Saturday, 23 March 2019

Simple Sympathy Card



Hello bloggers!  One of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card, mostly because it is for a deeply emotional reason.  Here is one that may appeal to you when you are in that situation.  It is simple, but elegant.









 The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 22 March 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi crafters!  Happy Birthday and a Hummingbird for today's offering.  I started with a piece of wisteria card and embossed it with the Brambled Rose embossing folder for texture.  Next I used the Double Stitched Circles and cut a multi layered frame using white as the base of the frame and a thinner ring of Iris card.  I added it to the centre of the card with  a white base on mounting foam.  Next I made two Triple Layered Fuchsias using Iris card for the top layers, wisteria for the middle and white as the base colour.  I added eaves that were made of three different shades of green from my stash.  I added the flowers to the top of the card so they were peeking out from underneath the frame's edge.  Next I made the Triple Layered Hummingbird using tan card on top, Nutmeg card as the middle and wisteria as the base.  I attached him to the other side of the frame.  I used the Happy Birthday shadowed sentiment cut in Iris card with a white shadow base and glued it inside the frame.  White, wisteria and iris card mats and layers ere used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Petunia Flower Square

Hi bloggers!  I think it's about time for a pretty flower square card!  I started by cutting the outside portion of the Lesley die into a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with the new Arctic Blue colour (it is such a soft pretty blue!)  Next I cut the Petunia Flower Square die in white and in black card.  I adhered the black version to a square of sticky adhesive sheet and used that as my base.  I cut the die again out of Old Rose, Khaki Green and Arctic blue card, keeping all the fallaway pieces from each of them.  I paper pieced the colours back in using the old rose for the petunia, the Khaki for the leaves and the Arctic blue for the background.  Once it was all pieced together, I offset the white die cut over the black outline.  I cut a couple of the Jocelyn die and cut them in half and used the decorative pieces just under the edge of the flower die as a soft accent then mounted it in a diamond orientation in the middle of the card.  White and Arctic Blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Can't Wait To Sea You

Hi bloggers!  I started my mermaid card by using the Double Stitched Circles and cutting two apertures into a piece of coconut white card in opposite corners.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  Next I used the Ocean Waves layering die to make backgrounds behind the aperture openings.  I used Aqua, Ocean and White card glittered with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for the three layers and attached them behind the openings.  Next I used the two mermaids from the Mermaid Kisses die set and cut them both in milk card and Ocean card.  I used ink to colour their hair and add some warmth to their skin tone, then cut away the body on the ocean card die cuts and glued them over the mermaid cut in milk card.  I added each of them to the apertures with foam.  I cut a few of the fish, seaweed and seahorse to add in with them in the apertures.  I cut the sentiment in Ocean card and glued it to the card between them.  Below there, I added more seaweed cut out of various shades of green card, along with a sea turtle and seashells. I added a similar scene with a sea turtle, seaweed and some fish to the area to the left of the top aperture. The card was completed with simple white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x






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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Thinking Of You

Hello there my crafty friends!  This is one of my favourite hummingbird cards.  Think Old Rose, Antique Gold and white (as it was very difficult to capture the true colours on this one.)  I started by cutting the Herringbone Background twice out of coconut white card.  I crisscrossed them and glued them together, then cut it into three strips.  I added very thin white borders to the edges, then backed them all with Old Rose card strips.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached them to a piece of white card.  I used the Double Stitched Circles to make a frame and added mounting foam to the back and seated it in the centre of the card.  I cut the Hummingbird out of Antique Gold card for the top layers, then used Old Rose for the middle layer and white for the bottom layers.  I assembled it and attached it to the side of the frame.  Using the Wildflower die set, I made two layered flowers using Powder Pink card for the top layer, white for the middle and Old Rose card for the bottom layers.  I added gold centres with pearls to both flowers and attached them on the other side of the frame with white leaf accents.  I used the Thinking Of You shadowed sentiment cut in gold and added to a white shadow.  The card was completed with white, old rose and gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x



















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Monday, 18 March 2019

Many Thanks

Hello crafters!  I just loved this card made with the Millie die, hope you do too!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Sublime Swirls embossing folder.  Next I used the Double Stitched Square die set to add a multi-layered white frame around it.  I cut the Millie die out of Soft Salmon card and black card.  I used the black as a shadow behind it, then added a Coral card backing to it.  I cut a thin frame out of white using the decorative edge piece then added a thin solid black backing to it and glued it to the edge of the Millie die cut.  Next I cut the centre of the die out of soft salmon card and black card.  Instead of shadowing it, I offset it so the pattern crisscrossed, then added a coral card backing to it.  I used the Double Stitched Circle with the circle from the Millie centre to make a thin frame around it in white.  I added it to the die with foam.  I used the Many Thanks shadowed sentiment cut in black with a white backing as the sentiment.  The card was embellished with Wildflower Triple Layering dies cut out of Soft Salmon for the top layer, coral for the middle layer and white backings.  The centre pieces were all cut from black card with pearls added.  I added these in opposite corners with white leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white, soft salmon and coral mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Sunday, 17 March 2019

For You

Good Sunday morning all!  I started today's card by selecting a piece of black card and taping the Wavy mask on it.  I used Enchanted Gold gilding polish through it and set it aside to dry.  Next I cut the Eliza die in white and backed it with a piece of antique gold card cut with the Eliza outer die.  I used the inner circle die and cut it in white and added an antique silver card backing to it.  I used the For You shadowed sentiment cut in white with a gold shadow and glued it in the centre of the die.  I made three Layered Carnation flowers and edged them with the Enchanted Gold polish then glued them around the focal element and added some gold leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white, antique gold, black and antique silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 
7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x















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