Sunday, December 08, 2013

Season's Greetings


Hi everyone.  A few days ago, hubby took me to Scrapbook Warehouse in Vancouver.  This was my first time there and I had fun looking around.  They have lots of papers, dies, and lots of beautiful cards made and displayed.  When I picked out this die, I was shown two sample cards made using the same die - so great to be able to see an example of what the die-cut will look like before buying!

Lovely women working there that were so helpful ... already looking forward to going back!

Hubby picked up my Christmas present ... but I'll have to wait until after Christmas to tell you what it is! :)

I had also seen a card made by my friend Pam Sparks on her blog using this die.  She layered different colors and I thought it was so beautiful and wanted to give it a try.  After watching her video instructions, I started cutting.  In the end, I used a different system, but the results are fairly similar.

I kept the card very CAS so that the beauty of the die was the star ... just a simple sentiment was added.

This card is for a very special person.  Some of you may remember that my DSIL Moe, passed away earlier this year.  Moe was originally from Ireland and had many sisters and a brother ... she was especially close to her sister Anne who lives in England.  I know Christmas this year will be very difficult for Anne, so I am sending her this card along with my love and support.




Stamps:  Signature Christmas Sentiments (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White, Silver, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Glowing Candles die (Memory Box), red half pearls, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I think I'll have fun trying out different combinations of colors and patterned papers with the gorgeous die!


I'm entering this card into four challenges:


ETA:  will also be entering this for CAS on Sunday (#23 - Christmas).




41 comments:

  1. I have seen is die on sale quite a lot but never really wanted to get it... until now!
    This looks fab Loll!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  2. WOW! Loll, this is gorgeous! I've seen this die cut before but never this elegant! WOW! And what a wonderful way to pass along some love to Moe's sister. I'm sure it will brighten her days!

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  3. What a beautiful card, Loll ... I love how you've added just a touch of colour ... the little pearls are perfect! A lovely way to show you care ... Anita :)

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  4. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. This is so beautiful and Anne will love it. I love the shine from the silver and the red and the whole look is just so elegant and stylish. When I look at this, I don't understand at all how it's been made -and that's the beauty of it too! :)

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  6. This is just beautiful, Loll, and I'm sure it will be well received and so appreciated. Christmas can be so hard for many.
    The die was certainly a wonderful purchase and your chosen colors just perfect..

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  7. Loll, sophisticated, festive elegance! How gorgeous! I need this die now, too! hugs, de

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love the silver paper, it's so elegant, and your CAS design is just perfect! I'm sure Anne will really appreciate how special this card is! Thanks so much for the link to the video!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful card Loll, just love how you used the die. A beautiful card to a wonderful person from a wonderful friend.

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  10. Sounds like you had a great visit Loll - can't wait to hear what your hubby has got you for Christmas! I've had this die for a while but it's still a NBUS (to quote out friend.....!). Just popped over to Pam's blog - what a lovely lady and a great video tutorial. When I saw her mention of paper piecing or die piecing it described you to a T - brilliant.......as is your card. You've inspired me to get my die out for a play!

    Karen x

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  11. First, I have to say I'm extremely prejudiced towards this die! It's lovely no matter how I see it used. Then I have to hasten to say, this is simply beautiful the way you have chosen to use it. The silver outline with your paper piecing (I'm guessing that's how you got the dainty coloring) is stunning. First I've seen this die used in such fashion. Love it. I'm off to view the video you mentioned. I'm sure your friend will be so happy that you thought of her with such a beautiful, handmade beautiful card. TFS & oh yes, isn't it fun to just browse these shops????

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  12. Zipped over to visit Pam's video, and signed up to follow via email. Thx so much for the link. Noticed several other comments from your visitors here. That was a super video, so easy to understand & follow what she did, and I'm going to attempt this as I love this die. Thanks for a great post yourself, and then sharing another nifty BlogSpot. Hugs

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  13. Hi Loll, this is stunning!I'm adding this die to my wishlist right now!! (it'll be next year's xmas cards). I'm sure Anne will love this card too :) Cathy x

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  14. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful - so rich and elegant looking. Thanks for playing along with ASM this week!

    I'm sure that Anne will love this card!

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  15. So glad you liked Scrapbook Warehouse, Loll! I've always found the women that work there really helpful too. I've had my eye on that die! I love what you did with it. It's perfect for Anne - not too festive, but rather really calm and peaceful

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  16. Beautiful card, Loll. I've never seen this die, but I always see beautiful dies on your blog and then want them :) Your husband's a keeper if he voluntarily takes you to a scrapbook store - mine would rather chew his own foot off methinks!

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  17. Lovely card! And a great tutorial...thank you for sharing the link.

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  18. This is gorgeous! Classic beauty!

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  19. Wow - how elegant this is Loll! I'm sure that Anne will treasure it.
    This die has been on my wish list for a bit now - and even more so after seeing this card.

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    1. P.S. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week :o)

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  20. Beautiful card, Loll! Yes, I can see it working with lots of colour combinations. I'm sure Anne will love it.

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  21. Beautiful Christmas card Loll and I am sure Anne will love it...love the matt leaves against the silver....

    Anne

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  22. Your card is simply beautiful

    Kathyk

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  23. Absolutely stunning Loll. The silver falling like wax is just the perfect touch for me. This will be cherished especially as it was made with such care and thought. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at ATSM X

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  24. The silver on this is so lovely Loll! So pretty with the red berries!

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  25. What a fun die to use! Your silver wax looks so real . . . I thought you had used wax. As usual, you make such calming cards and . . . make me want to have the die you use. Maybe for next year. I did watch the tutorial . . . good one.

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  26. Beautiful card, Lol! The silver looks gorgeous and the touches of green and red are perfect. xx

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  27. So stunning and beautiful and words leave me!

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  28. Loll, I have this die and love it, so many things you can do with it, your CAS version looks great and I am sure Anne will love it! Your work is always so very pretty.
    Take care
    hugs
    Donna
    Have not been on the computer much, so I am trying to get caught up on my commenting, I have been viewing all your wonderful works over the last few weeks, but limited on time to type, I sit down to do some and end up falling alseep at the keyboard!!
    Take care

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  29. This is beautiful, Loll and I'm sure that Moe's family will love it. That die is amazing and so is your card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  30. What a beautiful card and one that I'm sure will be much appreciated by your late friend's sister. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 154 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  31. Classic elegance alllll the way! Anne will treasure it always, Lolly. And great job on all the challenges! Big hugs, Dolly

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  32. OMG! Loll!! I love love love love this one.. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

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  33. WOW!!! Absolutely stunning! I love the silver edge!

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  34. Congrats on being named 'Top Addict' at ATSM, Loll! I'm not at all surprised that you would win with this stunning card!

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  35. Wow stunning card thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  36. Amazing card. Great die! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

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  37. So stunning, Loll. Love the shimmer.
    Merry Christmas my friend!

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  38. That's a Great die, and you did a wonderful job 'show-casing' it! The shimmer adds a special touch. Thanks for sharing

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  39. That die has been on my Wish List for years. I think you just pushed me over the edge. I love what you've done with it--so beautiful and elegant. TFS.

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