Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Feel Better Soon




Hi bloggers!  I have been having so much fun with the Shadow Box dies, I have yet another one to share with you.   This time it uses the Feel Better Soon Accessory set, but you never know when you may need a get well card!











The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 23 January 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi there my crafty friends!  I have a soft custard yellow, black and white offering for you today.  I started by creating a background using the custard yellow card and the outer die from the Lotus Striplet.  I cut it four times around a square, slotting it back into place from a previous cut but turning it a right angles each time.  I backed it with white card then created a frame for it.  I used both the Double Pierced Square Noble sets the original and the B set).  I made a multi layered frame using both white and black card.  I attached it with foam over my background.  I cut the Pacific Ocean Tag in custard and backed it in black for contrast.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the other tag in the set.  I seated the tag with the sentiment in the centre of the card.  Using the Striped Nasturtiums, I cut several of varying sizes of the solid petal and assembled them so they were cascading across the card.  I added white flatback pearls to all the centres as accents. The card was completed with custard white and black mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Especially For You

Good Sunday morning all!   It's a bumper week for the Stamps To Die For range, here is another one to show you!  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Small Beaded Fanfare Pinpoint embossing folder.  I decided to use the opposite side of the embossing and I inked the edges with Antique Linen distress ink for a soft vintage look to it.  I stamped the Garden Song Stamp To Die For in black on milk card.  I inked it with Antique Linen as well and cut it out with the matching Bora Bora dies to create a frame.  I stamped it again but this time I just inked up the flowers on it.  I cut them by hand and coloured them with Distress markers and added them with foam on top of the flowers in the original for a 3D look.  I added a touch of glue to the petals and sprinkled a bit of Iced Snow on each of them too.  I stamped the sentiment (from a Phill Martins stamp set called Petite Scribbled Occasions Sentiments).  I cut it out with the Stitched Flags die set and added it across the card.  I inked it with Antique Linen as well.  The card was completed with milk card and duck egg blue card  mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Lynda's Craft!!!
Anne Prescott!!!
Sued99!!!

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, 21 January 2017

Sparkly Coffee Card


Hi bloggers!  I have a very clean and simple card for you today, but it shows you how you can use just a portion of your Shadow Box die to create a lovely card!

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

Hetty Garlick!!!

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





 The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Friday, 20 January 2017

Fabulous Day

 Hi crafters!  I really like the autumnal feel to this one, I hope you do too!  I started with a piece of milk card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing off to expose the adhesive and I started to lay down a bunch of the Swirly Leaf Trio dies cut in varying shades of greens, yellow and rust.  I alternated the colours and the leaf style all the way around the edge of the card.  Once I had filled it in all the way around, I glittered the remaining adhesive areas with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used my paper cutter to remove any of the leaves that were overhanging the edge.  I cut a smaller piece of milk card and embossed it with the Dot Matrix Pinpoint Embossing folder and matted it on a slightly larger milk card mat.  I added mounting foam to raise it and seated it in the middle of the background.  I cut the inner die from the Bora Bora in milk and added the inner die from the Tahiti.  I backed the Tahiti cut section with the same shape cut out of the rust card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the inner die from the Fiji die set.  I inked the edges lightly with rusty hinge ink and added it to the centre of the card.  I completed the card with milk and rust mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






                                                 
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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Just A Note

 Hello crafters!  For today's card offering, I cut the Indian Ocean Background out of coconut white card and backed it with Wisteria card.  I cut the centre out and added mounting foam to the back of the frame.  I kept cutting the smaller dies in the set in the same manner and worked a stair step going downward to the centre of the card.  I used the inner oval from the Charlotte die set to create a white frame backed with Iris card for my sentiment.  I added it over the stamped sentiment and attached it to the middle of the stair stepped frames.  I cut two of the Starflower clusters in white and cut the matching flowers in Iris card.  I glued the flowers behind and added pearls to the centres.  I attached them in opposite corners as accents.  I completed the card with white, wisteria and iris card mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  It isn't quite a WOW (white on white) card, but it is a MOM (milk on milk card! LOL)  I used the Dot Matrix embossing folder to emboss a piece of milk card.  I cut it into three even sections and added them using mounting foam to a larger piece of milk card to create the background.  Next I cut the Tahiti die out of milk card, and cut it in half to extend the pattern.  I cut the Fiji die in milk and added the ends of the Tahiti to the top and bottom of it.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with apiece of sticky adhesive paper.  I cut a frame for the sentiment using the inside design from the Bora Bora die set.  I cut it out of milk card and then backed it with milk card for a tonal look, then cut the centre out and added mounting foam to the back.  I peeled off the backing paper on my sentiment, attached the frame over it, then sprinkled the inside area with Diamond Sprinkles.  I cut away any excess card around the edge of the frame and mounted it in the centre of the card.  I accented my focal element with several of the Striped Nasturtiums cut out of milk card using only the outline dies in the set.  I added three flowers to the lower corner and two to the upper corner to create a spray of flowers across the card.  I added a couple of pearl swirls to finish the background.  The card was completed with  simple milk cards matted and layered.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

























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