Monday, 25 June 2012




It's Monday and time for another BBTB2 challenge! This week's host is the fabulously creative Susan Edwards. Susan's theme for this week is 'Patriotic'and since July 4th is just around the corner hopefully you can join us in the challenge using your Patriotic creations you make with your Cricut!

Now even though I'm from the UK I always like to make a card for Independence day so I can wish all my US blogging friends a Happy July 4th!

On to my card, card base measures 6x6" and I printed (on to cardstock) red stripey paper and blue/white star papers from  Pink Petticoat colour collections downloads Stripes White and Vintage Stars White.  My star is cut using George and Basic shapes cartridge at 3.5", I then scored from each point of the star to make it look 3D. At the top of the card I used Martha Stewart deep edge punch Daisy Fan with white card. I added a lollipop stick to my star and tied three strands of red white and blue 3mm ribbon into a bow for decoration. The star has pop dots about four deep in the centre for dimension and stability and then glue dots at the points to hold them down. My sentiment is computer generated font is  Romantiques for 4 and the rest of the wording including Freedom  is using Carnivalee Freak Show. Another reason I love to use digi papers is that I can use colour picker on the papers on the computer in order to make sure my font colours match perfectly!  Finally I added some little star and little round clear gems to finish off.  (Ribbon,star and round gems and lollipop sticks all purchased from Hobbycraft)

Go visit BBTB2 and see all the fabulous Patriotic creations Susan and the rest of the DT have created for you this week and we would love to see your take on the challenge too!

Have a wonderful week everyone


Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Good morning

This week's BBTB2 challenge is hosted by one of our lovely new DT members Stephanie who chose Birthday and Pearls as a theme for us.

Well, I was late posting my card as I thought I would try my Viva Decor Pearl Pen and as fab as it is  I needed to leave it overnight to dry!

My card is approx 9"x4"and I used centura pearl snow white card throughout.This card is lovely as it looks like it has a fine gold mist laid down on it, not that you can tell from my terrible attempts at photographing it ! I used Cricut cart Cake Basics for my Happy Birthday cut at 3"and cut one base and 2 shadows. I then used the Viva Decor pearl pen to cover the base cut with different sized pearls. What I love about this pen is that the pearls don't peak like meringues, they give a great pearl shape although I probably need a lot more practise! I adhered the base cut when dry to the shadow cut then pop dotted on to a second shadow which was then pop dotted again on to my card for extra dimension. Finally I used a martha Stewart flower punch for some little blossoms which decorated as well as covered up my little mistakes!  I added little turquoise gemstones to the flower centres to finish off.

Please pop over to BBTB2 and take a look at the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT this week and as always we would love you to join in with the challenge and as it's a theme any cartridge can be used!

Thanks so much for popping in today, have a lovely week everyone!



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