Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Die cuts and punches for The Craft-Room challenge DT

Well another 2 weeks have flown past and it is time for another challenge over at Craft-Room challenge and this time it was my turn to choose the theme.  I use so many die cuts and punches on all my cards that I thought this would be a great challenge, and easy to do, but because I chose the challenge and felt I wanted to do something special I found I had my first case of Cardmaker's block!  In all the years of making cards I  have never struggled for a theme or style before.  So I dug out all my dies and punches(they wouldn't all fit on my table!) and came up with the creation below, I hope you like it :o)

No DP's for this, just 2 xcut die cut circles, one pink(embossed) 1 back (plain)  I have inked the base card with pink and black.  I have used a die cut butterfly that comes in 2 pieces to create the butterfly and inked the white section with pink and used gems to decorate.  (I don't know who created this die, but it is a thin die)

Side/inside view

Close up of the butterfly

Die cut and punched flowers, leaves, butterflys and swirls with black gems as the centres and a black velvet covered brad for the centre of the largest one.
The 3 larger flowers are marianne design die cuts and the smaller flowers are xcut punches.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges


Thanks for stopping by




Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card Nikki, love the colours. Your work with dies and punches is fantastic and truly inspiring. Thank you for a terrific challenge this fortnight. XOXO Zoe

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Nikki thanks for the great challenge at the Craft Room. What a stunning card both inside and out. no wonder you chose die cutting for your theme you are obviously an expert this is just such amazing work.


Rene said...

I LOOOOVE this; it's gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene ;D

sandra's crafty corner said...

gosh i just love this, its sooooo pretty,thanks for joining us at dutch dare card challenges and good luck with the draw,
hugs sandra dt

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one very adorable creation I love the image and the design & layout and the colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Hazel said...

Hi Nikki

What a fabulous card - I love it.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Hazel x

tilly said...

this is beautiful...... love all the different flowers and the colours.... saw it on MIM