Thursday, 17 August 2017

You're A Star

Hi guys!  I have to throw one in for the guys in our lives once in awhile! LOL  I really like the simplicity of this one  and think it would work great for teenage kids too!  I started by embossing a piece of black card with the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder.  I added a multi layered white frame using both sets of the Noble Square die sets.  I cut multiples of the sports balls from the You're A Star die set.  I added the ball areas on the soccer/footballs and the stitching on the football/rugby balls (depending on which side of the pond you are on! LOL)and attached them around the frame edge.  Using the Art Deco Alphabet both upper and lower case, I cut the letters to add the sentiment in the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  6 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers! An elegant three wise men card is on offer today.  I started by cutting an oval aperture in a piece of black card.  I embossed it with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder for texture.  To highlight the design, I rubbed enchanted gold gilding polish lightly over the top.  I added a white highlight by cutting a smaller oval in white card and adding it behind the original aperture.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise the aperture.  Next I cut the background of the Three Wise men die in black card and added a white card behind it.  I attached the aperture over the starry night background.  I cut the Three Wise Men in antique gold as well as the star and glued both pieces to the background.  I cut several poinsettias out of vellum and highlighted the edges with Enchanted gold gilding polish before assembling.  I glued them to the side of the aperture and cut some Holly Swirls in Antique Gold card to use as accents around them.  White, black and gold mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this one!  All for now, Sue x

























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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Extended Border Card



Hi bloggers!  Did you know that you can easily extend borders to create longer areas if needed for your card designs?  This video shows you how easy it is to do.









The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Robin Redbreast Stained Glass

Hello there my crafty friends!  Here's another 
stained glass card for you, but completely different that yesterdays!  I started by making a large piece of Pixie Powdered background using Emerald Green, Candy Pink, Rich Gold and Lava Red.  I allowed it to dry completely then cut it in half.  One side I saved to use as my background for my stained glass and the other I used to cut the flowers from for my card.  I cut the Robin Stained Glass die out of coconut white card.  I cut a piece of the pixied background just large enough to fit the stained glass and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and attached the Robin Stained Glass die cut to it.  I coated the remaining adhesive with clear micro beads for texture and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut the Twinkle Star Frame out of white and backed it in white, attaching the Stained glass in the centre.  I made three different sizes poinsettias using the Classic Poinsettia die and the Poinsettia Additions and attached two to the lower corner and one in the opposite corner.  I accented them with pine boughs from the Pine Cone die set.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x






























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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Bonsai Stained Glass

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's offering is a traditional stained glass technique card.  I cut the Bonsai Stained Glass die out of black card and sprayed the back with glue and attached a piece of clear acetate.  Working from the back of the acetate, I decided what colours I wanted the picture to be and started with the darkest colours first.  I first filled it the bonsai trunk with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and sprinkled dark bronze Polished silk glitter on it, then tapped off the excess.  I repeated this process until all the areas were filled it and set it aside to dry overnight.  The front will be completely white as all you will see is the glue until it dries completely, then the colours of the glitter will emerge.  I added it to a larger piece of white card that I embossed with the Aztec Flower folder.  I tied red seam binding around it at the corners, then added a bow with a black button accent in the middle.  White and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winner of this week's Comment Game are:

Susan Battensby!!!
Yorkie Girl!!!
Maria Illsley!!!

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, 12 August 2017

Festive Vellum Channel Card


Hi crafters!  There is nothing like a white on white card and it is especially beautiful for Christmas, don't you think!  Add some vellum and you have a truly lovely creation.

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

Deb E Isle of Wight!!!

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










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


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