Thursday, 23 February 2017

Love and Kisses

Hi crafters!  I had meant to share this card with you ages ago, but it just got lost in my folders of well, face it, way too many cards to share! LOL  I really loved the way it came out though.  I started with the coconut white background and embossed it with the Dot Matrix Pinpoint embossing folder (hey, deja vu, that seems familiar!)  Next I cut three of the Happily Ever After die in white and stacked them, side by side with one in the middle on top.  I stamped the ForeverLove Stamp To Die For in black and used Distress Markers to give it a touch of colour in the flowers and leaves.  I cut it out with the matching Love Perspectives die and mounted it across the die cut with mounting foam.  I cut the "and kisses" plaque from the set in white and backed it with pale pink card and mounted it in the bottom right corner.  I used the Exquisite Poppies die set and made two white scrunched flowers and added them to the left of the sentiment, surrounded by accents of Olive Leaf branches.  A simple white on white mat completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Today's card giveaway is a pretty blush and silver number (yes there is still just a bit of blush card left in my stash, but soon it will become a collector's item!)  Just for info, the blush card hasn't been discontinued, the paper mill that produced it has gone out of business!  We are actively looking for a replacement though, fingers crossed.   I started by embossing the coconut white background with the Dot Matrix Pinpoint folder for some lovely texture.  I decided that I just had to make this into a petticoat card using the Blossom Edger die set.  I cut three silver outlines from the Blossom Edger set then cut the coordinating solid out of blush card and attached them on to a tiered silver bottom section.  For the focal element, I cut the Maldives die set out of silver shine card and used it as the backdrop.  I cut the Seychelles out of blush card and layered it on top.  I used the inner die from the Maldives and cut it into a frame and seated it over my stamped sentiment.  The focal element was adorned with blush poppies seated on satin ribbon and Metallic Lynx as accents.  The card was completed with white, blush and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this one.   The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.   All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Linear Elegance Card


Hi crafters!  Today's video card shows a pretty way to use the edgers to create backgrounds and layer with other dies to add just a bit of detail to your edges.  I hope you enjoy it!























The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Hello Friend


Hello friends!  I truly wish that I was able to capture the colours of this card, but take my word for it, it is very striking!  You have to start with a much larger piece of card that your final finished piece to do this one.  The reason being is that as you cut into it, if it is smaller, the branches of the tree will fall away and you won't be left with anything you can work with.  If however, you start with a larger piece, you can cut the Family Tree four times in to the background (just the head of the tree inward, not the trunk) and your card will stay together except for the pieces of the tree you remove.  Next create a Pixie Powder background by tapping various colours on to a piece of coconut white card.  I used Aubergine Dream, Emerald Green, Burnt Orange and Straw Yellow for this.  Spritz with water and dry well.  Attach your black background with the tree heads cut from it over the top of the pixied background (I used spray glue for this) and now you can trim it to any desired size in your paper cutter.  The backing from the pixie powders will hold any of the sections of the tree background in place, nothing will fall off this way (I do hope that all makes sense!)  Next I cut the Bora Bora die out of white and backed it with black and cut the centre out.  I used a bit of leftover Pixie Powder background to use on the inside of the frame as the floor and I used the Tahiti and Bora Bora dies to cut a thin frame out of it as well and added it to the Bora Bora around the inside edge.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the smaller hexagons and added a slightly larger black mat hexagon to it before seating it in the centre of the frame.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Best Wishes

 Good Sunday morning all!  This is an oldie but goodie (hopefully you will think so too!)  I have done a few cards like this in the past as I really like the fact that you can use the Double Pierced Noble Circles and give them a slight oval effect!  I used the set and cut three "frames," but with each one, I pinched one of the sides together when setting them up to cut until they touched (but not overlapped) and cut them so you end up with a frame that is way wider at one side than the other, which gives the appearance of a sort of oval shape.  I mounted all three with mounting foam and set them on to my background which was created by embossing a piece of papyrus colour card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I added four pearl corners in cream to each of the corners.  I cut a sentiment by using two lines from the Triple Line Best Wishes die set.  I used the negative space cut from milk card and backed it with Papyrus, then a thin black mat.  At the left side, I added a double bow tied from some beautiful silk ribbon (I found on Ebay) that matched the papyrus card perfectly.  I added a vellum flower cut from the Exquisite Poppy die and accented with black jute and black Lace Edged Leaves and cream tulle.  I gave the card a thin black mat then finished with two milk card mats.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Kim Dibben!!!
Diane King!!!
Lorraine's blog!!!

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, 18 February 2017

Banded Tri-Fold Card


Hi crafters!  Today's video is actually a banded card (not just a front!).  Every once in awhile you just want to try something different and this just fits the bill for that!

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

Pat PATRICIAH!!!

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











The finished dimensions (closed) are 5" x  6 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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