Posts Tagged ‘Cuttlebug’

My Hero

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #68, this week is … can you guess?  Spiderman!

I got at my card pretty quick today, because well I have the Cuttlebug embossing folder for the web & the provocraft die cuts for the spider… it came with bats as well.  The Glitter Paper is from American Crafts.  What else … Red SU CS, White CS, Circle punch, Circle Nestabilities & dimentionals.  The Acetate is from packaging, but it embossed the web easily.

Okay, I think I’m ready for the next little boy birthday party or maybe it’s already gone up to Liam’s room.  We have quite a few Spiderman paraphernalia laying about the house.  Super Hero Squad mini Spiderman & SpiderGirl snuck into this photo.

Why do we have so much?  Well it started with Malcolm & even Emma was into it a bit, but now it’s Super Hero Squad Liam … “who’s gunna hero up!”  For those that have a 4 year old boy you’ll know the tune.

Thanks for the fun!

Home is where …

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #65, was Sleepless in Seattle.  Good Valentine movie!

One of my favourite  clips from this movie is of the boy calling into the radio station from his boat house home.

This is my take of his boat house home.  Fill it with candy maybe?  Not sure yet.  Actually, this is already Liam’s so a little Bat Man Lego guy is probably occupying it right now.

The mini house template I found at (free) Pierres Paper Models.  Anyone with any more patience than I have with a 4 year old circling wanting to help, can totally build a better home than I.

Used Pierre Paper Model Template, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Doily Heart Edge Punch, Stampin’ Up! All God’s Children, Purely Pomegranate Ink & CS, Kraft CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Close to Cocoa Marker, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch.

Merry Inspiration

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This week’s Colour Q Challenge, #8, is a very festive one.  We have a couple of Birthdays here before Christmas, so normally leave our decorating until later in December, but I must admit, I’m humming Christmas tunes every now & again.  Here’s the inspiration photo from Arielle:

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Here’s my go with the challenge.  Silver is a neutral, right?  ;)

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Used:  Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Burgandy CS, Always Artichoke DSP, Buttons from my stash, White CS, Silver Ribbon from Michaels, Making Memories Shimmer Alpha Stickers, Mini Glue Dots.

Traveler’s Inspiration: {three}

Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge: {three}, from Tina at Travelingmama and I am excited to say that Tina picked my picture of Liam getting ready to jump off the Cottage dock on Lac McGregor in Western Québec for this week’s Inspiration!

Lac McGregor, is one of the many lakes in Western Québec.  Québec is absolutely beautiful, IMO, especially in the autumn with the rolling hills & colourful trees.  For me to simplify:  La Belle Provence is skating/skiing in the Winter, it’s hiking/biking/driving in the Autumn, it’s maple syrup in the Spring, and it’s outdoor markets and cottages by the lake in the Summer.  Warning: the roads can be brutal (relatively) to get deep into cottage country, but that’s what makes it so beautiful–it’s so far from suburban life for us & only an hour away.
We are blessed to have friends who invite us up every year to this serene & friendly lake.  They have a floating dock with a canopy that we putter around the lake & when you feel like it, the kids just jump in the deep lake to cool off.  I think the water was low (really low) 70’s (F)/ low 20’s (C) temperature the last time we were there, but perfect for cooling off.  My kids love it there.  MalcolmLiam, and Emma-Sian all love it because it means times with family & friends, with food & laughter in a gorgeous setting.
Here’s my card, made with some left over wool, sewing maching & thread, toothpick, Kraft CS, Really Rust CS/marker, Sahara Sand Ink/CS, Martha Stewart Clear Stamps, & some dimensionals.

I made one more for the challenge, because I love that dock.  Here’s my Woody Card:

Okay, okay, maybe I used a few too many brad/nails, but honestly, such a cool technique, for cryin’ out loud, it makes WOOD PLANKS!  How neat & super easy.  The tutorial is from  Kim Teasdale at SplitCoastStampers.  I forgot to sponge the edges of the planks & I didn’t use nesties, just a paper trimmer & an exacto knife for 45 degree mitres.  :)

I must admit, I own a few CB EFolders, but I didn’t have this one, because I couldn’t see what on earth I would use it for.  Psych!  I ventured out when I saw the SCS tutorial.  Here’s the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes close up:

Used:  More Mustard CS, Close To Cocoa Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink, & Creamy Caramel Ink, MM Antique Copper Brads, Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Chocolate Chip CS, Vanilla CS, Copics:  CO Cool Gray, N3 Neutral Gray, B06 Peacock Blue, B14 Light Blue, dimensionals, Clear EP, Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  One of a Kind SU Stamp Set, Pacific Point Ink.  I bought the little owl stamp & twig branch from Heather’s Stampin’ Haven, individually, but they’re from Hero Arts.

Cool Down Fan.

Well, I must admit, I hadn’t a clue & didn’t even hazard a guess with the Cinema Saturday Sneak Peaks.  This week’s CS Creative Challenge 32, was Twilight.  

My DD (9) had wanted to watch this with a friend & I hadn’t watched it or read the book (yes, I know, I’ve been under a rock for the past year) I told Emma-Sian she’d have to wait so I could check out the movie first.  When this challenge came up, I thought well now is a good time as any, so I hit YouTube & watched a poor quality version of it.  Wow.  Wow.  HSM it’s not.  Um ya, not really for 9 year olds IMO.  Nothing explicit at all, but it is a HOT movie, so suggestive.  Anyways.  For this HOT HOT movie I made a fan to cool down.  

The parameters of the challenge was Red, Black & Sparkly & something to do with the movie.  Well it’s red & black & sparkly.  

I didn’t follow a template to the letter (printer issues), but this is where I got the idea.  

I used a Cuttle Bug Embossing folder, Mod Podge Glossy Glaze, & “some” Dazzlin’ Diamonds Glitter. It folds up easily with a brad at the base.  

The punch is the Retired Wrought Iron Punch (with the bottom removed).  

Used:  Really Red CS, Wrought Iron Punch, Black CS, Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder (Used in Sizzix Machine), Coluzzle Round Cutter, Black Cross Stitch Embroidery Floss, Craft Embellishements, Dazzlin’ Diamonds Glitter, Mod Podge, Rhine Stone Brad, Circle Punch.

Audrey Needs a Clutch Purse

The Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #26, this week, was ‘My Fair Lady’.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the whole movie, just a bunch of memorable clips.  

As for my submission to this challenge, um, I’m not sure what I think about how it turned out or if it’s really all that linked to the movie.  With that in mind, when I watched the clip of Audrey in the ball room, I thought, where’s her purse?  Audrey, where’s your purse!?  You need a clutch purse with that gown.  So here’s my Clutch purse for Audrey.  

Here’s how I made the purse.  No template, just a “W”-folded piece of CS, cut with an oval Nestie:

Cut a few more ovals & used some metal frames for the handles:

The metal embellishments were cut with the cuttlebug Die (2×2 Vintage) from a coke tin aluminium & I stuck it on with Glossy Accents Glue.  The top is just velcro’d together.

The inside is on of my favourite gifts … a gift card from Starbucks.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my Timmies coffee, but oooooo those Vente Mocha Lattes … ah man, it makes a great gift!

The back, needed another oval Nestie cut to hid the bottom part of the metal frame:

Used:  White CS, Black CS, glossy CS, Coke Tin Aluminium, Cuttlebug Die (2×2 Vintage), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents Glue, Metal Frames, Velcro Adhesives, Word Window Punch, Sticky Tape, .

Fun with Borderabilities.

SplitCoastStampers has a contest on right now in conjunction with Spellbinders.  I don’t need any excuse to make something with my nesties, but this is a good reason for you if you haven’t tried ‘em.  You can create a card, layout, or altered item (tags in SCS upload Gallery as: Spellbinders_cardSpellbinders_layoutSpellbinders_altered) with any Spellbinders products, so I thought I’d use my Nestabilties (Ovals) & Borderabilities (12″ Grand Illumination Border):

I used some Groovy Guava CS (SU retired) that I found in my stash.   I cut out the Illumination Border twice (once for the front, embossed & once for the inside, not embossed).  I then just cut around with scissor on the Card to allow for the border to show through, like a lace & to hid the ugly bits, I just glued the two pieces together.  Easy peasy … here’s the inside.  

Used:  Groovy Guava CS, White CS, Ribbon Bundle (SU Sale-a-bration ‘09), Nestabilities Ovals, Borderabilities (12″ Illumination Border), Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set, Certainly Celery Ink, Ranger Ink Applicator, Dimensionals, Super Sticky Tape.

 

Sandwich in the Cuttlebug:

Nestabilty Sandwich to Cut:  

A plate

C Plate

Paper

Die (with ridge facing paper)

B Plate

Keep the paper & die together & then embossing

Nestability Embossing Sandwich:

B Plate

Tan Mat (Spellbinders)

Paper (already cut)

Die

B plate

3 shims of paper same size as cutting board.

A Plate.

Silver for you.

Tuesday, time for Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #32. This weeks CI comes from Crate and Barrel. Such Silvery sparkle, love it:

The colours we could use are:

    

and either Sahara or a metallic.  I went with Silver.

 

Provocraft has this Cuttlebug Combo embossing die thing called  “For You”.  It’s a little ornament.  I used part of that & part of a circle nestability (trimmed at top & bottom) and a flourish bordabilty called Illumination to make my own ornament.  Not sure how well you can see the items, but here’s the ’shopping list’.  (My camera, is still in the hospital & this was taken with my point & shoot cool pix Nikon).

Here’s my card:

Be sure to check out the other fun interpretations on Kristina’s Blog!

Used: Riding Hood Red CS, Sparkly Red Paper (from Heathers Stamping Haven), Silver Paper from Heather’s, Cuttlebug Combo Embossing “For You” Die, Spellbinders Illumination Borderabilities, Spellbinders Large Circle Nestabilities, Kite string like string (from tags), Cuttlebug.

Nestabilty Sandwich to Cut:  

A plate

C Plate

Paper

Die (with ridge facing paper)

B Plate

Keep the paper & die together & then embossing

Nestability Embossing Sandwich:

B Plate

Tan Mat (Spellbinders)

Paper (already cut)

Die

B plate

3 shims of paper same size as cutting board.

A Plate.

Creepin’ In …

This was a bit more figity than I normally make & would probably not make these for the whole of the children’s classes, but I must admit it was fun.

I had picked up a few new Cuttlebug embossing templates & was itchin’ to use them. My boys, well & dd too, LOVE the spider, they’ve used it before I even had tried it.

I know it’s August, but here’s a card for October. I feel so ahead of things!

The Black Paper is actually just the case the Cuttlebug Embossing folder came in. It was nice Card stock & I didn’t have the heart to through it into the recycle bin.

Here’s the inside:

Stamp: Web Wishes (S.U. retired), Cuttlebug Embossing Die cut, Embossing Folder, More Mustard CS, Pumpkin Pie Cs, Stazon Ink, Acetate (well okay, it’s just packaging that I cut up), Dimensionals, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie Markers for Candy Corn & outside of Cardstock edging, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Square Coluzzle.

Thank You Tiles

I picked some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders this morning at Heather’s here in Ottawa.  I only picked up a few, I would have loved to pick up ALL the new ones, they’re so much fun.  Not like the old’n days of using the embossing pen & light table.  Now it’s quick & easy.  

Check out all of these new cuttlebug Embossing folders.  Ahhhh.  Too much fun.  I bought the new pumpkin harvest embossing folder.  I will probably regret not getting a few more, because it seems like Heather just can’t get enough in, they fly off the shelf.  

Here’s what I made with my new toy:

The “You” is from ‘Vintage Postcard’ Stamp Set (S.U. retired), coloured with Old Olive Marker.  The PP is Sandylion CampFire, Taken With Teal CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, the Tiles (15 pc “Craft” Mosaic Tiles) were stamped with Stazon Ink pad using Martha Stewart Acrylic Stamps, Sponged on Wild Wasabi & Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Template, Tombow Glue (those tiles are heavy) Ribbon and some glue dots.