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 'A Day for Daisies' - more details of the prize are over on the challenge.
Here's the Easter card I made:
- 4" x 5.75" white card blank
- snippet of SU's 'So Saffron' card stock, embossed using a Quickutz 'Flowers' embossing folder - one of the very first ones I ever bought - and trimmed to just slightly a smaller than the card front
- wrapped milk and dark chocolate coloured ribbon across the embossed panel and adhered it to the card front, then added just a knot of the dark chocolate coloured ribbon
- the image was stamped onto white card using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a Crafty impressions stamp set called 'Eggstra'
- die cut the image using a Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals' die and fixed it to the card using thin sticky pads
- tickled the chick with clear Wink of Stella just to add a bit of shimmer
- stuck three pearls at the bottom of the image panel just to finish off
I didn't have a true egg shaped die but thought this pretty oval die would look fine. It reminded me of the most wonderful Easter egg I was ever given as a child - made of sparkly white sugar paste and so intricately iced. It was bought for me by a lovely couple who had no children of their own and maybe liked to spoil other people's kiddies. It had a tiny little scene from Cinderella inside which you could peek at through an oval 'window' and it was absolutely exquisite. I never sampled it and kept it for ages. I think it eventually went yellowed and sticky with age!
I hope you join in with the challenge, remember it runs for a fortnight so plenty of time to play!