Monday, 25 March 2019

Just For You


Hi crafters!  It's Lola's day on the blog today!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Tulip Twist embossing folder.  Next I cut the Millie die in white and backed it with white.  I used the outer dies to cut a frame around in Teal card.  Next I used the Lola die and cut the top layer out of aqua card. The second layer out of Ocean card and the bottom layer out of teal card.  I cut and assembled three of these the same way.  I used two of them and taped one to each end of the Millie die vertically.  I cut the last one in half and used it horizontally  coming out from between the centres of the two dies on the ends.  It added a nice pop of colour to the card. I cut the Beatrice die in white and added a white backing to it.  I attached it in the centre of the Millie die. I used the Petite Forget Me Not flowers to make two small flowers to embellish the focal element.  I added some leaves cut out of white card.  I cut the Just For You sentiment in both aqua and teal card.  I used the teal to shadow behind the aqua and glued it into place in the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white, aqua and teal mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sending Mermaid Kisses

Good Sunday morning all!  I do admit that I have a lot of mermaid cards to share in the coming weeks and months, I hope you won't mind!  I started today's card by cutting the centre die from the Ariel set randomly into a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with a piece of seafoam card.  Next I used the Double Stitched Squares and made a multi layered frame to go over the background, with a wider white base and a thin seafoam frame on top.  I cut the seated mermaid from the Mermaid Kisses set twice, once in milk card and once in ocean card.  I inked her hair with Tea Dye ink and added some antique linen to her face and shoulders.  I used a clear perfect medium over the Ocean card  mermaid die cut then embossed it with clear embossing powder twice so it was thick and shiny.  I nipped away the body and added it to the other one cut in milk card, then seated her on the side of the frame.  I cut several of the different sea grass dies from the Can't Wait to Sea You set and added then inside the bottom of the frame.  I cut three sea turtles out of tan card and added some forest green and vintage photo ink to their heads and flippers and glued them into the frame.  I cut the sentiment in teal card and glued it above the turtles inside the frame and added a few seashells.  The card was completed with white and seafoam mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Simple Sympathy Card



Hello bloggers!  One of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card, mostly because it is for a deeply emotional reason.  Here is one that may appeal to you when you are in that situation.  It is simple, but elegant.









 The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 22 March 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi crafters!  Happy Birthday and a Hummingbird for today's offering.  I started with a piece of wisteria card and embossed it with the Brambled Rose embossing folder for texture.  Next I used the Double Stitched Circles and cut a multi layered frame using white as the base of the frame and a thinner ring of Iris card.  I added it to the centre of the card with  a white base on mounting foam.  Next I made two Triple Layered Fuchsias using Iris card for the top layers, wisteria for the middle and white as the base colour.  I added eaves that were made of three different shades of green from my stash.  I added the flowers to the top of the card so they were peeking out from underneath the frame's edge.  Next I made the Triple Layered Hummingbird using tan card on top, Nutmeg card as the middle and wisteria as the base.  I attached him to the other side of the frame.  I used the Happy Birthday shadowed sentiment cut in Iris card with a white shadow base and glued it inside the frame.  White, wisteria and iris card mats and layers ere used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Petunia Flower Square

Hi bloggers!  I think it's about time for a pretty flower square card!  I started by cutting the outside portion of the Lesley die into a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it with the new Arctic Blue colour (it is such a soft pretty blue!)  Next I cut the Petunia Flower Square die in white and in black card.  I adhered the black version to a square of sticky adhesive sheet and used that as my base.  I cut the die again out of Old Rose, Khaki Green and Arctic blue card, keeping all the fallaway pieces from each of them.  I paper pieced the colours back in using the old rose for the petunia, the Khaki for the leaves and the Arctic blue for the background.  Once it was all pieced together, I offset the white die cut over the black outline.  I cut a couple of the Jocelyn die and cut them in half and used the decorative pieces just under the edge of the flower die as a soft accent then mounted it in a diamond orientation in the middle of the card.  White and Arctic Blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Can't Wait To Sea You

Hi bloggers!  I started my mermaid card by using the Double Stitched Circles and cutting two apertures into a piece of coconut white card in opposite corners.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  Next I used the Ocean Waves layering die to make backgrounds behind the aperture openings.  I used Aqua, Ocean and White card glittered with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for the three layers and attached them behind the openings.  Next I used the two mermaids from the Mermaid Kisses die set and cut them both in milk card and Ocean card.  I used ink to colour their hair and add some warmth to their skin tone, then cut away the body on the ocean card die cuts and glued them over the mermaid cut in milk card.  I added each of them to the apertures with foam.  I cut a few of the fish, seaweed and seahorse to add in with them in the apertures.  I cut the sentiment in Ocean card and glued it to the card between them.  Below there, I added more seaweed cut out of various shades of green card, along with a sea turtle and seashells. I added a similar scene with a sea turtle, seaweed and some fish to the area to the left of the top aperture. The card was completed with simple white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x






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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Thinking Of You

Hello there my crafty friends!  This is one of my favourite hummingbird cards.  Think Old Rose, Antique Gold and white (as it was very difficult to capture the true colours on this one.)  I started by cutting the Herringbone Background twice out of coconut white card.  I crisscrossed them and glued them together, then cut it into three strips.  I added very thin white borders to the edges, then backed them all with Old Rose card strips.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached them to a piece of white card.  I used the Double Stitched Circles to make a frame and added mounting foam to the back and seated it in the centre of the card.  I cut the Hummingbird out of Antique Gold card for the top layers, then used Old Rose for the middle layer and white for the bottom layers.  I assembled it and attached it to the side of the frame.  Using the Wildflower die set, I made two layered flowers using Powder Pink card for the top layer, white for the middle and Old Rose card for the bottom layers.  I added gold centres with pearls to both flowers and attached them on the other side of the frame with white leaf accents.  I used the Thinking Of You shadowed sentiment cut in gold and added to a white shadow.  The card was completed with white, old rose and gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x



















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