Monday, 23 July 2012


Good morning

It's Monday again already and time for our BBTB2 challenge!   This week our wonderfully creative Jayne has chosen the theme of Christmas in July and as Jayne says 'what a great way to get a head start on your Christmas cards!'

I chose to make a shaped card this week and my card measures about 5 1/2". I used four colours of cardstock, white, black, gold and red mirror card. I created a card base by welding two shadow snowflakes at 5 1/2"  using Design Studio and Cricut cartridge Winter Lace, then cut 2 more shadows separately in gold mirror card and 2 base cuts in white. I adhered one gold shadow cut to the front of my card then pop dotted the second shadow layer followed by pop dotting the two base snowflake cuts on top for lots of dimension! The santa and little boy Silhoette cut is from A Child's Year cart (one of my favourite go to cartridges) cut at 3 1/2" shadow in red mirri and base in black and again pop dotted and added to the front of the card. The sentiment is a peel off mounted on white and black mats and pop dotted over a red organza bow and some red gems to finish off. Oh and a little white pom pom to Santa's hat! This is a quick and simple card the only time consuming thing about it is the gazillion pop dots between the layers but I do like a bit of dimension!

Please visit us over at BBTB2,  the design team have lots of lovely Christmas creations to show you this week and join us in the challenge and get a head start on your Christmas! We love seeing all your gorgeous projects .

Thanks so much for popping in today and have a great week!


Sunday, 22 July 2012


Good morning

It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Wales today! Fingers crossed Summer has finally arrived in the UK !

Just a quick post from me today, I am so excited,  my blog is featured in August 2012 issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Mine is the picture of the yellow and black card  with bees. Hope you don't mind me sharing I am just soo excited I've never been in a magazine before!

Have a great Sunday everyone


Monday, 16 July 2012


It's BBTB2 Monday challenge today and one of our newsest DT members Rebekah has chosen a lovely challenge for us this week. Rebekah chose Fashion as a theme so plenty of choice from  all the Cricut cartridges out there!

I made a card from the Art Deco but ended up making two as I couldn't make up my mind on a black dress or white!

My card base is 6x6" which I had to cut down by a quarter of an inch at the bottom as the frame is just short of a square.  Both the frame and the lady are from the Art Deco cartridge, frame cut at 3 1/2"and lady cut at 4 1/2". I cut both the ladies and all her layers  in black and in white in order to get the 2 ladies and just gave one a black dress and one a white. The shadows are cut in silver mirri for the lady in white and gold mirri for my lady in black. I added super glittery paper behind the frame in red and turquoise and matching gems to each card.

I bought this cart on a whim as it was on offer but now I've opened it and had a good look there are some fabulous cuts on it, so glad I bought it now!

Pop over to BBTB2 and take a look at the wonderful Fashion projects the rest of the DT have created this week and please join in we'd love to see your take on this week's challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week



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