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Monday 9 November 2015

DV 119 Shaped Cards

Our challenge today is Shaped Cards, so basically anything that is neither a square, nor a rectangle.

We are sponsored by Di’s Digistamps.

119 Shaped Card2

I used Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles, in the second and third sizes down to create my card. The larger one obviously made the base and front of my easel card and the smaller of the two the lovely engraved vellum mat.

I have a couple of friends who have December birthdays so this design would be perfect for either of them. The sentiment is a combination of Simon Says stamps dies and a Britannia die for the word Birthday. I cut this from a gorgeous K&Co pad that has been in my stash for absolutely ever, and then I used the same paper to cut some of the poinsettias, the others were from another sheet from that pad.

The boots are a Marianne die and were cut from what looked like an A4 sheet of actual metal card! The centres of the flowers were cut from the same metal sheet. Finally the stopper for the Easel was created by binding together, the leaves from a pick I bought from Hobbycraft last year, with the same glittery thread I used in the Ice Skates as it is sooooooo glittery there is no way it was gluing together, luckily this also gave an area that I could glue to adhere it to the card, with a larger poinsettia atop it. It’s designed to go in those very tall vases as a Christmas decoration, but as soon as I saw it I could see all sorts of other possibilities for it.

Poinsettia Pick

I am entering this into:-

Aud Sentiments – #144 Bingo, Bottom Line, Fav Colour, Glitter or Bling, Die Cut
CCEE Stampers – Nov 1545 Circles
Come and Get It – #94 Lots of Sparkle
Craft For the Craic – Nov: Something Glittery
Crafty Calendar – Nov: Sparkle, Bling and Embellish
Crafty Catz – #300 Winter
Fab ‘n’ Funky – #280 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Julia Spiri – #05 Use Something Old
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – Birthday
Pile It On – #94 Leaves
Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes
Suzy Bees Blooming Challenge – #105 Anything Goes with a Twist, Blue and White
The Corrosive Challenge – #237 Add a Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts – #4 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts
Wags N Whiskers – #165 Not a Square



  1. Gorgeous Lin, gorgeous embellishment. Thank you Marlene

  2. This is stunning - the colours, the embellishments and the very clever alternative presentation of the leaves
    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT Member)

  3. simply beautiful, lovely details...thanks for sharing at pile it on


  4. Hi Lin this is Sue from Crafty Calendar if you wish to join Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials can you please let me know and I'll get your name added..its a 'secret' group xxxx

  5. This is absolutely beautiful, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at the Julia spiri Challenge, hope to see you again. Barb

  6. What a lovely easel card and I adore the colour scheme! Thank you for joining in with the #300 'Winter' challenge at Crafty Catz. Mia - GDT Member xx

  7. Beautiful Easel card. A really lovely wintery creation! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  8. Wow, stunning card! First, awesome shape and then all of your little embellishments are just so cool...I love those ice skates with the silver ties! I love the shimmery flowers too! Thank you for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Wonderful card. Very pretty.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey DTxx

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 105 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  11. So pretty! Love the delicate details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  12. Beautiful, love the poinsettia colours and the lovely shaped card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and hope to see you again soon. Wishing you a Happy Christmas too!
    Hugs, Sandy

  13. Amazing card. The shape is fab and I love the colours, perfect for those December birthdays. Thanks for joining in our "Sparkle, Bling & Embellish" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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