Friday 22 June 2012

Friday Die-Day!

Hello friends
It's Friday and in my crafty world that can only mean one thing...
Friday Die-Day!
This week I'm going green...with Foliage.
I think I over-use the word 'useful' but honestly this is a seriously USEFUL set of dies.

You receive 6 dies in total and if my nature skills were good I could tell you what sort of leaves these are
but for now I'm going to say they are a nice variety!

This is how they look cut/embossed and stencilled. 
 One of my favourite things to do is to stamp them using a script stamp and this also 
looks effective when heat embossed (example coming up....)
Someone last week said she is going to call me the 'tag lady' - this made me laugh and I'm thinking she is absolutely right and I'm going to go with yes, again this week I'm creating a tag! 
I've used one of the foliage die templates as a stencil to spritz through with Glimmer Mist.
And, with a little bit of assembling and using the Bauble Blossom One that I created some weeks ago,
I have a finished leafy tag! 
And this is the example of the leaves stamped and heat embossed.
Before I go I have something to tell you...
it is Bella's Birthday today - she is 1 year old.
I think that calls for special treats and some new toys.
Here she is the very first day we brought her home.
Have a brilliant weekend dear friends, let's hope we have sun and creative fun!
Take care,


Lynn said...

Morning Christine, and Happy Birthday to Bella xx. Loving the friday die day... amazing ideas. thank you Lynn xx

Unknown said...

Happy first birthday to Bella, she is so cute. I have these dies and they are well used very versatile. Just love your tags.


baconbits said...

Morning Christineand woof woof woof Bella (thats Happy Birthday).
I really enjoy Die - day the ideas are amazing.
have a great weekend
Amanda x

nmty said...

Hi Christine, what a great set of dies, your are right useful doesn't do them justice. You have shown some great projects here. Happy Birthday to Bella I am sure she will be spoilt rotten. She is such a cutie.

lv norma

Hellma said...

Sorry Christine love all you photos today but my fave has to be, yes you guessed it our Bella.

melanie said...

Happy birthday Bella hope you have some great treats

Elizabeth said...

Morning and Happy birthday Bella. Definitely more doggie treats today I think - cuddles go without saying. Who would have thought that she would be the little celebrity that she has turned out to be. She has so many followers like her Mummy.
To the dies, I have them too and use them quite a lot. Thanks for the ideas re the tags though - brilliant.
Have a lovely weekend - hope the weather bucks up.
Elizabeth x

Bea said...

Love the tag Christine - I do have this set and they are gorgeous/ Hope Bella has a lovley birthday

Astrid Maclean said...

Great creations, specially love the bottom one with the embossing, looks so cool, well and of course,happy birthday Bella, she looks adorable on that photo!!

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine, What great ideas you bring us this is another beautiful tag , im going to look for these dies on e/bay you never know i may get a bargain eh ?

Can i just thank all your lovely followers for their good wishes on Bella winning me the butterfly dies yesterday .

Happy Birthday Bella a big hug coming your way.

Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Your Friday Die Day is always great I really look forward to it Thank you so much. And of course Happy Birthday Bella. x.

Chloe's Nan said...

Thank you for the ideas Christine. Happy birthday to Bella, I hope she has a wonderful day of being spoilt rotten x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, love the tag & the 3 different techniques with the same leaf die. I wasn't sure about spritzing through the die, but it looks amazing once layered up. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing Bella a very Happy Birthday & good health for the years to come. She looks so cute in the photo.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Happy Birthday to cutie Bella.
I use these dies so much they are really useful but I have not heat embossed them will have to try this
looks good on your samples.
Thanks for the tips.
Have a good day.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday Bella!
I hadn't thought of using the dies as stencils ...thank-you for the tip!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Thanks for the inspiration Christine, its lovely to see what fab things you come up with! I love the script on the leaves what a great idea and one which I am sure I will borrow!! Hugs Susan x

PS Happy Birthday Bella she is the most adorable dog I have ever seen! I have 3 cats and dogs don't usually rock my boat but Bella is certainly an exception!!

Sarah said...

I love the friday die day tutorials Christine. You have some lovely ideas! I have this die so maybe will have a go this weekend! Happy Birthday to Bella!

Sarah x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Lovely tutorial. I have these dies and I think they are one of the most used ones.

Happy Birthday Bella, she is adorable and love the "baby" pic of her

Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Oh, Bella, she just makes my heart melt, she is so adorable. Happy Birthday gorgeous little one. I have this die!! I really do not use it enough, so thank you Christine for reminding me to do so. I love your tag, it is beautiful. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Unknown said...

No Christine I am sorry but you are just too clever and I want to know how you come up with such brilliant ideas.I have had this set of dies for a while and hardly used them but now guess what I will be using on my next project.

AnneRD said...

I have these dies Christine and they are so useful, but I have not tried using them as a stencil with a mister. Thanks for the tutorial today, more inspiration for me.
Now I mustn't forget to say a big 'Happy Birthday' to Bella, she is growing into such a pretty dog. Anne x.

Carole Z said...

Happy Birthday Bella!!!X Great die day today Christine, love what you've done with these dies, Carole Z X

Planetsusie said...

Happy Birthday Bella - lots of doggie treats and cuddles to you!!! Sorry Christine had to do that first - anyway I love the way you have used these dies, I just use one of them usually (the same one each time) to put with flowers. This just goes to show what CAN be done. The tag is so pretty and has given me inspiration (I do need some).

Thanks again and woofs to Bella.

Hugs Sue P xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
love your tag. A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bella, hope she get's spoiled on her !st. Birthday.
Sandra (craftynan)

Craftychris said...

Thank you for showcasing this set, I have it but don't use it enough and you have given me some fab ideas. Your tag is brilliant! Happy Birthday to Bella - the photo is soooooo cute!!!! xx

Sue B said...

What new ideas to use with this set. I do have them & use them alot but always as leaves accompaning flowers but love the way you have spritzed through them. Oh if only to have your visions.
Thanks for showing
Sue B

Sue B said...

Forgot to say Happy Birthday to Bella!!!

hazel young said...

Hi Christine happy birthday to bella she's so cute. Loving the foliage die which i have. i not tried to over stamp it before but have used it on patterned papers and it certainly looks stunning. xx hazel

rlovew said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and ideas. Bella is adorable- Happy Birthday to her.

LisaK said...

Aww happy birthday little Bella! Hope mummy spoils you lol.

Love these dies Christine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lesley said...

Hi Christine, I look forward to "Friday Die Day". I like the tag ideas you have shared, and the book is beautiful. Give Bella a big Birthday hug. Not too many treats though, ha ha. She was soooo cute as a puppy and so tiny... Hugs Lesley x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Happy birthday Bella, how pretty you look, I hope mummy spoils you rotten.
Fabulous tips Christine thank you.
I love these dies and as you say they are one of the most versatile sets made by Spellbinders.
Have a great day all.
On my blog today, I have done a tutorial with border dies. I have called it 'Grown' borders. It shows how to cut and glue borders to make them deeper and lacier. I hope you can pop by and give me your opinion, I would really appreciate your expert eye.
Don't go eating Bellas cake now! LOL.
Hugs Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Wish Bella pup a very happy birthday, bless her.
Thank you for the tips and lovely tag. I agree with you, a very useful set of foliage dies. The other set I find useful are 'Assorted Leaves' esp. when scrapbooking. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes, Carolyn x

Anonymous said...

Hi christine, bella looks so cute. Love friday ~ die day its great.

Jenny Marples said...

Feel such a fool Christine! Why? It never occured to me to use dies as masks!! and here's me lusting after a cogs mask when I have a set of SB dies that will do the job perfectly. Back to the craft mat methinks... hugs, Buttons x

Cinders said...

Hi Christine and happy birthday to Bella,
Great dies and I actually own these so I know how useful they are! Great demo though and stunning samples.
Best wishes
Caz x

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