Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sparkly Snowflake Card



Hi bloggers!  Another really easy and quick Christmas card.  One to put on the list if you are making batch cards this year too.  I hope you like it!









The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  I have a bit of a sparkly one for today's card giveaway!  I started with a piece of that now elusive blush card (it has been discontinued) and covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut a bunch of Heart sprays in white (maybe eight of them) and placed them all around the edge of the card in random directions.  I pressed them all into place, then trimmed the excess away.  (I was able to use some of the larger pieces to fill in small gaps), then I coated the remaining adhesive areas with Diamond Sprinkles.  I matted it with thin white and black mats.  Next I cut a smaller piece of white card and added a thin black mat.  I cut the Happily Ever After die in Blush card twice and nipped away the inside area.  I offset them and mounted them in the centre of the smaller piece.  I cut one more in black and nipped away the inside and outside ara, leaving a thin circular frame which I glued on to the off set pieces.  I cut several of the sentiment in white and stacked them.  I added one black one as an offset shadow and glued them in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with a white on white pierced mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Leave me a comment to be included in the drawing to win this card!  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Striplet as Corners Card


Hi bloggers!  I love that you can use even the leftover bits of a die cut.  Today's video shows you how to use your striplet die for pretty corner pieces too.











The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Monday, 22 August 2016

Thanks For Being My Friend

Hello everyone!  I had planned on doing this card as a demo during the last set of shows, but we ran out of time.  I started by cutting the Stitched Lattice Frame die.  I used the Lattice piece and cut it twice, once out of white and once out of black card.  I offset the two pieces to create a background, then added a piece of wisteria card behind them.  I used the Stitched frames and cut a double layered frame out of white card for the base and wisteria card for the top accent frame.  I added them with foam mounting over the background.  I cut the inside die from the Bern die out of wisteria card and matted it with a black backing piece.  I cut the centre out of it to create a small frame for my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment then seated the frame over the top of it.  I cut a thin frame to go around the sentiment out of white using the different inside cutting edges from the Zurich and the Bern.  I used the Exquisite Poppy die and cut several of them out of white card.  I inked the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink, then used my scissors to cut small slits in them, to give them a slightly different look.  I completed the card with mats of white, wisteria, black and another white.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x




























                                                                                       
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Double Hugs

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have recently noticed that I seem to have far more cards in my files than days to put them on to the blog!  I think it is a good problem to have though, so I plan to have some extra double days here and there in order to allow them their day on the blog!  I decided that I would do two cards using the same die today so you could see it in different ways.  Although the cards are rather similar, I think both are really nice in their own way.  You will have to let me know what you think of them!  For the first card, I cut the "sending you big" plaque out of the top of a piece of coconut white card then embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I put a piece of black card behind the words to help make them more bold among the embossing.  Next I did a Bargello technique using shades of pink card from my stash and then cut the Hugs die out of them.  I added a black shadow then attached mounting foam to raise it and added it below the words.  I cut two Splendid Swirls out of black card and added them across the lower portion of the card.  I completed the card with a simple white, black white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for the second Hugs card.








 Card number two is similar in that I started it in exactly the same way by cutting the words into the top portion of the card.  I decided not to emboss this background though, keeping it just a plain simple white.  Next I cut the Hugs die out of about five different colours, a yellow, red, a couple of shades of blue and a purple.  I glued all of them together but offset each colour so you see a sort of rainbow effect.  I added a coconut white one to the top, keeping the clean and simple look to it.  I found a handful of various shades of sequins and glued them randomly to the lower part of the card.  I completed this one with a simple white pierced mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  So, have a favourite??





The winner of this week's Comment Game are:

Maria Illsley!!!
Catherine Lyons!!!
Diane Green!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x






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Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Nativity Card


Hi crafters!  More Christmas!  It will be upon us before we know it though!  This is a really lovely card that doesn't take too long to assemble and can easily be done in a batch style.  The background can be done ahead of time to dry too.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is|:

Welsh Dors!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card!








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




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