This week on the Lili's Little Fairies challenge blog we would like to know what's your favourite craft tool, along with your creation using a LOTV image of course. It wont come as a surprise to you that I love to add embellishments made from various Marianne dies to my cards. What might surprise you is that I use my old red Sizzix machine to cut out the small dies .. .. it means I can use up the smallest scraps of card quickly and easily, and by layering with small 3d pads or spots of glue I can keep the finished card reasonably flat and easier to post, hence easier to sell at a craft fair too when folks are looking to make savings these days. I have the magnetic adaptor plate fitted then simply place my piece of card on the white cutting mat, place the die on top, then a small Sizzix square adaptor on top of that and slide it along, press the handle and slide out. To emboss I have a piece of funky foam I put on top of the cutting plate, then the die with the card still in place cutting edge up, then the rubber embossing mat on top and slide through - perfectly embossed die cuts with just a few slides. Any diecutting tends to be labour intensive, but I find using my old red Sizzix a quicker alternative to turning the handle on my Cuttlebug!
So, I've made a pastel toned Christmas card with the cute Christmas Snooze stamp by LOTV and coloured with Copics:
I hope you will come and join in the LLF challenge and let us know what your favourite crafty tool is. Our sponsor for this challenge is the Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher as a prize.