Thursday, 19 July 2018

Aged To Perfection

Hi all!  Today's card showcases the Vineyard Frame die, but cut up into sections!  I started with a piece of milk card and used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide around the edges to distress the background.  Next I cut the Ivy Garden Background circle out of milk card and inked through the die with Antique Linen Distress Oxide.  I used mounting foam to attach it in the middle of the card.  Next I cut the Vineyard Frame out of white card.  I nipped it apart into smaller sections then inked them.  I used Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks with small smoothies to ink the sections.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added them round the ivy garden central point.  Next I cut a couple of the sentiment die from the frame, stacked them and inked it with Vintage Photo.  I glued it in the centre of the card.  Milk mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Card Giveaway!

Hello crafters!  I thought it was about time that I did a card giveaway,  Since this one is so much prettier in real life than my photography skills show, I thought it would be the perfect card to use for it!  I started by cutting a decorative edge into the sides of a piece of coconut white card using the border from the Treat Yourself Cupcake set.  Next, I made a large piece of Pixie Powder background using the Midnight Blue, Peacock Green and Violet Purple powders.  From that piece, I cut two strips to go behind my borders, an oval and a piece to fit behind the oval cut out area.  In the middle of the two borders, I used the decorative die from the Nina die to cut into the card.  I cut a wide oval frame from white card using the Double Pierced Noble Ovals and added mounting foam to the back.  I placed that over the Nina die cut area.  I used the thinner frame cut from the Pixie powder background on top of it.  I cut a circular frame out of the Double Pierced Noble Circles and framed my stamp-ed sentiment and seated it over the Nina die cut. For a floral element, I used the Starlight Daisy shape dies and made 3D flowers.  I glittered them with Iced Snow and seated them on a white satin bow and accented them with white Curly Fern die cuts.  I added a strip of white pearls to either side of the borders to finish it off.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing to win it.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x











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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Fabulous Card


Hi bloggers!  This card shows off a little bit of everything, doesn't it!  I've layered up shape dies for the focal element, but the mini expression says it all!










 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Congratulations

Hi crafters!  The City Skyline Circle scene hasn't made an appearance in awhile so I thought I would share this card today.  I started with the Sunrise mask on a piece of coconut white card.  I used Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks through the mask.  Next I used the circle and cut the shape out of the bottom of the card (actually placing the circle past the lower edge of the card).  Next I cut the cityscape out of black gloss card and glued it into place to complete the circle.  I raised it for dimension and attached it back into place after adding it to a slightly longer piece of coconut white card.  I  added the Congratulations mini expression to the bottom edge.  White and black mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sailboat Stained Glass

Good Sunday morning all!  A simple sailboat stained glass card for the day.  I started this card by cutting the Sailboat Stained Glass out of black card.  I attached it to a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet on it.  Next I cut the die in red, blue, light blue, yellow, brown and white.  I used the fall away pieces of each of the different colours to paper piece them back into place to fill in the die.  Next I used spray glue over the top and glittered it to add a softer look.  Using the Double Stitched Rectangles, I cut a multi layered frame using Cobalt blue card for the base frame and white for the top frame.  I added them with foam to frame the card.  The card was then completed with white, blue and red mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x













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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Sparkly Floral Vine Card



Hello bloggers!  Today's video uses the Climbing Floral Vine as a background.  I have added a sparkly base to really show off the vines.


























 The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 13 July 2018

Just Wanted To Say

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card shows you how to use the Flora die in a different sort of way!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card that I cut on the diagonal using the Heart Scrolls embossing folder.  I added mounting foam to the backs of both pieces and added it to a piece of Cobalt Blue card, leaving a two inch gap between the diagonal pieces.  Next I cut two of the Flora dies in white and started to nip off the floral fingers coming out from the centre.  I reassembled them into the diagonal gap I left open and added 3mm white pearls to the centres of all the flowers.  I cut both the Just Wanted To Say and the Happy Birthday Mini Expressions in Cobalt blue several times, then stacked them, added a black shadow and glued them to the top and bottom portions of the card.  Cobalt Blue and Coconut White card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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