Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Grhhh...that's the sound I make when my city commute takes ages!
Thank you for all your kind wishes but I'm afraid it is
still taking at least 2 hours there and back, road-works, road closures and
just the sheer volume of vehicles trying to get into the city.
I am very thankful for audio books, it certainly helps pass the time.
Now to something nicer. 
This week's Friday Die Day is Style Nouille Tags designed by Stacey Caron
for Spellbinders.
Six dies in total as you have the outer shape as well as the inner.
The approximate measurements are:
Decorative Tag 3.65 x 1.45 in
Insert 2.00 x 0.75 in
Oval Tag 2.90 x 1.70 in
Inset 1.75 x 0.85 in
Round Tag 2.50 x 2.20 in
Insert 1.05 x 1.05 in
This is how they look cut/embossed.
For my card I selected a piece of patterned paper (Craftwork Cards)
and used the Decorative Tag to cut an aperture.

I mounted this onto my card base with Crafty Foam Tape.

I then used the same die to die cut with mirror card and inserted this flat
into the aperture.

I also cut the inset of this die from mirror card, affixed with foam pads.
Simply decorated with a typed and die cut sentiment and ...
oh yes a little flower (mini poinsettia) and leaf set!

Style Nouille Tags is a lovely set, I cannot decide which out of the
three tag designs I prefer - I like them all!
Do we all have nice plans for the weekend?
My best advice is to keep warm...I've heard the temperature is dropping.
I'm heading up to Milton Keynes to see my crafty gang,
I'm not actually taking anything papercraft with me, I'm going down the
sewing route, I'll share with you soon.
Take care friends - have a brilliant weekend.


  1. Hi Christine.
    A great set of dies and a lovely card Thank you.
    Sorry to hear you have a bad time traveling.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Beautiful dies set and gorgeous card. Hope you have a good weekend. i'm either crafting or painting xx hazel

  3. Hi Christine
    A great idea idea to cut an aperture and replace with the die cut. Very pretty paper too. Enjoy your weekend.
    Chris xx

  4. Morning Christine, Oh dear !! I see your travelling chaos continued !! Just be thankful that you don't have to do the journey 'every' day haha, it sounds horrendous.
    A great technique with the aperture and affixing a co-ordinating die cut, I'm loving the background paper too.
    Enjoy your weekend, I'm getting on with my hubby's Birthday card which is on 14th Feb (Valentine's Day too) and a Friend's card for the 15th Feb. I would love a relaxing weekend as the past few weekends have been very busy.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Beautiful card again Christine, loving all the dies too. Have a lovely weekend
    Elaine H X

  6. Morning Christine,
    Great card, love the backing paper.
    Bet you'r glad you only travel up to the city twice a week.

  7. Hello Christine
    Love the Dies and the Mirri makes them stand out on the nice backing paper!
    When I hear your story of travel makes me glad I'm retired and don't have that journey every day.
    Have a nice weekend .
    Love Marg

  8. Good morning Christine how glad I am not to be in London any more the A12 was blocked again this morning. Love your card and particularly like the inner bit of the tag you have used as the shape is ideal for sentiments. Have a good weekend I'm off to Keep on Crafting for a workshop with Lizzie Curtis. Best wishes Jackie x

  9. Hi Christine,
    Lovely card,great FDD.
    I hope your commuting is nor to bad.
    Take care. x.

  10. Hi Christine

    Beautiful card so elegant love those tag dies gorgeous.

    So sorry to hear of your journey problems makes your day so long we have had

    loads of roadworks here for the last 12 months or so I kept telling myself as it

    was all long needed pipe replacement etc., but when it makes you journey twice

    as long it is not very nice.

    Enjoy your trip to Milton Keynes have fun with your crafty mates.

    Luv n hugs Annxx

  11. Beautiful card Christine. Love the dies. Sorry about your travel problems again. As you say good you have audio books.

  12. Lovely card Christine and such a good idea replacing the die back into the aperture.
    Enjoy your weekend x

  13. Gorgeous card and fab dies! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  14. Lovely card and die set Love how you've used it differently and not made it into the actual sentiment