Tuesday, 26 September 2017

From our home to yours

Hi and hope you are all as well as can be expected!

My son got a new sofa the other day and as we were due to visit along with our small dog Max I thought I better get a throw so that the dog didn't mess up the new pale grey sofa!
Anyway after picking one up in Dunelm, I just HAD to pop into The Range to see what they had.
After surfing the craft aisles I spied a Trim Craft street scene coverplate die which just happened to find it's way into my shopping basket! It was the perfect thing for this week's challenge at Cardz4Guyz.

ARCHITECTURE

I always wanted to be an architect and was always drawing floor plans and elevations of my ideal house when I was a young teenager. Sad to say I didn't go down that route, "Girls aren't architects", according to the school's careers officer. I should had stuck to my guns but by the time I had the confidence to stand up for myself, I had dropped the relevant O level subjects. I did finally get to design my ideal house though, but I had to make the most of an existing barn!
Any how, here is my card for your inspiration.


I didn't use the whole of the cover plate die, just the large foreground buildings, trimmed to fit a 5 x 7 base card and give me a border. I stuck it onto a piece of festive, red Argyll NitWits DP inked over with Candied Apple DI for a better colour. My printer doesn't print as well as it once did, the colours are washed out, not sure why. I decided to use red instead of blue just to ring the changes more than anything else!
I left some of the die cut bits in situ for texture without the colour. The sentiment is from a couple of Uniko sets, stamped in red and then embossed with clear EP. The finished panel was popped up on a fun foam panel on a white base card.
OK. that's it, simple, the die did all the work. Check out the rest of the girls here for more inspiration.

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7 comments:

  1. That's lovely, mum. Really striking against the red.

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  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge Owner/DT

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  3. I love this Christmas card. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

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  4. Ooh! I love this!! The scene is beautiful and it's perfect against the red!!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  5. Nice new die, Jules. Isn't it funny how crafting things just magically appear in our shopping basket when we are actually there to buy something completely different??!! :) The die looks fabulous with the red patterned background. xx

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  6. It's funny how things just find their way into our baskets isn't it. I love how that die looks against the red background. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  7. Such a fabulous die cut village, thanks for playing along at CCC.

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