Saturday, 30 April 2016

Double Cutting Dies

Hi bloggers!  Depending on the die, you can sometimes cut your card and then cut over the same area with just a turn of the die and get some great patterns.  You just need to have another die to cover the not so pretty areas on the inside!  Don't be afraid to try, it is only a bit of card!

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

Stella Munn!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

Friday, 29 April 2016

You're Amazing

Hi crafters!  I have been having a play with one of the  Stamps to Die For that match my die Wellington die.  I started by stamping the Lily Corner in black and cutting it out with the matching Wellington die outer cutting edge.  I coloured it with Distress markers (mostly Rusty Hinge,Mustard Seed, Forest Moss and Peacock Feathers), using a wet paintbrush to lift colour off in areas to create light.  I stamped the lilies again and hand cut the two larger ones , coloured them and added them back over the originals with a bit of mounting foam to raise them for dimension.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to make them into Tiger Lilies, as a suggestion that John Lockwod gave me.  John drew these beautiful flowers and his suggestion was spot on!  I stamped a sentiment and gut it out with an oval, inked the edges with Tumbled Glass and mounted it the upper corner with foam.  I created a backing piece for the stamped image by cutting both edges of a piece of coconut white card with the Dorado Gemini Die.  I wanted to add a bit more emphasis to it so I cut two more of the same die out of white card, but used both cutting edges this time.  I then glued them atop the original areas cut out of the white card so it gave more weight to the edges.  I matted it on to a larger piece of coconut white card, then added my usual pierced matting and layering to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Increase Or Decrease It

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's video is all about making your dies work for you.  Whether you need to make your dies larger or make them smaller to fit the projects you are working on, it is quite easy to do and I can show you how in today's video card.

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!   This is one of my favourite cards as it is pretty and bright and just brings a smile to my face! LOL  If you would like to be included n the drawing to win it, just leave a comment and check back on Saturday when the winner is announced.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the complete petal Sweetheart flowers out in a random pattern across the top of the card.  I added a piece of acetate to the back that covered all open flower areas and added mounting foam to the back as well.  Next I cut another piece of coconut white card the same size and used the Colour Cloud inks across it in a diagonal pattern.  I started with Lemon Meringue, then added Baked Peach, Scarlet Woman, Rose Blush and then Turquoise Pool at the other end.  I mounted the flowers over the inked area so that the different colours showed through the flowers.  Next I cut the coordinating outline flowers out of black card and pieced them into place over the acetate.  I cut the Smile die out of Black Gloss card and added it at the bottom of the card with mounting foam.  I completed the card with my usual matting and layering using black gloss card as the thin mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stamped and Sparkled

Hi crafters!  Using a matching stamp with your dies is a great way to get more out of your dies!  Today's video using the matching stamp to the Melbourne die shows you how to add a bit of bling to your stamped images too.

 The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Happiest Of Birthdays

Hello crafters!  Thought I would show you a pretty black and white number featuring the New Zealand Background die today.  I started by cutting it out of coconut white card and using the inside cutting die to make it into an aperture.  I cut it in half and took a bit out of the middle of it, then reassembled it to make it a square.  I used up a bunch of my small pieces of sticky adhesive sheets and placed them over the heart flower cut outs only and rubbed Midnight Snow into it from the front.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  Next I used the Regal Checkerboard embossing folder and embossed a piece of coconut white card for texture.  I added it behind the opening of the aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and added a frame over it that I cut out of black card using the inner cutting dies from the Background and the Wellington die.  I added it to the centre of the card with foam.  Next I cut a Sweetheart flower in white and added the matching black edge to it.  I seated it on the side of the card with some thin black satin ribbon and Lace Edged leaves cut out of white card.  I added a small butterfly from the Thank you Circle to the other side to cover the join area in the background.  I matted that piece on to a larger piece with a Midnight Snow edge added to sticky tape.  The card was then completed with a white pierced mat, a thin black mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

You're So Sweet

Good Sunday morning all!  I found this one in one of my folders which uses the Meridian Edger so nicely!  I think it definitely deserves it's day on the blog, don't you!  I started by cutting the Meridian Edger four times using the corner and four times using the side piece out of coconut white card.  I glued all the pieces to a 6" x  6" piece of sky blue card so that they all fit snugly, corners first then fitting in the side pieces.  I matted that piece with a thin black mat.  Next I cut the outer frame of the Grace die out of sky blue card and backed it in white.  I added mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the inner decorative die out of white card, omitting the cutting edge, then seated the Grace frame over it and backed it with a piece of black card for contrast.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the inner oval from the Grace set and gave it a sky blue mat and mounted it in the centre of the frame.  The card was then finished with a white pierced mat a sky blue and black mat and a larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.

Now for this week's Comment Game winners.  They are:

Kathy Baker!!!
Jean Bullock!!!
Anne Crawford!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Monday, April 18th, the winners are:

Teresa C!!!
Carol Quinn!!!
Victoria Baxter!!!

From the extra qualifying post of Wed. April 20th, the winners are:

Tracy W!!!
Lorraine Jefferis!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x

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