Thursday 1 September 2016

One of a Kind & Thanks

Ive been playing with dies galore with all the challenges around at the moment that want you to use dies. Great way to finally see what I have, I need to make up a folder I think with a copy of each die cut so I can look and see whats what. Too many dies thats what, amazing to look back a few years and no stamp sets had dies now its never ending. But don't let me get on that soap box.

Here I have used a stitched Frame die from Papersmooches (new) and cut out one layer with the dots on it and one out of the gold mirror cardstock. So the dotty frame will keep for another time, I wanted to use the gold for this wonderful painting!!!

The framed image is actually coloured paper sticker dots that Bought cause they looked so cool then never used. Now I am using them up, one less dust gatherer. I even added a wee little gold sticker butterfly. Finished off with the sentiment 'One of a Kind'.

This next card I have used a Wonky Stitches die (new) and die cut

a piece of watercolour paper that I added Brushos too. It looks better IRL. Here the piece is looking very smooth but it does have texture to the paper. I have added to white die cut dots on stems. I cant think of the name sorry, its a beautiful die from Memory Box and I bought it long ago and cut lots of different colours then found every time I went to use it I didn't like it.

Here I love it, it works perfectly with this coloured panel and that slight cross over of the stems. Finished off with a 'thanks' die from Penny Black. Lots of dies, no stamping but plenty of mess from the Brushos.


'One of a Kind' card is perfect for

All spots and Butterfly are peel offs.

The frame is stitch design

With card would work for this but I can only link one so 
will link my 'One of a Kind' painting with its die cut frame.

Thanks Card


Three Dies used in the making of this card.

The Wonky die is a stitched die on the Thanks card.

Thanks card: Used a snippet of watercolour paper to add the
Brusho colours to then cut the snippet with a wonky die.

Ok thats it for today, another nearly no stamping post.
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Goblinf said...

love the colours and shapes in the wonky stitches and flower head one.

Esther said...

Two fantastic cards Aileen! I love the colours you've chosen, so bright and zingy. Well done on using stickers in such a fab way on your Less is More card, and thanks for playing with us!

Di said...

Hi there Aileen! Great to see you back in the Snippets Playground and what a snippets card! I adore that Chloe die - and don't use mine nearly enough, sigh. Such a vibrant background too! LOVE the other card with the 'work of art' - that's a beautiful font on the sentiment stamp you used. Paper Smooches?


Di xx

Mervi said...

Lovely cards, great design.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

Melissa said...

You have a way with dies!!! ;) These are both such beautiful designs! Love the touches of gold and vibrant color on both!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology this week!

Viv said...

Great cards here Esther, I think stickers are cool again now don't you! loving the bright colours you used also.Btw. seeing as you asked I try to change my headers every week now lol ;) Viv xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh! Simply scrumptious Aileen! Love both your cards and glad you've used up some of those dust gatherers coutesty of Less is More this week. Gorgeous work and thanks for sharing with us. Sarah x

Kathleen said...

Two lovely card with fabulous colours and really lovely dies.
Thank you for joining our 'Use two dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Carol L said...

You do CAS so well, and both these beautiful cards prove that! I'm especially fond of the's almost like a farewell to summer with Autumn just around the corner ;)

Greta said...

2 great cards, Aileen! I especially love the second one--that MB die has always appealed to me, but I never did get it. Love the Brushos!

Susan said...

Your cards are bright and happy. Love your fun design and the use of your stickers. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Aileen, you always blow me away with your cards, love the one with that golden frame and the second one with all that gorgeous color blending is amazing!!! and you call it a "mess"? No Way!!
I love font on the "Thanks" die, must get me some of this sentiment dies.
Thank you for sharing.

Neets B said...

Two fantastic cards, Aileen. Love the big framed dots and your Brusho background is great. They are very messy though aren't they?! :D
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sarn said...

2 gorgeous cards both with their own merits, but the Chloe stem one is my fave xxx

Jeanne said...

Both cards are so neat! I really like the idea of framing the dots like a masterpiece. It looks really cool. And the brushos one looks fantastic. What a lovely background you created there. The white flowers really pop. It's so striking. Wonderful work! I hear you on the dies and it's a great idea to make a folder to keep track. I just might have to do that myself. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Great cards! Love your painting and the colouring on your flower diecut card is gorgeous :)
I can't bring myself to buy dies for matching stamps, I'd rather save my pennies for something else and fussy cut round images if I need to!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colour combination and love the white die flower heads against the stunning orange background x

Judy1223 said...

Two wonderfully colorful cards! I really love the stitched wonky rectangle and the pretty white die cuts atop that rich background. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! Both of these cards were absolutely stunning! I thought it was so clever of you to use the dies the way that you did. And I could really relate to your comments about not utilizing your dies-- I'm the same way! I need to get organized and appreciate the dies I have! I also really thought it was clever of you to do the framed polka-dot pattern on the first card and I loved, loved, LOVED the look of those whimsical blooms on the second card. Good luck as you continue to dig through your die stash- I'll be doing the same thing one of these days (hopefully). In the meantime, thanks so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous work there Aileen and yes those brushos and White relief die cut are superb.
Great idea. Thanks for your inspiration!!! Shaz in Oz.x