Sunday, 15 January 2017

A pair of butterflies



Colour makes such a difference to the world, it would be a very dull place if everything was in black and white wouldnt it. So why not ring the changes with your card making and choose different colours than you normally would. As a good start, two different shades of the same colour, one light and one dark is a really simple way to get great effects.

I have used the Butterfly frame die here in Amethyst and Mauve. I cut the main frame from the Mauve cardstock and matted with the darker Amethyst. Crystal strips have been cut in half and put around the outside edge. Then single crystal embellishments on the butterflies. The centre piece has been turned 90 degrees to give a different slant.
 Same die set, different colours, this time Aqua and Teal with the die cut from Bright White cardstock. A much more subtle look and I have used pearls instead of crystals and straightened the sentiment section. Unfortunately the subject is a sympathy card for a dear neighbour who lost her battle this week, it just wouldnt have worked for me in the brighter colours but I think it does in this colourway.

The beauty of Sue Wilson die sets is that they match so perfectly and you can see that I have used the Double Pierced Square die sets to give the pierced outer edges.

If you would like to buy the Butterfly Frame die set, it is on special offer here

Sunday, 8 January 2017

How to make a 3D flower with Orange Blossom dies

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Autumn Leaf Special


Todays card is a first for me. The first card that measures 12" x 6" that I have ever attempted and I am really pleased with the results.
I have used Foundation Card Stock in Deep Cocoa, Chestnut and Coconut White. White Vellum and Gold Mirri card plus some Cosmic Shimmer Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Dies used today were:
Autumn Leaf Trio
Swirly Leaf Trio
Striped Nasturiums
Stitched Flags
Family Tree (for leaves)
Trailing Ivy embossing folder

Todays special offer is available here which is BOTH Autumn Leaf Trio and the matching Swirly Leaf Trio die sets for only £20.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Personalised cards


When you have a very special person to make a card for, why not make a very special personalised card? With the new Art Deco Alphabet die sets its so easy

I have made an oval frame using the Double Pierced Oval die sets and the Lattice Frame die for the centrepiece. The colours are Lilac and Rich Plum. The background is embossed with the very popular Falling Snow embossing folder, another thumbs up for, not just for Christmas idea!
The fan is simply made from Ornamental Accents die set and the scalloped circles are made from old punches. Finally the centre flower is made from the Orange Blossom die set complete petals and the Camelia open petals die set as the centre of the flower.