Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Kids (for a child)'

It's a fun theme over at Cuttlebug Mania this fortnight - 'Kids (for a child)'. The DT have used images from our sponsor Fabrika Fantasy and this is what I came up with:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a slightly smaller layer of mid-blue card stock from the snippets folder

- another, smaller again, layer of dark blue slightly pearlescent paper from the snippets folder

- a layer of patterned paper from LOTV's 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad - glued all the layers together and added them to the card front

- the image from Fabrika Fantasy is called 'Winter Games 2' and I re-sized it and and printed onto white card. I didn't adjust the print quality so rather than waste the 'paler than it should be pre-coloured image' I added some deeper colouring using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

- die cut the image using a Spellbinders circle and layered it onto a circle of dark blue paper, die cut using a die from the Tonic Studio's 'Circle Layering' dies set. Handy to mix and match these as it meant I could have a nice narrow border around the image. Glued the image onto the card front and added some tickles of clear Wink of Stella here and there

- the trees were both die cut from a snippet of white card stock which was already patterned with sparkly scroll work - I used two Marianne dies to cut the trees 'LR0136 and LR0174'

- the word 'noel' with the dangly snowflake die cut using the Poppy Stamps 'Noel Snowflake' die (a gift from a lovely blogging pal) and another snippet of the white sparkled card stock. I also die cut it again from dark blue paper to create a slight shadow effect when I layered both die cuts onto the card

- the corners were die cut from more snippets of the dark blue paper using a die from a Whimsy corner dies set

- then just added four sparkly aurora borealis self adhesive gems to the dangling snowflake, the corners and also the top of one of the trees

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine for Cuttlebug Mania entries (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.

Di 
x

21 comments:

  1. Very sweet image, Di... and I love your colouring in. X

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  2. It's a perfect card for a little one with that sweet image Di.

    B x

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  3. A lovely card and such a cute image - lots of pretty detail too.
    Kath x

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  4. It's honestly all like another language to me but I love the detail and am totally in awe at the amount of work that goes into each card.

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  5. That is so adorable! LOVE that image. Fab card Di. x

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  6. A very sweet card Di. The image is lovely and I like the way you've used the lighter print to colour in. A good idea doing a shadow of the Noel die too. What pretty corners. Barbxx

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  7. So lovely Di is your card and what an adorable image too! sending lots of love x

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  8. Very cute festive make here Di.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. Beautiful image and design!
    Lucy x

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  10. This is a very pretty card Di and the image is so cute and I love all the extra die cut embellishments you have added which finish it beautifully. x

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  11. Super kids card Di. Such a sweet image and details xx

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  12. This is a sweet card, but I do gotta say I'm tired of winter cards. Let's have some beach ones and warm this place up!!!

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  13. Such a sweet card Di....it's such a shame LOTV have stopped making their papers x

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  14. Oh, it's so sweet! Lovely design and beautiful image!

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  15. Fabulous card, super cute image and very chilly looking papers.

    Kath x

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  16. Lovely card - the image is so cute. I love the trees and I enlarged the photo so I could see the sparkly pattern - beautiful. xx

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  17. This is just darling, Di! Love the added little trees!

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  18. This is such a beautiful card. Love the soft pastel color scheme - and those die-cut trees...they are perfect! (not to mention, I am a bit envy not having any tree dies myself)

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  19. Another lovely card, Di, and more fabulous trees :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  20. Great card Di, love the image and the muted colours.

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  21. Very neat winter card and pleasant design!

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