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Friday, 17 August 2012

It's ....Friday Die Day!

Hello friends,
Whoosh!! That's how fast Fridays come around!
Again - so many thanks for the kind comments yesterday.  For those who missed the shows I will be featuring some of the cards on my blog over the next few days and explaining some techniques.
So....today I've been true to my love...of butterflies!  I'm featuring Les Papillions.
You receive four die templates with this set.
Two cut very intricately and two are superb for stencilling.
 Here they are cut/embossed and stencilled.
 Is that a tag?? Oh yes it is!
I've decided to use two of the dies to create an embossed impression in the tag.
 Run them through with your embossing sandwich.
 The emboss only is super deep and effective.
I've lightly inked the edges and then I'm going to stamp it with one of the Texture stamps featured this week on Create and Craft.  I like this stamp and use it a lot! 
 I've added two of the butterflies, some ribbon, twine and some of those little flowers and leaves from the Homespun set - they were left over from TV and I didn't like to waste them..!
 A close up of that lovely embossing.
 Have a brilliant weekend friends, apparently we are getting a heatwave, I think I may keep cool and craft!
Details of more classes will be coming soon - I'm struggling with a little button on my blog!
For the moment if you would like to be added to my classes list then please drop me an email so I can make sure you are included when I send out all the details.
I'm planning a scrapbooking class on the afternoon of Sunday 16 September,
I think that will definitely require afternoon tea! 
I'm back tomorrow, take care.

31 comments:

melanie said...

Stunning tag just love that Idea .Melanie

Hellma said...

Super cool tag Christine, i haven,t got these dies as i just couldn,t see me using them (did not like them) sorry, but the finished butterflys in red are amazing, have to source them when i come home from work. Thanks for the change of mind.

nmty said...

Hi christine, stunning tag, what beautiful dies these are, very detailed and give stunning effects. These dies will be added to my every growing wish list! Enjoyed a couple of shows that i caught on Wednesday, still have one to watch, will be my chill out time sometime over the weekend!

enjoy your weekend.
lv norma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
love these dies, haven't got them yet, but they will go on my long, long, list of must haves. Your tag is superb. So glad your featuring the cards you made for your shows in the up and coming days, as I was one of the ones that missed the shows. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, never thought tags could be so exciting, you sure have opened my eyes, love the dies, oh just everything. Look forward to seeing more cards from your demos.

Wilma

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Christine, what a lovely start to the day to see your butterfly die day. I haven't got these dies either and I want them - NOW... seriously how lovely it must be to have all the Spellbinder dies to hand when you are crafting. I and probably all your followers would love to be in that position.
Thanks for showing some of your cards and techniques in future posts as I missed your shows.
Looking forward to some crafting this weekend.
Have a lovely time everyone.
Elizabeth x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I absolutely LOVE this tag and what you have done with it. The ingenious embossing of the butterflies onto the tag and then the die-cuts on top, beautiful. I love the colours you have used and I must get that script stamp, it's gorgeous. I got the POTD and have these dies, so I will be trying out your technique. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. This is such a lovely tag,so pretty.
Looking forward to you showing more of the cards done on C&C,I really love your style it is so different. x.

Kate said...

Ahhh butterflies!!! They are gorgeous though and so too the tag! Enjoy the heat this weekend xxx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous ....I am not into stamping but worth trying for this beautiful effect.

Oksana said...

Beautiful tag Christine! Love the script stamp, will check out the website later! Have a lovely weekend!x

nattyboots said...

AHHH a beautiful beautiful tag Christine, and a great tutorial as always

Have a great weekend
Elaine H X

Crafty Chris said...

arent they stunning flutterby's enjoyed the shows this week, good luck with your studio opening.
Chris x

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, you can never really go wrong with a butterfly to brighten up the day - your tag is absolutely gorgeous! I saw my very first tortoishell butterfly yesterday and was so thrilled, the weather this year has put them off I think but maybe the heatwave over the next few days will bring out more. Have a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Anne x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this tag Christine - I always forget just to use the dies for embossing only - so effective.

hazel said...

Stunning tag Christine love it and those flowers from homespun go so nicely with it xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine - heat wave, can't see that as at the moment we are swimming in water with storms.
Anyway i have just bought these dies as they are beautiful, i love your tag and step by step techniques, its stunning.
Enjoy your weekend
Emma

Fleur said...

Wow this is truly stunning. May have to borrow the idea. Thanks for your lovely comment. The heart die is from sir stampalot. There is a link on my post. I think it may be on special order at the minute. It is by magnolia. And is called so wrapped -lovely. Hope this helps
Hugz Fleur xXx

Fleur said...

Wow this is truly stunning. May have to borrow the idea. Thanks for your lovely comment. The heart die is from sir stampalot. There is a link on my post. I think it may be on special order at the minute. It is by magnolia. And is called so wrapped -lovely. Hope this helps
Hugz Fleur xXx

SusieB said...

Hi Christine,
I love the tag. I have these dies and have to say was a bit stumped on how to use them. The script background is gorgeous and would be a useful addition to the craft stash. When does this need for extra craft goodies stop?

Please could you take the tag a stage further and show us not so clever people how to use the tag on a card without it being over the top? Thank you

Lucky you with an expected heatwave, all we have been promised is overcast and heavy rain showers!

Have a good weekend

Sue x

Craftychris said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I wasn't too sure about these butterflies, but now they have leapt to the top of my wish list! Thank you. Have a lovely weekend xx

Sarah said...

Hi Christine!

Gorgeous tag! Love the dies Fabulous tutorial! The script stamp is fabulous! I'm not sure about a heat wave it's warm here in South Wales but it's raining!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, Fabulous tutorial as always..As others have said, these will have to be added to my ever growing wish list..lol..Looking forward to some of your creations I missed..:)..Don't know when the heatwave will be here but in Cornwall we have torrential rain at the moment...Enjoy your day...xx

Lynn said...

I have these dies, but haven't tried them yet, what a great idea to emboss them then add the cut one on top...... Have a great weekend, hope the sun does come out ! Lynn xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Lovely tag, and the butterflies have cheered me up, it is sooo dull and dismal here with more rain forcast,you are very lucky to have a heatwave coming your way!
Must get that script stamp, it will come in very useful. Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Chloe's Nan said...

Love this tag Christine, I couldn't find the script stamp on C&C though! Gorgeous butterflies too, I love butterflies and I was lucky enough to see a hummingbird hawk moth a few weeks ago! It was an Amazing little thing. We have heavy rain showers here, let's hope it brightens up over the weekend x

Carole Z said...

Stunning tag Christine...I have these dies and the stamp...hmmm :) Carole Z X

Janice said...

Just gorgeous Christine! Thanks as always for the tutorial.

Janice x

sheila said...

Hello Christine, hope you've had a somewhat restfull day. Delicate butterflies always look beautiful and this little tag is no exception

Lin W said...

must look out for this die set,they look very pretty and butterflys are one of my favs
xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is an amazing tag. Easily done but so very effective. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Linda x

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