Thursday, 19 October 2017

Go Wild

Hello all from myself and a cheeky little monkey (often one in the same!) LOL  I cut a square of coconut white card and cut two cloud apertures out of it using the Twinkle Twinkle Cloud and Stars die set.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise the aperture.  On a separate piece of coconut white card, I used a hand cut cloud to stencil in a cloudy sky background using Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress inks and I added in some lighter clouds with the White Cloud colour cloud ink.  I attached the aperture over the background, then offset the clouds taken from the aperture with some vines coming from underneath them.  From the Cheeky Monkey die set, I cut one monkey out of tan card and inked through the die with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to put in the tummy ears, and mouth.  I hung him by his tail off one of the vines.  I attached this entire piece to another larger piece of coconut white card and cut the two sentiments from the set out of tan card.  I glued the go wild into the top cloud aperture and added the cheeky monkey to the card below.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x






















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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters! A bright, eye catching, not so traditional blue for today's Christmas card giveaway.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background using Aqua Lagoon and Midnight Blue with a touch of White Pearl.  I allowed it to dry well then cut the Lace Snowflake Frame out of the centre of it. I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of the aperture, then cut the Lace Snowflake die again in black. I glued the black one back into the aperture opening.  I added mounting foam to the back of the background to raise it and added it over a piece of white card.  I cut four of the Snowflake Edger in white leaving a thin border, then glued them to the edges of the background and mitred the corners.  I stamped my sentiment in black, then cut the centre of the original pixie powdered snowflake frame to create a hexagon frame for the sentiment.  I added mounting foam to raise it then attached it over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this card in the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x







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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sweet Dreams Baby Card



Hi bloggers!  A truly clean and simple baby card for you today.  This is a really good one though, if you need a quick new arrival card.






 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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Monday, 16 October 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi crafters!  I am beginning to realise that I have too many Christmas cards and will have to post a few here and there so I don't run out of time to show them all!  I particularly liked this one and was planning on using it for a Wednesday Card giveaway, but it has gone missing somewhere along the way, who knows where!  I started by cutting the Twinkle Star Frames out of white and I backed it with white card too, but I cut it in half and took a bit out of the middle before reassembling it to make it a bit smaller.  Next I cut the Holly Lattice outer die and the Noelle Frame outer die together out of gold mirror card to create a wider frame.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added it over another Twinkle Star frame cut out of Antique Gold card.  I trimmed away the excess from under the edge of the frame and backed it in white.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the pierced flags and gave it a gold mat using the next size up in the set.  I attached it across the frame then created three red poinsettias edged with a gold paint pen..  I seated the flowers around the card and added Berry Bough accents cut in Antique gold card.  I cut the Holly Swirl die in white and used several of them to accent the card as well.  The card was completed by added white, red and gold mats and layers and small flatback pearls to the Twinkle Star frame junctions.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




























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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Baked With Love



Good Sunday morning all!  You can probably tell that I have been looking through some of my older folders! LOL  I found this lovely apron card that never had it's day on the blog so I thought I would share it.  I do believe that it is the last of the apron/kitchen cards that I made.  I started with a piece of milk card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut all of the kitchen pieces from the Baked with Love die set out of milk card and randomly added them all over the card.  You can see the canister, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, utensils, muffin tin etc. behind the apron, then I sprinkled the remaining exposed adhesive with Diamond Snow.  I cut the apron out of dotty decorative paper from my stash and added pockets cut out of red with mounting foam.  I cut the rolling pin and wooden spoon out of milk card and attached them coming out of the pocket, then added the oven mitt hanging off the edge of the apron pocket.  I cut the sentiment twice out of ruby red card and glued them together then attached them to the centre of the apron.  Milk and red mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Lydia Jordan!!!
Jess Watson!!!
York's Butterfly!!!

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, 14 October 2017

Cascading Poinsettia Card



Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's video card is a clean and simple one die card.  The poinsettia Cluster shows off it's versatility here in a big way.  Add in some red Glitter kiss for a truly spectacular Christmas card.

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

Pam H!!!

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















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Friday, 13 October 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters! Two completely different cards using some of the same dies for today's double day.  For the first card I selected an aqua card background and embossed it with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder.  I added small white pearls to the centres of all the flowers on the embossed background (outside the focal element that is.)  Next I cut one of the Scalloped Snowflake frame and two Art Deco Snowflakes in white.  I cut a long strip of white card to create a faux buckle card.  It isn't actually woven between them, just made to look as if it is. I placed the strip over the top of the Scalloped snowflake die cut then under the Art Deco snowflakes at the edge.  I stamped my sentiment and covered it with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I cut the inside of the Scalloped frame die in white and backed it in aqua card before cutting the centre of it out.  I added mounting foam, then peeled the backing off the sentiment and seated the frame over it.  I trimmed away the excess around it then sprinkled the Diamond Snow on it through the frame and attached it to the centre of the card with foam.  I added three small pearls on either side of the strip and completed the card by add white and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.








Card number two was begun by embossing a piece of ruby red card with the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder.  I used red glitter kiss over the negative side of the embossed piece and grouted the design.  I allowed it to dry well then made a multi layered frame to go over the top of it using the Double Pierced Noble Squares (both A and B sets).  Before attaching the frame, I cut the Scalloped Snowflake two times in white and cut them down the centre.  I used each section to extend from the frame inward.  I cut two more Scalloped Snowflake Frames in white and offset them and attached them to the centre of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and used the inner cutting die from the set to create a frame for it out of Ruby red card.  This one was also covered and glittered in the same method as the above card,  White and red mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Which do you prefer; the frosty aqua one or the bold red card?  All for now, Sue x













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