Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Festive Collection Day Five 6pm

Hello bloggers!  Welcome back to the blog for the final post of the 2016 Festive Collection blog launch!  As they say, all good things must come to an end (sadly), but I hope that you have found some designs that are truly inspiring for you!  This post features the Christmas Shadow Box die and the Rustic Twig Wreath set.  I have used both of these together in the sample shown to create a stunning shadow box styled card.  The boxes in this design have been changed slightly to accommodate a few larger items, but it can easily be used for non Christmas cards as well!  The individual pieces can also be used without the Shadow Box foundation too, so there is a lot of versatility here.  The Rustic Twig wreath can be used decorated or plain and it is a perfect die for adding a lovely detail touch to your cards.  For the last time, I encourage you to leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win either of these sets.  You still have time to go back and add comments to any of the posts you may have missed along the way too. I will announce the winners on Monday July 4th in an afternoon post.  Don't forget to check back to see if your name is among the winners.  I hope you have enjoyed the launch as much as I have!  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Five 3pm


Hello there my crafty friends! This post will be showcasing the Christmas Rose die set and the Holly Branch set.   Last year, I had quite a few requests for a Christmas Rose, so I took them to heart and this is what I came up with!  It is a lovely floral addition for your cards and a really pretty alternative to poinsettias too.  A quick note too, there is a matching stamp set for it as well, but the sample shown here is just using the die.  The Holly Branch has been making itself known on many of the previous samples shown, so you can see it is a real "go to" set for the festive season.  I would love to know what you think of these, leave me a comment.  The final blog launch post will be up at 6pm today!  All for now, Sue x



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Festive Collection Day Five 12 noon

Hi bloggers!  I have two more great sets here available to be won this post.  The Merry Christmas Triple Line and the Poinsettia Additions.  I have had several questions about the poinsettia set prior to the launch so I need to explain this set.  I did an original Poinsettia set with my first Festive launch, then I did an matching open petal set with last years launch.  For the past two years I have been saying to myself that I wish I had a wider range of sizes to use in the poinsettias.  So this year's additions are the in between sizes and their matching open petal sizes together in one set!  These are a perfect addition if you have the other sets or they work equally as well by themselves if you don't own the others, a real win-win!  The Merry Christmas Triple line die is another that could easily go into my Perspective range category as it will give you a perfect positive/negative die cut!  Shown here, the negative has been used as a background behind my Poinsettia Mini Background (shown earlier in the week).  Just another reminder, leave a comment, don't miss a chance to win a free set!  The next post is at 3pm today.  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Five 6am


Hello all!  Welcome to the final day of the Festive Collection blog launch!  This blog post features two die sets that are real go to sets!  Both sets have been used in the sample shown as well.  The Greetings of the season die could really be added to my perspectives range as it gives you a perfect positive and negative die cut, which is ever so handy in designing your cards!  Not to mention, there is no need to clean your die which is always a plus!  The Pine Twig is a perfect accompaniment filler to any floral element on your projects!  Leave a comment here if you would like to have your name entered into this drawing!  The next post will be available for viewing at 12 noon today!  I hope you can pop back by then!  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Festive Collection Day Four 6pm


Hello and welcome back!  The final post today showcases three dies this time; Christmas Blessings die, the Lavish Joy die and the Happy Christmas die sets.  The ever useful sentiment dies will always have their place and Christmas is no exception!  Shown here, the Christmas Blessings die (with the Aurora Star in the background) is a beautiful focal element and easily readable.  It mixes two fonts for a modern look and is a perfect choice to go with the Nativity or angels dies too.  Happy Christmas is a favourite all around choice for festive cards as is the Lavish Joy.  I think you will find all three dies used over and over in all your seasonal cards.  There are three chances to win if you leave a comment on this post so your odds are great!  The final blog launch day starts tomorrow at 6am.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone back here then!  I hope you can make it.  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Four 3pm


Hello bloggers!  On to the new Christmas Configurations with this blog post.  There are two new designs, the Bright Star Adornment and the Christmas Tree Adornment.  The Bright Star adornment was actually shown on the very first blog post surrounding the Christmas Angel  (those eagle eyed among you might have noticed it!).  The Christmas Tree adornment shown here adds a lovely festive feel to this sample.  Both are subtle designs but allow you to add elegant edges, borders or surrounds to your festive cards.  Don't forget your comments, surely you have a favourite by now!  Today's final post will be up at 6pm, don't be late! LOL  All for now, Sue x


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Festive Collection Day Four 12 noon

Hello bloggers!  This blog post is dedicated to the Merry Christmas Trim and the Berry Sprig die sets.  Both sets are shown in this sample for you, but it also shows several of the dies sets that have already been presented to you.  You can see just how nicely they all go together.  The Merry Christmas Trim die features a positive/negative cut out so you can use it at the tops of cards, as a border piece or a separate cut out backed with another colour as I have done here.  The Berry Sprig is the perfect accent for your floral elements on your cards too.  I just love how it looks when mixed with other accents as well.  You know the drill by now, leave a comment!  Not long to wait until the next post is live at 3pm today.  I know you are going to love it too!  I hope to see you back here soon.  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Four 6am


Hello there my crafty friends!  Welcome to day four of the Festive Collection blog launch!  I do hope that you are enjoying it and seeing a few designs that catch your eye! LOL  Up for grabs this post are the Poinsettia Border, Corner Tag die set and the Poinsettia Filigree Frame die set.  The sample shown showcases a bit of both sets for you, with the border die being used and the outer section of the Poinsettia Filigree frame (can you also spot that Holly Octagonal Frame sneeking in there?).  The frame has been designed so it has the ability to be used for your non Christmas cards as well so there is greater versatility in it.  You can see however, just how pretty it looks when it is used with your Christmas designs.  I think you will find both sets are invaluable to your crafty Christmas arsenal!  Leave a comment here if you would like a chance at winning either of these sets.  The next post will be available for viewing at 12 noon today!  All for now, Sue x
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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Festive Collection Day Three 6pm

Hi crafters!  Welcome back for the last post of today.  This post will be featuring the Bold Snowflake Frame and the  Snowflake Filigree Frame die sets.  Shown here, the Bold Snowflake frame features an inner circular die which has random piercings filling in the background and a single snowflake which cuts out to give a beautiful leftover negative design.  As you can see from the sample shown, it can also be used to create a pretty background for your projects too.  The Snowflake Filigree frame has been designed with simple snowflakes peeking out from the edges.  It could easily be used year round too as it is not an overwhelming Christmas design, so there is loads of versatility to this one.  If you like the look of either of these, it is simple, just leave a comment on the blog.  The directions are on the right hand side of the blog.  Well that is it for today, but day four starts at 6am right back here.  I hope you can join us then!  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Three 3pm

Hi bloggers!  This post is showcasing the Bold Snowflake Flurry die set and the Warmest Wishes die.  Shown here are both sets used together on this card.  I have used the Bold Snowflake Flurry as the focal element, using the extendable arms to create a larger, bolder snowflake as the focal point.  The Warmest Wishes die works so well with it as the perfect sentiment for a simple, but traditional card for the festive season.  It is lovely and detailed, adding an elegance to your cards and projects, but still easily readable as well.  I think you will find both of these sets extremely useful for both quick and easy cards as well as more detailed cards for those special friends.  Leave a comment to be entered into this drawing.  Don't forget to add something special to your name too!  The last post for today will be coming your way at 6pm, but don't forget we still have a few ore days and many dies to go!  Do you have a favourite yet?  If so, let me know in your comment.  All for now, Sue x

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Festive Collection Day Three 12 noon

Hello and welcome back!  This post is dedicated to the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die set and the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die set.  Shown here in a silver and white colour combo is the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die set.   This set has six separate dies so many layers and options can be easily achieved.  The Ornate Holly Framed Peace die set has even more dies with some added extras to help fill in those places that just need a bit extra to make them sing.  Both dies are beautifully detailed and cut like a dream.  They are sure to be perfect for your Festive cards and projects this year.   Don't forget to "pin" them after you leave your comment!  The next post is scheduled for 3pm.  I hope to see you back here then!  All for now, Sue x
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Festive Collection Day Three 6am

Hello all!  Welcome to day three of the Festive Collection blog launch.  We are starting out this morning showcasing the Holly Octagonal Frame (shown here)and the Poinsettia Mini Background dies.  The Holly Octagon Frame has lovely detail to the outer holly around the edge and a beautiful octagonal shaped inside that makes it easy to create a pretty frame for your sentiments.  The Poinsettia Mini Background  has been designed with two major sections and an inner cutting edge so it can be used on different sized cards and projects.  Leave a comment on this post to get your name entered into this drawing!  The next post will be up at 12 noon, don't miss it!  All for now, Sue x
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