Monday, 1 September 2014

Diecut Divas September Challenge - New Things

It's the first day of September and of course that means a whole new challenge over at Diecut Divas. This month we want you to try something new, that could be a new card fold, a new image, a new die or a new technique, we are giving you the perfect excuse to play!!!. So for my first card we have a Bugaboo image called Beautiful Fairy which is new to me.

I have also chosen a card fold new to me, I am calling it 
"a cut a way" card fold - by the way if anyone knows the official name of this fold please let me know.

I also saw a technique online recently called double embossing which is below, a new technique I have tried.

Card Tip:

Double Embossing:
Step 1: Use an anti static device on your cardstock.
Step 2:grab an embossing folder you would like to use, it can have an all over impression or a selected one like mine.
Step 3: Find the recessed side (the side where the embossing doesn't stick out) Colour in the recessed areas with your Versamark Pen.
Step 4: carefully line up your piece of card stock on the other side of the embossing folder making sure the ink does not touch the card stock until you have closed the embossing folder.
Step 5: Run through your die machine as recommended.
Step 6: Remove from embossing folder and sprinkle over clear embossing powder and heat set. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Used a 5" x 7" white card base. Pink and Purple card stock from stash.
Bugaboo Beautiful Fairy, sentiment printed from the computer.
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+E50+R20+R85
               Hair: E33+E25+E37
               Top & Pants: V04+V06+V09
               Tights: BG13+ BG15+BG49, 
               Wings: R81+R83+R85, V12+V15+V17
Dies / Embossing Folders:
Spellbinders label 11, embossing folder from Australian Simply Cards magazine.
Wink of Stella Pen, purple flower, Kasazz 4cm white daisy, pearls, Ice Stickles crystal ice.

Challenge List:


  1. Gorgeous card Cathie love the image and fabulous colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. Lovely. Your colouring is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

  3. I love that Bugaboo image you used and you colored her so wonderfully! Love it. I have no idea what that fold is officially called. You give such wonderful tips. Happy September.

  4. Fun image and love the sparkly ball. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  5. Love the crystal ball! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. This is stunning, So sorry you're in more than 10 challenges x
    Sylvia DT TTPH x

  7. Beautiful, Loving the colour scheme..... Thanks for joining us this week at TTPH

    Andrea DT

  8. Absolutely lovely card its amazingly beautiful.....but as before we only allow 10 challenges per card...however its a beautiful card...


  9. Such a beautiful card!! And thanks for the tip on double embossing. I will give it a try! Your image is colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  10. Great card - love your sassy fairy - the colours she wears are fab! x thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle! (Vic, - DT X)

  11. Lovely Sassy Fairy, and such a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  12. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'lots of layers' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. fabulous Cathie. Love the colours you chose for your fairy

  14. Fabulous card!
    Your coloring on the beautiful image is amazing, and thank you for explaining the "double embossing technique", it was totally new to me!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Fairytale Stampers Challenge and good luck, hope to see you soon again :-)

    xx Karola xx

  15. What a gorgeous card. Love your layout and the colours you have used...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x