Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  We are going to walk in winter's wonderland for this week's card giveaway!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder.  Next I cut a sloped hill area out of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached to it.  I glittered it with Iced Snow and glued it to the bottom of the embossed background.  Out of Brunswick green card, I stamped several of the trees and tree clusters using the Forest Life clear stamp set and cut them out with their matching dies from the Forest Animals die set.  I glued a strip of the trees across the top of the card, then added single trees in the foreground.  I dabbed glue on to them and glittered them as well with Iced Snow.  I stamped and cut out the deer family.  I added highlights to them with a white pencil and lightly inked the edges with walnut stain before gluing them into place below the trees.  I cut several of the Winter Wonderland die and stacked them for dimension, then glued them into place around the trees and deer.  Finally I cut a multi layered frame from the Double Pierced Rectangles (A and B set) and added it with foam over the top of the scene.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettia dies out of vellum and created a floral element which I added to the corner of the card with a white satin ribbon bow.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  If you would like a chance to win this card, just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Magic of Christmas

Hi bloggers!  Today's video card is a lovely pearl blue and silver card that just says Christmas all over it!  It happens to be one of my favourites, hope you like it too!

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Petite Petal Striplet

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card is a truly simple design and I didn't even think it needed a sentiment!  I used the Petite Petal Striplet inner decorative die and cut it into the card three times, leaving a small gap between each of them and a wider border around.  I glued a piece of acetate to the back and raised it with mounting foam.  I attached it to a piece of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I glittered the backing with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and attached the striplets over the top.  I used Lilac card and green card (from my stash) and paper pieced all the striplets to add a pop of colour to it.  I finished with a white on white pierced mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Friend Is Like A Rainbow

Good Sunday morning all!  This card was quite a funky little demo I did on my last shows.  It is a great way to use up some of those extra scraps of card we all have (and boy do we!) LOL  I attached strips of yellow, blue and raspberry card to a piece of copy paper using some spray glue.  Next I randomly cut small frames from it using the Stitched Hexagons die set.  On another piece of coconut white card, I glued them into place across the corner of the card in a sort of honeycomb fashion.  There was no match to the colours at all, just random.  In the upper corner I added my sentiment which I stamped on to a separate piece of card, then cut around it using the inner die from the Lavish Accented Hexagon die set.  Then I added a multi layered frame around it using a wider white frame and one of the hexagons with colour on it.  I liked that the sentiment related a friend to a rainbow, which is just what the card ended up looking like!  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1./4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Games are :

Yvonne 19856!!!
Marleine Rayner!!!

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

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Black & White Woven Card

Hello crafters!  Don't you just love a woven background, I sure do!  The Intermediate weaving die works perfectly on it's own as well as with the two previous weaving dies to give you so many more options for designs!

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


Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

Don't forget to scroll down to the post below this one to see if your name is on the list for the winning dies from the Autumn release.  They haven't all been claimed yet!

The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Autumn Die Release Winners

Hello bloggers!  Thank you so much for your fantastic response to the Autumn die launch.  I know that they weren't to everyone's taste, but it did sound like everyone found something that appealed to them!  I really just wanted to do something a bit out of the box for me and I am really pleased with how well you responded to the change in direction.  Now for the reveal of the die winners from the launch.  Here you go:

Industrial Chic Swirl:  Angela Jervis!!!
Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials:  Karen Wells-Lomas!!!
Industrial Chic Butterfly & Dragonfly:  Rolfi!!!
Industrial Chic Corner:  Redfox!!!
Industrial Chic Background: Izzy Wheadon!!!
Industrial Chic Frame & Tag: June Horrocks!!!
Ransom Note Birthday:  Lyn Cleasby!!!
Typewriter Grid Alphabet:  Marianna Hammer!!!
Inspirational Words:  FoxyGGilly!!!
Wooden Garden Cart:  Ann without an "e"!!!
Bushel Basket:  Susan Battensby!!!
Life's A Garden: Rose Greenbank!!!
You Are My Sunshine:  Dragonswing!!!
Lift Your Spirits:  Wacki Mackey!!!
Rain Or Shine:  rjs music!!!
3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail:  Saba!!!
Cocktail Glasses:  Crafty Chris in Bournemouth!!!
Happy Hour Background: SHartl!!!
Mix & Match Friendship Sentiments:  Karen Drew!!!
Julia:  Judith Tucker!!!
Linear Leaf Background:  Wakey L!!!
Double Stitched Rectangles:  Scottydog!!!
Spiral Flower:  Sheila Hodges!!!
Majestic Tree:  Heather Rogers!!!
Cascading Leaves:  Christine Nardone!!!
Sycamore Branch:  Owlish (Joy)!!
Oak Leaf Swag:  Nancy Soetaert!!!
Stitched Hills & Clouds:  Crafty Jo!!!
Sunflower Bouquet: Kitty Davies!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your winning die.  PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE DIE YOU WON IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN RESPONDING and include your postal address in the email.  It helps us get the correct die to the winner as I have to forward the info to a coworker at Creative Expressions to post out the winning dies.  All for now, Sue x

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters!  It's time for another double day!  First up is a stained glass card.  I cut the Poinsettia Stained Glass in gold mirror card.  I attached it to a piece of coconut white card that had a sticky adhesive sheet added on to it.  I paper pieced the design by cutting the die out of the various colours used; gold pearl, brunswick green and white gloss.  I pieced all of those into place leaving only the red areas to do.  For those, I coated a piece of ruby red card with red Glitter Kiss and allowed it to dry.  I cut the die and used the sparkly red for the poinsettia and some of the outer edge pieces.  I added a thin white frame over the top of the gold mirror card edge as an accent.  The card was completed with white, red and gold mirror card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  6 1/2"in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two features the Three Wise Men die.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background for it.  I used Midnight Blue, Purple Violet and White Pearl.  I allowed it to dry naturally then used the background portion of the Three Wise Men die and cut it into the pixied background.  I backed it with black card, then cut a frame using the Twinkle Star Frames die for it.  I cut the frame in white and silver mirror card and off set them slightly and glued them together.  I added a white backing to the frame as well.  Due to the thickness, I had to cut the centre out of the backing first and then align it and I hand trimmed the outside edge so it didn't show.  I added mounting foam then added it atop the pixied background.  I cut the large star in silver mirror card and glued it in the upper corner.  For the focal element, I cut the wise men die in both silver mirror card and black card at the same time.  It cuts through the top (the silver mirror card) and just through the edge on the design on the black card, giving me a backing.  I glued the pieces together then mounted it inside the frame.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size. 

Don't forget to check back later this afternoon as I will finally be posting the winners of the Autumn die release from the blog launch!!  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Very Special Day

Hi bloggers!  Here is a card that I demoed during my last Hochanda shows.  I started by cutting the Classic Adorned Hexagons out of cobalt blue card.  I used one of the larger decorative dies and the two cutting edges with it to create a frame and I did two of them.  I backed both of them with vellum for a see through effect.  I offset the two frames and glued them together and set them aside until the end.  Next I used the smaller dies in the set and cut a decorative backdrop out of coconut white card.  I backed it with cobalt blue to show through.  Next I used the Stitched Pegboard Frames and made a multi layered frame out of coconut white card and attached it over the backdrop.  The frames cut earlier then had a platform to attach to so I glued them to sit across the edge of the frame.  For the focal element, I cut the Victoria die twice out of vellum.  I crisscrossed them in the centre and attached them with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Classic Adorned Hexagon and added a thin cobalt mat cut from the Double Stitched Hexagon set and attached it in the centre of the card.  The card was completed using coconut white card and cobalt blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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