All posts filed under: Cuttlebug

Squigglefly

It’ time for another Squigglefly challenge!  Are you up for it? It’s a Clean and Simple Holiday Theme! I used Holly Ribbons cuttlebug folder to create the embossed background and snowflakes border spellbinder dies for the red panel.  The image is my own “Country Church” available at Squigglefly.   I added some fun flock which I find looks a little dirty in the photo, but is nice and white in real life! A nice easy CAS card for the challenge this week!  I hope you’ll join us at SQUIGGLEFLY!  Please remember to use a Squigglefly image (freebies count too!) to be eligible for the prize. My 6 month term is already finished as part of the Squigglefly DT!   Wow, did that ever fly by!  I had so much fun being on Marlene’s team (GO Marvels!)!!  But don’t be sad, I’ll still be showing you Squigglefly image projects and sharing with my Squigglefly pals!! Thanks to Holly and the Squigglefly team!  Have a creative day everyone and see you over there for the challenge! Deena …

Cricut Baby Christening Card

I have written a new cricut project tutorial for a Baby Christening card framed with soft ribbon.  Of course the framing technique could be used for many different card occasions, not just for baby’s christening.  Just change up the colors and the image!  You can see the full tutorial with step by step photos at CUSTOM CROPS.  They have fabulous projects there and always FREE for you!  I always appreciate your comments and questions if you have any!  Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the Custom Crops tutorial!  Deena Related articles Published! (acreativeneed.wordpress.com)

Country Church Sympathy Card

I made a clean and simple sympathy card tonight using my  ‘Country Church’ image, available at  Squigglefly.   I added touches of gold and sponged the edges with weathered wood distress ink.  The white panel is embossed using the cuttlebug and floral screen folder. Challenges I’m entering: FEATURED STAMPER SCS ~ CASE Truly Scrumptious~ CAS PAPERPLAY ~ white plus one Have a great Monday everyone!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hello;  I always enjoy your company! Deena

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.   Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!  I found one that I wanted  to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.  The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.  I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Masculine Valentine

Masculine Valentines are always a bit tricky I think.   I hope I pulled it off with this! Yes it has ribbons, but I don’t think it’s too frilly and I like the look of the newsprint with the hearts.  I stamped a sheet of newsprint  using an Impression Obsession Cover – a – Card background stamp. Then, I stamped the hearts and love sentiment (Daisy and Dandelion clear stamps- Candyfloss and Marshmallow stamps).  I punched them  using a 1 1/4″ square punch.  The strip of white card stock is embossed with the Sizzix notes die using the cuttlebug.  The base card is Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray card stock and I used grey and satin red Stampin’ Up! ribbon for embellishment. Thanks for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Deena

Come in From the Cold

Crafty Creations Challenges is heating things up this week!  Jaime has set the challenge asking us to turn up the heat with embossing, hot beverages, or hot destinations! I like to warm up with a cup of coffee, my preferred cup of comfort! I stamped and heat embossed the cup directly onto a Basic Grey dp using versamark to stamp it and a versamark pen to fill in the inside cup area,  too.  Once it was completely embossed, I cut it out. The Kraft card stock is embossed with d’vine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder.  The steam swirl and sentiment mat are cut with the Cricut Expression. (Accent Essentials and Home Decor)  The base card is chocolate chip card stock. Stamps: Flourishes Coffee with Friends It has been seriously cold this last few days here in Montreal; a brutal – 25 celcius yesterday!!  Today it seemed almost tolerable at -17 celcius!  I sincerely hope you are experiencing warmer temperatures and I will just keep dreaming about Jamaica where I will be soaking up the sun soon… …

Nice Ride

My husband recently bought himself  a 2005  papaya orange  Audi  TT coupe quatro.  He’d been longing for a sports car for a while and  after struggling for some time with his practical self, gave in to the pleasure of owning a second car built for speed and performance, instead of child car seat capacity and luggage space.  Although he did ask my opinion, I have never been interested in cars, nor do I know a thing about them, but I knew it meant a lot to him, so I left it to him to decide what to do.  He originally wanted it in yellow, but found this great papaya orange instead!  At first I really didn’t like the idea of the yellow or any other bright color, but now I have to admit that I think the orange is a really cool look for this car! This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge was set by Claire (hopejacare) to the theme of  TRANSPORTATION.  So, I thought I’d make a card to congratulate Des on the purchase of …

Summer’s just about here!

My boys have 1 1/2 days left of school!! I’ve definitely got some mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand I am looking forward to the hot summer days and spending time with them in the pool and having time to play with them, carefree with  NO HOMEWORK and NOT having to make any more packed lunches! But on the other hand, I know that it also means hearing “I’m bored” every time they stop moving for half a second, and breaking up squabbles between brothers, and having many neighborhood kids running around my house at all hours of the day!  No more peaceful mornings for me!! Oh well, I am quite certain the happy moments will outweigh the others!  I’m ready! Bring it on!! I’ve made another thank you card for one of their teachers (I need 4 ) and I’ve used the sketch from Monday’s CAS challenge on SCS. Let me know what you think! I stamped, cut out and paper pieced the books using Unity Stamps Hodgepodge of  Happiness. The notepaper …

Flourishes Sweet Strawberries

I’ve made this card for Steve and Donna; friends of my MIL who have been so wonderful in helping her, my SIL and our family in every way possible since my MIL was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  They have always been very good friends to my MIL, but they just went above and beyond if you know what I mean!  I made this on Wednesday after seeing the FTTC69 (one layer card),and was going to drop it in the mail for them today. Sadly, I am up at 5:30 am, writing this post because we got the phone call in the night that my sweet Mother In Law has passed on. I could not go back to sleep of course, so I am up trying to clear my head (and keep busy at the same time…is that possible?) before my boys wake up.  My husband, Des, has managed to get back to sleep (I hope).  We will have to make plans to go to New Brunswick, but we have no details yet.  When and how …