Saturday, 23 February 2019

Border Background Recessed Card


Hi bloggers! One of my favourite card styles is a recessed aperture.  I just love the way they draw you into the focal element.  Today's video shows a great way to achieve that look.

Just a quick reminder that I will be doing a one hour show at noon today and then kicking off the ODS tonight at 6pm and 8pm, and on Sunday at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.    Hope you can join me then!



























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

Sending Mermaid Kisses

Hi there my crafty friends!  I wanted to share one of my mermaid cards with you since I will be doing a one hour show with them on Hochanda, tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd at noontime.  The collection wasn't quite large enough for an ODS but it didn't stop me from making a bunch of fun cards with them!  Here's a little sneak peek of what you are in store for tomorrow!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and I used our Bubbles Burst Mini Stencil and inked through it with Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks.  I moved the mask randomly all over the background so they overlapped in places.  I dried it well with a heat tool, then used spray glue all over it and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  Next cut a piece of Aqua card on the diagonal and glued it to the lower section of the card.  I added a thin strip of white card across the join area between the two pieces.  From the Mermaid Kisses die set, I cut both mermaids out of milk card.  I cut them again out of Ocean card and nipped away the mermaid’s body and glued it on to the original mermaid.  Their hair was coloured with Tea Dye distress ink and I used Worn Lipstick for the cheeks.  Next I added the mermaids to the card with mounting foam.    I cut several of the sea grass from the Can’t Wait To Sea You die set using khaki card.  I glued them into line along the diagonal strip and added three fish inked with Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink.  I cut the sea turtle from the set and inked through the die with Vintage Photo then removed the turtle from the die and inked all over with more Vintage Photo and a hint of Twisted Citron and added it to the card.  The sentiment was cut from Ocean card and glued to the bottom of the card.  The card was completed with white and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Thinking Of You

Hi crafters!  After a nice dig through my pile of Pixie Powder backgrounds, I decided on this one to be the focal point for this card.  I used Rich Gold, Midnight Blue and Spearmint Pixie Powders on a piece of coconut white card, spritzed and allowed them to dry thoroughly.  I cut the Celtic Circle Background in both white and black, shadowed it then glued the pixie powder background behind it.  I used the Double Stitched Squares to make a wide frame and added it with foam over the background.  Using some leftover piece from the pixied piece, I cut several of the Layered Carnations and formed three flowers.  I seated them in opposite corners and added a satin bow and leaves to embellish them.  I cut the Lottie die in both white and black and shadowed it.  I cut a white backing for it, then added the die cut to the centre of the frame.  The Thinking Of You sentiment was cut in black and glued in the centre of the die cut.  White and black mats and layers were 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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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Iris Flower Square

Hi bloggers!  I'm showing the Iris Flower Square today done as a stained glass.  I started by cutting the Iris Flower Square in white and gluing it to a piece of acetate.  Working from the reverse side, I filled in areas with glue then sprinkled Polished Silk Glitter on them and tapped it off.  The darkest colours need to be done first working up to the lightest, which in this case was the background on which I used Sparkle Star.  I set it aside to dry overnight, then added a white backing for it and a thin black mat.  Next I created a background for it using the Squared Squares.  I cut three sizes together then added a thin Iris mat behind the largest one and matted the entire piece with coconut white card and seated the Iris Square in the middle.  I completed the card with white, Iris and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Just Because

Hi bloggers!  We are hanging out with the Abigail die today!  I used the decorative die and cut it twice into a piece of coconut white card.  It slightly overlapped in the centre so there was a bit of overcut that needed to be covered.  I cut the Abigail one more time using the outer cutting edge.  I used lilac card to back the die and mounted it in a diamond orientation in the centre to cover the over cut area.  I cut the centre section and backed it with lilac card too.  I used the Layered Carnation to make three dimensional flowers.  I covered them with glue and sprinkled Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz all over them.  I seated them in opposite corners and accented them with leaves.  I cut the Just Because sentiment in white and use a lilac and black card as a shadow and mounted it in the middle of the card.  The card was completed with white, black and lilac mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  10" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Monday, 18 February 2019

You're Special To Me

 Hi crafters!  I have been playing with the new Tina Triple Layering die.  I started by cutting the top die into a piece of coconut white card.  I used it four times around the edge of a square and over cut it in each of the corners (to make the card size a bit smaller).  I cut another piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached and attached it to it.  Next I cut the Tina die four times out of teal card and four times out of black card and kept all of the fall away pieces each time.  I paper pieced all the pieces back into the die frame.  I used white squares to cover the over cut corner areas.  Next I cut the Melissa die out of white for the top layer, teal for the middle layer and black for the bottom layers.  I stamped my sentiment, then cut a circle frame for it using the Double Stitched Circles.  I mounted it in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with white, teal and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x



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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Fill You Life With Adventures

Good Sunday morning all!  Here's one for the grunge lovers among us.  I know it won't be to everyone's liking, but it was great fun to make!  I started with a piece of slate grey card.  I used the Basketweave mask over it and applied our Rust Patina kit through the mask to give the background a steampunked look.  Next I stamped the Eliza STDF called Steampunk Butterfly and cut it out with the matching die.  I used Distress markers to colour it in.  I stamped just the butterfly again and cut it out by hand and added it to the original stamped image.  I stamped the sentiment in black above it.  I cut the dragonfly from the Industrial Chic Butterfly and Dragonfly set and inked it with some walnut stain distress oxide. I used the Rust kit and applied them to some MDF cogs and wheels to distress them.  I glued them to the card in clusters.  The card was completed with white and slate grey card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x