Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Get Well Soon

Hello my crafty fiends!  I am back hitting the Pixie Powders for this one!  I started with a piece of coconut white card as my background.  I cut the Hexagonal Border out of black card and glued it vertically on the left side of the card.  Next I cut the Daffodil Flower Square.  I cut a base for it out of black card and used spray glue all over the base then attached the die cut image.  I used a bit of leftover yellow Pixie Powdered piece and cut the flower square out of it.  I paper pieced it back into the image.  I did the same thing using a piece of green Pixie Powdered piece and then paper pieced it into the leaf sections.  Next I carefully peeled up the die cut leaving the negative space.  I sprinkled Black Glitterbitz into the area and filled in around the flowers, leaves and background with it.  I added  multi layered frame using the Double Stitched Squares and white and black card.  I attached it to the background with foam.  I cut the Get Well Soon sentiment in both black and yellow card.  I used the black as a shadow and then glued the sentiment below the framed flower.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Best Wishes

 Hello bloggers!  I started this card by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Rows Of Bows embossing folder.  Next I cut the Hexagonal Border out of both wisteria card and black card.  I offset the black behind the wisteria border to create a shadow and glued it diagonally across the lower left corner of the card.  I trimmed the excess off even with the edge of the embossed card.  Next I cut out enough Layered Carnations out of wisteria card to create three dimensional flowers.  I used the matching Layered Carnation Flower stamps to stamp them all in black.  I inked the stamps and pressed the cut flowers into them (I find it is quicker to do it this way)  I created the flowers and glued them into place at the top edge of the border.  I used white leaves from the set to accent the flowers.  I cut the Best Wishes in both wisteria card and black card too.  I shadowed it then glued the sentiment in place in the top portion of the card.  Wisteria, White and Black 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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Monday, 14 January 2019

Let The Adventure Begin

Hi crafters!  It's safari time!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and sprinkled Pixie Powders all over it, specifically, Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Lava Red.  I spritzed them with water then added a piece of cling wrap over the top, scrunched it up to create wrinkles in it, then set it aside to dry overnight.  Once dry, you peel it off and it dries with the mica in the wrinkled pattern!  I used the Eliza die to cut an aperture in the top of it.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and attached it to a piece of white card.  I cut the circle for the sun out of the Eliza die cut and glued it to the white backing area.  I used the African Animals die set and cut three zebras.  I cut two African trees from the African Adventure die set and glued them behind the zebras.  I cut the sentiment in black and glued it to the area below the aperture.  I added a white frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles.  White and black mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Get Well

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card has a very autumnal feel to it as it has been done in brown and rust tones.  I started with a piece of chestnut brown card and used the Rope Chain embossing folder to add texture to the background.  Next I stamped the Stamp To Die For called Abigail's Autumn Berries in black and cut it out with the matching Abigail die.  I used Distress markers to colour in the design, mostly vintage photo, forest green, barn door and rusty hinge.  I cut two more of the Abigail die in white and mounted them on my background in a diamond orientation, then added the stamped image in the middle of them with foam.  I cut the Get Well Soon die and nipped the words apart and only used the Get Well sections set diagonally.  I stamped the STDF once more and hand cut around the leaves and berries, coloured them and added them on top of the original stamped image with foam for a bit more boldness. I completed the card with white and brown mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x






























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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Background Flower Card


Hi there my crafty friends!  This video shows you how to make a quick flower using the background die and you can also refresh your Fire and Ice technique skills too!



























The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Just Because

Hello crafters!  Today's card uses up some of the little bits left over from some caught in crystal technique, waste not want not, right?  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Tulip Twist embossing folder.  Next I cut the Hexagonal Border die in black and cut away the side scallops using my paper cutter.  I glued it to the lower portion of the card.  Next I cut the Rose Flower Square in white and attached it to a white backing with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet attached.  I cut it again using my left over caught in crystal (yellow and red crystal tints an some gold holographic glitter added to it).  I paper pieced the rose with the pieces.  Next I cut the die in a small bit of green pixie powdered piece to get the leaf area.  I paper pieced that into place.  I sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz into the remaining exposed adhesive areas, added a thin black mat and then a slightly larger Double Stitched Square mat.  I added it to the top of the card with foam.  I cut the Just Because sentiment in black and glued it below the border.  White and Black 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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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Just For You

Hi bloggers!  I started today's card by embossing a piece of wisteria card with the Opulent Frame 3D embossing folder.  I matted it with a thin black mat and added mounting foam to the back.  Next I stamped the Avery's Pearls Stamp To Die For in black.  I cut it out with the Avery die.   I used a Stormy Sky Distress marker to colour in the swirly pattern in the stamp.  I put it back in the die and inked the edges with Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud ink.   I cut a larger decorative  piece using the outer cutting die in the Avery set and added the stamped image to it with foam.  Next I cut the inner die in white and nipped it in half and mounted it to the sides for a bit of detail.  I cut both the For You and the Just from the Just Because set and combined them to make a Just For You sentiment and glued them on to their shadow dies which were cut in white.   I glued it in the centre of the stamped image and added some small wisteria Flowers around it as tiny accents.  White, black and wisteria mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.









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