Good Morning friends and a very warm welcome to my new followers - hope you enjoy my crafty journey!
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad today, and the lovely Dawn has set the task of "To Die For" this week giving you the opportunity to dig out your dies and punches.
We have 2 lovely Sponsors for you this week
Our1st Sponsor is Creative Craft World who are offering a prize of a £5 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in their wonderful online shop.
Our 2nd Sponsor is Letraset who are offering our second lucky winner a pack of 5 Neutral Tone Promarkers.
Thank you to both our sponsors for such great prizes!
Here is the card I've made for this challenge:
My card recipe is as follows:
- Base Card - Centura Pearl in Christmas Red onto which I embossed the large cracker shape from my Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Snowman Delight and Candlelight. I must confess at this point that I don't actually own a die cutting machine but I find that the large shapes on my embossing boards work quite well! :o) I then cut out my cracker shape, and scored and folded it to make a shaped card.
- Image - Snowmen is just one of the many wonderful images by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs. I printed it onto card and paper pieced the Snowmen's hats and scarves from design papers from a set by Summer at Summertime Designs called Cheers to the New Year. I used my Spectrum Noir Pens in True Black and GB5 for the buttons and noses on the snowmen and then went over the buttons with Glossy Accents, just to make them look more like little lumps of coal! I used Iridescent Embossing Powder on the top on the snow, and finished my image card off with a dusting of pale blue chalk.
- Snowflakes - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White using 2 different sized snowflake punches.
- Sentiment - also by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs and this one comes from the brand new set of Merry Christmas Sentiments. There are 27 circular sentiments in this set, so there's sure to be the right one for you! Once I'd cut this sentiment out, I gave the outer ring a quick dusting of light grey chalk, just to make the 2 layers stand apart from each other.
Why don't you hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the lovely projects that my "Teamies" have made. Then come back and show us what you can make with your Dies and Punches! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 25th August 2012 to link your cards up.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little bit of help from the girls at Feline Playful
- P is for Paper Piecing at ABC Christmas Challenge
- Challenge #3 - Let's Play Bingo at Chalk 'n' Stock I claim the second row of Punches (snowflakes), Colour (Spectrum Noir Pens, Chalks, DPs), Cardstock (Centura Pearl in red and white), Glue (used a Glue Stick to stick on my paper pieces), Scissors (to cut out my cracker shape, paper pieces, sentiment disc)
- Christmas Challenge at Just Keep on Creating
- Challenge #19 - Punch It at Sparkles Christmas Challenge
- Let's See Those Die Cuts at The Poodles Parlour
- Anything But a Square or Rectangle at Stamping With Dragon Challenge
- Punches and Dies Challenge at Delightful Sketches
- Shape Up - Anything But Square at Moving Along With the Times
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Helen xxx