Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'New'

We're celebrating the New Year over at Cuttlebug Mania with a fun challenge - the title is 'New' and that can cover all sorts of themes such as new house, new baby, new job, new craft goodies (bet you all have some of those so soon after Christmas!).

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.

For my card I went for a New Baby card - a neighbour is expecting a new baby any day now. With two boys already I suspect they would love a little girl - I already have a baby boy card to hand so I made a girlie one - just in case:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square, white, scalloped edged card - made by Craftwork Cards - tent style

- green backing card made by SU - 'Certainly Celery' - for the main backing and the scalloped circles

- patterned paper is LOTV, from their 'Perfect Pair' paper pad, free with a magazine - probably Quick Cards Made Easy knowing me!

- the image is a pre-loved Penny Black stamp called 'Baby Hammock', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured with Pro markers. Have had it for ages and this is its very first outing here! As usual, I chose the paper first and matched the colouring to that

- die cut the image using a plain circular Spellbinders die and then popped it onto a 'Certainly Celery' scalloped circle, again die cut using a Spellbinders die 

- stamped the sentiment 'A New Baby Girl' using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink and a LOTV stamp, die cut the sentiment and layered it onto a 'Certainly Celery' scalloped circle

- at that point I could see the proportions of the card layout properly so I stuck a strip of lace across the plain and patterned card (with pink ribbon threaded through the centre of the lace) and the ends wrapped round the backing card. glued it to the card front and added the image and sentiment with sticky pads - and a small ribbon bow using the glue gun

- some gaps needed filling so I die cut two pretty white corners (die was free with 'Papercrafts Essentials' magazine in 2015)

- then added a few white pearls here and there

- final touch, a tickle of clear Wink of Stella on the image, daisies and the butterfly

So now it's your turn! Remember, you can also use up some snippets at the same time as following the 'New' theme - along with manual  die cutting and/or embossing. As always, snippets are ideal for die cutting (and embossing) so you can also play in the Snippets Playground!

Di
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23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Di...that stamp has been on my wish list for years....it's still so popular and sought after. I love the colours so fresh. Fingers crossed a little girl arrives. Hugs xx

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  2. A lovely card Di and and such a cute image. I love the corner die too - I've also got that one and use it a lot as it's not too large.
    Kath x

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  3. Really pretty baby card - love it.

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  4. OOOH this is just sooooo sweet. Love it Di. Good to have these "occasions" cards ready to hand.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Such a sweetheart of a card, love it.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. Certainly a cute one, love it!

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  7. Very pretty card Di...you are so well organised!

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  8. You are very organized making baby cards for little boy and girl! :) This one is really so sweet and feminine in pink and green, love the swirly corners embellishments and the supercute hedgehog!! The adorable lace is a lovely touch!!

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  9. Morning Di, Your card is beautiful. I remember this stamp. It's a real favourite. Good luck for tomorrow. Barbxx

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  10. Lovely card Di - we know a couple who already have 4 boys ranging in age from 14 to 6.... and a baby now on the way - and they're determined this one HAS to be a girl! Like to see them send it back if it isn't.......LOL x

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  11. What a sweet little girly card. Here's hoping your neighbor has a girl to balance out all that testosterone.

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  12. Wonderful card, I love pink and green.

    Kath x

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  13. Such a pretty card. An adorable, cute image and I love the corner die cuts. It's good to be prepared with a boy and a girl card. xx

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  14. Such a pretty new baby girl card Di and the PB image is really cute, and also the lace with the ribbon threaded through it finishes it beautifully. x

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  15. What a sweet baby card Di! I love the colors, that image is just to sweet, those little lacy corners are perfect and I love that lace. How exciting to have a new baby soon in the neighborhood! I love that you have two cards for which ever the sex may be. Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Oh, this is a real cute one Di, and I love the colors! What a fun idea to keep boy baby and girl baby cards on hand!

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  17. What a lovely new baby card. Love the cute hedgehog. x

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  18. Gorgous card Di and the image is adorable xx

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  19. The perfect 'new baby' card, Di. Pink and green is one of my favourite colour combinations. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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