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Saturday 29 August 2009

Out in the garden

As you will have guessed by now my favourite craft tool is my Cricut so I have been looking a the BBTB challenges. This week we were asked to create a project using the Owl cut from the Wild Card cartridge. This is the first time I have used this cartridge and is was quick and easy to do. I used my left over Tapestry Broderie cardstock, some paper flowers which were perfect for the eyes of the owl. I added a bit of girliness by using the ribbon, button and tie to finish her off.

My gorgeous husband bought me a digital camera for my birthday because he was sick and tired of me borrowing his. You know what men are like when us women want to use their tools.....they don't like it one bit!!!! So, today I thought why not take my owl into the garden and try to take a photograph. The sun shone down in Newbury and worked. Hope you like her!

I have also entered this card in the Secret Crafter challange and they want to see anything with wings on our projects.

Friday 28 August 2009

It's a boy!

I have entered this card into the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #14 which want us to use any type of embossing on a card. I have also just realised that I can enter it in to Cute Card Thursday challenge #75 New Beginnings, such as baby, new home, new car, new job...whatever new beginning.

I have made this baby boy card with it's cute feet cut out on my Cricut to enter into both challenges. The lovely checked blue paper is by Craft Creations and is available where I buy all of my papers and card at Flutterby Crafts. I used my all time favourite Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for the background and used Stickles on each of the dots...phew! It does not show up well in the photo but it gives the background a stardust bling effect. I have used my circle nestabilities and computer generated the words.

Now I am in the process of making a pink one!

Sunday 23 August 2009

Apple for the teacher!

I have entered this card for the BBTB challenge this week and the ABC challenge. For the BBTB challenge we needed to create a project with a school theme using at least 1 cut from ANY of the cricut cartridges. I cut out a shaped card using the apple from Plantin Schoolbook. I must admit I love this cut and have used the words on the card before for another school project. With the children on school holidays I am spending very little time crafting but having great fun entertaining them through their summer break.

I used the 3 Bugs in a Rug paper called Home Grown and some ribbon from my stash. I coloured the pearls with my Copics and the card behind the greeting which was computer generated to match the ribbon!

The ABC challenge this week is the letter B is for Buttons so for the 1st time I have combined 2 challenges........I am a slow learner!

Sunday 16 August 2009

Sketch Saturday

I am trying a new challenge today called Sketch Saturday which has a lovely sketch that I am sure to use again. I am doubling this card up for my friends birthday which is on Wednesday so I am off to pop it in the post now!

Saturday 15 August 2009


I have made this card for the BBTB challenge which wanted us to use the square scalloped tag from the Cricut Celebrations cartridge. I thought I would give it ago because I just so enjoy using my Cricut for my cards. I used Tapestry White Broderie card for the base of my scallop which has a gorgeous luxurious texture to it. The card is available from Flutterby Crafts and comes in White, Blue, Cream and Black and is so scrumptious I just love it!! I then cut out a smaller square scallop in gold card. The letters and heart were cut again with the Tapestry Broderie card which may not show too well on the photograph. However, if you click on the photograph you can see the details of the Tapestry Broderie. I finally added some bling, flowers and some leaves. I hope it is worthy of the challenge.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Pink and green - Yummy!

Well I am really happy today. My 11 yr old boy who is not at all interested in my card making said this morning "Mummy that is the best card you have ever made, I even like it!!!" Well, I nearly fainted. Perhaps, it is the fact that the card is food orientated and yummy that caught his attention.....who knows, but it was one of those lovely moments.

I have entered this card into the CRAFT challenge #10 this week and they wanted something pink and green. Also, I have been very brave and entered my card into the Bitten by the Bug challenge which wanted the word yummy somewhere on the card. So I thought why not, go for it and enter 2 challenges in one go. I cut the melon on my Cricut with my CDS to weld the melon together to make the shaped card out of the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. Those of you who know me know that I love my Cricut to make shaped cards and anything pink (hence my blog name). The pink and white spotted card stock is from my favourite shop Flutterby Crafts and is by 3 Bugs in a Rug. I used some glitter card and ribbon from my stash. I then took a punch to take the nibble out of the melon and added the Kaiser pearls. Finally I computer generated the greeting. Hope you like it as much as my 11yr old son!