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Monday 12 November 2012

Challenge 79 - More than 1 punch or die

For this week's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, Betty C would like to see More Than 1 Punch or die Cut, and you can use any combination as long as you have more than 1. For example, 1 die cut, 1 punch, 2 die cuts, 2 punches.  Obviously you can use more than 2, but you must use at least 2.

SPONSORS HOBBY ART and MILK COFFEE STAMPS - see the challenge blog for details of prizes.

My friend J asked me to make a christening card for her friend who had twin boys, and I thought this one would fit this challenge perfectly.

She wanted to incorporate their pictures, so I used the picture background to set the colour scheme.

For the base mat I used a mica mask (fretwork) which I used as a stencil after running it through the grand calibre and coloured with the butterscotch ink pad.

So that I got the colour I wanted, I used the same ink pad to colour the edges of my  base layers.
The wooden flower and ladybirds embellishment came from my stash and I finished the card off with some faux stitching around the edge.

What I used

  • A4 folded to A5 pearlescent card
  • embellishment wooden flower and ladybirds from stash
  • white ribbon
  • D-lite medallion 4 base die
  • D-lite fantastic flourish 1
  • A2 matting basics dies
  • Back to basics tags
  • Creative Expressions fretwork mica mask
  • yellow promarker
  • Butterscotch Adirondack inkpad
  • peel off letters
Sponsors are

Hobby Art 

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain. 
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.  
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

Milk coffee Digital Stamps
Cute digis for cute creations 

MilkCoffee Stamps is a digital image shop specializing in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize it at big enough size. We have many different image styles, sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many various themes so it could fit any crafter with different style.


  1. What a cute baby card, it show us simple and elegant , of course I also love your 2 baby boys.

    Crafty Card Maker DT

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the (almost) all white, and the hints of colour set it off perfectly.

  3. So sweet! Love the look of this perfect card for the kids. It's wonderful.
    Love n hugs
    Marie (MI)