KDB is at it again with a Spring Challenge this week! I used the Rainy Day Bears and Shoe House files to create this card. This challenge is a great reminder that Spring really is around the corner. Soon there will be flowers popping up everywhere and butterflies flittering about. Happy Crafting!
I am so proud to announce that I have been invited to join the Design Team at Bitten by the Bug 2. I have truly enjoyed entering the fun weekly challenges and now I get to be a part of designing those challenges. Please click on the image above and visit the BBTB2 website to join in our weekly challenges. You will not only have fun, but you will be inspired, praised, and get to interact with a really great group of talented crafters. Don't forget to visit the Design Team page where you can meet each member and read their respective bio. Watch for my first design on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Blessings to everybody and happy crafting!!!
The Design Team at BBTB2 is at it again with a new challenge. This week is a baby challenge of any project as long as you use at least one Cricut cartridge. One of my favourite Cricut cartridges is Suburbia and that is what I cut the mother and baby from; and the sentiment is cut from Word Bubbles. I wanted to add humour to my card. The patterned paper and stamps are cut from Graphic45 Little Darlings Collection. Happy crafting!!!
This week's challenge on BBTB2 is a sympathy card challenge. While we probably have more birthday or Christmas cards in our stock, we at some time will need a sympathy card. I think its best to have a few made up to keep in your stock. It may be hard or too emotional to create a sympathy card for someone very close.
I used a few Cricut cartridges to make this project. I used My Quiet Book for the trees and pond, Noah's ABCs for the dove, Ole for the sun (and I sliced it in the Design Space), and the sentiment tag came from my favourite "go to" cartridge, CTMH Art Philosophy. I finished the card off with some cloud embossing and sponging around the edges to soften the card a bit. I really never get too crazy with much bling on sympathy cards. I prefer to focus on God's creations (ie. the trees, water, sun, dove, etcetera).
I have discovered another fabulous SVG website. Kaboodle Bug Designs. I am in heaven with all the wonderful things I can cut, print, and make with my Cricut Explore! KBD has a freebie file every week! Who does not love FREE??!!
So KBD has a bi-weekly challenge. This is the Anything Winter Challenge. I found this "Warm Winter Wishes" file on the KBD website and I immediately knew what I was going to do. I ended up baking a loaf of chocolate banana peanut butter bread for my next door neighbours and made this card to go with the goodies. The birdie spins around (I thought the little ones would love playing with the card). I could truly make cards and treats for people every day!
I got the new Cricut Explore last summer and completely forgot about my blog. I was too busy making fun crafts with my new machine. I love the Cricut Explore. It has printing and writing features. It can also cut SVG files.
Speaking of SVG files, the file used on this card is from Treasure Box Designs. This site has some of the cutest characters and animals I have seen. The site is reasonably priced as well.
As most of you know my husband and I love travelling in our motorhome. This motorhome looks just like ours!!!
If you have not already done so, go check out Cricut Lovers Guide to Design Space on Facebook. This group is a wonderful mix of people all over the world who help each other out with the Cricut Explore and Design Space. You can ask any question and have answers within in seconds. I am proud to be a part of this positive and supportive group. Go check out their weekly Craft Bingo Card Challenge!
I was at a crop a couple of weekends ago and a gal was making these Centre Step Cards. I love step cards because of the 3D dimension that is added. But this centre step card actually gives the illusion of a box card with a 'scene" in it. This card was made for a friends birthday. You will find the size, cuts and scores below:
Centre Step Card