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Dare to Reach Out
Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  As most of you would be aware there are horrendous 'apocaliptic' style fires engulfing huge parts of Australia - so many houses lost and people killed. At one point we were on alert and had bags packed and supplies ready should the call to evacuate come - thankfully it has not, but no-one can relax yet with shocking heatwave and weather conditions next week- with so many active fires still happening no-one can afford to be complacent!!  My usual way to keep myself centred is to spend time in The Studio - but each time I have sat in there I have felt nothing but emptiness - and then I started to think about the statement by Fred Rogers “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” and you only have to go as far as facebook to see the generosity of people - it is overwhelming and inspired me to create a page for my Art Journal...As I have mentioned with each page - we are all on a journey, whether it is art, faith, health or something else.  My pages have been created using recycled cardboard.  It is very simple, starting with recycled patterned paper adhered to the page using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  Lots of layers have been added but it is still not bulky - one of the reasons I love Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The page has been sponged around the edges using black ink.The Tim Holtz Paper Dolls are part of a prize I won recently on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and have been adhered to the right of the layered and sponged sentiment using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  Older Spellbinders Die cuts and patterned paper have been used to frame the sentiment. The gorgeous crochet embellishment has been glued to the top of the sentiment and a silver embellishments  from my stash have been glued to the left side - you know the ones we put aside thinking we will use them one day - I am sure we all have those - or is it just me!?! LOL!  Want2Scrap baby bling in black rhinestones have been randomly added.                                                        This project is linked to the following challenges:We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: ShinyA Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes Crafty Friends Challenge - Something NewCrazy 4 Challenges - Try or Use Something NewA Vintage Journey - WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER  making things look older... time for some distressing, antiquing, ageing and weathering Brown Sugar -  ANYTHING GOESQKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES Craft Rocket Challenges - Something NewMoving along with the Times - All Things NewArt-Journal-Journey - Something NewCreatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional WishesWord Art Wednesdays - Anything GoesSimon Says Stamp - Something New Crafty Creations - Always Anything GoesThank 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

Bouquets and Butterflies
Hello friends - welcome and Happy New Year to you all!  Thank you for stopping by on the first day of 2020 - I hope you have a good year - in whatever you do!  I am sharing another group of cards with you that have been created using papers from publications and so-o-o quick and easy to put together - simply elegant!  It seems to be all I can manage lately - but I am working on that and have some exciting things coming up...I have also used Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Inks, Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares,and E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.  The small flowers are from Little Birdie Crafts, finishing off with bling from Want2Scrap.This card is linked to the following challenges:Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter (butterflies)Lemon Short Bread Challenge - Anything GoesCrafty Animals - Always Anything Goes (Butterflies)Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink (card 4)Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge - Annual Anything Goes ChallengeJan's Digi's Stamps Challenge - Anything GoesMorgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge - Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnuts' Patterned Paper - Anything Goes The Creative Crafters - Anything GoesCreateful Hearts Challenge - Anything GoesWorld Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes Creative Sketchy Girls - Anything GoesAllsorts Challenge - Anything GoesThank 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

Adorable Vintage Snowmen
Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. For those of you who have been wondering where I have been - it has been a challenging time in the lead up to Christmas - more than usual.  My brother had a massive cardiac arrest and only survived thanks to a Specialist being on hand in the ER - he had a stent and a pacemaker fitted and just when we started to relax - only a couple of days later he had another - thankfully they feel they have dealt with the problem and he is going well at this time...so....that was a little stressing not to mention distracting.  There has also been a very tragic loss in our extended family - heartbreaking!  Our adorable Grandson has been staying on a regular basis and I love that but it does mean time in the Studio is very limited - if at all...I am blessed to be able to be so 'present' in his little life -so am not complaining - but seriously -roll on 2020!!In the meantime I have managed to create something - a gorgeous vintage Snowman - Sallianne McClelland shared these with us at a 'It's Almost Christmas Getaway' which I was privileged enough to teach at as well.  You can click on the above link and see some photos.  The original designer of these adorable Snowmen is Sue Pelletier . I can take no credit in any way for designing these - I was inspired by her beautiful work and added my own touches.I have used a recycled Jam jar, recycled Sari Ribbon,vintage buttons and lots of embellishments from my stash!!The Owl on the branch is made with Air Dry Clay and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I added two owls as I created this for a gift and our friend whooooo loves owls!! LOL!  The sentiment is from an older Kaisrcraft Christmas Collection - although it is a sticker I glued it onto the jar - sure to make sure it doesn't go anywhere!I may be a little addicted to these Snowmen - but can you blame me!! The three in the photo take pride of place in our Christmas cupboard - the two in the left were made by me and the one of the right was gifted to me  by Sallianne after the Workshop!These snowmen are linked to the following challenges:Allsorts - Anything GoesCrafting by Design - Anything GoesJust Us Girls - Anything Goes Crafter's Castle - Anything GoesThe Paper Shelter - Anything Goes613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or ZentangleQKR Stampede - Anything GoesInternational Art & Soul - Anything but a Card Brown Sugar - Anything GoesA Vintage Journey - HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes using snippetsAud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas/Winter + ASentimentWord Art Wednesday - Anything GoesCrafty Gals Corner - Tis the SeasonEverybody-Art-Challenge - Winter Landscape or Christmas ColorThank 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

Layered Butterflies
Hello friends - welcome and thank you for stopping by! I have a simple and pretty card t share with you today using patterned papers from a publication and I have to say it was so-o-o quick and easy to put together!For the purple card the Layered Butterflies have been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Dies and the body glued, and the wings popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  A  narrow strip of pattered paper has been adhered to the left side of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner. Next the layered card front has been adhered to a slightly larger white card front that has had the corners rounded.  The computer generated sentiment has been adhered across the lower portion of each butterfly.For the yellow card the card front has been cut/embossed using an older Spellbinders Etched Die.  The Layered Butterflies have been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Dies and the body glued, and the wings popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares onto the centre of the  card front. The embossed pattern around the frame has bee sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Dandelion. Next the layered card front has been adhered to a slightly larger white card front that has had the corners rounded.  The computer generated sentiment has been adhered across the lower portion of the card front.  Pink sequins have been randomly added to the card front.As you can see - there is lots of dimension but it is still not too bulky for posting - and that is something we need to keep in mind these days.  This card is linked to the following challenges:Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything GoesLemon Shortbread - Always Anything GoesPammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - ANYTHING GOES613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or ZentangleThe Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything GoesA Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes Just Us Girls - Anything GoesThe Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything GoesA Gem of a Challenge - Anything GoesCrafter's Castle - Anything Goes 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a CritterDL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything GoesNot Just Cards - Always Anything GoesThank 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

Art Journal - Grow Where You are Planted
Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have been on a run of  Art Journaling lately - it is my wind down time in the evenings, once everyone is in bed. As I have mentioned with each page - we are all on a journey, whether it is art, faith, health or something else.  This one came together easily - I love that part of it - just feels right. I am sure as I go along that will change - but in the meantime I am enjoying the process and looking forward to learning and evolving...My pages have been created using recycled cardboard.  It is very simple, starting with recycled patterned paper adhered to the page using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  Lots of layers have been added but it is still not bulky - one of the reasons I love Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The page has been sponged around the edges using white paint.The floral image is from Uniquely Creative and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and a white Gel Pen; next it has been Die cut with co-ordinating dies and glued to an inked panels. This has been adhered to the layered journal page. The eclectic sentiment has been created using Alphabet stickers from my stash - you know the ones we put aside thinking we will use them one day - I am sure we all have those - or is it just me!?! LOL!  The butterfly wings each side of the floral panel are on the recycled packaging and and too pretty to cover up.  Details have been added to the wings and other areas of the page using a White Gel Pen and smaller wings have been layered up to give a little dimension. The Tim Holtz Paper Doll is part of a very generous RAK I received and has had butterfly wings adhered behind her using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  This has then been glued to the bottom left hand corner of the floral panel. The Texture Paste is from Little Birdie Crafts and has been used with  homemade stencil - one I cut using an Older Spellbinders Die cut and a Cereal box.  A few yellow splatters were added using Imagine sprays.  I just love this journal created using recycled cardboard - I have great plans for it .... hope you join me as I continue this journey!! This project is linked to the following challenges:A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything GoesA Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned PaperDL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything GoesMix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional: Veggie StampingNot Just Cards - Always Anything GoesWorld Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything GoesBrown Sugar -  ANYTHING GOESCrafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL TWIST: BLUE CHRISTMASCreative Fingers - ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOES QKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything GoesCrafty Creations - Always Anything Goes Lavinia World Challenges - Anything Goes Using Rubber Or Clear StampsEverybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything GoesWord Art Wednesdays - Anything GoesThank 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

Art Journal - Why Fit In
Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I am sharing another page from my Art Journal - as I have mentioned with each page - we are all on a journey, whether it is art, faith, health or something else.  This one came together easily - I love that part of it - just feels right. I am sure as I go along that will change - but in the meantime I am enjoying the process and looking forward to learning and evolving...This page has been created using recycled cardboard.  It is very simple, starting with patterned paper adhered to the page using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner.  Lots of layers have been added but it is still not bulky - one of the reasons I love Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The page has been sponged around the edges using white paint.The Zebra is recycled from an old birthday card and has been coloured using Chameleon Pens and a white Gel Pen; next it has been fussy cut (hand cut out using scissors) and glued to the layered journal page.  The Tim Holtz Paper Doll is part of a very generous RAK I received and has been adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner. A narrow strip of maroon tulle has been gathered and glued around the bottom of the dress/tutu and flowers from Little Birdie Crafts glued along the join.The computer generated sentiment has been trimmed, inked around the edges using a Black Marker and glued to the top left corner of the page.  The Texture Paste is from Little Birdie Crafts and has been used with  homemade stencil - one I cut using an Older Spellbinders Die cut and a Cereal box.  A few Yellow splatters were added using Imagine sprays.  I just love this journal created using recycled cardboard - I have great plans for it .... hope you join me as I continue this journey!! This card is linked to the following challenges:Crafting By Designs - Anything GoesCrafty Creations - Always Anything GoesCreative Moments - anything goesEllibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Creatures Great and SmallWord Art Wednesdays - Anything GoesEverybody-Art-Challenge - Anything GoesLemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything GoesWe Love 2 Create - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media GoesDL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything GoesMorgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge - Anything GoesNot Just Cards - Always Anything GoesThank 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

Embossed One of Kind
Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am sharing a card using one of the Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders - Floret Cluster .  The more I use these folders the more I see how amazingly detailed they are, so quick and easy to use and timeless!Cut/emboss the Floret Cluster using Kaisercraft patterned paper 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 pink card stock. Stamp both the One of a Kind image using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black ink; Cut/emboss the image using the co-ordinating Die.  Colour using Chameleon Color Tone Pens.  Pop up the image onto the centre of the card front using 3D Foam Squares.  Adhere the layered card front to the pre-cut slightly larger pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner This card is linked to the following challenges:Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything GoesLemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES OPTION CHRISTMAS613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or Zentangle Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything GoesMy Besties Spanish Challenge - Always Anything GoesStamping Sensations - Anything GoesThe Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned PaperCreatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional WinterThank 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

Happy Birthday Mandala
Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Sunday - it is a lazy-ish one for me - well as lazy as it can be with the 4 year old Grandson having sleepovers!! LOL!  Needless to say - we all sleep well at night! Wink:wink!!Today I m sharing a card with you that was created using one piece of Kraft paper with a gold Mandala on it - I wanted to highlight the Mandala and sponged it using Imagine Memento Ink in Teal Zeal, followed by Dandelion and Tangelo inks around the outside of  the Mandala.  I have inked  all of the edges using Teal Zeal Ink as well.  The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Stamp and Co-ordinating Die set.  White and Blue Paint pens have been used around the Mandala and Want2Scrap bling added to the centre.The completed card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 6" x 4" Adhesive Foam Sheets - it gives dimension but not as much as 3D Foam squares.This card is linked to the following challenges:Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - LETS SPARKLEA Gem of a Challenge - Anything GoesQKR Stampede Challenge - Anything GoesCreative Fingers Challenge - Anything GoesBrown Sugar -  ANYTHING GOESPaper Funday - Anything GoesCrafting By Design  - Anything GoesPaper Shelter - Birthday/CelebrationsLemon Shortbread - Anything goesCreatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional WinterArty Diva's Challenge - Anything GoesDL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything GoesDigi Chooseday - Anything GoesSognando Scrap - Anything GoesWord Art Wednesday - Anything GoesWorld Wide Open Design Team Challenge - 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               

Fancy Fold Card - On Your Special Day
Hello friends - welcome and thank you for stopping by!  I was given these gorgeous images and papers from a friend - they are from a publication and I have to say it was so-o-o quick and easy to put together - simply elegant!  I am surprised just how many cards I have made with them - this time  I am sharing a fancy fold card using the 1009 Twist Panel Pop-Up - Karen Burniston.Cut a card base and score half way; fold the card stock into an A-frame card base. Decorate the card front,  I have used two free papers from Publications - adhering to the pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra. The gorgeous Bling is from Want2Scrap and has been trimmed to adhere along the top of the sentiment.I have used Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra and 3D Foam Squares, along with Kaisercraft Collectibles.  Decorate the panels using the Collectibles and Little Birdie Crafts flowers.  The sentiment is from the Karen Burniston Die Word Set #2 Birthday.You can find Karen's video HEREThis card is linked to the following challenges:Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes Paper Shelter - Birthday/CelebrationsThe Paper Funday - Anything Goes/Optional ChristmasWord Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - ANYTHING GOES613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Doodling or ZentangleLil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything GoesMy Besties Spanish Challenge - Always Anything GoesCrafter's Castle - Anything GoesCrafty Friends Challenge - Anything GoesJust Us Girls - Anything GoesCreative Fingers - ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOESQKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOESThank 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

Another Year Older
Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by!  It is our sons birthday today - hard to believe he is 25 - time certainly flies!  I am sharing the card I created for him - very quickly I might add.I used a retired Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder and Kaisercraft patterned paper from the Antiquities Collection.  Once embossed the paper has been lightly sanded to highlight the embossed cogs.  Next I have drawn around the cogs using a White Gel Pen.  The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 6" x 4" Adhesive Foam Sheets - it gives dimension but not as much as The Hot Air Balloons have been cut using a Kaisercraft Die and popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 6" x 4" Adhesive Foam Sheets that have been trimmed to size. The sentiment is from Little Birdie Crafts, with the words being cut out and popped up across the Hot Air Balloons; the second part of the sentiment has been computer generated and adhered overlapping onto the cloud.  The fabulous Chipboard is also from Little Birdie Crafts.The Pop Up sentiment is such a lovely surprise when the card is opened, I have used the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop Up for the inside label and Pop Up and Twist Mechanism. The sentiment is from  Little Birdie Crafts,  The chipboard cloud is from an adorable little set my DH got me from - of all places - Bunnings.You can find Karen's Video Tutorial HERE - it is so easy to follow.This card is linked to the following challenges:Just Us Girls - Anything Goes Brown Sugar -  ANYTHING GOES  Creative Fingers -  ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOESQKR Stampede - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES Crafting With An Attitude -Always Anything GoesCraft Rocket Challenges - Happy BirthdayWord Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp - Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned PaperCreatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + optional Stitching (Real or Faux)Scribbles Designs Challenge - For the BoysThank 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 


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