Friday, November 26, 2010

An Ornament for my Mom and Dad!

This is an ornament from the discount bin at Canadian Tire. It is glass and about 5" across. I used my gypsy to design the name and frame. I then cut the black vinyl on my cricut. I used double sided tape to apply the glitter in circles and strips.I also put crystals around the frame! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Some More of my Cards!!

See peeps I have been busy!!

Some of my Christmas Cards I made for this Year!

Most are made with the help of my Cricut and Gypsy!!

A Birthday Card for my Honey!!

This is the card I made for my husband for his birthday. It is also entered in the Circle weekly challenge. The challenge was to use a vintage elements,use at least 2 cuts with the cricut and follow the sketch.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

November Circle Challenge

The challenge this month was to make a home decor item that included at least one Cricut cut, an addition of something made with another PC product such as the Yudu, Your Story, Cuttlebug etc. Also to use felt and the color green. Here is my entry for the challenge.

The frame is from a discount store. It has ribbed - glass mat so you see the stand through the glass...don't like that so well for photographing.
I cut vinyl on my Cricut using the Heritage cart for the word "Family" at 1.75". The frame in green and black shadow were cut using the Cricut and the Christmas Cards cart at 4.5" x 5". The flowers are made with the new Cuttlebug Quilling sets, I loved using these fun and the possibilities are endless!! I sprayed the flowers with adhesive and glittered them. The leaves were cut in black felt using the leaf dies from the Quilling set..I had to shim up the stack with a bit of paper to cut the felt right through but the cuts are very crisp!! I added a metal stip from MM that I alcohol inked (Tim Holtz) using the colors Black and Lettuce. I used tulle and ribbon to drape the frame. I love how my project turned out. The people in the picture are my handsome son, John and his beautiful girlfriend, Alicia.

Printer's Tray finally finished.

I have not been posting much lately as I've been so busy. I finally finished the printer's tray for my neighbours. They have a fishing boat called Ocean Twilight. I spent hours tying and labeling the different knots before I actually started the tray.

The tray was spray painted with antique white matte finish. The metal drawer pull is alcohol inked in blues, red, silver and gold. Each square was done as a separate "picture" with the exception of the photos which were cut to line out in the adjacent squares. Stamps were used for the letters in the title "Ocean Twilight". The circles behind the letters were cut on the Cricut from Simply Sweet and are heat embossed. I used many different techniques for the squares, stamping, heat embossing, outline stickers colored with copics and a lot of different embellies from my stash. The letters in the square saying cod were cut from Printing Press cart on the Cricut. The fish netting was saturated with Mod Podge to stiffen it. The lighthouse, anchor, sea gulls and life ring were cut on the Cricut from Life's a Beach cart. The waves were cut from Wall Decor and More. I nailed cording around the frame with tiny finishing nails.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birds of a Feather Challenge

This is a birthday card I made for our youngest son who turned 14 today. I chose an owl for this card. Dustin likes the barn owl who lives on our property.

The owl and his layers are from Create a Critter and was cut at 5". I used flowers from Accent Essentials cut at 1.90" folded in half to make his wings. The little leaves are leftover scraps from my leftover cuts box.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss his layers: Divine swirls on his bottm layer. Mesh texture for his top layer. Swiss dots on his wings.
Stamp is from My Pink Stamper. Papers used also from my scrapbox.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm getting a head start on Christmas Crafting This Year!!

Had a great scrappy weekend!! Got eight of my Christmas cards finished and the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge done!! I love how it turned out!!Here is my challenge entry!! You can't see the glitter on the background very well in the picture but in person it just sparkles!! and the Swarovski crystal gems are so pretty when they catch the light!!

This is the challenge: Projects must be able to hang on your Christmas tree. Use at least 4 cuts using your Cricut and use one other Provo Craft product to add someting to your design.

Here are the products I used:
- the paper is Basic Gray Wassail
- inked with Tim Holtz inks, vintage photo and antique linen
- Sookwang adhesive
- Glitter Ritz glitter
- Ad-tech glue runner
- white organza ribbon
- Jolee's Crystallized gems
- Cricut expression
- Cuttlebug
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Forest Branches
- Christmas Cartridge
- Very Merry Tags Cartridge
- Teardrop Cartridge
- Gypsy (I love my Gypsy)
Cricut Cuts:
- 2 Deer @ 3.5"
Very Merry Tags
- circle tag (flipped) @ 6.02
- circle tag w/ circle frame @ 4.93" from Teardrop cart welded inside to make window. Hide contour used to hide outside of circle frame.
- circle frame @ 4.92
- circle frame shadow @ 4.93
-circle frame blackout @ 4.62
To assemble:
1. Base(back) flipped Circle tag
2.blackout circle frame centered on tag (for stability)
3.windowed circle tag frame shadow
5.Sookwang covered and glittered center of circle frame shadow frame
7. deer (dark)
8.deer (light) offset over dark deer
(deer embossed w/cuttlebug)
9. deer's harness

Would love to see pictures if anyone make something using this pattern! You could use a different cut instead of the deer for the center if you would like.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Enfys is sharing her Goodness and some Goodies!!

Go here and learn how to color with alcohol markers!! And while you are there enter to win a great set of Pro-markers.

Thanks Enfys it's great to learn from one of the best!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My entry for the Imaginisce Monthly Challenge

I really wanted to do this challenge but I only had two pieces of older Imaginisce paper. Yikes!! So I called up my Cricut to the rescue and he didn't fail me!! The challenge was to use at least 75% Imaginisce product and to follow the sketch.

Here is my interpretation.

I flipped the sketch and cut one of the photo spots in half to accomodate my pictures.I am happy with the results!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Look What I've found!! A huge Giveaway!!

I was doing the Imaginisce Blog Hop this morning, what a lot of inspiration!! And Giveaways!! Here is what I found!!