Sunday, September 13, 2015

Another Chalkboard Christmas Tag

Here's a second tag I made:

I adore this snowman cut from Cricut Christmas Kitsch cartridge. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chalkboard Christmas Tag

Found these great chalkboard tags at Dollarama and decided to make a Christmas tag using vinyl:

I'm really loving the Cricut 3D Floral Home Decor cartridge and seem to be using it a lot lately. 

Thanks for visiting. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Altered LED Candle - "welcome"

Saw a post on Facebook where someone else has altered these LED candles available from Dollar Tree and so, I had to give it a try:

Such an easy project using contact paper and my Cricut Explore. 

Thanks for visiting. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mixed Media Inspired Thanksgiving Tag

It's Canadian Thanksgiving Day this Monday and so here's a Thanksgiving tag I made that was inspired by a variety of mixed media canvases I've seen:

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the tag (Platin Schoolbook cartridge) and flowers (CTHM Art Philosophy cartridge). The leaves/branches are a die (Winter Branch) from Die-Namites Cutting Dies. I also used various papers, lace, glitter, some washi tape and rhinstones/half pearls. For texture, I ran the tag through my Cuttlebug with the Poppy embossing folder by Anna Griffin. The brick pattern on the right hand side was created with a stencil I cut with my Explore (CMTH Artbooking cartridge) from a transparency sheet and drywall compound. Colour was added to the cuts, the lace and over the "bricks" with Copics, Silks Acrylic Glaze and Momento inkpads.

 Hope you like my tag.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Christmas Cards -Cricut Explore Print Then Cut

I've been trying out the Print Then Cut feature of the Cricut Explore using the Santa's Village cartridge that was originally made for the Cricut Imagine. Here are two Christmas cards with the Santas printed with my HP laser printer then cut on the Cricut Explore.
Thanks for checking out my cards.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Courage Card

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I've posted, but my real job and a short family vacation have cut into my crafting time.
Over at the Die-Namites Blog, they are hosting a challenge for July with a sketch and an optional dare to use the color blue.
Here's my card for the Challenge (I opted not to do the dare):

I love this quote from Mignon McLaughlin.
I used the Die-Namites Fall Breeze and Leafy Flourish dies.
Supplies Used: 

Cricut  Explore & Design Studio Application
Cricut Close To My Hear Artbooking Cartridge (Banner)
Recollections card base
Cuttlebug Machine
Die-Namites Die - Fall Breeze
Die-Namites Die - Leafy Flourish
MS Word (Sentiment)
HP Color LaserJet 2605dn
Scrap Paper from my stash
Recollections Cardstock
DCWV The Music Stack Carstock
Studio G Dye Ink (for inking edges)
Fiskars Ink (for inking edges)
Studio G Rhinstones
Silks Acrylic Glaze (Gold)
Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Gold)
Recollections Butterfly (clip removed from back)
Self-adhesive foam mounts


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Flowers and Grapevine Times Two - Wreath and Wreath Card

Are you ready for spring?  In my part of the world, spring hasn't fully arrived and, so, I'm missing the spring flowers that have yet to bloom.  What's a paper crafter to do when feeling melancholy over the lack of flowers - why, create her own of course.  First the wreath:

For this wreath, I used several layers (well about 18) of the  six-petal (heart-shaped) flower cut from Cricut's Flower Shoppe cartridge.  For the center flower, the largest (bottom) layer was cut at 5 inches and the smallest (top) at 1 inch and the layers in between getting progressively smaller from bottom to top.  I dipped each layer in water (try not to get them too wet), crumpled the wet paper into a wad, uncrumpled them while still damp and then stacked them using a brad to hold the layers together. 

After shaping the centers to hide the brad, I let the flowers dry overnight and then used a dry brush and Inka Gold Metallic Rub to gild the edges of the petals .  

Next the card:

For the flowers on the card, I used a rolled flower from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge cut at 0.9 inches.  Using a quilling tool with  the outer end of the paper inserted into the eye hole, I tightly rolled up the cut until I  reached the center of the flower. Next, I pulled out the quilling tool to release the paper, added quick dry glue to the end piece of the cut that is the bottom of the flower and hold it until the glue dries.

Both these project were created as "sample" inspirations for a challenge I'm leading for the Circleville National Scrapbooking Weekend on the Cricut Circle Message Board. 

Supplies Used - Wreath
Cricut Expression  2 & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut  Flower Shoppe Cartridge (Flowers )
Cricut ZooBalloo Cartridge (Welcome) 
Grapevine Wreath
Dollar Store Pick (taken apart for the plastic leaves)  
Inka Gold Metallic Rub
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Supplies Used - Card
Cricut Expression  2 & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut  Close to My Heart - Artiste  Cartridge (Flower)
Cricut  Close to My Heart - Art Philosophy Cartridge (Leaves)
Cuttlebug Machine
Cuttlebug Anna Giffrin Poppy Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Coolio Companion Embossing Folder
Memory Box Grapevine Wreath Die
Spellbinders Page Maps  Die - Tags & Flags
Stampin' Up Teen Tiny Wishes Stamp (sentiment)
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Martha Stewart Edge Punch  (Double Loops)
Recollections Card Base 
Recollections Glimmer Cardstock
Recollections Cardstock
Momento Dye Ink (Angel Pink) for Edges
Craft Smart Embossing Pad
Zing Embossing Powder (Neon Pink)
Dollar Store Pearl Stickers
Self-adhesive foam mounts