Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Welcome Spring

Time for another fortnightly challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania - and this time the theme is 'Welcome Spring'. Very apt as it's 1st March today! WHITE RABBITS!!

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.

Our sponsor is Crafty Individuals and they're offering a lovely prize of two beautiful stamps and this is the card I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.75" white card blank (made to just leave a little white border around the yellow embossed layer)

- the embossed panel was made using a piece of yellow Core'dinations card stock and a Cuttlebug 'Pinking Stitch' embossing folder

- the image is a pre-coloured one from the sadly discontinued 'Set 3 - Wild Flowers' Art Pad by LOTV, die cut using a die from the Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set

- then I stamped 'With Love' using a LOTV stamp from their 'General Greetings - Small' set and Memento ''London Fog' ink pad onto a corner of the image panel

- glued it all together and called it a day

The card is made absolutely straight, but the photographer wasn't lined up properly :)

Spring is certainly on the way here, loads of bulbs are in flower and the evenings are getting lighter thank goodness. Why not make a snippets entry with the theme of Spring - making sure you do some manual machine embossing/die cutting of course - then you can enter both at the same time :)

Di
x

20 comments:

Cara said...

Lovely card and such a cheerful spring image. It's a shame they discontinued the pads as they were so handy. Cara x

Sarah said...

How lovely, it's like a breath of Spring (which I could really do with today as it's cold and raining here).

Barb said...

Morning Di, well it's a miserable wet day here today but your pretty card reminds us of what's round the corner. What a lovely embossing folder. I've not seen it before. Barbxx

Stir Your Creativity said...

Such lovely bunch of flowers. Great coloring

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Di, glad Spring is on its way, first day of Autumn here and still in summer gear at 10pm, it's 24celsius. Mm second mention of hares on blogs today, guessing it's the March hare from Alice?
If I remember ...big IF ... I might link over later in week, have perfect card ready.
Shaz in Oz.x

SARN said...

Lovely Springtime card. Like all the stitch details xxx

Lucy Woods said...

What a stunning image and gorgeous card! Perfect for spring!
Lucy x

Kath said...

A lovely card for spring - a beautiful image.
Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Bootiful card and just how many of us are going to bee hanging onto our art pads now they have been discontinued. (what were they thinking of!!!) This is lovely with that colour coordinations card.
Spent all day in the garden yesterday as it was so spring like and paying for it today. Can hardly move. Anybdy got some WD40!! hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Di and love that Cuttlebug ef, it really frames those pretty flowers to perfection! x

Di said...

You might want to check out the Playground on Sunday Mrs A! I'll just say LOTV, nuffin' more!

Oh crumbs, have a nice hot bath to ease those aches and pains. Or even a hot shower and just allow the hot water to help to loosen things up a bit - I feel for you! Not such a good day here either - reckon it's the dampness!

Hugs

Di xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di and what a gorgeous pre-coloured floral image looks beautiful with the stitched edges too! xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card! I love those floral panels and the dies just lift it all beautifully Karen xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Spring with all its allergies is in full bloom here. This is a very pretty card, perfect for allergy season... I mean spring.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab pad from LOTV, so sweet for this card and love the design!

KandA said...

White rabbits and a lot more grey hairs! Gorgous card Di and you just reminded me I bought some of those LOTV art pads but where did I put them?! xx

Kathleen said...

Really superb card and some great dies used, I am hanging on to what I have left as they are so useful for panic making cards.

Kath x

Janice Rohde said...

Gorgeous Spring card Di!
Janice x

Diane said...

Beautiful Spring vase of flowers....I can hardly wait for them to start popping up in April here...a gorgeous card!

Alison C said...

Happy thoughts of spring,it is a lovely image. We just had a hailstorm here but the bulbs are popping through and the little birds are busy.