Thursday, 16 February 2012

Challenge 60 *Sponsored by Handy Hippo* Die Cuts

This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies - including plenty of  dies and embossing folders. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!

They chose a theme of 'Die Cuts' this week and have given us a Tim Holtz 'Easter Elements' Sizzix Die as a prize! You can see all of their Sizzix dies on on their website here

and here is all the Design Team inspiration for you!

For my card I've used papers and a couple of the fab Vintage Alice images from Sarah's 'Wonderland' cd, I've added a large flower die cut using tattered florals and coloured with distress inks.
I cut an Alterations heart from the red spotty paper in the Valentines digi kit by Sarah Hurley.  I also used an Alterations Tattered Banners die and used some pink spotty paper from the Valentines digi kit to make a border along the bottom. 
I used Wonderland CD for image and backing paper, with Tim Holtz Tattered florals dies, Spellbinders butterflies, Memory box butterfly border die, Gold ribbon, I cut flowers from the backing papers and scrunched them then inked them with Tim Holtz inks and used an old button as their centres to match the rest of my project. 
I used the Tattered Florals & Caged Bird die to create this canvas along with Sarah's Teal, Eclipse, Candyfloss pink, Sunshine Yellow & Sepia ink sprays I've also used quite a lot of Stickles. The quote I've used is called Don't Give Up (Author Unknown)
I layered some TH tattered florals die cut flowers and added a red metal brad in the centre. The flowers and background paper were then stamped using TH burlap distress ink pad and a music background stamp. I also used scalloped square nesties and circle die cuts. I wanted to keep it simple so I only added a sparkly ribbon.

I cut out a Sizzix Flourish from a scrap piece of card and used the negative part as a stencil to Versamark and emboss a pattern around one of the new Easter Kit Papers.  Layered up with some Nesties using another Easter Kit Paper and the Butterfly Digi.

I've used a paper from Sarah's Vintage Halloween Digi Set and teamed it with some Tattered Floral Diecuts and a Wonky Scallop Border Diecut.

I made a 8x8 Scrapbook layout using the Vintage Halloween Digi Papers, some ribbon from my stash and added my wee tattered floral diecut that I scrunched up, inked and added a wee pearl before sticking to my wee layout

I used Sarah's Poppy Red Mist and the Tattered Floral Die Cuts. I used a die cut as a mask (which i covered up with alphas) and then layeres that die cut flower as an embellishment. I used Wonderland Paper strips and coated them in PVa to give the effect of washi tape. There is a kraft flower die cut under the teal rose.
I used a Tattered Floral Die-Cut from craft paper under the Cupid embellishment. The papers and embellishments are from my Valentine digi kit.
We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 26th February to enter - just click below to submit your link!
Sarah x



  1. Beautiful DT work, Sheila:)X

  2. Gorgeous DT inspiration great chall thanks

    smiles Christine x

  3. Thank you for the gorgeous DT inspiration and the great challenge.

  4. Thanks for a great challenge. DT cards are fab.
    Lorry :o) xx

  5. Thanks for the chance to play along in your great challenge. Wonderful inspiration from the DT.

  6. This was my first chalolenge and was so much fun!

    1. Thanks for playing along and good luck! :o)