Monday, February 18, 2019

Sweets & Treats

Sweets and Treats, I thought that was just perfect theme for this month.  Here's another wonderful stamp from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND that is available for the contest that is happening this month.  There is still one week until the deadline to enter your crafty creations to win additional prizes.  This cutie is called 218 Old lady present.  She's currently on sale and you can make any handmade card to enter in the contest HERE.

Question of the day: what's your favorite die cut company?  what's the die cut topic you use the most?  the least? do you use embossing folders?

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 6th-11th yet

59 comments:

Larisa said...

Oh, she is really cute.. I like the blue hair always :)
I don't use the cutter machine, and I know nothing of dies, sorry..

lora said...

well, I love the image.. I like the girl's cards a lot..

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

I adore the little old lady images, and the lace is fantastic!

I have mostly the thin metal dies. They work pretty well for me, and they store well.

Gail Hutchinson said...

I love Sandra's images and I love your card Holley

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card I love the image you have used. I have many dies and I use them all the time I also use embossing folders a lot. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Vivian Foo said...

Love her blue hair. I do not own any dies nor embossing folders yet.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Cute card, Holley. I'm loving Fresh Cut Dies from Clarity right now xoxo

stamping sue said...

I use mostly dies for circles ... any company.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Susan T. said...

Adorable card! I use mostly thinlit dies, especially ones with matching stamps. Sizzix, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz - whatever appeals to me. I do use embossing folders frequently.

jane stillman said...

she is sooo cute and the card is lovely and colourful. I use dies a lot from different companies, and embossing folders too xx

Jean said...

I don't use dies or folders as much as I should. I do have a Sizzix flower die I love and a Thanks word from Lawn Fawn that gets a lot of use. Another fun image that you chose and perfect for this month!Cute card!

Dana M said...

Fabulous card! I use dies from a variety of companies - Spellbinders, Sizzix, Lawn Fawn. I tend to use frames, coverplates and sentiment dies the most. I do use embossing folders quite often and have a lovely collection :)

barbara macaskill said...

Spellbinders is my favorite die company and nature dies are my most used, SUch a sweet image!

Shelley said...

Oh that pink lace is my favorite so far! Love it. I do use embossing folders and my favorite die cuts would be tropical ones but I don't have enough of them to have a favorite company, lol.

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Holley, she's so cute! And I love her hair!! 💕

Candy Meyers said...

This image is so cute, Holley. My favorite die cut company is Spellbinders. They always cut nicely. Mostly I used butterflies, music, florals, and flourishes. Yes, I use embossing folders, mainly as backgrounds for my cards.

Linda Simpson said...

So cute, love the colour and wonderful lace.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

I don't have a favorite die cut company, like them all.
Favorite theme is flowers, words.
I do use embossing folders.
Virginia Montagna

Laine said...

Lovely soft colour here and fabulous detail Holley.
Laine
x

Mel C said...

Adorable card, love that lace with her! I love embossing folders and Dies like frames to layer under my image (Spellbinders, Sizzix, Poppy).

Gaye Valle said...

Cute card! I really like Heartelt Creations diecut and stamps.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Hero Arts are my favorite dies because of the Infinity Dies, circles and rectangles, that will fit anything I print out. I also have a huge binder of embossing folders. I love to run them through and then swipe ink pads across.
Your card is so sweet, Holley. Thanks for another fun week of celebration!

Sylvia Ames said...

Gorgeous card Holley, love the image and the Beautiful coloured lace.

Sylv xx

sherry Brown said...

I really love those tattered lace dies. Unfortunately I had to sell my die cutter for now. I'll get one again in the future, but for now, nothing to cut dies with. Thankfully still can cut svg files.
This is a cute digi, would make a fun paper piecing.

Denise Bryant said...

Cute card and beautiful lace trim!
For die cuts, I really love Memory Box and Poppy Stamps! Those are my faves! Great quality and they cut so beautifully! I use florals and animals the most. Least, probably the holiday word dies since that's only a once a year occasion.
I LOVE embossing folders!

KarinsArtScrap said...

a cute card Holley gorgeous lace.

my favorites are marianne design - joy crafts - amy design - yvonne creations - memory box - wild rose studio and a lot more and yes I use embossing folders.

Gr Karin

Katie Lamb said...

This is stunning

DJ said...

Such a cute card. I use both cutting dues and embossing folders. Most of mine are from Spellbinders but I also some from Memory box and Cherry Lynn Designs.

Blue Kube said...

Cute card! I use dies with matching stamps and embossing folders, too.

Rose Andrew said...

Cute card ! Love all the details ♥️

Lee Tucker said...

I love this card and how you used the lace and sequins to frame this adorable image. Am I right in assuming that this is more of the trim that came from Turkey?
As far as the die companies, I use them all; I just need to play top figure out the sandwich I need. I started with Spellbinders then added the different companies that offered stamps and dies together & on and on. I'm all over the place on topics, too. Frames were my first love, then florals & greenery, accents, words, animals and more. I dip use embossing folders as well.

rachel duong said...

I love your old lady stamp. She is adorable. I love that you use alot of lace. Where do you find all of your lace? I have Spellbinders dies and I mostly use frames but have recently been looking into words. I think die cut large words really add to certain cards. Dies I use the least would be actual objects but this might be because I don't own many and they aren't as versatile as random lines, circles, etc.

Audrey R said...

Holley- I love your card. I love dies from all companies. I am collecting word dies. I do use embossing folders.

Karenladd said...

I love dies from just about any company but most of mine are by Spellbinders, My Favorite Things and Paper Smooches. Frame dies are a favorite, as are animals, nature themes like trees and leaves. About the only type of dies I don't use are really girlie dies, religious themes, and sports. I also use embossing folders and actually finally gave in and bought my Big Shot so I can use them!

New Creations said...

So fabulous and you have an awesome collection of laces, I adore each one every year!
Yes I love dies, I have so many brands and even now Indian brands too to play and fun with them! I love all type of dies whether they are frames, nature, cute animals, card creators, scene creators, I love to use them as dry embossing and making my own stencils too!!!

Cindy Holmes said...

HMMMM my favorite die cut company? Good question! I at this point really don't know exactly! They are all really cool! I do love to do a lot of floral type of cards though!

ionabunny said...

Cute card. Love that pink lace. Hmmm, favourite die cut company...... I probably have most Sizzix dies, cos I started with them but love Stamplorations, TE, Winnie and Walter, Cheery Lynn and many more LOL. Love animal dies, scenes, spooky and always looking for a bit different. Have too many flower dies. Love embossing folders. Have too many of those as well, but always on the look out for something a bit different and I love ones you can use as scenes. Hugz

Sindhu said...

Sweet one...I love sizzix,spellbinders dies...i use flower dies and shape one the most...I use embossing folders...

sammi said...

Great card! I am loving all this turkish lace you are showing off! And this image is awesome! Haven't see this one before! It is goign on my shopping list! Die cute? I love Taylored Expressions, Lawn Fawn, Gerda Steiner Designs - so many more. I love dies as long as they arent too big and bulky. Embossing Folders? Love them! Unfortunately, I do not have many now - I loaned most of mine toa friend who was starting into cardmaking - And she ran off and moved awa with them - I never got them back. Oh how I miss my embossing folders!

Laura Murphy said...

I wish I had a die cutting machine :)

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I know I commented earlier, but at the time I wasn't able to enter each day. :) But I still love her blue hair! Again, I don't have a favorite die cut company. If I see it and like it, I get it. Lol. And I do use embossing folders. Hugs!

Gwyneth said...

Unusual image but I love the card.
I'm mostly using Tattered Lace dies at the moment, though I do have some standard shapes from Spellbinders, some Kanban, Tonic, and others. I don't often get out my embossing folders these days. Hopefully I'll be able to do so in the future when I have a shuffle around of my crafting stash to get near them again.
GG

SHartl said...

Haha, love your blue haired lady Holley! I love using dies and mostly use Sizzix, Spellbinders, My Favorite Things, and Lawn Fawn. I will pretty much use any manufacturer if I like the die shape. The dies that I don't use are word dies, because they're too hard for me to glue on, fancy dies like Tattered Lace (although I love Spellbinder fancy nested dies), and dies that have a lot of tiny pieces. I love embossing folders for fun texture.

Rhonda Miller said...

She's so cute. I love using dies. I like MFT, Lawn Fawn, Sizzix, Spellbinders and Stamps of Life. I have a hard time with more intricate dies because it's so "fun" to get adhesive/glue on them. I have a lot of embossing folders.

Lucie Horowitz said...

I am constantly using embossing folders. I can probably say I am addicted to them. I don't have a favorite or least favorite die cutting company. I seem to have more nature related and Christmas dies than anything else.

Lucie Horowitz said...

I forgot to tell you the card is adorable.

StampNK said...

I don't really have a favorite die company because it depends on the design. I do love nested dies, nature themes, animals, food and plants and Christmas (especially trees and cute reindeers). I also love anything by Tim Holtz and My Favorite Things. I saw some Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Cat sets that have stamps and dies, that would be so fun to use.
The only theme I don't use are children's shapes, or sports because I make almost all of my cards for adults.
Dies are a favorite tool because it makes card making so easy.

Stacy H-W said...

I don’t have a favorite die cut company. I tend to favor die cut sentiments and shapes, like stars, hearts, rectangles etc. your card is fab today!

monique said...

yes i love marianne design and use indeed some embossing folders sweeet card

Sandra said...

This is such a great image and card!!My favorite die cut company, hmm, Marianne design has fabulous design,but spellbinders are great too, love how they cut.

Pat said...

Cute cute card, Holley! Sandra's shop has grown so much! I don't have a favorite die company. I just use the thin dies and buy them where I can find them. LOL

Shabneez said...

Cute card Holley! I really like MFT dies the most although use most companies. I tend to use nesting dies and sentiments the most. I use embossing folders but not as much as I used to. Shabneez x

bissecat said...

Cute card Holley.I use embrossing folders .I like Tim Holtz dies.

Scarlett said...

Fun card - I have mostly Jaded Blossom dies and love them to bits! I mainly use the stitched rectangles and circles. Use my embossing folders when I remember!

DonnaMundinger said...

Super cute, Holley! I've never met a die I didn't like. Love embossing folders too. I'm easy. Pretty much love it all!

Amy Martin said...

Super cute card and image. I dont have a favorite die company. I like alot of them. I have some dies and use them here and there. I like the dream catchers, feathers, butterflies, and the ones to make my own flowers the most. But I will use others. And I do use embossing folders on occasion.

Kathy said...

This is another cutie. I am not very brand loyal for dies. I like some of Tim Holtz dies, the interactive dies from Lawn Fawn and Taylored Expression. I have lots of Sizzix and Spellbinder, probably because they've been around the longest.

Linda Dicks said...

While I'm not big on the stamp itself, I love the way you decorated this card. The lace is very pretty. I don't think I have a favorite die company. But I sure have alot of dies! ...lol

Jennifer Dillon said...

Love this card expecially the lace. Some of my favorites are tattered lace,spellbinders but love all themes and yes I love embossing folders.