Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello bloggers!  I have two fun sort of Christmas cards to share with you today.  First up is a card which uses one of the Stamp To Die For range.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Twisted Holly embossing folder for texture.  I cut two of the Garland Edgers with the wide border and the scalloped border next to each other and glued them on to the sides of the card.  Next I stamped the Presents Galore Stamp To Die For in black Archival ink.  I used Distress Markers to colour it in (Festive Berries Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss, Spun Sugar) and cut it out with the matching outer die from the Holly Lattice Frame.  I cut another of the same die out of white card using the decorative die then cut it in half and added it to the edges of the stamped image.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Frosty Frame and mounted it across the stamped image.  I attached the entire piece in between the borders.  I cut Pine Cones out of kraft card, adding white gel pen accents and Iced Snow and cut the greenery out of card from my stash.  I added them to the corner of the card. White and red mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.





Card number two is a cheerful Gingerbread man card.  I started with the background and embossed coconut white card with the same Twisted Holly embossing folder.  I cut one Lattice Ribbon die out of red card and extended the length on it.  I cut it directly down the centre of it to create two smaller pieces then added a thin strip of red card to both of the cut sides. I glued these along the edges, top and bottom, of my embossed background.  Next I cut three gingerbread men out of tan card.  I used Worn Lipstick through the die for their cheeks.  I added red bows and buttons and white icing strips on their arms and legs.  I used red and white Bakers Twine and tied bows between them and string them across the card so they looked like they were attached.  I cut the sentiment from the set and shadowed it in black and added it to the top of the card seated upon the oval from the Frosty Frame die set.  The card was completed with white, red and tan mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Best Son

Hello crafters and Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!  Today's card uses one of my favourite products; the Creative Expressions Crackle Glaze.  I started by covering a piece of black card with the crackle glaze and allowed it to dry overnight.  Once dry, I mixed Warm White Chalk paint with Chocolate Gold metallic lustre paints (both Cr. Exp. products) and painted it on to the dry card.  Within a few minutes, the cracks appear (it is so cool to watch!)  I cut the piece into three strips and mounted them on to a piece of black card.  Next I cut the tool box out of tan card and inked through the die with Vintage Photo distress Oxide ink.  I cut several of the tools from the In The Tool Box set to add to the tool box.  I used a silver paint pen to add detail to each of them.  I used the Stitched Pegboard Frames die to create a pegboard piece for some additional tools.  I used the silver paint pen on them before gluing them to the pegboard backing and attaching it to the top of the card.  I cut the sentiment from tan card and added it to a double hexagon frame cut from mocha and tan card.  The card was completed with milk, tan and mocha mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  We are going to walk in winter's wonderland for this week's card giveaway!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder.  Next I cut a sloped hill area out of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached to it.  I glittered it with Iced Snow and glued it to the bottom of the embossed background.  Out of Brunswick green card, I stamped several of the trees and tree clusters using the Forest Life clear stamp set and cut them out with their matching dies from the Forest Animals die set.  I glued a strip of the trees across the top of the card, then added single trees in the foreground.  I dabbed glue on to them and glittered them as well with Iced Snow.  I stamped and cut out the deer family.  I added highlights to them with a white pencil and lightly inked the edges with walnut stain before gluing them into place below the trees.  I cut several of the Winter Wonderland die and stacked them for dimension, then glued them into place around the trees and deer.  Finally I cut a multi layered frame from the Double Pierced Rectangles (A and B set) and added it with foam over the top of the scene.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettia dies out of vellum and created a floral element which I added to the corner of the card with a white satin ribbon bow.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  If you would like a chance to win this card, just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Magic of Christmas



Hi bloggers!  Today's video card is a lovely pearl blue and silver card that just says Christmas all over it!  It happens to be one of my favourites, hope you like it too!









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

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Petite Petal Striplet

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card is a truly simple design and I didn't even think it needed a sentiment!  I used the Petite Petal Striplet inner decorative die and cut it into the card three times, leaving a small gap between each of them and a wider border around.  I glued a piece of acetate to the back and raised it with mounting foam.  I attached it to a piece of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I glittered the backing with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and attached the striplets over the top.  I used Lilac card and green card (from my stash) and paper pieced all the striplets to add a pop of colour to it.  I finished with a white on white pierced mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x








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Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Friend Is Like A Rainbow

Good Sunday morning all!  This card was quite a funky little demo I did on my last shows.  It is a great way to use up some of those extra scraps of card we all have (and boy do we!) LOL  I attached strips of yellow, blue and raspberry card to a piece of copy paper using some spray glue.  Next I randomly cut small frames from it using the Stitched Hexagons die set.  On another piece of coconut white card, I glued them into place across the corner of the card in a sort of honeycomb fashion.  There was no match to the colours at all, just random.  In the upper corner I added my sentiment which I stamped on to a separate piece of card, then cut around it using the inner die from the Lavish Accented Hexagon die set.  Then I added a multi layered frame around it using a wider white frame and one of the hexagons with colour on it.  I liked that the sentiment related a friend to a rainbow, which is just what the card ended up looking like!  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1./4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Games are :

Yvonne 19856!!!
Marleine Rayner!!!
Sunnybec!!!

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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