Friday 21 March 2014

Going dotty

OK, some would say I'm already there and have the t-shirt to prove it :( What I really mean is that the current challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is to use your manual die cutting/embossing machine (doesn't have to just be a Cuttlebug) and just 'Go dotty'. The girls over there are also celebrating their 1st Birthday - congratulations ladies!

So this is my entry:
I went for both die cutting and embossing - in for a penny and all that :)

I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a piece of white cardstock  to cover the whole front of the card, embossed using my trusty Cuttlebug and a Crafts-Too embossing folder called 'Dotty Frame'

- the leaves were die cut using a Thinlits die from Sizzix's 'Susan's Garden' set and a snippet of green dotty paper from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics II' pack

- the flower is die cut using TH's 'Tattered Florals' die and a piece of mauve dotty paper from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics' pack (I love how the Back to Basics paper packs mix and match so well)

- the leaves and flowers were rounded to give some dimension,  popped onto the card using sticky pads and then a white dotty Craftwork Cards Card Candi just popped onto the centre of the flower

No sentiment, I left it as CAS as possible. And it makes a change from Christmas cards too :)



  1. This is so delightful! Love all the dotty-ness!
    The colours are so soft and pretty and the shaped leaves have great dimension!

  2. What a great embossing folder Di and love the dotty flower too xx

  3. Beautiful and stunning Di, and I LURV the embossing folder.
    I can feel a spend coming on.

  4. Hello Di that is lovely. The Swiss Dots folder is my favourite one. Anne x

  5. Morning Di....This is really pretty all of what you have used is perfect for your beautiful card xx

  6. Really lovely and dotty!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. NEED that embossing folder... course I do...
    Fab card Di! x

  8. Very dotty indeed, and lovely with it! Kate xx

  9. Very dotty. I hope your rash clears up very soon! Haa Haa!

  10. Fabulous and dotty. Love the CAS style and super flower xx

  11. This is my favorite color combination, so I absolutely love this beautiful card! Gorgeous!

  12. Another gorgeous card, love dotty papers, dotty cards and dotty friends! Have a lovely weekend xx

  13. Gorgeous dotty card
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs Tamara

  14. Don't spend too much, she says, when there is a whole huge stand of Clarity loveliness. You would not believe how much money I saved. Truly I did. I had a £20 voucher that I had won on Barbara's blog, then there was the £5 voucher that we printed out from the Clarity site, and the 10% off for being a member of the Clarity New Design Club. Of course, there were also some cracking show offers, and it would have been rude not to take advantage of them, wouldn't it? I have taken pictures, but they won't go up until next Wednesday, so that I have something to show in case I am unable to get near my desk by then. The new stencils are gorgeous. It was great to meet up with Barbara again in person and with some of my friends from the Design Team. I do like that dotty card, fresh and clean, a real LIM card too. My next sort out is with my dies and my embossing folders, so I am looking forward to using some of those again. Speak to you soon. xx Maggie

  15. Lovely dotty card Di, those colours are so soft and pretty, Cathy x

  16. A beautiful CAS card - so pretty. That folder is now at the top of my wanted list. Sorry I haven't been to the playground in ages - hope to be back soon

    Thanks for playing along with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  17. Simply beautiful Di. It just make me happy to look at all those dots. I like that embossing folder ... I may just have to go in search of one for my collection :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  18. Hello Di, there's something about little dots that makes me smile - and this is so pretty.
    Love how you teamed embossing with that gorgeous bloom.
    Caroline xxx

  19. Beautiful springy card, Di!

  20. Totally CASilicious!!I love this little beauty Di, the dots have it :D xxx

  21. Very pretty and lots of dots too. Thank you for joining in with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  22. Lots and Lots of DOTS! What a fun card.


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