Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Give Thanks

The current challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is 'Give Thanks', which is to use the word(s) 'Thanks' or Thank-you' on your creation.

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Sentiments Designs .

I knew straight away how I wanted my DT card to look, for a change, and this is the result:
I used:

- 4" x 5.25" white card blank, tent style

- piece of white card from the same sheet as the card blank was made from, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Scrollwork' embossing folder and trimmed to exactly fit the card front

- the sentiment is a luscious scrolled sentiment by Inkylicious called 'Thank You Calligraphy', stamped using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink onto a snippet of the same white card

- then die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders die from the 'Labels Eighteen' Nestabilities set (snigger, I had tried stamping directly onto the centre of the card and made a boo-boo, so making this panel covered it up

- finally, added a couple of Prima ready embossed coloured paper flowers, with the centres 'dollied up' with brads - and some punched foliage behind - made using a snippet of SU's 'Mossy Meadow' and a Martha Stewart foliage punch

So now it's your turn! Remember that you can also use up some snippets at the same time as using Thanks or Thank-you - as well as having a butterfly or three and then entering into Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge, where the current theme is 'Z is for zig zags'. Three challenges for the making of one card :))



Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous! Really elegant and full of texture

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - I love your design and the scrollwork embossing folder.
Kath x

brenda said...

This is just so elegant looking Di, that scroll frame is a lovely folder and really draws the eye to the blooms.

B x

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous! Lovely background embossing for those beautiful flowers xxx

Barb said...

This is gorgeous Di. That embossing folder looks very celebratory. Love the sentiment die and those pretty flowers. Barbxx

Pat said...

I love the embossed frame and then the elegant sentiment matted on to it Di and the pretty embossed flowers and leaves finish it so prettily. A beautiful card! x

Sarn said...

This is SOOO pretty. Love it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely embossing Di
Dr Sonia

Donna said...

LOVE the colours on this one, Di :)
How you feeling today?

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Di and creative is your card as always you are so talented in lots of crafty ways x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful thank you card with these embossed flowers and background! Love the colours, too!!

Kathleen said...

Better late than never, love that EF and those flowers look fab.
Great card, short but sweet, time is tight.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Love those embossed flowers and the embossed background!

Carol L said...

I can't imagine a lovelier way to send thanks than with a great card like this! I love the embossed flowers which perfectly compliment that gorgeous background!

Jacee said...

Such a pretty design Diane
Hugs Jacee
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Karen said...

Love this layout Di and I will be pinning it to one of my boards as I really do need to use my embossing folders and dies more. I seem to go through phases with them lol! It's a really gorgeous card Karen xx

Pippa said...

Lovely elegant card Di.