Sunday, 23 July 2017

International Art and Soul - Dies

'Dies' is the theme over at International Art and Soul and I've used lots of them! 

My card blank is 7x7 by Craft UK. The first die was a Spellbinders large scalloped square and I used gold card for this one. On top of that was a dark blue square and then a smaller gold square, again by Spellbinders. The card used is by Papermill. The image is from a local history forum I'm on and after it was posted I asked if I could use it for my son's birthday card. It's a white badge on a black circle and this was matted on to the gold square. You might have gathered that I'm a Geordie and am very proud of the fact because I truly believe that you could not meet friendlier people in the whole of the UK. My son Peter was about to have his 50th birthday so I used Spellbinder dies again for the 50 cut in gold. This was set at the top left. He has been working and living in London for almost thirty years now but is still a Geordie at heart. (For anyone who doesn't know - a Geordie is someone who was born on the banks of the Tyne, strictly speaking Newcastle or Gateshead.)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Where in the World
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Clean and Simple of Fussy and Fancy - I think mine's classed as fussy!
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting and for leaving me your comments. They're much appreciated.

Hazel x


  1. Really great card Hazel! Christine xx

  2. I think this is a corker Hazel - made me smile - so perfect for a Geordie and no I hadn't realised you're from there. Love the accent - my stepdad was a Geordie and I could listen to him for hours!! Back to the card again, I think your design is fab. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  3. What a fabulous creation Hazel ... I'm sure it will be greatly adored! (being from the USA ... I appreciate the explanation) Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Where in the World’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  4. Wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Fabulous card, Hazel, and I'm sure your son will love it! It's always great when you find the perfect image for someone.

  6. Great card Hazel, I'm sure your son will love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see you back soon! Gwendolyn.

  7. So striking and a fabulous link to Geordie heritage :) Peter is going to really love this one and all the thought that has going into making it - totally perfect :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxx

  8. Wow!! awesome card Hazel..Love the way you have explained everything..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal