Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Challenge

We're hosting a snow challenge at Bitten by the Bug2, so pour yourself some hot cocoa and turn on your cricut machine. For this project, I used images for the following cartridges:

Winter Frolic: Snowflake, North Pole and Snowman (M38124)
When its Cold Outside: Snowman "There is Snowman Like You" (M38BD5)

For the tiny title, I used the intricate cardstock setting for most of the cuts, especially for the tiny title -- I am surprised that it cut so well. For the glitter paper, the glittered card stock setting. The paper still tore, but I blame the soft paper not the cricut machine. I also used a new glue (to me) for the tiny cuts -- On Point Glue from Joanns Stores. The tiny nozzle worked nice - But I hope that it doesn't become clogged like other brands have. 

This is a cute card for Valentines Day or a just thinking about you.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Coffee and Roses Card

I made this card with a Digi Stamp by STAMPlorations (Designed by Shery Russ): found at this page. I used 
Stampin' Blends Marker alcohol inks for the coloring and a brown spray mist for that old look. I also added stickles, and I liked the coffee bean texture that it gave the card. Here's a few more, in different color schemes, with different Stamping' Up! sentiments:

I also followed the sketch Challenge #321by the Paper Craft Crew - a fun challenge.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Holiday Gift Tags Challenge

In the season for giving, time to create some gift tags! Bitten the Bug2 is challenging you to create some holiday tags - from simple to fancy, from Hanukah to Christmas (and any other holiday), show us what you can do. 

The three tags that I have made include images from a "Christmas" cartridge: a Reindeer
#M43930 cut out of thin wood veneer, The "Christmas" part of Happy Christmas #M3B79CHolly #M440F0 and Pine Bough #M3ED32 (both of which I used only the base layer). The pinecones were simply rolled flowers - and instead of rolling them tight, I pulled them from the middle to make it look outstretched. Christmas and Noel were chipboard that I added glitter to. I used a lot of distress inks, stickles, and glitter.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Card Challenge

Bitten by the Bug2 is holding a Christmas card challenge, and I know that you can join in on this simple challenge! I used the cricut cartridges Quilted Christmas and Winter Frolic -- and an SVG box card image. Far from perfect, I have some random cuts on Mary's mantle and St. Joseph doesn't seem to have a face because the cuts were too tiny to glue on. But overall these 2 inch cuts came out pretty good. I drew a star in the far corner, and used glitter paper on the angel's wings and the sentiment background.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ornamental Challenge

Decking the halls, and decorating the tree -- make an ornament with the Cricut for Bitten the Bug2's next challenge. From an actually ornament to card or layout with one (or more), show us what you can make! 

I Used Winter Frolic for the Ornaments (labeled Ornament) and merry and bright was an SVG that I either got for free or bought -- I don't remember. I just love the whimsical font! I cut both out of foil card stock, using the foil paper setting. Think that my next card will be these images against a white background. Hope that you will do the challenge with us!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Birthday Challenge

Join us at Bitten the Bug2's birthday challenge. I made a Tiffany-inspired birthday box card. the images that I used include a box card SVG and cricut:

  • Paper Lace
  • Just Because Cards
  • Sweethearts

Monday, October 29, 2018

Beware of a Halloween Challenge

Beware BBTB2's next two-week long challenge: Halloween themed! Come join us! My project is a two page layout - all set for some Halloween photos. I used the following cartridges: Teresa Collins Chic & Scary, Happy Hauntings, Holidays Through the Year Iron-on.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Word Challenge

The Bitten by the Bug2 challenge for this two week period is to use a fall word in a cricut project. And it can be anything related to Autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving. I used Mini Monsters for the Spooktacular title and the rickety fence. The cemetery hill is Happy Hauntings - it's <Grvyrd-s>, and you can't find it under a "graveyard" search. The photos mats are dripped goo - thanks to my old Martha Stewart border punch.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Coffee, Tea, You and Me

I am hosting Bitten by the Bug2's next challenge -- and it is anything about coffee or tea -- just in time for cooler fall weather! I used the cartridges Winter Frolic and Thoughts and Phrases (which is FREE on Design Space!). I think that I will do another version of this card -- this time with blues and lavender with white glitter.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bridal Shower Box Card

I made a bridal shower box card for my husband's cousin. I used a lot of reds and purples because those are the color theme for her wedding. I also matched the couple's hair and skin tone - a fun way to customize a die cut. I added a rhinestone for the engagement ring - and it looks like a big rock! I hope that she likes it!

I used:

  • Winter Frolic for the gifts
  • Sweethearts for the words, umbrella, and the "will you" image of the couple 
  • Box Card SVG

Anything Goes Challenge

Here's my Anything Goes Challenge from Bitten by the Bug2. This box card was made using Simply Charmed (chimney), Winter Frolic (Santa), and a Quilted Christmas (sleigh). I also have my own "Santa Stop Here" SVG file and the box card itself is from I am just in love with this card -- not even sure if I could part with it! What I love most is how the cricut cut the glitter paper so beautifully and there is such detail even in a two inch die cut. I use the Cricut Air and used the intricate cut setting on the gold sleigh and Santa belt buckle.

Monday, September 3, 2018

In Honor of Labor Day...

Here's a two-week long Bitten by the Bug2 challenge: in honor of Labor Day, let's create some projects that celebrate what we do and how we do it - from a last day of summer BBQ to what we do for work.

Here's what my husband has been "working" on -- a new bridge to replace an old one. It's hard work, and I am proud of him -- working in all sorts of weather in a physically demanding job. Not for those scared of heights, for sure! 

I used a "System Font," which is Arial Black for the title, and the Handy Man (for the tools, construction horse and tool box) and the Destinations cartridges. I cut the bridge and title on silver foil paper. I also used intricate cut on the cricut settings - shocked that the toolbox lines cut so well (my glueing, not so good, lol).

Hope that you will join in on this challenge. And Happy Labor Day!