Friday, 13 May 2016

The Winner is.....

.....and the winner is.....drumroll.......Carol Edwards!!!!! 

Many congratulations Carol you are the winner of our Six Days Six Dies competition and will soon be the proud owner of a set of Spellbinders Curved Border Dies 2.  

Commiserations to the eight runners up, as a consolation we will be issuing each of you with a 10% discount code to use on your next order on the website. 

Many thanks to all of you for taking part.


Six Dies Six Days - Ready to Draw the Winner

Hi Everyone
We are just about to draw the winner of our Six Days Six Dies competition, here are the names of the nine people who qualified for the draw by commenting on each of the six blog posts in the series.
Good Luck!!! The winner will be announced in a few minutes.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 6 Gatefold Birthday Card with Curved Border Dies

Well here is the last of our Six Days Six Dies cards, it's a gatefold card with the split between the 'gates' cut with a curved border die. I have put a Happy Birthday greeting inside but of course you could use the same design for any occasion.
I didn't use a ready made card blank for this I followed instructions from Christina Griffiths on YouTube.
I cut a piece of 14.5 x 14.5cm cream card and another piece 14.5 x 16.5cm the smaller piece is the back of the card and the bigger piece will be the front. I scored the bigger piece about 1cm in from each of the shorter sides. The photo shows the scored and folded edges of the card and the two dies that I am going to use to cut it taped together ready to use.

As with the previous card in this series I wanted to have the inset design but also needed to use one of the edge cutting dies, this time I chose the scalloped edge die to give an interesting edge to the 'gates'.

These two pieces can now be attached to the base card, using the folded edges. I have used slightly different colours so you can see where the join is.

I cut a piece of patterned paper to the same size as the base card and adhered that to the inside which covers up the joins between the front and back parts of the card. Another spellbinders die and a stamp  create the greeting which is also inside the card.

The rest of the card is decoration on the outside of the card. I used the plain edge die to cut the patterned paper for the front of the card and added adhesive pearl flourishes and Mulberry paper flowers, with a ribbon to tie the two halves closed. (The ends of the ribbon are hidden under the flowers on the right side and the centre part of the pearl flourish on the left.)

I am very pleased with the result!

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Thank you all for joining in and leaving your comments, I hope you will continue to visit and comment occasionally.
I will be announcing the winner of the die set both here and on Facebook on Friday 13th May, I hope you are lucky!
Debbie x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 5 Curved Border Wedding Card

For the fifth card in this series I wanted to use the second inset die from the set, when I looked at it closely I noticed that part of the design looks like heart shapes so thought a wedding card would be appropriate.

I started with a 15cm square white card blank for the base. As the inset dies don't cut an edge I used some masking tape to stick two of the dies together so that I could have the inset design and cut the cream card in half at the same time. Then I had to run half the cream card through again with the inset die positioned close to the edge to give me the inset design on both halves of the card.

The two halves of cream card were trimmed to fit the card blank with a gap between them and a piece of gold card was put behind the cream card so that it shows through the cut out design and the gap between the two pieces of cream card.
I used foam pads to stick the large hearts to give a little dimension, the greeting and small hearts are all peel offs. I like this greeting as it could also be used for an engagement or anniversary card.

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Cream and gold is a favourite colour combination of mine so this card was always a winner for me! Thank you for visiting, I hope you like it too. I look forward to reading your comments.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 4 Butterfly Friendship Card

Well here we are at Day 4 already, I hope you are enjoying seeing my ideas for the Spellbinders Curved Border dies. For today's card I have used one of the dies that cuts an inset rather than an edge, there are two of these in the set.

I started with a white DL card blank and trimmed the height to 17cm, I cut peach card stock slightly smaller than the card base and white card slightly smaller again. I used the inset die to cut a curved design out of the white card so that the peach card shows through from underneath. 

The butterflies are die cut from a paint colour sample card which gives the slight graduation to the colour, they are decorated on the body with adhesive pearls. The greeting is stamped directly onto the white card.

Another simple card but I love the effect of the inset die.

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Thank you for visiting I hope you like the card, I look forward to reading your comments.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 3 Flower Girl Birthday Card

For Day 3 I have used one of the more elaborate dies in the set which cuts a scalloped edge with a pin pricked line beside it, which you can just about make out in the photograph.
Teamed with another card topper from the Hunkydory Flower Girl Sheet and some lilac card it makes a very pretty birthday card.

I used a white card blank, trimmed the lilac card to the same width and about two thirds the height then cut the bottom edge with the scalloped border die. I wrapped the gingham ribbon around the purple card before attaching to the card base and tied it in a simple knot.
I inked the edges of the card topper with a violet ink pad, positioned that over the ribbon and fixed it with adhesive foam pads to add a little dimension. I finished it all off with some lilac flowers and a stamped happy birthday greeting using the same violet ink pad.

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Thanks for visiting, hope you like the card, look forward to hearing your comments.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 2 Stamped and Die Cut New Home Card

For Day 2 of our Six Days Six Dies feature I used the cut and stitch die to cut the rolling hills behind the house to match the stitching detail on the lovely Woodware Bless This House Stamp.
Once again it's a very simple card, I started with a 15 x 15cm white card blank and blended blue distress ink across the top portion for the sky. I used the stitch and cut die from the Spellbinders Curved Borders 2 set to cut two pieces of green card for the background hills and overlapped them for the bottom portion of the card.

I stamped the house in black on white card and fussy cut it. I coloured it with water colour pencils leaving some of it in the original white, and used the smallest size of purple adhesive candies to add a bit of shine and glitter to the centres of the flowers. The clumps of flowers on the hills and the flying birds are hand drawn and the sentiment is stamped in white ink.

You could use any kind of marker to colour the house and add a variety of different embellishments to the background area.

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A great stamp with loads of possibilities for colours etc. 
Hope you like it, leave your comments to let me know.
Debbie Wild

Friday, 6 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies Day 1 Glitter Cupcake Birthday Card

Hi Everyone
Welcome to Day 1 of our Six Days Six Dies feature, don't forget to leave your comments each day for a chance to win a set of fab Spellbinders Curved Border dies. For details of the dies and the competition see this post.

So for Day 1 I chose the simplest of the dies which cuts a plain curved edge, I used it to cut a piece of patterned paper into two and stuck both to the front of a blank white card leaving a small gap between the two cut edges. A glitter cupcake embellishment, a peel off Happy Birthday greeting and some adhesive pearls were all I needed to finish the card off.

A lovely simple card which would work with  all kinds of different embellishments and messages to suit a variety of occasions. 

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Hope you like it, I look forward to your comments.
Debbie Wild

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Six Days Six Dies

Hi There
I am very excited to be announcing our Six Days Six Dies feature and the chance for you to win a set of these fab Spellbinder Curved Border Dies.
The set is made up of six separate dies, four which have a cutting edge and two inset dies. Each of the dies can be used separately or you can combine them to create different effects.

Starting on Friday 6th May I will be posting a six day series of posts showing six different cards made using these dies. To enter the competition all you have to do is follow this blog and comment on each post. Everyone who has commented on all six posts will go into the draw to win a set of the dies. The winner will be published here and on our Facebook page on Friday 13th May.
So make a note to visit the blog everyday from 6th May and comment on the posts each day.
Good Luck!