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Sunday, 30 June 2013

The FCCB Cricut Crawl is nearly here !! x !!

TOMORROW IS CRICUT CRAWL DAY !! x !!

Please make a date and come and visit us on the FCCB blog and then all the fabulous  Design Team Member's  blog's 

Don't forget we have 7 wonderful new ladies joining us with lots more amazing inspiration to share
YIPPEE !!
Hope 2 c u soon !!


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Artiste Cartridge Toppers !! (There is always a catch!!) x

I have some more of my Artiste Cartridge toppers to share today !!
I absolutely love this merry go round it reminds me of being a little girl again !!
Happy memories !!
 

I love that we can make our own Jigsaws, the pieces stay linked together until the are gently pulled apart meaning that it is easy to stamp and colour
I made this with acetate and then added the buttons ... so sweet !!

SO TO THE REAL POINT O|F THIS POST !!
(There's always a catch somewhere, he he he)

OVER AT THE
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
(FCCB)
WE ARE HAVING A CRICUT CRAWL STARTING ON MONDAY 1st JULY

Fantabulous Cricut

Please come and visit us over at FCCB and then go see the amazing Design Team ladies blogs
We have 7 fantastic new DT members to introduce, prizes and lots of laughs along the way !!

Monday, 24 June 2013

WOW !!! x

Oh my goodness gracious me !! 
My wedding card from last Mondays post for FCCB made the DoCraft's Creativity Newsletter !!
BUT
I would never have known had it not been for Zanthe who left me a lovely comment on my DoCrafts Gallery!!!
WOW !!
Thanks Hunni you just made my day !!

You can visit my gallery here
under the username
xxcalamityxx


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Father's Day (Last one!!)

This is the last of this years Father's Day cards, it's a quicky make using an old Dandelion and Daisy Docrafts decoupage kit
I used core'dinations card stock
rubbing off some of the surface colour and adding a little Frayed Burlap distress ink 
I added a kaisercraft sentiment, the decoupage fish and a few gems - jobs a good one !!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Anything Goes Challenge 95 Buttons Pearl and Lace

Welcome to my post for the start of the latest Anything Goes Challenge
Its one of my favourite challenge's
Button's Pearl and Lace !!
Our challenge is open for the next two weeks so please come and visit us and play along
I started my card with the beautiful Crafty Individuals stamp, cut her out using the smallest Spellbinder 5x7  card creator die and used Kaisercraft Lace stamp to fill in the top and botton of the die cut
I used black card for the second layer, using pink frantage and tarnished silver Cosmic Shimmer UTEE and the lace stamp embossed in white
I used a Marianne design heart to frame my pearl button and used cheese cloth and netting
The live love laugh stamps are this months Stamper's freebie 
There is also some home made music washi tape peeking through and
the back ground is a words stamp inked onto pearl card stock 


Many of the products used are available at the Craft Den, Lynne's on line shop. Check out my side bar for details of her classes, more coming soon!!

I would like to share my card in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy - Button Up (28th June)
Live and Love Crafts - Birthstones (30th June) Pearl
Marianne's Design Diva's - Lace and Pearls (14th July)
The Hobby House - Anything Goes (27th June)
Country View Crafts - Die Cuts (30th June)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (21st June)


Monday, 17 June 2013

FCCB Challenge #165 Wedding Days

Happy Monday !!
Welcome to my post for this weeks FCCB Challenge
#165 WEDDING DAYS
We are celebrating the wedding season today and invite you all to join us by visiting our blogs, making your own project and joining in the challenge for the chance of a blog prize and  much coveted TOP 5 place !!

Our challenge is open from 0800 Monday until 1900 on Sunday evening (US Mountain time)
All you have to do is USE and NAME at least one Cricut Cartridge on your project which can be either a card of gift
I used George and Basic Shapes to cut a white Hessian mat and a cream matt to form the background of my 6"x6" white card
I roughed up the edges and used Aged Mahogany Distress ink on all the edges before I stuck them down with Cosmic Shimmer Glue 
OOPPS !! Nearly forgot to mention the cream card also has white/gold Frantage embossing powder sprinked on it too
I cut the triangle layer at 140cm from the Artiste Cartridge
I cut the heart and wedding sentiment with Artiste, with more Frantage and distress ink
I also heat embossed the wedding word with 3 layers of clear powder
I have used a mis-match of pretties on my card layering Raffia under the heart, lace on top of it and cheese cloth on the top right corner with some netting and a gorgeous ribbon for good measure too
I made the pin and added the heart charm holding it on with gold jewellery wire wrapping it around my poky tool to make the coils
I used punches for the butterflies, flowers and leaves and added pearls to finish
Don't forget to pop over to FCCB and leave the DT some love!!

I would also like to share my card with the following challenges
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon (Weds 19th June)
The Hobby House - Anything Goes (27th June)
Country View Crafts - Die Cuts (30th June)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (21st June)


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day x

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY !!
Sending love and hugs to all our fabulous Dad's and Grandad's

I have seen this gorgeous little shirt and it's matching envelope on several blog's this week and I just had to make one ...
...or two!!
I hadn't realised how easy it was to match the envelope to the card on the Cricut or I may well have made them much much earlier lol 
I cut the envelope at fit to page and then the card and elements resized automatically 
Easy Peasy !! - Thanks Rachel !!
All of the sentiments and the shapes are cut with the Artiste cartridge
with a little Distress Ink in Faded Jeans for some definition
I decided to make the inside match the outside and then added a piece of card for writing on
Super Simple's and lots of fun!!

I would like to share my card at
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
A Gem of a Challenge - Father's Day/Male (21st June)
Simply Create Too - Father's Day (20th June)
Dream Valley Challenges - Fathers Day (27th June)


Monday, 10 June 2013

FCCB Challenge #164 Father's Day

I have cheated with my Father's Day card for FCCB challenge this week !!
(No points for noticing it's a birthday card!!)
Technically it's not my week and the lovely Robin, boss lady and chief whip cracker may choose to chuck it out lol 
BUT 
I'm gonna share it anyway's !!

I spent rather a long time making the "Lincoln Treable's Dart Board" from many black and white circles cut with the George and Basic shapes Cricut cartridge
I heat embossed the edge of each of the white circles to make them look like the wires 
and stuck them on the black ones
I embossed thin strips of card and the numbers which I cut with the Artiste Cartridge 
I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink "splats" and used a "beer" stain stamp as the background. The Birthday sentiment was a freebie from Do Crafts
I made my dart with a broken stem and Shane's own flight cut in half, then I moulded the dart with Martha Stewart Air Clay and let it dry in place before sticking it down 

Thank you for sharing my gate crashing card, I'm a tinsy winsy bit proud of it lol
Please pop over to FCCB and check out the real challenge cards made by the DT to celebrate Father's Day


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Anything Goes Challenge 94 Father's Day

Welcome to my post for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog
This fortnight we are celebrating Father's everywhere and are inviting you to play along and share your own Father's Day cards

I have done another stamp design for my card and I think I like it ?? !! ??


I used a mixture of craft, white and black card  for my layers and stuck them onto a 6"x6" tent fold card


I used this fabulous Kaisercraft stamp for the main image and coloured elements of it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The sentiment is also Kaisercraft


I used a random assortment of stamps for the white layers and the insert, the grungy look is growing on me but I made such a mess with the Distress Inks that I had to cover the back as well


I absolutely love these coffee stain stamps but I cannot for the life of me remember who makes them even though it's not that long since I purchased them
Lynn stocks some beautiful stamps in her shop The Craft Den (Links to Lynne's blog)
 Please pop along and have a look for yourselves when her new web site, which is under construction, is up and running (Coming very soon!!)
Our challenge is open for the next 2 weeks it's one of my favourite challenges because I absolutely love looking at all the cards and projects for some much needed inspiration where the boy's in our lives are concerned lol !!


Monday, 3 June 2013

FCCB Challenge #163 Ruffles, Ribbons and Bows


Happy Monday !!

Today is the start of another challenge over at FCCB and we are decorating our projects with at least 2 different ribbons as well as the obligatory Cricut cuts that we all love !!

Challenge #163 Ruffles,Ribbons and Bows
Use 2 types of ribbon on your project

My card is also for my Nan who recently celebrated her 92nd Birthday
I must have had something of a brain storm  because I took my photographs before I added the bling and didn't take a finished pic at all !!
My Cricut cut is the Elegant Edges cartridge flower pattern behind the decoupage topper which is a Hunkydory freebie kit

Please pop over and see the DT projects on the FCCB challenge blog and then join in the fun with your own project. The challenge is open until 1900 (MT) Sunday evening and I will be announcing the winners of last weeks challenge on Wednesday as always


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