Sunday, August 19, 2012

Is Fishing a Sport?

DH and I just had this discussion and he says it is, even if it's not in the olympics.  So, here's my card for the current Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  I made this for my wonderful Son in Law using Everyday Paper Dolls for the boat, fish, fishing pole and creel.  I cannot remember what cartridge I used for the underwater ferns.  I used pens to outline the cut details on the fish and boat.  The sentiment is computer generated and it's on a shape from a punch.  The netting in back of the sentiment is an old stamp from Stampin' Up, torn and shaded on the edges.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Top 5 Challenge Winner !

Well, I wasn't the Challenge #123 winner but I was picked by the Design Team as a Top 5 Favorite and that tickles me to no end!!  Doing the happy dance!  Thank you FC DT!!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beach Theme Card for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

This is a card I made for a friend's beach wedding and for the Challenge at Fantabulous Cricut I  used Life Is a Beach for the umbrella and waves, Create A Critter for the palm trees and clouds and Calligraphy for the wine glasses. Those glasses gave me trouble because the outline of the glass was so thin and the size of the glass so small that it didn't cut without tearing so I just cut the glass from white paper and used a fine black marker to go along the outside edge and stem and used a purple marker to color in the "wine". The clouds and palm treees were inked on the edges. The beach was just a torn piece of tan paper, run thru the Xyron and I put real sand on it. I smashed or burnished the sand pretty good and it stuck like a dream. The inside of the card where I attached the gift card was a scrap piece of some paper that looked like beach sand. I used a computer generated sentiment on Georgia Pacific white and matted it on a scrap piece of blue. The flipflops were cut off a scrap piece of scrapbook paper. The envelope was lined with a piece of paper from HL that I've had for ages.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Enfys August Challenge

I did this for the challenge posted by the talented Enfy's .  I used the wonderful cartridge Kate's ABCs.  I cut two purses at 5", put a score line just a tad below the handle on the cut in the back and glued the handles together.  The "Birthday Girl" is from Storybook.  The flowers on the inside are the ones on the purse and were cut at 3 3/4" and the flower used for the envelope seal is on page 23 and was cut at 3 3/4" also.  After doing it, I wish I would have textured the handle and/or the dark pink purse flap but maybe next time.  The envelope is from Wild Card (last envelope on the keypad) and was cut at 6 1/2" in order to accomodate a 5" card. 

These pictures make me realize how much I need a light box or some good lighting to use when taking pictures