Sunday, 19 August 2018

Treat Yourself

Hi crafters!  I hope nobody is on a diet today! LOL  Ice cream is probably my biggest weakness so making a card with it is at least less calories!  I started by cutting the Squared Squares out of Blue Dusk card using two of the dies.  I added a tan card backing behind the inner row and a white card backing on the outer row.  I cut the Isobel die in white then cut it in half and added the sides to opposite corners for a little bit of detail.  I made a vanilla ice cream cone for the top of the card using the Here's The Scoop die set.  I added a chocolate sundae in the lower corner from the Ice Cream Sundae die set.  I used white PVA glue on the ice cream to look like marshmallow sauce and Choco Brown PVA glue on the sundae to look like chocolate sauce.  They work well, don't they!  I added the sentiment from the Treat Yourself Cupcakes die set which fit nicely in the centre of the card.  White, tan and blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.

We have some winners from the Comment Game this week!

Owlish!!!
Diane King!!!
Maria Alder!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.   All for now, Sue x







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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Distressed Oxide Tissue Background Card



Hi crafters!  If you have a bit of tissue paper and ink, you can create some really interesting backgrounds and make a quick card too.










 The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 17 August 2018

Home Tweet Home

Hi bloggers!  I have a sweet little card for you today.  I started by cutting the Chloe die out of milk card. I used a Double Stitched Rectangle on the outside to give it a little detail. I cut another one slightly larger and added it with foam.  I cut the sentiment out of the bottom of a stitched square (from the Pegboard Stitched Square set), backed it with vellum and a piece of tan card behind that and mounted it with foam as well.  I attached the two together, then cut a single birdhouse to go in the centre.  From the Home Tweet Home set, I cut the birdhouse , porch and bird out of tan card and the roof out of chestnut brown card. I mounted the birdhouse with foam in the centre then drew a thin line with a black pen.  The card was completed with milk mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
 6 3/4" x  6 3/4" in size.

Don't forget to scroll down to yesterday afternoons post to see if your name is among the winners for the Industrial Chic Festive Die Launch.  They haven't all been claimed yet! All for now, Sue x























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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Industrial Chic Christmas Die Winners

Hello there crafters!  Thank you for your wonderful response to my rather unique take on Christmas dies! LOL  I was really pleased that the comments were so positive given that they are anything but traditional!  It is really nice to work on something so out of my own comfort zone though and I was really pleased with them!  Here are the winners from the drawings:

Flying Santa: Barbara in Carnwath!!!
Dove:   Cr@fty Heather T!!!
Wreath:  Patricia Howarth!!!
Here Comes Santa:  June Ballenger!!!
Snowflake:   Brenda Lello!!!
Let It Snow:  Snuffy Snoo!!!
Mechanical Holly Square:  Clai01!!!
Ransom Xmas:  J Brown!!!
Holly Sprig:  Iritchie (Lori in Canada)!!!
Gear Flower:  Deb E Isle of Wight!!!
Poinsettia:  Barbara V!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your die.  Please put the name of the die you have won in the subject line please.  All for now, Sue x

Miss You

Hi crafters!  I have another Cityscape Circle  Scene to share with you today.  I started with a piece of navy Blue Pearl card ( I know it looks black, but it isn't).  I cut the largest city scene die out of black gloss card.  I cut some yellow card to fit behind it so it looked like the buildings are lite up at night.  I used the small circle die to cut a moon out of coconut white card.  I glued these to the centre of a piece of navy blue card.  Next I used the Double Pierced Noble Circles and cut three concentric frames out of white card.  I added mounting foam to them all in a stair stepped manner. then attached them over my city scene.  I cut the Miss You Mini Expression out of white card and added half to the upper left corner and the other part to the lower right corner.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x































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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Thank You

Hi there my crafty friends!  I have a rather clean and simple card for you today.  I started with a piece of midnight blue card and used the Flora die to emboss the shape into it several times all around the background.  Next I cut one of the Flora die out of coconut white card and cut it in half and glued the halves to the left edge of the card.  I added a pearl strip along the edge.  I cut a pierced flag and glued the Thank You mini expression to it which I cut out of black card.  Next I cut out several of the Passion Flower outer cut die in a couple of size.  I used the matching Shaded Passion Flower stamps and stamped them in black.  I inked the edges with Faded Jeans and assembled the pieces into a 3D flower which I seated at the end of the pierced flag.  I embellished it with leaves and a satin ribbon bow.  The card was completed with white and blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Recreating Paper Background Card



Hi bloggers!  I have had quite a few requests to see this video so here it is!  I will show you how to make your own background paper even though the original was done with a piece of decorative  paper from a pad!  I don't think you can tell the difference at all!






 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 13 August 2018

Silent Night

 Hello bloggers!  I have an almost white Christmas card for today's offering.  I started by cutting the Lattice Poinsettia Background into a piece of coconut white card.  Next I moved it up and cut it again, slightly overlapping the first one to make a larger background.  There is a small area of overcut but it is difficult to see unless it is pointed out and I glued the Swirled Silent Night sentiment over it so it was less noticeable.  I put the background onto another piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached. I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to fill in the exposed adhesive and give it a little bit of bling.  I added pearls to the flower centres.  Next I made a frame using the Double Stitched Rectangle sets and added it with foam over the background.  White and Antique Gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x