Sunday, 25 February 2018

Mom

Good Sunday morning all!  I have just realised how close we are getting to Mother's Day (at least in the UK) so I thought I had better share some of those cards with you.  This one uses the Mom version of the Mom/Mum  die.  I started with a Pixie powder back ground using the Aqua Lagoon and Emerald Green.  I made a large enough piece that I was also able to cut the backing pieces for Mom out of the extra bit so it matched with my background.  I cut the Mom die in white and backed the letters with the solid part of the die cut out of the pixied card and glued them together.  I made a frame out of the Background rectangles, but cut it down in the corners to fit more to the shape of the word.  I made a couple of Passion Flowers to hide the cut and decorate the card.  The backing for the flowers was cut out of a sticky adhesive piece attached to white card so I was able to assemble them and add some Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the flowers.  I accented them both with white leaves.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished sizes are 6 1/4" x  10 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Jenny Briggs!!!
Eunice!!!
Sheila Hodges!!!

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, 24 February 2018

Lift Your Spirits Card


Hello there my crafty friends!  Do you know anyone that could use an uplifting card like this?  This one is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!

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

Ursula!!!

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











The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x
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Friday, 23 February 2018

Just Wanted To Say

Hi guys!  I thought I would give you a sneak peek at one of the cards that I will be showing on Hochanda today at 3pm!  I have a one hour show that is just for showcasing the City Skyline Circle Scene die set (shown here)  I will be doing the ODS that starts tonight  with shows at 6pm and 8pm as well.  Today's card is such a quick and easy card to do.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used the Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides to create the background.  I used the pad edge to just make stripes of colour out from a central point in the lower middle of the card. I used a gold paint pen and flicked it randomly to add a bit of a sparkle.   I set it with a heat tool to dry, then die cut the sentiment in black gloss card and glued it into the top of the card.  I used the larger building die from the City Skyline set and cut it across and extended it a bit using a piece of black gloss card.  I cut the other sentiment (Congratulations) in white and glued it below the buildings.  I attached the buildings to the bottom of the card, then completed it with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  I hope you can tune in to see all the other lovely samples done with this die set and then later on for the tart of the One day Special!  All for now, Sue x






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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Textured Background Card


Hi bloggers!  Here is a great idea for those male birthdays you need something for.  The Industrial Chic collection dies are just perfect for using with any sort of textured backgrounds and this one is really easy to achieve!









 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a really simple card with a lovely floral accent.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with our new 3D embossing folder called Decadent Dots.  I didn't want to cover up very much of that wonderful embossed texture so I opted for a floral element as my main focal point.  I stamped the Passion Flower stamps in black and cut them out with the matching Passion Flower dies.  I inked the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink and assembled the flowers.  I used the same sort of technique as shown in my Paper Rose tutorial at the top of the blog.  I cut a Pierced Flag die in white and seated the Thank You mini expression on it.  I used a black shadow on the bottom then stacked up several of the words cut out of wisteria on top of it.  I seated the flowers at the end of the flag and added several of the Lace Edged Leaves in white as accents.  I cut a side view butterfly from the Magical Butterfly set, inked the wings with shaded lilac and glued two of the stacked up to the opposite corner of the card.  I left the wings unglued so they could be raised up.  I used wisteria, white and black mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win it!  All for now Sue x






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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Apple Basket Card


Hi crafters!  I have a fun card to share today that uses the Bushel Basket, Majestic Tree and others!  I show you how to assemble the basket and fill it with fruit!







The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x
8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x