Sweet Stampin' ~ Dies/Punches

Hey there lovely crafty pals. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this week, we're having a 'Dies & Punches' challenge. So here's my offering using a very gorgeous image from Saturated Canary from a few years back. I love this wistful 'new mama' image and it was such a perfect image to use for my friend who had a baby a while back. I kept the colours very soft and serene and I used a paper pad that incidentally, this pal had bought for me when she was visiting Sweden years ago! Yes, it's those delish Swedish papers from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics. I just love them and find it so hard to cut into any of my Maja papers to use! But when I do, I always LOVE how the finished design looks. They just bring something so special to the table. 

I coloured this image a while back, so it's been done with soft shade of Promarkers. I then traced around the image with another soft pale shade just to 'lift' her from the paper a bit. It's subtle, but it's there. My pal loves these earthy muted shades and really loved this card!

I used a beautiful spray of Wild Orchid Craft flowers to frame the image. I tucked in some lovely diecut leaves in kraft and Maja Design offcuts. These leaves and buds were cut with a Magnolia Doohickey Heart Swirl die. Still one of my favourite 'foliage' dies.

I used another Magnolia Doohickey die for the tag. This is from one of the Doohickey Magazines. I don't recall which, but it's a lovely wee tag die. I don't recall where the sentiment is from, I'll have to hunt through my stash.

The main image panel was cut with a stitched oval die from Lil' Inkers and the corner die in the top right is a Whimsy Stamps die. So quite a few dies in total.

I hope you'll come and join us with your own 'Dies/Punches' creations. We can't wait to see what you're inspired to do. Just remember to be eligible for our Top 3 honours, you must include some stamping somewhere on your creation. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, go check out what the rest of the awesome DT have been up to and if you enjoy stamping, why don't you consider joining our DT call? We're looking for a couple more crafty peeps to join the team! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafting With Friends: #73 ~ Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges: #20 ~ Special Occasions
Passion For Promarkers: #462 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #80 ~ Use Ribbon
A Gem Of A Challenge: #227 ~ One For The Ladies
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #108 ~ Dies or Punches
Little Red Wagon: #464 ~ Tag You're It (little hearts tag)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On (Pearls and blooms)
Stamping Sensations: September ~ B is for Baby, Blooms, Beige and Beauty
As You Like It: Favourite ~ Girl or Boy. This is my third 'Girl' entry for this challenge. So yep, it's pretty clear, I like to craft for girls. Pretty, feminine, girlie creations are my favourites! :)

Update: I won the 'Ladies' challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and made their Top 3 as well! Woohoo, what a gorgeous surprise! Thank you SO much ladies! xoxo



Chris said…
It's a beautiful card Wends, fabulous colouring and fabulous design. The papers, die cuts and flowers are gorgeous...and I love the muted palette!
Hope you're fully recovered now
Dawn T said…
What a beautiful card Wendy. Such stunning colouring and a great combo of papers, flowers and dies.
Catching up after being away on holiday. This is beautiful
Misty Elam said…
This is so pretty! Wow, I love all of the little details. The floral arrangement on the side is stunning. Thanks for joining us for the Bling It On challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Jenny L said…
Hi wendy,
what a very wonderful and super card.
I love that image and your super design.
the colours are so subtle and lovely.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
Pat said…
Absolutely beautiful card Wends, I am sure your friend was delighted with it, the image is gorgeous.

Pat xx
A sweet image and you've coloured it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x
Sarah said…
Another stunning girly card Wends. What a fabulous image, takes me back to the days when my boys were attached to me when I was doing farming stuff!! xx
Wendy L said…
Gorgeous image and a very beautiful design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx
brenda said…
A delightful image and all so beautifully embellished, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
Izzy Scrap said…
WOW ! A real piece of art ! No doubt your friend was happy with it ! Your design is amazing and your colouring fabulous. A stunning assembling of papers, die cuts, flowers and stamping ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Papercraft Challenges !
coops said…
So stunning Wendy.Fabulous pretty detailing and colours and i love the adorable image.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D
The Crafty Den said…
A beautiful card Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. The flowers, papers and die cuts make for a really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'anything goes' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
Brenda said…
Wendy, this is gorgeous! I love the colors, the coloring, the embellies...easier just to say I LOVE this tag. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!
Brenda said…
Back again for AYLI. Still love your tag. Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It Challenge!
Donna Ellis said…
Beautiful card, and such lovely coloring technique! Wonderful, light-filled eyes, and a delightful sweetness. Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope to see more of your inspiring creations in the future. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}
Squirrel x said…
This is really lovely, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Xx
pinky said…
What a beautiful card with a very sweet image! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month.
Basslady said…
a very delightful card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at sparkles monthly!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo
Fikreta said…
wonderful card!
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

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