Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pinwheel Technique

Hi bloggers! I hope you really enjoyed the blog launch of the Christmas dies (did you have a favourite or two), but it is  back to video card days now!  I really like this pinwheel technique.  If you have always wondered how it's achieved, then this video is for you!

Before I forget too, the winner of last week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Julie Elli!!!

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

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

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Winter Trees

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to the final blog post for the Festive Collection.  The Winter Trees are on offer this post.  These trees will be valuable long after you have put away your Christmas decorations too I think!  Glitter them up for a snowy, wintry feel or use them cut out of coloured card for everyday usage.  For the last time this blog launch, don't forget to leave a comment on all the blog posts to be included in the drawings to win any of them.  The winners will be drawn and announced on Friday July 3rd so please don't forget to check to see if your name is among the winners!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the dies.  Don't forget that there are also Christmas dies that have been rereleased from last year's collection.  Seven in total including the Let It Snow, Vertical Peace, Vertical Joy, Classic Poinsettia, Filigree Poinsettia, Holly Spray and the Pine Bough die sets.  Please ask your local stockists to order any of the dies that have been shown during this launch.  As well as here on my blog, there will be videos put up on the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel soon to view which use all of these dies.  All for now, Sue x
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Dove Of Peace

Hi bloggers!  How elegant is this!  The Dove of Peace die is being showcased during this blog post.  This die set not only has a beautifully detailed dove, the symbol of peace, but also comes with a Peace word die to use with it!  Very traditional in it's content but with a contemporary update on it, this die is sure to fit the bill for many Christmas card recipients.  If this one is right up your street, leave me a comment and your name will be included in the drawing for it.  Someone has to win it, and it could be you!  Please join me at 6pm for the final blog post for the 2015 Christmas die release blog launch.  All for now, Sue x

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Santa's Sleigh

Hi bloggers!  Your probably thinking, "didn't I just see that die?"  Well yes you did, but this post is actually featuring the Santa's Sleigh which I have used across the background on this card.  It works so well with this background if you just want to use the centre as a moon above the village!  This die has a lot of detail on it, and it is large enough to be focal while still small enough to be used in conjunction with many other dies, especially this mini Christmas background die.  It makes the perfect finishing touch for your Seasonal cards!  Please leave me a comment and you will be included in the drawing to win this die!  We have two more posts today with the next one going live at 4pm.  I hope to see you back then!  All for now, Sue x

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Christmas Scene Mini Background

Hello crafters!  This die is the first mini background that I have done and I love the way it turned out!  It has been designed in several sections so that it is truly versatile to use!  Shown here with two of the sections used together (and the Joy sentiment from the 2015 Christmas Angel die set).  It makes a beautiful Christmas scene when used all together, complete with a tiny Santa and sleigh flying across the moon.  I hope that you will love this one as much as I do!  Please let me know what you think of each of the new die releases, your comments count towards the die giveaway as well as giving me some insights into what you like best along the way!  There are still a few more posts to go, so I hope you will be able to stop in again.  The next blog post is scheduled for 2pm today.  All for now, Sue x

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Deer Family

  Hello bloggers! I just love this deer Family as I hope you will too!  I have given them a filigree look so they are bit more whimsical but they also work equally as well in a natural scene setting as I have done with the silhouette style card shown.   With the male, female and baby deer in this set, you can create all kinds of tranquil Christ,as scenes!  If you would like to be included in this particular drawing, just a quick comment is all that is needed to have your name entered.  Please, just a gentle reminder, when you leave your comment, if you could include either a surname, a nickname or some sort of funny way to distinguish you if your name is drawn .  I only have a single set of each set to giveaway and I wouldn't want anyone to be disappointed because their names were mixed up!  I will be back here at 12 noon for the next blog post!  All for now, 
Sue x 
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2015 Christmas Angel

Good morning all!  This post is devoted to the 2015 Christmas Angel.  She is gorgeous in her rich debossed detail adorning her bodice which moves into a positive twinkle cut out detail in her flowing trailing dress.  She is sold with a script word die amd an assortment of twinkle stars, with eleven dies included in this set.  Each year it is my goal to do an angel that will be unique to that year only.  The angel die will not be sold again, they are in a way, collectible, only available in the year in which they are created,  If you are an angel fan, as I am, I hope you will love this year's creation.  Please let me know what you think of her in your comments, which will also enter you into the drawing to win her.  There are six blog posts today so it is another day packed full of goodies for your perusal.  I hope you can pop back by at 10am for another of my favourite die sets!  All for now Sue x

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi bloggers!  The final post for today features the Seasons Greetings word die.  It is a bit smaller than the previous dies shown, but still looks great framed or as an added sentiment on your projects!  It is easily readable, but still has a lovely style and festiveness to it, I think you will agree!  Once again, don't forget your comments and please make sure that you include your name if you are posting anonymously on the blog!  One comment per blog post only please, all others will be removed so it is fair to everyone.  That is all for today, but the final day starts bright and early at 6am Monday morning.  I hope you will be able to pop in and take a look!  All for now, Sue x
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Peace On Earth

Hi guys!  So glad you have been able to pop back by!  This post is showcasing the Peace On Earth die.  It is a beautifully script word die with an added holly embellishment on the end.  I have "sugared" it here for a bit of bling against my Mother of Pearl background for a tonal look.  As you can see it looks great with other dies or it is perfect to use as the focal element of your Christmas cards and projects!  If this one tickles your fancy, please leave me a comment to be included in the drawing to win it!  The next blog post goes live at 6pm and that will be the final post for today.  All for now, Sue x

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Jingle Bells

Hello and welcome back bloggers!  It isn't really Christmas without Jingle Bells, is it! LOL  This die has been designed with the three bells held by swirls coming off of the sentiment.  Again, a great die to use for those of you that need quick Christmas cards as it does all the work for you!  Another reminder not to forget to leave your comments to be included in the drawings for each of these dies.  I will announce the winners on Friday July 3rd.  If you are unsure how to leave a comment, the directions are on the right hand side of my blog.  Join us back here at 4pm for the next blog post!  All for now, Sue x

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Ho Ho Ho

Hello there my crafty friends!  More Christmas word dies with the Ho Ho Ho die being on offer this post.  This one is a whimsically fun die that will work equally as well as a focal element or with use with other Christmas dies.  I love the way it looks frames with the poinsettias surrounding it!  I think this one would be great to use for those cards we make for the younger people on our Christmas lists as well!  Leave a comment on this blog post to be entered, but don't forget to check back in a few hours for the next blog post.  There is still loads to show!! It will be going live at 2pm!  All for now, Sue x

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Merry Christmas

Hello bloggers!  What is Christmas without a Merry Christmas die!  Complete with beautiful snowflake embellishments, this word die is sure to a go to die for your seasonal cards.  Shown here glittered for an extra bit of bling, I'm sure you will find so many uses for such a staple!  It is both bold and yet understated so can be used as a focal element and in addition to many other dies in this release.  Don't forget you can use the Pin button too after you have left your comment to be added to the drawing.  We have a very full day with six blog posts to keep you quite busy!  The next one will be up online at 12 noon.  Please be sure to pop back by so you don't miss it!  All for now, Sue x

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Christmas Tree Greetings

Good Sunday morning! First up this morning is the Christmas Tree Greetings word die.  Gorgeous as both a sentiment and a focal element as well I think!  This one will do it all for you and still give you the Wow factor, which is especially helpful if you are time limited on your Christmas cards, but want something a bit bespoke!  The stair step word feature creates a lovely tree look which can be used in so many different ways!  You know the drill, just leave a comment on this post to be included in the drawing.  The winners will be posted on July 3rd.  The next blog post will be live at 10am, so I hope you can join us back here then.  It is a real stunner, that's all I'm saying!  LOL  All for now, Sue x

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Classic Poinsettia Open Petal die set

Hello and welcome back!  It has been so much fun showing off all my newest die designs!  I truly hope that you have enjoyed seeing them as well.  Do you have any favourites yet?  This post is showcasing the new Classic Poinsettia Open Petal die set.  It has been designed to match the Classic Poinsettia which was released last year and has been brought back into stock with this year's releases.  It not only adds a beautiful detail to the top of the flower, but looks amazing when used by itself for a more filigree look.  I know that you will enjoy adding it to all your seasonal cards!  Leave me a comment, don't forget!  We will be kicking off again at 6am Sunday morning with a day packed full with six blog posts!  I hope you can be there for them all!  All for now, Sue x
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Mini Snowflake Striplet

Hello crafters!  How pretty is this mini Snowflake striplet!  Am I allowed to have favourites! LOL  I love the way this one looks.  I have used it three times to create a stunning background on this card.  It may be smaller in size, but it is just as mighty! LOL  A bit of aqua card covered in Iced Snow really adds to the frosty, wintry feel of this one, don't you agree?  I probably don't need to remind you, but I don't want anyone to miss out on the drawing.  Leave me a comment to be included for this die set.  Please join me at 6pm for the final blog post for today!  All for now, Sue x

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