Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Dies/Punches

We have a new challenge starting today over at Oldie but a Goodie, and this fortnight our theme is:

'Punches or Dies'

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge, with an amazing prize for the lucky winner:



Tonic have Christmas all wrapped up with their brand new Christmas Verso Die Range! Compatible with all leading die cutting machines, these are versatile the dies that you can use all year round to create both Christmas AND everyday cards. 

The prize is:
3 x Verso Christmas Die Sets– Decorative Bow Rings, Decorative Holly Rings and Decorative Wreath Rings
2 x Christmas Sentiment Die Sets - ‘Peace, love, joy’, ‘Let it Snow’, ‘Deck the Halls’ ‘Oh Holy Night’, ‘Noel’ & ‘Jingle Bells’
These dies sold out on launch last week but we have a full set (worth £99) for one lucky winner, so get crafting!
Wowee - I wish I could enter!

Ok, so on to my project...I used some scraps of very old BasicGrey papers (from two pads - 'Lemonade' & 'Hopscotch') and a new die ('Madeleine' by Memory Box) to make a set of notecarrds to give as a gift.


I used 4 inch kraft card blanks (from Hobbycraft), and simply inked around the edges of the die cut pieces (using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink) before sticking them down, and adding a sentiment from an old CCSR set by Papermania. These were so quick to make...I made a dozen in total:


I'm also entering these notecards into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.

PS - I have candy on offer at the moment...click the photo below to find out more:


16 comments:

Janice said...

I love these Helen, so pretty, and what a fab gift. Be back later to enter your candy, can't do it from my iPad! Jx

Sanja Grdinić said...

These are just beautiful. They make me want to make some myself just to decorate my apartment right now! :) Beautiful designer papers combined to pop on a kraft - perfect! :)
Have a wonderful day, Helen!

Sarah said...

Wonderful idea Helen and they look amazing! x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous sweetie...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a lovely gift and i love the fact they are all different too, great way of using up scraps, Luv Sam x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Helen. What a lovely idea for a quick present.

Kat xx

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love these little notelets. So simple yet so effective. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

mixamatoasties said...

Wow, these are lovely!

Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.

Susan x

mixamatoasties said...

Wow, these are lovely!

Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.

Susan x

Ruza Rebel said...

Great set of cards! Thank you for joining us for our Clean N Simple Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Stephanie Card Making said...

lovely! thanks for sharing with penny's challenge. DT Steph www.cardmakingpassion.com

Michelle said...

Helen these are totally adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Love To Create.

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are neat. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Mei said...

Love the set of cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Mei
LTC DT
Creative Card Crew DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

fionalawlor said...

Awww these are so sweet and look gorgeous on the Kraft card :)
Thanks so much for joining us for our "Winged Things" challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Tracey said...

That's a lot of winged things Helen! So awesome and greatly appreciated that you followed our challenge theme!! I love how colourful all of your birds are. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's! I hope you join us again next time.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)