Dream Valley Challenge 38 Die Cuts and Punches

Have you been following the Olympics? Isn't it exciting? I do feel sorry for the women running the Marathon today through the rain, but I suppose it's keeping them cool!

It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge and this time it's to use your Punches and Dies. We have 2 fab sponsors:

One Stop Card Crafts is offering a £10 voucher and

and Inked Treasures is offering 4 digis!

So what did I do? I made a Christmas card! I think that's Number 6 - I have another 40 to do!

I kept it quite simple to emphasise the shapes. The image is by Docrafts, and I embossed it in gold. I used my gorgeous new Nesties Labels 5 die. I stencilled with Antique Linen Distress Ink while the card was still in the die, and matted twice, on green and gold card. The gold card is thick enough to be embossed, so it looks as though there are 4 layers here! I think I've shown all the things you can do with a die!

I used a Woodware Holly border punch, also layered on green and gold, and the ribbon and pearls are from stash. The green paper is an ancient piece from Lakeland in the days when they did craft stuff.

The inside is similar, the sentiment is also Docrafts.

I am going to enter this into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge as she wants to see your favourite colour, and green is definitely mine!

ABC Christmas Challenge want the iside of the Christmas card to be decorated, too.

Waste Not Wednesdays always has the theme of using up neglected stash - I've had these stamps for several years and never used them yet!

Clear It Out Challenge has a theme of 'Christmas in July' using something red or green from stash - the paper certainly counts since it's about 5 years old!

And last but not least Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge.

Thanks for bearing with me on this long post! Go and have a look at the fab, inventive creations of my teamies on Dream Valley and then have fun with your dies and punches!

Oh look, it's stopped raining!

Have a great week, and thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Helen said…
Loving your colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC challenge this week.

Helen xx
Anonymous said…
This is just stunning. I've got some silhouette Xmas stamps so you've inspired me. xx
Sue said…
Gorgeous card, lovely colours

Hugs Sue
Donna said…
Such an elegant design Mags and a beautiful Christmas image. I love this colour combo and your fab die-cuts.

Thank you for the heads up about kids club, we're hoping to book a few impromptu days away that week but if we don't I know Sophie would love to come as she thoroughly enjoyed herself last year.

Donna ♥ x
Hazel said…
Fabulous green card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 84 - hope to see you again soon. x
mags said…
Gorgeous card Mags B with a super colour scheme.
Such a lovely Christmas card. The embossed gold image is beautiful.
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out. We look forward to seeing you again.
Huggies ~
Sandy Trefger said…
This is a beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge!

sandy's crafty creations
coldwaters2 said…
Hi Mags this is fabulous I really love that image also the colours
Lorraine x
Aunty Sue said…
what a lovely christmas card and great use of diecuts and punches
Aunty Sue said…
what a lovely christmas card and great use of diecuts and punches
Aunty Sue said…
what a lovely christmas card and great use of diecuts and punches
Laura W said…
Love your colour combo! Thanks so much for playing along at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog :)
coops said…
so gorgeous mags.i love the silhouette image and fab rich colours :D

xx coops xx
Di said…
Great card Mags - love the silhouette image and the layers make it a very special card.

I remember that paper from Lakeland BTW! :)

Hugs, Di xx
Susie said…
You're doing ll to have started your Christmas cards and this one is beautiful! I live the shape of the die - it fits the image perfectly! Susie x
Sarn said…
These are just fabulous! Great style . . . I really like the shape of your die cut xxx

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