Monday, 20 May 2013
It's BBTB2 challenge Monday and this week our very talented Sarah has chosen the theme of 'Pass it On' Create a project that you can pass on just because, not for any particular reason and brighten someone's day! You can use any cut from any Cricut cartridge.
I decided to make card and decorate a bag to match to hold a little gift.
I bought Create A Critter cartridge ages ago just for this sweet little owl and this is the first time I have cut her!
Now I have a little story, you know me, old school still using Design Studio, well not for this one gasp!! I work at Hobbycraft and we've just had the Cricut Mini, I was so excited and of course volunteered to bring one home and set up CCR and do some samples for the shop. I loved CCR (Cricut Craft Room which is a free online design programme for anyone out there who doesn't know) it's so easy to use and the Cricut Mini cuts like a dream, I'm really impressed by this little machine!
Now back to the details of my card, I welded 2 base owl cuts at 5.5" at the ears to make a shaped card and then cut a black base layer, a pink layer and a green and white polka dot layer. beak and feet were cut in light blue. To assemble I pop dotted each layer for some dimension.The little owl on the bag has been cut the same but at 4" and laid on to a mat of pink gingham paper. The sentiments and patterned paper are both from Craftwork Cards and I just inked over the sentiments to colour them pink. Finally my little obsession of late, tuille! I added some light blue tuille bows to the bag and a little one to the card.
As for passing it on I have cut another set to assemble which I intend on giving to my lovely Mum!
Please jump on over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT and please join in our challenge as we always love seeing your take!
Thanks so much for popping in and have a great week everyone!
Monday, 29 April 2013
It's time for our BBTB2 challenge and it's my pleasure to host this week!
With Summer on the way Wedding season is just around the corner so I asked my DT sisiters to create a wedding or anniversary card using any Cricut cartridge and wait til you see their stunning creations!
I went with a very monochrome look in black and white for my card using 2 cartridges, Life is a Party for the card and frame and Wedding Solutions for the bride and groom. The shaped card base is cut at 5 1/2"and the layers of which I cut 3 (Life is a Party) . For one of my layers I welded the wedding couple (Wedding Solutions) to the inside of the heart. I used some flocked black and white damask paper which I adherd to the card base then each of my layers have been pop dotted for dimension. The first layer has glitter white tuille ruffled and adhered behind the heart and also the third layer which has a layer of tuille adhered behind the heart, then the middle layer with the couple has been 'sandwiched' in between these two layers. The top layer has been embossed with a 6x6 embossing folder ( Die'sire Embossalicious Lattice) I love this size folder! Finally the lattice embossing has been blinged up with little silver gems and congratulations is a rub on.
Please pop on over to BBTB2 and see the beautiful wedding creations from the Design Team they are truly gorgeous and we would love you to join us in our challenge and don't forget you can use any Cricut cartridge!
Thanks so much for vsisting me today. Have a great week everyone!
Monday, 15 April 2013
This week's challenge over at BBTB2 has been chosen by our lovely DT sister Caroline who asked us to create a card for a new arrival as she is shortly to become a grandma again. Congratulations Caroline!
I couldn't resist this cute baby elephant from the MS Birthday Cake Art cartridge! My cuts are done at 5 3/4" and I welded 2 shadow cuts together using Cricut Design Studio to make a shaped card and also cut a separate shadow on its own to add to the front of the card (all cut using white cardstock). For my base cut I used Pink and white polka dot paper from a MAMBI stack and the white dots are flock so it feels lovely and soft to touch. Welcome baby girl is a cuttlebug die and before pop dotting the base cut to the card I added a pink dummy (pacifier) to her trunk tied with some black ribbon and a googly eye.
Pop over to BBTB2 and see the wonderful new baby projects the DT have created this week and jpin in our challenge!
Thans so much for visiting!
Monday, 25 March 2013
Hello everyoneOur lovely DT sister Brenda chose this weeks challenge over at BBTB2 and she asked us to use a ard feature from any Cricut cartridge. Wow so much choice!
I decided to make CAS card this week using a card feature cut from A Quilted Christmas cartridge. As you can see this present card feature can be used for any occasion not just for Christmas!
I cut the card at 7" and I also used a Happy Birthday cut from Cake Basics at 2 " base in white and shadow in a pink patterned Anna Griffin paper which I also used to back my card on the inside showing through the lovely filigree presents. I made a bow from some Amy Tangerine ribbon and added some baby blue gems to finish off.
Please pop over to BBTB2 and take a look at the rest of the DT's wonderful cards and please join us we would love to see your creations! Thanks for a fantastic challenge Brenda it really made me explore my cartridges more!
Thanks so much for visiting
Monday, 18 March 2013
This week's challenge over at BBTB2 has been set by our lovely leader Susan. Susan asked us to use an egg from any cricut cartridge to create a project.
For my project I made this cute little easter basket which I filled with mini eggs although after photographing it my son and I tucked in so now it's empty lol!
I used the following cartridges:
Eggs are from Straight from the Nest egg border cut base cut and layer cut at 1"
Easter cut from Designers Calender at 1"
Basket from Spring Cottage cut at & 7 1/4"
After adhering my basket together I decided to weave some lemon and lime stripey ribbon through as there are slits already cut for this basket, added the easter cut and pop dotted the base border and layers of eggs before attatching them around the edges of my basket. Finally I added some pink tuille inside the basket like a little nest to lay the eggs on.
Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous projects created by the Design team this week and please join in with us, you can use any egg from any cartridge!
Thanks so much for visiting
Monday, 25 February 2013
Today's BBTB2 challenge has been set by our wonderful DT leader Susan who asked us to create a project using the 3D flower from Art Philosophy or any other cartridge
My project for today is very quick and easy to make, I made a cute little post it holder.
My post it note holder has been made by hand with a few folds and cuts with a space for the pen to slip in to, I just used plain white card then added a polka dot rolled 3D flower cut at 3" from Flower Shoppe cartridge and the leaf stem is from Cake Basics cut at 2 1/2". I added a pink bow and the sentiment is just some white rub ons added to pink card to finish off.
Go take a look at the wonderful creations over at the BBTB2 and we'd love you to join us in our challenge this week.
Thanks for popping by and have a great week
Monday, 18 February 2013
It's Monday and time for the BBTB2 challenge and this week our lovely Stephanie has chosen the challenge for us. As the birthstone for February is Amethyst Stephanie asked us to create a card/project using a cupcake or birthday cake from any Cricut cartridge and the colour amethyst.
Well I had to go to my scraps box (I'm sure you all have them!) for this one as I didn't have any amrthyst / purple card in my stash! I found some lovely offcuts of Hunky Dory card which is a lilac colour and the same colour as lavender amethyst so decided to go with it! (It looks a bit pink in my photos but is really a lovely lilac colour in real life!) I also found the lovely black and white backing paper in my scrapbox which I had printed off a while ago and had not yet used, it's from a digital download from Pink Petticoat one of my most faves for digital papers.
I made a card using a 6x6" card blank which I covered with the backing paper then added some polkadot paper (also from my scraps and also Pink Petticoat) to break up the card and a strip of the lavender amethyst card which has a silver stripe through it. My cupcake is from Cake Basics cartridge cut at 3 1/2" shadow black base lavender polka dot card and top layer in the lavender stripe. I added some black ribbon trim which has black sequins entwined to the cupcake and a black tuille bow to the side. The greeting is some more of the scrap card layered and pop dotted and celebrate is silver ball sticky letters
Please pop over to BBTB2 and see all the yummy amethyst cakes that my DT sisters have created this week and we'd love to see your gorgeous creations to so hope you will join us in our challenge!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!