Thursday, 15 January 2015

Favourite Embossing Folder

Hello you lovely people and I hope the week has been good to you. 

There's a new challenge at As You Like It today and we have dusted off our favourite embossing folders. 

My first die cutting machine was my Cuttlebug which came with dies and embossing folders and Swiss Dots was one of them. It has always been a firm favourite as it is so versatile and can be used on any type of card or project to add a bit of interest...as in this case!!


I used a sweet Bildmalarna stamp and coloured the tulip to coordinate with the spotty ribbon and coloured card. The sentiment is from LOTV.

I hope you stayed safe in the storms last night, I had a most terrifying night :0( The curses of living half way up a hill. After decamping to the guest room I think I managed a total or 2 hours sleep. Still all is well this morning and the stables and barns survived the night!! Looks like we are in for heavy snow next week....oh joy!!

Anyway less of the weather report...oops, got sidetracked a bit there!! Hope you will find time to bring along your embossing folders we always have a great sponsor and this time is no exception as it's



I am entering these challenges if I may...

Crafty Catz #261 - Polka dots
 (delete me if my EF is not appropriate)
Creative Fingers #62 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #130 - Old and New
 (old EF and new sentiment stamp set)
Passion for Promarkers #279 - Teddy Bears
Crafters Cafe #99 - KISS( keep it simple stamper)

Thanks for your continued support and lovely comments, you make it all worthwhile!! xx

41 comments:

Veerle said...

Hi Sarah, I love your adorable card. It's so sweet. Very nice that buckle on your ribbon too. It's very stormy weather overhere aswell and in minute I have to drive to the dentist. Hope I won't be blown away.
Big hug from Veerle

brenda said...

Swiss dots remains one of my favourites as well Sarah, just wish they would do a larger version of it as well.

Love the clean crisp look of your card today.

B x

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! And it definitely is the most versatile of embossing folders... The first I bought.
We live at the top of a hill! The storms didn't seem as bad here, but we did lose a couple of trees on our street! x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, I love the sweet image, fabulous design and I think that embossing folder is one of my favourites too.
Glad you survived the storms, I hope tonight is better.
Sue xx

Julie B said...

Love this embossed card Sarah. Well you know me and embossing folders!
Sorry to hear you didn't get much sleep with the storm. I was suprized that we didn't have a blustrier journey over the M62 last night or through night. Dry and still first thing but it's just started to rain. :)

Lucy Woods said...

This is so gorgeous Sarah I love the ribbon with pearl heart buckle!
Lucy x

Mojca said...

Wow this is so cute, my fave is the dotty one too. Hugs! Mojca

Michelle said...

This is so gorgeous Sarah. I love everything about it - I love embossed dots especially. Im glad there was no damage from the storm and I hope you get more sleep tonight. I thought I recognised the Maggie stamp from way back in 2008. They are cute. Can't wait to see some more of your accidental buys lol - Michelle x

crafty said...

I love your gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

Simple and sweet, love how you made this layout. Thank you for joining our 'polka dots' challenge at Crafty Catz and good luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Laine said...

Such a cutie pie Sarah. Love the crisp white embossing and the deep red contrast detail. Keep warm and safe.
Laine
xx

Jane Savage said...

Love the clean crisp look of this, Sarah! The apertures look really effective and of course the EF is fab! Can’t beat a good Swiss Dot I say!! The weather here was too noisy for sleep too! Much quieter this morning thank goodness! xxx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely crisp card, embossing perfect. Hope the weather clams down, have great weekend cheers Sue N x

aussie aNNie said...

Love the striking white and colour comb's, image and papers used on this creation. Adore your design.xx
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Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your little peekaboo windows, so creative! Great contrast with your colours! until next time, big hugs :)

Annette said...

I have a swiss dots folder and it's great for any gender and theme. Love your card Sarah.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Lorraine said...

A really cute card Sarah.
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sarah,
A stunning card, I love it. The Swiss Dots is always an effective background.
Great image, very sweet.
Hope your feeling good today
Hugs

Patricia xx

susiestacey said...

adorable card Sarah and rubbish weather lol x Susan x

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant I love the design the circles look just great and I love this embossing folder like you I got this with my Cuttlebug and always loved it but not used it for a while we do forget what we have don't we !! hope the weather is better tonight and you get some sleep its howling again here at present I hate wind Love and hugs Carole x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Sarah..love the cut out with the image inside and love the swiss dots embossing folder..super card. Glad you survived the storm..I would have been inside the closet for the night.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Hazel said...

Sarah, a beautiful CAS card, love that EB folder. Glad you haven't had any damage, but not good about the lack of sleep, we sleep upstairs in what is the roof space of the cottages and the slates rattling does my head in, so I had to clear the spare bed of crafty stuff so I could get into the bed. Stay safe. Hazel x

Whisper said...

Aaah i so love the fact you have put the image and sentiment on the inside of the card.

Glad to hear you survived the storm - apparently they recorded 95mph winds at the needles !!, Luv Sam x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah this is such a sweet card and the embossing looks great! I must use my embossing folders more!
Hugs Lynsey x

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.i love the sweet bear and the embossing is so crisp :D

xx coops xx

Carol S. said...

Adorable card and love the image. So very cute. I still love Swiss Dots! So usefull. We had the storms down here in West Sussex too. My ear plugs worked a treat! We are half way up a hill too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

A very sweet card and the emboosing really adds the finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Inkyfingers said...

I'm so glad you didn't have any damage Sarah and I hope you slept better last night. I love your pretty embossed card. Swiss dots are always beautiful and I love the design with the cut out circles.
Stay warm
Hugs
Carol x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Aww...what a cute card Sarah....Just love the sweet image....great embossing...

Glad you all are ok after the storms....I also live up a hill...just 10 mins away from the sea....my roof is still on!...Joolsx

Sue said...

So glad to hear everything was fine after the storms Sarah the winds have been terrible our snow has gone because we had lashing of rain yesterday. I love your card I have that embossing folder too with the cuttlebug lol have a great weekend lots of huggles Sue xxx

nnalorac said...

Fall back on this embossing folder time and time again Sarah, just so versatile for any occasion. Your card is just beautiful, love the way you have added your cute image, must try this out. We live quite high up and what a night here too, hubby out till early hours and felt quite unsettled with all the banging going on outside! Carol xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Sarah - fabulous design and such a sweet image.
Hope the weather eases soon - and you get a decent night's sleep.
Debs xx

Lisa S. said...

I love Swiss dots too Sarah and your card is fabulous! Hope your holidays were wonderful.

Carole said...

The dottie folder is one of my favourites too Sarah. Love how you have put the image and sentiment behind the circles.
Hugs
Carole x

Asha said...

I love the swiss dots folder too and never tire of it. So versatile and never goes out of fashion. A fab CAS card, Sarah... waaay beyond my skills! LOL.
hugs, Asha

Sue said...

Hello again Sarah, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card so I can thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
Sue xx

Kat W said...

This really is a versatile embossing folder - I really like it used for the whole card front with the apertures cut in it - a fabulous design :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Saran, such an elegant CAS design and I adore how you have placed the teddy behind the aperture! Thanks for joining in with our teddy challenge at Passion for Promarkers :) Donna ♥ x

Zw@@n said...

Fabulous card, Sarah. I also love that embossing folder. I like what you did with the cute image and sentiment. Luv, Wilma

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Gorgeous! The embossing looks fab and your design is beautiful!
Rebecca.
x

julie_woolston said...

Lovely card the embossing is beautiful very elegant.
Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and more.
Hugs Julie x