Tuesday 27 October 2015

Cuttlebug Mania - Trees (Autumn/Christmas) and Rudolph Day

The latest challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is a really seasonal one - it's 'Trees - Autumn/Christmas'.

However, 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. I've seen some lovely entries using a mix of the two making them ineligible, which is such a shame. 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 Individuals - wahoo!

I dithered about for ages before making my DT card, which is also my entry for October's Rudolph Day Challenge over at Scrappy Mo's. This is what I ended up with:
I used:

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

- piece of blue backing paper, cut to fit, from LOTV's 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad

- Centura Pearlescent white card stock from which I die cut the Memory Box 'Debutante Frame'

- next, using more white Centura pearlescent card, backed with Stick-It, I die cut the Memory Box 'Lamp post Frame' and part of the Memory Box 'Modern Landscape Border'

- ran the 'Debutante Frame' - which is the solid background, and also the little piece of the Memory Box 'Modern Landscape Border' through the Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' embossing folder

- layered all three on top of one another to create the scene and then added it to the card front

- stamped the little sentiment using silver ink and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- punched out the sentiment using SU's 'Modern Label' punch and layered it onto SU's 'Modern Label' ends punched from a snippet of the blue paper - by just snipping the blue punched piece in half and then tapering it towards the centre it just provides a touch of blue to pick up the background paper

- final touches, Stickles 'Icicle' here there and everywhere plus some lemon Stickles in the lap itself and the window and doorway of one of the houses. Plus a couple of domed iridescent embellishments at either side of the sentiment 

- then I rounded off the bottom corners using We Are Memory Keepers' corner chomper/rounder

I really set out to make a totally white on white card but ran out of Centura white card :( As it was, the in-house critic thought it was too 'wishy-washy' anyhow - can't please 'em all!

And, remember that you can also use up some snippets at the same time - as well as entering into Rudolph Day! Three challenges for the price of one card :))



  1. Really beautiful Di, a stunning take on white-on-white; in other words, WOW!

  2. A great card Di, a lovely landscape and the Stickles adds the finishing touch.
    Kath x

  3. This is lovely Di, the house critic needs a small slap...LOLOL x

  4. Wow! Di I love this beautiful scene that you have created. Die cutting, embossing and Stickles - who could ask for more. I would like to see a card made by the in house critic!!!
    Eve xx

  5. Brilliant (almost) white on white festive card Di!

    Boy what a party behind the bikes sheds last night - with a 007 theme too, but nobody was hurt thank goodness! And we all went home with party frocks still intact! Which is more than can be said for Miss MoneyPenny on the red carpet last night by the looks of things!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. It's gorgeous Di. I love how you've cut up and mixed and matched your dies. A stunning Rudolph Day card. Barbxx

  7. I love the white scene with just a hint of stickles Di and the pretty blue background enhances it so prettily. I love the falling snow embossing too. x

  8. Beautiful card Di, love the white on white and fabulous dies xx

  9. wow-what a stunning little scene you created, so pretty. Love that embossing folder you used too.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x

  10. This is gorgeous Di, a fabulous scene and the touch of gold is great.

    Kath x

  11. Beautiful and oh so classy Di! Wonderful texture too. I will try to get a couple of cards whipped up tonight so that I can enter the challenges Karen xx

  12. Such a beautiful Die Di which you have created a gorgeous card using it too! x

  13. Fabulous white-on-white card, love this scene and your embossing looks great!!

  14. I love the way you have combined the dies here to make this lovely snowy scene. I like the blue background and the Stickles highlights too.
    Jean x

  15. Beautiful! Love the white on whites and the gorgeous dies! You have created such a beautiful scene...

    Thanks for taking part in the October rudolph Days Challenge.

  16. Love the way you have layered them all to make the scene, you have some fab dies. Darn it, I always miss the party lol. Got deadlines to meet, but might get sidetracked so I can join in xxx

  17. Your 'in house' critic sounds like mine!
    I wonder where you get your Centura White from? I have some from Crafter's Companion, but it's not a medium/colour I've been able to work well with.
    You however, have done a fab job :)
    I forgot you were on the Cuttlebug DT... I've played maybe three times so far.
    So many challenges... So little time!!!

  18. Hi Di,
    what a brilliant Rudolf card.
    I love your fab design of this, and the wonderful embossing.
    The pearlecent card gives it such a wonderful sheen too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Fabulous winter scene. Love it! xx

  20. Definitely not wishy-washy! It's classy elegance!

  21. Elegant and beautiful..a gorgeous winter-y scene!!

  22. Just perfect Di, a beautiful scene x

  23. Love the pearlescent cardstock & you put the die cuts together perfectly! This is one stunningly beautiful card, Di!

  24. Great white on white scene Di. By the way despite what your Live Traffic Feed says I am no where near Bridport, it's in the next county! A lot of those feeds have me in different places, I sure do travel around!! ;)

  25. Love these dies, and this looks super beautiful all done in gleaming white layers, with the touches of sparkle gold put in strategic spots. Great work! TFS & Hugs.


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