Friday, 7 March 2014

LOC - Die Cuts - Midway Reminder

We are now at the half-way point of the current challenge which was to use die-cuts...

I recently became the proud owner of a Silver Bullet die cutting machine.
 I am still very much learning with it but having found some free designs at Birds Cards
I cut some lattices and an oval for my DP cards today.

This was my first lattice which I attached to a red square card blank. It is actually from an olive green cardstock.

I had the privilege of using Ikes Art's Poinsettia Fairy.
 I coloured this with Promarkers leaving the fairy herself very pale.

I placed the die-cut oval around the image and
 threaded an double row of ribbon through the holes.

I then added a layered poinsettia digi (again from Birds Cards) -
 printed three times and fussy cut.
My final touch was microbeads on the poinsettia centres.

My second card is a similar idea. This time I used a lattice on a beige square card blank - and this time I was lucky enough to use 'Mirror mirror' from the Stamping Chef

The digi was mainly coloured with Promarkers - including metallic gold for the mirror frame and cool grey 1 for the mirror. It was then placed on a red oval, cut using a nesting die.

As opposed to the very pale image of my first card I wanted to make this one very colourful!

I also printed the digi several times on green and red card to layer up my flowers as I did with my poinsettia before. Here I distressed the red petals with 'shabby shutters'.

Finally I decided it needed a speech bubble...I used an oval nesting die to partially cut this then used my scissors!

 I am going to submit this to

Sarah Hurley 365 -challenge #90 - use a speech bubble

Desert Island Crafts Challenge #72
(It includes the following items from the itinerary
2. Lots of Red
3. Metallics - the gold Promarker
4. Text (as in, paper or embellishments with text on them)
5. Mythical Creatures 
8. Stripes - in the lattice)

 The Stamping Chef Anything Goes

Punk You Girl - fairy tales gone bad

Happy Crafting!


  1. SUPERB !!! Fabulous die cut backing and I just LUV the threaded cord through the frame. Thank you for using one of my images too :-D

    IKE xxxx

  2. Love them both.... Thanks for sharing them with us. hugs.

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley 365 this month, Carol xx

  4. Fabulous cards Susan! thanks for doing these for us at LOC, they are great! Thanks too for entering over at PunkyouGirl! Great to see you joining our challenge this month! Mo xxx

  5. Thank you for joining in the fun over at The Stamping Chef this week. Love the decoupage flowers, Floss DT X

  6. Oh this is fun. Love how you've used that grid. Looks great as a backdrop. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx

  7. This is fab, great colouring, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley 365 this month.
    C xx

  8. Hahaa, what a creative card and so opposite the first. Love them! Ike's image came out beautiful and looks so fab w/ that extra love w/ the woven ribbon. Great colors on the second and perfect for the PUG challenge.

  9. Ha Ha love it thanks for joining in at Punk You Girl. Kay (DT)

  10. Fab card, love your lattice die, thanks for sharing with us at Punk You Girl, Lynne DT xxx

  11. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley 365 this month!!

  12. Great cards! I love the sentiment on the second one!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at PunkYouGirl!


  13. I love this!!!!
    Fab work as always and it's perfect for our Fairy Tales Gone Bad challenge at PunyouGirls!
    Thanks for joining us.


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