Friday, 3 December 2010

Marianne Design Creatables


Not a stamp in sight.

I desided to give Marianne Design Creatables a whirl and I have to say that the end result is very pleasing. I used the ornate frames and after die cutting I used a teal ink to sponge in the center of the frames I did the flourish with a dark teal card for contrast and then used the ribbon flower dies and slotted sheer white ribbon through the flower.

I layered it all on a cream sqaure piece of card just slightly smaller than the base card. the back frames are glued directly onto the cream card but the center frame was added with foam pads to add dimension to the card.

Pro's for Marianne dies is they are beautiful designs.

Cons are they do not always cut clean through the card and they tend to get sruck in the dies.


71 comments:

Nyoka said...

Oh Jak!!! Its totally stunning!!!! There are my flourishes!!!
Beautiful colors!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jak, hope you are keeping OK. What a beautiful card. I know what you mean about the dies as I've struggled with one I've bought and not used it much as no matter what I've tried the pokey tool has come out to get it out and always one corner gets damaged and has to be hidden. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning one of your lovely creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Mad Mary said...

Ohhhhhhhh Jak, this card is just so my colours, i absolutely adore it. Please, please, please add me to the pot for a chance to win this gorgeous cdard.

Mary xx

Sian said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. I have the same problem with the dies, but they are lovely.
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful card.
hugs

Peggy said...

OMG!! I love this card. The colors are beautiful and these dies are absolutely striking.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely arrangement and the colour tones are gorgeous i have just bought this die xx

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh i got that frame die and 1 of her ribbon flower dies never thought of using them like that it's stunning jak has given my idea's of how to make the most of them thanks
vanessa xx

Jennie said...

I have the same die and had the same problem. I read somewhere that putting a piece of waxed paper between the die and the card stock helps. I have not tried it yet but it is worth a try!

Janet said...

What a beautiful card! Can you tell me more about the dies? Where can you get them?

TR said...

I was ooooing and awwwwing in my mind
as I scrolled thru this post and then saw that
I could actually WIN it! Oh My! It is purdy!

:) TR

Debra said...

This is gorgeous, I like how you combined three frames thanks for the inspiration!

Lorraine said...

omg i love it i actually have the frame and swirl one and gosh i think i need to get the flower too thankyou for the inspiration i love it xx

Nedlnut said...

This card is gorgeous and I love the colors! Beautiful as always!
Pam (nedlnut)

ursula Uphof said...

Such a lovely card Jak. I also have the problem with some of the dies, but they are so beautiful. Thanks for the ideas of putting them together and the chance to win this one. The colours are so good.

theCook said...

"If you would like this card"... Are you kidding? How could anyone not like to receive such a beautiful card? Love the colors and the dimension!

Tiiti said...

How gorgeous! So creative idea to use those dies. Gotta give it a try some day too!

Margreet said...

Hi Jak, what a fab idea to make a card only with die cuts....the result is awesome....I should be very honoured to win this card!
xxx Margreet

Candy said...

Hi Jak,
Your card is stunning!! Love the colours you have used.
Sorry to hear the dies can be troublesome as I was going to purchase and now wonder if I should?
Beautiful card though!!
Hugs, Candy

heidy said...

Oh wow Jak,this is gorgeous!!!
Hugs Heidy

Pamela said...

Stunning card Jak. Beautiful colours.

Pam x

Lynne said...

Your card is fabulous Jak. Beautiful colour and arangement, love those flourishes. A little spray on the die before cutting does help it to pop out. Lynne xx

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card, just love how this turned out, your so clever and inspire so many folk...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

auscrafts said...

beautiful colours Jak I love these dies I'm just waiting for the new ones in Jan

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful card! You've done a great job as always! Such an inspiration!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful card Jak love the colours and the combinations of shapes.
Myrax

Jane said...

I did a lot of research before I bought a couple of MD's and you're right, some do get stuck & some even leave a faint blueness to the edge of the die-cut! That said...they still make the most beautiful flourishes to cards & you can get quite addicted to them...this is gorgeous XXX

artydoll said...

Such a beautiful card in my all time favourite colour ,lovely
xx

Tracy said...

This is really creative and beautiful. It's amazing the effect you can still get without using stamps.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

I love the cards using purely the dies .. they are so effective.. i have the snowflakes which are stunning
The colours on your card are stunning and the end result is so pretty
Lisa ;)

Mags said...

Well what can I say? Love it - favourite colour for starters. Love the look of that delicate frame. I haven't seen these dies, but have fallen in love with them, they are definitely on my wish list! I do have some swirl and flower punches - so thanks for the inspiration on how to use them, and thankyou to the others that have posted tips on how to make the dies more user friendly. Crafters are so helpful!

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Jak - I love the design and the colours you hve used. I have this particular die and it has always cut cleanly for me. The swirls do tend to stay in the die but I just press a little blue tack onto the cardstock and they pull away very easily.
Beryl xx

Debbie Johns said...

Oh Jak you are so talented. These are my favourite colours.Keep up the good work and take care. Hope your back is easier.Debbie Johns x

Andie said...

Hi Jak
A beautiful card in what happens to be one of my favorite colours I love ornate frames
Your cards always give me inspiration

Andie Matthews

Rosietoes said...

I am a die cut addict Jak and this is superb.
Love the colours! Hope I win!

Edna x :D

Lynne said...

Hi Jak

I’ve been following your posts for a while now and just had to comment on this card. The colours are just fabulous and I love the flower and swirls you’ve used. I only have one of the Marianne Design dies but I had the same problem as you and this has put me off buying any more. A chance to win the card is a lovely idea.

Lynne xxx

Frances said...

Lovely card, colors are beautiful.tks.

Lynn said...

All I can say is WOW, stunning!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jak, its amazing just what you can do with die cuts, and youve created a stunning card with the ones youve chosen to use, love the colour choice to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

janet said...

Love the card jak -my favourite colour and I've been looking for inspiration to use the Marainne dies that I have. Your cards are so well explained, it is easy to follow and get good results.
Thanks.
Janet

Sue said...

Beautiful card Jak,the effect is stunning.
Sue

syy said...

Once again a beautiful card. The techniques and ideas you come up with
are all so different. I love the
teal you have used.

Yes please

Sylvia

syy

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Jak this is such a stunning card....must admit before I arrived at the bottom of your post I thought...'oh wouldn't it be lovely if Jak put this card up to win'...and hey presto you did! Lol! I adore those colours and I must get the flower die as I have the other one....Many thanks for the chance to win your stunning card.

Love Sheila xx

Rita said...

Wow Jak, What a Stunning card, you are such an inspiration to us all with the beautiful cards you create. The colours are are just perfect. Thank-You for giving us a chance to get one of your cards. Hugs Rita xxxx

Sandra Carms from JS forum said...

WOW. What a beautiful card. I have a few Marianne dies and love them. Thanks fo showing us and giving someone a chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

Stunningly beautiful card Jak, I don't buy those sort of dies because they are so delicate, but my goodness, how tempting you make them look. If only I could co-ordinate everything like you

Audrey.....beachie x

Susan said...

That is beautiful Jak

Margaret W said...

Hi Jak
What a beautiful card I would love to win it. As regards the dies sticking I have that problem and after some research I found a few answer to the problem although I haven't tried any yet as I am too busy playing my new nesties.

1. Rubbing the card with a tumble drier sheet
2. Rubbing a candle over them a few times then buffing up to form a wax barrier
3. Put some wax paper between the card & the die
4. Rubbing a little bit of talc on the die before cutting

Hope these help you and anyone else reading this.

Anonymous said...

Hi there have only recently started to receive your newsletters and I'm hooked. Love the card with creatables, just my coulours. I have a couple of dies and have found they don't always cut cleanly but have put an extra piece of thin card in with A, B and C plates on cuttlebug and that seems to do the trick. Would you enter me for the draw please. Best wishes Eileen, Birmingham.

Yvonne Russell said...

Wow! Such an innovative and gorgeous card. I love your colours and the 3D look. The flourishes are a perfect finishing touch.

Interesting to read your review and to see the Marianne Design Creatables in action as I've seen them in the shops, but haven't used them.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Crazy said...

Wow, never thought of using them like that, it's gorgeous. ihave quite a few now, just love the flourishes. I often pop a spare bit of paper in too, helps them to cut cleanly, and use a pin to gently lift one bit, then they seem to come out ok. xx

Tine said...

Wonderful card, Jak. I thought it was only me that the paper and card got stuck in the dies for! LOL. I still like the dies from Marianne Creatables though, particularly the snowflakes.

I usually use my 'pokey tool' to carefully encourage the paper out from the die. For when it doesn't seem to be cutting cleanly through my chosen paper, I use ordinary printer paper to go through the cutter at the same time which seems to do the trick, though I suppose it will depend on the thickness of the paper or card you are using.
Tine :)

sallysbitz said...

This is a stunning card & all from die cuts xx

I love using Marianne Designs creaTables, I know excatly what you mean that pieces get stuck! I find if you do a dummy run 1st, & leave that paper in, then do what you want, it is easier to come out!
I found this out with a leaf shape, very small & delicate, when I did the above, it made my life easier xx

Anonymous said...

Just lovely and a beautiful inspiration with no stamping!
Lana Cisinski

brrck said...

I just love this card...you are so talented. I'm not familiar with Marianne Designs. I like what I see and would love to try some of the product out. Be blessed.
Rebecca

Stampersue said...

Hi Jak - what a stunning card I have several of the dies and have only used them as backgrounds but I'm off to playand see what I come up with.

Please can I be in the draw for your lovely card.

Stampersue
X

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I am getting a big shot for christmas your card I hope will inspire me.

Kaytycorner
Joanna Sheene forum

Christine said...

WOW Jak, this is stunning. Gorgeous die's and beautiful colours. I love it.
Christine xx

VICKIE AUST said...

Jak your card is just beautiful. The colors are so calming. I wish they sold the Marianne dies in the USA, so we could enjoy them also. Love your blog.

pinky said...

Wow thats absolutely stunning and something I would never have thought of doing:)
Pinky

janny said...

What a pretty card, I love its dreamy quality.
Jan x

Jo said...

Beautiful card, stunning colours, you seem to get on so much better with the marianne cutter than I did, lol x

Kaz said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Love the colour and the design is just beautiful. I use blue tack to get the card out of the die as it doesn't damage the die or the card.
Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful card!
Kaz xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jak for the chance to win your beautiful card - I hope I'm THE one!!

I have a few Creatables and find a couple of good sharp raps on my desk dislodges those stubborn bits.

Mary Mac

Liz said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors! I use wax paper between my die and cardstock if it sticks. Some of the Spellbinders tend to stick too. Thanks for the opportunity to win this card and have a fab weekend.

themessycraftroom said...

Beautiful Card Jaks, love those die cuts. and those lovely colours. Thank you for a chance to win. Hugs x ChrisB

caroline said...

wow what an absolutely stunning card, the colour's are gorgeous, please could you enter me into the draw please.
caroline x

Craftie Annie said...

An absolutely beautiful card, as usual. The ideas and techniques you demonstate are all so different and unusal.I love the
colours you have used and I would be honoured to win it. I would display it with pleasure.
Love, as ever
Ann xxxxx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

This is stunning and I have this die so I am off to experiment.
Maureen........x

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, the colours are just gorgeous Jak! ♥

angelique (anlou) said...

i have some dies to and having the same problem
but after reading some tips i'll give it a try again
yak your card is so pretty sweetie
hugs angelique

Carrie said...

Simply gorgeous, I am definitely going to have to get that die to play around with!!