Monday, 24 January 2011

Challenge Me Monday #44 Neglected Cartridge


Hello,
Did everyone have a good weekend?

I sort of did, my daughter is un-well, and I woke up yesterday
with chills, fever, and a runny nose!!!
And my eyes feel like they have sand paper in them!!

I sort of feel like I have a cold with hayfever....
can you even have hayfever this time of year?

So my weekend wasn't all bad though, got some 
cards made for some up coming birthdays. 
And started working on decorations
for my daughters birthday. Will post pics soon:)

Ok so today over at FCCB Challenge Me Monday
the challenge is to create a project useing a
neglected Cricut Cartridge!
I have a couple of those LOL, I think we all do. 

The prize this week is "Welcome Spring" Cricut Cartridge
The images on this cartridge are soooo cute!!!


So here is the card I made

 Items used:
White and Black,Silver and Lime Green cardstock
Papers by MME- Complete Boy
Ribbon from stash
Glitter Glue

Stamp- Sweet and Toxic by TGF
I coloured the boy in with Promarkers

Cricut Cartridge-Indie Art
I got this cartridge as part of the free promotion from Provocraft.
Looked over it a few times but have not used anything from it!!
So when this challenge came up , I thought it would be the perfect time 
to try some of the cuts out.

This cartridge to me seems more for the males...my husband likes almost all the images on it.
He has even asked me to cut him some images out lol

I wanted to create a card useing the toxic sign, and since the challenge was of a neglected 
cartridge..I thought I would push myself a bit more and do something 
also with  neglected papers and stamps!! 
We all have those as well!!! hehehe

Thanks for looking,
Have a great day :)
Cheryl


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #58

Hello,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :)
I am taking it easy today hehe, my daughter isnt feeling so good. So have been snuggling her for 
most of the morning. When she is un-well she gets very clinging, not that, that is a
bad thing because it isn't!!
I love cuddles!!!

Can you tell when your kids are sick? 
I can , normally my kids are so out-going, happy, and talkative. And 
when they are sick its like a 360 degree turn, they just have no enegry and lay and dont do anything!!
Really upsets me!!

But anyways...

Over at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week its all about snowmen!!
Since it is the middle of winter, it seems very fitting.
You can use any snowman from any Cricut cartridge!
And if you dont like them or if you dont have any you can create one on the Gypsy!

So here is the card I made


Sorry for the picture being a little dark!
I think it was partly to do with the colour cardstock I used.

I created this pocket card useing the really simple instructions over at 
SplitCoast Stampers. You can find the tutorial here.
 I was very pleased with how easy it was to create and will be making more of them!!!

Items used:
Deep Mauve cardstock
Ribbon and eyelet from stash
Papers from Papermania
Black Sakura Glaze pen
Mango Promarker

I used the snowman from the Gypsy Wanderings cart, and I altered it. 
I used the hide feature on the gypsy to hide the scrolls and face 
on the snowman, and the hole in the hat. 
 
I cut the snowman and all the bits out at 
width-3.19inches and height-3.63inches.
 
Once I sized the snowman and all the bits, I used the copy feature on the gypsy
and copied the hat, scarf, and arms 2 more times, and then I went in 
and used the hide feature again to hide the bits I didnt want. Since I 
was cutting it out on a 12x12 mat it took a little bit to hide everything,
but then I was able to cut everything out at once.

Once my snowman was put together I used Sakura black glaze pen to 
create the eyes and buttons and used 
Mango Promarker to create the nose.

Thanks for looking :)
Cheryl

Friday, 21 January 2011

MAWTT Challenge Flowers

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend!

I am, I just found out that I was picked for the top 3 over at MAWTT Challenge blog!! 

Thank you all so much!!

This week at MAWTT Challenge, the challenge is flowers and a sketch. 

Here is a picture of the sketch

The design team have done a really good job!! Their cards are all very cute! 
You can enter up to 3 cards for this challenge!! 

And the prize this week is from  


 The prize is an 8 inch label clock kit includeing 1 inch board numbers.
The kit comes with everything you need to create a working clock. 
Just add your own layout for a unique clock!!

So here are the cards I have made.

Items used:
Red,White,Orange Cardstock
Ribbon,Buttons and Twin from stash
Papers DCWV-Citrus Collection
White Gelly Roll Pen
Glitter Glue

3-d Magnolia flower, a free SVG file from SVGCUTS
I cut it out on my cricut.
I sanded the paper down to give the branch and flower more of a distressed look,
I then used Mango Promarker on the flower before adding glitter glue.
 
2nd card
Items used:
Orange and White cardstock
Ribbon from stash
Papers DCWV- Citrus Collection
Flowers I punched
Kandi's Rhinestone Setter
Glitter Glue

Stamp: Monty's Brolly
I used promarkers on him
Fur- Vanilla,Tan,Chestnut
Ear and nose-Coral
Tail-Coral, Iced Grey#4
Flower-Poppy, Mustard, Mango, Honeycomb and Pumpkin
Stem-Leaf Green, Forrest Green, Moss Green
Clothes- Top: Pastel Yellow and Buttercup 
Pants: Denim Blue and Powder Blue

Thank you for looking :)
Cheryl

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

MAWTT Challenge

Hello and good morning :)

Over at MAWTT the challenge is to create a project useing the theme
"Make Your Dreams Come True"
and to create a project with something to 
realize your goals or dreams.

The design team has done a fab job with  bringing their dreams and goals to paper!!!

The prize this week is £10.00 to spend at Crafters Companion

Well my dream is to one day fly in a hot air balloon. 

Its something I have
always thought about doing, but just not ever had
enough  money to do it. But now that my kids are getting older, I think its something I 
would rather do as a family day out.

I also love going to see hot air balloon races. Its so pretty seeing all the
different shapes and colours. And watching them rise into the sky and seeing around 100 or more is pretty spectacular!

 And its always nice when you turn on a nice spring or summer day and 
catch a glimpse of one floating by in the sky.

So here is my card for this challenge


Items used: 
 White cardstock
Papers from DCWV-Linen Closet
Ribbon from stash
MS border punch
White Gelly Roll Pen
Twine
Sizzix Texture plate

I created the hot air balloon in MTC and cut it out on my cricut machine.

Thanks for looking:)
Cheryl

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Fantabulous Cricut :Challenge Me Monday

Hello,
Just a quick post this evening and a Big Thank you!!

First I would like to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people 
who have stopped by and left comments and started following my blog!!
Really means alot to know that there are such nice
people out there that find some inspiration
in what I am creating!!

 And second:
 Challenge #43 is called "Sweet Shop"
Incorperate something sweet on your project.(i.e.-Icecream, candy,cake, etc.) 
from any of the Cricut cartridges

The prize this week is- Opposties Attract Cricut cartridge from Memory Miser 

This is the first time for me entering this challenge!
So be kind LOL :)

And here is the card I made


Items used:

Black, Brown, Pink ,White and Teal cardstock
Glitter Glue
Ribbon from stash
Goggle Eyes
Sizzix Texture Plate

I created this card on my Gypsy useing the 
Simply Charmed cartridge.

Shadow Layer size is Width-3.23 Height-6.06 inches
I welded 2 together to get the base of the card.

The rest of the pieces were sized the same so they would all fit together.

Thanks for looking:)
Cheryl







Anyone for Anya Challenge: Bows

Good Afternoon!

 Last weeks challenge at Anyone for Anya was a
colour scheme. 

You can see my post here

I am so happy to say that they picked me to be in their
TOP 3!!! 

And I can now display their banner on my page :)



Thank you very much!!  
Means a lot to me !!!

And now for
this weeks challenge at
The challenge is Bows!!

The design team have done some really cute cards 
to show the many ways you can use Bows on projects!!  

Reemeber to use only The Greeting Farm or CC Designs stamps !

This weeks sponsor is

 And the prize is a $15 for you to spend in their shop!!!!!

So here is the card I have created


 
Items used:
White Cardstock
Core'dinations Colour Core Element Tones, 
I sanded the paper down to give it more of a worn feel.
Papers by: DCWV-Linen Closet
Ribbon from stash
Sewing Machine
Kandi's Rhinestone setter

Stamp: TGF-Anya Love
I used promarkers on her.
Colours are:
Skin tones: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron
Cheeks: Soft peach and Coral
Hair: Tan, Sandstone, Cocoa, and Chestnut
Apron and Shoes: Soft Green

I used the Kandi Rhinestone setter to add some bling to her shoes and the card.

Thanks for looking :)
Cheryl











Sunday, 16 January 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge

Hello,
Another quick post today!

Over at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is a colour scheme.

You can choose any cricut image, but the catch is you must use black , red and white!!
Your card or project must be in by Jan. 18th

So this is the card I made
I wanted it to be more of a male card. 

Items used:
Red, white and black cardstock
Sizzix Texture plate
Black ribbon from stash
Glitter Glue

Cricut cart: Simply Charmed and Create a Critter

I sized the images on my Cricut Gypsy

I cut the heart out at height -3.01inches
width -7 inches 
The I love u was cut at height -1.36
width-2.46

Thanks for looking:)
Cheryl




My Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Good Morning !

Hope everyone is having a lovely day:)

If you have not been to My Pink Stamper , you should head on over!! Robyn is having her monthly 
blog hop.

She is also giving away her Cricut DvD set called Cricut layouts.
All you have to do is leave a comment on her post in order to have a chance to win !!

I dont own any of My Pink Stampers stamp sets yet :(
But am working on fixing that.......her stamps are so darn cute!!!
And they work perfectly with a lot of the Cricut carts.

I had fun playing along in the blog hop and this 
is the card I made for the challenge.


Items used:
Light and Hot pink cardstock
MS Border Punch
Kandi Rhinestone setter
Papers from DCWV-Spring Stack
and
My Minds Eye-Penny Lane
Ribbon from stash

Cricut cart: Create a Critter
I cut the owl out at 3 1/2
and the branch out at 2 3/4

Thanks for looking :) 
Cheryl








Saturday, 15 January 2011

Anyone for Anya Challenge

Hello and Goodmorning !!

This post should of been posted a couple days ago...but I have been busy. 
My son for his health and social care class at school has , had to make a baby mobile. So I have been helping him with that! Will post pictures once it is all complete.


Today I have made a card for the challenge over at  Anyone For Anya ? The challenge is to create a card useing the colour scheme in the picture below.


The prize you can win this week is in the picture below

So here is the card I came up with.

Items used:
White, Lilac, and Hot Pink cardstock
Papers from Papermania Rose Garden
Kandi Rhinestone setter
White Jelly Roll Pen
Flowers from Xcut flower punch
Nestabilities
Glitter Glue

I cut the "8 Today" on my cricut expression machine

Stamp from: TGF Anya Love Set
I used Promarkers on the image.
 Then I used Kandi's Rhinestone setter to add gems 
to the flowers and the clothes.
And to finish I added a little bit of glitter glue to the heart.

Thanks for looking:)
Cheryl









Tuesday, 4 January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful and bright Christmas!

I know we did, it snowed on my birthday!! And alot of snow at that!!
I also got some really cute crafting bits for Christmas!! More on that in a bit.

So to get the New Year started off, I created a new blog, from my previous blog you will already know and understand why. 
But there was a couple of reason behind the change:
1.Just some rather rude comments about the name of the blog...rude comments!
2.People were just really having a hard time either remebering the name or they couldnt find it .
3.So it was the right thing to do !

So...What did you all get for Christmas?

I finally got a Cricut Gypsy!! And a couple Cricut cartridges, and a Kandi Rhinestone setter. If you have not seen the Kandi Rhinestone setter yet, it is a very cool tool!! 

So new things I have planned for this year:
Going to hopefully be making some video tutorials on different things!
Also going to be doing some product reviews of different items.

So I hope you all will join me:)

Thanks again,
Cheryl