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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Playing with die cuts

Evening folks.
Hope you are all well this evening.  Not had much sleep in the last 24 hours as we had a rude awakening in the early hours of the morning.  My husbands shop that he owns was broken into.  So had to turn out in the cold to check whether anything was stolen and secure the property.  Fortunately they didn't take anything.  The police reckon it was young lads looking for any cash left on the premises.  Why young lads you ask?  Well, we are fairly close to the local cinema.  And whoever broke in left a load of popcorn scattered over the floor.  Presumably they dropped it when the alarm went off.  Pity they didn't choke on it. Managed to secure the property but still spent a good couple of hours trying to sort it out.  Don't hold out much hope of anyone being caught.  They haven't caught anyone the last 2 times the shop has been broken into.

Anywho, onto my card that I completed this evening.  It is a bit different for me but think it turned out okay.  I received lots of spellbinders dies for christmas so thought it was about time I used them.  So this was a bit of an experimentation.  My inspiration came from Sue Wilson's blog.  She demonstrates the spellbinders on Create and Craft and produces some fantastic cards.
Won't bore you by going into detail about how the card was created.  I will instead list the components of the card and hopefully you will recognise them in the card:

Coredinations Cardstock
Papermania Capsule Collection Papers
Vintage Ribbon
Pearls
Marianne die for the light blue swirls
Daisy Flower spellbinder die
Parisian Accents spellbinder dies
Parisian Motifs spellbinder dies
Decorative jewellery piece for centre of flower

Here is another photo showing the inside of the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lothian Crafts - #22 Die Cuts
Anything Goes Challenge - #58 anything goes
Creative Inspirations - #145 Swirls and Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Spots and/or Stripes
Whimsy Inspires - 21 Happy Birthday
Moving Along With The Times - #130 Spots and/or Stripes
Charisma Cardz - #1 Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking and hope you pop back soon.  Thanks to all my followers and visitors for the kind and lovely comments you leave and for just browsing through my blog.  Your support and encouragement are appreciated.
Mags
x

13 comments:

Jayne said...

This is wonderful Mags, love your new dies. I love watching Sue Wilson and thought of her as soon as I saw your lovely card! Love Jayne. x x

PinkAngelCrafts said...

Very stylish card,its lovely!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday,best of luck!

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Mags,

Very original card and style. The inside is also beautiful as the outside. Sensible choice of colours. Very classy card ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Mags! I love the beautiful papers and layout. So many wonderful details - especially love the flower at the bottom - gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Pami said...

This is beautiful Mags, very elegant and I love the die! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Lothian Crafts said...

Great card fab die cuts and lovely colours. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! I love all the wonderful dies that you used! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for joining us at charisma
Allisonx

Gaynor said...

Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Rica said...

A beautiful card, such wonderful colours and your details are stunning with those beautiful created dies.

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
love
Heatther xx

Steph said...

What a gorgeous, elegant creation! Love the colours too. So sorry to hear of your break in, hope everything is ok. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x