Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Apple Basket Card

Hi crafters!  I have a fun card to share today that uses the Bushel Basket, Majestic Tree and others!  I show you how to assemble the basket and fill it with fruit!

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

Monday, 19 February 2018

Bundle Of Joy

Hi bloggers!  How's this for a lovely new arrival card?  I selected two shades of pink from my stash but it would work in any colours that you needed.  I started by cutting the Alphabet Grid in white and attaching just the grid part to a sticky adhesive sheet.  Next I cut it again in both pale pink for the outlines and in a darker pink for the letters.  There were several letters that I needed extra ones of so I just put a small piece of card over those letters.  I spelled out "Baby Bundle of Joy" and filled in all the letters, then sprinkled Diamond Snow on the remaining adhesive areas.  I cut a thin frame using the Stitched Pegboard Frames and attached it with foam over the background.  Using the Pinwheel Florals, I made three flowers and added a bit of Spun Sugar to the centres of each of them.  I accented the flowers with white leaves from the set too.  White and dark and light pink mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Discover Art

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a sort of pretty artsy card to share today.  I know it won't appeal to everyone, but it is really very pretty in person.  I started by laying down some colour using Distress Oxides.  I picked Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry and covered a piece of coconut white card.  Next I cut all of the Inspirational Words and laid them randomly around the card.  I spritzed the card with water so it lightened the background and then removed the words, but the colour stayed intense but it gives them a kind of ghost effect in the background.   I used some Black soot ink around the edges to frame it, then matted it with black.  I cut one of the Industrial Chic Swirls out of white card and glued it to the background.  Next I cut two of the smaller tag from the I.C. Frames and Tag set and cut a small bit off of the end on both of them, then rejoined it to makes a longer tag.  I cut the word Discover in black and glued it to the tag.  I cut the word Art twice, once out of white and one out of black, then shadowed it and mounted it with foam above the swirl.  The card was completed with a white on white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Pat S Whitney!!!
Lyn Richardson!!!

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, 17 February 2018

Sycamore Leaf Card

Hi bloggers!  I have a lovely autumnal shaker card video to share with you today.  The sycamore branch die set is really versatile and looks amazing when done in autumn colour tones too.

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

Craft Cornucopia!!!

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

 The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Friday, 16 February 2018


Hi guys!  Today's card is a real quick one!  I made a pixied background using Midnight Blue and White Pearl.  I made a multi layered frame out of the Double Pierced Noble Oval die set.  I cut both the Dragonfly and the Butterfly from the Industrial Chic set out of coconut white card and attached them to the edge of the frame.  From the Inspirational Words die set, I cut the word "dream" several times and stacked them up then glued them into the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white on white mat and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Faux Rusted Background Card

Hi bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to get a little messy and create a faux rust background, it is ever so easy to do!  You just need to let your inner grunge out a bit! LOL

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  Happy Valentine's Day too!  I thought this lovely Cascading Heart card would make just the perfect giveaway card for today, don't you!  I started by cutting the Love Heart decorative die into the upper corner of the card.  I backed it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz in the exposed adhesive around the word Love.  Next I cut the Cascading Heart die in black and used the frame work outer edge, attaching it diagonally across the card.  Next I cut the heart section of the die in several different shades of purple and paper pieced the coloured hearts back into the frame work I glued to the card.  Using the Spiral Flowers cut in white, I added a floral element to the lower corner of the card and accented them with Passion Flower leaves and a lilac silk ribbon bow.  I added a thin black mat around the piece then finished it off with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like your name entered into the drawing to win this card.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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