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Monday 1 July 2019

CCM #237 Dies or Punches

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers in our last challenge. Today we have a nice easy challenge of Dies or Punches. I am sure you, like me, have an obscene amount of dies to choose from. In fact a challenge like this makes you look at them again and dig out the ones you had forgotten all about.I had a great deal of fun with this one. The picture above is a little dark, the one below is better for the actual colours, but the above one does seem to pick out the diecuts so much better and after all the challenge is about dies.

My background is a lovely design from Wild Rose Studio’s Blackberry Lane Collection. The circle in the centre formed from the floral corners was perfect to layer my first die into. I used Heartfelt Creations Frame A Card Leafy Borders die. There is a lovely doily corner in the set and I made two semi circles with it by flipping it round and in effect cutting it four time. I wasn’t confident enough to try and get the circle by lining it up four times, so did it in two halves.

I used another sheet of the Blackberry Lane paper to create the paler pink central circle and the diecut above that is from Jeanine’s Art and is called Doily. The flowers and the birthday sentiment are hot foil stamps. One is from Couture Creations, Arizona Poppy and the sentiment is a Spellbinders Glimmer die from the Elegant Occasions Sentiments and comes with the die that cuts out the sentiment after it has been foiled. The centres of the flowers were decorated with pink Prills.

I created the very back pink layer by scanning in the central pink paper and picking out the pink colour with the graphic program’s colour picker and then I just printed a plain layer to pop behind the decorated layer.

I am entering this into:-

A Place to Start – July: Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations – #216 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments – #230 Anything Goes With a Sentiment
Corrosive Challenge – #6 June: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge – #167 Anything Goes
Creative Moments – #171 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – #588 Birthdays
Die Cuttin’ Divas – #426 Happy Birthday to You
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #1926 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #354 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes


  1. Your card is simply beautiful. The die cut is amazing with so much pretty detail. We're so happy you shared this with us at PIP Challenges! Thank you!

  2. It is a beautiful card, the fund is beautiful, the color scheme has been very well¡
    Gracias por tu participación en Corrosive Challenge Blog

  3. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}

  4. Great use of dies and very nicely composed. Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place to Start Challenge.
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede so we can all enjoy it!

  6. What a great combination of dies and pattern paper - this is very nice! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place To Start!
    Rachelle - DT @ APTS : )

  7. Gorgeous card Lin, loving the dies! Have a great week!

  8. Beautiful card Lin. Love the design. Have a creative week. Judy


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