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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 63! Nip and a punch!

Evening everyone! I haven't blogged in ages...where's my commitment gone?? The truth be told I am ever so slightly busy at the moment, what with my boss being shipped off to another part of the company, being a bridesmaid for one of my close friends, my Brownie commitments and of course my crafting.....I seem to have let my techno side slip a little!

Anyway, onwards and upwards...I have seen this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday and thought I'd give it a go. This week its all about punches and die cuts. I was bought a lovely die cutting machine for my Birthday one year, I believed I would use it endlessly and it would be a fab investment. However, I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I hardly ever use it! I've got this lovely machine and all its doing is collecting dust!! My problem is there is just too much choice when it comes to card making and I'm so easily distracted! Whoops! Anyway, I've started using my lovely machine again and I am enjoying the die cuts it gives me.
One of my favourite cards that I've made with the machine recently is this lovely black and white wedding card. I wanted something simple with butterflies and think the end result is just gorgeous (even if I do say so myself!). I've used black backing paper, followed by a black and white heart design paper, topped with my mum's gorgeous Conquerer Paper (sorry mum - I've stolen more!) and then I added the two die cut butterflies from my machine and a little glitter.....there always has to be a little glitter! I like using the textured paper on top as it gives the card a slightly more elegant finish.
Right just a quick show and tell this evening - I'm full of ideas and have an evening of card making planned! Hope you like my butterflies!
Wedgie xx