Thursday, 16 June 2016

As You Like It Challenge #82 - Favourite Die & WHY

Hi Crafters,

The new challenge at As You Like It is to use your Favourite Die - please tell us WHY it's your favourite to be eligible for the prize which is a £10 Voucher for Bunny Zoe's shop.

Well this was a no-brainer for me as I've had a favourite die for some time now and it's the fabulous floral oval die from Spellbinders. I find myself using this so many times on my cards as it's just the perfect size for my coloured images and fits nicely on to a 6 x 6 card but equally doesn't get lost on a larger card either. 

I can't take credit for the whole design on this one as it was one of those days when Mr Mojo had left the building. I wanted a design that suited the age of the cards recipient and while trawling through the internet for inspiration I came across an awesome card by a bloggy friend. 
Here is LUCY'S card.

This is my version...
I  found some papers in the LOTV collection that went with the Art Pad image and added some Joy Crafts corner and accent dies to the design along with some die cut numbers too.

Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Oval 
Joy Crafts 6002/0135 & 6002/0148  
Marianne Designs Butterfly  
Tonic Number Dies
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Satin Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts - #367 Fancy Bows and Ribbons
Not Just Cards - #33 ATG
Crafty Girlz - #16 ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - June Challenge ATG + Bow
The Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge
OSAAT - #264 Layer it Up
Crafting From The Heart - #116 ATG

Thanks for visiting, please pop over to the challenge blog  HERE for more inspiration from the DT.



meg said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, the papers and image are perfect for an 80th birthday and the die is a beauty

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous card... Love the art pads to... Gorgeous papers
Hugs Sylvie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautoful, love that die too and those corners are fab

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful your gorgeous papers and colours are great...xx {aNNie}

Ella's Design said...

This is one of my favourite dies too, Lorraine - although it's a bit of a bugger to get out of the die! Love this pretty floral card with the soft pink and yellow colour combo and gorgeous image, finished beautifully with those matching paper roses and delicate corner dies. Hugs, Lisa x

brenda said...

A beautiful floral creation Lorraine and super use of your dies, the soft inking through them really bring them to life.

B x

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Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
such a pretty card, and I do love the roses theme.
Fab colours used also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. Love bright colors and design.


Nat said...

This is soooooooooooooo pretty Lorraine, just love it and you have inspired me to dig out my LOTV pad!

Jo said...

That's beautiful Lorraine, a great layout & gorgeous papers. I'm not surprised that die is your favourite, it's just perfect for your floral theme.
hugs Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Loving your gorgeous card Lorraine, the colours are wonderful and design too. Beautiful embellishments, especially those blooms, just perfect for an 80th birthday, Kate x

SewPaperPaint said...

How utterly exquisite, Lorraine! Wow, this looks like it was professionally made. Truly gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

Lisa Andersson said...

This is absolutely stunning and I understand your love for that Spellbinder oval. All details work so well together and the colours as well. Perfect 80th Birthday card!
Hugs, Lisa

Gail said...

So pretty and sweet! I love everything about this card and it's going to make someone very very happy! The pearls, the die cuts, the papers, the flowers and your adorable bow! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our June challenge! Hugs, Gail

Erika said...

Lorraine a beautiful floral card, love all the dies you have used, just perfect for the occasion.

Hugs Erika. x

Diane said...

Beautiful Lorraine !! I'd really struggle to choose my favourite die, but might have a go !!

hugs Diane xx

Sarah said...

This is a masterpiece Lorraine, such pretty colours and you've adapted Lucy's design beautifully to make it your own xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous 80th card Lorraine, love the pretty topper and papers and the dies look fab.
Lorraine x

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful dies and a very pretty card. Lovely colours. Elaine

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such a pretty image and I can see why this is your favourite die - lovely papers and colours.

Sandy said...

Beautiful Lorraine - anyone would love to have this card - what a keepsake!
sandy xx

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card and love the design. Pretty colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Unknown said...

Aww how sweet of you to say you were inspired by my card! Your take on it is just gorgeous and I really love those corners!
Lucy x

Pamellia said...

Wow Lorraine, this is beautiful!! I adore that image. What a glorious floral picture with lovely colours and you have framed it and accented it perfectly! Love the fancy corners and two-toned flower! hugs :)

Zw@@n said...

Wow, your card is stunning, Lorraine. I love the dies you used ànd the image is beautiful. Luv, Wilma

Brenda said...

Lorraine, this is jaw dropping GORGEOUS! I see why you love this die, so elegant. Beautiful as usual.

Kat W said...

That oval die shape is fabulous but I especially like the way you layered it up with the other die cut, and I love the inking on the die cuts too. This whole design is beautifully elegant :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Wishcraft said...

This is so pretty Lorraine... lovely image and details. I do love that spellbinders oval, but the amount of times I've got nearly the whole piece out of the die and then the last bit rips... ooh I do get cross lol! Hugs, Lisa x

PS. my blogger issues - I don't usually schedule, but it doesn't make any difference if I do, the posts still pop up at random unpredictable times!

Anne said...

Thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl June card challenge Lorraine with your lovely card - good luck!

Anne x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Maggie, DT

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful, elegant, classy card Lorraine the image, papers, lace and embellishments are superb and perfect for a lady of such a great age, truly wonderful creation
lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, this is a beautiful card. You have put everything together so perfectly with that pretty art pad image. Gorgeous colour choices in your design.

Inkypinkydelights said...

In one word Lorraine - BEAUTIFUL! Judy x

Gina's Cards said...

I've got the same die Lorraine, and it is beautiful although I must confess I haven't used it for a while! your card is just beautiful! The image and colour palette are fabulous! Lovely layers and details too.
Gina xx

Unknown said...

Oh wow this is stunning Debbs xx