Monday 16 December 2013



It's Monday and over at BBTB2 this week our lovely Laura asked us to create a Holiday Gift Tag for this week's challenge.
I wanted a pocket tag so that the recipient of my gift will get and extra little gift of some candy canes and found the perfect pocket tag on an oldie but goodie cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I can't give you dimensionsas I just stretched my tag in CCR so that I knew it would fit 3 candy canes and cut it  using Kraft cardstock. The Snowflake and 25 are 2 separate cuts from Teresa Collins December 25th cartridge. I wrapped my tag with baker's twine before pop dotting the 25 and snowflake on top for a bit of dimension and added some Shimmer dome dots (from the Papermania range) to the points of the snowflake. Finally I added some more baker's twine to the top of my tag and of course 3 delicious candy canes!
Go take a peek over at BBTB2 and see the gorgeous tags that my DT sister's have created and show us your Holiday tags using your Cricut , we love seeing your creations!
Have a great week everyone!

Monday 11 November 2013


It's Monday and time for another BBTB2 challenge and this week I have the pleasure of choosing the challenge!!
I really need to make a start on my Christmas cards so I chose the theme A White on White Christmas card/project. You can use any Cricut cartridge for your creations.
I used Winter Woodland cartridge for my card using the phrase Let it Snow and welding 2 of the shadow cuts together in CCR to make a shaped card. I cut 4 shadow and base layers adhering and pop dotting atop each layer to ensure perfect placement of the wording then pop dotting on top for dimension,. I used 3 different embossing folders for added texture. Finally I added little turquoise gems to the snowflakes to finish off, so that's one Christmas card completed !
Pop over to BBTB2 and have a look at the beautiful projects my DT sisters have created,  they are all wonderful,   and be sure to let us see your White on White Christmas creations by joining us in this week's challenge.
Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!

Monday 28 October 2013


It's time for a  'Trick or Treat'  Halloween challenge as chosen by our lovely Jayne over at BBTB2 today!

I chose to make some of these cute 3D pumpkins which are free on Cricut Craftroom at the moment!
I cut 4 of the dotty pumpkins at 2 1/2" and 4 at 4 1/2" and 4 of the zig zag pumpkins at 3 1/2". and finally 3 corresponding leaves in the said sizes. The pumpkin cuts are all perfectly symmetrical so you just score each one down the centre and glue them back to back so each 4 make one 3D pumpkin. I used My Mind's Eye Hallowen Sparkly stack for my papers, inking all the edges once I had 'built' my pumpkins and added some black organza ribbon to finish off along with the cut leaves.

Please pop over to BBTB2 and look at their fabulous Halloween creations, they are amazing! and please join us in our challenge this week.

Thanks for popping by!


Monday 7 October 2013


Over at BBTB2 this week our fabulous DT leader Susan chose Fall Leaves for our challenge. Susan asked us to use the maple leaf from Art Philosophy cricut cartridge or any other cartridge if we didn't have this cartridge.
I don't  have this cartridge so chose a maple leaf from the Stamping cartridge.

I created a shaped card using Cricut Craft Room to weld 2 shadow leaf cuts at 7" together. I cut another shadow in cream linen for the front of my card and the base cut at 7" using kraft card. I embossed the kraft card using Creative Expressions embossing folder 'Crackle' then pop dotted the shadow and the top layer on to my card base for extra dimension. Thanks is cut using a cuttlebug die in cream and black card and slightly offset to create a shadow look. Finally I twisted some gold and bronze jewellry wire to create some leaf tendrils and tied some cream and black raffia to finish off.

Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the fabulous fall leaf creations from the rest of the DT, and please join us in our challenge we always love seeing your beautiful creations!

Thanks for popping in!

Monday 23 September 2013


Today over at BBTB2 the theme of our challenge is 'Dog or Cat which is your favourite?'

Well,  growing up we had a dog and a cat and I loved them both equally but looking through my cartridges I couldn't resist the little scotty dog on 'Just Because' Cards cartridge.

For my project I just plainly decorated a gift bag with some stripey paper and cut Happy Birthday from the Stamping cartridge  shadow and base at 2". Then I cut out the little dog using black shrink  plastic ( cuts like a dream with my Cricut!!) at 7" and punched a hole before shrinking him down with my heatgun to make a little dog charm for a keyring. I added some blue gems for a collar,  a little bone charm,  then added them both to a key ring finding, a nice little extra gift on the bag for the recipient!

Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the super creations from the rest of the DT and let's see your lovely projects, which do you prefer Dogs or Cats? there are plenty to choose from on many cricut cartridges!

Thanks so much for popping by

Julie xx

Monday 26 August 2013


Hi everyone
It's BBTB2 challenge Monday and today our lovely Michelle chose the theme 'Let's get Wet!' You can use anything water related using any cut from any Cricut cartridge.
As my dad has his birthday this coming Wednesday I thought I would make this card for him, so it's very clean and simple.  He loves the sea and used to love to sail!
I used a DL card and covered it with some DCWV stripey blue paper for my sea and sky setting. I cut these simple yachts with lovely swirly crest waves using Wall Decor and more cartridge using white for the base cut and I cut 2 black shadows so I could layer them for some dimension.  The word dad has been cut using gold mirri card and the digital cartridge  Craftroom Basics which comes free in CCR with the Cricut Mini machine.  I cut them in different sizes to fit the sails. Finally Happy birthday is a white rub on on a scrap of black card layered on to white.
Please go and look at all the fabulous projects from the BBTB2  DT this week and be sure to let us see your gorgeous creations too!
It's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK so hope you all have a fabulous day,me I'm off to work soon!!!
Thanks for popping in!

Monday 12 August 2013


It's my pleasure to host the BBTB2 challenge this week!  I asked my DT sisters to create a project using Moons and/or Stars using any Cricut cartridge of their choice.
When I decided on this challenge I couldn't get the song 'By the light of the silvery moon ' out of my head, hence the design of my card!

I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the moon and stars and welded the couple from Sweethearts to the moon then welded   to a rectangle to form the shaped card.  I cut the front welded shapes again in silver and then the stars again in yellow and 2 more of the couple on their own in white. I embossed the silver layer with an embossing folder (sizzix but the name escapes me) and the stars with Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. I covered the back of the card with midnight blue glitter paper. Finally I pop dotted  all my layers to the front for dimension.

Please pop over to BBTB2 and see the beautiful creations from the rest of the DT  and we would love to see your creations too!

Thanks so much for popping in today

Have a wonderful week!




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