Dust Off Those Punches & Dies

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Glad you've stopped by for a visit!

Today I want to share with you our current challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges!  We are wanting to see your creations made with "Dies and Punches".  Unfortunately this will be my last post with Crafty Creations Design Team as I have accepted a card class teaching position with our local craft store...and as you all know there are only so and so many hours in a day!  I have enjoyed my time with the fantastic ladies of Crafty Creations and look forward to now playing along with them as a challenge entrant!

Our super sponsor for this challenge is none other than "A Day for Daisies"

It's kinda funny...when I joined up with Crafty Creations the first digi I had to play with was from "A Day for Daisies".  I had never ever used a digi stamp before this!  How fitting that the last digi I use with CCC is ADFD as well!  
The beautiful digi that I had the pleasure of working with for this last challenge was "Gentle Baby".  I chose this image because of it's softness and it reminded me of one of my favorite Christmas songs..."Mary Did You Know"
Here's a look at how I used this digi...

...and a closer look

Now of course our challenge was to use dies and punches...and boy did I ever!  I've used a poinsettia die to create all of the flowers.  I've also used the swirl die cuts from my Silhouette Cameo.  I've used an oval Nestabilities die to cut out the centre portion of Mary and baby and have popped it up on top of the large color image to give them some dimension.  Lastly, I've also used a Tim Holtz ticket die cut to place the sentiment on.  The sentiment is from one of my Stamp 'n Up collections. The image has been colored with my Spectrum Noir and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  And for the last bit of bling, I've added some pearl swirls I purchased at my local Dollarama, and also some Stamp n' Up pearls on the sentiment.  The background paper has been embossed with a brocade type embossing folder as well as a side strip embossing folder.  I've also added some centres to the flowers with Liquid Pearls.  I hope you like the finished product!  I also hope that you've been inspired to dust off your dies and punches as well and get creative.  The other design team members over at Crafty Creations also have some fabulous projects to inspire you as well, so be sure to check those out.  We can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

Until next time...

This card has been entered in the following challenges...
LEJ Designs..."Seasons Greetings"
Songbird Challenge Blog... "Favorite Song"...("Mary Did You Know")
Artistic Inspirations..."Use a Sentiment"
The Crafty Bloggers Network..."Christmas"
Without Words..."Getting Ready for Christmas"
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog..."Dies and Punches"
Great Impressions..."Christmas Card or Tag"
Sentimental Sundays..."Warm & Cozy" (a mothers hug/snuggle)
Crafty Calendar Challenges..."All Things Christmas"
Inky Chicks..."Swirls and Pearls"
Word Art Wednesday..."Anything Goes"
365 Cards..."Highlighter"
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge..."Embellish Like a Crazy Person"
Crafting By Designs..."Anything Goes with a Twist of Christmas"
Fab 'n Funky Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Handmade Harbour..."Christmas"
Inklings & Yarns..."Anything Goes"
Scrapper's Delights Challenges..."Anything Goes"
The Sisterhood of Crafters..."Embossing"
Stampavie and More Challenges..."Die Cut Embellishments"

This card has placed in the following challenges...


Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Punches and Dies

lynne said...

Gorgoeus card! I love the image with the oval on top! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our Christmas Challenge! xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I really love how you popped up their faces with the oval. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a blessed week! Laura

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge this week.
Word Art Wednesday

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges for our 4th birthday celebrations..Good luck.
Wendy xx

Cherished said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Hand made Harbour.

Darlene said...

Oh what a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining us in our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week! ~Valerie, Handmade Harbour DT

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and design. thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

Debs said...

Awesome embellished card, thank you for joining us at The Crafters Cafe Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Unknown said...

Stunning card, and totally love the image and colours, thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

Ciska said...

Really beautiful card, I love the white poinsettias! Thank you for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge @ Fab 'n Funky and celebrating our 4th birthday with us :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Pretty coloring and enchanting design. This is a lovely card.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Micki said...

Beautiful. Love the white flower and your coloring of the image is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing challenge.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the design. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

Anne Lise said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge at Scrapper’s Delights. Good luck!

Dina said...

wauh what a perfect one thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

Joey said...

Tracy this is absolutely beautiful. thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

TRACEY MO said...

This is lovely great layout & colours.

Thanks fro joining us at scrappers delight today
tracey DT

Ger said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M

Curly said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I Hope you will try to join us again :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)

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