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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

I'm a day late asking if you all had a good weekend!
I hope you all did and the weather was nice to you.
It's already Tuesday and I can't believe how the days are speeding by at the moment.

Thank you so much for your Charity Kit purchases, each month the cheques
go off to Ronald McDonald House and The Royal Marsden 
and I am so proud that we are all doing our bit to help.

I must mention the knitted squares - I have fallen a little behind in joining all
the squares mainly because of the Summer and it was a tad warm sitting with a 
blanket on me!  But with Winter approaching I'm really looking forward to getting back to it.  
I will be sharing photos of the finished blankets before they get sent off.

Right...Tuesday Tip/Technique...
Today a reminder for using your dies to create apertures. 
Oh look it's butterflies!   
I've die cut three of the Les Papillions vertically on a manilla tag.
Stamped over the whole area to make a nice background. 
Placed patterned paper behind ...festive!
You could finish your tag here if you wish or...
Die cut the butterflies and insert them over the top. 
A trio of fluttering butterflies tag. 
Take care friends and I'm back soon.

23 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great tip and tag, I do like the script stamp you have used, I'm off to see if you have it on your website. We are being blessed with the weather at the moment, I hope it lasts as we are off to North Norfolk for a short break next week. I hope Elliott is ok this week and not feeling too tired.
Take care, Chris xx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Christine. Love the piccie of Bella snuggling into the blanket whilst you are knitting lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

PharmacyMichele said...

Great tip-I usually cut shapes out of scraps & forget I could be using the negative piece.

Lovely picture of Bella-so cute.

Michele.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I have so fallen in love with your Butterflies tag , what a lovely use of odd scraps too.
I am a winter Knitter Christine seems to be something in me that says get the wool and needles out, then sit before the fire on a cold dark evening watching the TV.

Take Care
Elaine H X


val jones said...

Lovely tag Christine. Don't we all just LOVE buttterflies.
Love Val in Spain x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. The weather is being so kind at the moment, long may it last :)
I love the tag, like Michele I must remember to use the negative space!
Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Bella looks so cute, lay there on the 'blanket' while you are trying to join the squares, she isn't bothered by the 'warmth' haha.
Love, love, love, the tag and this tip/technique is brilliant !! I'm loving the background patterned paper too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bea said...

Morning Christine
Love your tuesday tips and friday die days there is always something lovely to experiment with - thanks for sharing.
x

marg said...

Hello Christine
So cosy doing Knitting by the fire, but as you say too warm at the moment!
I really like the script on the tag and the Butterflys of course!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your butterfly tag, really must look at my waste more. Cute picture of Bella.
Lydia
X

Lacelady said...

Love the aperture idea Christine. Missed you yesterday, but goodness, sometimes life gets in the way.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your tag today. Thank you for Tuesday tips and FDD you really give me ideas.
Have a nice day. x.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. You've done it again - reminded me that dies can do so much more than cut something out. I love that tag and really want to have a go, but today is a busy day with my daughter's 18th party looming at the weekend so I shall just have to wait. xxMargaretxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Love this idea looks lovely. love Jean Z xx

SusanP, Kent said...

That is SO lovely Christine! A beautiful tag and an excellent tip that could be used in countless ways. Thank you!

utilitygirl said...

Great tip Christine and this is so pretty too - thanks

Carole Z said...

Great tip Christine and your tag is beautiful...love the pic of Bella, hugs Carole Z X

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Another brilliant tip and a beautiful tag. i love these butterfly dies. They are so useful.
Great photo of Bella enjoying the comfort of the blanket.
Enjoy the rest of your day
Lesley

Laura O said...

love all your nice tips ,Laura O

Elaine said...

Gorgeous tag, need to order my kit before I forget xx

LoraineC said...

Gorgeous tag, I really love this idea very pretty. Off to order my charity kit, hope there are some left I am a couple of days late!! X

hazel young said...

Beautiful tag Christine x xhazel

Jackie Elliott said...

Hi Christine,
what a great idea, never thought of doing this with the dies, great tip and beautiful tag, thanks for sharing.
Take care,
Jackie

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