E - Happy Birthday
Crafting with Dragonflies - Birthday Card
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes + optional: Use Your Favorite Penny Black Stamp (PB sentiment)
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + option of Flowers
Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge - Embossing
Die Cut Divas - Flowers
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Moo-Mania & More - Flowers 

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 21, 2018

Spellbinders Shadow Box Tutorial

Hello friends - thank you for stopping by! Today I have a tutorial to share for Spellbinders - sharing an adorable project I have created using the Shapeabilities Tiny Shadow Box  from the  Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell.  How cute is this project!



'Shapeabilities Tiny Shadow Box Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell is a set of six dies to create a 3.50 x 2.50 x 0.60 in. (8.60 x 6.30 x 1.40 cm) sweet shadow box by folding on the score lines and adhering the tabs together on the Box and Frame Dies, and then assemble. Also comes with several etched die accents'. - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one box using patterned paper.
2. Cut/emboss one frame also using patterned paper.
3. Fold the scorelines on both the box and the frame.
4. Glue the tabs and put the box together - adhering each tab onto the next side panel - securing each corner.
5. Fold the frame tabs inwards, glue the back of each tab and secure the frame onto the front of the box. Ink around all edges of the frame using brown ink and a sponge dauber.

6. Tie kraft twine around the base of the succulent.
7. Adhere the succulent onto the base of the frame using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Dodz.
8. Cut/emboss the ribbon using white card stock and glue to the top of the frame.
9. Adhere the sentiment sticker onto the ribbon.
10. Cut/emboss the medium flower using green card stock to use as leaves.
11. Cut/emboss the heart flower using white card stock, sponge the centre.
12.Pop the flower up onto the leaves using small 3D Foam Square.
13. Glue the layered flower to the left of the sentiment.
14. Add a double row of kraft twine around the lower portion of the frame, securing with a bow.
15. Add faux water drops using Pico Embellisher in Shimmer.


Spellbinders Products:
Other: Small amounts of white and green card stockScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares, Little Birdie CraftsCACTUS COMBO 6PCS LITTLE BIRDIE, Burlap ribbon; Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle and Sponge Dauber; Kraft Twine; Sticker sentiment.

You can see another Shadow Box created by the lovely Christne Emberson - also an Ambassador and dear friend  - you can find the details 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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Diamond Lace Frame - Forever and Always

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am excited to be sharing a card using one of the Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders - Diamond Lace Frame Cut and Emboss Folder These folders are amazingly detailed and so quick and easy to use.  You can see a Video of International Ambassador Christine Emberson using one of the Cut and emboss Folders HERE.


Who can resist making a Wedding card with the Royal Wedding happening yesterday - how beautiful was!!  Wedding cards are one of the cards that people see to treasure and keep. Now onto the card...

Cut/emboss the SpellbinderDiamond Lace Frame Cut and Emboss Folder using DCWV Shimmer card stock and the Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing MachineThis new Collection of Embossing Folders has etched dies embedded inside to cut and emboss in one pass. Everything is done for you!  NOTE: The sandwich to use with the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine from bottom to top is: Platform Plate, Cut and Emboss Folder with card stock inside and one Cutting Plate.

Layer the cut and embossed card front onto white card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. Pop up onto a slightly larger white card base siding  Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

Cut/emboss the second largest circle from the Nestabilities Fancy Edged Circles Etched Die using White card stock. Adhere the Little Birdie Crafts Owls Handmade Embellishments and the sentiment using 3D Foam Squares. Pop up the layered circle onto the centre of the card front.

Glue a double pink seam binding bow to the left of the circle along with a flower from the Little Birdies Craft Paula Pastel Palette using glue. Add Want2Scrap 250 Count - Pink Pearls around the circle and to all corners of the frame. Glue hearts inside the die cut heart apertures on the card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Jo's Scrap Shack - ANYTHING GOES
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Simply Papercraft - ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Cute + A Sentiment 
Craft Rocket Challenges - Use Embellishments
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafter's Cafe - All Creatures Great and Small
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option Springtime
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Dies and/or Punches
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 
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