Saturday, 4 July 2020

So Glad We're Friends

Hello crafters!  I am going back to an earlier release with this one.  I started with the Summer Sky Opal Polish across a piece of black card.  Although it looks blue in the container, on dark card, you get the interference mica showing which is a gold colour.  I swiped it across the card using lighter and heavier strokes so sometimes you see the gold and other times you get more of the blue colour showing through.  I cut an aperture in the card using the Millie die ouline die.  Next, I used the Quilted Pillow embossing folder on it for textureand added mounting foam to raise it.  I added it onto a piece of white card (which did not show but gave me a base)  I cut the Millie die again twice, once in white and once in black.  I shadowed the white one with the black die cut then added the piece behind it that was cut from the aperture.   I glued it into the recessed aperture.I used the outer decorative ring and cutting edge from the Millie set to add a black frame around the aperture opening.  Using the Double Stitched Circle die set, I cut a small white frame and added it with foam in the middle of the Millie die.  I cut the So Glad We're Friends sentiment in black and glued it inside the white frame.  I added three small flowers cut from a left over section of the Summer Sky Opal Polish piece.  I cut two thin strips of the leftover piece and added thin black mats to them and glued them on the edges of the card as borders.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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Friday, 3 July 2020

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  I strarted this card by coating a piece of card with the Violet Vibe Lustre Polish.  Once dry, I embossed it with the Dotty Flourish 3D embossing folder.  I used the Snow & Ice Lustre Polish and went over the embossed areas lightly to add highlights.  I use a double strip of pearls cut down the centre and embellished the top and bottom edge of the background.  Next I used the Decorative Squares to cut one large frame and two smaller sized frames.  I also cut the outer decorative die from the Joanie die set to create a thin frame.  I added mounting foam to the squares and seated them in a diamond orientation acorss the card.  I used the Joanie frame and tucked it under the four points from the largest square to add an accent.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Decorative Flag die  and added it across the centre of the largest frame with mounting foam.  I used the extra flowers from the Magnolia Corner to add three flowers.  I used the Snow & Ice Lustre Polish to add a hint of colour to them before assembling them.  I glued them to the right of the sentiment flag.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Thursday, 2 July 2020

For You

Hello crafters!  I started this card by coating a piece of card with Bordeaux Glitter Kiss and allowing it to dry well.  Next I embossed it with the Quilted Hearts embossing folder.  I cut the Deliah Background in white.  I used the matching Delilah Edgers to cut away the sides of the background.  I glued the edges to the top and bottom of the Glitter Kiss background.  I used a small piece of extra Glitter kiss card and cut the For You sentiment out of it.  I cut it again in black and used it as an offset shadow.  I glued the sentiment to a Decorative Flag die cut in white and attached it to the card with mounting foam.  Next I attached a sticky adhesive sheet to a piece of white card and cut out several of the Jasmine flowers.  I peeled the backing off and coated them with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and then assembled them into three flowers.  I attached the flowers at the end of the sentiment flag and  cut the Magnolia Corner in white to add as accents around the flowers.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Rose Lady

Hello there my crafty friends!  The Rose Lady was the second Perfect Portrait in the collection, but I just love the detail in her!  I started this card by cutting the Rose Lady die into a piece of coconut white card.  Rather than running the die through the emboss sandwich, I chose to hand emboss her using a ball stylus for maximum depth.  It really brings all the detail in the roses out that way.  Next I used Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink on a smoothie and added colour to the roses.  I went over the centres with Worn Lipstick to deepen them.  I used Crushed Olive ink on the leaves.  I backed it with Black Gloss card.  Next I used the Background Rectangles die set to add a thin frame of Black Gloss card and added it atop a wider white frame.  I added the frames with mounting foam to raise them.  The card was completed with white and black gloss mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Baby Baby Baby

Hello crafters!  I think it's time for another sweet baby card!  I had a nice dig through some old decorative paper and found the teal striped paper and the matching teal polka dot paper and decided to use them as the background for this card.  I cut both of them into triangular shapes and added foam to raise them.  I added them to opposite corners of a piece of white card, leaving a wide gap between them.  In the upper area, I cut a Double Stitched Circle in white and added it with foam.  I tucked the donkey from the Farm Animals set inside cut out of blush card.  I used the Stars from the Twinkle Twinkle Clouds And Stars set in different sizes cut out of white, blush  and aqua card.  I cut another circle for the lower section and added the pig from the Farm Animals set in Blush card.  I added more stars around the lower section.  I cut the word "Baby" from the Newborn Sentiments set three times out of teal card and glued them along the recess.  I cut more stars and scattered them on top in the recess area.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x











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Monday, 29 June 2020

For Someone Special

Hi bloggers!  I started this card by embossing the background with the Diagonal Floral Vines Embossing folder.  Using a piece of dark card, I covered it with Rose Copper and Lavender Glitter Kiss randomly.  I allowed it to dry well while I went on to cut other parts of the card.  Once dry, I used the outer die from the Mallory set to cut into the Glitter Kiss piece.  Next I cut two of the Mallory die in white.  I glued one on to the Glitter Kiss backing and attached the other one vertically behind it.  I added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I used the Jasmine stamps to stamp a bunch of them and then the matching Jasmine Flower dies to cut them out.  I assembled the flowers and added them around the focal element in opposite corners.  I cut the Magnolia Corner in white and cut it apart and used it as accents around the flowers.  I cut the For Someone Special sentiment in white and black and shadowed it then glued it to the inside of the Mallory die.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
6 3/4"  x  8 1/4" in size. 

I have a little surprise for you today!  Through the use of modern technology, I will be popping in on Jamie Rodger's shows on Create and Craft today (via Zoom from my kitchen  LOL)!   Just a quick hello on his 5:15pm show, but I will be doing  a full demo on his 9pm show.  I hope you can tune in to see it (although I am a bit rusty, it has been about 9 months since I have demoed!)  I am looking forward to it though!   Hope you can join us!  All for now, Sue x













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