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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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Extended Border Card



Hi bloggers!  Did you know that you can easily extend borders to create longer areas if needed for your card designs?  This video shows you how easy it is to do.









The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Robin Redbreast Stained Glass

Hello there my crafty friends!  Here's another 
stained glass card for you, but completely different that yesterdays!  I started by making a large piece of Pixie Powdered background using Emerald Green, Candy Pink, Rich Gold and Lava Red.  I allowed it to dry completely then cut it in half.  One side I saved to use as my background for my stained glass and the other I used to cut the flowers from for my card.  I cut the Robin Stained Glass die out of coconut white card.  I cut a piece of the pixied background just large enough to fit the stained glass and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and attached the Robin Stained Glass die cut to it.  I coated the remaining adhesive with clear micro beads for texture and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut the Twinkle Star Frame out of white and backed it in white, attaching the Stained glass in the centre.  I made three different sizes poinsettias using the Classic Poinsettia die and the Poinsettia Additions and attached two to the lower corner and one in the opposite corner.  I accented them with pine boughs from the Pine Cone die set.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x






























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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Bonsai Stained Glass

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's offering is a traditional stained glass technique card.  I cut the Bonsai Stained Glass die out of black card and sprayed the back with glue and attached a piece of clear acetate.  Working from the back of the acetate, I decided what colours I wanted the picture to be and started with the darkest colours first.  I first filled it the bonsai trunk with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and sprinkled dark bronze Polished silk glitter on it, then tapped off the excess.  I repeated this process until all the areas were filled it and set it aside to dry overnight.  The front will be completely white as all you will see is the glue until it dries completely, then the colours of the glitter will emerge.  I added it to a larger piece of white card that I embossed with the Aztec Flower folder.  I tied red seam binding around it at the corners, then added a bow with a black button accent in the middle.  White and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winner of this week's Comment Game are:

Susan Battensby!!!
Yorkie Girl!!!
Maria Illsley!!!

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, 12 August 2017

Festive Vellum Channel Card


Hi crafters!  There is nothing like a white on white card and it is especially beautiful for Christmas, don't you think!  Add some vellum and you have a truly lovely creation.

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

Deb E Isle of Wight!!!

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 3/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x


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Friday, 11 August 2017

Christmas Double Days

Hello crafters!  More Christmas cards to share today!  First up is one of my favourites showing off the 3D Fireplace die set.  I selected some papers from my stash to use (I wanted it to sort of look like wallpaper behind it.  I cut the fireplace out of taupe card and inked through the die with Tea Dye distress ink.  Next I folded it on the score lines to create the 3D fireplace.   This die is designed so you can fold it flat to post it too!   I inked another piece of taupe card with some Mustard Seed and attached it behind the fireplace.  I cut and coloured the fire and added it to the slot in the fireplace.  I cut the stocking three times out of both white and red card.  I cut the top section off of the white ones and glued it to the red ones and attached them to the mantelpiece.  I also cut the clock and candlestick and glued them to the top of the mantle.  The wreath was cut out of both green and red card.  I took the bow off of the red one and glued it to the green wreath and attached it above the mantle.  I cut the Poinsettia Flourish out of green and added red flowers to it and draped it across top of the card.  I finished the card with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x 7 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.









Card number two showcases one of the matching Stamps To Die For.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder.  I cut the Lattice Ribbon out of gold card and extended it a bit to go the entire length of the side of the card.  For the focal element, I cut the Looped Snowflake in white as a base, then stamped the Poinsettia Coronet STDF in black on another piece of white card.  I coloured it with Distress markers and cut it out with the matching Art Deco Snowflake.  I stamped my sentiment in the open area, then layered it up.  I cut two Poinsettias and coated them with red Glitter  and arranged them on the lattice ribbon border.  I added several of the Holly Swirls cut in white as accents.  I completed the card with flatback pearls and white, gold and red mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x 8" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed the selection of Christmas cards for today's double day treat!   All for now, Sue x






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