Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cardz TV cupcake challenge

This card is for the Cupcake challenge at Cardz TV ( I love Mary's videos!! Anyway.....back to the card.
The patterned paper is all K and Co. The glitter paper is DCWV. The white (and I'm pretty sure the brown from the cupcake) is Recollections. The yellow and red are scraps. I used stickles on the cherry and it wasn't quite dry when I took the picture. I wish I had more time to do this:-( The ribbon is Mary Engelbreit. The white in the back is a piece cut at 5 1/2" x 2". I embossed it with a cuttlebug folder and then punched it with a MS edge punch. (Should have probably done it the other way around, but it worked out ok.) It's the bubbles edge punch. The cupcake was cut at 2 1/2" from the Create a Critter cartridge. It's on the card with an Action Wobble so it jiggles when you move the card. Those things are so much fun!! The little yellow dots are from Recollections. I stamped the sentiment on white paper with MS red ink. I punched it out and backed it with a yellow piece that I had embossed. I inked it with white ink to try and make it a little "sunnier" looking. (I think I need new white ink.) Have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Clock challenge

The Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to use the image of a clock from any cartridge. I used the Heritage cartridge. I love the clock, the only downside is there are no layers, it is what it is. Most of the cardstock was from the DCWV At Home stack. The clock was made with a piece from my stash. I cut it at 3.5" My tag turned out a little too large but I wanted to use the Fiskars corner punch and I had trouble getting it to look right when I made it smaller. The sentiment is stamped with Staz-on ink. The paint is Viva Decor pearl paint and the edge punch is MS. The ribbon is a stash piece. I inked around the lighter paper with Vintage Photo distress ink. Pretty basic but it turned out ok. The clock and the sentiment are popped with pieces of foam tape.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Prairie Fairy DT Call

Prairie Fairy is having a design team call and I'm giving it a go. I'm still learning how to color with the Prismacolor pencils, just be aware it's far from perfect. The digi is supplied for the call so all of you digi lovers out there give it a go! (

Digi - Prairie Fairy
Prismacolor pencils
GCD Cloisonne patterned paper
Offray ribbon
Studio G stamp
Pink paper from my stash
Spellbinders nestabilities - Labels 4
MS ink
Eyelet was purchased at Michael's
Crop A Dile big bite
Fiskars corner punches
EK Success foam squares
I used a 4" x 5.5" card base that came in a package from Michael's The background paper was cut to fit. I printed the image on white cardstock (probably from Walmart) and colored it. I attempted to round all of the corners but one wouldn't work, so on to plan B. I used a different corner punch on the top 2 corners. I think it worked out for the best. I cut the pink piece 1/4" larger than the image, which was an odd size, so I just measured. The label underneath was cut with the same background paper. I inked the edges of the label in pink and stamped the sentiment in green then popped it up on a foam square. I put 2 pics up as I couldn't get the lighting adjusted to my liking.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MPS challenge

Robyn is having a design team call and I'm entering. It's also a birthday card for a friend. After several unsuccessful attempts to make the cat on the Nifty Fifties card I had to switch gears so it's not what I had intended. (I had a new mat, almost new blade and the whiskers ripped off of the cat all 5 times I cut it out. I adjusted everything I could to no avail. Just a warning for those of you who may be attempting this cut.) Robyn and Karlee did a 30 minute card challenge on a live show one evening and this ended up being a little like that. It took a little over 30 minutes, but not much.

The tree is from the Pagoda cartridge and was cut at 3.5". The card base was from a value pack of cards from Michael's. The pink and green papers are from the botanicals pack by The Paper Company, the light brown is Recollections kraft paper and the dark brown is a piece from my stash that's been around several years. The pink paper was cut at 4" x 5.5" and the light brown at 1.5" x 5.5". Both of those pieces were embossed with Cuttlebug folders. The ribbon was purchased in a pack from Big Lots. The dragonfly was punched with a Fiskars mini punch. The sentiment was cut from a Spellbinders labels four die (the third smallest) and stamped with a stamp I got as a gift. The ink is Martha Stewart. I did put some perfect pearls (pearl color) on the tree because the card looked a little dull without it. I used my ATG gun for the background pieces and sentiment, EK Success foam pieces behind the tree, and Scotch quick dry adhesive to attach the dragonfly.

I know it's not a "cute" card, but it fits the recipients personality and, after all, that's the point of making a card for someone.