Fun Challenges

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rainy Days Picture Frame

Peachy Keen is having a 3D object challenge with a Weather Theme. Many 3D ideas came to my mind but not all of them were weather related, that was until I saw this cute little Ducky from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. I got my handy-dandy Gypsy and went to work, and this is what I came up with; a Rainy Days Picture frame.

Back side of the picture frame 
This was my first time cutting out a picture frame with my Cricut. I was a bit nervous but excited to see how it would come out. I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge for the frame (page 68). I altered the frame a bit by making it an oval center instead of a circle. The frame was made with chip board, I cut out a mat in black so the inside could look nice. The paper I used to cover the frame was DCWV "Pocket full of Posies." I also add a piece of the clear packaging that the Cricut Cartridges come wrapped in to add a professional finish to the frame:)lol.

Side View
As you can see from the side view picture, I added pop dots to the ducky to make it stand out. For the cute little face, I used Peachy Keen's PK-754 Critter Faces SET A Medium. This is such a cute set, I have to say it's a must have:) It coordinates so well with the Create a Critter Cartridge. 

Ducky Close Up
How cute is this ducky with it's matching rain boots and umbrella. I forgot to mention that the cloud and rain drops are from Serenade Cricut Solutions Cartridge. I add some Glossy Accents to the rain drops to give it a wet look. 

I really liked how this cute little frame came out, and I had so much fun making it. I think that I will be making more of these in the future. 

I will be entering the frame in: 
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: Challenge 06: 3D Object-Weather 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Black & White Card

I made a black and white card for E.A.D Designs February Color Challenge. I have to admit, I had never made a black and white card before. It was so hard not to add a splash of color to the card:)lol, but I'm really glad I didn't because I loved the way the card turned out. I think it looks pretty elegant and pretty.

I used Mojo Monday's sketch theme, because I will also be entering this card in Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge . I had never used someone else's sketch to make a card, but I had fun with this challenge so I will be entering more sketch challenges in the future.

Here's a bit of a close up

I used my handy-dandy gypsy to help me get all the measurements down to match the sketch perfectly. The groom and bride are from the "Potpourri Basket" Cricut Cartridge.

For the sentiment outside of the card I used My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Greetings" I love Emma's stamps, they are so versatile. Inside of the card I used another of My Creative Time stamps called "Gift Card Sentiments".  It's hard to tell from the picture but I heat embossed the sentiment on the outside of the card.
Inside of the card

I had lots of fun making this card, and I will be trying to do another black and white card soon:)
I will be entering this card in a few challenges: 
E.A.D Designs : February Color Challenge 
Mojo Monday: Sketch Challenge #229 
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #99- Fancy Trims 

Thanks for stopping by, and leaving me a comment:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Poodle Birthday Card

Today I made a simple but cute Birthday card using My Creative Time  "Embossed Gift Card Holder"die. I love this die because you can use it as a card or double it up and use it as a card and gift card holder. This time I'm using the die as a card, to top up a gift that I got for a friend. The cute pink poodle is from "Create a Critter" Cricut Cartridge, and the happy balloons are from "Once Upon a Princess" Cricut Cartridge.

Inside of the card I used a super cute Pun sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps. Unfortunately I do not have the name of this stamp set at hand, but I am going to look it up and post it later on.

I will be entering this card in a couple of challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut : Challenge Me Monday #98-Fun with Puns
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: Just Cards Challenge 05- Friendship
Cardz Tv: Cricut Challenge #102 "A stich in time"
Card Makin Mamas : Card for a Birthday

List of Supplies:
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder"
Scrappy Moms Stamp Set
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments"
My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Greetings"
Peachy Keen Stamp "PK-754 Critter Face Set Medium"
Peachy Keen Stamp " PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment"
Peachy Keen Stamp "PK-640 Princess Face Assortment"
Cricut Cartridges: Create a Critter & Once Upon a Princess

Thanks for stopping by, and leaving me a comment:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bug Card

When I saw the inspiration photo for this week’s Peachy Keen Challenge, I thought to myself, how yummyJlol. Looking at the bowl of yummy fruit I got a mental picture of an outdoor gathering on a nice warm summer day. With yummy sweet fruit out like this, on a warm summer day, it never seems to surprise me that some sort of bug or a dozen ants will be close by. So I thought it would be fun to make a card with a cute little ant on it. I used the colors of the fruit form the inspiration picture to create my card. 

I created the card on my handy-dandy Gypsy. The card is from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I believe that the flower is from April Showers Cricut Cartridge (hope that's the name of the cartridge), and for the cute ant, I used the Best of Disney/Pixar Cricut Cartridge.  

Here's a close up

The card didn't come up how a envisioned it in my mind, because I got a little confused on the cuts for the ant/bug, nonetheless I think the card came out cute. I put the little bug on an action wobble to make seem like it fly's around:) I added some Stickles and pearls for eyes and I was happy. On the flowers I used Peachy Keens "PK-640 Princess Face Assortment." For the sentiment I used My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Greetings."

 I will be submitting this card in:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: Photo Inspiration
My Creative Time For Me: Throw Back Thursday Challenge Episode 312 Bug Theme

Thank you for stopping by!

Peace, Love & Cricut Hug’s!
Monica L. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Bird's Anniversary Card

Hi fellow Crafter's:) Simply Crafts is having their monthly challenge. This month they've chosen the super cute tree with the hearts from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge. Here's what I came up with:)
The  card was designed on my handy-dandy gypsy. I used the card feature on page 37 from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Sorry I don't have the exact measurements for the card but it fits in a A2 size envelope. I used My Creative Time "Script Type Backgrounds"stamp set, along with Tim Holtz "Tattered Rose" Distress Ink on the base of the card. The tree and the little Love Bird's are from Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the tree trunk with Cuttlebug's "Distress Strips" folder, and for the bird nest I used Cuttlebug's "Forest Branches" folder and Distressed it with "Tea Dye".
Here's a bit of a close up 
I added some stitching to the little Love Bird's with my white Gelly Roll pen. I wanted to add rhinestones to the little birdies eyes to show how their staring into each others eye's madly in love, but I didn't have rhinestones that small, so I used the next best thing I had, Recollections rhinestone pearls.  I couldn't help but add my boyfriends and my entails to the little hearts on the tree. Funny thing (well at least to me:) is that I put my entail first (I usually put my boyfriends first) but since the little girl birdie was first I put in M, then I put a Y for my boyfriends name and I ended up with my heart saying MY :)lol.  

For the cute little sun I used two of the dies from My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit," and of course I had to use my PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment form Peachy Keen Stamps. The "Love Birds" sentiment is a stamp from Studio G. I got this little stamp set for $1 from Joann's last February.
For the inside of my card I used My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" stamp set and "More Gift Card Sentiments" To stamp Happy Anniversary Baby. I thought I could give this cute card to my sweetie for our anniversary in a couple of weeks:)

I will be entering this card in a few challenges.
Simply Crafts: February 2012 Challenge
Paper Playtime: Challenge #67 Cricut Creations using Hearts or Love Theme
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #88 Feel the Love

Thank you so much for stopping by, sorry for the length of the post. Please feel to leave me a comment, I love reading them:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Love You Tag!

Yay, another project completed! :)lol!

With Valentines around the corner, many blog's are having challenge's with a Valentine's theme. Hearts, pinks, reds, love is in the air and I'm loving it! Using the Sweetheart's Cricut Cartridge, I created this super cute 4 x 2 1/2 inch tag. I'm planing to put the tag in a mini album that I am planing to make, I just have to get the courage to start it (I've never made one before:)lol. This is the very first tag I make, and I think that it came out pretty cute.

I designed the tag on my handy-dandy Gypsy (I just love my Gypsy!), I used the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge for the tag. First I cut the tag out from chipboard, just for sturdiness, then I cut two tag's in pink (the paper is from DCWV) so I could cover the chipboard up. I used "Tattered Rose"Distress Ink around the edges to cover the chipboard and also to give the tag a bit of the distress look. 
Here's a bit of a close up
For the frame I used the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. I used "Tea Dye" Distress Ink around and on the frame to add a little color to it. The rhinestones (Recollections: Bling a Roll) are from Michaels, and the heart stickers are from Walmart. The cute little Owl is from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (One of my all time favorites) and the double heart charm is form New Arrival Cricut Cartridge. I used My Creative Time "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" stamp set for the I, the heart, and the U on the double heart charm. The ribbon is from last years Michael's Valentines Day Collection.   

I will be entering this cute tag in a few challenges. 
Bitten by the Bug 2:Sweethearts Tag Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #97 (Love is in the Air) Include a heart on your project. 
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #78 (Love is in the Air) "Let's see at least two hearts on your project."
Scrappy Mom Stamps: Terrific Tuesday Challenge-Hearts Galore!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, feel free to leave me a comment, I love reading them:) Until next time.

Peace, Love & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 03: Paper Roll

This weeks Peachy Keen challenge is to create a project with an empty toilet roll. 

At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but once I cut out the toilet roll into strips, I decided that I wanted to make a flower. I then thought to myself that this would make a good christmas tree ornament. 

 I painted the toilet roll strips purple (my favorite color) with some Acrylic paint that I had gotten at Michaels awhile ago.
After the paint dried, I used  my glue gun to adhere the petals together. I added some Scotch clear glue to the border part of the petals and then sprinkled some Twinklets Diamond Dust to give some sparkle and Christmas feel to the ornament. 
For the center of the flower ornament, I used the "Build a Banner Kit" from My Creative Time. The cute little face is from Peachy Keen's "PK-640 Princess Face Assortment" set. I added pink chalk for some cute little cheeks, and then glued it onto my flower ornament. 
I hole-punched a hole through one of the petals and ran some purple ribbon through. This project was fun and can easily be mass produced and done in more traditional christmas colors, not to mention it's super inexpensive to make.  

I will be entering the flower ornament in Peachy Keen's Challenge 03: Paper Roll 

Thanks for stopping by, 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L.