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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Thursday, 7 December 2017

King Of The Grill

Hello crafters!  I know this isn't the season for barbecuing, but I just had so much fun with this set that I want to share some of the cards!  I hope you don't mind!  If I keep them until summer, I will completely forget I have them!  I started by creating the checker board square borders on the sides.  I cut strips of red card and white card and alternated them on to a piece of copy paper.  Next I cut them across the strips so each strip now had small squares of both colours.  I reassembled them and offset the squares to create the checker board pattern.  I cut two rows and added each of them to a black mat and glued them to the sides of the card.  For the focal element, I cut a large black hexagon and a smaller white one.  I added the grill cut out of black gloss card, the fire cut from white card and inked with yellow and red distress inks, the mitt and the tongs.  I cut the chef''s hat, a couple of utensils and the mustard and ketchup bottle and glued them to the upper right side.  I cut the king of the grill sentiment in white and black and offset them, gluing them to the lower left side of the card.  White, black and red mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






















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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  Not white on white, but very close, how about milk on milk for today's card giveaway offering.  I started with a piece of milk card and embossed it with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder for background texture.  I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding polish over the top of the embossing very lightly to add some shine.   I ran a bead of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edge and sprinkled it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry.  Next I cut a smaller piece of milk card and used the inner decorative die from the Scalloped Snowflake frame and cut it randomly all over.  I backed it with another piece of milk card then added it to the embossed background with mounting foam.  I cut the Scalloped Snowflake again out of milk card for my focal element.  I cut the smaller one in the set in milk card and layered it in the middle.  I stamped my sentiment then cut it out with the centre die in the set and added it to the centre of the focal element.  I tied a bow out of cream satin ribbon and seated a small poinsettia in the centre from the Poinsettia Flourish and Corner die set.  I added cream flatback pearls and a milk on milk card mat and layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  Leave a comment if you are interested in being added to 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, 5 December 2017

Warmest Wishes Card




Hi crafters!  The big day is almost upon us.  Here is a lovely Christmas card if you need any last minute inspiration!











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