Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Have wings, will fly'

It's time for a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania -  this fortnight's theme is 'Have wings, will fly' and we're looking for a project which includes a bird or an insect with wings eg. butterfly, ladybird, dragonfly etc. More than one is fine!

Details of our sponsor/the prize to be won can be found over on the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge blog.

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.

This is what I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- SU's 'Certainly Celery' flowery DP, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- the white frame and inset panels were cut using an offcut left over from making the card blank and Just Right's 'Three in a Row' set. I've got a bit of a 'thing' at the minute about frames with white inserts but the inserts were likely to have a gnats whisker of green showing around the edge so I backed the frame with white card before popping the inserts in place. I know, it would only have been the thickness of the actual cutting line - but CDO (OCD) struck again!

- glued the frame in place on the card front

- the sentiment is from the Paper Smooches ''Sentiment Sampler' set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- the leaves were cut from a snippet of plain SU 'Certainly Celery' and a die from the Spellbinder 'Rose Creations' set

- those cute little ladybirds are from an Elizabeth Dies set called 'Lady Bugs'. I just added some Stick-It adhesive paper to snippets of red and black card, die cut the  ladybirds and assembled them - making sure none of the black spots made a bid for freedom before they were popped in place! The die does cut the holes so the black body shows through but I thought it looked more realistic to have the spots flush with the red wings - despite it being a bit fiddly

- glued the leaves and the ladybirds in place using Collall All Purpose glue, in a fine line applicator

I hope you find time to play along with the Cuttlebug Mania challenge - there's lots of scope with the theme. I had ideas for a few different cards before settling on this one - and of course your 'thing with wings' doesn't need to be a die cut. I'd had the ladybird die set for ages - NBUS needless to say - and wanted to give it a first outing :)





21 comments:

  1. Aww, that is a REALLY cute card. Love the little ladybirds on their leaves. Neat die cutting.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  2. This is a great 'wings' card and I do love your attention to detail - so pleased none of the black spots escaped!!

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  3. Fabulous card, Di, just love the design. The patterned paper makes a perfect background and I love the cute little ladybirds. xx

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  4. Those little bugs really stand out with your lovely layout and green background. Really sweet card.

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  5. A lovely card, the ladybirds (or babybirds as my nephew called them when he was young!) are so cute.
    Kath x

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  6. Adorable!!! Love these ladybugs, they are so cute and your design looks so striking with that frame and the sweet paper!!

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  7. Such a pretty card, the ladybug is so cute x Amanda

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  8. Love this card Di! Hope all well with you.x

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  9. Wonderful card Di, lovely pretty papers and love the little Ladybugs.

    Kath x

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  10. This is a real fun card with those pretty ladybirds Di. You are right about making sure the spots are level with the wings and adding the white card to the back of the panel, and I would have done exactly the same myself, so perhaps I've got OCD as well. x

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  11. Fantastic card Di,love the ladybugs and pretty paper.
    Pam x

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  12. Hi Di, a gorgeous card, such cute little lady bugs, love the window frame dies and agree with your OCD and the tiny little cut that lets you see to the back. Have a wonderful week... Megan.

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  13. This is soooooo sweet! Love the little ladybirds and your OCD paid off - they look perfect! Gorgeous paper too and the fab three in a row die makes perfect little frames! xxx

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  14. Sooo cute! I love it!
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  15. Awwww Di your card is just so cute! x

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  16. Lovely card, Di. I love ladybirds but haven't seen so many these past few years. Hopefully this summer will be different. I very much like the backing paper - the ditsy print is pretty and it's such a lovely shade of green. Hugs, Elizabeth x

    PS: We haven't seen them yet but a neighbour has told us that we have two hedgehogs in our garden! All our efforts seem to have not been in vein :)

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  17. Those triple stitched squares look so cute with those fun ladybugs! What I wouldn't give to have more of that fabulous SU! certainly celery flowered dsp again!

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  18. This ladybird card looks great!

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  19. I love ladybirds, this card is great! xx

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