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Wednesday 18 February 2015

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 96

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Thank goodness there is not another Friday 13th this week!!
I couldn't believe it, last Friday, when my EBosser died on me.
It had sometimes stopped, for no apparent reason before.
I just turned it off and on again and it worked. Not this time!!
Fortunately, I only had a tag die in it and
it was near enough to the front of the plates,
that I was able to pull it out. It was a brand new plate too!!
Guess what the theme is for our challenge,
at Crafting For All Seasons this fortnight?!!
Have you got it?.......
Dies and/Or Punches!!!
Just what I needed!!
I was just lucky that I hadn't sold my Joy Trouvaille machine!
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Tiffany Doodles.
The generous prize is 3 Digi images.
You can see all the fabulous Tiffany Doodles here.
The selection of stamps is amazing. You will have a hard job choosing your 3.
I chose to use this gorgeous flower called Petals Up. 
I printed the image onto 300gsm Langton Watercolour paper.
I coloured it with Distress Inks.
I created the background with a mask and a mask over the image.  
I used Distress inks through the mask.

I used Paul's, at Go Create dies, Frilly 8, to cut both the flower and blue mat.

The sentiment is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites  and the decorative cut out,
is a Sue Wilson Die.
I then used a corner punch to round off the corners of the 7" square card.
Oops! I nearly forgot the butterfly, which is a Sizzix Die!
It nearly didn't make it onto my card. It was sitting on my desk, when I blew a bit of fluff off my card. The butterfly took off and landed in my pot of water I was using for painting my flower!!
A quick pat with kitchen roll and a blast of heat gun and it was rescued!

I think I have met the brief for this challenge. Plenty of dies and a punch!
So let's see what you make for us to drool over!
If you would like some more inspiration, pop over to our blog, here
You can see all the gorgeous cards, from the brilliant Crafting For All Seasons
design team, which I feel very honoured to be part of.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and your lovely messages
you leave me, are truly amazing. 


Kari said...

This is wonderful,Carol!Great use of dies too!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,Kari :)

Carole said...

Fabulous card Carol, you certainly fulfilled the brief!......and plenty more besides! Your butterfly looks none the worse for his dip!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How pretty, love the vibrant colours and the masking has worked so well

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Carol.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Carol, beautiful colours and your masked background is perfect.

Sarah said...

This is lovely carol, love the fresh colours you have chosen xx

Chrissy said...

Well after half drowning your butterfly and a machine that is broken you came up with a beauty Carol..gorgeous background and flower and I love the colours and card design...gorgeous.


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love the gorgeous colours.

Carol said...

This is beautiful Carol, gorgeous image and colours. Carol x

Elise said...

HI Carol! omgosh! Now how BEAUTIFUL is this?!!! Wowwwww! I love how you did the masking and the colors are just GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Love this!!!!!

Big Hugs,

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, I just love this creation so much :0))) hugs pops x

Chris said...

Hello, here I am at last and what a beautiful card to greet me :-). I think the flower is really pretty and your colouring brings it to life, such a gorgeous design too. Sorry to read about your embosser but so pleased you had your back up. Hope to see you soon and hope you're behaving yourself :-D. Chris x

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely card, Carol, and you have rescued your butterfly would know it had had a little 'swim'.

Sorry to hear about your ebosser.

Jennifer. x

Diane said...

This is just wonderful Carol, what a gorgeous colored flower, die cut and design.

Hugs Diane

aussie aNNie said...

Awesomely brilliant creation my little the colours , it's just

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Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, sorry to hear about your die cutting problems, I hope you get sorted!
I love your card that looks beautiful!
Hugs Lynsey x

Heike said...

This is an unusual style of card. Beautiful and very effective.
Hugs, Heike xx