Monday, 17 January 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge and new dies at Go-Kreate

It’s Wild Orchid Challenge day today and this week we have two fab prizes up for grabs. The prize from Wild Orchid Crafts is 27 x 5 metre bundles of Seam Binding (one in each colour) plus some scrummy blooms, and Lili of the Valley are also sponsoring this week with a £10 voucher. The challenge is “Let’s get Sentimental” so all you need to do to enter is have a sentiment on your card. Easy hey!

New out from Go-Kreate is some more amazing XXL Frames dies, so I decided to make an easel card with Frilly #6 set. Love the shape so much!

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And yes I have used another of the Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable stamps, she is called Joy. Coloured with Copics.
E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20 for the skin, E29, E27, E25, E40 for the hair, B95, B93, B91, E43 for the dress and shoes.

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I used one of the 40mm Trellis Roses, a 25mm tea rose, some cherry blossoms and 10mm roses. The sentiment is from and old Stampin Up set – Sugar and Spice.

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I’ve had lots of emails asking how to cut the shaped cards without ending up with two pieces of card. All I do is score and fold an A4 sheet of card, and position the die so the top of the die is past the fold, and secure in place with some easy lift tape. This is the part that will hold the card together (apologies for the poo photo, I took it under the daylight lamps last night.)

I cut the die with a Grand Calibur (A4 cutter) which, whilst I'm talking about the machine, does not take Sizzix dies - not impressed! And after paying just under £100 for the die cutting machine I have discovered that if I want to cut Sizzlets I need to by the adaptor mat. WHAT??? This should have been included in with the machine. I'm not a happy bunny I can tell you!! Thank goodness for my trusty Cuttlebug. I just wish they would bring a big Bug out.

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Hugs

Bev x

71 comments:

  1. Love this shape so thank you for exsplaining us:)

    Your card is Adorable Bev!!
    Just wish they had this stamps our local stores.

    Sonja x

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  2. GEORGEOUS!!! What more can I say?? Totally love the die you've used too - beautiful shape!

    Have a lovely day, sweetie!
    Hugs, Lena

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  3. Perfect colours for that beautiful image Bev - and the shape of your card is perfect - Love it!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  4. WOW Bev this is stunning, your colouring is amazing and I am so going to have to give a shape card a go! Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Kellie

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  5. I love your card!!! What a great shape that die is!!

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  6. really fab ! Love it. Hugs Joyce

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  7. Beautiful card love the colours and that shape is fab TFS,
    Myrax

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  8. This is a totally stunning card, Bev and I'm not surprised that you love the shape of this new die - it's fabulous!
    Diane x

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  9. Great shape and gorgeous colouring Bev - another beautiful card! Mary G x

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  10. wow these XXL shapes are great! What a beautiful card Bev!
    hugs, jolanda

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  11. Love the shape also.
    very nice image and beautiful coloure you used for it, Bev! I love all elements in the card

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  12. Hi Bev,
    Lovely card,love the vintage feel, Just love the colours!! Just love the card!! lol!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  13. Ohhhhh Bev this is breathtaking!

    Must check out these new dies. thanks for heads up

    Ali x

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  14. oh this is pretty Bev, love the shape
    Anne x

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  15. Stunning card Bev love the shape & the colours
    Anne xx

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  16. Hi Bev. Beautiful card. Love the colours and another sweet image. Gorgeous shaped die. Thanks for the tip. Were these cut with the Grand Calibur as they are bigger dies. Donna

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  17. Hi Bev
    another WOW card from you, love these Sugar Nellie image's, also lovvvvvvvvvvv that die, makes such a lovely shaped card, also love the colours that you have used.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  18. Wowwwww Bev,What a wonderful card,I love the stamp and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  19. This is a beautiful shape stunning card.
    Chris x

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  20. Absolutly stunning Bev!!!! Thanks for the tip off to check out those dies now.
    Caroline x

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  21. Great card and thanks for the top tip xx jan

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  22. Absolutely stunning Bev, such beautiful colouring and I love that die.
    Teresa x

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  23. Hi Bev. Love this Card. I must agree I got a great giggle out of your comment about going up to 12x12 Cards. I do sometimes wonder how you manage to get so much detail into your cards. I try but always have to take things off.I was wondering if you could tell me which cutting Machine you used for the Easel Card XXL Die, another beautiful card.
    Kind Regards,
    Bev.......

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  24. Oh wow, thanks for showing us how you did the card.. Can't wait to give it a try... As for your card..well, it is stunning as always...

    Can't wait for my flowers to arrive so that I can start entering the challenges..Hopefully tomorrow since today is a holiday and there isn't any mail

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  25. Stunning card Bev, that image is so beautiful and your colouring is to. Yes Ive discovered the embossing folders dont work to well in the GC and yes they are supposed to be making a adapter plate for it, but ive actually found their own embossing folders dont go through they are to fat. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  26. Beautiful from every angle. Edna

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  27. Very nice card.
    This stamp is a beauty.

    x Esther

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  28. Another magnificent card Bev you little genius you! Just love the die you've used, must check up on those.

    That's a real scandal - the GC no cutty large Sizzix!! Thank you for passing that on, it's not my problem today but who knows?

    Mary Mac xx

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  29. congratulations!!!!

    your card is so wonderful!!!!

    hugs.

    scrapsandy

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  30. This is a beautiful card Bev! Gorgeous colours and details and the image is super cute.
    Hugs Trudy

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  31. hi bev love your new shaped card.happy crafting bluebell-flowerwood x.

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  32. Bev, I don't know where to start! This entire creation is extraordinary! The image is so very gorgeous, your colouring is sheer perfection and the shape of the card is marvelous and so unique! I just ordered all seven images last night; adore them! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Lori P

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  33. Absulutely beautiful! Thanks for the explanation, and I'll have to have a look about for the bigger dies..
    Joyce xx

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  34. Lovely card as usual Bev, I love what you do with the flowers and ribbons. Do you think at some time you might be able to give us some hints and tips about adding the flowers and bows, mine always look rubbish and fall off it would be lovely to get some hints from the professional.

    Jackie

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  35. so cute! I've made the mistake of trying to use a die to make a shaped card and it wiggles to the wrong spot and cuts 2 pieces. LOL. guess I'll use a bit of tape from now on. Thanks!

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  36. This Card is Beautiful!!! I love the shape too! May I ask you how big the die is in cm?... I bought some dies, and they were all to big for my Spellbinder cutter.... :o( Me Really wishing for a New BIG cutter!!! :o)

    The Papers on this card is Beautiful! The brown makes a lovely Frame!! and the design paper match Perfect to the rest of it!
    The image is just Adorable!!! :o)

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  37. Gorgeous, stunning card Bev! Love the shaped cards you do....they are always awesome. I'm glad you mentioned the Sizzix dies not fitting. I definitely don't want to invest that much money into a machine that doesn't accommodate all the dies out there. Hopefully, someone will come out with something better soon!

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  38. Gorgeous as always Bev. Love those XXL dies, just waiting for the Frilly #5 set to reappear.

    Edna x

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  39. Bev, you make me go shopping. Could you please stop showing us more ideas and inspiration 'cos your breaking my bank !!!!! LOL
    Seriously though, the shapes are amazing, the card is beautiful and the colours are just right.

    hugs, sandiblu xx

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  40. Gosh, I think I fell in love with those stamps/images. Beautiful card again.

    Have a nice evening,
    Sonja
    http://scrapadoe.blogspot.com

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  41. Fab shape Bev and thanks for sharing the tip!!

    Just love the colours and image she look beautiful in the brown & Cream!! Chanelle xxx

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  42. Wow, gorgeous card. I have all of those adorable digi stamps, they are so beautiful. You did a great job.
    Jaline

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  43. Fabulous shape! Glorious papers and pallette and your colouring is soooooooo splendid! Thank you for your help on the blog hunt too! Hugs, Lesley

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  44. Oh Bev, this little girl is even more lovely as the other one. They just like toy dolls we used to play with when we were young. Another gorgeous card made with the image. WOW! Hugs, Helen

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  45. gorgeous and simply stunning ~what a fab shape card ~just perfect!!
    vanessa xx

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  46. Bev brilliant card love the shade you have coloured image and shape of card is something else FAB just love it all to bits, thanks for sharing Doris

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  47. Another stunning cared....Just when you think they cant get better they do and better and better. I stand by my comment on the other card...watch out crafting world Bev is here to stay...
    hugs kxxx

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  48. Ohhhhh Bev, this is absolutely Gorgeous!!! That die is to DIE for.. LOL... Gathering from what you've mentioned, I'm guessing then that THIS won't work in the ordinary Cuttlebug.... ???? yes, and WHY don't they come out with a BIG BUG??? That is a very very good question....
    Fabulous creation girl!
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  49. Wow, Bev, these stamps are awesome and with your colouring they look just like painted portraits. This one is stunning and the colour palette you've used for the card is beautiful. I also love the new shape you've used. I wish they fitted the cuttlebug. Gorgeous card!

    Alice (beemer)

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  50. Ooooo, Bev.....you have outdone yourself!!!! This is gorgeous! I just want to squeeze her....she is so sweet!! This shaped card is pretty cool. And yep, one of those 'big bugs' is on my wishlist also if they come out.....I too LOVE my Cuttlebug!
    xxxx
    Lisa

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  51. Beautiful, I love the way you've coloured Joy and I must get myself some of those new dies.
    Luv Hev xxx

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  52. Fabulous shaped card!!!
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  53. So beautiful, Bev!
    Hugs, Candy

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  54. Hi Bev! I like this little girl very much, she seems to be true! Hugs, Francesca.

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  55. Hi Bev stunning card I love the vintage feel to it and those dies are great hugs maxine x

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  56. Oh my I am SPEECHLESS!! STUNNING!!
    Love the new dies
    Hugz

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  57. Oh, my GOSH!!! Bev! This is absolutely gorgeous! Most definitely my all time favorite.
    WOwzies!
    Hugs,
    Michaela

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  58. Wow your cards are so pretty wish I could color images like that

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  59. Oh wow, stunning card, adorable image and beautifully coloured. The papers and the embellishments are gorgeous and the shape is awesome!
    I wish cuttlebug would bring out a big bug too!
    hugs

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  60. It`s rerfectly!!! I love your coloring.

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous! That image is so life-like and your card is stunning! thanks for sharing.

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  62. Absolutely stunning card, beautifully coloured image sweetie and love the shape too :o)
    hugs and xxx

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  63. What a beautiful shaped card, so elegant looking too with that super sweet image.
    Kim xXx

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  64. I totally luv this, Bev. Both the shape of the card, the image, the colouring and the papers and embellishments. Hugs, Jeanette! :)

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this stamp and your coloring is exquisite. Thank you for sharing which copics you used. Also... is this stamp a digi stamp or clear or rubber? I would LOVE to have one too. ... so where could I buy one?

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  66. Bev, This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE CARD! Adorable.

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Bev x

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