Wednesday, 3 September 2014

First card using shapes from Scan n Cut

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Yesterday I plugged in my new Scan n Cut that had just been delivered and tried out a few basic shapes that are in the memory. This is my first card using something that was cut on the machine. I have to giggle to myself really because the shapes I chose to make are ones that I could have done anyway with nestie labels dies that I've got - lol! But I had to make a start somewhere and this seemed an easy option.

I stamped on to the smallest shape with part of the Penny Black 'letters and flowers' inked with fired brick distress ink and then used the ink to brush the edges of the shapes.

The background of the card is a piece of pearlised embossed paper that was left from a previous card - a large snippet, but a snippet nevertheless, so an opportunity to join playmates at Pixie's snippets playground again. This was also brushed with fired brick distress ink.

I found up a snippet of some gloss card that had been coloured with alcohol inks ages ago - about time it was used! - wrapped around with some lovely organza ribbon (bought a whole big roll of this some time ago when I needed to match up with a wedding card I was making - I think the roll will last forever!) The birthday sentiment was lightly brushed with the distress ink.

This is for:

Pixie's snippets week 140
Whimsy 75: monochromatic
A little bit crafty September: distress it
Simon says Monday challenge: boldly go into stamptember
Penny Black August: floral fantasy
My mums craft shop 21: dies or punches (die cuts created with Scan n Cut)
Scrappers delights 30: anything goes - new beginnings (first card made using die cuts from Scan n Cut)
Crafty ribbons: birthdays
The house that stamps built DCC827: celebrate birthdays
Eclectic ellapu September: lady's birthday
Timbro scrap mania 99: special occasions
Scrappy hands 19: red
Quirky 18: red, red wine
Crafting at the weekend 5: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Cards galore 9: make a card
Just us girls 256: anything but a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Card and scrap 81: everything is allowed
Papertake: anything goes
Sisters of craft September: anything goes
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 336: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 39: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 72
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes


  1. Very pretty card Hazel! Gorgeous monochrome palette! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

  2. wawww sååå super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    kmuzzzz ♥

  3. Really beautiful card Hazel. Gorgeous pinky tones, and a really lovely layout. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge.
    Crafty Blessings.
    Tracy DT

  4. Pretty background! Great card- Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  5. like the red stamped image have fun experimenting with your new machine

  6. I love the wonderful background.....pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. Very pretty! Love that background texture and soft image. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  8. Lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  9. Oh what a lovely card Hazel!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. As pretty as always! Thanks for joining at Whimsy Stamps: Monochromatic

  11. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Gorgeous card Hazel!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas. Mark your calendars, September sneak peeks begin the 17th.

  13. gorgeous work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  14. Beautiful card and colours. Love your cut outs! Thanks for joining our 'Birthday for a Lady' themed challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this month.
    Eithne DT

  15. This is fabulous and just so right for this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. Thank you for joining in.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  16. Gorgeous!! Love all the pink. :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party. Please join us beginning Wed. Sept 17th for Tara's new September stamp release Sneak Peeks!!
    ~ DT Lori

  17. Beautiful monochromatic wine and red project. Thank you for been part of our challenge. Monica, Quirky Crafts Challenges.

  18. Beautiful monochromatic wine and red project. Thank you for been part of our challenge. Monica, Quirky Crafts Challenges.

  19. This is very original card!Good luck and thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge!
    Hugs, Stefi DT

  20. I recently purchased a Scan 'n Cut also. I had so many dies, that it's not getting much use yet. I've been leaning toward more clean & simple cards lately. I expect to change that as it gets closer to Christmas. I have already cut a few images using it. To really make use of this machine, I need to quit cold turkey buying dies. I'll be following you to see how you're using yours. This card is beautiful.

  21. Lovely card. I like the elegant look. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  22. Beautiful card, love your colours, thank you for joining us at SOC, good luck
    Caroline dt

  23. This is lovely Hazel, thanks for entering all three cards.

    I want a good cutting machine!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Cazzy x - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

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  25. Love the use of Alcohol Inks on the paper! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9, Dawn DT Member x

  26. Lovely shaped layers! Thank you for joining the Crafting At The Weekend challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT


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