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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Mod Snowflakes

Good morning all.

The clamping and squishing procedure went fine yesterday...straight in and out no messing! Didn't get much done with my domestic goddess hat on so guess what I'll be doing today?

A simple Christmas card to share today...well in theory anyway!

Die is Mod Snowflakes background from Poppy Stamps...it must have taken at least 30 passes to get this cut using the thinnest of card! I tried both the GC and my trusty old Wizard...no joy. I uttered a few naughty words..this didn't help! Then I added a magnetic mat which helped a little but got ruined in the process. I ended up using a craft knife to finish it off eventually. 
I emailed the supplier twice about the problem and got no reply so yesterday I eventually phoned them and they're going to replace it with one which they will test first or give me a refund...but I have to send the dud back at my expense! Not great customer service so just as well their prices are keen to start with! Hopefully I just got a duff one as I love the die.
Sentiment is from Penny Black cut twice and layered up for dimension. Topper is attached to base with foam tape and is finished with some gems from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Rudolph Day - February
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas - d is for die cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas - non traditional colours
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Mema Craft's - red and white + one
CHNC - cut it up
Completely Christmas - add texture


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, such a wonderful die cut design - definitely worth all your hard work!
    Sue xx

  2. Hello Carol, a wonderful card, very effective.
    Doubt that Die does not have a good cutting edge.
    Hubby a Tool Maker in the dim and distant past said one of mine that did not cut had no cutting edge. The Die that cuts out the Dies in the factory had not been changed when it should have been. Send it back, that's no use they should cut with a through and back pass at least.
    Have a good weekend

    Patricia x

  3. It might have taken a lot of effort Carol, but the results are beautiful - I hope you get a replacement die that cuts properly.

  4. Glad to hear everything went well yesterday! A fabulous Christmas card and love the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous! That is such a gorgeous die...I sure hope it is just a dud...and not the whole batch. It is so delicate and beautiful.

    Your tough of rem for the gems is spot and and love the twice cut sentiment.

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draw!

  6. Gorgeous is your card Carol xx

  7. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for both of my CHNC challenges and Completely Christmas - hope to see you again soon x

  8. A very pretty die-cut topper even though it was a pain to cut, a gorgeous card too.

  9. this is awesome Carol - brilliant xx

  10. Gorgeous die cut topper pity it was a pain Carol ! lots of huggles Sue xx

  11. Well, I thought this looked like a fabulous die that I needed but I am certainly thinking twice about it, gorgeous card though.

    Kath x

  12. So glad you persevered with using the die and made this lovely card. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Hi Carol. I love how your card turned out and I was bummed to hear about the die not cutting to well because I had thought to purchase one for myself. Maybe it was just one that got through..anyway you did a fabulous job cleaning it up and sharing with us. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope you'll visit often. Good Luck in the challenge.

  14. I think it was worth all the problems Carol because it looks absolutely beautiful I love it.
    lorraine x

  15. A gorgeous Christmas card Carol, your die-cut snowflake is beautiful - well worth the trouble and lovely sith the sentiment and gems!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx


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