Tuesday 20 September 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'New Home'

Time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and the theme this time is 'New Home'. Blame me if you don't like it :)

NB! Edit to say that the new challenge wasn't yet up and running. Jannie has now sorted it out!

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.

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This is my DT card:
I used:

- 4" x 6" white card blank

- a piece of SU's 'Real Red' card stock, trimmed slightly smaller than the card front then embossed using SU's 'Elegant Dots' folder and glued in place

- a piece of white card stock, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the main stamp from Woodware's 'Bless This House' stamp set

- coloured the image using Pro markers then die cut around it using a Spellbinders 'A2 Distressed Rectangles' die

- used one of the two sentiment stamps from the Woodware set and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' to stamp 'All the best in your new home' 

- die cut the sentiment using a smaller die from the Spellbinders 'A2 Distressed Rectangles' set

- glued the image and sentiment panels onto the red embossed card front

- final touch, a tickle of clear 'Wink of Stella' on the pinky-red roses, red front door heart and the birdies red heart shaped wings - it's just added that extra bit of interest for when it's turned and catches the light

We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania and the challenge runs for two weeks. It's always useful to have a new home card on hand, I've been caught out a few times in the past when a 'we've moved' card has arrived here out of the blue and it's been a scramble to make a New Home card!


  1. Love this image which is lovely for a new home card.

  2. Fabulous new home card Di, I love the image, so cheery!
    Janice x

  3. Oh, that is so delightful - I love the image and your colouring :-)

    IKE xxx

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  4. Beautiful card for a new home l'd be happy living in a house like that too!! loving the doves xx

  5. Terrific new home card Di. Great image and sentiment.

    Funnily enough, I've had to make FOUR new home cards in the last couple of weeks. I only know 3 people who are moving, but 1 of the cards was RUBBISH, so I had to make another! LOL!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Oooo what a lovely New Home card and such a fabby image too.

    Oooo what are you like, (well i can't say anything, as i'm just as bad !!), with buying stamps, when i see them on other peoples blogs !!Just to let you know some of the images on 'Zoophabet' are suitable for girls - for example the hat had a flower on it, hence why there is a star bard (to cover it up) - to be honest i wish when they made them, they had been all neutral, like the ones i used on my card, Luv Sam x

  7. I love that stamp which I've not seen before. A great die. I thought you had torn the edge. A really pretty new home card. Barbxx

  8. That is so sweet Di - my son and his wife moved into their first (actually owned by them) house recently and I really struggled to find a card I liked. This one would have been perfect! xx

  9. very nice!
    great coloring and wonderful image!

  10. What a cute Woodware image Di and love the colours you have used, and the red background makes it really pop. That SB Distressed Rectangle die cut mat adds rustic charm to the piece. x

  11. A fabulous card - love the image.
    Kath x

  12. Hi Di,
    what a very gorgeous card, and such a very super design.
    This looks sort of folk art type.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. What a very sweet card. That red just makes the rest of this pop and adds to the country charm of this card. I like that distressed rectangle die. Pretty nifty!

  14. So adorable!! Love that sweet house with the climbing roses ... and those two love birds are sweet!! xx

  15. Gorgeous, bright and happy card! Love the colours! xxx

  16. How sweet and cute! Love this card! Fab house with the roses andthe doves in love! :)

  17. A beautiful image on this gorgeous new home card.

    Sue xx

  18. How organised are you, I am usually last minute Lucy for anything but a Birthday card, took me weeks to get round to a Baby card once, it was nearly walking before I finished it.
    Great choice for a challenge and a gorgeous card.

    Kath x

    1. Too funny Kath - nearly walking - snort :) xx

  19. That's a really sweet card Di. I always find new home cards difficult and never seem to have one in stock!

  20. Ah, I do love whimsy and I do love this cheerful new home card design in bright red!! You're right, it's a type of card that I never have on hand either!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  21. What a sweet rose covered cottage, Di! A lovely way to welcome someone to a new home!

  22. I love your New Home card... and the Distressd edged dies you used. X
    I have those, too :)


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