Sunday, 1 March 2015

This makes me happy!

A very Happy March to you all,

My card today is my first go at using an inlaid die. I am late to the game here and have been meaning to give it a go for a while and now I have, so I am happy!

I need some more practise with this!

This card was inspired by this card here made by Leigh for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. I loved how she slotted in different colours and it took me a while to work out how to do this. It meant cutting out a number of dies and a lot of fiddling but I got there in the end.

I had been thinking about making this card for a few days and then when I saw the photo at Just Us Girls with the big sentiment I decided I had to get down to it!

I am also going to enter this into the 'This makes me happy' challenge at Less is More as I am a bit happy with myself for conquering an inlaid die! I am hoping to get another chance to enter LIM with a 'stamp and go CAS card' as these are the ones that make my heart sing...quick easy, a stamp and some ink, we will see how the week goes!



  1. WOW! Sandie I had to do a double take when I saw this little picture in my read list ... thought that's not London Days style!!! You've rocked it Sandie! Love the colours and the clever inlaid die 3 ways! FAB-ulous. Thanks for the heads up on the ATCAS ... I did it already! Great minds eh! Sarah xx

  2. Great job Sandie!
    Love the happy Spring colors... so glad you joined us at CTS!

  3. Very Springy feel to your card, and I love the inlay look! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  4. Gorgeous Sandie! Love all the detail on the inlaid die!

  5. Great card, Sandie! I love the effect of inlaid dies.

  6. So fun with the inlaid happy, colors and candy dots! I love it. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  7. I love inlaid dies too Sandie, sometimes the pieces you have to use to fill in the gaps are SO tiny, it's a race to fit them in beofre I lose them!
    SO glad this one brought you pleasure!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Way to go with your first inlaid die cut, Sandie! Such gorgeous spring colours combined with your fabulous trademark enamel dots make this a brilliant card ... so fresh and crisp! Anita :)

  9. Well done, Sandie! You have conquered the inlaid die like a professional! This is so lovely and makes me happy just to look at it!! I hope you are feeling well! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Super card with this fiddly technique Sandie! And really happy colours too
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  11. I've only tried this technique once, being late giving it a go myself. I also tend to forget I can use my dies for embossing. This looks great with the use of different colors, very springlike in style!

  12. Sandie ... in my shock at realising this was your card despite it not being your usual style I completely missed the fact you'd linked up at Less is More (DUH). So thanks for playing along with your super happy card.
    Sarah (Less is More)

  13. I love your happy colors here Sandie and great idea using inlaid
    to sad I have no die cut machine
    also that sketch is not for me
    I will not join cause its difficult to cut the alphabet by my hand self LOL
    yours is awesome Sandie
    good luck maybe you are the winner this time cause for me this is the winner card...hugs, Monika

  14. Makes me happy too Sandie, the colours are so fantastic!

  15. Oh, these colours are so perfect for Easter! Great take on the sketch!

  16. You'll be addicted now you have tried it once. Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  17. Great take on the sketch--such a happy card with happy colors!