Monday, 20 January 2020

Have A Magical Day

Hi there my crafty friends!  We are winding down day five with the last mini Expression from the launch.  Introducing the Have A Magical Day mini expression.  This one also has a mixture of block and swirly fonts, with the word "magical" done in what can only be described as a magical font, right?  Shown here, you can see how lovely it looks when used in the centre of the Joanie die.  It is large enough to be a perfect focal element, but small enough to share the limelight with other dies too.   It is also easy to nip the words apart and use them in other configurations, depending on the needs of your crafting project, so it is very versatile.  If this one is calling to you, then just pop a quick comment on the post and your name will be included in the drawing to win it!  Well, I hate to have to say this, but we have come to the end of day number five and that leaves up with only one final day tomorrow.  It does seem to go by so quickly doesn't it!  I will be here on the blog with the first post tomorrow morning at 6am.  All for now, Sue x
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Hello Sunshine

Hi bloggers!  Up next is the Hello Sunshine Mini Expression.  This is another great sentiment that works well with the flamingos, but I can think of so many other uses for it as well!  I love the way that phrase is done in two different fonts for a bit more whimsy.  They are both highly readable though and that is very important to me.  Again, it is just a small die set to win, but still a free die is a free die, right?  I hope you will leave a comment on this post and become part of the drawing.  The last post for today will be on the blog at 6pm.  I would love to be able to share it with you then!  All for now Sue x
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Be Unique

Hello all!  We are back with  a Mini Expression to showcase during this blog post.  While I know that it is probably the smallest die of the release, the Be Unique die is still quite a fabulous die to use, especially if you love the flamingos! It is just one of those fun sort of expressions that works perfectly with a card like this!   I think this one would be great for a teenager's card too!  If you have been following the blog launch, but haven't yet left a comment, the instructions are on the right hand side of the blog and are ever so simple.  Maybe a few new names will grace this post, who knows!  The next post is at 3pm today.  All for now. Sue x

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Tickled Pink

Good morning all!  Welcome to day five and we are starting with a fun set from our Necessities category called Tickled Pink!  I have enjoyed doing some peacocks, owls and now flamingos!  I love that there are so many different birds out there!  It seemed reasonable to add some flamingos to my die line and I had a blast with them!  The set comes with four different flamingos, separate wings and two great sentiment phrases for a total of ten dies in this set.  What do you think?  Just leave a comment and let me know.  We have the next post at 12 noon coming along soon.  All for now, Sue x
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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Joanie's Border

Hello crafters!  The end of day four but we have a lovely sample that will wrap it all up nicely.  We are showcasing the Joanie's Border die this post.  Shown here in an overlapping square configuration, you can see how pretty and detailed it is.  It matches the Joanie die beautifully, but works equally as well on it's own as you can see here.  I think this one will get a lot of play time if you decide to take it home to your craft room!  Don't forget to leave your comment on this post before you go in order to be entered into the drawing to possibly win this beauty.  That brings day four to a close, but we still have two more fun filled days to share.  I will be back tomorrow morning at 6am with a fun themed filled day.  All for now, Sue x
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Hi bloggers!  I am skipping back to the Frames and Tags with the introduction of the Joanie die.  This one is mostly decorative with a large inner die, an outer cutting die and an outer decorative cutting die.  I just love being able to use that extra die to make a pretty frame or an added decorative feature.  This one looks great both in a diamond orientation or set into a square shape.  You may have noticed it earlier in the release on another sample too.  Leave a comment on the post if this one speaks to you.  The final post today will be on the blog at 6pm today.  Hope to see you again!  All for now, Sue x
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Rose Lady

Hello bloggers!  The other addition to the new Perfect Portraits category is the Rose Lady.   This sample card has been done in a completely different style with the Roses and leaves being inked with Distress Oxide inks and the rest of the image in black and white for a nice contrast.  I love that you can keep these simple and elegant or go to town with some great backgrounds, so many fun options are available.  Think pixie powders, alcohol inks, gilding flakes or polishes, the sky is the limit!  If you are drawn to this one, why not leave a quick comment on the post so your name will be in the drawing to win it.  Also, please feel free to use the Pinterest Pinit button to save any of the cards on your boards so you can use the ideas or layouts when needed.  I will be back here with the third post for the day at 3pm.    All for now,
Sue x

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Papillon Silhouette

Hello there my crafty friends!  Day four begins with a new category called Perfect Portraits.   Designed with a bit of a mixed media feel to it, the Papillon Silhouette is my first foray into this area.  I have to say that I am really pleased with the result.  I wanted something that would allow for a bit more artsy of a look, wasn't really any need for a sentiment or theme and could be done in a number of great background techniques.  Shown here with alcohol inks, I really like the pop of colour against the white die cut.  I hope it appeals to you as well.  Please let me know what you think in your comments.  Do you have a favourite die yet or are you still mulling it over before making any decisions?  We have a very full day with more to come.  The next post will be here at noon today so I am hoping you can join us here again then.  All for now. Sue x

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Friend Circle

Welcome back friends!  The last of the circle sayings in this release is the Friends Circle.  What is better than letting a dear friend know what they mean to you!  I think this one will get a lot of playtime, don't you?  A quick reminder to leave your comment to be included in the drawing to win it.  You know what they say, you have to be in it to win it! LOL  We are officially at the end of day three and half way through the January die release blog launch.  Day number four starts here at the usual 6am time slot, but with something a bit different!  All for now. Sue x
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Hope Circle

Hi bloggers!  Third post of the day and we are back to a more sort of inspirational circle saying.  Introducing the Hope Circle Saying.  I wanted to do this one to fill that area where you want to send a card to show your support to your friends and family that may be seriously ill or up against some awful life issues, but you just don't quite know what to say.  Sometimes, they just need to know that they are in your thoughts and a card like this definitely sends that message.  What do you think of it?  I would love to know, please leave a comment on this post and tell me.  Last post today is at 6pm.  All for now. Sue x

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Birthday Circle

Hello there crafters and welcome back to the blog launch!  The next circle saying is the Birthday Circle die.  I decided to keep it very simple for this sample so you can see it doesn't have to have too much in the way of other things (flowers, etc.) but can still be lovely.  While I probably wouldn't call this one inspirational, it is still highly usable as we always need that last minute birthday card, don't we?  Okay, maybe it's just me that always forgets! LOL  I think this one would love to call your craft room it's home!  Don't forget to leave your comment on this post.  I will be back with today's third post at 3pm today.  Looking forward to seeing you here then!  All for now. Sue x
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Dream Circle

Hello crafters!  Here we are already at the start of day number three!  It always seems to pass in a flash, doesn't it!   This post I would like to introduce the new Circle Sayings Collection.  I just love these!  They are bold words that have been done horizontally with a bit more definition written around in a circle.
These circle sayings are both inspirational and uplifting.  They are roughly about three inches across so they are perfect as the focal element for your projects as well as the perfect sentiment.  IF this one appeals to you, you just need to let me know in a comment on this post.  Your name will be entered into the drawing and you might just win it!  We have a few more coming your way today so please be sure to come back by the blog at 12 noon for the next post!  All for now, Sue x
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