Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Thanks or Thank you'

I'm home again but spent all day yesterday sorting out the craft room and finding homes for all those new supplies that 'one cannot possibly do without'! We had a really great few days away and needless to say it wasn't without a few incidents! And a LOT of laughter.

I'll be round to see all your Playground entries as soon as possible and would like to also send another huge 'Thank You' to Jane for looking after things so well last week.

Time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and the theme this time is 'Thanks or Thank you'. Very appropriate!!

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.

Details of our sponsor can be found over on the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge blog.

This is my DT card:
I used:

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

- next I used a Frantic Stamper 'Thanks Card Band' die to cut out the word 'Thanks'. What's great about this die is that the word mostly is cut away but the card remains attached at the top and bottom of the letters - really neat

- then covered the top and bottom sections of the card blank with patterned card fromthe lovely DCWV paper stack called 'Quince Blossom' that I won a while ago I deliberately left a white border round both the pieces of DP

- then I backed the cutaway 'Thanks' with a snippet of black card - just glued at the top and bottom behind the word.

- then backed the inside of the card front with a full sized panel of white card to hide the band of black

- the top panel looked too bare but I still wanted to keep it quite fresh and simple so I stamped LOTV's Just to say....' (from their General Greetings - Small' set onto a snippet of black card using VersaMark and then embossed it using white Stamp n Stuff embossing powder 

- then die cut the sentiment panel using a Spellbinders Oval die and ran a ball tool round the inside of the die before removing the piece of card

- using a snippet of leftover white card then drew round the outside of the die with a pencil, then cut round the shape and rubbed out any pencil marks before gluing both pieces together. I use this trick loads as it does give a smaller border than going up to the next size of die

- glued the sentiment panel in place and there was just something lacking so I rescued a snippet of the patterned paper and cut out a single flower and glued that in place. Aaah, that's better :)

We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania and the challenge runs for two weeks.


26 comments:

Jane said...

Welcome back Di...looking forward to seeing some makes.A lovely thank you card and yes thanks to Jane too. Hugs xx

Jane Willis said...

It was a pleasure looking after the playground - I see the naughtiness has started up since you got back and there's a game of tag going on now! I love this card, that die gives a stunning effect!
Jane

Aquarius said...

Great effect with this die. Looking forward to seeing what you do with some of the 'essential supplies' from the show!!

Sammy said...

Love this! Fab design, and I love the neutral colours. Really useful to have in your stash! x

Valerija said...

What a lovely card!
Valerija xx

SARN said...

What a gorgeous looking thank you card Di. Love that die cut.

Good to know you had a great time and a few hijinks!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous card Di, looks like I've missed some beauties on here while I've been away. Need to get digging into my scraps box later today and get over to the playground.

Sue xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Welcome home and know just how you feel about that must have item that you can not do without :) Fab card too. x

Sandra H said...

Nice to see your back Di and it sounds like you all had lots of fun, your card is gorgeous l like the background paper and that die is lovely too! l love the fact that the font has the added curves on the wording truly is lovely x

Lia said...

I like the layout of this card. Simple but very elegant!
Lia xx

Whisper said...

Oooo this is fabby hun, Luv Sam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm really liking this trend of big words slicing out a part of your card front. It's very clever and fun. Your card is no exception. I'm sure we'll get to see and hear about your new goodies soon.

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - glad you had a good time!
Kath x

Pat said...

I love the quite neutral shades and a really pretty dp you have used here Di, and that large sentiment really makes a statement. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is just fantastic!! Fabulous design! Love the die you used, it makes really an amazing band in this beautiful paper!! Love the neutral tones and the oval!

Sarah said...

Pretty card Di - glad you had such a good time :-) xx

Kathleen said...

I just love this, everything about it is just perfect and I totally love those backing papers.
Tip top card.

Kath x

Sue - said...

Welcome back Di! I see you've used that gorgeous die again!

Sue said...

Love this Di and gorgeous backing papers too sorry I've been missing for awhile huggles Sue xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Barb said...

I love this Di. The black card really makes that gorgeous die pop and the paper is beautiful. Barbxx

Janice said...

Super card Di, I really love the 'thanks' die! So pleased you had a lovely time away.
Janice x

Liz said...

Lovely card, Di, I love the THANKS die. Sounds like you had a great time on your little break. xx

scrappymo! said...

This is very pretty. I like the way you blended the two sentiments.

Craftychris said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the thanks die and the paper is so pretty! xxx

Donna said...

What an absolutely beautiful background paper, Di... Love this card. Think I need that Frantic Stamper Die... Any idea where I can source one from, please?