Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Dies, Dies, and Love!

I've been buying a fair number of dies over the past few months.  They don't correspond to a stamped image but they have taken my fancy.  Time, however, to begin using rather than collecting.

I've been going through my drawers, finding products and even kits which I've forgotten.  Time to use or lose.  It's a new year.  I don't like resolutions--too easy to break.  I do, however, like the idea of refreshing my life.  I need to empty those spaces which hold all the unused things I've hoarded and this I've begun to do.

What fun to discover several challenges which I could combine and from which I could get inspiration.  Here, then, is my card using new and old dies, retired punches, assorted inks and bits and pieces of varied papers.  It evolved as I used each product and took on a life of its own.  I'm happy with the results.

Stamps:  Timeless Textures (SU!)

Papers:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstocks; Copper Foil; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Dies:  Trellis from a retired Simply Sent kit (SU!); Words and Flowers (unknown companies) from a source in Saskatchewan; Punches: Confetti Hearts Border (retired SU!)

Inks: Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Oxides; Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink; Encore Gold Ink.

Et Cetera: Copper Thread (SU!); Dimensionals; Tombow Liquid Glue; Fast Fuze.

I've entered the following challenges:

Let's Craft and Create #133 (Anything Goes with Option "Love is in the Air")
Grab Our Badge
4 Crafty Chicks #384 (Anything Goes with Twist Dies and Punches)
Play Badge
City Crafter Challenge #394 (All You Need is Love)


  1. Gorgeous card, Heidi! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoox

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Lovely flowers Heidi. A happy card! Anne W Let’s Craft and Create DT

  4. Beautiful card! Love the pretty flowers and the sentiments!

  5. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

  6. Lovely project - thank you for entering HLS January Anything Goes with Dies challenge - hope to see you again! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13


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