Saturday, 24 May 2014

LIM ... Use a Die-Cut

Whoosh ... can you believe it's back round to Saturday again and another Less Is More Challenge. Today the recipe is to 'Use a Die Cut' and I've gone from the simple one die card to the other extreme with a fiddly 6 die card!

So first up and I was itching to use another new release from Clearly Besotted 
(An Apple a Day). 
It's a very quick and simple layout with an MFT Die-namics snow scene border die 
mounted at an angle using 3d foam with a wrap around of bakers twine 
from my stash and a couple of enamel dots.

Also from Clearly Besotted I've used the 'sending you' and 'Wishes' sentiments 
from 'In the Frame' which I've very naughtily cut in half 
BUT they can still be used together for future stamping!

My next card uses a Memory Box Tilda Floral die, with the outline and petals coloured  with various promarkers, pieced back together like a jigsaw and adhered to a white circle die-cut using Sizzix Framelits. 
Next up 3 dies from Clearly Besotted Fancy Florals again colour treated 
with promarkers and adhered to the centre of the flower. 
The whole lot has had a serious coating of glossy accents then layered 
onto a Nestabilities Scalloped Circle die with 3d foam.

Finally a stamped border using Uniko Studio's Flower Power Background Builders
and sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsias.

I'm also going to play along at CASology with this card as the theme this week is Flower 

Ok it's over to you now and I'll be popping around blogland to see what ingenious ideas you've come up with using die-cuts so catch you later. 



  1. Lovely cards Sarah and whilst the apple is cute, that orange flower is so dramatic - love it! I'm off to hunt out some dies!!

  2. Fabulous cards Sarah .... love the bright coloured flower, so cheery. xx

  3. Hi Sarah, both your cards are SO lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving some love.. <3

  4. Great cards, Sarah! Love the clever design and gorgeous gloss on the 2nd card:)

  5. Thanks for the inspiring cards you've shared today Sarah!

  6. These are both gorgeous Sarah!
    Love the bold colour choice on the first one!
    Chrissie x

  7. You have made two beautiful cards Sarah.

  8. Both of your cards are just lovely, Sarah. I love the colors on the first card, very pretty :)

  9. Sarah, what lovely bold colors on that beautiful floral card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  10. Sarah, I love the colors in both of your cards. The top one is my favorite!!

  11. Love the shine on your 'orange blossom'! So pretty! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  12. Great cards! I love how you used the dies!

  13. Both of your cards are so pretty, Sarah! I love the curve on the first card, and the apple is so darling! Beautiful coloring and blending on your Tilda Floral die cut, too! Thank you so much for inspiring us at LIM this week!

  14. Sarah these are gorgeous, love that big opulent bloom on the second card, very Chelsea inspired!

  15. Both cards are awesome. The first card really stands out with the bold red...

  16. Pretty card designs for the die challenge.

  17. Fabulous cards, bright cheery and beautifully CAS and great use of the die cuts.


  18. You seriously know how to work a die or six! Lol! Both cards look great! Love the colours in the first and the big bold flower looks amazing with it's radiating, sunny petals! time just love how that background border just peeps out with those tiny daisies. You coloured them so beautifully!

  19. 2 great cards, really love the yellow flower

  20. Love both cards Sarah but especially the great use of the snow die! I often doctor my sentiment stamps too if it makes them more versatile! Vicky x

  21. Sarah both your cards are gorgeous - love the wavey line on the first one xx


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