I still haven't heard from two of the die winners, caroljsmith and Rach 83, so please email me to claim your die if you see this! All for now, Sue x
- My Ribbon Flower Tutorial
- Fancy Nestie
- Blossoms Five Flower Bud
- Blossoms Five Full Flower
- Easel Tutorial
- Wax Paper Embossing Folder Tutorial
- Caught In Crystal
- Shaving Foam Tutorial
- Quilt Card Tutorial
- Paved Pearl Technique
- Faux Leather Technique
- Plaited Ribbon Wreath Tutorial
- Paper Rose Tutorial
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Hi crafters! Welcome to the first video in the new series! This video will show you how to achieve different looks in your backgrounds as well as giving you a few ideas how to use some of the dies in the newest release! I hope you have time to enjoy it, as it isn't too long either, an added extra bonus! The finished size is 7 1/2" x 7 3/4" in size.
Don't forget to check the blog post below this one to see if your name was drawn for one of the dies that are being given away as we still have some that haven't been claimed yet!! All for now, Sue x
Monday, 24 November 2014
Hello and welcome back! I just want to say thank you again for the amazing reception that everyone gave to the new Autumn release dies. It was truly a labour of love but I think that they were all very well received so it was definitely worth it! I hope everyone enjoyed seeing the sneak peeks of each of the die sets and there are many more samples to follow in the weeks to come! Here is a list of the names drawn for each die set:
New York Background die: Glennis!!!
New York Border, Corner, Tag die set: Vie Carter!!!
New York Union Square die set: Hellma!!!
New York Madison Square die set: Denice Hancock!!!
New York Times Square die set: Yvonne May!!!
New York Herald Square die set: Denise T!!!
Scandinavian Background die: TOB Theresa!!!
Scandinavian Border, Corner, Tag die set: Caroljsmith!!!
Scandinavian Stockholm die set: Snuffy Snoo!!!
Scandinavian Copenhagen die set: Cr@fty!!!
Scandinavian Oslo die set: Lis Kervill!!!
Gemini Phoenix die set: Maria Illsley!!!
Gemni Ursa die set: Rach 83!!!
Gemini Orion die set: Joanna Dickson!!!
Gemini Carina die set: "P" in Wales!!!
Gemini Lyra die set: Ivy Cheong!!!
Floral Meadow Striplet die set: Julie Laz!!!
Eternal Rings die set: Jean Bullock!!!
Dainty Rectangle Frame die set: Sandra Biggs!!!
Dainty Oval Frame die set: Lorna D!!!
Camellia Open Petal die set: June Smith!!!
Camellia Complete Petal die set: Trudy Aylott!!!
Mosaic Leaves die set: Natty Boots (Elaine)!!!
Trailing Ivy die set: Edwina Scotney!!!
Congratulations all! Please email me at email@example.com to confirm your address and claim your prize. To make it a bit easier for me, can you put the name of the die you have won in the subject line of your email please. Thanks so much! All for now, Sue x
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Saturday, 22 November 2014
I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the Auvergne insert out of the top half of the card. On the lower portion, I cut the Bevelled Glass Striplet insert. I did not use the outside cutting edge of either one of these. I cut the card on a paper cutter directly in the centre of the Striplet, then matched it up and glued it on top to make it half the width for a smaller border area. I added mounting foam to the back of this piece to raise it for dimension. On a piece of chestnut card, I added self adhesive sticky sheets to the area which corresponded to my die cut area. I peeled the backing paper away and gilded it with Mulled Wine Gilding flakes. I made a double frame using the outside cutting edges to the Auvergne die set and mounted foam on the back and added it over the insert cut out area. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the French tag. Before removing it from the die, I inked it with Tea Dye distress ink. I mounted it with foam in the centre of the Auvergne insert area. I finished the card with a wide white mat that I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to create dots around the edge. A thin chestnut mat was added followed by a final white mat. The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 8 1/4" in size.
There was not a card giveaway this week and there are no comment game winners this week either due to the die launch, however, don't forget to check back Monday afternoon for the winners of the dies to be posted! All for now, Sue x
Friday, 21 November 2014
Hello bloggers! We have come to the very end of the blog die launch. Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous Trailing Ivy die set. There are two ivy dies here with a beautiful deboss vein feature in them. They look so lifelike and I know that they will be a real go-to in your crafting arsenal as well. For the last time, a reminder to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this set. You have a few more days to go back and leave a comment on all the die sets before I do the drawings. I will post the winners names on Monday Nov. 24th in the afternoon (a separate blog post) so don't forget to check back to see if your name was drawn! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the new dies and the videos for them will start on Tuesday the 25th. All for now, Sue x
Welcome back crafters! As you have probably expected, this post is showcasing the Camellia Complete Petal die set. Shown here is only one of the ways that you can use this very versatile die set, but it is so elegant. There are a number of beautiful styles (and sizes) of flowers that can be made with this set. You are going to just love working with this set I know! Leave a comment to be entered into this drawing. The very last set of the blog launch goes live at 4pm today and you aren't going to want to miss it! Hope to see you back very soon. All for now, Sue x
Hello there! The Open Petal Camellia die set is on offer for this post. It looks absolutely amazing by itself, but will also pair up with the complete petal for even more striking looks. I have used it here to enhance a wrap around my gatefold card (yes it is an actual card with an inside! LOL) I hope you are enjoying the die posts and I would love your help getting the line out there so in every post, I have included a "Pin It" button at the bottom. Please help me show off the line by pinning the cards or dies to your Pinterest boards, I would be over the moon to see that happen. If you would like to be included in this drawing, please leave a comment. Join us back here at 2pm for the next die release to be shown. All for now, Sue x
Good morning crafters and welcome to day five of the blog die launch. Today is the final day but it is packed full of some great dies for you to see. Up first are the new Mosaic Leaves die. These are whimsical in nature, but can be used with so many of your floral elements too. They are easily nipped apart or you can use the smaller dies in the set to add just that extra bit to your cards. If you would like a chance to win this set, just leave a comment here! See you back here at 12 noon for the next die in the Finishing Touches range. All for now, Sue x
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Hello bloggers! Believe it or not, this is a striplet, even though it looks like a background here! The Eternal Rings striplet which is easily cut and lined up to cut again to create a lovely background. I love that the flatback pearls fit so nicely in the intersections too! This one you have seen on a few of the samples so far and if you have wondered about it, wonder no more! You can see just how useful this die will be in your crafting arsenal, can't you? This is the last post for today, but we will be starting day five (and our last day) tomorrow morning at 6am with our newest additions to the Finishing Touches range of our dies. Don't forget to leave comments on any (and all) of the blog posts to be entered into those drawings to win. All for now, Sue x