Saturday 31 October 2015

Paper Pieced Striplet

Hello bloggers!  We are showcasing the Butterflies in Flight mini striplet today.  I have used a paper piecing technique to add colour to the striplet and given it some extra shine as well.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Dorothy MacDonald!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize!

The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday 30 October 2015

Christmas Double Days

 Hello crafters!   The first card is a pretty traditional Christmas card done in a soft silver and white theme.  I started by embossing a piece of silver card with the Let It Snow embossing folder.  I cut three of the Christmas Greetings Tree in white and used spray glue to stack them all together.  I glued them to the embossed background, then cut a frame from the Ornate Pierced Rectangle Noble die set to fit around it.  I added a second outer frame to give it a bit of a detailed edge to the frame.  I added mounting foam to the frame and attached it over the tree, trimming away any excess card from the background.  I added small 3mm white pearls to the embossed snowflake centres behind the tree.  I used the Filigree Poinsettia die set to create several flowers in silver and added them in opposite corners of the card as accents. I used 8mm white pearls for the flower centres.   I finished the card by adding a white pierced mat, a thin silver mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is more of an unusual colour combo for Christmas with it's navy blue and gold theme, but I think it works a treat.  I started by embossing a piece of French Navy card with the Star Swirls embossing folder.  I cut it in half and rubbed Enchanted gold gilding wax to half of it.  I then sprayed that piece with spray adhesive and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles glitter.  I cut both pieces into small squares and added mounting foam to their backs.  I arranged them on to another piece of gold card, leaving a small gap between them.  For the focal element, I cut the Lattice Snowflake die in French Navy card.  I backed it with gold card and added a frame over it cut from gold card as well.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the centre oval and raised it with foam and added it to the centre of the Lattice snowflake die.  I attached it in the centre of the card.  I used milk card for the base and paper pierced the first mat, added a thin gold and blue mat and a final milk mat layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  How are your Christmas cards coming along??  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday 29 October 2015

Ivied Sentiment

Hi bloggers!  Today's video card has a nice ivy theme running through it from the background to the sentiment.  There is also a pretty treatment for bringing your ivy embellishments to life as well.  Enjoy!

The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Wednesday 28 October 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi there my crafty friends!  I do hope that you aren't getting tired of the Christmas cards as giveaways, but I have extras of these from the demos so it just makes sense!  Today's card started with a piece of coconut white card that I embossed with the Holly Trellis embossing folder.  To the sides of it, I added wide strips of aqua card and cut two Star Sprays per side and glued them to the strips so that the tips were touching.  I nipped away the excess at the top and bottom, even with the card edge.  To create a bit of a feature, I cut thin strips of white card and added mounting foam to the backs and attached them on either side of the aqua pieces.  For the focal element, I cut the Peeking Snowflake die out of white card.  I cut away the top snowflake to make room for my dove.  I added an aqua backing to it and made a wide fame by using the cutting edges from the Lattice Snowflake with the Peeking snowflake.  I cut the Dove of Peace die twice.  I sprayed them adhesive and glittered them with Diamond Sprinkles.  I attached them at the bodies, leaving the wings free for the look of movement.  The base was then added with a paper pierced white mat, a thin aqua mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 1/2" in size.  Leave me a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card.  I will post the winners name on Saturday's post.

Julia Watts has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 2pm and 5 pm with Justrite stamps and some great prices too!  Don't forget to tune in to see some fabulous demos!   All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday 27 October 2015

Stained Glass Striplet

Hi crafters!  Here is another way to use the Mini Rose Garden Striplet!  It works beautifully for the stained glass technique using coloured PVA glues.  I hope you will give it a try!

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

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