Monday, May 5, 2014

May's Sketch Challenge & Die~Namites Dare and Simply Beautiful Card by Peggy Lee Baker

Welcome to this months 
Sketch Challenge and Die~Namites Dare!

We are changing things up a bit this month....

There will be  THREE WAYS TO ENTER...
the Die~Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for their level of participation in the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificateto the Die~Namites Dies.

Design Team Member Tonya Gibbs has

created an AMAZING sketch for us to work with!

April Showers bring May Flowers - so we thought it would be fun to have 
this month's Dare to be a Handmade Flower.  

Here is my take on May's Sketch Challenge & Dare for Die~Namites!!!
I knew from the sketch this would make a great idea for creating a 
Mother's Day Card.

I knew right away I wanted to use Die~Namites Die "Mom's Nest" die
for my I cut it apart.
I cut the momma bird and nest full of birdies
 away from the branches and leaves.
Colored them with Distress Inks from Ranger, tucked
 them in behind the handmade flower. Which
is also a Die~Namites Die "Elegant Flake" cut three times, 
colored with Prima's chalk ink in Teal Damask.
I loved stacking them on top of another!!
To create the Dare "Handmade Flower" with a die fun!
Here are the Dies I used for my card.

Moms Nest


Elegant Flake

It's a great way to get usage for stretching your die images, 
cut them apart...and tuck in around the flower.

Added texture to the Mother bird and babies...
with some Distress Stickles in Rock Candy.
And a Liquid Pearls-Bisque for a little bird it.

I grabbed some new papers from Close To My Heart
called Skylark Paper Packets with the Skylark Assortment Embellishments.
As well as the stamp set called
A Mother's Love by CTMH.
Added a paper doily, cheese cloth and seam binding to the card....

Here are some close ups!!!
Enjoy the gazing upon the Die~Namites Dies!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
 don't forget to play along!!
Peggy Lee

Die~Namites Dies-Mom's Nest and Elegant Flake
CTMH-Chocolate Ink, Stamps-A Mother's Love and 
Skylark paper and assortment embellishment.
Ranger-Distress inks in Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls-Bisque, Distress Stickles-Rock Candy
Prima-chalk ink in Teal Damask
Seam Binding


  1. Beautiful!!! Great challenge too! I love the birds and the way you cut some of the dies to tuck them in!

  2. Your card is simply gorgeous Peggy, i love what you've done with the elegant snowflake die. STUNNING

    Dunja xoxo

  3. Gorgeous. Love how you made the snowflake into a flower. It's a Wow. So we can enter using any of the three categories? You don't have to use all three at the same time? What do you mean by 'Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing for their level of participation in the challenge' If you use all three on one project do you get 1 or three entries? I liked the sketch with the dare and that you have to use a die-namites die. Hope this gets some more players

    1. YOU MUST use a Die~Namites die.....but it is your choice if you want to use the sketch and/or the entry per Die~Namites entry for entry for dare....HOPE that clarifies things!!

  4. Beautiful card! The Elegant Flake die is one of my favourites and surprisingly versatile.

  5. ohhhh SIGHHHH just love your card. So beautiful and springy. Great mother's day card. Love how you used the sketch!

  6. Peggy I love how you created that flower......gorgeous!! Awesome sketch too...time to pull out my dies and get to work!

  7. Beautiful creations! great challenge

  8. Beautiful creation! Can't wait to receive my dies in order to participate!

  9. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments....won't you guys give this a try!!!! would love to see your artwork.

  10. Peggy.....I can not tell you HOW MUCH I LOVE this card! TOTALLLLLY AMAZING!!