Saturday, 22 October 2016

Paved and Pixied

Hi bloggers!  I am totally in love with Pixie powders and I think you will be too after seeing them in action on today's video!  Let me know what you think?

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

Karen Drew!!!

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

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

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  First up is a black and white card that you may have spotted during one of my recent set of Christmas shows.  It is really lovely, I just wish I could have captured that better for you in the pictures!  I started by cutting the Starry night background out of black card that was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing off and covered it with Midnight Snow, then added a piece of Icicle card behind to show the stars and moon.  I cut the Christmas Cottages in white and stacked them below the moon.  I cut a multi layer frame using the Double Pierced Noble Circles and seated it over the scene.  I cut the Noel word and added it at the bottom of the scene.  Using the Triple Line Merry Christmas, I cut a background using it repeatedly and leaving the words inside the actual cut out for a white on white tonal look.  I completed the card with several white poinsettias set off by the black outline and black Dazzler centres.  Holly Branches were used as accents around them.  white and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

For card number two, I cut the decorative die from the Aurora Star all over a piece of Cobalt Blue card.  I added a piece of sticky adhesive to the back and burnished Diamond Snow into the exposed areas of the stars on the front.  I cut the piece into three sections and added mounting foam to them.  I mounted them on to another piece of coconut white card to create the background.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a Pierced Flag die, adding a slightly larger one in blue as a mat.  I cut one more Aurora Star in white, then added it to a backing star covered with a sticky adhesive.  I attached the two pieces then added Diamond Sprinkles to it as well.  I seated the star at the end of the sentiment strip.  White and blue mats with piercing were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Dimensional Star Card

Hi bloggers!  Here is a really simple card showing how to add dimension to the Aurora Star die.  It is so easy but adds such a nice touch to any card!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Seeing that this is the first card that I have ever made using mirror card, I thought it would be only appropriate to offer it on the Wednesday Card Giveaway!  I do think that it is quite pretty in real life so I hope that you will too.  I started by stamping the Filigree poinsettia stamp all the way around the edge of a piece of gold mirror card using a clear perfect medium pad.  You have to be a bit careful when stamping as it is a slippery surface.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, giving a bit of texture to the background of the card.  Next I embossed a smaller piece of Ruby red card with the Nordic Tiles embossing folder.  Once embossed, I coated it with Berry Red sparkle Texture paste and paper grouted the design, removing the excess so the paste was only covering the negative portions of the design.  I allowed that to dry overnight, then matted it with gold mirror card and white mats and added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die in gold mirror card and added it to the centre.  I cut a Lavish Joy out of white card twice and stacked them together, gluing them in the centre of the die.  I stamped several of the same poinsettia stamp onto white card and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder, cut them out with the matching Poinsettia Addition dies and created three flowers for the card.  I seated the largest one in the lower corner and the two smaller ones in the opposite corner.  Berry Sprigs were cut and added to all the flowers as accents.  The card was completed with white, red and gold mirror mats.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  I will announce the winners name on Saturday's blog post.  All for now,
Sue x

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Doodle Rose Wreath

Hello there my crafty friends!  The Doodle Rose wreath is a whimsical die that can be used to create some lovely cards.  I have used it in today's video to create a double aperture card with different raised and recessed areas.  I hope you like it.

 The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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