Sunday, 20 August 2017

You Are The Best

Good Sunday morning all!  Need a really quick card, maybe even for a male in your life, then this is a great one for you.  I selected ginger card and cut the Atlantic Ocean Background.  I backed it with black card, leaving a little bit of an edge around it for a mat.  I cut the Lucy die in coconut white card, using both decorative inner dies.  I added it to the centre of the background in a diamond orientation.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Atlantic Ocean tag and inked it with Tea Dye distress ink and the inked it with a black marker before adding it to the centre of the card.  I added white flatback pearls to the background and focal die element.  I added a white pierced mat, black and ginger mats and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7"  in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Barbara Macaskill!!!
Sued 99!!!
Dawn Holben!!!

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





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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Christmas Robin Stained Glass Card


Hi crafters!  There are so many ways to create beautiful Stained Glass cards with these dies.  Today's video shows you one idea that is a bit of a different twist for you.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card is:

Tressa!!!

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









The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  I have two cards today for you that are both very nontraditional in their colour schemes.  I used Silver dream Pixie Powder on a piece of acetate mixed with Cosmic Lacquer then added wrinkled white tissue over the top.  I set it aside to dry overnight.  I cut two of the Stitched Snowflake Striplets in white and added them over a piece of the pixie powder background.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder.  I attached the two striplets to the sides.  I cut the snowflake tag and added it to the top of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the tag set, inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire.  I sprayed it with glue and then coated it with Diamond Snow and added it to the tag.  With the remainder of the pixie powdered background, I cut the Poinsettias out of it.  I assembled them and and added them with Holly Swirls as accents.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







Card number two is more of a vintage style in it's colouring of dusty rose and cream.  I cut an aperture in a piece of milk card using the Noelle Frame outer die.  Next I embossed it with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder for texture.  I cut the Garland Edger with the larger decorative die and the smaller decorative piece out of milk card.  I cut a strip of dusty rose card and added it behind and added a strip of cream pearls between them as an accent.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it on the lower portion of the card.  I attached a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to some milk card and attached the background to it with mounting foam.  I cut the Noelle frame in milk card and recessed it down into the aperture, then coated the remaining sticky areas with Diamond Snow.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with a Pierced flag, adding the next size up in rose as a mat.  I attached it across the aperture with foam, then added a Poinsettia Cluster in milk and rose as an accent.  Cream flatback pearls were added to the background and milk and rose mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Thursday, 17 August 2017

You're A Star

Hi guys!  I have to throw one in for the guys in our lives once in awhile! LOL  I really like the simplicity of this one  and think it would work great for teenage kids too!  I started by embossing a piece of black card with the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder.  I added a multi layered white frame using both sets of the Noble Square die sets.  I cut multiples of the sports balls from the You're A Star die set.  I added the ball areas on the soccer/footballs and the stitching on the football/rugby balls (depending on which side of the pond you are on! LOL)and attached them around the frame edge.  Using the Art Deco Alphabet both upper and lower case, I cut the letters to add the sentiment in the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  6 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers! An elegant three wise men card is on offer today.  I started by cutting an oval aperture in a piece of black card.  I embossed it with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder for texture.  To highlight the design, I rubbed enchanted gold gilding polish lightly over the top.  I added a white highlight by cutting a smaller oval in white card and adding it behind the original aperture.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise the aperture.  Next I cut the background of the Three Wise men die in black card and added a white card behind it.  I attached the aperture over the starry night background.  I cut the Three Wise Men in antique gold as well as the star and glued both pieces to the background.  I cut several poinsettias out of vellum and highlighted the edges with Enchanted gold gilding polish before assembling.  I glued them to the side of the aperture and cut some Holly Swirls in Antique Gold card to use as accents around them.  White, black and gold mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one!  All for now, Sue x

























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