04 January 2012

Digi my world challenge 10 - light up my life! (includes tutorial 'how to use an oval die cut to create a heart shape')

Hi there!

Challenge time at digi my world!

Theme this week is 'light up my life'. We challenge you to make a card for that someone you just can't life without!
Prize this week is  $10 store credit ! Use any DMW image and create a card for that someone special!

Image colored with promarkers

Sentiment computer generated says "Vir jou" in Afrikaans or "for you"  in English

The heart shape was created by using an oval die cut... ( my top tip for TTT)
Here's how I did it.

Start by folding a piece of card stock in half. Position your die cut carefully as shown.

Run through your die cut machine

You can go further and create a frame, using a smaller die cut inside the shape you created.

You can deal with the fold that forms, creatively! I worked with the fold rather than trying to disguise it... but there are other ways to deal with it as well. If you use printed paper/ card stock, the fold is hardly visible!


make it monday - anything goes
the pink elephant challenge - anything goes
sentimental sunday - anything goes with a sentiment
delicious doodles challenge - anything goes
bearlymine-challenges - anything goes
craft-room challenge - anything goes
crafty sentiments love and romance
stamp-n-doodle - anything goes
top tip tuesday - anything goes
heart song inspirations  - anything goes
incy wincy designs - anything goes

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Chrizette said...

I love this card, Hannelie! The heart and colours are beautiful. Will be great for Valentines Day.

I don't have a die cut machine (yet) so I will have to try doing shapes free hand.

Amelia said...

Hi Hannelie, dit is so pragtig! Hou baie van jou agtergrond papiere. Dankie vir die foto's hoe om die hartjie te maak.
Groete uit 'n baie warm Suid-Afrika,
Amelia x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely card and great tutorial thank you for the tip. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room good luck XOXO Zoe

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours and this is one cute mouse!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Hannelie! Great tip too, thanks!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


wahixane77 said...

This is an adorable Valentines card! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! LOVE your Tip and its great to see it here on your blog but you forgot to Add (TIP) next to your name on the challenge... If you are wanting to enter your Tip into the challenge for the Tippers prize you need (TIP) next to your name.... Please email us if you wish to add (TIP) and I can do it for you this one time :0)

Thanks for joining in with us at INcy Wincy too! Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Maria said...

Your card is so cute, and what great idea for making a heart! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Moments by Marla said...

Awesome card!!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there thanks for tip with die cut . Love your project with cute image and beautiful papers
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Michelle said...


Wonderful card, such a cute little mouse! Thank you for the great tip on creating the heart with the oval die,I never would of thought of that!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Jackie said...

Fabulous card, love the idea of the heart and thank you for the tut, too. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this time, good luck. Hugs Jackie x

LynCr said...

Fabulous card, love your work. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle's weekly challenge.

Cath. said...

It's cute.
Thank you for joining with us at Stamp-N-doodle this week.
Good luck.

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and great tip, saw it on mim x

hazel said...

A super card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Bunny said...

Beautiful creation..Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck..

Caz x

Crafty Sentiments DT

laney said...

Super Card !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous Hannelie, loving that sweet image and fab layout.. and your TIP is fantastic, thank you for sharing.. he he I just need to buy me an oval die now ... but now with your tip we can use it for more than one thing :) xx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Heart, thank you for the tip, totally gorgeous!

A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments for our love and romance challenge, I wish you luck..

Jo x

Crafty Sentiments DT

Jennipher said...

What a darling image! beautiful creation.

Madeleen said...

Dis soooo oulik! Nooit gedink my 'ovals' kan dit doen nie! Dankie!

Shannah said...

Beautiful card - and very clever way of making your heart shape! So glad you joined our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Esther said...

Lovely card - and great idea for cutting a heart, I often struggle to get the right shape ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge..Esther xx

Madeleen said...

Haai Hannelie,
Ek het jou tutorial 'gelink' in my blog post vandag - het 'n spesiale vou gedoen en wou hartjies opsit en gedink jou 'post' is ideaal!
Baie warm groete uit NZ!

LaJanette said...

Cool card and super awesome tip!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)