Tuesday, 25 January 2022

All Things Grow With Love

Hello crafters!  Today's offering is an actual shaped card (they are a little hard for me to photograph, so sorry!)  I started by cutting the Watering Can Shaped die out of silver card.  I then folded a piece of white card and used the outer cutting die so that the handle of the watering can is slightly off of the fold on the white card (you can just see the folded part showing in this pic).   I used a bit of white pencil to shade and highlight the watering can.  I used some Black Soot Distress ink around the edges too.  Using the dies from the Floral Bouquet, I cut several different flowers out of pastel colours.  There is a stem with a large circle on it that is for gluing the flowers to.  I arranged the flowers and added some leafy bits and attached the ends to the back of the watering can, then I glued it to the white folded base to hide the stems.  I added a small butterfly to the top of the can too. I cut the All Things Grow With Love sentiment out of both white and black card and shadowed it, then glued it to the watering can.   The finished dimensions are 4"  x  6 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x







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Monday, 24 January 2022

Congratulations

Hello crafters!  I cut the Square Aperture out of a piece of Groovy Grape Pixie Sparkled card.  I aligned the inside scalloped dies through the square aperture die cut and taped them in place.  Then I removed the original die cut and ran the scalloped inside apertures through the die cutting machine.  Before putting the two pieces together, I used another piece of white card and taped the purple aperture piece to it then glued the fallaway pieces onto the white card behind it, then removed the original die and glued the white inner aperture die cut to it.  Then I glued it so that the fall away pieces showed through behind it (hope that makes sense!)  I cut flowers in white from the Dandelion Posies, Delightful Daisies, Tranquil Poppy and the Elegant Arrangements and glued them into each of the four apertures.  I cut a white frame using the Double Stitched Squares and added it with mounting foam.  Using a small piece of leftover Pixie Sparkled card, I cut the Congratulations sentiment and glued it to the lower part of the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x






 
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Sunday, 23 January 2022

If Friends Were Flowers

Good Sunday morning all!   Today's card was made with various pieces of pixied card I found in my background stash.  I started by using a piece made from Pale Olive Pixie Powders and cut the If Friends Were Flowers Slimline All In One out of it leaving a wide border around it.  I used this one as a base and added other elements to it.  I cut some of the small flowers out of a piece of Burnt Orange pixied card and glued them on top.  Next I used a piece that was made with Scarlet Mist and cut some more of the smaller flowers and glued them on top of the base.  I used a larger piece that was made with Straw Yellow and cut the three larger flowers out of it twice and doubled them for some dimension.  I used a tea dye Distress marker in the centres of the larger flowers then glued clear micro beads to them.  I cut a piece of white card an added a sticky adhesive sheet to it.  I peeled off the other backing sheet then attached the Slimline die and glittered it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I used the Slimline Essential Frames die and added a thin white frame to go around the If Friends Were Flowers die cut.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 4 1/2"  x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x









Saturday, 22 January 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

 Hello bloggers!  I selected a piece of pink Pixied card for the background.  I used Candy Pink Pixie Powder for it.  I cut the Layered Heart Background into it and backed it with a piece of white vellum.  I lifted all the little pieces and added small black pearls to the centres of each of them.  I used the Double Stitched Squares and made a multi-layered frame using a wider white vase and a thinner black frame on top.  I added it with mounting foam over the heart background.  I cut the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment in black and glued it to the inside of the heart aperture.  I added three small flowers as accents cut from the left over pixied card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






 
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Friday, 21 January 2022

To A Dear Friend

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have used the new Hexagon Background to create today's shaker card.  I cut the Hexagon Background out of white card.  I glued a piece of acetate to the back of it.  Next I created a multi- layered frame for it using a wider white base and a thinner frame using a piece of the decorative Dots 'n Stipes paper Pad.  I added the frame with mounting foam, then turned it upside down and added mounting foam to the back edge of it.  I used Iced Flake as my shaker element.  When I was happy with the amount of Iced Flake I added, I sealed it with another piece of acetate.  I added a piece of the yellow dotty paper behind the acetate so it showed through.  I cut three flowers from the Floral Bouquet die set and added them to the corner of the frame.  I used several different types of leaves as accents, including the Lace Edged Leaves and one from the Floral Bouquet die set.  I cut the To A Dear Friend out of black card and glued it to the top corner on the inside of the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 1/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x








 
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Thursday, 20 January 2022

Make A Wish

Hello there my crafty friends!  I am sorry to say that this is the final post of the January launch.  While I usually end the launches with a floral offering, this launch did not have one (not sure if that is a first or not, but it is quite unusual we don't!)  So it is a mini expression, but a nice one!  Introducing the Make A Wish mini expression.  Just like the previous one, this was designed to specifically fit the apertures shown on the first day.  I have used it here with the Scalloped Squares (done in a sort of star pattern, which is another way to use these versatile dies!)  This sentiment goes really well with the Birthday Accessories to so you can create all those lovely cards for friends and family.  For the last time, I will remind you to leave your comments on this post (and others if you missed them earlier).  

I will be doing the drawings on the 3rd of Feb, which I know is quite a bit of time after this launch but I am planning on taking a bit of time off in between and visiting my daughter.  I will remind you before hand so you can check back on the blog to see if your name has been drawn out!   All for now,  Sue x

                                                                             
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Happy Wishes

Hello bloggers!  We are at the penultimate post for the January die release.  We have a couple more mini expressions to showcase on this last day of the launch.  Up first is the Happy Wishes mini expression.  When I say mini, I mean it too as it was designed to work in the aperture dies shown on the first day.  This sample showcases several of the earlier dies shown in the launch though so I wanted to share it so you can see how nicely they all play together! LOL  I love that the Hexagon Aperture has a couple of lovely places where you can use it outside of the aperture too.  I know it's a little guy but it is looking for a home in the drawing, so if you leave a comment, you will be entered to possibly win it and free is free, right!  The last post of the launch will be online at noon today. All for now, Sue x

                                                                             
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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Ric Rac Ribbon Background

Hello bloggers!  This post is showcasing the Ric Rac Ribbon Background.   While it is a 5" x 5" square background, you can easily use it inside of other shapes or even behind the apertures from yesterday's launch.  This background is also what I would describe as being gender neutral so you can use it for so many different card designs.  It is really fun to offset the ric rac pattern too as I have done in this sample, add in several colours and you can really go to town!  The fall away pieces also make a great addition to shaker cards!  I will remind you to leave a comment on this post if this set would make a nice addition to your die collection.  We are at the end of day two, but there are still a couple more dies to go starting here tomorrow morning at 6am!  All for now, Sue x

                                                                                 

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Hexagon Background

Welcome back bloggers!  This next post is dedicated to the new Hexagon Background die.  Shown here created with decorative papers, it is just so sweet I think!  Yes, I paper pieced it, but it was really easy and very fun to do too!  I love that it is very gender neutral so you can use it in so many ways!  And if you like making square cards (as I do!), this is a great set for you as it is very versatile.  I also wanted to mention that I have added the Pinterest button at the bottom of every post so feel free to pin any cards or dies that you may want to keep for later inspiration.  The last post of the day will be online at 6pm today.  Looking forward to seeing you back here then!  All for now, Sue x


                                                                                 
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Scalloped Squares

Hi there bloggers!  Next up we have the Scalloped Squares, another offering in the Noble Collection.  These may look small judging by the dies in this sample, but I assure you this is the largest set in the release!  There are nine different dies in this set from the smaller ones I have used here to some quite large dies that can be used for matting and layers or making beautiful frames, they are just so versatile!  I definitely think this set will be a great addition to your die collection as well as a real go-to for your cardmaking and crafting.  Since they are a larger die, i know that they are a considered purchase, but I use my Noble dies more than any other collection so they are worth their weight in gold as they say!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and you might be the name I draw out as the winner!  If you have never left a comment and are new to the blog, there are full instructions on the right hand side of the blog.  It is really very easy to do, just don't forget to sign your name as it is not always added automatically when you post.  Post number three for the day will be here at 3pm today.  I would love it if you can join me back here then!  All for now,  Sue x



                                                                                   
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