Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #41 AND #42

Well it’s the last Cuttlebug Challenge for July and I have completed all 5 Challenges so far... with a few extra’s along the way... couldn’t help myself, crafting is addictive you know! Since I am still pretty new to crafting in general (less than 6 months) my creations probably aren't the most polished or perfect but I am having fun and learning lots along the way.

So we had:

Challenge #38 - Red, White and Blue with buttons.(My first ever entry) Using the dots embossing folder from the Cuttlebug With Love border set.

Challenge #39 - colour theme of orange, lime green and turquoise blue with woodsy creatures and something from nature. I used the Provo Craft embossing folder that came in the Cuttlebug Card Making Combos: Eveyday Greetings to make leaves (hope that counted).

Challenge #40 - Sketch Challenge plus a stamp. I used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Floral Fantasy for the background.

Now I was doing okay up until this point... then I got a house full of guests and lost the plot... made a lovely recycled pencil tin for the boys... but forgot the Cuttlebug embossing folder... doh! See >> Challenge #41 - Recycled element but NO cards.

So... Revisited

Challenge #41 - Recycled non-card WITH embossing folder!

Now last Mother's Day my boys brought me chocolates which I dutifully ate. Some of the chocolates were Turkish Delights that came in a lovely tin which I couldn't just throw out. I also turned out to be the perfect size for my pens and craft knife and since its a "girl colour" the boys stopped "borrowing" my craft pens and not bringing them back. So to make it pretty for my desk I covered it in pink and white flowered paper from my stash then I took some pink cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug Embossing folder that came in the Cuttlebug Card Making Combos: Eveyday Greetings. I then used the Versamark watermark ink then covered that with glitter embossing powder and heat melted. When it cooled I cut the embossed image out with my craft knife and mounted it on the side of the tin and added a butterfly from my stash (From Spotlight) to the fastener of the tin.

Challenge #42 - Make a gatefold card, with your favorite cuttlebug folder, for National Friendship Week.

Okay I found some gold shimmer cardstock in my stash that I just had to use, I scored and folded it into the gatefold card (okay I had to do it twice since it seemed the first time the ruler must have changed it measurements half way through hehe). I then took two pieces of white cardstock and used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Floral Fantasy twice then used some gold ink and a brayer and covered the raised embossing with ink and then heat embossed it with glitter embossing powder giving a bit of an antique look that I quite liked. I then mounted inked measured and inked the edges (in black) of a couple layers of gold shimmer cardstock. I measured some white cardstock and inked the edges in gold and added some star brads and used the same gold ink for the friendship sentiment stamp. I mounted these together then added this to the card and that's the outside done.

For the inside I took the corners off of a piece of white cardstock with my Fiskars circle punch then inked them with gold ink and added another friendship stamp then I mounted this onto another piece of gold shimmer cardstock which I inked the edges in black. This then got put into card... all done... hope you like it...

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