Saturday, 28 May 2022

Deepest Wishes For A Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  I started with a striped page from the Nautical Adventures Paper Pad as my background.  I added a wide strip of Navy Blue card with a thin white and rust mat behind it.  I cut the Scuba Diver in black and added it to the top of the card with a few bubbles.  Next I used the Aquatic Plants die set and cut all of them in a variety of shades from rusts to greens and glued them along the lower edge f the card.  From the Scuba Diver die set, I cut the treasure chest in tan and added some gold coins on top.  I seated the treasure chest in among the aquatic plants.  I cut the Deepest Wishes For A Happy Birthday sentiment in white and glued it to the navy blue strip of card on the left.  The card was completed with white and navy mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








 
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Friday, 27 May 2022

To A Dear Friend

Hi crafters!  I thought I would share a quick card I made using one of our newest embossing folders.  I selected a piece of white card and used the new Honeycomb Trellis embossing folder.  Next I made a multi-layered frame using the Clipped Corner Rectangles. I made a smaller white frame for the bottom and then I made a larger frame and inked through the dies while they were still in the dies so there is a pretty white lip on the upper frame.  I used Spun Sugar distress ink for that.  I added the frames with mounting foam over the embossed background.  Next I inked the Spring Roses and Daffodils Stampcut die in black and ran it through the machine to cut it.  I used Distress markers to colour it (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss).  I added it with mounting foam to the left side of the frme.  I cut the To A Dear Friend sentiment in black and glued it to the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
 





 
                                                                           
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Thursday, 26 May 2022

Happy Bird Day

Hello bloggers!  I thought I would share a card using the Bird Cage die.  I started with a piece of white card and added a wide strip of red to the bottom.  I use a thin strip of black as a a border between them.  I cut a Parrot in white and then used Distress Markers to colour it.  I wanted some bright colours so I used red, orange and blue, with black for the beak and eye.  Next I cut the Birdcage in black.  I gluded the parrot to the card then glued the birdcage over the top.  I added small floral accents to the top of the card and the bottom of the card by the sentiment.  I used the Happy Bird day sentiment at the top left corner of the card and the Dear Friend sentiment cut in black in the lower right corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x   8 3/4"  in size. 

On a different note, Steph Cotterill has asked that I redrew a new winner for the woodpecker die.  So in order to comply, I have drawn a new name for the winner of the Woodpecker and that is......

                                                       Crafty Jo!!!


Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com and confirm your postal address to claim your winning die.   All for now,  Sue x






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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Congratulations

Hello crafters!  I started by creating a background using Pixie Sparkles.  I used Coral Crush and Red Oxide Pixie Sparkles.  Once dry, I embossed the piece using the Floral Brocade embossing folder.  Using the Vintage Label Frames, I cut a larger white frame and attached it to the background with mountng foam.  Next I cut two smaller dies in the set  and matted them, then attached them to the centre of the frame. Next,  I cut the Congratulations die out of soft salmon card and shadowed it in black.  I glued the sentiment across the centre of the card.  Using the Mini Cosmos dies, I made three flowers and added green leaves then seated them under the sentiment.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  8 1/2"  in size. 

The Blog Launch die winners were posted yesterday afternoon and we still have quite a few that have not been claimed!  Please scroll down to the post under this one to see if your name is on the list and claim it!    All for now, Sue x










 
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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

May Die Release Blog Launch Winners

 Hello crafters!  It is time to announce the winners of the May Die Release Launch.  Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments, I really appreciate them.  Without any further delay, here are the names of thee winners:


Hummingbird:  Fluffycat!!!

Toucan:  Veronique L!!!

Woodpecker:  Steph Cotterill!!!

Parrot:  Rose in Chester!!!

Birdcage"  theresa w!!!

Bird Bath Accessories: Wacki Macky!!!

A Million Thanks:  Marion Scott!!!

Happy Birthday To An Amazing Friend:   Netty the Runner!!!

I Miss You So Much:  Turtle In The Sand!!!

I'm Here For You:   Pat L from Belfast!!!

Square Postage Stamp Frames:   Carole Eaton!!!

Scalloped Circles:   Snuffy Snoo!!!


Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to claim your winning die set and confirm your postal address.  I ask that you put the name of the die you won in the subject line of your email please.  All for now, Sue x

Sending Lots Of Happiness

 Hi bloggers! I pulled out a Caught In Crystal piece from my background stash pile to begin today's card.  I used a piece of clear acetate and applied Clear Cosmic Laquer all over it.  Next I tapped Golden Mint and Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powders all over it.  I covered it with a piece of scrunched up tissue paper and set it aside to dry overnight.  Next I cut the Button Flower background in white and cut the centre out of it.  I cut the Button Flower floral panel and used markers to colour the flowers, stems and leaves.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet, then cut it with the rectangle backing die.  I peeled the backing paper off and attached the Button Flower panel to it.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz on the remaining exposed adhesive.  I cut both the floral and foliage panel in white and nipped them out of the frame.  I attached them coming from the edge of the Button Flower panel.  I cut the Sending Lots Of Happiness in black and glued it to the top of the card.  The card was comlpeted with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x   8 1/4 in size. 

Just a little reminder that I will be back later on today with the list of winners from the recent blog launch.  So don't forget to check back then!   All for now, Sue x






 
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Monday, 23 May 2022

Happy Bird Day

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have brought the parrots out for a day on the blog!  I started with a piece of black card for the background.  I cut a strip of white card as a perch for the birds.  I cut five of the parrot dies all out of white card.  I used markers to colour all the birds.  I used yellow, orange, red and blue on each of the parrots in different areas  I cut the Happy Bird Day sentiment in white and glued it to the upper left corner and cut the Dear Friend and glued in the opposite corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finshed dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  9 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Sunday, 22 May 2022

Belated Birthday Wishes

Good Sunday morning all!  Here's another clean and simple styled card.  I embossed a piece of white card using the new Balloons embossing folder.  I selected a piece of pixied card from my background stash.  I used Sun Yellow and Straw Yellow Pixie Powders.  Using the Dotty Balloons die set, I cut one of each of the different balloons out of the pixied card.  I backed them with  white backing balloons.  I cut one of each of the different strings out of black card.  I added mounting foam to the back and then attached the balloons to the card.  I cut the Belated Birthday sentiment in black and glued it to the upper left cormer of the card,  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finshed dimensions are 7"  x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
 








 
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