Monday, August 12, 2013

Die-Mania


For some reason or another, I seem to be on a die rolling kick around here!  I've got several dies and every time I decide to make a card I grab one instead of a stamp.  I'm really thinking that due to the hot weather we've been having I'm just getting extremely lazy!!!  I need to get back into the ink again for sure - and will!

I stumbled across a blog the other day called I'm in Haven......oh my........fantastic cards!  I was sitting here drooling over all her pretty cards - and her use of this die - and then remembered I have that die too (thanks to someone VERY special) !!

I know this is very clean and simple but that tree is so pretty I didn't want to add anything else to the card other than the twine and sentiment.  I used snippets of three different fall colors and placed them behind the cut out leaves.  I used Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Pumpkin Pie.  Nice fall colors!  The sentiment is from SU.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Hiding in my Craftroom (super scraps) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn



34 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty and would be great for any occasion. Love your layers and the bit of twine.

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work with this awesome die, Lynn!! And those wonderful autumn leaves have me daydreaming of cooler days!!

Monica said...

Hello Lynn,
So we have something in common... I am on die buying spree too. Lol. Sometimes it is so much easier not to work with stamps.
This card is lovely and the earthy colours look really nice. The tree die, you are right, looks nice the way it is as a focal point.
Love,
Monica

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the tree and the twine.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wow Lynn, absolutely fantastic, love the multicolored leaves! Think I might need to CAS your pretty card!

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card.xxx

Tammy said...

Oh wow Lynn this is gorgeous!! I love that beautiful tree die and all of the different colored leaves!
Tammy x

Carol L said...

I saw the blog using this tree die too, and her cards along with yours all look so pretty! I just love the simplicity of that pretty tree with the twine! Who makes this die BTW?

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous Lynn...FABulous colours..FABulous design.
Chrissyxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous beautiful autumnal card and love the tree.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

I love the colorful snippets behind the leaves and the twine makes it perfect! I'm familiar with Lisa's blog! She has amazing talent!

gale said...

Wow, this is simple and perfect!! That tree is so gorgeous. I have to get that die.

Deepti said...

This is simply gorgeous, love the colors and if by using only dies, you create such master pieces then it won't harm if you can take a break from stamping for sometime :)

MaxineD said...

Amazing, Lynn - love it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Margaret said...

Nicely done and very pretty. Great job on the CAS look.

Davi said...

Very pretty LYnn!! I love the tree and the colors you used :) Made a fab cas!

Di said...

LOVE this card Lynn - that tree die is beautiful and so versatile I imagine. Looks great in the Autumn shades!

Hugs, Di xx

lauren bergold said...

♥♥♥WOW♥♥♥!!!!!!!!!! you have made some AMAZING c&s cards, missus, but this one is an INSTANT FAVE!!! what a brilliant and minimal use of that gorgeous die! and again i say, "WOW!!!" ♥

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card and thank you for the link. I struggle to make CAS cards so always on the look out for inspiration. Fab use of snippets hugs Karen

NanaConnie said...

That's a fabulous die, Lynn,and now you have to tell us its name and who made it! Fantastic idea to do fall colors with it. Love the twine. :-D

Ellen said...

Love the tree die and it's fall leaves Lynn! It doesn't need a thing more, you showcased it beautifully!

Donna Hanley said...

Oh I love it. Those color go perfect together and the simplicity of this fantastic card is right up my alley. An outstanding card, who needs stamps, right?????

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome CAS card! I went and checked out that site and it is a goodie. Funny, but I feel I need to use my dies more, lol.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a stunning fall snippets card, Lynn! I so love Lisa's cards, too, and think you have done her proud using this die as you have!!

she who must stamp said...

Stunning card Lynn, but of course even more so in real life - oh, lucky me!

Laura said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE This CAS CARD!!! The twine is always a Great to add and love your sentiment too!! TFS

Nancy in Iowa said...

I know exactly what you mean! I seriously look at stamps and think...do I really want to take all the time to color?! I've been 'cheating' quite a bit...my neck appreciates the vacation from coloring. I am so darn near sited that I have my nose about three inches from the paper - and end up gnawing on ibuprofen before I done with the Copics!
I really really like the sentiment on this!

Nancy in Iowa said...

I know exactly what you mean! I seriously look at stamps and think...do I really want to take all the time to color?! I've been 'cheating' quite a bit...my neck appreciates the vacation from coloring. I am so darn near sited that I have my nose about three inches from the paper - and end up gnawing on ibuprofen before I done with the Copics!
I really really like the sentiment on this!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the CAS look and the great colors you used. I do not know how you do it.....awesome card after awesome card!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

It's hard to do anything when it's so hot! I just recently found 'I'm in Haven' too, and OMG, did you see her sprinkles popsicle card? INSANE.
Loving the fall colours - and that twine :)

Marilyn said...

I love dies... after my paper fetish, dies are my next compulsion. Fabulous card... so creative too.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaryH said...

Lovely as a tree! And I LOVE dies, maybe cause I don't stamp so well as you do!! Our minds must be running parallel, I was working on a similar tree (no die!) last night. Not ready to share just yet. Yours is beautiful, with your marvelous style. I see your MoJo has returned (not that I thought it was ever away!) in full force. Enjoyed this pretty card. TFS

Margaret said...

Beautiful!! I love the simplicity of this and the twine goes so well with the wonderful fall colors!