Friday 20 September 2013

Fussy and Fancy DT Card - Punches and Dies

We have a new challenge for you today at Fussy and Fancy, this fortnight I think our theme is going to be a popular one, it's "Punches and Dies".
 I used Spellbinders Grand Ovals to make the oval easel card and to create all the layers, the snowy layers were torn from textured card after die cutting.  I've only had my Grand Calibur a year, I can't image crafting without it now.  I still have my Cuttlebug for when I want to use thicker dies, but I have to say that I really love these large nesties.  The papers I've used are Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas, I picked them up in the January sale after last Christmas at a ridiculously cheap price.
The stamped image is a Wild Rose Studios stamp, which came free with the current issue of Quick Cards Made Easy, I could hardly wait to get my mag home to get the stamp inked up, I think it's beautiful.  I Stamped it in London Fog Memento ink and coloured it with Promarkers, I also decoupaged the girl, the dog and the two robins for a bit of dimension.  To make the trees snowy, I used Cosmic Shimmer white glue (it dries white rather than clear) and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust, I also highlighted the image with Star Dust Stickles for even more sparkle.
The trees were cut with Sizzix dies from dark green pearl card, and I continued our challenge theme by using an EK Success border punch on the stopper element of the card.
To finish off, I added a bow, made by tying organza and satin ribbons together, and two Craftwork Cards sentiments.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - #62 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - #129 - More Than One Fold
Creative Craft - #19 - Use Ribbon
Creative Card Crew - #45 - Christmas
LEJ - #71 - Winter Wishes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - No Squares Allowed
Oldie but a Goodie - Dies and Punches - My old stash is the paper, tree dies, oval dies and border punch
Papertake - Make it Sparkle
Top Tip Tuesday - #110 - Get in Shape
Kaboodle Doodles - #189 - Anything But Square


  1. stunning card Wendy, the attention to detail on the trees is great.

  2. Beautiful card Wendy, lovely easle shape and image. Loving the detail too, Kate X

  3. A really gorgeous card Wendy. Love it. x

  4. Gorgeous card, Wendy. Love the 3d effect! I love my Grand Calibur too but I used it so much the handle broke! xx

  5. This is gorgeous Wendy, love the shape. Marlene

  6. This is gorgeous Wendy, love the shape. Marlene

  7. This is gorgeous Wendy, love the shape. Marlene

  8. stunning image Wendy, love the layers you have created, beautiful shape and design.

  9. Hi Wendy!
    When I saw your card, I could hardly wait to click onto it and get a better look! What a gorgeous Christmas snow scene you have created! I love your card and who ever receives this lovely creation in the mail will treasure it forever.
    I have been missing for a long while due to personal reasons and my own posts have certainly been few and far between. It's good to be, "Back"!
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  10. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your projects.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,


  11. Gorgeous, beautiful card.

  12. This is so pretty, I love the colours.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck, we hope you will join in again x

  13. so gorgeous wendy.stunning winter scene and your design is beautiful ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. beautiful card!!! love the 3d effect! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  15. Gorgeous card Wendy! Love all the details, from the shape, layers and dimension to your fab colouring and soft sparkle.

  16. Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. good luck
    Hugs Lydia

  17. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the whole design!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  18. Stunning Christmas card! I like the design of it!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  19. Fabulous Christmas card!!! I love the image and the design too. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  20. Another wonderful card, again super use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  21. Gorgeous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Use Ribbon" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x


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