Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tis The Season

Hello there my crafty friends!  I am going to sneak in another Christmas card while there is still some time left.  I am always pretty partial to the shadow box cards, they just sing to me.  I used the Christmas Shadow Box cut in white for this one.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it and added it over a piece of white card embossed with the Wild Poinsettia folder for texture.  I cut the stockings in red and green, adding some Iced Snow to each of the tops before adding them to the long section.  Two red and white candy canes and a silver snowflake to the two smaller sections.  For the largest section, I cut the gingerbread man and placed him so he looks like he is popping out of it.  I added the sentiment in gold above him and hung the wreath from the bottom of it.  I added a holly with red berries as an accent in the upper corner.  I added red Glitter kiss to both the bow on the wreath and the berries on the holly sprig.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete 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, 13 December 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Only a couple of more Wednesdays are left before the big day and I thought I would take advantage of them for the chance to give away another Christmas card.  Today's offering is a pretty navy blue and white number.  I started by cutting an aperture in the upper portion of a piece of coconut white card using the Noelle Frame die set.  I embossed the card to add texture to the background by using the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder.   Next I cut the Garland Edger die in navy blue card using two of the dies together.  I glued it across the lower portion of the card.  I cut the Noelle Frame outer decorative die with the cutting edge, backed it in white then cut it into a frame using the next cutting edge.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it.  I used the centre decorative die and cut it into the navy blue card and seated the frame over it and trimmed away the excess card around the edge.  I added a white backing piece and attached it to the upper portion of the card.  I cut Merry & Bright several times and stacked them for dimension and glued them into the centre of the frame.  Using the Classic Poinsettia die, I made several white poinsettias.  I added Iced Snow to the tips of them before assembling and glued them into place on the garland edger and the opposite corner of the Noelle Frame.  I used white Holly Swirls as accents.  White and Navy Blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into 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, 12 December 2017

Sparkly Snowflakes Card



Hi bloggers!  I believe this is one of the last few Christmas die videos for you this year (maybe just one or two more tops, I promise! LOL).  It happens to be one of my personal favourite cards, I hope you will enjoy it too!













The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Just A Note

Hello there my crafty friends!  A little bit of an autumnal feel for today's card offering.  I started by cutting the Cascading Leaves four times across a piece of coconut white card.  I used just the aperture for this card (the leaves were used for a separate card).  Next I used pixie powders to create the background behind them.  Straw Yellow, Burnt Orange and Bronze were used.  I mounted the dry background behind the leaves and added a thin black mat.  I used the Honeycomb Haven embossing folder on a larger piece of coconut white card and seated my topper in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Flags and added a black mat cut from the next size up.  I cut two of the Pinwheel Florals in white and added a white backing to them and a pearl centre.  The leaves from the set were added as accents.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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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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