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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

ABC D is for Dazzle

At ABC today we want you to Dazzle us! We want to see lots of sparkly and blingy projects.

We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and they have a fabulous prize of


D Dazzle 1

My design incorporates a gorgeous Lili Of The Valley stamp called Fishing Buddies, which I coloured with promarkerts. And that has been stuck to a mat which I ran through the BS with a snow embossing folder.

I clean forgot to add some glitter to the actual image before I stuck it down inside the aperture I created using the MemoryBox Frostyville Border die – isn’t it just lush! The die that is. I trimmed out top and bottom of a six inch square of white glitter card and then just trimmed up the edges to form a snowy aperture. I should have started with a larger piece of card, but I was constrained by the internal opening of the BS, but if you have a Grand Calibur I would recommend starting with card 6.5 to 7” wide. I then stuck it over acetate and created a shake card with foam tape. The shaker is filled with Shaved Ice mica flakes. The little tree and purple snowflake are from my stash.

D Dazzle 2

These dies are a bit fiddly to pull out as they are so thin that they don’t want to part company easily from the waste, but oh so worth the effort of a bit of poking with a pokey tool.

I’m entering this into the following challenges:-

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Never Seen Ink

Crafty Hazlenut’s Christmas Challenge - #46 Whatever Lights Your Candle

Crimbo Crackers - #2 Make It Sparkle

Delightful Challenges - Snowflakes

Floweret Stamplar - #8 Christmas

Inky Impressions - #32 Glitter It Up

Mami Doodles - #37 Christmas

Samuel Taylors – Christmas

Sweet Stamps Challenge - #41 Non Traditional Christimas Colours

Wags N Whispers - #67 Christmas Themed

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – The Colours of Winter


Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Oh this is stunninh hunny. Love everything about it and those dies look fantastic.
    Big Hugs

  2. Wow! This is most certainly a WOW card! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy!
    Karen C

  3. This is gorgeously dazzling - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Your card is stunning Lin. The image is so sweet and I think I just fell in love with a border die, if that's possible!


  5. Gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. Wonderful! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  7. thank you Lin for your lovely comment that you left on my blog, just wanted to let you know that the bow is metal and I've painted it, by the way your card is gorgeous

  8. Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! And I love the border die :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  9. OMGoodness!! your card is beautiful and so delicate! I love that border die you used .. going to check out memorybox now. wow! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Wags n Whiskers. xxx Steph

  10. Lin this is just stunning. Don't know where you get the inspiration from, especially with all thats happened lately!!! You can come and play with my stamps any time as long as you bring this border die with you, lol. We must plan a day together but it looks like it may have to be after Crimbo as I'm on MiL duty till then.
    Take care. xx

  11. This is such an intricate and gorgeous card! Very beautiful! Thanks for playing on the Sweet Stamps blog challenge.
    Sweet Stamps DT

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  13. Your card is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL. I'm so glad you comments on my post so that I could find yours. It's a breath-taking card! Oh, and I must must buy that die.

  14. What a pretty card, Lin! Cute LOTV image and that border die is to die for! Keep meaning to have a go at a shaker card...yet another thing to add to my list of ideas!! Fab creation! Lisa x

  15. Dear LIn,
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  16. OMG! This is stunning!
    I love it all! The image is so cute and those snowflake/icicle borders are STUNNING!! just fab honey!
    Hugs M xxx

  17. Love how you've made the diecuts into a frame, awesome idea!
    Hugs Julie P

  18. This is gorgeous Lin! I too am a huge LOTV fan. And I also rely heavily on my pokey tool. Tim Holtz just put out an awesome cushioned one that I carry around! Just in case. You know. Those pesky die cutting emergencies!

  19. Oh this is lovely, really cute image and I love the die, I need one of those lol, :) xx

  20. I want that die fiddly or not ! I have a fab relationship with my pokey tool its my number one crafting aid and can never give it enough praise. I had to say all that cos it gets upset and jealous because I keep mentioning my Silhouette machine and it feels left out !On to your card, he result is stunning the purple really makes the card pop you have created beautiful winter wonderland scene. ( I am now a follower )



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