“I was so thrilled to have won a £20 voucher and to be asked to be a part of the CVC’s DT as I shop there all the time which is the main reason I was so keen to support the new blog challenges. I used the negatives of the Postage Stamp Frame, Arch Frame Movers & Shapers and Mini Cabinet Card by Tim Holtz all cut from grey board.”
“I made a shadow box type back also from grey board as I wanted to give the piece some depth. The images are a mixture of PaperArtsy/Lynne Perrella Rubber Stamp sets LPC022, LPC023 and LPC005. The bottom left image is a Dina Wakley stamp – Grunge tree.”
“I love all things steampunk and so how could I resist cogs....and more cogs... I love how die cuts can be made to look so different depending on what they are cut from, how they are coloured and whether they are embossed...the world is your oyster..So here is my steampunk inspired die cut piece.”
“I am sure dies are part of every crafters tool kit and once upon a time I rarely used them but with so many new ones coming out, I keep buying more! This is a mini album created using the Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card and the Mini Cabinet Card, used together to make frames. I love the Sizzix Bigz dies as they cut through so many materials, here I have used greyboard and card.”
“I love the fact that dies allow you to cut lots of layers all at once which is just perfect for creating this folded paper look which works so well with the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Dress Form.
My dies are always out on the desk and so I also used the TH Weathered Clock Die and a little Cuttlebug Heart Die. The net leaves were cut from the TH Tattered Leaves Die and then zapped (quickly) with a heat gun to crinkle them up.”
"I wanted to create something that used different sized die cuts from the BigShot Pro down to the standard BigShot or Cuttlebug and this is what I came up with. I've even included the grass strip die using the SideKick. With the exception of the 4 tiny roses and the bird everything else was cut using dies. As a crafter who struggles with dexterity more often than not it's amazing what we can create with dies! You can see more pic's and what dies I used on my personal blog.”