Friday, 6 December 2013

Thin dies

Over the last few months I have added several 'very thin' dies to my collection - I have been waiting patiently for my stuff to be out of storage so I could get at my Big Shot!!

I first used the 'poppies' and found it pretty hard to remove the image - so many thin stalks!!
However my friend Stella suggested 'powdering' the die before using, with my anti-static embossing bag - and yes, it was much easier!


So what did I do with them?

I will show you some of my makes...

Firstly with the 'Cheery Lynn' 'Owls with gears' - just a square card blank matted with Christmas red card. I printed  HOOT HOOT HOOT on my computer, cut it to size and added it with some twine and three owls. Hope it amuses you!


I am submitting this to

My next cards all feature the lovely flourish - the one that I think looks like fireworks!
I thought this could be a New Year card.
I used blue and silver shiny card in the die and glued it to black card on a blue base.


I used the same black and blue cards for the sentiment which I stamped using the chalkboard technique (Here is a Splitcoaststampers tutorial showing how)

at Always Playing with Paper


I still had three flourishes cut in different colours so I chose three different coloured card blanks:


I am submitting this design to 
The image is a Freebie for the December 3rd challenge.
I used non Christmas colours and bling - "Christmas Treats and a glass of milk"


The sentiment is a free stamp from Get Stamping magazine. I used Promarkers for the mouse and black Versafine for the sentiment. The toning matting card is from my scraps - and I added a few gems.


I am also linking it to
and

Happy Crafting!


11 comments:

  1. Love your red owls, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week.

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  2. Gorgeous projects love the dies you used thanks for joining us a Treasured Times!!

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  3. This card is wonderful! Love that mouse! Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times!

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  4. I came over from Merry Monday to tell you how much I love your chalkboard card, Susan, and I found all these other delightful cards!! I love each one and thank you for sharing the tip about powdering those thin dies! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Lovely cards Susan, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  6. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our Holiday Chaos Event! Hope you get to play along all week and good luck!

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  7. Another great project, Susan . Thanks again for joining us in our Holiday Chaos challenges at Catch The Bug! :) Becky G Bugaboo DT Member

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  8. Love the red owl card!! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  9. very cute card thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

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  10. Susan these are fab I love the corver flourish especially
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Hugs
    Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)
    xxxx

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  11. Just loved the cards the mouse one is my fave, thanks for joining in over at Seemacrafts. Hope to see more amazing creations in future challenges. Happy New Year Larelle-Susanne DT

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