Tuesday, 27 March 2012


CUTTLEBUG is a great tool, but we do need a bit of inspiration don't we sometimes  Here are the latest cards I planned for a CUTTLEBUG workshop yesterday.

I have used 2 gorgeous new DECOUPAGE designs by CRAFT UK for the main designs on these 2 cards, but I have been creative with my embossing folders. 
The Elegant Lady card is on a 15cms square card with 3 panels card to co-ordinate with the colours in the decoupage.  Each of the 3 panels have been embossed with an elegant embossing folder - swirls, flourishes and cottage garden.  These have been layered onto the card, leaving a narrow border in between each panel.  The decoupage has then been added with a message panel (from NEW Dies by Crafts-too) and a gorgeo
us flourish for added elegance!
The decoupage flower design (CRAFT Uk -Polka dot fowers range) has 4 die-cut squares in 4 shades of green -(greens always co-ordinate with flowers don't they?).  All 4 squares have been embossed using leaves or dragonfly designs to compliment the floral theme.  Peel-Off messages complete the card top and bottom.  Voila!

 NEW Nellie Snellen fancy dies were used with HOBBY ART Cakes mini clear stamps set. 
The stamped cupcake has been stamped 3 times and the toppings decoupaged for a fine finish.  Colours have been added by Sakura STARDUST pens. Very sugary and sparkly!

FANCY DIES die cut (circle or oval) have a series of slots in them so you then die-cut the flowers and place them in pairs in the slots. 

NEW Marianne Craftables dies were used for this set of 4 cards. 
The colour schemes were created by blending inks colours (Distress & Versamagic inkpads in assorted colours), to match with the mirror card backgrounds -again these were embossed.  The flowers were given shape character using ballpoint tools and a moulding mat.  Some of the edges of petals were "scuffed" with scissors to give a Vintage look too.  
These gorgeous messages are from Jane Gills set "Hours fly By" by Woodware.  Lovely verses such as these really lend themselves to be used on the front of a card in my opinion.  

All of the crafty  ladies in my workshop were very creative with their layouts and most made 3 from this set!  The afternoon hours flew by, especially as the sun shone in on us. 
Happy Crafty days! 

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