Friday, 23 February 2018

Just Wanted To Say

Hi guys!  I thought I would give you a sneak peek at one of the cards that I will be showing on Hochanda today at 3pm!  I have a one hour show that is just for showcasing the City Skyline Circle Scene die set (shown here)  I will be doing the ODS that starts tonight  with shows at 6pm and 8pm as well.  Today's card is such a quick and easy card to do.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides to create the background.  I used the pad edge to just make stripes of colour out from a central point in the lower middle of the card. I used a gold paint pen and flicked it randomly to add a bit of a sparkle.   I set it with a heat tool to dry, then die cut the sentiment in black gloss card and glued it into the top of the card.  I used the larger building die from the City Skyline set and cut it across and extended it a bit using a piece of black gloss card.  I cut the other sentiment (Congratulations) in white and glued it below the buildings.  I attached the buildings to the bottom of the card, then completed it with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  I hope you can tune in to see all the other lovely samples done with this die set and then later on for the tart of the One day Special!  All for now, Sue x






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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Textured Background Card


Hi bloggers!  Here is a great idea for those male birthdays you need something for.  The Industrial Chic collection dies are just perfect for using with any sort of textured backgrounds and this one is really easy to achieve!









 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a really simple card with a lovely floral accent.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with our new 3D embossing folder called Decadent Dots.  I didn't want to cover up very much of that wonderful embossed texture so I opted for a floral element as my main focal point.  I stamped the Passion Flower stamps in black and cut them out with the matching Passion Flower dies.  I inked the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink and assembled the flowers.  I used the same sort of technique as shown in my Paper Rose tutorial at the top of the blog.  I cut a Pierced Flag die in white and seated the Thank You mini expression on it.  I used a black shadow on the bottom then stacked up several of the words cut out of wisteria on top of it.  I seated the flowers at the end of the flag and added several of the Lace Edged Leaves in white as accents.  I cut a side view butterfly from the Magical Butterfly set, inked the wings with shaded lilac and glued two of the stacked up to the opposite corner of the card.  I left the wings unglued so they could be raised up.  I used wisteria, white and black mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win it!  All for now Sue x






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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Apple Basket Card


Hi crafters!  I have a fun card to share today that uses the Bushel Basket, Majestic Tree and others!  I show you how to assemble the basket and fill it with fruit!







The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x
8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

Monday, 19 February 2018

Bundle Of Joy

Hi bloggers!  How's this for a lovely new arrival card?  I selected two shades of pink from my stash but it would work in any colours that you needed.  I started by cutting the Alphabet Grid in white and attaching just the grid part to a sticky adhesive sheet.  Next I cut it again in both pale pink for the outlines and in a darker pink for the letters.  There were several letters that I needed extra ones of so I just put a small piece of card over those letters.  I spelled out "Baby Bundle of Joy" and filled in all the letters, then sprinkled Diamond Snow on the remaining adhesive areas.  I cut a thin frame using the Stitched Pegboard Frames and attached it with foam over the background.  Using the Pinwheel Florals, I made three flowers and added a bit of Spun Sugar to the centres of each of them.  I accented the flowers with white leaves from the set too.  White and dark and light pink mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






















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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Discover Art

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a sort of pretty artsy card to share today.  I know it won't appeal to everyone, but it is really very pretty in person.  I started by laying down some colour using Distress Oxides.  I picked Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry and covered a piece of coconut white card.  Next I cut all of the Inspirational Words and laid them randomly around the card.  I spritzed the card with water so it lightened the background and then removed the words, but the colour stayed intense but it gives them a kind of ghost effect in the background.   I used some Black soot ink around the edges to frame it, then matted it with black.  I cut one of the Industrial Chic Swirls out of white card and glued it to the background.  Next I cut two of the smaller tag from the I.C. Frames and Tag set and cut a small bit off of the end on both of them, then rejoined it to makes a longer tag.  I cut the word Discover in black and glued it to the tag.  I cut the word Art twice, once out of white and one out of black, then shadowed it and mounted it with foam above the swirl.  The card was completed with a white on white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Pat S Whitney!!!
Lyn Richardson!!!
Tupns!!!

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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