Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything with Die-cuts.

This week at Fab 'n' Funky, we are looking for your gorgeous makes that use die-cuts. It can be anything, a card, a layout or other off the page project, as long as it includes the use of die-cuts. I've used loads of die-cuts on my card this challenge. I stopped counting at 12!!

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I made this for a family member who's expecting a baby right now and we're all so excited! I wanted to use this beautiful Elisabeth Bell image as it's so sweet and wistful. I've not used it before now, as she comes sitting in mid-air! I came across a stamp a blog buddy was selling that would be the perfect solution to my dilemma of how to 'seat her'. It's a Magnolia companion stamp - wooden park bench. So I masked the image and stamped the bench on top. It worked a treat! I was so pleased with the look. A little shading under her feet, a penciled in sky in the background and the image was set. 

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I used an older Nellie Snellen die to cut the pretty oval shape, which I matted onto another oval of blue card which I first distressed the edges of. The pretty card shape and smaller repeated mats are from the Go Create XXL dies range. This shape is called Frilly #10. I used a Marianne Design lamp post die and a bird, fence and birdcage die. I also used some rolled roses from the Marianne Designs line. I added pearls to the centres for a little extra bling. The flower at the base, is one I crocheted from a fine string. I really loved the look of this with the other rolled blooms. The little heart swirl branches are Magnolia.

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The beautiful designer papers are some of my favourites and come from the Maja Design Summer Basics range. I really love the paisley design on this 1935 page. I mourn the fact that it's so covered up in this design! Which is why I usually go for a more pared back style. But I must say I'm pleased with this card.

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I had my first go at using some Frantage to add some texture on this card. I added it only to the lamp post and bird cage and thought I was so clever until I realised it just looks like bird poop all over them! I nearly split my sides laughing! Oh well, better luck next time I try to add Frantage. I've added some muslin behind the mats for a little texture and a gorgeous gold organza bow. I cut the edge of the ribbon mat using another lovely Magnolia Doohickey called Romantic Lace.

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The final touch on the card was the lovely wood chip heart with the word love in it. I was hunting for the perfect sentiment to finish the card, when I found this in my stash and had a happy 'Eureka' moment. This is from a fabulous Freckled Fawn set.

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I was happy to hear that this make had arrived safely to it's destination and was so loved, there was talk of hanging it on the wall above the babies crib. Awww, isn't it lovely when one of our creations are so well received?!

Well that's it from me today. I'll catch you again tomorrow with another crafty moment. I hope you enjoyed popping in on this one and do head on over to the Fab 'n' Funky challenge to join in on our die-cutting fun and check out my DT sista's awesome makes while you're there! We have a fabulous prize on offer this week from Craft Classes Online, so go check it out. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Cardmakers: #128 ~ Distress It
Deep Ocean Challenge: #91 ~ Shabby Chic
Party Time Tuesdays: #191 ~ Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge: Lots of Embellishments
Crafty Little Fairies: November ~ Not A Square
Passion For Promarkers: #275 ~ Blooming Marvellous
A Creative Romance: Something Old (My first Maja Design papers! Years old!!)
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick (Technique - Masking and Product - Ribbon)
Whimsy Inspirations Challenges: #77 ~ Two or more images (mama and park bench)
Totally Gorjuss: #263 ~ Sparkly/Blingy/Glittery (Glittered Shoes, Pearls, Shiny Ribbon, Frantage)

14 comments:

Abi said...

Wendy, this is so beautiful, I love the way you've seated her & your use of die cuts is amazing! Can't believe how many you managed!! It deserves to be hanging on the wall.

Really appreciate the heads up on my win, I'm a happy girl! Thank you. Have a lovely day xx

Judith said...

This is so pretty Wends i just love all of your details and great masking to give her a seat -also saw you at Party time Tuesday so giving that a mention too! have a great week hugs Judith xx

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Wendy! Such a sweet image and lots of pretty details, plus a fab card shape! Clever use of the 2 stamps to create the little scene too! Thanks for playing along with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Wends with wonderful detail. hugs, Pat K xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Wends, the image is lovely and your design is great.

Pat xx

Jacee said...

Such a beautiful card, great detail, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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Alison Barlow said...

This is so beautiful and all your die cuts are just gorgeous. What a beautiful image - I must keep it in mind for my next grandchild. This will be so much admired hanging over the baby's crib.
Hugs, Alison xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Wends. I love the image, such gorgeous colours and all your detailing is so beautiful. The wooden heart is the perfect finishing touch.
I am not surprised the recipient loved this so much, it's sure to be treasured.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wends, beautiful image and colours and loving all your fabulous dies.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Elina P. said...

Gorgeous card, love the embellishments, card design, snd image!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Leslie said...

Such an awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Distress It" challenge this time!
Hugs,
Leslie, DT
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Sally Dodger said...

Such a beautiful card. Your image is so sweet and coloured perfectly. The Frantage you have added to the birdhouse and lamp post is lovely, and all your layers and details look fabulous. Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

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