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

Happy Crafting!


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

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

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

  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

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

  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!

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

  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!
    Karen C

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

  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
    Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)

  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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