Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Just Because

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I have used a technique on this that I did in a video for one of the Stained Glass dies, but it can be used so easily on many designs.  I started by cutting a piece of black card and white card together at the same time.  I placed the black card on top of the white card and cut it with the Celtic Squares Background.  It will cut completely through the top card and leave a perfect impression on the bottom card.  I used the impression on the white card to colour in the design.  I used Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Markers to colour it in.  Next I used spray adhesive all over it (you can also use a sticky adhesive sheet).  I attached the die cut over the top, then filled in the remaining exposed sticky areas with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I added pearls to the centres in the background design.  I used the Petal Pocket Flowers to add three flowers to the side of the card.  I cut a vellum flag and doubled it, leaving a wider thin border on the bottom one and added the Just Because Shadowed Sentiment.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.

Just a little quick note to let you know that the January Die Release blog launch will start here tomorrow morning at 6am!  I am very excited about it as there are some fun stuff to share with you too!  I hope to see you back here then!  All for now, Sue x










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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

BestWishes

Hello crafters!  It's time to showcase the Roxy die!  I started with a piece of aqua card and used the Boomerang  Mask to create the background.  I taped it in place and then used the Moonlight Silver Luna Paste through it.  I allowed it to dry thoroughly then added a multi layered frame over it using the Double Stitched Squares.  I made a larger white base for it then added a thin aqua frame to the top inside edge.  I cut the Roxy die in white then added an antique silver card backing to it.  I cut a Pierced Flag and seated the Best Wishes sentiment on it cut in aqua with a silver shadow.  I used the Layered Carnation to make a scrunched flower out of aqua card.  I touched the edges of it with a bit of the silver Luna paste on my finger to tine in the tips of the flower.  I added some leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white, silver and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now Sue x








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Monday, 21 January 2019

You Are So Kind

Hello crafters!  I grabbed a piece of my caught in crystal stash for this card.  I started with a piece of acetate and added Blue Aquamarine, Pure Amethyst and Lime Peridot Crystal Tints.  Spread them lightly with my finger and then sprinkled on some Teal Haze and Silver Holographic Glitter, then added a scrunched up piece of white tissue and set it aside to dry.  Once dry, I trimmed it to size then added a multi-layered frame cut from the Double Stitched Squares.  For the focal element, I cut the Eliza die in white and left it open in the back.  I cut the smaller die in the set and used it as a base for my sentiment.  I used the sentiment from the Gardening Frame and cut it in lilac card.  I added three small flowers around it.  The card was completed with white and lilac mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sew What's New?

Good Sunday morning all!  I was going for a vintage sort of sewing themed card with this one.  I started with a piece of black card.  I used an old  hexagonal design stamp to add some watermark detail to the background by inking it with  a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I dug through my stash and found some old vintage looking newspaper printed paper to use (sorry, I don't know what company it was from)  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles to cut a base for the sewing machine which is a die in the Sewing Accessories die set.  I added some heart buttons in the corner.  I wrapped some jute twine around the card and attached my sentiment over the top on another small piece of the same backing paper.  I used the pinking square die from the set to cut several swatches from some decorative papers.  I cut several of the spool dies and wrapped them with twine and black and white Bakers Twine and added them to the corner with a button die cut.  I used milk card and black card to mat and layer the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.






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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Single Celtic Background Card


Hi crafters!  It's a single die background (using the Caitlin die) and it also makes a fantastic masculine card, especially in those grey and maroon colours (with just a touch of silver!), don't you think?









 The finished dimensions are 8"
 x  8" in size.  All for now. Sue x
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Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi crafters!  I pulled out the Gilding Polish for this one!  I started with a piece of Duck Egg Blue card as my background.  I wanted to add some detail to it so I stamped the Layered Carnation with Powdered Blue Gilding Polish.  I used the sponge applicator to dab the stamp until it was evenly coated then stamped it on to the card.  Each flower was stamped twice to complete the flower shape.  Next I cut the Hexagonal Border in white twice.  I cut both of them done and overlapped them to create a thinner border.  I added a strip of card covered with the same Gilding Polish to the back of each border strip, added mounting foam and attached it the sides of the card.  I cut the Avery die in white and backed it in white.  I cut the thin border out of card that I coated with the gilding polish, then glued it to the edge of the die cut.  I cut the centre of the Avery die in white and backed it with a piece cut from the gilding polish.  I added it to the centre of the card, then cut the Happy Birthday Mini Expression in white and glued it in the centre.  I used the Layered Carnations to make a small flower and I edged it with the gilding polish.  I added it with a few white leaves to the corner of the sentiment.  A single small flower was added cut out of a spare bit of the gilded card.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Thursday, 17 January 2019

For You

Hi bloggers!  For today's card,  started by cutting the Celtic Square Background out of coconut white card.  I left a wide border around it and backed it with Thistle Feltmark card (one of our new card colours). Next I cut the Eliza die in white and backed it in black.  I used the centre die from the set and cut a frame of out the Thistle card and added a black backing.  I raised it with foam and added it to a white circle then glued the For You sentiment in it.  I added it to the centre of the Eliza die with foam.  Next I cut each size of the Petal Pocket Flowers in white.  I edges them with Shaded Lilac ink and assembled them.  I added black centres with pearls and glued the in opposite corners.  I embellished them with white Fern Fronds.  The card was completed with white, Thistle and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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