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Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
I'm wondering how many Fridays until Christmas...I could look but I'm a bit scared -
I have to got to get to grips with some serious Christmas shopping!
I had a truly wonderful time yesterday, spending time with my Design Team
Coordinator and her hubby topped with a Christmas pub lunch.
I was sad to wave goodbye - they are flying back to the States this weekend so
I wish them both safe travels.
Back to FDD...
This week I'm featuring one of the new Die D-Lites - Wrought Iron
I instantly liked this die, reminding of Victorian railings and the sizing is so very useful for cards and tags...!
This is how it looks cut/embossed.
I've used Bazill cardstock, it cuts perfectly but always so much easier to remove from the 
die template with the addition of waxed paper.
 I selected a tag and some festive papers - Echo Park - A Very Merry Christmas
Adhered to the tag.
 
Placing the die cut along the bottom, lining up the top horizontal railing with the 
edge of the patterned paper. 
I must admit then...I decided to go with speed - it occurred to me this was a useful 
design for lots of parcel tags so I didn't want to make it too complicated.
Just the addition of some tiny snowflakes (Create A Flake Three) and a little stamped tag. 
 I wanted the focus to be the railings and I think this works by teaming it with black ribbon.
Equally this die will work so well with threading through some foliage and tiny flowers...I must try that!
Have a wonderful weekend - I'm taking my Mum to Chester and Chatsworth House.
We've had this weekend trip booked for a while and although I'm busy I'm really looking 
forward to going away - doing some Christmas shopping and bringing home something nice for Bella....
oh and the boys of course! 
I will schedule my blog posts while I'm away but checking in between shopping trips.
Take care friends.

29 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, what a pretty die and you have created a lovey tag with these paper too. Enjoy your break with mum and don't spend too much.

Wilma x x

Rosie said...

Lovely tag. I like the way you have teamed the black ribbon and fence. Enjoy your weekend!

Linda said...

What a lovely tag
hugs Linda

Bea said...

Glad you had a good day with DTC - this die is so fine - one for the wish list I think!

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, glad you had a good time yesterday...this tag and the die are so pretty! Have a lovely weekend, Carole Z X

nmty said...

hi Christine, love the tag, a great idea, the d-lites look really good, very tempted (but when am i not!). like the papers too.

enjoy your weekend away.

lv norma

Kate said...

Beautiful tag and I'm loving that die! x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pleased you had a good tin=me yesterday and looks like you are going to have a fun weekend with your mum.
Very pretty tag and die.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pleased you had a good time yesterday and looks like you are going to have a fun weekend with your mum.
Very pretty tag and die.
Lydia
X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Love todays tag. I must say you've got me hooked on making tags. Now all my Christmas cards are made and posted I'm dabbling in tags and really love doing them. Such a smaller area to concentrate on.

Have a wonderful weekend with your mum. I love Chester. It was my local shopping area when I lived on the Wirral in England.

Val in Spain xxx

hazel said...

Lovely tag Christine and this die looks pretty useful for a mountain of things i have ideas for xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I thoroughly agree with you, the fence needs to be the focal point, it looks gorgeous in black, and teemed up with the beautiful christmassy papers and lovely snowflakes, absolutely gorgeous.
Have a lovely trip to Chester with your Mum, it is very frosty up here in Cheshire, so take care, but should get some lovely sunshine later in the day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
I love your tag,so usefull.
Really pleased you had a good day yesterday.
Have a lovely weekend. Take care x.

Janice said...

Morning Christine

So pleased you enjoyed your lunch yesterday. I love your tag, it's so pretty. This die could be used in so many ways.
Wishing you a lovely weekend with your Mum. I'm very envious....I love Chester! Happy shopping for Bella and boys!
Thank you for FDD!
Janice x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Pleased you had a nice time yesterday.

I think this die looks fab along with your tag of course , love the little snowflakes , i can just picture pretty flowers creeping along the railings on a summery card .

Enjoy your time with your Mum , i am away for the weekend so will catch up with you late Sunday or Monday .

Take Care
Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Pleased you had a nice time yesterday.

I think this die looks fab along with your tag of course , love the little snowflakes , i can just picture pretty flowers creeping along the railings on a summery card .

Enjoy your time with your Mum , i am away for the weekend so will catch up with you late Sunday or Monday .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, enjoy your weekend with you mum. Super tag and yep ideal for xmas gift tags. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
I really like this die, and what a wonderful tag you have made. This die could so easily be used with a matt silver or gold card too.
Enjoy your weekend with your Mum.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, just caught up with your blog and this mornings repeat of your show. Loved seeing your chocolate wrapper demo. Like todays tag; you really have your own distinctive style, super. Have a great day. Anne

Beate said...

Beautiful tag, Christine!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Lacelady said...

I like the railing die, but I wish they had made it taller (we could always have trimmed it down if necessary.) I think it would have gone better with the gate die too.

Ita said...

Hi Christine lovely tag I like linking it with the black ribbon,I do not have any of those dies yet lol have a great weekend and glat you enjoyed your visitors
Smiles
Ita

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine,
Didnt get chance to comment yesterday, like yourself, busy,busy. I really liked the tag you demo'd on C & C so it was nice to see it on the blog.
Todays tag is lovely too great for a male pressie tag.
So pleased you enjoyed your day yesterday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your Mum. Take care, crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - love this die - thought the same as you when I first saw it. It really stands out on this tag (which I love equally as much!!!). I'm pleased you enjoyed yourself with your DTC - sorry you had to say goodbye. I also hope that you and your mum have a really good time together - you may be busy but you deserve a break!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Buttons said...

Fabulous idea here Christine. This die is a definite winner. It was great to see you on C&C this week. You had some great ideas to share with us and it was a real treat to find you on the tv. Hope you have the best weekend (try to get to the farm shop at Chatsworth - you are bound to find Christmas goodies there:) Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Tag Christine, after having a good day with your USA friends, your weekend up in Chester and Chatsworth with your mum, should just finish the week off nicely. After working hard you need some YOU time. Enjoy the therapy.
Val C xx

Elaine said...

Hi christine, glad you had a good time yesterday. Love the tag ! Enjoy your weekend bet it will be brilliant.
Elaine

Sarah said...

I love this Spellbinders D-lites die Christine - very elegant.

Enjoy your lovely weekend with your Mum.

Sarah x

Craftychris said...

What a fab tag and I love this die. The papers you have used are gorgeous - brilliant job! I hope you and your Mum have a lovely time xx

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