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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Peaceful Moment

Hello friends, it is Friday evening here and the weekend is here - I hope you have a good one - when it arrives for you.  Although it is summer here in the Southern Hemisphere, our days have been slightly cooler and the nights are lovely and cool - even the leaves are starting to change colour - and this inspired me to get the beautiful stamp out - Penny Black Inc. Peaceful Moment Cling stamp.


I have stamped the image using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black - I find stamping onto a hard surface always gives me a crisp image.  The image has been trimmed and then sponged using Imagine Memento Inks in Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Grey Flannel and Dandelion using a Sponge Dauber.  Remember it is best to start lightly - you can always add more.  I have used the stamp to guide me with the colours - and added a yellow circle, done by hand - no template, to make it sunny but not too bold and vibrant.  The image has been layered onto slightly larger black card stock


I have cut/embossed the Arches from the Spellbinders Graceful Sweet Words Card Creator Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken Etched Dies using black card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine. This has been adhered to the right hand side of the image using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  A thing strip of green card stock has been threaded through the Black Arches.  This has been popped up onto a yellow card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

A computer generates sentiment has been adhered to the top tight corner of the card and it has been finished by adding slight silver splatters across the image.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Make Your own Background
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way To Add A Sentiment  (&why)
2 Sisters On The Blog - A Man's Card
Country View Crafts' Challenge Anything but Cute
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Boy/Man
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
International Art & Soul Use Stuff you already own 

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, February 23, 2018

Upcycled Party Animal

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by today. I could not resist 'ucycling'  this card created using the Spellbinders Hip Llama - and he lives up to his name beautifully and now looks ready to party - which is just as well because this card was for my DH's birthday a couple of weeks ago.  You can see the original tutorial HERE.


The  Hip Llama had his 'groove on' already but to be able to party properly he needed a Party Hat -I have used one from the Stampers Anonymous set.


What is a party without a little cocktail - or for me - a mocktail!!  I have stamped this pretty once using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens, with a little sparkle added. I have created a pocket in the 'blanket' using a Kraft Knife and popped the mocktail in.


...and what is a party without a Banner - this one has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Amused 1 Etched Die and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.


A few changes but definitely worth the upcycle - don't you think?!? OH and  - did my DH like it - HE LOVED IT!! Phew!! Wink:Wink!!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Noor! Designs UK Celebrations
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes 
Tinker- Dream Birthday/Party
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Animal fun
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Something Beginning with letter L (Llama)
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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spellbinders Bundle of Joy Card

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping in.  I am happy to share a card with you today that is showcasing two of the new Spellbinders new range of 3D Vignettes Die Collection by Amazing Paper Grace


The 3D Vignette Dies are amazing to work with - and suitable for every level, from beginner to advanced.  I have created a simple card using a set of two ‘Layering’ dies which can be used as inserts or used on their own in regular cards.


The card front has been cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Grand Arch 3D Card Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine; using both the Grand Arch Outline and the Grand Arch Inlay together. I have used Kaisercraft patterned paper. The tabs have been trimmed off carefully, even with the sides of the Die Cut. This has been adhered to a slightly larger white pre-cut card base using Strong Tape.

The Stork layer has been cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Layered Bundle of Joy Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken using both the Outline Arch and the Stork and white card stock.  The stomach of the stork gas been sponged using Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in Rose Bud  before the die has been removed.

The Arch has been cut/embossed using the Shapeabilities Layered Bundle of Joy Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken using the Outline Arch only and pink card stock. Adhere this behind the Die Cut Stork layer using glue.

The Bag has been cut using pale yellow card stock and sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Dandelion before the die has been removed.  It has then been layered onto the white layer.  The layered Arch has been popped up onto the arch on the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


Stamp the sentiment onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black Ink.  Cut/emboss the sentiment using the Sentiment Label from the Grand Arch 3D Card Etched Dies sponging using Imagine Memento Ink in Dandelion before the die has been removed. 

Cut/emboss the baby feet using pink card stock and adhere to the left side of the sentiment using tweezers and a Glue Pen.  NOTE: The little toe has been added using a pink pen. Pop this up along the base of the arch using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.


A double Primrose Seam Binding Bow has been adhered above the Arch and a Mulberry Paper flower glued to the knot and Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - LeCreme has been trimmed and added to each side of the bow. Want2Scrap 250 Count - White Pearls have been added along the lower patterned edge of the Grand Arch 3D Card Etched Die layer.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Framed
Creates and Makes Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Zoo animals
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Love
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs - Lot's of Pink and/or Red 
Alphabet Challenge - X for "Xtra Special Occasion"
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes option/Use Some Pretty Ribbon
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spellbinders Hello Succulent

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by today -  I'm sharing a card created using one of the Spellbinders Die D-lites called Succulent Garden - succulents are trending at the moment and this die is perfect for cards for every occasion. When I die-cut I normally cut a few extra which are great to have on hand for a quick card.


I have cut and embossed the succulents and popped it up onto Spellbinders A Gilded Life Baby Bunting Etched Dies (discontinued)  using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3D Foam Squares on to a Nestabilities Victorian Garden Curved Square Etched Dies then adhered to a pre-cut card base and patterned paper - cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card.

Beige twine has been wrapped around the card front and secured through a button, then glued into place.  The Enamel Dots are some my stash - Basic Grey I believe -I got them so long ago I cannot remember - I am sure that never happens to you!? Wink:Wink!!.  Quick and easy and great for using those left over pieces -makes a great masculine card too.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes 
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes 
Art Impressions Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes and/or Winter option
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a Friend
Polka Doodles Challenge Week - Anything Goes
International Art and Soul Challenge - Use Stuff in your Stash (Enamel Dots)

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, February 20, 2018

Want2Scrap The Shortest Distance - Art Journal

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by!! I have a new Art Journal Page on the Want2Scrap Blog - I just love this photo - recycled from a card - it makes me smile every time I see it!  Lots of gorgeous bling, chipboard, charms and lace!


  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, February 19, 2018

Spellbinders To Paris with Love Tutorial

Hello friends - thank you for visiting!  Today I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using a beautiful die by Licensed Designer Stacey Caron, What is not to love about this fabulous skyline with famous icons of Paris.  It worked perfectly with one of the new Die D-Lites as you can see as you follow along with this tutorial.


The Ooh La La Collection by Stacey Caron has many elements that would be found if you were walking the streets of Paris - fleur de lis, scroll designs, flourish motifs and even the Eiffel Tower! Add them in your project for that French touch - Spellbinders 

1. Cut/emboss one  Paris Skyline using black card stock and one using patterned paper.
2. Lightly sand the patterned Die Cut using a Sanding Block.
3. Adhere the patterned Die cut to the black, slightly offsetting to form a shadow.
4. Cut/emboss patterned paper using Floral Panel outer frame edge.
5. Adhere the layered Paris Skyline to the card front using liquid glue.

6. Cut/emboss Love Letters envelope and latter using double sided paper.
7. Lightly sand the letter and insert into the envelope - add a drop of glue inside the envelope to sop the letter moving.
8. Cut/emboss the medium heart once using green card stock and once using cream.
9. Lightly sand the hearts and tuck them into the envelope - securing with a drop of glue.

10. Adhere to the top right corner of the card front at a slight angle.
11. Cut/emboss one Emmeline Treillage using patterned paper.
12. Pop up the card front onto the Emmeline Treillage using 3D Foam Squares.
13. Pop up the layered card front onto the pre-cut card base, using 3D Foam Squares.

14.Randomly stamp some postmarks using Espresso Truffle ink.
15. Adhere a small piece of torn white corrugated card to the top left corner, lightly sponge using brown ink,
16.Glue the wooden embellishment to the card front - near the top.
17. Wind Twine around the card front twice.
18.Secure to the right of the Eiffel Tower with a bow and attach an embellishment.
19. Attach the sentiment sticker.

Spellbinders Products:
Other Supplies: White, black and pink card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue; Sanding block, patterned paper; Kaisercraft Wooden Embellishment, twine, stamps; small strip of corrugated 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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L - Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hello friends, I am honoured to be sharing a card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog - if you know me, you would know how much I LOVE their products - they are part of my staple creative die and have been for years - they have the HUGE responsibility of 'holding everything together' and more!!


You can find the full tutorial 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

SB Purrr-fect Birthday

Hello friends - thanks so much for dropping in!  and created a card using the adorable Spellbinders Christmas Kitten Holiday 3D Shading Stamp.  Don't let the name limit you - this gorgeous kitten could be used for many occasions.


The image has been stamped using Imagine Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia and lightly coloured the ribbon and decorations using Chameleon Pens.


The card front has been cut/embossed using the black card stock and the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace A2 Filigree Delight Card Creator Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine. This has been glued to a slightly larger white card base. The Christmas Kitten has been cut/embossed using the Oval Die from the  A2 Filigree Delight and adhered to the centre of the Filigree die. A thin strip of pleated patterned paper has been adhered below the kitten and the sentiment adhered onto it using strong tape.

A double white Seam Binding Bow has been adhered below the image and a Mulberry Paper flower glued to the knot and Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - LeCreme has been trimmed and added to each side of the bow. A small pink paper flower has been glued to the knot of the bow.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes option/Use Some Pretty Ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Stamping (No Digis)
Star Stampz Challenge - Make It GIRLY
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Hannah & Friends Favourite Stamp
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Love / Valentine's Day
The Creative Crafters Anything Goes 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
 Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes

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