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 :)

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.


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

  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

  3. stunning creation thanks for joining us at fbw.

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.


  12. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. stunning Tine! absolute beautiful coloring work!

  14. Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

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

    hugs Diane xx

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


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

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

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

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

  21. 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)

  22. 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.


  23. So very beautiful.Your colouring is lovely.

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

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



  25. 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
    lorraine x

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

  27. 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!!