Monday, 26 March 2012


It's Monday and time for our BBTB2 challenge and this week I had the honour of choosing the cut. I chose any of the flourishes from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I love flourishes and think they add such an elegant touch to any project.
I made a shadow box card which is really easy to do. I cut 2 pieces of ivory card at 7x5" then scored the short ends at 1/2 and 1 inch which are then scored, folded and adhered together and you have your shadow card ready to decorate, Before adhering the card together I adhered a piece of backing paper (from Papermania Book Print pad of paper) cut at 5x5" to the inside of the card and cut my aperture using a circle nestability.  I cut 5 nestie circles for the roses and handcut them spirally (haha is that a word ??)  and used my cuttlebug quilling tool which makes it so eay to wind the paper to make these little roses. I used a tonic butterfly punch to punch 2 butterflies in the same paper which was the leftovers from the lovely lilac paper I used on last weeks card! I cut 3 flourishes which are flourish 2 from Cindy Loo at 1 1/2" in black American Crafts cardstock and added them behind my roses. Finally I added some lilac gems to finish.
Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous cards the rest of the DT have created this week and we would love to see your creations with a flourish too!  Don't worry if you don't have Cindy Loo cart you can use a flourish from any cart and there are lots of beauties on many of the Cricut carts to choose from!
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great week!

Monday, 19 March 2012


It's a beautiful sunny day here in Wales today!
It's time for our BBTB2 challenge and this week our wonderfully talented Theresa chose the theme/cut. Theresa asked us to create a project using a cut with the word Welcome from any Cricut cartridge.
I chose Welcome Spring from the Phrases cartridge which has turned out to be very fitting with the lovely Spring day we have today!
My card is 6x6" and the backing paper is a lovely glittered lilac paper from the new Papermania Fairies of Little Venice Paper pack. I cut the welcome Spring at 3 1/2" in white then the little bird in lemon and I then cuttled him with Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, he is pop dotted for a little dimension too and I coloured his beak,feet, cheek and eye with promarkers. I added some lilac and pale green gems to the phrase and finished off with some pretty lemon gingham ruffle ribbon.
Please pop over to BBTB2 to see the gorgeous creations from the DT and we hope you can join in with the challenge oooh and we have a sponsor this week so there will be a prize for the challenge winner as well as the winner blinkie!
Thanks so much for popping in and have a great week!


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