All posts tagged: Cricut

Holly Ribbons Christmas Card

I’ve created the sentiment using My Memories Suite Software‘s word art feature.  I replaced the O with my ACN CHRISTMAS WREATH image, and embossed the whole panel with a Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons folder.  I love the festive look the embossing gives this simple card!   What do you think? Have you entered my contest? You could win 3 A Creative Need digital images just for leaving a comment on this POST. Check it out! Challenges: City Crafter Challenge– Snow white (mostly white) Paperminutes- Christmas CaS Crafty Cardmakers-CAS Lexi’s Creations– Christmas Dream Valley Challenges– CAS Polkadoodles– Inspired by a Christmas Carol- (JOY to the World) Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you do!! Have a creative day!! 

New Image Winner

Hello!  Thank you for leaving me your comments on my newest images! I have randomly chosen a winner and AMY SABOL will receive her favourite image! Amy Sabol Mother and Baby is my favorite, even though I LOVE them all … just ADORE those babies … that was a tough choice… I LOVE those baby faces,,, they really are my heart’s favorites!!! Permalink, Edit April 20, 2012 8:22 pm  Amy, please send me your e-mail and I will send you your image! I wanted to mention that I have a new card tutorial up at CUSTOM CROPS using the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge.  If you would like more details (and the cuts) head on over and have a peek at the PROJECTS there.   There’s lots of inspiration! Have a creative day. Deena


I’m thrilled to have a cricut creation card published in CRICUT Magazine!    If you already have the December issue, you can see my project on pages 30-31  I had so much fun making this project!  I can’t show it to you here until next month, but this issue of Cricut  Magazine is filled with loads of  stunning ideas for the holidays, so it’s worth grabbing a copy!  I’m so happy to be a part of it.    Have a creative day! Deena

Squigglefly Birthday Challenge!

It’s a birthday challenge at  SQUIGGLEFLY! I’ve used Squigglefly image by Cheryl Alger called “Birthday Cake Desire“.  I think it’s just adorable and since I needed a  card for my son’s friend’s birthday party next weekend I thought it would pair up nicely with boy colors too.   papers: Basic Grey ‘archaic’ dp, chocolate and white card stock Accessories: copics, glitter drops, happy birthday cut sentiment form A Child’s Year cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/2″.  Join us for the  challenge!  DON”T FORGET: you must use a Squigglefly image  to be eligible for the prize!  You will find many styles and artists to choose from as well as FREEBIES too!  You could even use my images from Squigglefly available HERE. 🙂 Fun Challenges that I’m entering this card in: The Cutie Pie Challenge– Bears! I Did It Creations Challenge– Everybody loves Teddy! Paper Sundaes – digital image

NOoooo! Please…NOT that!!

NO!! You can’t make me…. CLEAN!! under the bed??!!!  EEEK! Today at Squigglefly, it’s all about facing our fears!  What scares you?? My kids might be afraid of  monster’s under the bed, but I’m a rather practical kind of girl…I’m much more afraid of having to get under there and clean out all the ‘stuff’ we hide there…along with the dust bunnies!! Hehe Head on over to Squigglefly and DON”T FORGET:  USE YOUR FAVOURITE SQUIGGLEFLY IMAGE  for a chance to win the prize! Freebies are available on the Squigglefly site too. I’ve used MARLENE”s ‘  “Bed Monster” image available at Squigglefly.  Isn’t it fun?! I cut it out, colored it with copics and away I went! The papers are a Costco pack from way back, a great assortment that never seems to deplete!  Some black cardstock and a punched circle sentiment.  (Stampin’ UP! sentiment) .  I used Happy Hauntings to cut the spiders hanging above and creeping out from under the bed! Come join in the FUN we girls have at SQUIGGLEFLY and see what …

Halloween Decor Frame Cut file and Tutorial

I made this fun Halloween frame  last week. It’s a great Halloween decoration next to the pumpkins my boys and I made last week too.  They love getting the house decorated for Halloween! I’ve written up a tutorial and include the .cut file too. All cuts are from Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  They are available as a FREE PROJECT at CUSTOM CROPS!  I hope you like it! The image in the frame is my own sketched owl image.  Grab it tomorrow as a FREEBIE for 24 hrs on my blog if you like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Deena

Simply Paper Pieced

I love it when a card comes together like it was nothin‘! I made this simple paper pieced vase using two Unity stamps. I stamped the flower first on the white card stock,  then the vase on the dp (My Mind’s Eye Lime twist). I used Jilly bean soup blossom soup dp for the background panel…you need to look closely to see that it’s not the same as the vase dp!   The die cut layer was cut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge in my Cricut expression.  The center of the flower and the outline of the oval  is lightly inked with mint blue Copic  B01.  I stamped the Flourishes (taglines) sentiment and voila! I’d like to mention that this card was inspired by Limedoodle’s beautiful CAS cards!  I didn’t  case any particular card, but I spent some time perusing her blog and was surely inspired! I’m playing in a few challenges: fun with shapes and more: what you want Joyful Stamper: Inspire me Fridays anything goes So glad you had a moment to spend …

Little Birthday Boy

What a lovely warm day it was today! Finally, I breathed some fresh Spring air and was invigorated by it!  How was your Saturday? I did a little of this and a little of that; shopped for groceries, went home to unpack said groceries,  puttered around outside awhile, went back out and bought new running shoes for my boys,   spent some time browsing in Chapters  and bought a lovely creative living magazine called Somerset Life, went out to dinner with Des and the boys, and finally, sat outside to look through my new magazine while sipping a hot cappuccino.   A good day. I thought I’d share the card I made last night, using some sweet new papers from lilybeedesign called This & That.  I thought they worked very nicely with this sweet little prima marketing clear stamp.  Isn’t he cute?  I love the simple lines of this stamp!  I cut the party hat banner using my cricut and the Straight from the Nest cartridge.  Then I pierced holes to thread it using my  Sew …

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… …