Monday, 24 September 2018


Hi crafters!  It's an offset squares card for today's offering.  I started with a piece of coconut white card as a base.  I used the Squared Squares to cut three frames out of various shades of purple in different sizes.  I offset all the squares so they lined up at the left side of the card and glued them into place,  I cut a wide stitched flag and added the Thanks sentiment to it.  I made a fancy flower using the Starlight Daisy and seated it at the end of the flag.  I accented it with leaves and curly ferns sprigs.  White and Lilac mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Miss You

Good Sunday morning all! I have a simple card that uses the Flora die for you today.  I started by cutting a background using the Stitched Pegboard Frames, then I cut the Ivy Garden Background into the back, then kept it in the card so there was only the outline of the ivy in the corners.  If you put tape on the back of the card before removing the die it makes it easier to keep it in the actual cut area.  Next I cut the Flora die once out of blush card and once out of black card.  I offset the black one behind the blush card and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I cut the Miss You Mini Expression out of both black and blush card.  I shadowed it and seated it on a blush mat from the Sophia set and a black octagon from the Double Stitched Octagon set.  White, blush and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimension s are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.

Don't forget that the rest of the Creative expressions team is still demonstrating today during the final day of the Weekend Takeover at Hochanda!   All for now, Sue x

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Stamped Christmas Bell Card

Hi bloggers!  Another Bell card today, but this one uses one of the Stamps To Die For range that matches the Carol die.  These stamped images add so much versatility to your dies.

Don't forget, it is the Creative Expressions Takeover weekend on Hochanda.  I will be doing the One Day Special today with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.  The rest of the team will be there as well with shows all day Saturday and Sunday!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2"
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello!  Welcome to another Christmas double day.  I am starting with a lovely Bell card. I cut a piece of antique silver card as my background.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake border die in white and glued them to the sides of the card.  Next I embossed a piece of white card with the Ice Crystal embossing folder.  I matted it with silver mirror card and added it to the top centre of the card with foam.  I cut two of the Christmas Bells out of silver mirror card then backed them with antique silver card.  I mounted them on the embossed background and added a silver bow to the top.  The Happy Christmas sentiment was cut twice out of white card, stacked them glued to the bottom centre of the card.  White, antique silver and silver mirror card were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

Card number two is a quirky snowman card.  I started by cutting the Snowfall Background out of cobalt blue card. I backed it in white, then cut four corners out of white card and gluing them into the corners.  I added a white frame around the background using the Double Pierced Noble Squares.  In the centre, I cut a white circular frame using the centre dies from the Snowfall Background.  I cut the snowman from the Build A Snowman die set, added arms, nose, bowtie and mittens. I cut the snowman off at the circular line so he looks like he is peeking out a circular window.  I added the Let It Snow mini expression above it. White and cobalt blue mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Beautiful Day

Hi there my crafty friends! I thought that one Hydrangea looked so pretty that three much be truly splendid! LOL  I have always been in love with hydrangeas so the more the merrier in my book!  I started by embossing white card with the Graded Diamonds embossing folder.  I cut a larger piece of Blue Dusk card and used the decorative strip die from the Treat Yourself Cupcake set to add a stitched feature to the edge.  I added the embossed piece to the other side.  From the Beautiful Hydrangea set,  I cut three hydrangeas out of green card and three hydrangeas out of pink card.  I cut the bloom portion off of the pink ones and glued it to the green ones.  I used a little bit of Salty Ocean to add some blue to parts of them and then popped up the little bloom areas in all of them.  I added them to the card with foam, overlapping all three.  I cut the sentiment out of blue card and added it onto a small stitched rectangle die cut at the side of the flowers.  White mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Fabulous Friend

Hello all!  The Daisy Stained Glass is on show for today's card.  I started by cutting it with a piece of black card on top and a white card underneath.  The top black card cut the die out completely and the white card left a perfect imprint while cutting the outer edge.  I used the white card to colour the design with distress markers.  I used Spun Sugar, mustard seed and crushed olive.  I covered this piece with a sticky adhesive sheet, then added the black outline die and coated the remaining adhesive areas with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I added some dries clear glue to the flower centres then added medium micro beads for texture and allowed the glue to dry.  I cut two of the Lexi die in white and offset them behind the stained glass.  I stamped the sentiment at the top using the stamps from the Big Ideas set.  I added the Fabulous mini expression die cut in black at the bottom and stamped the word "friend" with it (also from he same stamp set).  White and black mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Angel Ray of Light Card

Hello crafters!  See what a beautiful background you can create with your holographic glitter!  It really does give the angel the perfect background!

 The finished dimensions are
6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x
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