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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Tattered Lace-Florentine Bells

Hi everyone, how are you all today?  Gosh I wish this rain would stop, although it has been a little sunny here in Birmingham this morning it's raining again now.

Well I have been playing today with my new tattered lace dies.  I bought their first magazine which arrived last week and it came with a free die, yes the one I have used on today's card.

It is a beautiful die and I have to admit the magazine is the best mag I have bought in a long time.  Admittedly it is devoted to tattered lace dies but then I expected that.  I only have a few of their dies but it was worth it for me so if you have lots it is a 'must have'.  It is packed full of information, hints, tips and samples.  No advertising which was lovely there was even a tutorial on making ribbon bows with one's fingers.  Something I will be looking at as I am useless at tying bows, even with a bow maker they look awful.  I am looking forward to the next magazine they release and I think they will be monthly.

My card today, as I said it using the Tattered lace Florentine bells and  the Spellinders d-lites corner sprigs. I have used some centura pearl, silver pearlescent and silver mirri, although I will admit the mirri doesn't look silver but gold so my apologies for my photography, david bailey I am not!

It is a really simple card, just some matting and layering, which has been done with the spellbinders 5x7 matting basics A & B sets plus the tattered lace dies and corner sprigs but those dies make it look more difficult that it was to the non crafter.

I never ceases to amaze me what can be done with a bit of card and how relaxing our craft can be.

Hope you like today's card.

See you all soon and do take care.


  1. this is very beautiful Kandys.

    gr karin

  2. Gorgeous in its simplicity Kandy, those dies sure do look amazing!
    Linda xxx

  3. Gorgeous Kandy, this Tattered Lace Die is wonderful isn't it and for free cannot be bad.
    Janet xxx

  4. Beautiful card - CAS but oh so classy!

  5. Oh this is really lovely Kandy

  6. Really beautiful card. The die-cuts are beautiful in the silver. I've recveived my mag and die, but haven't made anything with it yet.

  7. I bought the magazine as well I love the die that came with it but haven't used it yet. I have quite a few of the Tattered Lace dies and found the ideas for cutting into some of the dies I have very interesting I do like what you have done with the die and I think that sprig die just made it onto my want list :)

  8. what a noble and elegant card! awesome!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo