Thursday, 10 September 2015

As You Like It Challenge #62 - Favourite Die and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and the theme is 'Your Favourite Die and Why'. - Don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite to qualify for the prize. 
Our sponsor this time is Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

My favourite die at the moment is a Spellbinders large Floral Oval. I love it because it's big enough to frame quite a large image and very pretty too. Here is my card...

Image - Tiddly Inks 'Wryn's Birdhouse'
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Unknown (sorry bought a mixed lot on Ebay)
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Classic Oval Dies
EK Success Flower and Corner Punches
Glamour Dust
Gingham Ribbon

 Side view...

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #162 Use Something Recycled ( Gingham Ribbon from a gift bar of soap)
Creative Fingers - #91 ATG
Crafty Friends Challenge - #13 Use a Sentiment
Allsorts Challenge - #327 Lots of Layers
Addicted To Stamps - #108 Die Cuts
The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Quirky Crafts - #18 Home Sweet Home
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #17 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #76 ATG
Crafty Card Makers & More - #147 Floral Embellishments
Papertake Weekly - Things With Wings

Come and join in the fun with us, the rest of the DT have created some great projects with their favourite dies. I'm sure you all have a ton of dies in your crafty stash so lets see what your favourite one is. 



Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, the image is beautiful and I LOVE the colour scheme.
Sue xx

brenda said...

Stunning colours Lorraine and the image is coloured so beautifully. All those layers are just perfect for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

pinky said...

Lovely combination of colours and images Lorraine. Love your choice of frame and how you have offset it. Works beautifully.

Jo said...

Beautiful make Lorraine, LOVE the colour combo & the way you offset the one oval against the other.....very effective. Hope you're well & having a good week......can't believe it's nearly over already.....nearly Christmas lol.
hugs Jo x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous design, really love this creation and all the fab details. x {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

cuilliesocks said...

Oh just gorgeous Lorraine, love your colour theme and the images and papers are wonderful. Yes that is a lovely die and so usful for your stash, Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh just gorgeous Lorraine, love your colour theme and the images and papers are wonderful. Yes that is a lovely die and so usful for your stash, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the image and dies-great colour combo and love all the layers
Carol x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Great colours choices and an adorable image in a fab frame. Elaine

Zw@@n said...

Super cute card, Lorraine. Gorgeous papers/colours and colouring. Luv, Wilma

Jacee said...

I'm lovin' this one Lorraine, great colours, fabulous image and I love the lacy frames, so pretty
hugs Jacee
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Jennifer Bradley said...

Such a cute card Lorraine, Loe the image and cute birdie. Fab backing papers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is sensational, Rainey! I love the colors and those little birds are just adorable!! Thank you so much for joining my blog! It's a pleasure to meet you and return the compliment! I hope to see you again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Gina Knott said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colours you have used and the image is so sweet, I recently bought the same die, it is so pretty, I love it too!
Gina xx

Karen said...

Lorraine, this is just the tweetest card! :o) What a pretty image and die cut base for it. The yellow flowers are so sweet and I adore your color palette! This card makes my heart happy. Beautifully done once again. :o) Have a lovely day, my talented friend.

Hugs and blessings,

dutchess said...

fabulous Lorraine love your colour choices for the die cuts really gives it zing...fabulous card xxxx

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Lorraine, a sweet image and lovely colours - a fabulous new home card.

Linda said...

Such a pretty card, I adore the colour combo you used here too, just darling! :) xx

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is absolutely beautiful. The image is lovely but your wonderful colour choice and card design are the real show stoppers here... I love the shadow you have created by using two die cut ovals...the colours you have put together look amazing...this card is gorgeous in every way.

Carol S. said...

I love bird houses and this card is gorgeous. The little birds are so sweet. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Danoesja said...

It's a beautiful card with a beautiful die.
Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

rachel said...

gorgeous die Lorraine and a great make - fabulous xx

Erika said...

I can see why that oval die is your favourite, it is beautiful. Loving your wee birdie hoose too, very cute. Another super colour combo.

Hugs Erika. x

Brenda said...

Lorraine, this is such a wonderful card. I love the image and your gorgeous coloring. The double matted floral oval was brilliant! Hugs, Brenda

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful card Lorraine. Your glittery bird house is lovely and those birds are too cute. I love your blue and yellow colour theme and your flowers finish the card perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous creations, thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends
Hugs Julie x
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Lacy Sunshine DT member
Crafty Friends DT member
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Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine! Such a cute card image and fabulous layout. Very creative. I love your blog! Very stylish!

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join, comment and add your link.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

Kat W said...

This die cut oval is so beautiful and the 2-tone effect with the layers is a great idea...a gorgeous colour combo too!
The image is so cute...going on my wish list I think!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Rebecca said...

Totally cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our floral embellishments challenge.