Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Week 27 - Use your Dies/Punches.......

Hi there everyone!

It's Digi Choosday Challenge day and I love this weeks theme!!! Nikky said, 'use your dies or punches', whooopeeee said me!! I have a HUGE amount of dies, in fact, it could be considered excessive..........I said 'could be' I didn't say it was!!  I just know Mr Scissorhands is rolling his eyes as he reads this...........

I had to use Emma Cannings 'Kiss the Frog' - I got this a couple of weeks ago and I have been waiting for the right challenge to suit it, and here it is, I just love this image, classic and elegant. I coloured the Princess and her 'Prince' with Graph'It Markers as always:

The Graph'Its I used are:

Skin:  4125, 4155, 4170, 4145
Hair:  3120, 3150, 3170
Dress: 4145, 4135, 4175
Gloves: 5140, 6160
Crowns: 2105, 2110, 2120
Frog/Prince: 8140, 8160
Outline: 9100

Once I had her coloured up, I knew exactly what die I wanted to use and that is the 'Westminster' die from Tattered Lace. I confess, I'm having an affair with Tattered Lace dies....I was always a Spellbinder girl but I do find that I am falling more and more in love with all things Tattered Lace - but you don't need to know this, on with the post woman!

So once I had my princess cut out, I decided to dig out my distress inks and edge the die with some colour. I decided to go with Tattered Rose (there seems to be a theme here....) I then opted to cut the Westminster larger frames with pearlescent cardstock, I then inked them too with the Tattered Rose distress ink.

I printed out two papers from the Rose Budd Collection - if you haven't got the collection yet, I really don't know what you are waiting for. The lushness of the papers alone are worth buying this collection for, nevermind the tons of other goodies packed in there.

I built up my card and then before glueing down, I wanted some oomph. So I decided to run the larger backing paper through the Grand Calibur using the new Tattered Lace Embossing Folders - Tattered Lace (did I mention my obsession?). You also get the corner embossing folder and I opted to run two corners of the smaller backing paper through the GC too, just to give some texture.

Looking much better - texture has been added and I like the look. I had vintage rose ribbon that I opted for and then I started putting it all together. Nikky said - use dies.........so I opted to add Tattered Lace Lattice Bow and the new Butterflies that just came out from Tattered Lace too, because what is a card without a butterfly?  Ok - so it's a card without a butterfly, but you crafters know what I mean!  A few gems and finished - gorgeous.

So I hope you can see, using dies with your digi stamps and papers truly is hybrid crafting at its best.  I hope you can pop over to the main challenge blog and see the rest of the inspiration from the team. I just know this week, there will be LOTS of entries for the challenge and I look forward to seeing them all.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon!


Yvonne x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tattered Lace Challenge - July Challenge - Elegant
Crafting From The Heart - Always Anything Goes 
Digi Makeover Challenge  - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. sooooooooooo pretty , love all the dies you have used xx

  2. This is sooooo soft and pretty and man... now I'm drooling all over my keyboard from seeing those dies! Great coloring as well :)

  3. What a beautiful card and thank you for your lovely comments on the digi - you've coloured her perfectly :-) I love the colours you've gone with and that gorgeous ribbon and butterflies. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xxx

  4. So pretty Yvonne, love the colour scheme you've used.xx

  5. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  6. Gorgeous card Yvonne, I love that bow and fabulous butterflies
    Julie x

  7. Pretty in pink. Love the embossing and die cut frames. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps (sorry for the late comment).

  8. A gorgeous card - I love all the beautiful die-cuts around the image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls.. hope we see you enter again soon!

    Christine (DT)

  9. Beautiful work of heart ..

    Thank you for joining us at PND. Good luck hugs Sharon (DT)