Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Some Goodies Arrived in the Post.

Hi.  Just a quick dabble today as I need to get some 'real' work done.  

I have a couple of cutting machines in my craft room namely the  Robo Cutter and the Slice, along with the classic Big Shot Dies, punches and fancy scissors of course, but I have started a little collection of Memory Box dies.  There is a massive collection of designs and so several hours were spent making my mind up as to which ones I 'needed'.  Yes, of course as all good crafters know you need them ALL, but they don't come cheap and so my head simply had to rule my heart on this one.

I really like the sharp, professional cut you get with dies.  It makes the difference between homemade and handmade I think.  So here a a few samples of my newly acquired dies together with my favourite Kraft card and strong colour combination.  

Random ink background

I have let the dies play a major part in the overall design just so that I could get a feel for them.  Naturally I got my fingers inky creating the backgrounds - it wouldn't be the same without ink stains on my fingers let's be honest.  What is nice is that my stash of scraps has been reduced a little simply by trying out these dies and the bonus is I now have a collection of handy embellishments in assorted colours.

Glimmer Mist Background

I am entering these into the A Little Bit Crafty challenge - HERE - as the criteria is Kraft card.
And also the Our Creative Corner challenge - HERE - as the criteria for that one is Anything Goes.

Hope the day stays sunny, but if not I hope your crafting goes well.  

Kim xx

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  1. These cards are beautiful Kim. I have the little bloom cutter that you've used and it is gorgeous isn't it? I particularly like the dramatic colours in your background on the first card - so moody and atmospheric!
    Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at the re-launched Our Creative Corner.

  2. Great cards, I agree they are just gorgeous dies and I you just NEED them all! Thank you for playing along with us on the ALBC Challenge & good luck. Jane x

  3. Beautiful cards Kim. You may have let the dies do the work but those colourful backgrounds and the simplicity of the design are also important. Thank you for joining Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Lovely cards Kim! I adore the inky backgrounds and the die cuts are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxxxxx

  5. Well done Kim for being the first entrant on our new challenge - you were quick off the mark! I like both of your cards but especially that gorgeous random ink background - yummy! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  6. Ooh these are pretty and different! Thank you so much for joining us at A little bit crafty-hope to see you join in again next time :-) Elaine DT-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)