Friday, 21 July 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi crafters!  I debated on showing this card as it got a bit damaged in transport.  I tried to flatten it out, but it still has a bit of a wavy look to it, but I don't use green very much and thought it might be a welcome change.  I started by cutting the Pacific Ocean Borders into the sides of a piece of coconut white card.  I backed it in white for a tone on tone look.  For the focal point, I cut the Swirly Vines Background out of green card from my stash.  I backed it in white and cut the centre out to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the Delightful Daisies in white to use in the frame.  I stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of white card and added a very faint blue cloud like background around it.  I attached the daisies inside the frame and added the backing with the sentiment.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

For You


Hi there my crafty friends!  Back to the Vintage Handbag set for today's card offering.  I cut the decorative base die from the Prism Striplet three times across a piece of coconut white card to create the background.  I backed it with Silver mirror card.  Next I cut the Sumatra die outer shape in black as the back mat of the focal element.  I cut a smaller white one and added it and then layered up the Java die in white.  I cut the Vintage Handbag in silver mirror card and backed it in black.  I added it to the centre of the layered mats.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags, using a larger one as a mat in black.  I attached it to the left side of the card peeking out of the frame.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Squares Set A and B to create a black and white multi-layered frame for the card.  White, black and silver mirror card were used for mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card giveaway is a relatively simple card, but pretty nonetheless!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the decorative die from the Laced Heart to cut into the background randomly all over.  I backed it with a piece of dusty rose card from my stash.  Using the Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B, I created a multi layered frame out of dusty pink and coconut white card, added mounting foam and attached it over my background.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flag die set, lightly inking it with Spun Sugar before removing it from the die.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to the left side of the frame.  Using the Chrysanthemum die set, I cut several of each size, curled the petal upwards and mounted them together to create a single large flower for the end of the sentiment strip.  I seated the flower with Spring Foliage around it as accents.  White, and dusty Rose card mats and layers were used to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance at winning this one.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Alcohol Ink Stained Glass Card


Hi bloggers!  Alcohol inks are often overlooked but they can create such beautiful backgrounds.  Easily used with the Stained Glass dies to create interesting effects, they should be given their due as they are very easy to use.


























The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Friends

 Hi there my crafty friends!  I just love these rose spray corners and think this card shows them off beautifully!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the Daisy Circle to cut an aperture in the centre of it.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added it over a piece of dusty rose card (from my stash).  I cut four of the Rose Spray Corners out of the same colour and glued them to the corners as accents.  I cut the Daisy Circle out of white card and glued it into the aperture opening.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it wit a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut an oval frame for it and peeled the backing paper off and attached the frame then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used a Victorian Velvet Distressed marker and added a bit of colour on top of the glitter. I attached the sentiment in the centre with foam.  I added three small rose flowers to the frame of the sentiment cut from the Spring Foliage die set.  The card was completed by piercing a white mat layer, adding a thin dusty rose mat and a final white card layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  6 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Sunday, 16 July 2017

It's a Boy/ It's A Girl

 Good Sunday morning all!   It's a double day of baby shadow box cards, one for the girls and one for the boys!  Both cards today have been made with the New Arrival Shadow box die set.  For the girl card, I used two shades of pink and coconut white card.  I embossed a piece of pale pink card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder for texture to the background.  I cut the shadow box in white and added mounting foam to the back to raise it and create the boxes.  I attached it the the embossed background.  Using the Scalloped Lattice Frames set B, I cut a multilayered frame using both light and darker pink card and glued them on top of the shadow box.  I used the rattle and little footprints from the Little Treasures set to fill in some of the cubbies and the bottle and baby blocks from the shadow box set for a couple more boxes.  The It's a girl set for the largest opening.  I added a small flower from the Exquisite Poppy set which I sugared it Iced Snow and seated it on a satin ribbon bow.  White  mats and layers were added to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







 Card number two is all blue for the boys.  It has the same sort of format, but I used the Dot Matrix embossing folder for texture on this one in the background.  I added the baby blocks in blue in the smallest openings.  The rattle and bottle were used again with white accents added.  For the largest opening, I used the word "Baby" from the shadow box but added the word Boy which I cut from the It's A Boy sentiment die.  I used a dark blue to shadow both words and used the same dark blue as a frame around the shadow box.  The buttons were added to the bottom corner as an accent.  White, sky blue and dark blue mats and layers were added to complete this card.  The finished dimensions are  6 3/4"  x  8" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed both cards today!


The winner of this week's Comment Game are:


                                                                        Diane Green!!
Sue Kinson!!!
P Austen!!!


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





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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Striplet Extension Border Card




Hi guys!  A really pretty card featuring the Prism Striplet and the video shows you how to easily extend it for longer cards.  

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

ethansnana!!!

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










The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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