Saturday, 1 June 2013

Challenge #4 - June

Woweee, where did May go? We blinked and it was gone! Well challengers, the time has come for us to close one challenge and open another, so here we GO!

The challenge for June is a topic set by Trace which is (drum roll here please)...


Die cuts is the only requirement of the challenge so the interpretation is completely down to you. Look in your tool kits and get your imaginations going because we’re looking forward to seeing how creative you can be, what you've got and what you've made with them.

As usual, our fab Design Team Members have been working hard to come up with their own interpretations which we hope will help inspire you. Gabrielle will be taking a break this month and we wish her well soon but we see Jennie from Live the dream joining us as a f/t member of the DT – we’re sure you'll make her welcome.  

Don't forget that we also have our April winner, Sam, featuring alongside us today and our Top 3 Merit winners will be featuring all through the month too. We hope you like what we've created for you.

Sam – Feeling blue
“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.”

Trace – Steampunk hanging

“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.”

Brenda – Childhood album

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“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.”

Jennie – Sewing room hanging

“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.”

Chris – Little birdhouse

"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.”
Thanks to all our DTMs for these stunning projects, there’s plenty of inspiration in them. So, now it’s over to you! The Linkie is open and running, the clock is ticking and we’re dying to see how you’re going to meet the challenge. (Sorry about the pun, lol.)

Don’t forget the winner receives a £20 shop voucher and the chance to join us in August along with the Top 3 Merit award winners. We’ll be posting new projects for you to see every few days so please remember to come back and see us soon.

Good luck everyone!

Your Design Team xxx


Anonymous said...

Wow, such gorgeous projects!!

Minxy said...

WOW These sure are fab projects this month.. AMAZING work to all the team xo

Redanne said...

Wonderful projects and great inspiration from the DT.

Julie Lee said...

Great inspiration!

butterfly said...

What fabulous projects from the team, plus brilliant GDing from Sam!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

What lovely projects ! Now... what dies shall I use ?

Scrumplescrunch said...

Fabulous projects from your Dt, it is all very inspiring.

Jenny Marples said...

Well the Design Team have definitely done it again. Every one a winner. Hugs, Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant inspiration from the Design Team with a super selection of ideas. Nicola x

Terry said...

Again the DT has outdone themselves! Love all the projects and inspiration! Hugs!

chimerastone said...

I haven't got die cutting machine yet may get one in the future. I do have lots of die cuts and punches.
When it comes to die cuts I haven't got a clue there are some inspiring ideas from DT.

Maggie said...

Fabulous DT work again and at last I have had chance to join in the fun and posted mine for this challenge, off to have a nosey at all the other work. Thanks for the challenge


Jane said...

Hi Chris thanks for visiting my blog...I am so sorry I got the name of the challenge wrong. I am in Kephalonia on hols at the mo and I am unable to edit that post via my tablet...I will do so on my return to the UK next wed, I have been able to add a comment to that post under yours, I hope that will be OK until I return. So sorry, kind regards, Jane from Jane's Journal x

Wynn said...

A great selection of dies team. Hope mine 'passes muster'!!!

Wynn x

Anonymous said...

Lovely DT projects! Great style.
Thanks Chris for pointing this blog out to me - I'm a new subscriber (via (Atom)rss) now!

Also lots of beautiful entries!

Kathi said...

Those are some fabulous projects!!!


Rita said...

Gosh, what wonderful entries. I have just found out about the challenge site, even though I have been with CVC for years. Hugs Rita xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Amazing inspirations from the DT! xx

Marjorie said...

Fabulous cards from the DT.. just found your challenge blog, looking forward to more fabulous challenges:)
Marjorie xx

Marjorie said...

Fabulous cards from the DT.. just found your challenge blog, looking forward to more fabulous challenges:)
Marjorie xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow - such an extremely talented design team! And such diversity in the projects - just wonderful! Thank you for offering this die cut challenge. I'm amazed at the number of followers and participants you have! hugs, de

Anet's Crafting said...

Wonderful projects DT.

Unknown said...

Hello :) sorry I didn't know another way to contact you, so thought I'd leave a comment here. Jennie mentioned I wasn't linked back to your site, (from entry 279 - bookends) I've gone in and checked the link is still working, if you encounter further problems with it please let me know, I'd like my entry to be considered :) ta muchly x