82 posts categorized "Sue McRae"

04/27/2017

Thu 27

Pretty Preppy Flowers
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a spring floral card. 

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I started by water colouring a blue background for my scene. Nothing fancy, just a quick wash of blue paint on water colour paper. After this was dry I took one of the dies from Delicate Stitches and created a frame on the background and then added a sentiment from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

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For the Preppy Flowers I randomly painted yellow, pinks and reds on water colour card stock and die cut the flowers from it. This way the flowers are uniquely coloured in an easy and quick way. Once the flowers were dry I brushed a thin layer of glue on them and sprinkled Distress Rock Candy Glitter on top. Since the glitter is clear you can still see the colours underneath and it gives the flowers a bit of sparkle.

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I wanted a feeling of whimsy, like the flowers were swaying in the breeze so I decided to add a layer of vellum flowers behind the first layer and I really like how that turned out.

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I figured a field of flowers needed a few fluttering friends so I used the Butterfly Sprinkles dies to add some butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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04/20/2017

Thu 20

Scribble Flower Thanks
by Sue McRae

Hello crafty friends! Sue here with a clean and simple card for you.

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I started off by making my background panel using water colour paper and very loosely painting it with blues and purples. While this dried I die cut the Scribble Flower Circle from blue metallic card stock.

Next I created the frame for the card by die cutting the Thanks Corner from white card stock.

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When the background panel was dry I die cut the Atessa Collage from the bottom right corner. I didn't want all the little pieces from the die cut to come out so I used an old warpy cutting plate with my Big Shot and this prevented the die from cutting all the way through the paper, leaving all the bits in place and easy to adhere to the card base.

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I attached the thanks frame next and then the wreath but felt like it needed something else so I die cut a few flowers from silver glitter paper from the Daisy Cluster and adhered them around the wreath.

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To finished off I added a few silver embellishments.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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03/22/2017

Wed 22

Happy Easter
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with an Easter card I created with a few of the new dies.

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I started with a light blue card base and then die cut an oval from a darker blue card stock using the Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers. This way I could place my die cuts as I went along to see how they fit into the scene.

I die cut the Swaying Birch from white wood grain card stock that I inked along the edges with grey ink and a finger dauber, this helps to add some depth to the tree.

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For the Easter eggs I die cut the Easter Egg Party from aqua, yellow and pink card stock and mixed up the paper piecing for some colour variation.

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I adhered the eggs beneath the tree and added grass using the Easter Excitement die set.

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Next I added the sentiment by curving it along the oval shape. To finish off this spring scene I die cut a couple of butterflies and a bird.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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03/12/2017

Sun 12

Florisima Trail
by Sue McRae

Welcome, I hope you've been following along with us this past week with the blog blitz we have going on. There's another week left of new products and fabulous inspiration by the design team.

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Today I'm showcasing the Florisima Trail die. When I saw this die the first thing I thought of was using it to create a butterfly trail and that's exactly what I did.

Out of white linen card stock I die cut the Florisima Trail so that it would start at the butterfly and end off of the paper. I then flicked gold paint across this panel.

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I took a piece of white card stock and created an inky rainbow using Distress Inks and gave it a quick spray with Perfect Pearls. I adhered this rainbow piece behind the opening in the white panel and inlaid the flowery trail right on top.

I die cut the largest butterfly from the Stitched Butterfly Trio from white card stock and inked it up with Distress Inks in blue and purple and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. Then I die cut the butterfly three times from black card stock and adhered all the butterfly layers together by adding adhesive to only the centre of the butterfly so the wings could be fluffed.

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The butterfly and Scribble Thank You were adhered to the panel and that was attached to a black card base. I finished off the card with some gems.

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If you would like a chance to win the Florisima Trail die, just leave a comment on this post.

Make sure to come back every day during the blog blitz and comment on each post for your chance to win the featured die.

Happy crafting!

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03/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Go For Gold!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Hearts A Flutter" is Wendy Price with this adorable card! 
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Nicole!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
0317+copyPSC#29 Go For Gold - What's the one "go to" color that makes everything classy and elegant?  We'll it's GOLD of course!   This month we're asking that you add a bit of Gold to your project.  Maybe its a heart of gold, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or a pretty card for someone who's worth their weight in gold!!  Just make sure you add a little gold to your project - gold foil, gold sequins, gold paint, etc.  And make sure you include at least  one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Ok now it's your turn!  How about a little motivation?  We're having a blog blitz with a new mini release starting on March 6 - how about we let the winner choose $20 worth of product from the new release?  

You have until 12:00 a.m. US EST  on March 30 to link up your designs here!

 


02/22/2017

Wed 22

You're A Star!
by Sue McRae

Welcome crafters, Sue here with a card today!

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I have a hard time making cards for the guys or for teenagers. Feminine card just seem easier to create so I decided to put away the flowers dies and stamps and not let myself use any glitter or any pink or purple and this is what I came up with.

I started off with a piece of water color paper, sprayed it with water, sprinkled on Color Bursts and just let the pigment do its thing. While this was drying I die cut a bunch of stars from dark grey card stock using the Scribble Trio set. This die set has three fun shapes: a star, square and circle. I adhered the stars all over the dried background.

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For the sentiment I took the Spectacular Happy Birthday set (which consists of three dies) and die cut the bottom layer in a medium grey, the middle layer in dark grey and the sentiment in white. The sentiment is made from 4 layers of the white card stock for a thick chipboard look.

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To finish off I added a few small stars die cut with the Superstar Sash.

Thanks for visiting us today!

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02/08/2017

Wed 08

Happy Hearts
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone! Sue here with a heart themed thank you card.

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Do you see all the pretty swirly colours on the background? Well, that was done using alcohol inks on glossy paper. I attached this piece to a white card base.

From white linen card stock I die cut the Happy Hearts Channel and then used the Eyelet Stitches to add a decorative edge along the top and bottom.

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I adhered the white panel onto the inky background and added a thin strip of black card stock along the top, two strips of the alcohol inked piece close to the Eyelet Stitches and a glittery strip to anchor the sentiment.

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To finish off I added the Spectacular Thank You sentiment and a couple of glittered hearts.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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01/26/2017

Thu 26

Grateful Heart
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with a heartfelt thank you card.

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For the background I took a piece of card stock and inked it up with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberry. I ran that through my die cut machine with the Heart Pattern Plate and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. This die is one of my faves from the new release. The pretty pattern adds subtle texture for backgrounds.

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I white embossed the row of hearts from the Grateful Heart stamp set onto water colour paper, die cut it and painted the hearts with Twinkling H2O's in gold. Here's a pic showing the lovely metallic shine of the gold.

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I decided I wanted to add a mess of white pearl thread behind the hearts. Boy, was that a chore to do! I couldn't seem to control the mess in a somewhat neat way but went with what I had.

The sentiment is the Thank You Channel and was die cut from water colour card stock that I painted with Twinkling H2O's in pink.

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The card was finished with the addition of a few sequins.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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01/20/2017

Fri 20

Flickering Butterfly
by Sue McRae

Hello all, Sue here with a post featuring the new Flickering Butterfly Collage die. There are so many possibilities with this die!

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I started off by colouring a piece of glossy card stock with alcohol inks in purples and blues. I die cut a square using the Pinpoint Square Layers, placed the butterfly die in the centre and sent it through my Big Shot. Then I flicked some gold paint on the butterfly panel.

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The alcohol ink piece was adhered behind the butterfly for all the pretty colours to peek through and I adhered this to the card base.

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I die cut the Blooming Dotted Border from purple card stock, stamped the sentiment and added a strip of glitter tape.

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I added a few black pearls to finish off the card.

Today I'm giving away the Flickering Butterfly Collage die.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win and come back every day during the Blog Blitz to see more new projects and products!

Happy crafting!

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01/12/2017

Thu 12

Inlay Heart
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone, Sue here with a blog blitz post featuring Valentine's Day goodies and products from the new 2017 release.

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Today I'm using the Inlay Heart die as the focal image of my card. I took water colour paints in yellow, orange, pink and red and covered a sheet of water colour paper with no particular plan. Just some fun messy painting. Then I die cut the heart from this piece and and inlaid it into the yellow card stock.

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I took one of the dies from the Delicate Stitches set and placed it below the heart, leaving enough room to add my sentiment later. I ran it through my Big Shot and it left a pretty pattern in the card stock. I also decided to embellish the two top corners using this die. The Delicate Stitches set contains three dies which don't cut through the paper, they cut the pattern into the paper. Great for adding pretty details anywhere on your project.

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My last step was to die cut the Scribble Thank You from the yellow card stock and then die cut it from black card stock and inlay it.

I am giving away the Inlay Heart die to one lucky person who leaves a comment.

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Remember to comment on every blog post from January 9 - 23 for your chance to win the featured die. Some days there will be two posts so make sure to check back often.

Wishing you a crafty day!

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