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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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sisters Layout

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  Today I have a layout to share with you - using some of the adorable photos of my girls when they were little.  I have used a Want2Scrap 12 x 12 Overlay and before you say anything - yes I know the layout is pretty full on - but so were they!!! 


These gorgeous little things got all of their fathers Italian blood and lets just say they were passionate - I affectionately referred to them as the 'Mafia Girls'! LOL!


I have placed a 12x12 sheet of pink card stock underneath the These are the Days We Will Always Remember 12x12 Overlay  Next I have cut/embossed the photos using Spellbinders Dies and love the effect when the photo has been lightly sanded. The photo above has been cut/embossed using the Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and popped up using a layer of thin recycled cardboard and angled across 2 photo spaces using 3Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

The Sisters - Beautiful Script Chipboard Word has been ombre using 3 shades of pink ink and coated using Image irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer.  Once dry it has been glued across the lower portion of the photo with a sticker saying FOREVER below it.


This photo has also been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and lightly sanded.  It has been adhered in the top left opening and slighly tucked under the photo below.  Various sentiment stickers have been used to add a sentiment on the photo and Beautiful Bling Borders - Fancy That! have been adhered above the photo - a little bit like tiaras - but we won't go there! Wink:Wink!

The second photo has had the same process but instead of bling added a row of hearts has been stenciled below it using the Want2Scrap Hearts Stencil and Texture  Paste. Stickers have created the sentiment - I use them as a little 'faux' journaling and love to be eclectic with them.


The beautiful butterflies are from the Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low.  The top layers are cut using white card stock and a Little Birdie Crafts Beaded Flower added  to the centre of the butterflies body. Buttons - Round - 30 - Chipboard have been coloured using Imagine Memento Luxe Ink in  Rose Bud. 

Lots of details, lots of embellishments and lots of memories! 

This layout is linked to the followiing challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Buttons
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Pink or Blue (&why) Pink - so pretty
Craft Rocket Challenges - Use Embellishments
Card Mania - Anything but a Card
Crafter's Cafe - All Creatures Great and Small (butterflies)
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Stencils
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - WITH THINGS THAT FLY
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STENCIL IT
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Simply Create Too ANYTHING BUT A CARD
Simply Papercraft - ANYTHING GOES
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - THINGS WITH WINGS

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
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wish...

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  It has been a couple of days since I posted, but feels like forever - I have been battling the 'lurgies' that are going around, but hopefully have turned a corner for the better and have also been quietly working away on publications - which is always good - right?! Wink: Wink!


What are you wishing for?  I love this sentiment - one simple word and it says so much...I have used one of the  Spellbinders  Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low to create a pretty busy very easy card to share with you today.


I have cut/embossed the Shapeabilities Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low only using black card stock. Cut/emboss the Backer using white card stock. 
Sponge the Backer using Electric Pink, Electric Yellow and Bamboo Leaves, there is no need to be exact with the placement of the colours. Glue the Rosy Summer Flowers to the backer using liquid glue.

Sponge some Yellow paint onto a pre-cut card base using a Sponge Dauber, followed by small amounts of white paint - allow it to dry. Randomly spritz using blue paint or ink. Pop up the layered Rosy Summer Flowers onto the centre of the card front using 3D Foam Squares. 

Adhere a computer generated sentiment above the to the left of the Rosy Summer Flowers - wha-la - and there you have it - it is really that quick and easy!!


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday -  For Ladies or Girls Only
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Moo-Mania & More - Flowers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Pastel Colors
Die Cuttin' Divas - Your Favorite Color Combo
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers - April Showers Bring May Flowers (use Flowers)
The Corrosive Challenges - 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, May 14, 2018

Spellbinders Mother's Day Roses Tutorial

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!! Today I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders using one of the dies from the Flower Garden Collection by Sharyn Johnson Sowell to create a Mother's Day Card.  Lots of layering to create this card front - I love the feminine feel that comes with it - roses have a way of doing that!  You can see how easily it is created by following along with the tutorial.


'What grows in your garden? Bring wonderful botanical elements into your projects with the Flower Garden Collection by Sharyn Sowell.' - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss four (4) of the Strip using white card stock.
2. Trim the border at the top - leaving a little for adhesive on three (3) of the panels.
3. Start at the bottom and adhere the layers with double sided tape on the narrow strip at the top of each panel - making sure to overlap the border from the next panel over the thin strip each time.

4. Adhere the panels to slightly larger green card stock, rounding the bottom two corners.
5. Pop up onto one pink cut/embossed Frame from the Floral Photo Frame Etched Dies using 3D Foam Squares.
6. Glue a row of small pink fabric roses, with narrow white velvet ribbon above.
7. Arrange a sentiment from stickers, adhere to pink card stock and trim.
8. Pop the sentiment up onto the card front using small white foam squares.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mums/Moms, Mother-in-Laws, Step mums/moms, Supermums/moms, Mother-type people, Spiritual Mum/Moms and everyone with a mothering heart - after all 'family is not determined by blood, but by heart!'   I hope you have a wonderful day!

Spellbinders Products:
Other:  Pink, Green and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Small White 3D Foam Squares; Strip of small pink fabric roses; Authentique Paper: sticker sentiments; narrow white velvet ribbon; corner rounder

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 12, 2018

Appreciate What Is

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by!  I have had to slow down a little as I have fallen prey to the 'mid-season lurgy' - and not happy about it...but one of the things we do when we are under the weather is to slow down - even if it is just a little.  I have had a little time in The Studio, pottering and enjoying the process and this card is the outcome.


How soothing is this scene using the Spellbinders Lighthouse 3D Shading Stamps.  I have stamped the image using Imagine Memento Ink in London Fog, for a slightly softer look.  It has been coloured using Memento Inks and Sponge Daubers.  I do love to colour using the Daubers, they give such a great look - even when the colours are softer - like these. 

The image has been cut.embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies using the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" PlatformIt has been layered onto a slightly larger background using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Crafty Foam Tape, and then onto a navy card base using double sided tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts and has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Garden or Outdoor
Simon Says Wednesday - For the Boys
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Teacher Appreciation
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Artistic Stampers Backgrounds
Lemon Shortbread challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Sentiment
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes (Opt Sketch)

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 11, 2018

My Little Birdlie Crafts First Tutorial - Mixed Media Easel Card

HI friends, I am so glad you stopped by.  I am very excited to have a special post to share with you today - my very first official post for Little Birdie Crafts.  I have used so many products and had a lot of fun doing it - 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