Monday, 30 May 2011


Well I've not been here for a couple of weeks, my laptop died on me and have just had it back but it cost me as I had to have a new hard drive! Luckily I had backed up though !
So on to today's BBTB2 challenge which has been set by our lovely  uber talented Carole! Carole asked us to use the cake on p99 from the Celebrations cartridge, this was one of my early Cricut carts and what a great cart and do you know I was flicking through the handbook and there are no blank spaces not like a lot of the newer carts!
For my card I used a 6x6" card and papers are downloads from Pink Petticoat. The cake is cut at 4", I cut 2 shadows in black cardstock, blackout in pink, base in yellow/white polka dot and base shift in pink. I layered up all the pieces on to one shadow piece, added a Happy Birthday glitter peel off and lime green gems. Next I added three real birthday candles at the back of the cake and using 3mm thick black pop dots made a sandwich with the second shadow cut (hope that makes sense lol the candles are sandwiched between the two shadow cuts) I then pop dotted again on to my card. I think I might enclose a little note when I send this card  " Candles for decoration only. Do not light!!" He he you never know better to be safe!
It's end of month too so that means a bloghop! This month my  candy is a little wooden house, (picture below) I say little it stands about 9" tall and is all ready for you to alter and decorate. I just had to get one for myself too!
You should have reached me from our wonderfully talented Krista's blog, just leave me a quick comment to let me know you were here to be entered into my candy draw before zooming on over to see what fabulous creation Theresa has to show you! Make sure you leave me a way to contact you and I will make the draw on Saturday June 4th.
Don't forget we would love you to join in our cake challenge at BBTB2 and if you don't have the Celebrations cart there are lots of cakes to choose from on other carts that you can use!

Thanks so much for popping by today!

Monday, 16 May 2011


Hi all
This week over  at BBTB2 Heather our wonderful team leader chose the cut for us and it's the sunglasses from Forever Young cartridge. You can use any sunglasses from any cart if you don't have this one.
These glasses remind me of the sunglasses my mum wore when she was young which remind me of cat's eyes hence my card today!
I used a 6x6"card and the backing paper is printed from the Pink Petticoat Lola Rose collection. The lovely cat is cut from Paisley cartridge (p73 tab cut so no markings on the cat) , I used design studio to size the glasses before cutting as they needed to be under 1". The glasses are cut using tiny leopard print pattern from the same Pink Petticoat collection ( I cut the arms off the glasses by hand) and the lenses cut with black mirricard (they are very shiny in real life although my photo doesn't show that!). The sentiment is computer generated fonts are Andy and Gigi. Everything is pop dotted on to the card for a little dimension and gems added for a bit of sparkle!
This would have been a quick and easy card but after trying to draw feline features and 6 cat cuts later I realised that drawing is definitely not my forte lol! so I settled for a little heart gem nose!
Pop on over to BBTB2 and see the fabulous sunglasses projects the rest of the team have created and please join in with us as we love seeing your wonderful creations!
Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for visiting!


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