Monday, 23 October 2017

For Someone So Special


Hello crafters!  This is the first sample that I have made with one of our new card colours called Petrol Blue, very pretty isn't it?  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Scarlet die set into the centre of the card.  I backed it with white card to show through.  Next I cut two of the Columba Gemini die in white.  I created a multi layered frame for the card using the Stitched Pegboard Frames out of coconut white card and Petrol Blue card.  I attached the two Columba dies to the edge of the frame so they were coming into the frame from each side of the card.  I cut the Victoria die and attached it across the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Scarlet die, then inked it lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink before attaching it in the centre of the Victoria die.  The card was completed with white and blue mats and layers.   White pearls were added as accents.   The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Thanks For Everything

Good Sunday morning all!  I found this one that I made quite some time ago, but it has never had it's day on the blog surprisingly (at least not that I could find!)  I started by cutting an aperture in the centre of a piece of coconut white card using the centre of the Alexandra die set.  I added some mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I stamped the Floral Garland Stamp To Die For that matches the Ornate Oval My Friend die set.  I coloured the flowers with Distress Markers (Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss and Milled Lavender) and cut the stamped image out using both the inner and outer cutting dies from the set.  I sprayed it with glue and sprinkled Diamond Snow over it and added mounting foam to raise it.  I lined it up with the opening in the aperture and attached it.  Behind the aperture opening, I added my stamped sentiment, then recessed the decorative inner die cut from the Alexandra die set into the aperture.  From there it was just a few extra white on white mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Maria Illsley!!!
Diane Green!!!
Yvonne Hodge!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x





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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Christmas Sweater Card



Hello bloggers!  Today's video card has the look of a Christmas sweater, but it is really easy with the help of the Chalk Cloud inks!

The winner of Wednesday's Card Giveaway is:

Viki Banaszak!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









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


Friday, 20 October 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello all!  We are getting closer and closer to Christmas now, have you finished all your cards yet?  Here are a couple of more for some ideas if you like.  The first one was started by cutting the Lace Snowflake Frame out of a piece of coconut white card randomly all over the background.  I attached it to a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then added another piece of white card behind.  I repositioned the cut out snowflakes back into their slots, then where the fallaway pieces were from the die cut, I sprinkled Diamond Snow over them to fill in the adhesive areas.  I made a multi layered frame from the Double Pierced Noble Squares using white and aqua card and attached it over the background.  Next I cut two more of the Lace Snowflake die out of aqua card and offset them and attached them in the centre of the frame with foam.  I stamped a sentiment then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I created a frame from the centre dies in the Lace Snowflake and added it with foam over the sticky sheet on the sentiment.  I sprinkled Diamond Snow over the inside of the frame and attached it in the centre of the snowflakes.  I cut several small snowflakes in white and added them to the outer frame of the card in opposite corners.  White and aqua mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.










Card number two started with a Pixie Powder background using Midnight Blue and Purple Violet.  I built up the colour by adding more powder until the colour was quite intense.  I cut the Icicle border from the Snowflake Edger die set and extended it, then added glue and Iced Snow along the entire length.  I glued it to the top edge of the card.  I stamped my sentiment directly on the background in Black Archival ink.  I cut the outer and inner cutting dies from the Scalloped Snowflake Frame to create a frame for the Art Deco Snowflake that I attached to the top of it, adding a large pearl to the centre.  I cut two of the Holly Swirls and white and added them in opposite corners coming from the focal element.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Hope these give you a bit of inspiration!  All for now, Sue x






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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Go Wild

Hello all from myself and a cheeky little monkey (often one in the same!) LOL  I cut a square of coconut white card and cut two cloud apertures out of it using the Twinkle Twinkle Cloud and Stars die set.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise the aperture.  On a separate piece of coconut white card, I used a hand cut cloud to stencil in a cloudy sky background using Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress inks and I added in some lighter clouds with the White Cloud colour cloud ink.  I attached the aperture over the background, then offset the clouds taken from the aperture with some vines coming from underneath them.  From the Cheeky Monkey die set, I cut one monkey out of tan card and inked through the die with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to put in the tummy ears, and mouth.  I hung him by his tail off one of the vines.  I attached this entire piece to another larger piece of coconut white card and cut the two sentiments from the set out of tan card.  I glued the go wild into the top cloud aperture and added the cheeky monkey to the card below.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x






















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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters! A bright, eye catching, not so traditional blue for today's Christmas card giveaway.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background using Aqua Lagoon and Midnight Blue with a touch of White Pearl.  I allowed it to dry well then cut the Lace Snowflake Frame out of the centre of it. I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of the aperture, then cut the Lace Snowflake die again in black. I glued the black one back into the aperture opening.  I added mounting foam to the back of the background to raise it and added it over a piece of white card.  I cut four of the Snowflake Edger in white leaving a thin border, then glued them to the edges of the background and mitred the corners.  I stamped my sentiment in black, then cut the centre of the original pixie powdered snowflake frame to create a hexagon frame for the sentiment.  I added mounting foam to raise it then attached it over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this card in the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x







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