Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Tomorrow is my mother's 88th birthday, so I made this card for her.The design is from SVG Cuts new set - Thank you for the Music. Just love it! If you want to see what is in the rest of this gorgeous set, check it out at SVG Cuts by clicking on the link at the right hand side of this post.

I cut all the parts from a variety of cardstock, including Dreamcatcher from First Edition Papers.

The sentiment was drawn on the card using the Cricut with a gel pen and SCAL2. The font is Trotline. I then used a thicker pen in the Cricut to draw around the shape before cutting it out with the Cricut.

Now I need to make an envelope for it as it measures 18cm x 17 cm and there are no envelopes in my stash that it will fit into!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Final CWC Project

Today sees the final project for this term for CWC over at My Paper Crafting. It has been great fun being part of a fabulous team of very creative people doing projects using the Cricut and the huge number of cartridges that are now available for the Cricut.

Anything goes for this project, and while I had great plans for a complicated one using lots of cartridges, unfortunately, time has got the better of me.

So, without further ado, I used the Everyday Pop-Up cards cartridge to make this card for one of my crafting buddies.

I cut the card and the teapot from some My Minds Eye designer card (Garden Tea party). I loved the wavy edge on the bottom of the card (one of the cards on the cart). I created a shadow for the teapot as well, so it stands out a little more from the card.

The flowers were punched from coloured paper andadded with some bling for the centres. Added a large gem to the top for the lid of the teapot.

On the inside, I added the Smile pop-up. The photo has shadows because of the light - but you can see how it works!

I have really enjoyed being part of Melin's little band of designers for the last year or so. It has challenged me to get more use out of my cartridges and the Cricut and I am very grateful to Melin for the wonderful designs for digital images and cutting files she has shared with us all over that time.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the various challenges, and hopefully participating in some of them as well.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Just for Dad

This week's theme over at My Paper Crafting is Dad - Father's Day is coming up again!

For this card, I used the Simple Cards digi cartridge on the Cricut Craft Room when it was available as a free trial.

The background was cut as part of the actual card base and I added a patterned paper behind it along with a strip of the same paper on the top.

The easy chair is from the Father's Day cartridge and I used 2 colours/layers for this cut.

The sentiment is stamped using Gina K stamps and cut with a Spellbinders Fancy Tag die.

Please pop over to see what the other members of the DT have done and admire their stunning work!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Any Cartridge Beginning with S

 This week the challenge over at CWC is to use any cartridge beginning with S. As I only have 2 beginning with S, I chose the Serenade cart as it has so many lovely images on it. I used the Cricut Craft Room to design the card this time, instead of just cutting the random elements of the card separately. I know I should have been doing this process years ago, but I never really got around to doing it that way.

So I started by setting the scalloped rectangle from the CCR Basics on my mat then added the elements from the Serenade Cartridge to fit the space.

The clouds, tree and bird are all from the Serenade Cart and I sized them to fit the picture I wanted to create.

For the words, I used the CCR basics font. Serenade has a fot but I didn't like it so much with this particular layout!

I created a shadow layer for the letters and welded it so I could add the top layer of letters separately. For the top layer of letters, I used a black pen to create some faux stitching. I added the layers to the card to which I added faux stitching on the outer edge.

Please pop over to the CWC page and check out the lovely designs from the team.