Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mother's Day and Thanks Cards using Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello Bloggers!  Welcome back to my Blog on this lovely Saturday morning! Hope you've been having a great week!  I've got 2 fun cards to share with you today.

 First up, a Mother's Day Card for my DT make at Creative Expressions
 
This busy make was started by die-cutting with the lovely Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: Australian Collection, Border, Corner and Tag Dies multiple times. I've used the border die to create the bottom see-through panel that also cuts through the back panel. I've cut and double layered another border set to place above, giving this card a lovely background. The center medallion was created by multi-layering the die-cut Corner cuts in Black and White cardstock along with this lovely Designer Paper. The Tag die was also used here for center then entire medallion is topped with a black button and bling. Sentiment is by JustRite Stamps, and cut with the CE/SW Pierce Flags Die. 

CARD RECIPE
Stamps:   Just Rite Spring Wishes Vitage Labels and Nine
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Archival Ink
Paper: Designer DP Stack, Black and White Cardstock
Techniques: Layering
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php 
 http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=CED8102    JustRite Clear Spring Wishes Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Stamps CR-02121**FS!*


The amazing Creative Expressions Design team has been very busy creating beautiful makes to help inspire you, so be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the  Team has created HERE.  **************************************************************

A House-Mouse Thanks!
 
This is my fun take for House-Mouse Teamie Sue Drees' current Challenge HMFMC218, themed "Favorite Way to Spend The Day", found over at: 
Come join the FUN
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE
Ink: NONE
Paper: Black and White Cardstock, and Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Designs Card-Making Pads Collection "Celebration" Pad.

http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/housemouse-designs/house-mouse-cardmaking-pads/
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing
Accessories:  Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson;  Frames and Tags Pierced Flags, Expressions Thanks Die Set, Perspectives Thank You Circles, and Creative Expressions Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder, also by Sue Wilson. Only other product used is the black half-pearl bling.
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php

************************************************************* These HMD characters illustrated by Ellen Jareckie, are just soooo adorable. This HMFMC Challenge is Proudly sponsored by the Official Mousey Family;
Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R) 
also proudly Sponsored by...
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 A HUGE thanks to both Sponsors for their great generosity! :)

Our Mousey Team at HMFMC simply can't get enough of these adorable House-Mouse, Hoppers and Gruffies Stamps! Come see the amazing work by our mega-talented House-Mouse Designers and join the FUN for great prizes!
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calling all SUE WILSON fans... COME CHECK-OUT our new FACEBOOK GROUP! Come join us as be inspired as we share lots of great tips, ideas, fun makes and latest info on where to find CE/Sue's products !
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
Sue Wilson also has a NEW Facebook Page! See it HERE: 
Check out Sue's fabulous Blog HERE; PartiCraft (Prticipate In Craft) **************************************************************

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! :)
 
America

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just an IVY Note, Candy News and all about House-Mouse

Hello Crafters!  I sincerely hope you've had a wonderful weekend and have been enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. We have been busy over here in North Carolina preparing for the BIG MOVE to Colorado! And guess what?  I keep running into crafty goodies that I will need to part with since I cant take everything along with me due to Household Weight restrictions!  My loss, but it could be your gain as I will be sharing loads of extras as BLOG CANDY giveaways over the next 5 weeks!  So don't miss out! :)

In the meantime, there is still some crafting to do and loads of makes to share!  For now, here is a fun Ivy card that reminds me so much of Spring.
 
I've created this using Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson that are super FUN and very effective.  These dies layer up beautifully to give depth. Ive randomly sponged the leaves with different Green tones for depth. The background Die was used for the embossing and then turned around for the debossed side that was then sponged to bring out the debossed details better. This background is also twice layered to show off the trellis better. I've used the same DP behind the trellis as the used for base and inside of card for a continuous look that adds just a little more color. The word sentiment die is the perfect size for these pierced Flag cuts and is multi-layered for a 3-D look.

What do you think?

CARD RECIPE
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Layering
Stamps: NONE
Paper: DP, White CS, Green CS
Paper Size: 5.25 x 6.5
Ink: Stampin' Up! Green Galore, Sprig Exquisite Crafts Green, Brilliance Archival moonlight white.
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Greek Island Collection Background, Frames & Tags Collection Pierced Flags, Finishing Touches Trailing Ivy, Expressions Collection Just A Note
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/index.php
 

 calling all SUE WILSON fans...
 

Sue also has a NEW Facebook Page! For loads of inspiration, see it HERE:


  Check out how Sue is using her fabulous NEW products on her own Blog at; 
PartiCraft (Prticipate In Craft)
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity!  Be sure to stop by again later today as I will be back with a fun House-Mouse card for the brand NEW Challenge over at HMFMC!  
Come join the FUN
These HMD characters illustrated by Ellen Jareckie, are just soooo adorable. We can't get enough of them! Hope to see you joining us for some good FUN and fabulous prizes!

Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R)
Eeeek! Have a GREAT Mousey-kind-of-crafty day!  :)
America

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Cards for Creative Expressions

Hello Crafty Folks! Welcome back to my Blog. 
Sorry that it's taken me sometime to post again, but we are in the middle of preparations for another big family move across this great Country.  Any extra crafty time is precious and limited right now but I somehow manage to find the time for it as its what's keeping me from going totally MAD.  heheh

This is my Creative Expressions DT project for this week and I'm featuring the Perspectives HAPPY craft die set by Sue Wilson.
 Here's another angle, in different lighting...

Simple, yet so FUN!  Im loving this set for its versatility in using the word dies wherever you want them on your projects! Love how the negative cuts show so beautifully on any pretty papers. Ive used a heavy textured pattern here. The Dies layer up so beautifully with the framing that comes with this set. The word itself is multi-layered for dimension.
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE
Ink: NONE
Paper: Designer Textured Patterned DP, Heavy White Cardstock, Gray CS
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Perspectives HAPPY Die Set, CE "Climbing Vines" Embossing Folder, CE Finishing Touches Dazzling Circles
Other Products include: Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones 
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=CED8301    
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Now here is LAST Week's CEDT make that I had posted onto our CE/SW FANS Facebook Page, found HERE,  but didn't getaround to posting onto my Blog. This card actually urned out to look so funky!  I was being creative and only used all of the Dies out of this one CE Perspectives set (Australian Corner, Border and Tag). These were used in different ways to create the different bottom border, cut the corners to make extra parts on top edge, and used the tags to create the fun flower and its leaves.
And here is the same card again, but from a different angle and lighting to show the sparkle better!
There was something about the faint pinks contrasting on this that bugged me, so I took to my Krylon, Glitter Blast Golden Glow Spray bottle and sprayed this magical glitter gold all over the card, but covering the center sentiment panel to protect it from disappearing completely. Ha!
 Now it sparkles to the moon and back and has loads of texture. There is still something about the all white center that bugged me, but enough was enough and I finally left this alone.  heheh.  What do you think?

Ive created a frame with the border, a Flower with the tag and some leaves with the corner dies from the Australian Collection CBT set. These are all layered for depth. (the Noble Die Collections inner rectangles dies were used for the center frame from the following 3; Classic Adorned Design, Lavish Accented Design and Ornate Pierced Design). 

The Center sentiment cut was adhered to dbl-sided sticky sheets by CE then sprinkled with Glitter for added sparkle and lined the center framing with rhinestones to draw the eye to the sentiment.

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set CEC746  (for Sentiment)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Pinks
Paper: Designer DP, White CS
Techniques: Layering
Accessories:  Creative Expressions  Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection CBT set, Noble Die Collections Classic Adorned Design, Lavish Accented Design and Ornate Pierced Design, CE Pink Coll Dazzlers & CE Colonial Rose Satin Ribbon
  
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The Design team has been very busy creating beautiful makes to bring you lots more inspiration, so be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the  Team has created HERE.  *********************************************************************

Speaking of Creative Expressions...
Sue also has a NEW Facebook Page for you to check out!
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calling all SUE WILSON fans...
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to have inspired your creativity! Have an amazing weekend full of great Fun, Excitement and Love! :)
Your Crafty Friend,
America

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pink Daisies for House-Mouse and Friends

Hello and welcome back lovely crafters! 
Come play along with us at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog, found HERE. The theme this week is chosen by our lovely Teamie, Snoopy and going with; "In The Garden" ... here is my take on that with Pink Daisies...
Here's a FUN new House-Mouse card I've made with PINK/Black and White Daisies using the following lovely Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection Melbourne, Perspective Thank You Circle, Expressions Ornate Oval My Fried, Finishing Touches Delicate Daisies Open & complete petals and the Canadian Collection Background. Also used the CE Blossom Brocade Embossing Folder for background texture.

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE. The image is taken from the Joanna Sheen Cardmaking Collection "Celebration" Pad.
Ink: Brilliance Black (for sentiment), Studio G Pinks (for sponging)
Paper: White CS, Pink Textured DP
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Layering
Accessories; Gold Adhesive Buttons, Gold half-Pearls, Ribbon, and the following Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection Melbourne, Perspective Thank You Circle, Expressions Ornate Oval My Fried, Finishing Touches Delicate Daisies Open & complete petals and the Canadian Collection Background. Also used the Creative Expressions Blossom Brocade Embossing Folder for adding the background texture.
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Speaking of Creative Expressions...
Did you get a chance to watch Sue Wilson on Hochanda TV for her ONE DAY SPECIAL today? She was showcasing fabulous samples using her latest Craft Dies and lovely Creative Expressions products. She has also launched her brand new April 2016 Releases ! Hurry to Sue's Blog for more Info HERE.

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Hope to see you playing along with us at HMFMC. Don't forget to stop by to see all the beauties that the Design team has created to help inspire you HERE
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I'd also like to enter this card into the following fun challenges;
Cre8tive Hands Friends - Anything goes
Crafting By Design - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Die or Punch
In the Pink - Punches or Dies
Pile it On! - Animal Prints or Paw Prints
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Use stash item- (my old ribbons) Springtime/Add a Flower
Hand Stamped Sentiments -Color Challenge
Paper Minutes - Ribbons
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Thanks for stopping by today! 
I would love to hear from you! Happy Creating!
America

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Best Wishes for Creative Expressions

Hello and Happy Saturday Crafters!  Are you having a blast at Ally Pally - Alexandra Palace in London? That's Britain's version of our CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show) in the USA. If you are lucky enough to be there, have a blast and stop by the Creative Expressions booth to meet Sue Wilson and the fabulous CE Team. If not, you can also watch it on Hochanda TV - https://www.hochanda.com/ as there are LIVE shows directly from Ally Pally today too!  
I have this Best Wishes card to share for my CEDT post today!

These CE/SW lovely lacey Australian Collection Corner Border and Tag dies layer-up so  beautifully. I've arranged them in the center and layered to show off the "Best Wishes" sentiment best. The word is also multi-layered. The background texture is dry embossed with the CE/SW embossing Folder "Floral Stripes". I've topped this off with pearls throughout, A large Bow with tassle, and a CE finishing touches Gold Collection Circle dazzler.
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: NONE
INK: NONE
PAPER: Cream textured CS, and DP
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Multi-Layering
Accessories: CE/SW Floral Stripes Embossing Folder, CE finishing touches Gold Collection Circle Dazzler, Ribbons, Half-Pearls, and these Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Australian Collection Corner Border and Tag diesand the Best Wishes die from Sue's Expressions collection.



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For lots more inspiration, be sure to stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for you to see, HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today! I would love to hear from you! Happy Creating!
America
Thank You for Visiting! Im so Glad you stopped by today! It's my hope to have inspired your creativity!