Monday, 11 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

I ordered this die from AliExpress, for those of you who haven't heard of this company they are based in China.  They make lots of similar dies, not replicas, as there is always something a little different in the design

I've had, possibly, 4-5 items from them and they have worked a treat, but, with this one I'm not too happy with it as it took about 6 passes to die cut and then I embossed it

This is not a complaint about it as I will use it on a lighter card stock and see if it's any better, but, for £1.28 I can't grumble

You have to remember that it takes several weeks for your order to arrive, and that said, one of my orders dropped through the letter box 4 days after placing it on-line! 

I've increased the size of the photo to show you that even after embossing it you can't see the details of the swirl lower down on the card.  May be I should have used a darker cardstock!

It's a 5"x51/2" card base and I placed the die on the edge of the card to give me the swirl.  I used some pretty pink paper to the card inside then stamped the sentiment on the front using 2 stamps by STAMPIN'UP! from their Fabulous Flamingo' stamp set and worn lipstick/Distress Oxide

To complete I used NUVO Crystal Drops/bubblegum blush  around the card front


  1. Hi June,
    what a very wonderful shade of pink and that design looks so beautiful.
    I have a few of the cheap chinese dies and they cut perfectly too.
    One lacy doily is so intricate but it cuts out perfectly on thick card and thin.
    Used it on my MAWTT card for Thursday.
    It was my 70th Birthday Saturday and I treated myself to a Small Gemini Die Cutting Machine and that cuts out brilliantly with one pass.
    I must say I am totally so pleased with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Thank you Jenny

      I do really like the dies, all the others I've bought cut straight away. I was going to try using my small Gemini machine but tiredness got the better of me

      Belated 'Happy Birthday' Jenny too, I hope you had an enjoyable day


  2. Like you & Jenny, I too hav several cheap dies - i have nothing but praise for them!! They cut brilliantly through my Gemini, Cuttlebug and Big Shot!! The price is amazing - I have no qualms if I get fed up with the die and put it away for some time!!
    You have created a pretty card - simple and effective!! Always my mantra - 'less is more'. Thanks June

  3. Hi June this is a stunning card I love the design. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful card, the pink is such a gorgeous shade and I love the edge die

  5. A gorgeous card June. Love the colour and the swirl on the edge. Take care


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