Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Here we are at the most popular day of the week here in the 'Cafe', the display boards just show how much you all enjoyed this weeks 'No Die' challenge.
The thing that amazes me is the fact that maybe 3 or 4 years ago a lot of us would have had a full on panic at the thought of creating a card without any dies as they were the base, main body and embellishment tools of our cards. We have all come so far since the discovery of that 'faux Misti tool !!
Two lovely 'No Die' cards from our Brenda,
Card 1: Brenda has used the gorgeous Hero Arts Leafy Swirls stamp and added Honey Doo Blue Diamond Embossing powder before heat setting, the stamp is so lovely that it needs no embellishment, Brenda added a hand cut sentiment to finish this stunning card.
Card 2: Brenda's second card is a lovely stamped scene made up of different Card-I-O stamp sets, the cat and mouse really do bring the whole scene to life. I love it Brenda x
Thank you so much for taking part Brenda xxx
Janet created 4 fantastic cards for this weeks 'No Die' challenge, a lovely selection of styles too...
The first card is a simple design using a gorgeous Rose stamp that has a lovely script background, such a lovely stamp, I think it would also look lovely on a Distress ink background too, Janet has added some extra detail with a lovely vintage style stamp around the edges.
Cards 2 & 3 are absolutely gorgeous Groovi cards, the first is a beautiful lace frame with a pretty floral spray, that Janet has coloured the flowers with a lovely shade of purple and echoed this colour in the base card. I love how you have added peel off's around the edges of the parchment, such a brilliant idea Janet, adhering the parchment can be so tricky.
The 3rd card is a pretty country scene with a quaint little church in the background, I love the detail of that dry stone wall too and you just want to open that gate and walk in.
Card 4 features a lovely topper/post card that features a pretty flower with a vintage background, Janet has stamped the Birthday sentiment too and layered up onto a lovely embossed base card.
As usual you have 'aced' this challenge Janet, thank you so much for such a lovely variety of 'No Die' cards xxx
Karen has designed and created 3 amazing 'No Die' challenge cards for us this week, they all use different techniques and products, I love them all.
Card 1: Karen's first card started out with the gorgeous image from Serif, Karen then coloured the flowers with that vibrant shade of yellow. I really love the look of this card, having the black and white background really makes the yellow flowers 'pop' and look almost 3D.
Card 2: karen has created a stunning background using a method called 'Baby Wipe Technique ' (it is completely different to the one that I did with inks), I will add Karen's description below.....
"I’ve just had a simple play with that Eclipse paper IT’S BRILLIANT! I printed of a Serif sentiment and outline Masked off a panel and blended on some Distress Oxide Inks, I masked off the edges and added more Distress Oxide inks"
Karen then stamped the flower stamp and coloured it, to finish the card.
Card 3: Karen used the Free Stamps that came with an issue of Creative Stamping magazine last year, ( I used the same stamp on the third card that I have shared above), Karen has stamped and fussy cut all of the elements and arranged them onto that loved vintage style stamped background.
Thank you so much Karen for 3 amazing challenge cards, you have shared so many styles and techniques xxx
Maria has made two absolutely gorgeous cards for this weeks 'No die' challenge, Maria your cards are so lovely, I love the colours of your first card and that Christmas card is stunning.
Card 1: Maria used only a Guillotine to create the layers for this beautiful card, I love the Spring flowers Maria and you have coloured them beautifully. The sentiment on the card reads …." No matter how long the winter,Spring is sure to follow"
Card 2: Maria has created this amazing Christmas card for a challenge on another blog, it works perfectly for our challenge too, for this card Maria has fussy cut all of the Poinsettia layers by hand, The colours are stunning and so vibrant Maria.
Thank you so much my lovely for 2 stunning challenge cards xxx
Michele has reached for her lovely 'Ella's Design' CD Rom for this weeks 'No die' Challenge cards, all three are downloaded images that Michele has trimmed/fussy cut and arranged to create these three lovely designs.
Thank you so much Michele xxx
Pat has created this beautiful Groovi card featuring beautiful flowers and butterflies, the pretty border was all 'Picot cut' by hand, Pat has coloured the flowers and butterflies and layered the whole piece onto a blended ink background.
Such a lovely design that works perfectly for this weeks challenge, thanks Pat xxx
Lilian has used an absolutely gorgeous 'No Die' challenge card using a beautiful Spring Flower stamp, what a stunning combination of colours you have use to colour your card, pretty crocus's and lily of the valley make up the pretty bouquet.
Your matting and layering really intensify the colours that you have used Lilian, thank you so much for taking part my lovely xxx
Thats all for today's post lady, I would like to thank Michele for suggesting this particular challenge, we have all enjoyed it. xxx
I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,