I have been a very shabby blogger I know (I’ve been soooo busy!), but today I am breaking the silence because I am bursting with pride! Our brand new range of Die’sire Dies will be launched, and they are extra special to me because my very talented Husband has drawn them all! I had a very specific idea about what I wanted from a Christmas range of dies, and I have to admit, was a bit of a task master too! I am not sure he will offer his services so willingly again, but hopefully when he sees all the amazing things you will be doing with them he will be converted 🙂 – So I’ve got quite a few samples to show you, because when I received the first pre-production set to test months ago I just could not stop making cards, I loved them so much, and they are incredibly versatile so here we go with the first of many samples I’d like to show you !
This card is made using LOADS of the dies to make a full wintery scene and shows how this range can be used together for a full on winter wonderland, or on their own as accessories to other dies and ranges you have – I think this is my favourite of all the cards I am about to show you 🙂 and a closer look below …..
The village scene border is going to be soooo useful and I am sure you will agree looks stunning! Next up is a wreath I have made using the Ivy die. I was very specific with hubby when he drew this I wanted it on the perfect angle to drape around the corner of a card or be on an angle which would let us create a wreath by layering around a circle – I was so excited when I made this card that I rushed to put it together, in hindsight, when doing it again, I would ink the edges of the ivy with tea dye distress ink – it will definitely improve the look of the ivy – also I didn’t have our fab holly and mistletoe to test at this point so I didn’t include them , my next wreath will me made of all three 🙂
Next up is the Fab Village Wintery Border this is my very favorite of all the dies, I knew what I wanted, and eventually I got it! it’s so useful and looks amamzing, here Iv’e simply cut and inked with Spruce Distress ink – Quick easy and very effective….. The trees at the end are from the new xmas range too…
next up is another winterly scene, using trees, the lamp post, gate, fence and sign together….
Next is my unashamed over the top xmas card, I really didn’t know when to stop, and when I draped it with pearls, I had to force-ably remove myself before I started hanging all sorts on the tree! I love this, the Christmas Tree die here has been cut 5 times, glued at the top to form a hinge then fanned out and 3D’d. I was adamant that the design would do this, because it can create a traditional full Xmas Tree, or be a single spruce – The pot is the wrought iron sign turned on its side (did you see what i did there 🙂 )
next is another one of my favorites a lovely monotone scene using lots of the dies together and the fab fanned tree again with Ivy and sign and………
This got a bit squish in my excitement to show everyone. I put in my bag before the glue was dry so please excuse the wonky fence! – How fab does that Ivy and sign look!
Icicles are us! Icicles are essential for the festive season I love the icicle border it adds a touch of perfect frostyness, but turn it upside down and it can be grass too! Check it out as frosty grass at the top on my full wintery scene….O, this is the other tree in the range too!
Last but by no means least are the snowflakes, Xmas wouldn’t be Xmas without Snowflakes, and these really do look amazing, I’ve cut them from plain white card, sprayed with stick and stay then dropped them in a big pot of crystal glitter, to make them all sparkly and gorgeous! and finished with a little gem in the center.
So if you want to get ahead and get these before they sell out!, you can use this exclusive link, which will take you to a secret area on the Crafter’s website, where you can snaffle these before everyone else and before they’re released on general sale! Secret Die’sire Xmas Stash
Also, if you have stuck with me and read all the way to the bottom, please leave a comment on here and share this post with your friends on your blog, on facebook or twitter to be in with a chance of winning two dies of your choice from the whole range, Ill pick a winner from comments at 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd July 2013)
I hope you love them as much as me, I am so proud of this range and my hubby for drawing them. I’d love to hear what you think of them too 🙂