Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Radiating Star Shaker Card




Hi crafters!  Today's video card features the Radiating Star die and the matching star treat cup for a really special shaker Christmas card idea for you.












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


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Monday, 23 October 2017

For Someone So Special


Hello crafters!  This is the first sample that I have made with one of our new card colours called Petrol Blue, very pretty isn't it?  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Scarlet die set into the centre of the card.  I backed it with white card to show through.  Next I cut two of the Columba Gemini die in white.  I created a multi layered frame for the card using the Stitched Pegboard Frames out of coconut white card and Petrol Blue card.  I attached the two Columba dies to the edge of the frame so they were coming into the frame from each side of the card.  I cut the Victoria die and attached it across the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Scarlet die, then inked it lightly with Stormy Sky distress ink before attaching it in the centre of the Victoria die.  The card was completed with white and blue mats and layers.   White pearls were added as accents.   The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Thanks For Everything

Good Sunday morning all!  I found this one that I made quite some time ago, but it has never had it's day on the blog surprisingly (at least not that I could find!)  I started by cutting an aperture in the centre of a piece of coconut white card using the centre of the Alexandra die set.  I added some mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I stamped the Floral Garland Stamp To Die For that matches the Ornate Oval My Friend die set.  I coloured the flowers with Distress Markers (Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss and Milled Lavender) and cut the stamped image out using both the inner and outer cutting dies from the set.  I sprayed it with glue and sprinkled Diamond Snow over it and added mounting foam to raise it.  I lined it up with the opening in the aperture and attached it.  Behind the aperture opening, I added my stamped sentiment, then recessed the decorative inner die cut from the Alexandra die set into the aperture.  From there it was just a few extra white on white mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Maria Illsley!!!
Diane Green!!!
Yvonne Hodge!!!

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, 21 October 2017

Christmas Sweater Card



Hello bloggers!  Today's video card has the look of a Christmas sweater, but it is really easy with the help of the Chalk Cloud inks!

The winner of Wednesday's Card Giveaway is:

Viki Banaszak!!!

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









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


Friday, 20 October 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello all!  We are getting closer and closer to Christmas now, have you finished all your cards yet?  Here are a couple of more for some ideas if you like.  The first one was started by cutting the Lace Snowflake Frame out of a piece of coconut white card randomly all over the background.  I attached it to a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then added another piece of white card behind.  I repositioned the cut out snowflakes back into their slots, then where the fallaway pieces were from the die cut, I sprinkled Diamond Snow over them to fill in the adhesive areas.  I made a multi layered frame from the Double Pierced Noble Squares using white and aqua card and attached it over the background.  Next I cut two more of the Lace Snowflake die out of aqua card and offset them and attached them in the centre of the frame with foam.  I stamped a sentiment then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I created a frame from the centre dies in the Lace Snowflake and added it with foam over the sticky sheet on the sentiment.  I sprinkled Diamond Snow over the inside of the frame and attached it in the centre of the snowflakes.  I cut several small snowflakes in white and added them to the outer frame of the card in opposite corners.  White and aqua mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.










Card number two started with a Pixie Powder background using Midnight Blue and Purple Violet.  I built up the colour by adding more powder until the colour was quite intense.  I cut the Icicle border from the Snowflake Edger die set and extended it, then added glue and Iced Snow along the entire length.  I glued it to the top edge of the card.  I stamped my sentiment directly on the background in Black Archival ink.  I cut the outer and inner cutting dies from the Scalloped Snowflake Frame to create a frame for the Art Deco Snowflake that I attached to the top of it, adding a large pearl to the centre.  I cut two of the Holly Swirls and white and added them in opposite corners coming from the focal element.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Hope these give you a bit of inspiration!  All for now, Sue x






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