Showing posts with label Doodlecharms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doodlecharms. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2017

You Octopi My Heart!

I could not resist this stamp set by Lawn Fawn, but the accompanying octopus is sooo teeny and does not have a lot of character IMHO.   Cricut to the rescue with this oh so cute octopus from the Birthday Bash cart. 

Since this card is for my science - minded DGD, I quickly realized that I would have to create some extra legs for my octopus and so I sliced and welded in Design Space only to find that because I wanted the extra legs a darker color, it was just much easier to duplicate the octopus and trim away two legs.   Lesson learned!   I eliminated the birthday packages that the octopus was carrying by closing the eye in DS and then I substituted a layered heart from Doodlecharms.

I distress inked the background using my Groove, added some dew drop bubbles and heat embossed the sentiment.   Such a fun card to make!

I am linking my card with the Valentine challenge at BBTB2 here.

and the Valentine Challenge # 294 at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog here.

If you are 'last minute - ing it' like me, there's tons of inspiration on both sites.  Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )   Christine

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Snow Globe Thank You Card

Happy New Year!   I am, however, still working on those 'Thank You' cards!  Here's the back story...

 Master J. is a huge 'Cars' fan and as instructed, (ask me about THAT some time!)  we bought him a set of the Cars characters from the Disney Store.   He was thrilled to unwrap them on Christmas morning and then waited impatiently for Grandpa to undo each of the little twist ties so that he could play with his new toys.  Grandma, meanwhile, had her eyes on the sturdy acetate in the discarded box.

 And here's what I did with part of it - made a snow globe shaker card!  It is based on a card created by Sharon Langford with her gypsy girl.   She included a screen shot so it was quite easy to make a similar card in Design Space.

 The problem came when I tried to open the saved design and found that the 'weld' bug had struck and parts of the card were missing.  I was able to fix and cut the card but it would seem that now the file is badly corrupted and cannot be cut again.   : (    I think that this is a known issue and may be fixed in the next update.   Fingers crossed!

 I used the snow globe from the Doodlecharms cart and the snowman from Snow Folks.   He is carrying a sled but I trimmed that down and added a present from Something to Celebrate.  As you can see, I had a little trouble lining up the mirrored cuts!  The globe was cut 8 times and glued together with the acetate in between the first and second cuts and the seventh and eighth.  I added coarse glitter and sequins.  I prefer to make the shaker mechanism like this because I always lose the glitter in the foam tape when I used the more conventional method!

The sentiment stamps came from my Simon Says Stamp kit and MCT and the embossing folder comes from Darice.   I'm returning the acetate to Master J. in the form of this card, tomorrow.  Hope he likes it!   Thanks for visiting with me today.   : ) Christine

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pop-Up Halloween Card

Only one more Halloween card to make now this one is made for my DGDs.   I like this simple mechanism and wish I could figure out how to attach something similar to the bottom of the card. Hmmm!
I used the Happy Hauntings cart again and Doodlecharms for the spiders.  I was trying to make a card to fit the color challenge at CardzTV but fear I may have used too much cream!  My spiders wouldn't show up against a purple background.   It is what it is!

Thanks for visiting with me today : ) Christine

Monday, September 23, 2013

Birthday Cupcakes

We are just back from a lovely weekend camping with friends at Offut Lake.  While the fishing crowd fished off the dock and from boats, I glued together cupcakes and arranged and rearranged and rearranged them trying to find a pleasing effect.  The idea came from something I saw on Pinterest


and I knew it would solve a little problem.

So... one of the things I miss is sending cards to our parents now that they are no longer with us.  I always feel the need to celebrate their birthdays in some visible way.  Hence the Cupcake Wall Decor.  
 I made two "Happy Birthday" tags, one pink and one blue, that can be attached with the butterfly clothes pin.  I can't wait to put it over my mantel for the first time on November 5th.  Look closely to find the cupcake that reflects one of my MIL's favorite activities!    LOL!
                                  Thanks for visiting with me today.  :) Christine

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