Sunday, 26 March 2017

Best Wishes

Good Sunday morning all!  An older offering for today, I hope you don't mind!  I started by stamping the Poppy Daydream Stamp To Die For in black.  I coloured it with pencils.  I cut a multi layered frame from the Double Pierced Noble Ovals Set B and attached them with foam over the coloured image.  I stamped a sentiment and added it in the upper corner of the frame.  For the surround, I used the Tiled Squares Striplet and made a frame with it.  I matted it with red card then black card.  The card was completed with a red bow tied from frilly edged ribbon and a black crystal sparkler and white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4"in size.


The winners of this week's Comment Game are :

Yvonne H!!!
Anne (Northampton)!!!
Sandy H!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x






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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cascading Butterlfies





Hi crafters!  Today's video shows you what Pixie Powders look like on black card stock!  It is a really different look, but oh so pretty I think!

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Sarah Wrightson!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.











The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Friday, 24 March 2017

Just A Note

Hi bloggers!  Another sunny custard card for you today!  I selected the Swiss Background and cut the centre two decorative dies out of a piece of coconut white card,  I backed it with custard card to show through the decorative cut out areas. Next I cut a multi layered frame out of the Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B using both coconut white and custard card. I added mounting foam to the back of the frame to raise them. I cut four of the Centaurus Gemini dies out of coconut white card and added them to the foam on the frames so they were coming out from under the edge of the frame, but only just touching the decorative area of the background below.  I stamped my sentiment and added it to the centre with a touch of Lemon Meringue Colour Cloud to the edge.  I cut three Exquisite Poppies out of custard card and seated them in opposite corners.  The larger flower was seated on white tulle and a white satin ribbon bow.  White and custard mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Best Wishes

Hi crafters!  I decided to create an autumnal sort of card using the Pacific Ocean Background.  I cut the outside decorative die out of milk card and backed it with vellum for a soft translucent look.  I cut the centre of it out and added mounting foam around the back to raise it. I added it to another piece of milk card that I pierced around the edge.  Next I cut the smaller decorative die out of milk card and backed it in milk and recessed it down into the centre of the outer frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it using the smallest section of the die and inked it with Baked Peach Colour Cloud through the die before removing it.  I added it with foam backing to the centre of the card.  Next I cut several of the Autumnal Leaves out of milk card.  I inked them with Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.  I coated all the leaves with Clear Perfect Medium ink and covered them with clear embossing powder.  I heated the powder to melt, then repeated the process for a second coat to give them a glossy finish.  I attached the leaves in opposite corners and added a white satin ribbon bow and pearls.  I added a final milk mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!   I have pulled out some metallic bronze card for today's card giveaway, a colour I admittedly do not use often, but it is quite pretty.  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Tahiti into a piece of milk card.  I cut it once on the left and then again on the right side of the card, overlapping in the centre.  I backed it with bronze card so it showed through the cut out areas.  I cut two of the Molly die in milk card and crisscrossed them in the centre of the card.  I added a Pacific Ocean tag cut out of bronze and backed with milk card in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set and used the slightly larger oval from the other tag in the set as a mat.  I cut three Striped Nasturtium flowers out of bronze and backed the with milk card.  I seated the largest with silk cream bow and added Lace Edged Leaves around it and the other two flowers.  I cut a double strip of cream pearls down the middle and added a strip to the upper and lower edges as accents.  Milk and bronze mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Through the Window Card




Hi bloggers!  There are just so many wonderful ways in which you can use a window die.  Today's video shows you a lovely way in which to create a card which suggests the viewer is inside looking outward.



















The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 20 March 2017

You're So Sweet

 Hi crafters!  Aqua and white with just a touch of black for the blog card today.  I began by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder to give the background some texture.  I cut two of the Linear Elegance Edger out of white and backed them with aqua card.  I cut the small edger from the set out of black and added it to the outer sides of both of the borders and then added them to the edges of the card with mounting foam.  For the focal element, I cut the Molly die out of aqua card and out of black card and used it as a shadow behind the aqua die cut.  I cut a Tahiti die out of white and nipped it in half and added it to the top and bottom of the Molly die.  I stamped my sentiment and seated it on a Pacific Ocean Tag cut out of white and backed with black.  Aqua, white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x



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Sunday, 19 March 2017

You're Delightful

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's creation is a milk, mocha and antique gold card (good guy colours!).  They are quite the unusual colour combo for me, but you just have to try a few different things sometimes!  I will say that it is actually quite pretty in real life, but my pics have not truly captured the colour it is.  I started by cutting four of the Swiss Borders out of milk card.  I glued them to the edge of a piece of Mocha card.  I used the matching corners and cut them in milk and matted them with milk backings and added them to the corners with mounting foam.  Next I cut a piece of milk card for the centre and added a thin gold mat and cut a Gillian die out of gold, cut it in half and added it to the sides underneath the matting.  I attached this piece to the centre with mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the Zurich die in Mocha card and glued it down, then added a milk cut Gillian with gold backing on top of it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Gillian die and added it with a thin mocha mat and added a gold paint pen edge to it.  Milk, Mocha and Antique Gold mats were added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Barbara Gosden!!!
Chris Curry!!!
Suemac!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x





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