Thursday, 8 May 2014

For mother/special lady - MilkCoffee DT

Good morning everyone! (or at least, it will be soon for some of us, lol)

Another new challenge starts today at MilkCoffee, and we're asking you to make something for a mother or special lady.

For my card, I used one of the new images, called "Tiffany and Birthday cake". Birthday cake or not, as there's no candles on it, I figured it would work beautifully for many occasions besides birthdays!

I love Tiffany! she is my favourite MilkCoffee character, and this image is just sooooo lovely! I used some Prima papers, and spent some time playing about with different die-cuts and embellishments, and went for something a little different with the flowers from my usual.
Speaking of die-cuts... I've noticed that for some reason Spellbinders dies don't seem to cut well in my GC. Other brands work fine, but the SB dies rarely cut properly, no matter how often I put them through, where I position them or how many shims I use. It's driving me batty, as I have several lovely SB dies that just aren't getting used :-(
Anyone have any other tips?

Anyways, I strongly suggest you go take a peek at the gorgeous treats my fellow DT have prepared for you, and I'll catch up with you all soon!

Have a great day!



Irish Cherokee said...

Tiffany is a stunner. The card is right there with her as a stunner. Great work. What is a GC. I use the Spellbinder Grand Calibur and I love it. The plates are thick and rather hard. I don't know if it is just a case of worn plates or what. I know if I don't tape the dies down will washi tape to keep them from moving they will not cut properly. Other than that no other suggestions.

Sarah said...

Lovely card Sammy, great finishing touches too. Sounds like you have tried all the possible solutions for the clean cut of SB dies. Seems daft when the machine was made for them!!
I know with more intricate dies I turn them four times, once after each pass, that works for me if I have any tricky ones xx

Jane Savage said...

I totally agree, Sammy, Tiffany is my fav MC character too! Your beautiful, feminine design is just perfect for her.
I have not had any probs with my GC (except the handle broke and SB replaced it within a week!). Apparently not all GC’s are the created equal but SB do a magnetic shim now that may help! xx

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Sammy great job hun hugs Judith xxx

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Sammy great job hun hugs Judith xxx

Sue said...

Hi Sammy this card is gorgeous..I sometimes rub one of those wipes you get to put in your dryer over and it works or the wax paper. Have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx