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Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Friday Die Day!  Only one more till Christmas....yikes that feels too soon!
This week I am featuring Vintage Lace Motifs.
It's a very delicate pretty set and one of the long die templates just happens to look
like a wrapped sweet..perhaps that's just me, I see chocolate everywhere!
This is how they look cut/embossed.

The largest motif does have a solid middle but I chose to use one of the smaller
dies to cut out a shaped aperture.
 Now I hope you are all sitting down because this week it is NOT a tag!  
Shock or what!  Instead I've made a little festive card.
Onto cream cardstock I've adhered two designs of paper from GCD Studios - Paris Nights.
I then added a piece of lace along the join and two of the die cuts.
 
It needed a little bit of vintage twine....
 
 And well...a festive card just isn't festive without a Layered Poinsettia
 A close up.
It is a very pretty die set which is useful for projects all year round.
It is available in my Amazon Shop along with quite a few more dies added
including Square Bracket Edge Box and Layered Poinsettia.

Yesterday I was asked about the felt that I use, I do not use a pure wool felt,
I use a regular felt that you can purchase in The Range or my town market!
I'm going to see whether I can stock some so I've added that to my 'to do' list.

Before I go - something else to share with you.  I've been sent details regarding a Christmas Card Competition called Christmas Card Craft Off - all the details are here.
It is run in conjunction with moneysupermarket.com and there is a chance to win prizes including an
iPad Mini and Hobbycraft vouchers.
You just need to make a Christmas card, feature it on your blog and send them an email with the info.
Good luck to any of you who decide to enter.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends.
I'm back tomorrow.

17 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, Shaolin and Mei Li thank you for the doggy treats you sent them yum yum. Your card today is lovely that paper is gorgeous and the lace just sets it off.

Wilma x x

Susan Flynn said...

Morning Christine what a pretty card the die is lovely and I just love the poinsettia!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Lovely card... I dont have this die set but have a couple that are similar

I will definitely buy that poinsettia die for next year though its beautiful

Sue xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Beautiful card. I have these dies and thankyou for another way to use. them. the lace and the poinsettia are beautiful. Pity I've done all my Christmas cards but a lovely one to remember for next year.

Thankyou for the info on felt. I will try and get some here but probably not available so I'll just wait until you stock it.

Val in Spain xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Another great tutorial,this card is special,.you are right the poinsettia die is one of the best.
Thank you for all of your ideas. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine

Another gorgeous card today. Love these dies too (well, I like them all really!!). As always, the pointsettia sets it off nicely!

Thank you for this tutorial, you make them look so simple with your photos and instructions.
Have a great day
Janice x

hazel said...

Oh my Christine hope you are feeling ok by not doing a tag lol. lovely card and im sure a tag will be back shortly xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Very pretty card, love these dies but I haven't got them another on my wish list. The poinsettia dies was my most used for my Christmas cards. love it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely card, i don't have these dies yet! I've found alcrylic felt cuts better than wool felt with spellbinders, but i did have to buy tons to find a type that works!! Emma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, WOW, I love this card, the papers are delicious, love the dies and yes, I agree that one does look like a wrapped sweetie, and my favourite poinsettia finishes the card off beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Your right sweetie wrapper dies hehehe ,

Todays card is lovely i have some papers very similar so i will be doing a few New Year cards with your theme { honestly i feel like a magpie at times ,i hope you dont mind }

Thank you for a great tutorial again .

Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

I love it when you feature dies I already have - thank you! And more cards please, I rarely use labels.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, beautiful card today, the poinsetta sets it off a treat don't you think. I do love your tags but it is lovely to see one of your card creations.
Thanks for the great tutorial.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Ita said...

Hi Sue O>M>G> just as well I am sitting down ,no TAG lol. this card is stunning,I do not have the Dies ,but might be able to use a similar one.
Smiles
Ita

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Christine, I have these dies and think they are lovely, Carole Z X

Di x said...

Hi Christine
Gorgeous card and I think I have caught the tag and layered Poinsettia bug from you. Just can't make enough cards and projects using them. Am excited to look forward to using the Vintage lace dies, and the lond die looked like a sweet to me too.
Kind regards Diane

Planetsusie said...

Beautiful card Christine - I love these dies, they are so intricate and pretty.

That poinsettia is amazing!

|Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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