Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Die Cut Dreams and Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Good afternoon everyone.

I came across a new (to me) challenge on Sunday - Die Cut Dreams - the theme for their challenge this week is "black and white". I've avoided black and white challenges in the past and thought it was about time I faced up to my fears. Much to my surprise I really enjoyed making the card. That's what I love about challenges, they make you step out of your comfort zone.

I am also entering this into Dutch Dare Card Challenges where the current challenge is to use cutting dies and/or punches.

Here's what I used to make this card:

Die Cuts with A View cardstock; Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder'; Martha Stewart "Valentine Lace" border punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities "Large Scalloped Squares" and "Flower Creations 1".

I got the idea for the heart frame from Sue Nelson at Heart Prints.

It's a dull wet day here, but then I guess that's normal for summer. I hope you are enjoying your day whatever the weather.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you want to leave a comment you will make my day.

Happy crafting!

Clare x


Juls said...

Fab card, there is so much texture and detail to it. I love black and white it is always so striking!

Anonymous said...

The black and white looks fantastic.Beautifully made.
Pinksy x

Violets Corner said...

It´s a beautiful card! Clean and crisp and with a lovely texture. I love those small hearts and the Valentine border!


Christine said...

Wow Clare this is STUNNING works brill in these colours..love it...thanks for stopping by

Hugs Christine xx

Susie Sugar said...

This is truly gorgeous your card is stunning

Thank you for playing along with us this week at the

Die cut Dreams challenge blog

Hugs Susie xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Clare, really stands out and the MS punch is fab!

Riet said...

Wowwwww Clare,what a beautiful card.

hugs Riet.x

Liz, said...

Oh my, this is absolutely brill. Love it!

Liz x

PS thanks for entering my candy.

Anne-marie said...

Wow this is stunning love it
Anne-marie x

lisa said...

Hi Clare. Challenges are great when you realise you can do something you thought you couldn't aren't they. Like you say they make you step outside your comfort zone and then you surprise yourself.
You've certainly done a beautiful job with this, I love it. It's really striking. That flower is gorgeous.


Tab said...

Wow I adore what you have done with the MS punch, truly fab and I love the striking colours too!
Hugs Tab xxx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Clare, wow such a striking card its gorgeous.. love the lacy heart edges and the flower is fabulous. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week. Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Littleted62 said...

Fab card, love the delicate lacy look of the frame and the flower is brilliant. Nicki, xx

Jules said...

Hi Clare

I love your card.

My favourite colours - black and white.

My favourite shape - lots of hearts.

Simply gorgeous and wish I had made it!!!

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Absolutely stunning Clare, I adore monochrome and this is so classy.

B x

Rein said...


Karin said...

Stunning card.
Love the black/white combo and great punches you've used.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo Karin