Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!   I have pulled out some metallic bronze card for today's card giveaway, a colour I admittedly do not use often, but it is quite pretty.  I started by cutting the decorative die from the Tahiti into a piece of milk card.  I cut it once on the left and then again on the right side of the card, overlapping in the centre.  I backed it with bronze card so it showed through the cut out areas.  I cut two of the Molly die in milk card and crisscrossed them in the centre of the card.  I added a Pacific Ocean tag cut out of bronze and backed with milk card in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set and used the slightly larger oval from the other tag in the set as a mat.  I cut three Striped Nasturtium flowers out of bronze and backed the with milk card.  I seated the largest with silk cream bow and added Lace Edged Leaves around it and the other two flowers.  I cut a double strip of cream pearls down the middle and added a strip to the upper and lower edges as accents.  Milk and bronze mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Through the Window Card




Hi bloggers!  There are just so many wonderful ways in which you can use a window die.  Today's video shows you a lovely way in which to create a card which suggests the viewer is inside looking outward.



















The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 20 March 2017

You're So Sweet

 Hi crafters!  Aqua and white with just a touch of black for the blog card today.  I began by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder to give the background some texture.  I cut two of the Linear Elegance Edger out of white and backed them with aqua card.  I cut the small edger from the set out of black and added it to the outer sides of both of the borders and then added them to the edges of the card with mounting foam.  For the focal element, I cut the Molly die out of aqua card and out of black card and used it as a shadow behind the aqua die cut.  I cut a Tahiti die out of white and nipped it in half and added it to the top and bottom of the Molly die.  I stamped my sentiment and seated it on a Pacific Ocean Tag cut out of white and backed with black.  Aqua, white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x



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Sunday, 19 March 2017

You're Delightful

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's creation is a milk, mocha and antique gold card (good guy colours!).  They are quite the unusual colour combo for me, but you just have to try a few different things sometimes!  I will say that it is actually quite pretty in real life, but my pics have not truly captured the colour it is.  I started by cutting four of the Swiss Borders out of milk card.  I glued them to the edge of a piece of Mocha card.  I used the matching corners and cut them in milk and matted them with milk backings and added them to the corners with mounting foam.  Next I cut a piece of milk card for the centre and added a thin gold mat and cut a Gillian die out of gold, cut it in half and added it to the sides underneath the matting.  I attached this piece to the centre with mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the Zurich die in Mocha card and glued it down, then added a milk cut Gillian with gold backing on top of it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Gillian die and added it with a thin mocha mat and added a gold paint pen edge to it.  Milk, Mocha and Antique Gold mats were added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Barbara Gosden!!!
Chris Curry!!!
Suemac!!!

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, 18 March 2017

Chocolate Bunny Basket Card





Hi crafters!  What's better than an Easter Basket filled with chocolate bunnies?  Why nothing of course! LOL  At least this card of chocolate bunnies doesn't have a single calorie!  Today's video will show you how to use your Easter basket to make a card rather than a 3D basket.

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

Saba!!!

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









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


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Friday, 17 March 2017

A Friend Like You

Hello there my crafty friends!  Silver and milk card for today's offering.  I like this combo as the milk card gives it just a bit of a soft vintage feel.  I started by double cutting the Seychelles decorative die horizontally into a piece of milk card.  The dies slightly over lap in the centre but that part will be covered so not to worry.  I backed it with silver card to show through the decorative cut out areas.  Next I cut the edger from the Blossom Edger set in silver and backed it with milk card.  It did need to be extended on both of them, but it lines up quite easily to do this.  I glued these to the top and bottom edge of the card.  Next I cut another Seychelles die out of milk card, backed it with silver then cut the inside out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in silver then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet. I peeled the backing off then attached the frame over it before sprinkling Diamond Snow on the exposed adhesive.  I mounting this piece vertically in the centre of the card.  I created three flowers using the Exquisite Poppies die set, edged them with a silver paint pen then attached the around the sentiment.  I accented the larger flower with cream tulle and Olive Branches.  Milk and silver mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Just For You

Morning all!  Today's card is a bit on the clean and simple side, but it is really pretty in real life!  I started by stamping the Elemental Swirl stamp across the top corner of a piece of coconut white card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I dusted it with gold mica powder for a soft look.  Next I cut four leaf apertures diagonally across a piece of coconut white card.  I added a piece of acetate across the back so it covered all the openings then added mounting foam to raise it.  Next I used my Pixie Powders to create a background that I used to showed through those openings.  I used Rich God, Midnight Blue, and  Candy Pink and spritz it with water to activate the powders.  Once dry, I adhered the top piece over it.  Using the Bright gold card, I cut the matching Leafy Swirl dies and glued them in place over the acetate in the apertures.  I also cut the sentiment from the Retail Therapy die set in Bright gold card and glued it to the bottom corner of the card.  The card was completed with white and Bright Gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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