20/05/2012

Cards, Stash & A Crafty Tip!

Good Morning!
Well I think you can guess by the header that I ended up making some more copies of yesterday's card but in different colour schemes! I have to admit I don't think the red works as well as lighter shades so I shall probably stick to using the lighter ink pads in the future. I have the urge to do make one in yellow as well so I shall probably do that later on today! lol

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
SIMON SAYS STAMP - CLEAN & SIMPLE
TOP TIP TUESDAY - CLEAN & SIMPLE
BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS - ANYTHING GOES




INK PADS USED - 


You can find a list of the products used in the post below.

As promised yesterday I have taken a photograph of my latest craft splurge! I will admit I shouldn't of bought these goodies as now I have no money, but you know when you just NEED something ...


I'm sure you can understand how much I needed these items lol

Before I go I just wanted to share with you a little tip that I came up with myself last night. If like me you only have a Cuttlebug and are struggling to find a way to use the Tim Holtz dies in it then here is a solution! I used the following, starting from the bottom layer, to make my die fit through ...

Plate B
Layer of Cardboard / Grungeboard
Magnetic Sheet
Die
Layer of Cardboard / Grungeboard that you are cutting
Plate C


I had to run it through the machine two or three times but it worked and is cheaper than having to buy some extra plates or a new die-cutting machine. However I am debating saving up for the Vagabond Machine ... but that won't happen for a while! lol

Thanks for popping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!

HAPPY CRAFTING!
XXX

10 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Noreen said...

Love your new stash, glad the tip I gave you about for the movers and shapers worked well xx

Astrid said...

Thats beautiful this cards. Very lovely colours.
Hugs Astrid

Catherine said...

I think the red is fab!!

Samantha said...

Lovely cards and a Great tip about using the magnetic dies that are normally supposed to be used with the magnetic die cutting tin! The Vagabond is an awesome machine!! we sell if where I work... Love it!
worth the money but yes its one you have to save for! Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge I realllllly wish you had added Tip next to your name when linking and added on your blog that your tip was for Top Tip Tuesday you would have had an Extra chance of winning the Top Tipper Prize!! Sooooo next time you add a tip and your the TTT challenge you know what to do right! hugs Samantha :0)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Nat :-) I love the designs and colours ,, the red is FAB !! so very striking and lovely !! :-)

lovely new stash too ,,, of course you NEEDED it hun !! :-) basic essentials eh :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Annette said...

Lovely cards, and I think the red looks great despite what you think!!! LOL. Great tip, and I love your crisp clean & simple look.
Annette
Top Tip Tuesday DT
xx

Rachel Scott said...

Your post is really so interesting and i love to spend time on your blog.

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful cards and a fab tip. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Mina said...

fabulous design Natalie, I love the colours you chose...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx