Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Congrats! - Cricut® Explore Air

Hello Peeps!

Long time, no see! I have been so busy with commissions and other things that I've neglected my lovely blog :o( 

A big slap on the wrist for me.

I made a couple of cards for Julia and Kate (daughters of a lovely friend of ours) who had both done excellent in their exams. I made them both the same, but with different colour themes. I found a fab 'congrats' in the Cricut® images and knew it would be perfect for what I had in my head.

Today I will show you one of the cards I did in bright, zingy colours.

What you need...

Digital die image: Congrats! (#M3CA78) - Wild Card 2 Cartridge; Star (#M36580) - Summer Bliss Seasonal - Cricut®
Card stock: aqua, black, bright pink, lime
Gems: clear

What you do...

Select the images and add to the Design Space.
Re-size the images to suit and cut out in aqua, black, bright pink and lime card.
Assemble and attach to the centre of a white 13.5cm square blank.
Add gems to the stars and around the wording to finish.

This is such a bright, fun and funky card and Julia was over the moon with it - especially the little bottle of Prosecco that we got her as well :o)

For her sister Kate, I did the same card but in lovely yummy ice cream colours. I'll show you that one later.

Thank you for popping by and having a look. Take care! xx

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

You're My Type!

Afternoon peeps!

How are you all out there is craft land? Simon and I did a boot sale of craft making goodies this morning. A big hello and thank you to all the lovely peeps I met this morning :o)

For all you cat lovers out there, I have another card to show you that I did as part of a set of three cards from a recent issue of Crafts Beautiful.

What you need...

Stamp: You're My Type (40-325) - Penny Black
Patterned papers: Dots & Stripes 8x8 Paper Pad (#DS15032) - Echo Park
Card stock: white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Ribbon: brown
Hemp cord: brown
Button: white

What you do...

Stamp the image and sentiment onto white card, when dry, colour in.
Cover a landscape A6 blank with orange polka dot paper. 
Trim the image to 10cm x 11cm and mat to the left of the blank.
Tie a white button to a length of brown ribbon and fix to the right of the image, as shown. 

I just adore the daft look on the faces of these cats from Penny Black. Click here to take you to a previous post with another card featuring one of these cats.

Don't forget there is lots of inspiration, ideas, projects, hints, tips and free downloads on the Crafts Beautiful website. You need to register to be able to download, but it's quick, easy and free to do.

Well, my lovelies. I have to sign off for now. Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon! :o) xx

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Monday, 7 September 2015

Sunflower Card - Cricut® Explore Air

Good evening folks!

I hope you are all well. 

It's that time of year when sunflowers are blooming, so I would like to share with you a little note card I made featuring a bold sunflower. It was created with the help of my lovely Cricut® Explore Air.

What you need...

Digital die image: Sunflower (#M41232) - Stretch Your Imagination Summer Cartridge - Cricut®
Card stock: black, bright yellow, brown
Gems: clear
Rub-on sentiment; black
Punch: corner rounder

What you do...

Select the image and add to the Design Space.
Re size the sunflower to suit and cut out in black, bright yellow and brown card.
Assemble the sunflower and attach to the top left of a white 12cm square blank, so that overlaps the top and side. Add a gem to the sunflower.
Apply the sentiment and round the lower right corner.

My sunflowers haven't started flowering yet, but I don't think it will be too long :o) Then again, we haven't had much sun here lately - it's supposed to be on its way though.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like my little card. Take care and I'll be back soon xxx

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #17 - Win a $15.00 Gift Certificate from Tiddly Inks!

Good evening all!

I am well and truly shattered after my Zumba workout, if that isn't punishment enough I stay for an extra half an hour of torso training... and I do it all again on Thursday night!

Okay, swiftly on to this month's Cosmic Colour Challenge, it being #17. Please see the previous post for the Winner and Top3 of last month's challenge.

Most crafters are now getting on with their Christmas cards, so I've come up with a lovely Christmas colour palette for you...

Here is my card using all the colours...

Of course you don't have to make a Christmas cards :o)

The lucky winner of this challenge will win a $15.00 Gift Certificate from Tiddly Inks.

The winner can grab a Challenge Winner 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

Three runner up cards will be chosen and they can grab the Challenge Top 3! 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

There is also a 'play along' badge that you can grab if you wish. The codes can be found in the 'Cosmic Colours Challenge Badges' page.

The challenge will run until 30th September 2015 - 23:55 (GMT+1)

Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely creations!

Challenge Rules...

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Cosmic Colours #16 Winner & Top 3!

Hello lovelies!

I'm here to give you the Winner & Top 3 for last month's challenge - #16. There weren't many entries last month, but a big heartfelt thank you to you lovely and talented crafters who did enter :o)

All your creations were wonderful, and as usual it was really hard to pick a winner. The lucky winner of a $15.00 Gift Certificate from Kenny K is.... ta da da da da da dah!

#5 - Bunny! 

Congrats Bunny! If you contact me with your email address and I will arrange to get your prize to you. don't forget to grab your 'Winner' badge!

The Top 3 are...

#1 - Jen L
#4 - KT Fit Kitty
#8 - Taunya

Well done ladies! Remember to grab your 'Top 3' badge for your blog.

Thank you all again for entering, I love looking at what you create with the colour palette. I'm off now to get ready for my Zumba class, so I'll be back later with a new colour challenge. 

TTFN! xx

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