Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 66

Hello Bloggers!
I wanted to post this since yesterday but my son is keeping me so busy and away from my computer.  Cricut Cardz Challenge posted this week's challenge on Wednesday.  It is to make a thank you card using the colors yellow, blue and white with a border cut from a cricut cartridge.  You are allowed to use any cartridge you want.  This is what I made:
I used a scrappy moms stamp from A Charmed Life, "Sew Thoughtful!"  It was my inspiration for making this card.  I wanted an image that would go with this phrase so I found a sewing machine on Heritage using my Gypsy.  It is such a great tool for finding what you want to cut without having to go through all the handbooks.  I cut the sewing machine from Heritage at 1.75" and it is popped up.  Card base is an A2 sized card (4.25" X 5.5'), the matte is DCWV from the Citrus Stack cut at 4" X 5.25".   The oval is 3.5" from Plantin Schoolbook and I punched one inch circles and glued them behind to make the scalloped border. I learned this trick from Kristina Werner aka Star of May on you tube.  I cut the scallop border on the tall ball function from Plantin Schoolbook as well at 1" which made it 6" in length so I just cut it down to match the matte.  I faux stitched the oval and the border in a blue sakura souffle pen and the sewing machine with a white sakura pen to go with the sewing theme of the stamp.  I also put a dot in each of the scallops bordering the oval.  This is the second card that I made with no stickles!  Next card, I will have to bling it up to even it out, LOL. 

So that's my card.  Thank you for looking!  Have a great and crafty weekend!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #65

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers!
I decided to get back in the swing of things and participate in a challenge I came across yesterday on Cricut Cardz Challenge. It started since last week and it ends tonight at midnight. The challenge is to make a 9" X 4" card - aka a tall card - using any cartridge and color scheme you prefer. I chose to do a masculine card since my brother's birthday is coming up. This card also qualifies for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats March challenge so I will enter it there as well. The challenge is to use a cut you've never used before.

I used Dude! Cricut Lite cartridge and cut the skater at 3" and the ramp at 3.25". I recently got this cartridge so this is my second time using it. I used purple (I want to say Perfect Plum but I am not sure) cardstock from Stampin Up because I wanted it to look like he was skating at dusk. I hand cut a mountainous backdrop using kraft cardstock and colored the top with brown chalk for texture. I used a Scrappy Mom's sentiment from their stamp set called Designer's Choice, "Kick up you Heels." I treated myself to four of their stamp sets recently and I love them. I admire other stamp sets as well and plan to purchase but Scrappy Mom's stamps fits my card style so I started with them. I wish the picture came out better. I took three photos and this is the best of the three. I didn't do anything extra. I thought about using black diamond stickles on the Skate in the ramp just because I love stickles but I didn't do it. I still might before I give it to him.
So that's my card. I hope you like. Thank you for visiting and commenting if you do. Have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wacky Wednesday challenge... on Friday!

Hello Fellow Bloggers!
I came across a challenge on that a card I just made fit perfectly.  It is a Zoo theme - any animal that you would find in a Zoo.  I made this Lion card and it applies so I thought I would enter it, lol.
This super cute lion is from  Life's a Party cut at 3 inches.  I used orange peel stickles to outline all the bright orange parts.  The Just 4 You is from Create a Critter and I believe it is 2.75 inches.  I used turquoise Elmers 3D glitter glue on the 4 to give it that effect.  The background paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack that I have had almost from the beginning of my introduction to crafting a year and a half ago.  The card base is Stampin Up cut portrait length (the long way so the opening is at the bottom).

I like how it turned out.  I made it for a friend's son's birthday.  Thank you for looking/ commenting and have a great day!