Saturday, May 23, 2015

Through the Garden Gate


Hi everyone. This is my final reminder of the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Die-cuts / Punches.  I've used both on my card above. :)




I had so much fun making this card!!  I combined an arched window die-cut with a picket fence die-cut to create this pretty arbour.  I wanted to have a spray of flowers tumbling over the fence.  I think it turned out pretty well. :)

There are four die-cut leaf sprigs at the back of the arbour, some with their tips poking through the fence boards and some coming over the top.

I punched small hydrangea flowers, shaded and shaped them and added them to the leafy sprigs.  By turning the flowers in different directions and making some of them more closed than the others (buds), it looks more realistic.

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge at HLS.  Add a die-cut or punch to your CAS card, and then link up to the challenge. :)  There's still a few days left to join in.

I'm going to join in the fun at the Playground again this week, as I used lots of little snippets for my greenery and blooms. :)

There's also a DT call over at the Happy Little Stamper's blog.  Three calls in fact ... one for the Sketch challenge, and one for the CAS challenge ... and one for the new Christmas challenge that will be starting at HLS in July.  We hope to see lots of entries for these fun Design Teams ... come join in!  The calls close at the end of the month. :)


I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the lovely CAS die-cut cards in the gallery ... and ones done by Bonnie, Kylie and me.  Thanks again to Bonnie for being our Guest Designer this month!!  Looking forward to our next CAS Challenge which will be posted June 3  at 6am (AEST) ... that's 1pm June 2 my time (PDST). :)








Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Small Madison Arched Window die (Poppy Stamps), Picket Fence die (Memory Box), Olive Branch die (C.C. Designs), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), sponges, stylus and mat

Challenges:
HLS CAS Challenge - Die-cuts
Snippets Playground - Week #178 & #179

27 comments:

  1. it not only turned out "pretty well" it turned out just lovely!!!

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  2. Oh my, Loll, this is fabulous. So dainty and sweet.

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  3. What a lovely way to use the window die with the fence die, Loll! So pretty and delicate! Love it!

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  4. This is fantastic, Loll! I love all those tiny, sponged and shaped flowers! So real looking! Thank you for the opportunity to be the Guest Designer. I enjoyed every week of it!

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  5. Loll, it looks so good. Love how you did this.

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  6. Oh my - this is so lovely with the perfect flower sprigs poking through the gate!

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  7. Loll, your die cuts always look so realistic! Such a sweet image you've created yet again! Love it! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  8. Oh my, this arbor is just beautiful!! I thought that you had an arbor die, but then when I read that you put to dies together to make this arbor I thought how clever you are Loll! The leafy green vines are perfect and the flowers look amazing. Yep, you got a realistic look with the flowers by giving buds and shaping them. This is indeed a beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Hi Loll,

    How beautiful is this card? Amazing, love how you have joined the two dies to make an arbor, its so gorgeous. I really must get myself a picket fence die lol!
    Beautiful arrangement of the flowers too. Fabulous creation my friend.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. This is such a lovely card! I love how you paired your die cuts and punched flowers to create such a charming scene...so much dimension, yet still CAS! A lovely way to wish someone a Happy Birthday, for sure!

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  11. Oh, Loll, that is so beautiful and simply elegant. Thanks for sharing your creative tips. Anyone receiving this card is going to love it.

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  12. Such a clever use of the window die Loll, the arbor looks fantastic, the foliage has so much dimension, Cathy x

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  13. Very creative combination dies windows and fence. It looks really impressive. The card is so original! Beautiful! I love her real appearance. Shading and plant layout are so natural.
    Let me also a small private interests. Thank you very much for adding my name to the list of candidates for DT HLS. Thank you and best regards,
    Bozena

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  14. What a pretty card Loll and a great combination of dies to make the arbour and gate. :)

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  15. So lovely, Loll ... the intertwined cascade of blooms over that picket fence is just a delight! Anita :)

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  16. Good grief Loll, this is just the prettiest miniature garden I have ever seen!! LOVE!! hugs :)

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  17. Wonderful design to combine the arch die with the picket fence. Such a pretty look, and then you add the tumbling flowers - just yummy. So very beautiful and can almost get a whiff of the fragrance from the lovely flowers. TFS & Hugs

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  18. So clever and so lovely - again!!! Love your card, Loll. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. This is a fabulous card. Love the design. Combining those dies worked so well!

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  20. Wow Loll! What a gorgeous combination of the arch and fence die cuts - and the wonderful flowers are absolutely perfect!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. You are SO the queen of die cuts and design, Lolly! I swear I can smell the sweet aroma of those dainty flowers as I walk past your gate!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Dolly

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  22. Gorgeous card - fabulous die-cutting and great use of snippets. Elizabeth xx

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  23. Very beautiful, Loll. I love how you combined the window and picket fence dies and your flowers are gorgeous.

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  24. Beautiful cas card Loll.

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  25. This is a beautiful card. Love all of the elements.

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