Tuesday 23 August 2011

Papertake Weekly - To die for !

So sorry I am late in posting my post this week. I have been out with the family this morning to the Oasis in Swindon and had a fantastic time in the pool there and then off to Pizza Hut for lunch. I'm just about ready for a kip in front of a DVD now !!

Yet again, before I tell you about this week's challenge over at Papertake Weekly, I would like to remind you of my plea !!!

I am still begging for votes for my card over at La-La Land Crafts Challenge !

You can see my card
HERE and there is a link so you can leave a comment to vote for me - pretty please !! There are also details at the top of my sidebar - I am desperate as you can tell !!! My card is number 17 so I would love it if you could comment/vote for ~17 !!

Back to this week's challenge over at Papertake Weekly. Our challenge is "TO DIE FOR" so we would like you to use die cuts on your creations this week.

We are being sponsored by Dies to Die for and have a fabby £10 gift voucher to win !

The card I made was for a commission a couple of weeks back for a teacher leaving the girls' school. I also made a matching gift box to go with it. I misread the brief for this challenge and though "to die for" was something "to die for" not to use die cuts !!!! Luckily I did use a die cut on my card and box !!!

Now you can probably see why I chose this card to use for this challenge ! The image is of Tilda (to die for !) and she has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics (to die for !).

The DP's are Websters Pages (to die for !) and these have all be machine stitched and I used a gold leaf pen around the distressed edges to give a more distressed look. The pen is again, to die for !

The gathered up proper vintage seam binding in the most gorgeous green colour (to die for !)

Butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch (to die for !) and pearls from my stash.

Gorgeous flowers too (to die for !) and a Magnolia Doohickey die (you do die when you see the prices of these things !) to finish things off !

This is the inside of the card. I made the inside like a "post-it note" with around 10 or so pages so that the staff could all have space to sign and yet the card wasn't A4 in size !

This is the top of the gift box I made. I also used some K and Company paper on the top too and also another Magnolia Doohickey die, the tag die. All again "to die for".

I am sure you can see where I was coming from now !!

The rest of the DT have some amazing cards to show you this week and using die cuts too ! We hope you can join us in our challenge.

I am entering the following challenges :

Magnolia Down Under - Flutterbys

Heart Song Inspirations - Shabby Chic and/or pearls

Hooked on Crafts - Wings

Corrosive Challenge - Girlie

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - Recycle (I did recycle the base card as it was originally a folder !)

Thank you for your visit. See you back here tomorrow for Simon Says Challenge ! Have a great day !


  1. Hi everything is so beautiful especially Tilda and her flowers ! Definately all to die for !!! Kitty :D

  2. been and voted for your card hun x

  3. Gorgeous card and box Jo :-) Everything IS to die for !! you're right !! :-) I love everything about this and am sure the teacher did too :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Hi!this is very sweet Jo,Tilda looks so pretty and just love the colours/papers too!!
    You have my vote :0)
    **Good Luck** Jo,
    hugs Lou.xx

  5. Hi this is gorgeous she's a sweet image and you have coloured it perfect and the papers are gorgeous too!:) Sandra H

  6. So beautiful Jo and definitely to die for! Gorgeous! xx

    PS I've voted, I've voted, lol!!

  7. first things first...I went and voted for you. GOOD LUCK!!!! I hope you win!!) and now onto your card....

    LMBO! I was giggling the entire time I read your post. You're right everything is to die for! And you're REALLY right about the Magnolia Doohickey dies! LMBO! Love your card and gift box, Jo!! There's no doubt it will be truly treasured!!
    hugs, Sharon

  8. Beautifully done! Love the papers you chose and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song this week. Hope to see your work here often!
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  9. Wow - what a great card!! So many beautiful details and I love your colouring!! Juliexx

  10. Gorgeous card Jo love the colours and the flowers wow. The inside is beautiful too love the flower corners,and fabulous matching box.
    Hugs Angie x

  11. Beautiful card! nice image, paper and embellishments. TFS with us at The Corrosive Cha.
    Zulma DT

  12. Beautiful card and box! You added so many wonderful details to each, my eyes are just feasting here. Thanks so much for sharing these at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

  13. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment on the inside. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Good Luck.
    Debbie HSI DT

  14. So pretty Jo!! And I've voted for your super pretty card :)
    Lisa x

  15. Hello Jo

    grat card, love the image and your coloring too!!! how great those flowers and the papers are lovely!!
    great grat great work, my friend!!!
    thank you for join us at TOMIC!

    hugs xx

  16. Gorgeous card Jo! beautiful colour scheme and I love your post it note idea for the inside! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane x

  17. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the design and the image also. Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Crafts Challenge.
    Mandy x

  18. Gorgeous card and loved reading your post! That's too funny (and, sadly, right on! lol) about the prices of the dies we all love to use! Fabulous details with your flowers and stitching, and your sweet image is colored marvelously! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for our "Girlie" theme! :)
    Regan ~ Design Team

  19. Such a beautiful project! Love the colors you used!
    Thnaks for joining us at TOMIC this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  20. What a beautiful Shabby Chic card and box! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
    Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

  21. An absolutely stunning ensemble, thanks so much for joining our challenge on Tomic this week


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Thanks !

Jo x

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