Friday, July 29, 2011

Bearing Gifts

This is a scheduled post as we are in Calgary visiting family for a family reunion. 

Our challenge this week at Phindy's Place is to create a card or other paper crafted project featuring DIE CUTS.

I encourage you to pop over to Phindy's store and check out all the wonderful images, including her new $2.70 collection of basic but very versatile digis.  Any of these would look wonderful with die cuts and if you enter a project featuring a Phindy image, don't forget you can enter a second time this week.

I have used one of Phindy's new images called Garden Gnome and made my die cuts with both my Cricut and Spellbinders.  Add a lot of distressing to some lovely papers, a big butterfly along with some pearls and you have a card.  Sounds simple, so why do I take so long to make each card - hmmmm?

Image:  Garden Gnome (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock: Red (Wassau), Gold (Recollections)
Papers:  Floral/Dot (October Afternoon)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gatrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Chalk (Mungyo), Cricut, Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers)


  1. Hi Cec. Lovely bright colours on your garden gnome. So cheery. Loved working alongside you all at Phindy's & wish you all the best for your future challenges.
    Tine :)

  2. I think this image is so adorable. Love the bright colours you have used. Makes me in a good mood, lol. Have a nice weekend! Hugs...Mona

  3. He's so bight and cheerful, love that distressing you used. Hope all going well with MIL and your visit :)

  4. Great card Cec, love the distressed edges and design. ~jeni :)

  5. Such a cute little guy. Love the bright festive colors, so warm and summery.

  6. love these colors! gnome is a cutie!
    enjoy your vacation (-:


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