Friday 31 July 2015

Christmas Double days

 Hello bloggers!  Two Christmas cards today that are a bit more simplified in their design.  The first offering showcases the Christmas Tree Greetings die.  I did a bit of embossing first off using the Swirling Holly embossing folder with a piece of coconut white card to add texture to my background.  I wrapped a piece of black satin ribbon around the bottom portion of the card and taped the ends to the back.  I added a double bow to the centre of it and topped it with a small red poinsettia with a black Dazzler centre.  For the focal element, I used Midnight Sparkle Texture paste through the Wavy mask on to a piece of black card for a tonal look.  I let it dry overnight and added a thin black mat to it and raised it for dimension.  I cut the Christmas Tree Greetings three times in white card and stacked them using spray adhesive in between the layers, the added it to my sparkle texture paste background piece using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue for good adhesion on to the glitter.  I finished the card with a white paper pierced layer, a thin black mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

 The second card offering is ultra simple in design, but simply beautiful I think.  I used the twinkle stars from the Christmas Angel 2015 to cut into a piece of coconut white card, top and bottom.  I backed the area left open in both the top and bottom part of the card with a piece of black glitter card.  I cut the Peace on Earth die and sprayed it with Permanent spray adhesive then coated it with Silver Chrome polished silk glitter.  I added it to the centre of the card with spray glue as well.  I randomly dotted some dries clear glue around the background, then added some small silver confetti stars (from my stash) as accents.  The final matting and layering was added with piercing, a thin silver and black mat, then another white mat to complete the card. A really fast make if you are doing batch cards too.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  I hope something has tickled your fancy this week!  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday 30 July 2015

Elegant Configurations

Hi crafters!  I have yet another card to show you using the very versatile Configurations range.  I cannot help but reach for these dies as they do all the work for you and still give you a stunning creation!

The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  You probably figured that this card would be the next up for grabs!  Fresh from it's demo appearance on my shows last week, it is looking for a really good home.  Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing for it.  I will announce the winner of Saturday's blog post.  I cut two of the Regal Striplet using just the inside decorative die to create a background.  I used spray glue to adhere them to another piece of coconut white card, then used Polar White Sparkle Texture paste to grout it and let it dry for several hours.  Next I cut the frame using the Classic Adorned Rectangle set and the new Blue Dusk card (very similar to Periwinkle but a bit lighter).  I raised it with mounting foam and placed it over my grouted background once it was dry, trimming away the excess from below the frame.  Next I used the scalloped edge die that is part of the Lavish Swirls diagonal die set to add a fine border all the way around the edge of a coconut white backing card.  I seated the frame on it and added some pearls in the corners.  I cut the Thank you die in both white and black and offset the black die ever so slightly to look like a shadow.  I backed it with the oval cut out of Blue Dusk card and glued it in the centre of the frame.  Next I made a single Cornflower by cutting 2 each of several sizes and gluing them together and then adding a black 8mm Dazzler to the centre.  I seated it on a blue satin bow, some white tulle and two of the Splendid Swirls as embellishments.  Finally I made two matching stick pins and added them to my bow.  I did my usual piercing around the edge before adding a thin blue and black mat and finishing with a white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Gilded High-Low technique

Hi bloggers!  Here's another way to do my High/low technique.  Use Gilding Flakes for the "low"  and Diamond Sprinkles for the "High" and you will have some beautiful texture for your card.

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

Monday 27 July 2015

Best Wishes

Hello bloggers!   I have been playing with my Lattice and Lace Striplet again!  I started by cutting three of them without the outer cutting edge in the background milk card.  I backed it with Mocha card.  I don't think I have ever used this colour card before, but I really like it.  It is sort of cross between a brown and a grey colour (not that my pictures show it very accurately!)  It may not be every ones taste but I think it may grow on you if you give it a chance!  Next, I cut two more of the striplet out of milk card, but this time, I used the outer cutting edge with it.  I cut two backing pieces out of milk card too for a tone on tone look.  I added mounting foam to those and offset them between the three in the background.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flag die set, using a slightly larger one to mat it with Mocha card.  I ran a gold paint pen along the top and bottom edges of it.  I mounted it across the card with foam.  Using the Perfect Peony set, I made a multi layered flower using two of each of the larger sizes of the peony.  I used a gold paint pen around the edge of each flower before assembling it.  A single cream pearl adorned the centre.  I seated it on some cream tulle and arranged Mosaic leaves and Splendid Swirls around it for embellishments.  I did some double matting with a mocha and a gold mat behind my background piece as well as my final mat layers, which included a paper pierced milk mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Sunday 26 July 2015

Thanks For Being My Friend

 Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card offering started with an embossed background using the Daisy Tiers embossing folder.  I cut four of the Ornamental Corner in coconut white card.  I nipped off the extra part on each to make them all symmetrical in shape and glued them into the four corners.  Next I cut the Classic Adorned Square Noble die out of raspberry card (from my stash) and I used the inside cutting die to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to the centre of the card.  I used the inside decorative die to cut the lacy die out of coconut white card.  I mounted it in the centre of the frame in a diamond orientation.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the inside square die in the set.  I lightly inked it with Picked Raspberry before removing it from the die.  I cut a Refined Rectangle out of white card, and cut it down into a square and mounted the sentiment on it before placing them in the centre of the card.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, a thin raspberry mat and a larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

Now for this week's Comment Game winners.  They are:

Carole Z!!!
Pat S. Witney!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wed. July 22nd, the winners are:

Helen Jones!!!
Kitty Davies!!!
Pat Aberdeen!!!

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

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