Friday 30 September 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello crafters!  I have a couple of brighter cards for this week's double day!  The first card is also a sneaky peek at one of the dies on my ODS shows that start this evening at 8pm on Hochanda.  I started by doing a tonal background for the card by using Holly Green Sparkle Texture Paste through the Large Polka Dot Mask on to Rich Brunswick Card.  I left it to dry overnight then added my focal element to the centre.  I stamped the Winter Forest Stamp To Die For and cut it out with the outer die from the Filigree Poinsettia die set.  I coloured it with Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Forest Moss, and Evergreen Bough)  I stamped my sentiment and layered it up using the smaller die in the set.  I completed the card by adding red Poinsettias in the corners, accented by Pine Sprig in two shades of green card.  White, green, white mat layers were added to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two was one of my last demos from the shows that I did last weekend.  Grab your Pixie Powders to make this one.  I used Midnight Blue, Purple Violet and Peacock Green from the corner of the card and gently squeezed the bottle to get a spray across the card with all the colours.  Do be sure to put some waste paper or wax paper under where you are working as this can be quite messy.  Spritz the powder with water to activate and leave to dry.  I cut both pieces of the  Aurora Star (decorative and then backing), scored all the arms and gave it a 3D look.  I glued it to the corner of the card and added a pearl swirl coming from it.  You could easily add a sentiment in the corner if you like.  I completed the card with black and white mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday 29 September 2016

Best Wishes

Hello crafters!  Today's video card shows ways to use a couple of dies together in  ways you may not have imagined them.  The word die makes a beautiful negative and did you know that you can create lovely corners by nipping into some of your dies too!

The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a vellum covered baby blue number.  I started by cutting the Swiss Background out of coconut white card.  I used Duck Egg blue card and backed it.  Using my paper cutter, I cut the background into three equal  strips and added mounting foam to the back of them.  I attached them to another piece of coconut white card for the basis of my background.  I wanted to soften it a bit so I glued a piece of vellum across the entire piece and added white pearls to the corners.  For the focal element, I cut the Bern die in white and backed it in white for a tonal effect.  I cut the centre out of it creating a frame and added mounting foam to the back.  I embossed a small piece of white card with the Dotted Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder and attached the frame to it.  I stamped a sentient and cut it out with the rectangle centre from the centre of the Bern die set.  I inked it lightly with Tumbled Glass ink and attached it in the centre of the frame with foam.  I cut several of the Exquisite Poppies out of vellum and used the Tumbled Glass Distress marker to add veins through the die.  I seated the larger flower on a white satin bow in the lower corner and the smaller flower opposite to it.  I accented both with Olive Branch sprays cut out of white card.  The card was completed with white and duck egg mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Leave a comment if you like this one and would like to be included in the drawing to win it!  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Illuminated Angel Striplet

Hello bloggers!  More Christmas for you today!  The video shows a lovely way to use the Illuminated Angel Striplet  to create an elegant card for the festive season.  Don't forget to check out the metallic linx, it is a great new product to add a bit extra to your cards and projects.

The finished dimensions are 7" x
7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday 26 September 2016


Good morning crafters!  How about a Special Occasion Shadow box card to start off the week!  I have used milk card, vintage gold card and black card to create this one.  I started with a piece of milk card as the background and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I highlighted the embossed area with Enchanted Gold gilding wax rubbed over the top and then buffed.  Next I cut the Shadow Box out of gold card and added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added it to my embossed background.  I the lower corner I added the bells cut in gold and shadowed in black.  Above that, I cut the champagne bottle in gold, shadowed it in black and cut one more out of milk card.  Using my scissors, I trimmed away the label area on the milk card and glued it to the gold bottle.  I cut the embossed heart from the set out of gold card and attached it to the larger middle box.  I cut the Stacked Love die in milk and black as a shadow and attached them to the top of the heart.  Above that section, I used the Mr. and Mrs. die cut out of milk and black card.  I shadowed it with the black, then nipped them apart to rearrange them for use in the longer thinner box area.  The ampersand was glued top and bottom to the frame of the shadow box.  For the last section, I decided to use the Happy Couple die on top of the shadow box frame.  I cut the die in milk and black.  I used just the tuxedo part out of the black die cut and glued it to the top of the milk die cut.  Next I used the die and lightly embossed it into milk card and cut away the bride and glued her behind the open cut out area on the original to make the piece solid.  I was then able to hide mounting foam to raise them above the shadow box frame.  I completed the card with milk, gold and black mats and my usual paper pierced edge.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  All for now,
 Sue x

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