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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Monday, 17 September 2018


Hello there my crafty friends!  I had a great weekend at Ally Pally!  My voice is still a bit dodgy as I was full of cold, but I am (hopefully) on the mend now.  It was lovely to see so many blog followers!    Here's a quick card that uses one of the Stamps To Die For range. I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Bountiful Blossoms 3D embossing folder for some lovely texture.  Next I cut three of the Ava die in white.  I cut all of them down and reassembled them so they were square in shape and mounted two of them in a diamond orientation in the centre of the card, slightly overlapping them.  The last one I centred on top in a square orientation.  Next I stamped the Phoebe's Daffodil Trio STDF that matches the Phoebe die set.  I cut it out and coloured it with Distress markers (mustard seed, spun sugar, worn lipstick and crushed olive).  I stamped my sentiment in black in the open area on the stamp and mounted it in the centre of the card for a pop of colour.  The card was completed with simple white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

You're #1

Good Sunday morning all!  It's one for the sports fans in our lives today!  I am always asked for cards for males and I think this one fills the bill!  I started by cutting two sizes of multi layered frames using both sets of the Double Stitched Rectangles.  I cut both in black and white, layered them with mounting foam, then added them to a piece of Sky Blue card as the backing colour (you can easily use whatever colour is from their favourite team, I am not really sure what team uses this colour!).  Inside the inner frame, I cut the Sports Frame out of black card then nipped it into a smaller piece with just the football (soccer for the other side of the pond) player kicking the ball into the goal.  It fit perfectly into the smaller frame.  I added the sentiment inside the frame cut in  white with a black shadow.  The card was finished with white, black and sky blue card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size. 

Don't forget we are at Ally Pally all day today!  It is great fun if you can join us, please stop by to say hello!  All for now, Sue x

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Christmas Buckle Card

Hi crafters!  Still more Christmas for you today!  It just had to be done, A Christmas buckle card, that is! LOL    It looks lovely in traditional silver and white and is easier than you think!

If you are heading to Ally Pally today, please stop by and say hello!!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x
 9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 14 September 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  Another double day for you and these two are completely different!  Starting out with a cute snowman card to put a smile on your face.  I used the Falling Snow embossing folder to add texture to a piece of duck egg blue card.  I cut the Snowball Frame out of white, added foam to the back and attached it horizontally across the top of the card.  From the Build A Snowman set, I cut the snowman, added arms, a broom, cap, nose, buttons, bow tie and eyes to him and mounted him inside the frame.  I cut a sign and stamped on it and added it next to him inside the frame.  The sentiment was cut out of white and glued in the corner under the frame.  I made three vellum poinsettias and added them in opposite corners and accented them with sprays from the Poinsettia Garland die set.  Duck egg blue and white mats were used to complete this card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Another angel card for my second selection.  I started with a piece of milk card as my background colour.  I cut the Mosaic Bauble Frame twice, once out of milk and once out of black.  I used the black as a shadow for the frame.  I cut the two longer sides off of the frame and added a backing piece to both strips using milk card coated with enchanted gold gilding polish.  I added mounting foam and placed them diagonally in opposite corners, trimming the edges even with my background.  Next I cut the Starburst die out of milk card covered with the same gilding polish.  I added a black backing then attached it in the centre with foam.  I cut the Christmas Angel 2018 out of black card and milk card.  The black card was on top so it cut everything out and the milk card was underneath so it cut a nice outline.  I attached the two and mounted her in the centre of my starburst.  I cut a Tis The Season in black and added it in the lower left corner.  In the opposite corner, I added some pearl swirls and startbursts as accents.  Milk and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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