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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 27 October 2014

CCM&M - Challenge 126 - Cut It Out!!

Good afternoon! It's Challenge time at Crafty Cardmakers and More, and this time the lovely Leslie is hosting. The theme is 'Cut It Out!' and she would like to see die cuts or punches used on your project.

We are sponsored by Hobbyart Stamps with this gorgeous Christmas stamp called Rodney the Reindeer.

My card is a twisted easel card, made from two 6x6 cards. The image is from Graphicals on Etsy, and is one of many vintage style images she has there. It's a fab little site.
I used Spellbinders Grand Oval dies to cut the image out, and inked the edges with Antique Linen DI. I mounted this onto a Grand Scalloped Oval of beige Bazzill card. The large green circle is Grand Decorative Circle, with a light blue Grand Circle. These two papers are from my stash and I can't remember where they are from. The bright blue card is Bazzill.

For the base,I used more of the same, this time with the original size Oval and Scalloped Ovals for the smaller parts of the mats. The whole thing is finished with ribbon, pearls and little flowers from my stash.

Be sure to pop by the Crafty Cardmakers and More blog to see all the inspiration from the rest of the team - and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations.

Take care,


  1. Just gorgeous Carole! The blues and browns are stunning together and I love the postage stamps! Love the glitter on your butterfly too! hugs :)

  2. Beautiful card Carole lovel the fab detail and design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. A beautiful card Carole, that sparkly butterfly is fab! Xx

  4. Stunning twisted easel card, Carole! Love the blues, and that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!
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  5. A really pretty card. The butterfly image is gorgeous and your choice of colours match perfectly. Sally D.x.


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