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March 23, 2017

I just can’t get enough of these dies – Creative Expressions Sue Wilson

Just a few more ideas. This time using the Shadow Box dies and some of the Accessory die sets.

Shadow Box die and You're a Star accessories

Shadow Box die and You’re a Star accessories

 

Shadow Box die - In the Garden and some from the Window Box and Accessories

Shadow Box die – In the Garden and some from the Window Box and Accessories

 

Shadow Box - New Arrivals

Shadow Box – New Arrivals

 

Shadow Bx die with Retail Therapy Accessories

Shadow Box die with Retail Therapy Accessories

 

Shadow Bix Die and Retail Therapy Accessories

Shadow Box Die and Retail Therapy Accessories

September 06, 2016

Creative Expressions – Sue Wilson Dies

Just a few more ideas using some of the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson’s dies. It is so easy to get a number of variations using the same die just by layering and/or cutting differently. Loving the versatility of these dies.

 

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia

Festive Collection - Illuminated Angel

Festive Collection – Illuminated Angel. This is actually on a white card but the Shimmer Sheetz background is causing a reflection.

Festive Collection - Silent Night and CE gilding Flakes

Festive Collection – Silent Night and CE gilding Flakes and Multi Lens sheet.

The Gemini collection - Lyra

The Gemini collection – Lyra

Austria Collection - Innsbruck layered 3x

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck layered 3x

 

Austria Collection - Innsbruck - Layered up 3x

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck – Layered up 3x

 

Innsbruck Die. Layered up 3x.

Austrian Innsbruck Die. Layered up 3x.

 

Striplet - Lattice Window

Striplet – Lattice Window

 

Striplet - Lattice Window & CE Gilding flakes

Striplet – Lattice Window & CE Gilding flakes

 

Striplet - Lattice Window with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz

Striplet – Lattice Window with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz

 

Austria Collection - Vienna Centre Step Card

Austrian Collection – Vienna Centre Step Card

 

Festive Collection - Wisemen with Gilding Flakes Background

Festive Collection – Wisemen with Gilding Flakes Background

 

Austria Collection - Vienna

Austrian Collection – Vienna

 

Austria Collection - Vienna

Austrian Collection – Vienna

 

Festive Collection - Silent Night

Festive Collection – Silent Night

 

Austria Collection - Salzburg

Austrian Collection – Salzburg

 

nz Collection - Background with Gilding flakes - (without the Ivy)

NZ Collection – Background with Gilding flakes – (without the Ivy)

 

NZ Collection - Background die with Gilding Flakes and with the Ivy - think I like the addition.

NZ Collection – Background die with Gilding Flakes and with the Ivy – think I like the addition.

 

NZ Collection - Background on Centre Step card

NZ Collection – Background on Centre Step card

 

Austrian Collection - Innsbruck and Hearty Crafts 3D

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck and Hearty Crafts 3D

 

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia with hearty Crafts 3D

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia with hearty Crafts 3D

Products Used

Multi Lens sticker sheet

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_331

Adding more details soon

 

July 30, 2016

Poinsettia Filigree Frame

We are just loving the new Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson. They are so versatile and very reasonably priced. I love that you have so many choices from just one package and when someone said the other day, “I like this die, but I want to see some cards made with it first”, that I just had to reply “I’ll make some this week”.

So here are just a few ideas – some still await a sentiment but I am waiting for the inspiration. Or maybe I will just let the die tell its story.

Poinsettia Filigree Frame die by Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson

Poinsettia Filigree Frame die by Creative Expressions – Sue Wilson

 

The die is imbedded into the card front.

The die is imbedded into the card front.

 

The die has been cut into pieces using the various outline cuts and then placed on top of the card front.

The die has been cut into pieces using the various outline cuts and then placed on top of the card front. Will I add a sentiment – maybe, maybe not!

 

Again it has been imbedded into the card front and backed with gold card.

Again it has been imbedded into the card front and backed with gold card. Also awaits me making up my mind as to whether I will add a sentiment or not.

 

Cut in a variety of ways and placed on top of the card front.

Cut in a variety of ways and placed on top of the card front.

 

White on white. Love this look.

White on white. Love this look.

 

Why not add a premade poinsettia!

Why not add a pre-made poinsettia!

 

Stunningly beautiful die with a real lacy look.

Stunningly beautiful die with a real lacy look. The option of having the Poinsettia at the top or bottom of the frame is great.

 

Die-versions die – Blessings

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=3581

Poinsettia Filigree Die –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_330

Whimsy Stamps Corner Die set –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_289

Elizabeth Craft designs Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas –although just the Christmas part – http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

Red and Silver Bling –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Pearls –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

A5 Cardstock – white, gold, green, red –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Foam Squares –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44_48

Double sided tape –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44_48

Poinsettia –

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55_275

 

December 22, 2014

Alison’s beautiful creations

At a recent craft group I looked at these cards that Alison had created and loved them! Photos never do justice to the real thing but I am so pleased that Alison has allowed me to share these. Thank You Alison. I am sure there are plenty of ideas to inspire the creative bug for 2015. 

You're My Style Whimsy Dress Form Die

You’re My Style
Whimsy Dress Form Die

 

A Touch of Elegance. Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

A Touch of Elegance.
Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

 

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form. Whimsy Stamps & Dies

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form.
Whimsy Stamps & Dies

 

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes - Whimsy Stamps

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes – Whimsy Stamps

 

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

 

Paris Fashion  Whimsy Stamps - Eiffel Tower and Graphic 45

Paris Fashion Whimsy Stamps – Eiffel Tower
and Graphic 45

                       

A lady and her bike! Graphic 45

A lady and her bike!
Graphic 45

 

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing Cheery Lynn Designs die

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing
Cheery Lynn Designs die

 

A perfect seat for the cat! Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

A perfect seat for the cat!
Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

 

Me and my cats! Impression Obsession Die

Me and my cats!
Impression Obsession Die

 

Paris Couture

Paris Couture

 

Lady in Green!

Lady in Green!

 

High Heel Glam - Tattered Lace Die

High Heel Glam – Tattered Lace Die

 

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

Happy Birthday – Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Eiffel Tower and doilies

Happy Birthday – Eiffel Tower and doilies

Now for some stamped cards

Red Tulips

Red Tulips

 

Roses are Red........

Roses are Red……..

 

Shades of Mauve!

Shades of Mauve!

 

Beautiful Poppies.

Beautiful Poppies.

 

Not always Red!!

Not always Red!!

 

Floral Festival!

Floral Festival!

 

Products Used:

Whimsy Stamps – Dress Form Die, Eiffel Tower Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Whimsy Stamps – A Touch of Elegance Stamp

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Spellbinders – Filigree Classic Oval

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Cheery Lynn Dies – Penny Farthing

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Impression Obsession Dies – Cat Set

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Tattered Lace Dies – High Heel Glam

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Wild Rose Studio Die – Happy Birthday

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Happy Birthday

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary 12 x 12 paper – Garden Stroll & Couture – Elegant & Classy

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87

Flowers – You could use any of these:

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

Bling – Alison used Red and silver bling and Black and Pearl Pearls

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Cardstock – A5 and Chromatics ……….even patterned

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Background Papers – Mat and Paper Stacks

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103

Tapes and Adhesives

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

 Happy Creating!!

I hope you are fully inspired for 2015.

 

 

 

October 08, 2014

Cards from Brenda and Jenny

These ladies have created these lovely cards using a variety of techniques to give us some wonderful ideas.

I find making cards for men the hardest to put together and especially if they don’t have a hobby that you can use as a theme. This card with a car on would suit any guy as you can almost gurarantee they drive a car. It will also bring back some great memories if you use a car design from yesteryear. Thank you for this great idea Jenny.

 

Card made using the Man About Town Paper stack

Card made using the Man About Town Paper stack

The following group of cards have been created by Brenda and she has used a variety of techniques to achieve these delightful cards. Thank you Brenda for sharing these with us.

 

Ink embossed card with 3D flowers

Ink embossed card with 3D flowers

 

Embossed card with the edges of the attached elements inked.

Embossed card with the edges of the attached elements inked.

 

Make a card that looks like an envelope, make an envelope or make a set!

Make a card that looks like an envelope, make an envelope or make a set!

 

Stamped vase and flowers and then restamped flowers and cut out and attached with foam pads to give the 3D effect.

Stamped vase and flowers and then restamped flowers and cut out and attached with foam pads to give the 3D effect.

Some products used:

Man about Town Paper stack from Wild Rose Studios

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103_261

Embossing Folders

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Inks

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_189

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Stamps

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Foam mounting squares or tape and Double sided tape

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

A5 Cardmakers Card & Envelopes

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Thank you for looking.

September 21, 2014

Tattered Lace – Three Wise Men

I love these gorgeous new dies and just had to have a play to see how well they fitted our normal size cards for posting. Square size cards in New Zealand cost double the postage and therefore I tend to only make this size card when passing direct to the recipient. These dies fit both the normal C6 card and an A4 size card triple folded.

On this first one below I have used a normal size card – ie an A5 sheet of cardstock folded in half. If I had just edged the front camel forward to the front edge of the card the third one wouldn’t have overlaped. Next time!

C6 size card

C6 size card

This next one is made from an A4 sheet of card, triple folded and then the lower folded removed to get a standard one fold card. Fits easily into a business size envelope and normal postage rate.

 

A5 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

A4 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_285

Three Wise Men - Tattered Lace Die

Three Wise Men – Tattered Lace Die

I will add more products details shortly.

 

September 20, 2014

Easel Card using a Stand Up Helper

 Elizabeth Craft Designs have created this new and clever idea – Stand Up Helpers. Their major purpose is to use these when making easel cards but they can also be used for sentiments just like you would use any other sentiment die. Just cut along the fold line. I hope to do a video shortly to show these in more detail but that will be at least a couple of weeks away. In the meantime here is the first card I created when having a trial run with this new creation.

The card stands easily behind the standup helper as you can see below. 

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

 The Season’s Greetings can fold down when the card is laid flat and being prepared to go in an envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

 This photo shows the card as I began to flatten it out ready to go in the envelope. Folds flat like any normal card.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

 This picture shows the top of the card folded back revealing the Season’s Greetings cut into the base card. If you wanted to use this sentiment on the front of a card you could just cut it from any scrap piece of card and then you cut on the line at the base of the wording. I will do a cut as soon as I can so that you see what I mean.

If you have any ideas using these Stand Up Helpers, I would love to hear/see them.

I will continue to create with these and add ideas.

Thank You for looking!

There are a range of sentiments available in the sentiment helpers and I have decided now to stock each of these. They will be arriving to my store later this week. They are:

Thinking of You, Thank You, Season’s Greetings, Hello, Happy Birthday, Get well, Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Products used:

Season's Greetings - Standup Helper

Season’s Greetings – Standup Helper

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

 

Graphic 45 Paper - Long Winter's Nap

Graphic 45 Paper – Long Winter’s Nap

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_290

Pavlova Paper - Double sided - Christmas Berries

Pavlova Paper – Double sided – Christmas Berries

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_229_235

Poinsettia

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55_275

White Cardmakers Card A5 size

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Adhesive – Double sided tape and Glue dots

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

Embellishment from my own stash

 

 

 

September 19, 2014

Cards from Trish

These gorgeous cards made by Trish are so delightful. Her style varies throughout the range of cards as they are created to suit the receiver. Enjoy looking and gaining inspiration from these cards. There is even a card made using a CD! Ribbons and flowers, doilies and bling!!

With Sympathy

With Sympathy

 

Square Floral

Square Floral

 

Roses and Cross

Roses and Cross

Red Poppies

Red Poppies

 

One of a Kind

One of a Kind

 

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

 

Happy Birthday Gay

Happy Birthday Gay

 

Butterfly - Birthday

Butterfly – Birthday

 

For You!

For You!

 

Floral Circle

Floral Circle

 

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

 

Doily Silhouette

Doily Silhouette

 

Blue & White

Blue & White

 

Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes

 

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Thank You so much for sharing these with us Trish.

 

 

August 14, 2014

Cards with a Fashion or Elegant theme by Sylvia

As promised I wanted to show some more beautiful cards created by Sylvia for her friends and family. Some great ideas here for us all to be inspired by.

Happy Birthday Jill

Happy Birthday Jill

 

Happy Birthday Jill

You’ve got Style!

 

Happy Birthday Janice

Happy Birthday Janice

 

Happy Birthday Elaine

Happy Birthday Elaine

 

Fabulous 50

50 and…….Fabulous

 

Happy Birthday Kimberley

Happy Birthday Kimberley

 

and I thought this one also fitted well with the “Fashion and Elegant” theme. I love the use of the chandelier for this card.

A New Home

A New Home

 

There are so many ideas here for you to try. Embossing folders, Ribbon, Bling, Peel Offs and gorgeous patterned papers. You have them in your stash. Go create!!

Thanks again Sylvia.

 

June 08, 2014

Card Fold Ideas….

These cards were made for specific people but show a range of card fold ideas. The first card is made by a lovely crafty friend Anne for a special young lady. Anne’s card inspired me to use the same topper on two of these cards.

Anne's card - gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration Anne!

Anne’s Square card – gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration Anne!

 

For my just turned 12 year old grandaughter. A centre step card.

For my just turned 12 year old grandaughter. A centre step card.

 

Gate Fold Card

Gate Fold Card

 

Centre Step Card. This one became a Thank You card for a crafty lady to give to her radiologist after cancer treatment.

Centre Step Card. This one became a Thank You card for a crafty lady to give to her radiologist after cancer treatment.

 

Another Centre Step Card using postcards, Kraft Card and a Topper.

Another Centre Step Card using postcards, Kraft Card and a Topper.

 

An easel card made for my grandaughter turning 9 years old.

An easel card made for my grandaughter turning 9 years old.

 

The same card ready to place in the envelope.

The same card ready to place in the envelope.

 

Inside the card.

Inside the card.

 I will add the products used as soon as I can.

In the meantime the Toppers used are:

Hobby House – Rosetta & Madison Avenue

Kraftyhands – Femme Fatale

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