25 August 2011

Marianne Snowflakes and a Cat


I've bought myself a set of Marianne Snowflake dies - they are lovely but are fiddly beyond belief to get the cut shape out of the die. I can only assume I'm doing something wrong as I'm currently having to poke them out (carefully) with my craft knife.  So if you have any tips for getting them out let me know.

Here is my latest card. I've been having a play with my embossing folders this time.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
Freshly Brewed - Emboss It
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (Buttons and Green)
Card Mad Fairy - Buttons
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Competition

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

10 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous image and great background love the colours they go so well with the image:) Sandra H

Christy Dillman said...

What a nice color pallet and love all the embossing (one of my fave things to do too)! Thanks for entering the TSB monthly contest, good luck!

TSB DT Coordinator

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a cute card... I love how you carried forth the swiss/polka dot theme throughout your layout. Awesome color combo too. Thanks for sharing this with Tuesday Throwdown.

Mary J said...

Oh Julie honey, this is so so so sweet! That is a gorgeous colour combo!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a SWEETIE PIE!!! I love your colors and that rick rack. Beautiful card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss It Challenge

Heather D.

Jenni said...

So cute, great embossing and love the image. Thanks so much for joining in with the Cardmafairy challenge this week, hope to see you back again soon.
Jenni x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Julie, this is so sweet, love the cute image and gorgeous colours. I use a ball of blu tac or a foam pad (take off some of the sticky on clothes first) to get out the fiddly dies. If you press it onto the card or paper thats still in the die and gently lift it should come out. :o)

Donna x

Stacy said...

Ah this is just adorable! Love the soft colors~!
Thank you for joining us at
Stacy D.

Sheryl said...

Hi Julie! I just love this color! It's my very favourite lately! Your card is beautiful! I use the Marianne dies quite a bit and I need to use my piercing tool to poke out all of the pieces first before I remove it. The piercing tool should fit perfectly into a certain slot to poke out the edge before you carefully pull out your cut die piece. I'm so glad that you have joined us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Emboss It" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable card! Such soft, sweet colors to go with that precious image, and your textures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)