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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spellbinders Best Little Ella-Fant

Hello friends - I am sharing another card using Spellbinders most adorable Die - Ella-Fantthis set is part of the Little Red Wagon Collection by Licensed Designer Debi Adams - I know even the Collection name is adorable! 


Cut/emboss one each of Ella-Fant Front View, Ella Body and tail using pink card stock.  Using the Die as a stencil, sponge the inside edges of the Die using Imagine Memento Ink in Angel Pink and a Sponge Dauber.  Colour the eyes using the Chameleon Black Detail Pen before the Die is removed; adding any extra sponging once the Dies are removed eg. the ears and trunk.


Adhere a strip of patterned paper across the lower portion of the script patterned paper; next cut/emboss the layered paper using the  A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator and the Platinum 6.  Adhere a strip of cream ribbon across the join using double sided tape.

Cut/emboss one Standard Circle Small using white card stock and pop up onto the left side of the ribbon.  Pop Ella-Fants head onto her body using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and glue her tail to her body.  Pop Ella-Fant up inside the Standard Circle using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares on the head and body, but NOT the ears. Fold the ears sightly forward.  Glue a double Seam Binding bow under the left side of the standard circle, adding a layered flower using liquid glue.


Trim a strip of Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Borders! by Nina Brackett - adhere to the top edge of the card - either side of a medium white pearl, followed by a strip of lace.  Glue a double pink bow to the left side of the card, followed by a stamped sentiment next to the double bow. Layers Flowers and a Want2Scrap Enamel Dot in pink.


This card is for the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Patterned Paper
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Cardmakers - LOTS OF LAYERS
Dream Valley Challenges - BLING, LACE AND 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Penny Black - With Sympathy

Hello friends, it is Monday here in the Southern Hemisphere and I am happy to say it has been a productive day for me.  One of the things I did manage to achieve was creating this Sympathy Card - not that I need one, but they are always good to have on hand and are not always the easiest to create when you do need them.


I have used the beautiful Penny Black Inc Bed of Roses stamp, using Imagine Memento Ink ink Tuxedo Black onto white card stock.  I have also stamped a part of the image separately to be layered into the card a little later.  The image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens - don't you just love the range of colours using just two pens!!

The coloured image has been cut/embossed using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies #6 (#1 being the smallest).  This has been layered into a pre-cut card base using A2 Curved Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies #7 - remember to keep the fold inside the cutting edge to form the card base; using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


The extra portion of the image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and cut using the Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies #2 and layered onto a layer Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies (#3) using double sided tape. Line this up with the stamped image on the card front and adhere using double sided tape.  Adhere a computer generated sentiment ot the lower left hand corner.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Bright Colors
Stamping Sensations - July - Flowers
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday -  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE 

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spellbinders Firefly Tutorial

I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders today using another of the fabulous hand drawn Stamp and Die sets from Licensed Designer Stephanie Low, along with an embossing folder by Seth Apter of The Altered Page.  My card today is so very simple but definitely not lacking detail thanks to the way the talented Spellbinders Designers and products that work so well together from the different designers.  


'When Spring is in the air, life begins anew. Stephanie continues to astound with her stunningly beautiful hand drawn imagery of your favorite flora and fauna.' - Spellbinders


1. Emboss the dark blue card stock using Laser Beams Em-bossing Folder.


2. Stamp the Jar of Fireflies and the large Firefly using Black Ink.
3. Cut/emboss using the co-ordinating Dies.
4. Colour the images using Chameleon Pens.


5. Sponge the centre of the Laser Beams Embossing Folder using Electric Neon Ink and a sponge dauber.
6. Pop up the Jar onto the embossed base, slight below the centre using 3D Foam Squares.
7. Pop up the sentiment above the jar, slightly to the right using 3D Foam Squares.
8. Pop up the Firefly to the left of the sentiment using 3D Foam Squares


9. Pop the card front onto a pre-cut card base using  3D Foam Squares.
10. Lightly add Kindy Glitz to the Fireflies wings.
11. Lightly add Kindy Glitz to the inked areas of the Lazer Beams Em-bossing Folder.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other :  Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; white and dark blue card stock;  Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Radiant Neon's in Electric Yellow, Sponge Daubers; Kindy Glitz/Liquid Glitter; 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, July 15, 2017

Penny Black - Scented Message in Blue

Hello friends - I am back to share another card created using a Penny Black Inc. stamps.  I thought I would try this image in blue - you can see the pink version HERE. These flowers in blue remind me of the beautiful 'Forget-Me-Not' flowers that grow wild over here - so pretty.


The Scented Message image has been stamped using ImagineMemento ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using Chameleon Pens.


This has then been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and popped up onto patterned paper using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. A separate strip using Corrugated card has been adhered down the right side of the image and hand cut tabs added to the right side of the image.


Yellow and White Bakers Twine has wrapped around the lower portion of the image and secured with a bow. Want2Scrap 72 Count -  White Pearls  have been added to the base of the Hemstitch Rectangle along with the top corners.  The finished card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card yellow base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
I am linking these to:
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches and or dies
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness Always Anything Goes
Lil' Red Wagon Challenge - Thanks Bunches
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Crea Chicky's - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies 
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - 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, July 14, 2017

Spellbinders Ice Cream Kisses Tutorial

Hello friends - I am back to share a Tutorial for Spellbinders right here on my Blog and it is sweet! Wink:Wink.  I do love this Die D-Lites Ice Cream Yummy Etched Dies - so perfect for many occasions and #yumbly as my DH would say!!


The question is - one scoop or two?!?

1. Cut/emboss one cone in kraft card stock.
2. Cut/emboss three scoops of ice cream in assorted colours.
3. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge the cone using Orange Ink.
4. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge each scoop in a co-ordinating colour and around the edges using a darker ink.

5. Emboss the patterned paper using  the Tammy Tutterow Designs Horsehair Embossing Folder.
6. Trim to 14.5cm and 9.5cm.
7. Pop up onto slightly larger pre-cut card base using 3D Foam Squares.

8. Construct the ice-cream, adhering each scoop and the cone USN double sided tape.
9. Pop up into the left side oif the card front using 3D Foam Squares.
10. Pop up the computer generated sentiment  using small black 3D Foam Squares.
11. Randomly adhere 3 yellow Enamel Dots.

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other :  Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; white, kraft green, pink and yellow card stock; patterned paper; Want2ScrapYellow Enamel Dots; Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Angel Pink and Dandelion; Radiant Neon in Electric Orange, Sponge Daubers.

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, July 12, 2017

You are Amaze-ing

Hello friends - I am sharing the third Mixed Media card I created using a recycled shopping bag.  As I mentioned in the other two posts I had talked with my DH about masculine cards and he told me that men like - I went into The Studio and got out some recycled images - shopping bags can be fabulous and I love reusing them - especially for masculine cards -you can see the first card HERE.... and the second card HERE. 


 I might add at this point - I have quite a number of these bags and look forward to using the images in different ways - they are very kool!

The embossed background has been created using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided.  Such a great folder and the texture it gives - I have sponged the embossed area using light blue ink.  The card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

                          

The image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I have used a White Gel Pen to add light highlights.  The background has been stamped randomly using Spellbinders Seth Apter Spatter Stamps and Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk This has been sponged around the edges using brown ink  and popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  


The sentiment has been created using my P-Touch Label Maker and layered onto back card stock and adhered to the under the image using liquid glue.  The recycled corrugated cardboard has been adhered using liquid glue.  Washi tape has been added as an embellishment.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - Vintage or Newspaper
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Connie Can Crop - Use Your Stash
Crafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Masculine
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist of distressing
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Embossing - Heat or Dry
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
The Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Mixed Media + Use Natural Materials
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media 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, July 10, 2017

Recycling - Fotografia

Hi there everyone - after talking with my DH about masculine cards and he told me that men like - I went into The Studio and got out some recycled images - shopping bags can be fabulous and I love reusing them - especially for masculine cards -you can see the first card HERE....I might add at this point - I have quite a number of these bags and look forward to using the images in different ways - they are very kool!


The embossed background has been created using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided.  Such a great folder and the texture it gives - I have sponged the embossed area using blue ink.  The card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  Postmarks have been stamped onto the image using Imagine Memento ink in Rhubarb Stalk and lightly sponged using the same ink.


The image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I have used a White Gel Pen to add light highlights. This has been sponged aroud the edges using brown ink  and popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Hot Off the Press Stamp set and has been adhered to the under the image using  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The recycled corrugated cardboard has been adhered using liquid glue.


This card is for the following challenges:
Catch The Bug Outdoor Fun
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
In The Pink Challenge - Special Occasion
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes / Anything but Square
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination -  Anything Goes 
The Male Room - Add Texture 

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