Tuesday 24 November 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Embossing

The current challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is 'Embossing', a nice open theme this fortnight so the World is your oyster really!

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 Fabrika Fantasy, a lovely on line store with a great selection of digital stamps (and they come coloured as well as black and white!). This fortnight the DT have each used at least one of the digital images - I opted to use the 'Happy Chipmunk' on my card:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- beige backing card from the snippets folder, trimmed to size and glued onto the card front

- a snippet of white card stock, embossed using the Couture Creations 'Bon Jour' embossing folder, trimmed slightly smaller than the backing beige card and glued in place - I love the leafy look of this folder

- the sentiment is by LOTV from their 'General Greetings - Small' set, stamped using Brilliance 'Coffee Bean' ink

- a 'Happy Chipmunk' image (already coloured - yay!!) by our sponsor Fabrika Fantasy, printed and then fussy cut leaving a narrow white  border before being glued in place

- lots of little brown/beige snippets, die cut using dies from the Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage' die set then glued in place on the card front so that it looks as if the chipmunk is inviting you to take your pick :)

Your turn now - and of course if you use even just one snippet then you can come and play in the Snippets Playground.

The 'trotter' update: results aren't in from the hospital yet, my doc wasn't in yesterday but has been left a plea from me via the practice reception to go into the hospitals online system tomorrow to check out the x-ray results.



  1. What a great card Di, love the embossed background and those fab acorns and leaves.He's a fun little chipmunk...hope you get some news today. Take care of your poorly trotter. Thank goodness for crafting eh! xx

  2. A great card Di and I hope it will be good news about your foot.
    Kath x

  3. Great Autumnal card Di, that little fellow could be the one in our garden hoarding his nuts.

    Hope you get your results quickly, they should be able to go into your timeline and get it as soon as the results are done.

    B x

  4. A lovely card Di. I really like that leafy embossing folder and the snippets leaves look great.
    I hope you have good news tomorrow. Barbxx

  5. That's gorgeous Di. Super little image, great acorns and I really like that embossed background :-)

    IKE xx

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  6. Like the embossing !
    The leaves look great too !
    Good luck for tomorrow !
    Ineke X

  7. Wonderful card Di. I love the happy chipmunk, I think he looks a bit cheeky though!

  8. What a fun card! Great texture and detail and love all the acorns.

  9. Wow! Such a beautiful partial embossing! So elegant! Love the leaves and the cute chipmunk with the acorns!

  10. Great card Miss. Don't know that company so must go and have a looksee make sure Im not missing anything!!. All hell let loose here at present so not around much.
    Hope your x rays come back with an explanation and root cause of the said trotter. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Super card Di, I hope you get good news with your xray, I can't believe you have to wait so long

  12. This is a really cute image Di and I love the extra acorns and leaves which go beautifully. The white embossed background does have the look of leaves and is very pretty, and the sentiment matches well with it's nice modern script. Hope you don't have to wait much longer for your results! x

  13. So cute is your card Di and what an adorable image x

  14. Brilliant creation and use of some great images and a great use of some lovely dies, image and dies.

    Kath x

  15. Soooo CUTE! Love that little Chipmunk and the embossing folder is perfect!

  16. Love this card - what an adorable image! The little pile of leaves and acorns are just perfect. xx

  17. I thought I had commented on this one! I know I saw it, because I was thinking I had the same EF!

    You've made a cute autumnal card here Di xxx

  18. Oh, I just LOVE this cute little card! That pile of autumn yard mess is the cutest thing to put on a card, and then to add that snarky sentiment just seals the deal for me! Hah! I have one neighbor who never cleans up leaves, but they all blow across the road to another neighbor's yard who always has to clean them all off of his own yard. This card immediately put them in mind! LOL


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