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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Little Mixed Media - Heart Bezel

Hello friends - Monday here for me, Monday evening infact and it has been a productive day.  It is always a great feeling to get some projects finished and photographed - getting them blogged is a whole 'nother show!! LOL!! 


I have used the  largest Bezel in the Spellbinders Media Mixage Hearts One - Bronze and the co-ordinating Die, which I believe may have been discontinued.  I have used some recycled Mixed Media paper, stamping some eclectic images onto it and then coating on both sides using Imagine Creative Medium to seal the paper so liquid does not change it.


I have added some embellishments - they are adhered by drizzling a little Ice Resin into the bezel and layering the embellishment onto it.  Once I was definite I poured in some Ice Resin - I love how it is self doming and dries like jewellers glass - perfect.

Some reasonably chunky glitter has been sprinkled onto the Ice Resin - it is heavy enough to sink slightly and has a great effect.  I am still deciding exactly what I am going to do with it - the options are many - maybe a necklace, on a canvas, bookmark.....to name a few!


This project is lined to the following challenged:
Artistic Inspirations -  ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES
Incy Wincy Designs - 1 PAPER LAYER ONLY
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
The Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Mixed Media + Use Natural Materials
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Imagine That! CreativePlayground - Anything Crafty Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

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 24, 2017

Spellbinders Honey Bee Tutorial

Hello friends, I am sharing a tutorial for Spellbinders today using the Die D-Lites Honey Bee Etched Dies.  The Die D-Lites have been described as 'Big creativity in a small size. These Die D-Lites™ are perfect for cards, tags and Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) because of their smaller size and its versatility matched by our other die templates!'


This could not be truer as you will see with my card.  I have combined the Honey Bee set with the 

Oval Ironwork Etched Dies and the 

Chicken Wire Em-bossing Folder - they all work beautifully together as you will see as you follow along with the Tutorial.

1. Cut/emboss one bee using white card stock.
2. Cut/emboss one Honeycomb using brushed gold card stock, remove the extra pieces.
3. Colour the Die cut Bee using Chameleon Pens.
4. Cut/emboss one Honeycomb in the centre of a small white tag.

5. Remove the Honeycomb Die cut from the centre of the tag.
6. Add the brushed gold Honeycomb Die Cut, secure using small pieces of tape to adhere the Honeycomb edges to the tag.
7. Adhere three of the popped out pieces from the Honeycomb to the lower left corner of the tag using liquid glue.
8. Adhere the Bee using glue on the body and 3D Foam Squares on the wings for added dimension.

9. Emboss white card stock using the Chicken Wire Em-bossing Folder.
10. Lightly sponge using Golden Glitz Ink and Tool N One and Sponge Circle 
11. Distress around the edges using scissors.
12. Adhere to a slightly larger pre-cut card base.

13. Cut/emboss one Oval Ironwork#1 #2 #3 (#1 being the smallest) - placing the frames inside each other and using recycled cardboard to create the frame.
14. Adhere the frame to the embossed card front using liquid glue.
15. Adhere the tag to the lower left hand, on an angle using 3D Foam Squares.
16. Add four hexagons to the card front using double sided tape.
17. Adhere the Beehive to the lower portion of the tag using double sided tape and 3D Foam Squares.
18. Pop up the sentiment using 3D Foam Squares.

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

#He Melts Me Layout

Hello friends - I hope you have had/or are enjoying a relaxing weekend.  It is Sunday night here and I am catching up with  few things in The Studio and also have a few projects on the go!  In saying that I have just come back from Sydney with my DH - we went up to spend some time with our dear friend, Seth Apter - who has been teaching some amazing Workshops in Australia - and....wait for it....he will be back next year - so don't miss out!!


I have a slightly Mixed Media layout to share with you - taken at my Grandsons first birthday - I have loved catching up with layouts - he is now 2 and I have a year to catch up on, but I will do that one layout at a time!


I have used Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Dies and Seth Apter Spatter Stamps over patterned paper for added dimension.  I have used Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal along with Radiant Neons in Electric Yellow; along with patterned paper with buttons, alphabet stickers, stamps from my stash and ink splatters to add details.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares have been used for dimension. Quick and easy with lots of details.


This layout is linked to the following challenges:
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Imagine That July Link-up - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Party Time (1st Birthday Party)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday Birthday + Optional Topping of Splatter 
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with 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

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