Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Divas by Design - Use Die Cuts

Hello.... I hope you are all well today.... it's Team A's turn over at 

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Use Die Cuts'

This looks a simple card but... oh how my 'little brain' struggled!! Lol ... I knew how I wanted it to look but things kept going wrong!! anyway, I got there in the end which is all that matters.... :-))
I have to say this card looks better in real life!! it didn't photograph very well ! 

Paper:  Kaisercraft - 'Lady Rose' 
Dies:  Spellbinders D-Lites Die - 'Swirled Heart' 
Memory Box 'Precious Hearts' (just used the bow parts)
Nestabilities: Classic Squares

We are sponsored by another of my favourite shops... the wonderful Dies to Die For

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!!! :-))

 I hope you are all keeping safe, warm and dry! we have had lots of rain and gales here, and more to come apparently... but think we have been quite lucky here in Manchester as no bad flooding in most areas.
We are having some work done on the house in the next few days, but hopefully I will be able to fit in a bit of crafting and blogging in between and at the weekend. I have lots of new crafty ideas but so little time at the moment... but hopefully I will get time to play very soon! ;-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments! I really do appreciate them all !
Take Care
Love and hugs


cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love the rich red with the delicate white bows, a brilliant design.
I hope you get your work on the house completed in this awful weather, we just managed to get our roof replaced in time.
Take care.

Debbie Fisher said...

A super card lovely dies & a great colour, now following
Hugs Debbie

Doreen said...

This is stunning,love the design and gorgeous hear

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Sue, I really love your design. The die cut heart looks so beautiful.
I hope the work being done on your house goes to plan and take care in this horrible weather.
hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

This is really effective sue - looks pretty good to me in photo - the way you used those little bows just finishes it to perfection. Hope your works go ok - I hate when the house is upside down!! hugs Judithx

Sue said...

Beautiful cad and design Sue.Hope you stay safe in this weather and your house is not turned upside down.
Hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

Love what you have created here Sue, gorgeous design and dies. Hope you are well sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Sue it looks fab! Love how you used the bow part of the MB die! Hope your work gets done smoothly and you manage to fit some crafting in too! Susan x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I hope Mum and yourself is keeping well. Also hope the work to the house all goes well. The weather here is very wet and I am glad I don't live at the top of the apartment block as our roof is leaking and all their apartment are getting wet. Dangerously near their lights as well.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sue..I love how you used the bows from the dies and love the big red heart..very classy..


meg said...

Hi Sue
Love the die cut heart and those perfect little bows are a great touch, hope having work done doesn't prove too stressful and you have a great weekend hugs Megxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great die cut and love the addition of the little bows.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great die cut and love the addition of the little bows.

Kath x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well. This is gorgeous - and a genius idea to just use the little bows off the die,

Liz x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue! Beautiful colors, fabulous heart die cut and I love all of the bows!!
Big hugs, Tammy

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the design.

Donna x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sue, love the design.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Sue, I love that heart
Kevin xx

Janice said...

Sue this is gorgeous and I can understand why it took a lot of time. It's always the same when we plan a card in our head, the reality can often pose problems we never thought of. Anyway as you say, you got there in the end and it's delightful, Jx

Glenda Atkins said...

This is a gorgeous card,you've made a perfectly lovely Valentine. Love the bows!

Pia S said...

I think your card turned out beautiful, Sue! In general I find that the simpler the look, the more work:)

Ira Huberts said...

I can see what you mean sweetie! Looks like your mathematical mind was at work on this one ;-) The centered heart looks so delicate and the tiny bows make your card look even more elegant! It's really fab!! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

DesignerDiva said...

You certainly did get there in the end Sue cos this is a flabby little card and I recognise that fabulous die cut heart, I haven't had a chance to play with mine yet but like you said not enough hours in the day!!!
I'm over at my mums now as she's poorly again, I'm giving up on this year I admit defeat and we're only in the first week of feb!
Good luck with the work, I'm hopeful mine will begin anyday!!
Hugs Laurie xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow love this hunny the detail is brilliant love the die you have used too massive hugs cheryl xxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A beautiful card Sue. Don't work too hard at the weekend!

Carole said...

Fab card Sue, love the way you've used the bows.
Carole xXx

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Love the design and fab die cuts.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Sue, love all the bows :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, very elegant. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Margreet said...

The end result is fantastic Sue!!
xxx Margreet

Mau xx said...

You cracked Sue, Its Beautiful!I always try to think of all cards in real life as I know they are usually different in the flesh.
Hope the house work is going well, don't let yourself get tired or stressed with it.
Hugs Mau xx

coops said...

wow so stunning sue.i love the hearts and your design is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Great card the design.x

Kelly Neis said...

This is gorgeous and elegant too. Love the inside heart! You have had bad weather, hopefully it goes away now!! I have been so busy lately that I haven't been around much either. Life is always in the way of crafting! lol
Hugs Kelly

Sarah-Jane said...

This is a great card Sue. I like the dies you have used.
Sarah-Jane xx

Janine said...

This is such a pretty card Sue. Love the contrast of the red and white.
Hugs, Janine xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very beautiful die cut and you did magic with it!