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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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Go Wild

Hello all from myself and a cheeky little monkey (often one in the same!) LOL  I cut a square of coconut white card and cut two cloud apertures out of it using the Twinkle Twinkle Cloud and Stars die set.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise the aperture.  On a separate piece of coconut white card, I used a hand cut cloud to stencil in a cloudy sky background using Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress inks and I added in some lighter clouds with the White Cloud colour cloud ink.  I attached the aperture over the background, then offset the clouds taken from the aperture with some vines coming from underneath them.  From the Cheeky Monkey die set, I cut one monkey out of tan card and inked through the die with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to put in the tummy ears, and mouth.  I hung him by his tail off one of the vines.  I attached this entire piece to another larger piece of coconut white card and cut the two sentiments from the set out of tan card.  I glued the go wild into the top cloud aperture and added the cheeky monkey to the card below.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x






















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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters! A bright, eye catching, not so traditional blue for today's Christmas card giveaway.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background using Aqua Lagoon and Midnight Blue with a touch of White Pearl.  I allowed it to dry well then cut the Lace Snowflake Frame out of the centre of it. I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of the aperture, then cut the Lace Snowflake die again in black. I glued the black one back into the aperture opening.  I added mounting foam to the back of the background to raise it and added it over a piece of white card.  I cut four of the Snowflake Edger in white leaving a thin border, then glued them to the edges of the background and mitred the corners.  I stamped my sentiment in black, then cut the centre of the original pixie powdered snowflake frame to create a hexagon frame for the sentiment.  I added mounting foam to raise it then attached it over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this card in the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x







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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sweet Dreams Baby Card



Hi bloggers!  A truly clean and simple baby card for you today.  This is a really good one though, if you need a quick new arrival card.






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




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Monday, 16 October 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi crafters!  I am beginning to realise that I have too many Christmas cards and will have to post a few here and there so I don't run out of time to show them all!  I particularly liked this one and was planning on using it for a Wednesday Card giveaway, but it has gone missing somewhere along the way, who knows where!  I started by cutting the Twinkle Star Frames out of white and I backed it with white card too, but I cut it in half and took a bit out of the middle before reassembling it to make it a bit smaller.  Next I cut the Holly Lattice outer die and the Noelle Frame outer die together out of gold mirror card to create a wider frame.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added it over another Twinkle Star frame cut out of Antique Gold card.  I trimmed away the excess from under the edge of the frame and backed it in white.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the pierced flags and gave it a gold mat using the next size up in the set.  I attached it across the frame then created three red poinsettias edged with a gold paint pen..  I seated the flowers around the card and added Berry Bough accents cut in Antique gold card.  I cut the Holly Swirl die in white and used several of them to accent the card as well.  The card was completed by added white, red and gold mats and layers and small flatback pearls to the Twinkle Star frame junctions.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




























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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Baked With Love



Good Sunday morning all!  You can probably tell that I have been looking through some of my older folders! LOL  I found this lovely apron card that never had it's day on the blog so I thought I would share it.  I do believe that it is the last of the apron/kitchen cards that I made.  I started with a piece of milk card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut all of the kitchen pieces from the Baked with Love die set out of milk card and randomly added them all over the card.  You can see the canister, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, utensils, muffin tin etc. behind the apron, then I sprinkled the remaining exposed adhesive with Diamond Snow.  I cut the apron out of dotty decorative paper from my stash and added pockets cut out of red with mounting foam.  I cut the rolling pin and wooden spoon out of milk card and attached them coming out of the pocket, then added the oven mitt hanging off the edge of the apron pocket.  I cut the sentiment twice out of ruby red card and glued them together then attached them to the centre of the apron.  Milk and red mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Lydia Jordan!!!
Jess Watson!!!
York's Butterfly!!!

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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