Monday, September 19, 2016

Apples at BBTB2

Caroline chose the theme of Apples for this week's challenge at BBTB2. My project was made using the 3D Lanterns and Home for the Holidays.


It's open on the bottom so I can put it over another candle quickly. I love quick change decorations. The paper is Recollections and the vellum is from Hobby Lobby. There is some Wink of Stella on the apple. I used "hide contour" on the side with the apple because it didn't stand out with all of the cuts behind it. The twine is from the dollar spot at Target.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cute Little Monster at BBTB2


My DT sister Valentyna chose the theme "cute little monster" for this week's challenge at BBTB2. We were to use a monster or an arrow on a card for a male I made a couple of different cards for this challenge that incorporate both. They could be for many different occasions. The card base for both cards is the Heart card from Creative Cards. I hid the heart and just used the background pieces.


 This cute little guy is from the Bump in the Night image set. I love his mustache. I used some marker on his main body to create a furry look. There is some Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella on him as well. The dots were done with a gold marker.


This funky monster is from the Disney Best of Pixar image set. I really like all of his eyes. His eyes are actually silver and not grey. It adds a little something extra when you see it in person.


This is a good side by side of how easy it is to just make a couple of changes in paper or color and get completely different looks with almost the same pieces on a card.

Come join us with your monster/arrow creations.

Embossing at FCCB - #285

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #285-Embossing
Create a project that features wet or dry embossing!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Here is my Project:



I used a canvas and made kind of a multi-media project this week. There are several layers of medium and paint behind the image. I found this hilarious Stella image at Bugaboo and couldn't resist. You can find it here. I colored it with a combination of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs. The bird is from 3 Birds on Parade. There is wet embossing on the bells and the necklace on the image and there is dry embossing on the bird's wings.

 It was fun to do something a little different this week. Come join us with your embossed creations and you could win a wonderful prize.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Focus on You at BBTB2

Susan chose the theme this week at Bitten By the Bug 2. We were supposed to use glasses on our project. I went a bit outside the box with my project. I love Halloween so when I saw these adorable vulture glasses on the Life's a Party image set I could not pass them up.



The "spooktacular" is from the Thoughts and Phrases image set. The ghosts are from Monster Bash. The paper is all Recollections, some with clear Wink of Stella on it. There are some Sickles on the ghosts for a bit more sparkle. I used a striped embossing folder on the purple paper and decided the debossed side looked better than the embossed side as I was putting the card together. I picked up the Washi tape at Tuesday Morning. Have a great week!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School at BBTB2


Michelle chose the Back to School theme for our projects this week. Sadly it is a bit late for me. We have been back at school for 2 weeks already, 3 if you count pre-planning. I made this to give to one of our new teachers as a little encouragement.


The card base is from Creative Everyday cards. The sentiment is from Thoughts and Phrases and the oval is a free shape in Design Space. I used some white gel pen to add a little interest. Come join us at BBTB2 and share your Back to School projects with us.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Flower challenge at BBTB2

Melanie chose the theme of summer flowers for the challenge this week. I found a cool card fold I wanted to try and attempted to recreate it in Design Space. It worked, sort of. I still had to do some adjustments after it cut. 


The flower is from Spring Fling and the yellow piece is from Elegant Edges. All of the other pieces are just basic shapes that are free in DS. The embossing folder is from Darice and the paper is Recollections.

Create your own flower card and share what you created, we love to see!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wedding/Anniversary challenge at BBTB2

Our DT sister, Maureen, is having an anniversary this week so she chose that for the challenge theme. My card is really simple, but the Cricut did a lot of work. The tree was drawn on the paper by the Cricut and I used some watercolors to fill in the leaves and the heart. The tree is from Photo Fun and the sentiment is from Elegant Cakes.



The "Happy" on the sentiment is less than an inch tall. There is a lot of detail in that little word. I made it pretty simple since I wanted the tree to stand out. Have a wonderful week. The paper is all Recollections as usual.