Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Touched By Love



Now, there is a story behind my cut-files this week. Well, I suppose there always is to be honest, LOL, but this design stemmed from me seeing a die-cut on a card which I thought looked lovely but although I knew the make of die, could I find it in the stores I regularly use?  As the card I had seen was a white on white one too, the actual intricacies of the design were almost none existent but I thought I would give my Silhouette software designing credentials a good work out and constructed my own variation/s of the cut out design I could see.

Yes, me being me, I have actually several variants of my theme, LOL - call it indecisive or call it giving myself a good start on another card. LOL. Anyway, it did involve giving those 'little grey cells' a good work out to use that new rotation tool, replicate & give that Modify button 'a run for its money' to arrive at my variants. On this one I used differing white card (matt, pearlescent & felt hammered) for a lot of the layering, adding definition with silver card which actually came with those tiny glistening dots all over it (nifty eh?), to peek out through the cut-work.

I chose this doting angel by Crissy Armstrong called 'Touched By Love' to be the centre-piece & I coloured her with Promarkers and gave the swaddled infant some extra warm bedding with a bit of paper-piecing.  I then added yet another layered cut file beneath it for my sentiment.

The insert has been kept relatively simple with a verse on one side and a circular sentiment on the other from Tracy Wray with enough room beneath to write when the time comes.


Of course, once I had completed my cut-file, I then came across the original die on a shopping site! Still, I had the fun of creating this one to my own specifications, even though it did take a bit of time to construct. Hope you like what I did with it too.

Tine :)

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - things with wings
Totally Gorjuss - things with wings
PaperPlay - things with wings
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas (optional pop it up)
OLLCB - C is for Christmas
Crafty Pad - Christmas is coming
OSAAT - make 1 for Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - no pattern paper
Christmas Stampin' - use a circle
Love to Create - lots of layers
I ♥ Promarkers - cute
Flutterby Wednesday - open challenge
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - anything goes
Stampin' For the Weekend - anything goes
Anything Goes - anything goes.

30 comments:

  1. Tine, I never stop being impressed by the gorgeous cards you make. Your coloring is always fabulous.

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  2. This is stunning lovely image you have coloured it so well. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers Cute challenge this week and good luck Ginny X

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  3. stunning creation thanks for joining us at fbw.

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  4. This is gorgeous, love the image and fab colours.xxx

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  5. Wow you did so well to create the cut-file - brilliant card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 96 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  6. Fabulous card, lovely colouring!
    Thanks for sharing at CSAYL,
    good luck, welcome again;-))m

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  7. This is gorgeous the image is beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  8. Oh wow this is gorgeous .
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  9. This is gorgeous Tine! Thanks for playing in the Christmas Is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  10. What a cute image.
    you have designed a fantastic card.
    Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
    Hugs
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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  11. Tine this is just beautiful, so striking and stunning colourwork, thanks for joining us at Flutterby. Joey x

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  12. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I so appreciate it, especially from a super talented crafter and designer like yourself! Your work is stunning.

    -Rebekah

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  13. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  14. stunning Tine! absolute beautiful coloring work!

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  15. Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  17. What a gorgeous image Tine and lovely card !! Glad you could join us at The Crafty Pad this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  18. Beautiful card and image :o) Thanks for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  19. Tine this is amazing, great to see you popping up every now and then on ilp, miss you
    Ruth x

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  20. Beautiful job!! Love the design of the card and the digi that you used!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Create Challenge.
    Z

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  21. This is a darling Tine, your colouring is amazing, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx

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  22. Lovely card Tine, beautiful image and colouring, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

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  23. What a sweet image, really lovely card and your silhouette cut is blooming amazing!

    Many thanks for joining in with our Make 1 For Christmas challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  24. Gorgeous cutting and a beautiful image - I especially love how you've captured the gleam of light on her hair! :)

    Thanks for joining in our "Make 1 for Christmas" challenge at OSAAT this week.

    Ali

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  25. So very beautiful.Your colouring is lovely.

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  26. This is just fab! Love your cut file!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Anything Goes challenge.

    Hugs

    Julie

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  27. This is such a beautiful card I totally adore that image you have coloured it perfectly, the white background is super, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  28. what a lovely card, love the layering of the shawl so glad you joined us at Ooh La La
    hugs

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  29. I love the paper piecing - great job choosing the paper designs and colour - it looks stunning! So do the angel wings - love the shading detail. The cut-out you created is equally stunning. Wow!! What a card!!

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