Sunday, 24 June 2018

Thanks For Being My Friend

Hello crafters!  Sorry to say but we are back to one post per day now!  It does sort of get the adrenaline going with three or four posts a day, doesn't it!  I am easing back into our once daily posts with this simple card.  I started by cutting four Meandering Twig Borders in white and adding them to a white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet background.  After adding the dies, I filled in the exposed adhesive with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  Next I cut the Bella die twice in Cobalt blue card, three times in black and once in white.  I cut the centres out of all of them but the white one.  I used the black die cuts to shadow the two blue and one white one, then I attached the blue ones to the background on the sides.  I added mounting foam to the white one and attached it in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the octagonal die in the centre of Bella.  I added a slightly larger blue mat to it then added it to the centre of the card.  I finished it off with black, blue and white mats and used a fine tipped black pen to squiggle the border.   The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Poinsettia Garland

Hi crafters!  Our last blog post is for showcasing the Poinsettia Garland.  This set has a lovely leafy base with a centre poinsettia outlined.  The same poinsettia is included so you can cut and add it in another colour either under or on top of the die.  The flower can be used separately and even accented with the two twigs that are included.  For the final time this blog release, I will ask you to leave your comment on this post.  Please don't forget to check back on June 29th to see if your nae is among the winners drawn.  I hope you have enjoyed the launch as much I have sharing the new dies with you!  All for now, Sue x
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Bold Holly Leaves

Hi bloggers!  The penultimate post today is dedicated to showing off the Bold Holly Leaves.  You can see how lovely it looks in the sample here.  Imagine using this die as an accent on your floral elements on your cards or you can easily nip it in parts to make a lovely wreath.  There is a left and right facing die in the set as well as some nice swirly accents that are useful too.  Just leave your comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this one.  The final post of the blog launch will be here at 3pm today and it's a beauty! All for now, Sue x

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Christmas Floral Stem

Hi there my crafty friends!  Welcome to the final day of the 2018 Christmas die blog launch.  We have three posts today and we are starting with the Christmas Floral Stem die set.  Shown here, you can see what a lovely accent it is to use around poinsettias on your cards.  There are two left and two right facing stems in the set so you will never have to fidget with them to get them to look the way you want.  They are easily nipped into smaller segments if desired too.  You know what to do now, there aren't too many chances left now to get your name into into the die drawings.  I would love to hear what you think about what you have seen so far.  The second post of the day will be along at 12 noon today.  I would love to see you back here then.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 22 June 2018

From Me To You

Hello again!  I have another lovely Mini Expression to share with you this post; From Me To You.  While this one definitely isn't just for Christmas, it does work really nicely for use with your festive cards.  I just love the way it looks with the Christmas Robin set, especially when both of the birds are used, don't you?  This sentiment has been designed in a less formal manner so it can be used with all styles of card making. This is the kind of saying that will be perfect for use with those cards that are sent for no particular reason, the best kind in my book!  I know it is a small die, but you can still win it if you leave a comment on this post.  If it is something you would like to use, then why not! . This is it for today, only three posts today and tomorrow to finish off the blog launch.  We are on to the Finishing Touches tomorrow so hopefully we will have a big splash starting at 6am tomorrow.   All for now, Sue x
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Ho Ho Ho Mini Expression

Hi crafters!  The next offering is the Ho Ho Ho Mini Expression die.  This fun and whimsical sentiment is perfect for use with the Merry Christmas die too.  Who among us doesn't recognise the Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas coming from Santa at Christmastime!  The sentiment can be used vertically, horizontally or even diagonally to accommodate any style Christmas card you are making so it is so versatile.  Just add your quick comment on this post to be included i the drawing for this one.  The third blog post today will be here at 3pm.  All for now, Sue x

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Warmest Wishes

Hi bloggers!  Another addition to the Mini Expression range is the Warmest Wishes die.  Shown here, it looks lovely when used with the centre of the Natalie die set as well as the other Festive Frames.  It is the perfect sentiment to use with the Frosty Snowflake Border and Corner too!   This sentiment will be showing up on so many Christmas blog posts in the coming months.  Add your comment here to be included in the drawing and join us back here at 12 noon for the next offering.  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tis The Season Mini Expression

Hello and welcome back!  The final post of the day is for the Tis The season Mini Expression.  As shown here, you can see how well it looks with the Lattice Poinsettia Background.  It is smaller in size so it fits so many of the Festive Frames in the release too.  It is lovely and swirly but again, very readable.  This one will be showing up quite a bit on the Christmas card samples on the blog.  Please feel free to use the Pinterest button on this or any of the samples you have seen that you would like to save for future inspiration. That's it for today, but there are more to come tomorrow starting at 6am.  All for now, Sue x
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From Our House To Yours Mini Expression

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have another sentiment die to share with you during this post; From Our House To Yours Mini Expression.  Shown here, you can see that it works so well with the Twas the Night Frame die set.  This sentiment will also work for so many occasions outside of Christmas too.  Think housewarmings or invitations just to name a few.  I am sure you will find many more ideas for it too.  Just a quick comment will get your name in the drawing to win it!  The last post of the day will be online at 6pm.  I do hope you will be able to come back by.  All for now, Sue x 
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Overlay and Ornament

Hi bloggers!  This next die set is  classified within the Festive Frame category, but it is more than that actually.  The Overlay and Ornament die set has been designed to work with all the Festive Frame offerings in the launch as an overlay.  This set looks best when cut and stacked several times then added as either an overlay or used in pieces as an addition to the sides.  The ornament centre can be used with or without the overlay and is elegant on its own.  This was a real go to in my sample making, it really added a lovely detail to so many cards.  I am sure this one will be a real go to for you as well.  Leave your comment and pop back by at 3pm for the next release.  All for now, Sue x
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Good morning all!  Welcome to the start of day number eight.  We are starting out with the new Mary Festive Frame die set.  Mary is surrounded with five poinsettias interspersed with lovely swirls.  This set can easily be cut apart to use the flowers individually or layered up.   As shown in this sample, Mary has been doubled and layered for a more dense look.  You can also see how lovely it looks when layered up o the Eve die too.   I would love to hear what you think of this set. Is it your favourite?  Or do you have your eye on another set??  Just leave your comment and let me know.  The next post is scheduled at noontime today.  Hope to see you back here then.  All for now, Sue x

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Hello crafters!  The last post of the day is dedicated to the Eve die set.  The design of the Eve die is definitely not just for Christmas, but can easily be used year round.  Eve layers up nicely with the other Festive frames to give you beautiful cards for Christmas.  If you like this one you know what to do, it is so easy to leave a comment.  The instructions are on the right hand side of the blog in case you have never done it before.  We are back here at 6am for the start of day number eight.  All for now, Sue x

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