Monday, 15 November 2010

Die Cut Dreams - Use staples on your creation!

Well, yet another Monday rushes in to greet us and that means another new challenge over at Die Cut Dreams.  Firstly though a big thank you to those of you who submitted an entry for our Door Hanger challenge - obviously not a big favourite in blogland - still those who entered were fabulous!!  Pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were amongst our top picks!
So onto a new challenge which, as I said is to use staples on your work!  Now when I first saw this I was filled with dread - but then after I calmed down a bit I realised I was making a big issue out of it - and when I finally decided on which image to use - adding the staples was the easy bit. 
The image is one of the new releases at LOTV which I purchased at the NEC the other week (along with five others!!! - well who can resist them they are soooo cute). It is stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fired Brick) and the colouring on the hat and coat is dragged in from the stamped image using a wet paintbrush. (Sadly I let the ink dry too much and this made it a bit more difficult than Sheena Douglas made it look at the NEC!!)
The die cuts (available from Die Cut Dreams) are stapled together and the background is stamped with tapestry stamps to add a bit of interest.  The fabulous red ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and again was bought at the NEC.  The corner sticker and the snowflakes are from my stash (lord knows how old they are!) as are all the flowers and pins, and I turned the top corner of the backing paper which is from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and secured it with a red brad.  The greeting is from a die cut set of greetings that I've had for ages.
So there you have it - my DT card for Using Staples on Your Work!  I hope you enjoy this new challenge and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations this week.
I shall enter this card into the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club where the theme is snowflakes and also into the Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Glittery Christmas (glittery snowflakes, glittery snow and fur and glitter on the flowers)


  1. Hi hun

    Loving the LOTV stamp, great colouring too. I love the flower decoration - becoming a bit of a theme I think.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. Great card, wonderful image. Love it.

  3. What a dreamy way to colour this looks fantastic
    Thanks for making my die cuts look so fab
    Hugs Susie x

  4. Very nice Dawn, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  5. Oh my word this is gorgeous the papers, design, flowers and image have been a joy to my eyes.
    Lorraine x

  6. Just beautiful, love the flowers, thanks for joining us this week at the DCD Christmas Club!

  7. so pretty love the soft colouring and those flowers are gorgeous thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club
    hugs sara x

  8. Hiya

    this is gorgeous! I love how you have stamped and coloured the image, thanks for joining us at pollycraft



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