Sunday, 11 December 2016

Double Swiss Background Sunday

Good Sunday morning all!  The Swiss Background is being showcased for today's double day!  For the first card, I cut the background in papyrus card and backed it in black, then cut thee centre of it out.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame I created.  I cut the Stitched Lattice frame die in both white and black and offset the black as a shadow.  I mounted the frame over it.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky self adhesive sheet, coated it in Diamond Sprinkles and then added the entire piece to a white glittered backing card.  I stamped my sentiment in black and cut it out with the oval from the Swiss tag.  I cut the decorative part of the tag in both white and black and offset them for another shadow.  I mounted the tags in the centre of the frame with the sentiment added to them.  The card was completed with white, papyrus and black mats and small flatback pearls around the frame.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






Card number two is a stair step card using the same background die.  Generally I tend to recess rather than mount upwards, but every once in awhile, the mood just strikes to do it differently!  I cut the Swiss Background in white and backed it with a piece of dusty rose card (from my stash).  I cut the next size in white, backed in dusty rose and added it with mounting foam to the centre.  Finally I cut the smallest die in the set in white and backed it in rose and added it with mounting foam.  I stamped my sentiment, covered it with a small piece of self adhesive sheet.  I cut the Swiss tag in white and backed  it in white then cut the centre.  I added mounting foam and added it over my sentiment after removing the backing paper. I sprinkles Diamond Snow into the opening to glitter the sentiment and added the tag horizontally across the background.  I used the Exquisite Poppy set to make three flowers and added them in the corner with Heart Sprays as accents.  White and rose mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Iris Harbourne!!!
VC!!!
Dorothy Macdonald!!!

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, 10 December 2016

Scattered Leaves Card




Hello there my crafty friends!  If you want to play with fun techniques, then leaves are a real go to die to use with them!  The pixie powders are the perfect match for them and today's video shows you how to create a simple but stunning card.

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

Clai01!!!

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








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



Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello crafters!  We are counting down now with only a few more Christmas double days left before the big day.  First up is a black and white card.  I cut the Cottage Scenes in white and slightly overlapped them.  I cut the Starry Night background in black and used it as a backdrop for the cottages.  I added a piece of Icicle card to show through the stars and moon.  I left a bit of card below the cottages for my snowman.  I cut the Snowman Snowglobe Scene and nipped away the scene, keeping just the snowman.  I used the die to emboss the design into another piece of white card and I hand trimmed the backing for just the snowman from it.  I added him with mounting foam in the corner.  Using the Merry Christmas Trim die, I cut it in black and backed it with white to show through the negative cut out area.  I added it in the lower right corner.  I used Cosmic Lacquer squiggled across the leftover area and added Iced Snow to it for a frosty feel.  This also disguised the small line left from cutting the cottages.  The card was completed with white and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.










For card number two, I cut the Swirling Stars die three times in Antique Gold card.  I covered a piece of milk card with a self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled the backing off and laid down all three of them on it.  I coated the remaining exposed area with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and cut a multi layer frame out of milk card for the base and a smaller top frame of the Antique Gold card.  I seated the frame over the background and trimmed away any excess card.  I stamped a sentiment and embossed it in gold ten cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set, adding a thin matching mat with them of gold card.  I added the sentiment to the lower area of the frame and accented it with glittery poinsettias made from the Poinsettia Addition die set.  I used gold alcohol ink mixative to match the clear Dazzlers for the centres of the flowers.  Cream tulle and gold metallic linx were added as accents for the flowers.  Gold and milk mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Double Edger Border Card




Hi crafters!  Double up your edger dies for a completely different look on your projects.  The Cape Daisy adds a beautiful floral accent too!








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


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!   I have a really sweet Christmas card as this week's giveaway.   I am a wreath lover and the Pine Twigs were just calling out to me to make a wreath with them!  I started the card with a piece of coconut white card that I embossed with the Nordic Tiles embossing folder to add a bit of texture to the background.  I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die in green and cut an edge of it away to use as a border.  Above the border I cut the Pine Twigs in three shades of green card (from my stash) and glued them into a circular wreath shape.  I made six of the smallest poinsettias from the Poinsettia Additions set out of red and added them around the wreath with small pearls in their centres.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flag die set and added it across the wreath.  I made a slightly larger poinsettia and added it to the centre of the border strip.  I accented it with bits of Berry Sprigs cut in white.  The card was completed with a white on white pierced mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing for this one.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x




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