Saturday 13 July 2013

One Layer with my new dies

When it comes to one layer cards, there are lots of ways to ring the changes and choosing a different shaped card base is one of them.
That's our challenge from Less is More this time.
At the craft show in Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago I bought a new set of Sizzix  hexagonal dies and it's one of these which I used to create these cards.
I'm sorry the picture isn't too good, I tried a few times to get it right but I'm no great photographer that's for sure.
The gorgeous embossing is from a Nellie's Choice folder called Flower Corner. The sentiment, embossed in silver is from Stampn' Up.
Here's the same die utilised to make the base, this time with some Blockhead stamps, stamped and coloured with Distress inks. I should have used these on the hexagonal challenge!
The men are coming to replace the ceiling in the dining room on Monday, so we have to clear the room as much as possible although a large French Dresser and the piano don't have anywhere that  they could be moved to! They're also going to decorate the hall stairs and landing so we are going to be in a bit of a pickle for most of the week.
Have a good one!


  1. Love both cards - so different, but each stunning! Jo x

  2. Both cards are Fabulous Chrissie, but don't expect anything less of you.

  3. Both cards are beautiful. The honeycomb makes my mouth water! The coloring is superb. Thanks for your LIM site - always wonderful inspiration.

  4. Hi Chrssie - your coloring the bee hive is stunning - really looks 3D.

  5. 2 gorgeous cards Chrissie...tough to pick my favourite! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Love your cards today Chrissie, as usual, the embossing folder gives a a sweet image :D Good luck with all your decorating, it will be wonderful when it's all finished, Gay x

  7. Thes are both beautiful!

  8. This looks like a great OL challenge... Thinking cap time!!!
    Two lovely cards as always Chrissie, love the way you've shaded the honeycomb :0) good luck with the "house"- works.... it'll be worth it in the end !!
    Jenny x

  9. Mmmm, yummo! You did a stunning job with your new die, Chrissie! I think that honey card is fantastically realistic!! You wouldn't want to give that to anyone who was allergic! (LOL)

    Good luck with the ceiling and the decorating! I hope it goes smoothly!!

  10. Great cards Chrissie, am intrigued to know how you did the partial embossing, is it on the reverse of the card as well? Stunning stamping and colouring on the honey bee card.

    Hope everything goes well with the decorating etc. I'm copying what I have heard the owners of Stately homes do - one generation decorates, the next generation cleans! Not much you can do to 'pass the buck' over a new ceiling though.

  11. These hexagon-shaped cards are really eye-catching Chrissie! I especially like the warm colours and collage style of the bee one. (Loving this challenge now that I've increased my collection of framelits!) Hope the ceiling work went well on Monday. Vicky x

  12. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) I love the hexagon shape and I have CASE'd your bee card today :-)
    thanks for the inspiration :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. Wonderful cards! Love them both and can't decide which is better! I takes a lot of talent to make a one layer card look fabulous but you did it with both! Love them!

  14. Fab shaped cards Chrissie, I love the honeycomb and bee too. Hope the decorating goes well, we just had our sunlounge windows replaced at last!More to do though yet :) Viv xx

  15. Lovely cards - I particularly like the one with the bee!


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