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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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Butterfly Wishes

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting!  Today I have a quick card to share with you using layered Spellbinders Dies and one of my all time favourite butterflies from Penny Black inc.


My card base has been created by cutting/embossing two Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Forty Etched Diesscoring one at 1.5 cm from the top, fold the scored section forward.  Apply double sided tape to the section that is folded forward and attach the second die cut - making sure to line up the patterned edges to form card base.

Cut/emboss one Nestabilities Labels Forty Decorative Elements Etched Dies using Graphic 45  Couture Collection patterned paper, popping up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.   Cut.emboss one Nestabilities Oval Ironwork Etched Dies #2 (#1 being the smallest); adhere to the centre of the card front.


Stamp one butterfly from the Penny Black Inc. Social Butterfly stamp set using Imagine Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia and coloured using Memento ink in Teal Zeal and has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The sentiment is from Penny Black Incspecial wishes stamp set and has been stamped using Teal Zeal ink, trimmed with a dovetail cut into each end dovetailed and popped up using 3D Foam Squares.   Trim the Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse - LeCreme and adhere along the bottom of the card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - MONOCHROME
Addicted to Stamps - Autumn
Glitter n Sparkle - Fall Colors
heARTful Stamping Challenge Anything Goes + a Stamp
Allsorts - Blue and Brown
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes  
Crafting With An Attitude - 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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fleur De Lis in Mauve

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping in.  Today's card was inspired by a tag that came with a beautiful gift.  It has been created using a retired Layers of Colors stamp set.


I have created a card base and added a card front that has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest) and Graphic 45 The Secret Garden Collection. The embossed edges have been lightly sanded using a Sanding Block.  This has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The next layer has also been cut using the Pierced Rectangles #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest) using mauve card stock and popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


The next layer has been cut/embossed from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rose Etched Dies #2 (#1 being the smallest) and popped up onto the layered card front using  3D Foam Squares.  The tag has also been popped up, at an angle with Want2Scrap 250 Count White Pearls  adhered to the top of the tag, along with a tassel. A recycled butterfly and Mulberry Paper Rose has been glued on to the right of the tag.


This card is linked to the following Challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog ANYTHING GOES WITH option of ANYTHING GOES 
The Crazy Challenge - MONOCHROME
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: 3D card
The Corrosive Challenges -  Always Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Di's Digis Designs - Monochromatic 
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic - Anything Monochrome Goes + option of Stars
Crafting By Designs - November Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More - Feminine
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - 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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Spellbinders God Bless You 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 Dies by Licensed Designer Marisa Job from her Thoughtful Expressions Collection - so perfectly named - these Dies add to much to any project you make to another level.


As you will see when you follow along with my Tutorial - the Spellbinders Dies all work together so beautifully.

1. Emboss blue patterned paper using  Flourish Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It.
2. Lightly sand using sanding block.
3. Cut/emboss one Classic Label 33 Etched Dies #3 (#1 being the smallest)
4. Use the die as a stencil and sponge inside the cutting edge using Teal Zeal ink.

5. Cut/emboss the sentiment and one heart using gold card stock.
6. Cut/emboss one Classic Label 33 Decorative Elements Etched Dies #3 (#1 being the smallest) using Kraft card stock.
7. Use the die as a stencil and sponge inside the cutting edge using Teal Zeal ink.

8. Glue the sentiment onto the Classic Labels 33.
9. Pop up the Classic Labels 33 onto the Classic Label 33 Decorative Elements using 3D Foam Squares.
10. Thread the lace through the heart, adhere across the layered card front below the Classic Labels 33. Securing behind the embossed card front

11. Cut/emboss one Textured Flowers Etched Dies #1 (#1 being the smallest) using teal patterned paper.
12.  Cut/emboss one small leaves Textured Flowers Etched Dies using green card stock1.
13, Lightly sand the flowers using a sanding block, pop up on a small 3D Foam Square on the lower left side of the sentiment layer.
14. Glue the leaves under the left side of the flower.
15. Glue a handmade butterfly embellishment to the centre of the flower.
16. Trim the Swirls Finesse, adhere to each side of the flower.


Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, Gold and Kraft card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Liquid Glue;  Imagine: Memento Ink in Teal Zeal; Chameleon PensWant2Scrap: Swirls Finesse in LeCremeAnna Griffin Inc. Lovely Layers 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 5, 2017

Blue Butterflies

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by!  I am sharing a little 'blast from the past' today using one of the older/discontinued dies from Spellbinders - but seriously what is not to love!?!?   Although this particular Die is no longer available there are some beautiful card front and card creator Dies available - click on the highlighted words to go directly to them.


I have cut/embossed the released Butterflies Spellbinders Shapeabilities® die (discontinued) using the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform using white card stock.


The Die has been trimmed to size and adhered to periwinkle card stock using liquid glue and popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares  White lace has been adhered to the lower portion. The addition of  a Seam Binding Bow and a Mulberry Paper Rose complement this card perfectly!!  It doesn't get much easier than that! 



This card is linked to:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 
Di's Digis Designs - Monochromatic
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers Quick & Easy
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic - Anything Monochrome Goes + option of Stars
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs -  Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More - Feminine
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 creating