Sunday, 14 March 2010

Pack a Punch

Good morning ladies, I hope you were all spoiled rotten yesterday and had a wonderful Mother´s Day.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and this week we would like you to

Pack a Punch ... use at least 2 different punches

This week we are sponsored by Di from Di´s Digital Downloads and she very kindly supplied the DT with some of her wonderful images and is offering the winner their choice of 2 images from her online store.

We extend a warm welcome to Tasha who is our Guest Designer for the next fortnight, be sure to check out her Blog and view her wonderful creations.

I love my punches so this challenge was the perfect excuse to have a play. I have been good and restricted myself to only using 3 although I was tempted to punch out some leaves and include a sentiment onto a punched out circle.

I cut out a 5cm circle from the centre of the orange paper and punched around this using the gold punch, punched the corners with the purple one and the flowers of coarse came from the blue retro.


Cute Daisy May - Anything goes
Dare you to digi stamp - No patterned paper
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
The Secret Crafter - Anything goes

Digi Image: Maisy with Muff
Ink: Copic Ciao
Punches: X Cut Retro, Ling Trading Art No 8002, Ling Trading Art No 8005
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Art Institute Glitter

Thank you for stopping by today. -x-


Kimberly S said...

The image is so sweet and colored beautifully Nicola! The card itself...well, I can't even begin to figure out how you managed to do that punch around in a perfect circle that way. How absolutely fabulous! Love that you used the flower punch as a base to the pretty little roses too! :)

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

pinky said...

Nicola your use of punches was that stunning I had to go back and see what image you had used lol. Love this card. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Biscuitlid said...

this has got to be the best use of punches I've ever seen Nicola - it's brilliant
thanks for sharing how you made it

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nicola this is a really little beauty the way you have used your punches is just great the colours and image I love.

Lorraine x

Lil Sis said...

Brilliant punching so even!
Great card thanks for joining CDM Beccy x

Avril Ann said...

Great use off your punches, I too love my punches, NOW, that I have a choice..thank you for sharing with us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Nicola love all your fab punch detail and the image is so sweet.
Paula xxxx

Susie Sugar said...

This is stunning darling your punch work is amazing stuff
you should do a tutorial and show us all how to do that
Fab card
Hugs Susie xx

GlitterEmm said...

Really creative! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

Caroline said...

Hi Nicola
Love the image and your use of punches Thanks for joining us this week @ DU2DS xx

Karen Wilson said...

Wow Nicola! Awesome job with the challenges! I love your card and that image is so cute.

Have a peak at this link to see what I've left you on my blog :)

Merlie said...

Love how you did the circle using the punch. Very unique!

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful Nicola!! I LOVE how you used your punches! ...and such a sweet image!!
Hugs, Tammy

POPPET said...

I love the bright colours that you have used here, and a super cute image too hugs Pops x