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Monday 27 October 2014

#126 Cut It Out

Leslie is hosting today and has chosen 'Cut it Out' for her theme. She would like to see die cutting or punching on your project please.

We are sponsored by

With this fabulous prize

Rodney the Reindeer Stamp

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog -
jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

and also by

with a $12 gift certificate

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Some inspiration from our DT

I created a fun birthday card using hexagon dies with the Big Shot and a high heel shoe cut file with the Silhouette. I added some polka dot ribbon, a filigree metal corner, gemstones and pearls. 

Predominantly white wedding card, using punches and dies- and a touch of ink! 


My card was mostly cut using my Cameo, in shades of cream & Green. 


My boxed acetate dome card was made for a 60th Birthday and I used one of my Tattered Lace dies to cut the aperture and the frames. I also used some flowers from my stash, and the last of my lovely burgundy ribbon.

I reached deep into my stash and pulled out some Spellbinders dies and LaLa Land dies to put together this shiny Christmas card. Lots of gold and lots of glitter!

Used three die cuts for this cute but non scary card.

I used a die from Crafts-Too for the main image and paper pieced the different elements. I used my Silhouette to cut the frame and embellished the card with Stickles, buttons, bows, pearls and twine. 

I have used a combination of Spellbinder Ovals and Circles (including Grand ones) to cut out the image and the mats for my Twisted Easel card. 

I have kept my card quite clean to accentuate the diecuts, the bride and groom, both from Tattered Lace. 
I have used some Impression Obsession leaf dies to create my card using a tutorial I found on YouTube.

I've used a Crafts and Me/Sara Burrier digi stamp and teamed it with a fabulous dic cut panel from Sue Wilson.

Mostly everything I used is from Stampin Up: Designer paper, framelit die, sentiment (embossed in gold), tag punch, flower stamp and matching punch and leaf die. Gold twine and stickles on the flowers are from my stash.

Finally we have another new team member
Julie W
Hi I am Julie and am delighted to join CCM DT, I have been crafting for many years knitting from an early age taught by my Mum, I have only been card making for 6 years due to illness, it helped me so much and to be honest I don't even know where the idea came from in the first place, but I loved it and then a friend mentioned Create and Craft well that did it for me it opened a whole new perspective of card making I was amazed and learnt so much from it too, I could not be without it now, I have to make something everyday or I get withdrawal symptons, LOL. 

and Julie's first project for us
 I have used Create A Card Die Enchanted and Tattered Lace word die

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  1. Such gorgeous inspirational DT pieces :-) Thank you for this Challenge.

    IKE xx

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  2. I am so in love with some of the design team's projects! I am going to have to go and comment individually on their blogs.

    Louie's Mom

  3. so many fabulously talented crafters, so inspired, thank you for the challenge

    Crafteresa uk xx

  4. Wow, all the creations by the DT are wonderful!!

    Jennifer. x

  5. Thank you for a fun and fabulous challenge and for the fantastic inspirations Karen x

  6. Fabulous creations and inspirations....thanks for the fun challenge!

  7. Fabulous inspiration, great challenge. :)

  8. thank you thank you THANK YOU for a fun challenge and WONDERFUL inspiration - I have pinned several of your cards - thanks so much! hugs, de

  9. Thanks for the heads up on my link. I believe I have it fixed. I will check later today again. So sorry for the error.


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