Monday, 20 July 2009

Die Cut Dreams Guest Designer for the week

Today I am such a lucky girl, the lovely Susie and Vikki over at Die cut Dreams Challenge have asked me to be their guest designer for this weeks challenge which is Black & White. Now this really was a challenge for me lol, as I do love my pastels ! my first card is made using a Magnolia new years swirl stamp and a die cut butterfly which I have done in velvet paper. Once I had stamped the image I ran it through a cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, then stuck some wire onto the back of the butterfly for antennae and added a few crystals to make the body. The background paper is DCWV and the sentiment is SU, the flower is prima and I have used a LeoneEm punch for the fern leaves. I am really pleased with this as I think it is very stylish but it was also very quick and easy.

My second card is using papers that I printed from a Pink Petticoat CD and also some DCWV. I have used a sizzlit shoe which is cut in velvet paper and a quickutz revo swirl, a couple of flowers from my stash, a satin ribbon and an epoxy sentiment, again from my stash. the photo doesn't show this card off very well as the textures are a bit lost, sorry.

I hope you find time to check out the Die cut Dreams Challenge blog and look at the other DT cards, which are as always amazing. thankyou again for asking me girls, it was an honour to be on your team this week.
Claire xx


vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Really beautiful cards Claire, my favourite is the butterfly its really gorgeous and im sure in real life its even more beautiful as you have used the lovely velvet papers. Also great use of stamps and embossing giving lots of texture. Superb work Claire, thankyou for joining us as Guest Designer over at the DCD challenge blog this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW the butterfly card is stunning, the second is fabulous too.

Susie Sugar said...

Great cards Claire I love that velvet paper very stylish, it really sets off the black and white and gives great texture as well
Thank you for being our guest designer this week and rising to our challenge
Love Susie xx

Tracy.H said...

Both are beautiful! :0)

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love black and white, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

I love, love, love the butterfly card! Just gorgeous!!

Vicky said...

These are beautiful Claire, I agree, bery elegant looking!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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