Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Die Cuts and Punches at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning. Yippppeeeee it's my birthday today - and just like a big kid I was up bright and early so I could open my cards that I have been saving since they arrived in the post - mahooosive thank you to all my lovely blogging buddies that sent me such gorgeous cards - I will get some piccies taken and uploaded later :o)

It's also time for a new challenge over at 

and this time our lovely Janice has picked the theme 


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
and they are offering 1 lucky winner 7 images of their choice 

The DT were very lucky to get to choose an image to play with and I picked this fab 
could that be because I will be having some cake today lol!!!

As you know the rules for this challenge are that you use something from your stash that is at least 6 months or more old - hence An Oldie But Goodie - and as the theme this time is Die Cuts and Punches - I have used dies and punches that are just that - more than 6 months old.

The flower was made using felt that I have had for at least 1 year - die cut using a Spellbinder flower die from a set of flowers and leaves.
The 'doily' behind the image at the top cut from parchment - Spellbinders 'Floral Doily Motifs'

I have also used a couple of embossing folders - the top part of the card embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder 'Enchanted' and the bottom piece embossed with Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots'
I then lightly swiped the embossed panel with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink.
The sentiment tag is another die cut - Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags - again more than 6 months old as is the sentiment stamp itself from Whimsy Stamps.
To finish a few adhesive pearls from stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Catch the Bug - Dry Embossing and Bling it Up
Crafty Emma's - Candy & Cupcakes
Crafty Mess - Distressing and Embossing
Fussy & Fancy - Punches and Dies
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Bingo (No Patterned Paper, Pearls and Distress)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Monochrome and Ribbon
Pixie Dust Studio - Embossing
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing & Die Cuts/Punches
Deep Ocean - Punches/Dies

Thanks for your visit today hope you like what you see :o)
I'll be back later with the winner of my blogversary and birthday candy.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us this fortnight - I can't wait to see your beautiful work.

Have a fabulous day - I know I will :o)


Cheryl said...

oh debs this is one super cool image coloured to perfection love those colour tones,and your beautiful layout,and detail hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

|Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you.
Hope you have the best of days .. and that you get lots of treats .. love this gorgeous card .. the colours and embossing are so pretty
Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Debs

Have a really happy birthday .. .. hope you get to do something nice!!

Loving your card today. Great image, colours and layout.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Happy Birthday Debs, have a lovely day.

Oh and great card of course.

B x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous...

Love the colour choices too....

A gorgeous creation...

Huggles Pops x x x x x

Nenny said...

Happy Birthday Debs! Wishing you a very happy day filled with loads of love and spoily treats. x

Very cool card today. Love the embossed background, I don't use those enough. Very 'cocl' stamp. x

Judith said...

Happy birthday to you, happy bithday to you ...ok I'll stop singing - cute card Debs love the colours - I'm just so behind with visits cards and blogs and I haven't even sent you a birthday card - but the thoughts definately there - have a great day hugs Judith x

Fluffles said...

Happy Birthday Debs, have a great day. Love your Bugaboo cupcake card. Great image choice & lovely colours & colouring. Great work, Jx

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Debs .Fabulous card ..love the embossing , distressing and your colouring . Hope that you enjoyed your special day .
Thanks for sharing on Craftymess Challenge Blog .

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card Debs.

"Happy Birthday", hope you get spoilt today.
Look forward to seeing some pics if your cards x

hugs sally x

Tina said...

this is so beautiful, love the color combo

sara said...

really sweet debs love the emnbossed background thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious and deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x x

Pami said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBS! I hope you have been having a great day. I can imagine this was you today with all your cupcakes in a gorgeous spotty dress! Fabulous card. Pami x

Sue said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you're having a fab day Debs!!
Aww this is a gorgeous card. I love the image - it could be me with all those yummy cakes!! LOL The embossing looks so pretty brushed with the purple ink and the flower is really scrummy!
Enjoy your cake!!!
Love Sue xx

ang said...

Happy birthday, hope you got loads of goodies angxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Birthday, Love this card its so sweet, Hope you have had a great day, Love Hazelxox

Claire said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEBS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Love your card, gorgeous colours. Have a lovely evening out with the family. Hugs, Claire x

Debbie said...

Happy birthday sweetie.Hope you've had a lovely day.Your card is so lovely.Fab image and great colours.Hugs Debbie x

Mau xx said...

This is great Debs, I love the image, what a pair of legs eh!...lol
Love the colour and detail.
Hugs Mau xx

Cheryl First said...

She is sweet! Your inking around the image really makes her stand out, and gives a shimmer effect! :0)
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamp

Tracy said...

Hi Debs,
This is so sweet and Scrumptious. A really gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Girl Scientist said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

karen said...

A gorgeous card Debs, love the colours, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, karenx

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining our Catch the Bug Recipe challenge this week. Your fabulous card follows the recipe in such a unique way - I love it that you have used a Bugaboo image too. We hope you will join us in the next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

enthusiast said...

Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Paul said...

Lots of bling, a great layout and so much detail. Really liking this card. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Carol said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Amy said...

Cute!! Love this girl. THanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug

Julie said...

What darling cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck with the dt call

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering the challenge over at craftymess blog http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.com
What a brilliant entry! The colours are fantastic and I absolutely love the image.
I really hope to see many more entries from you over at the craftymess challenges.
Well Done
Lisa CMDT xxx