Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Cuttlebug Mania - 'I {heart} You'

I just joined Cuttlebug Mania's Design Team, wahoo!! Please be kind, this is my first challenge - called 'I {heart} You' and what a great theme to start off on. In fact, I had so many heart shaped dies it was hard to choose which to use.

We are sponsored by 'Yours or Mine Papercrafts' and I do hope you'll play along:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- snippets of SU's 'Melon Mambo' card stock and also snippets of Centura 'Pearlescent White' card stock

- using a snippet of Melon Mambo I die cut the plain Memory Box 'Cupid Heart' as a backing

- then die cut the Memory Box 'Butterfly Heart' using Centura Pearlescent White. Now that was fun as the die doesn't actually cut round the edge of the heart shape but by using the plain Cupid Heart die that was soon resolved

- added a plain band of Centura Pearlescent Pearl White card across the width of the card, popped onto a backing of Melon Mambo as edging

- sentiment was die cut using Cheery Lynn's 'Love' word die, backed with Stick-It of course

- finally carefully stuck both layers of the heart together, taking care to avoid the butterflies. Popped the heart onto the card using thin sticky pads then gently flicked up all the little butterfly wings

Please come and play HERE - I'm sure you can use some snippets up at the same time :) And in case you're wondering, the Playground will carry on the same as always of course.

I'd like to enter this card into Mrs A's current Butterfly Challenge, which is to use a butterfly or butterflies - plus V is for Valentine.

Di 
x

44 comments:

Anna said...

Hi Di, That is so beautiful, I love the B/fly's heart, great for valentine's day!!

Pippa said...

A lovely elegant card Di, great idea with the butterfly heart. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your butterfly geart Di a lovely CAS card

Anne

Jane Willis said...

That is gorgeous! Well done on joining the design team

SARN said...

Hi Di . . . MANY CONGRATS on your DT spot. Absolutely fabulous Valentine's Day card. What a pretty die!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ike said...

Oh my ... that is so ultra cool :-) Brilliant using those two dies and this makes an awesome card :-D
Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card. I love those butterflies done with the white card. I gotta have me that Butterfly die toot sweet. All you need is Love certainly works on this card.
Thankyou for fluttering by #23. hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations Miss on your DT position. Was wondering wot you wos up to!
hugs Mrs A.

vinita jain said...

Congrats on your DT post!!! I love those butterfly heart, so cute and sweet!

Diane said...

OMGosh, this is beautiful...and I have that die, but wasn't sure how to use it....and a BIG congrats on your DT news!!!

Veerle said...

Super gorgeous card Di.
Hugs, Veerle xxx

Sandy said...

Congrats on being named to the DT Di -- I saw the announcement last week and then it slipped my mind. This is a beautiful card, and so perfect for the butterfly challenge as well.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous and congratulations to you Di.
Hugs
xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on making the DT! Your card is sooo pretty!

Sue - said...

Many congrats on your DT spot Di! Beautiful card too - very elegant.

Aquarius said...

Congratulations on the DT appointment - great card for a start, such an unusual heart die.

Chris said...

Stunning card!!! Congrats on the new DT!
Chris
x

Mary said...

Di, Congrats on joining the Cuttlebug Design Team. I love your work, Cuttlebug is so lucky to have you. Now....about your card....what can I say, it is simply lovely. Love the butterfly die and the sentiment is the perfect size....Again, Congrats.

LesleyG said...

Congratulations Di, and wow! what a stunner of a card! xxx

kanda said...

Huge congrats on your new DT post Di. Loving the colours and layout of this fabulous card xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and congratulations on your DT role.
Kath x

Irene said...

Congratulations on your DT position Di.

Fabulous card, love the little heart die, the wings look amazing.

luv
irene
xxxx

Liz said...

Congratulations on your DT spot. So pleased for you - and well deserved! As you know, I love this butterfly heart die and your card is gorgeous. I think I need to add the Cupid Heart to my wish list! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Congrats on being asked to the design team. That is quite exciting! I love your card. What a fun die.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your DT position, and what a fabulous card to create right out of the gate! I just LOVE this butterfly die and all the cards I'm seeing with it! Beautiful love card Di!

Sandra H said...

Well done you Di on your Dt post you will do them proud and judging by this card here it's absolutely stunning l love everything about it so pleased for you xx

Sarah said...

Well done Di and what a fabulous debut card!! xx

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on joining the Design Team, Di! I'm sure you will be a great success there. Your card is stunning - the butterfly heart is gorgeous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

Congratulations on the DT place. Your card is beautiful, I can see I need to buy the Cupid Heart die as well.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Di, this is fantastic news!!! Big congrats to you. Very exciting!!!
Your card is simply gorgeous! I love the butterfly heart and that sentiment as well! So very lovely!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

This is really neat...what a great design!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Big congratulations on your new DT! That's wonderful! I love playing over there! So fun - I don't know what I'd do without my Cuttlebug! Well, I'd have to replace it, that's what I'd do! Your card is beautiful - I love that die!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the Design Team appointment, Di! They are so lucky to have you!! Your first inspiration card could NOT be lovelier!! The red and white and the design all work so beautiful together to make a stunning card!! Have fun!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

I would like to send my congratulations too Di, and this DT position is so well deserved! Your card is beautiful and pure valentine joy in red and white with the profusion of pretty butterflies and finished with that lovely sentiment. x

Kimbo said...

Congratulations Di, great to have you on the team. That sure is a statement die x

mamapez5 said...

As i am catching up backwards as it were, I now know what the post I have just read was all about! (I hope that makes sense?). Congrats on the DT place. I love the butterfly heart, and the lovely card you have made. Kate x

Babs Watson said...

Amazing and so gorgeous, those butterflies surely are beautiful.. X

Brenda said...

A big congrats to you Di!!! I know you will be a great asset to the Cuttlebug Mania DT!! Love, love this card! That heart is so cool with the butterflies and I love the pink showing through. The strip of pink and the love is just perfect embellishments to finish off this beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations again!

This is a very stunning card. Love the design, the colours andthe gorgeous butterfly die heart!

Lucy Woods said...

Congrats on your DT spot Di!!! That's fab and what a gorgeous card! that butterfly heart is so pretty and effective!
Lucy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di congratulations on your design team post. You have made a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Bonnie said...

WOW! I really love this with all the butterflies emerging from the heart! Congratulations on being on the Design Team!

MaryH said...

Congrats on joining this DT, they are LUCKY to have you! Know you will be sharing your usual outstanding cards. Love this beautiful die, and you've used it to the max on this pretty card. Love the layout's simplicity, letting this partial cut die take center stage. TFS, Hugs & Happy Valentine's Day too.

Debs Willis said...

This is absolutely lovely! Congrats on the DT you'll be great as your cards are always so well explained xxx