Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tis The Season

Hi crafters!  Still more Christmas cards to share on the run up to the big day, but I really liked this Fire and Ice sample.  I started by cutting the frame from the Mosaic Bauble die set in black.  I covered the front of it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then turned it over and gilding the back with Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes.  I used a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess.  Next I peeled the other side of the backing paper off of the front of the card and sprinkled it with Iced Snow, then trimmed away the excess.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  Next I cut the Poinsettia Lattice Background out of white card.  I backed it with white card then seated the frame over it.  I cut one more of the Lattice Poinsettia die in white and hand cut the five poinsettias out.  I used spray glue on them , then glittered them with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and added them back over the originals in the background after forming them and adding pearls to the centres. I cut the Tis The Season sentiment in black and glued it to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with White and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Monday, 10 December 2018

Happy Birthday Wild Thing

Hi bloggers!  I have a lovely, serene African Animal card to share with you today.  I started with the background and used Lava Red, Burnt Orange and Straw Yellow Pixie Powders on a piece of coconut white card.  I spritzed them with water to activate and then covered them with a piece of plastic wrap.  I scrunched it up, creating some lovely wrinkled areas and left it to dry overnight.  I removed it in the morning and it pulled much of the mica up into the wrinkled areas for a really pretty pattern (you can see it nicely in some of the close up pics).  Next I cut a square frame using the Double Stitched Square die set and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut a circle out of the centre die from the Eliza to use as a sun and attached it in the corner of the square, then added it to the centre of the card.  I cut the two giraffes from the African Animal die set out of black card and glued them inside the frame.  Next I cut several of the African trees from the African Adventure set in the different sizes and glued them around the top of the frame.  I added the grass to the lower edge then cut the sentiment and glued it in place between the grass and the frame.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Best Brother

Good Sunday morning all!   I found this fab guy card in an older folder and thought I would share it.  I started with a piece of pale grey card.  i used several distress Oxides on it.  I swiped some Vintage Photo (straight from the pad to the card) across it, then Iced Spruce to give it the look of old wood.  I then cut it up into one inch wide strips and random cut them into smaller pieces anywhere from one inch to four inches long.  I went around the edges of each of the strips with Walnut Stain then glued them back in to place on another piece of card, slightly over lapping the ends so they looked like planks of wood and used this for my background. Next I cut the Apron die out of tan card and added on the extra pockets with mounting foam.  I used some twine as the ties.  I cut the tools from the In The Tool Box die set and added them to the pockets.  I cut the tool box out of grey card and inked through the die with Walnut Stain ink to bring out the texture.  I glued it in the corner of the card and added more tools to it.  I used the Stitched Pegboard die to create a sign for my sentiment, cutting the centre die in grey to look like pegboard, then adding a small frame around it in tan card.  I used the Best Brother sentiment from the Tool Box die set.  I completed the card with white, grey and tan mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x





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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Steampunk Poinsettia



Hi bloggers!  Today' video showcases the Steampunk styled poinsettia and shows you a beautiful look for one of Lisa Horton designed steampunk masks too.











The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Double Day

 Hello crafters!  Another double day is upon us, but only a few left to go!  I thought I would start with this bright Pixie Powdered card.  I used Rich Gold, Lava Red and Scarlet Mist to create this pixied background card.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake Borders in white and glued them to the side edges of the card.  For the focal element, I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake corners in white and glued the to the upper and lower edges between the borders.  I cut the Natalie die for my focal element in white and added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I used the other shaped cut dies to create a thin lip for the edge of the die.  I cut the Let It Snow die in white and added a black shadow then seated it in the centre.  White on white mats and layers completed the card, it's a real quick one to make!  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.









Card number two is also a very quick card, but completely different looking!  I started with a piece of white card and embossed it with the 3D Opulent Frame folder for texture.  Next I cut the centre die from the Star Wreath in antique Gold card twice and stacked them together, then glued them into the centre of the embossed design.  From the Christmas Robin die set, I cut several of the pine sprigs out of tan card and used Forest Moss ink on the tips.  I glued them around the base of the wreath and added a few pine cones.  I cut both of the Robins in tan card and added some Festive Berries ink to their chest and glued them onto the branches.  I added the From me to you sentiment in gold with a tan shadow mat and glued it above the wreath.  White and Antique Gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x




















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