Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Only a couple of more Wednesdays are left before the big day and I thought I would take advantage of them for the chance to give away another Christmas card.  Today's offering is a pretty navy blue and white number.  I started by cutting an aperture in the upper portion of a piece of coconut white card using the Noelle Frame die set.  I embossed the card to add texture to the background by using the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder.   Next I cut the Garland Edger die in navy blue card using two of the dies together.  I glued it across the lower portion of the card.  I cut the Noelle Frame outer decorative die with the cutting edge, backed it in white then cut it into a frame using the next cutting edge.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it.  I used the centre decorative die and cut it into the navy blue card and seated the frame over it and trimmed away the excess card around the edge.  I added a white backing piece and attached it to the upper portion of the card.  I cut Merry & Bright several times and stacked them for dimension and glued them into the centre of the frame.  Using the Classic Poinsettia die, I made several white poinsettias.  I added Iced Snow to the tips of them before assembling and glued them into place on the garland edger and the opposite corner of the Noelle Frame.  I used white Holly Swirls as accents.  White and Navy Blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  Leave a comment if you would like 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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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Sparkly Snowflakes Card



Hi bloggers!  I believe this is one of the last few Christmas die videos for you this year (maybe just one or two more tops, I promise! LOL).  It happens to be one of my personal favourite cards, I hope you will enjoy it too!













The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Just A Note

Hello there my crafty friends!  A little bit of an autumnal feel for today's card offering.  I started by cutting the Cascading Leaves four times across a piece of coconut white card.  I used just the aperture for this card (the leaves were used for a separate card).  Next I used pixie powders to create the background behind them.  Straw Yellow, Burnt Orange and Bronze were used.  I mounted the dry background behind the leaves and added a thin black mat.  I used the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder on a larger piece of coconut white card and seated my topper in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags and added a black mat cut from the next size up.  I cut two of the Pinwheel Florals in white and added a white backing to them and a pearl centre.  The leaves from the set were added as accents.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Winter Wonderland

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a lovely forest scene card done in sepia tones for you today.  I started by cutting the Birch Tree Background out of milk card.  I cut it twice by moving the die along to expand the scene.  I used Vintage Photo distress ink on a smoothie to edge all the trees.  I embossed another piece of milk card with the Falling Snow folder and attached the birch trees to it.  I cut a multi layered frame out of milk card using the Double Pierced Rectangles set A and B.  I added foam to raise it and attached it over the forest scene.  Next I stamped the fox, squirrel, hedgehog and log in Coffee Archival ink and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I inserted them into the scene with foam and glue.  I also added some Iced Snow to the bottom of the forest area for a bit of sparkle.  I cut the Winter Wonderland sentiment in silver card and glued it to the top and bottom edges of the frame.  I used milk and silver card to mat and layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Stella Munn!!!
TC!!!
Hetty Garlick!!!

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, 9 December 2017

Hot Air Balloon Card




Hi crafters!  Here is a quick and easy idea for a shaker card using the new Domed Snow Globe die set.  The hot air balloon design is great for just about any occasion as well I think!

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

Anita Braddock!!!

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















The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size. All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  The time for the double days is quickly starting to dwindle, only a few more left to go.  Two different styles for today's choices though.  First up is a gold and black card with a very elegant feel to it.  I cut several of the Lattice Ribbon die in both gold mirror card and black card, extending the lengths on both of them for the centre panels.  Next I backed each of them with the same colour card and attached them onto another card in a diagonal fashion.  I trimmed the card edges once attached.  I cut the sentiment from the Gingerbread Man die set in gold mirror card and glued it in the upper corner.  I added a large floral element in the opposite corner using the Classic Poinsettia and the Holly Swirl die sets.  On the poinsettias, I frosted the edges with gold Glitter Kiss before assembling them.  Gold, white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







Card number two features the Poinsettia Star and checker board border.  I cut the Poinsettia Checker board border three times out of coconut white card.  I backed each of them with Ruby Red card and attached them to another piece of white card with mounting foam.  For the Poinsettia Star, I cut it in white first.  Next I embossed it into red card so the design showed and then hand cut around the flowers and glued them underneath the flowers on the white die cut.  I added a black backing to make the entire design pop out then added it to the centre of the background with mounting foam.  I cut two of the Holly Swirls in white and added parts of them to the upper and lower corners of the star as an accent.  The finished dimensions are 7"x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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