Cricut Card Monday #4

As much as I complain about the snow, I must admit I love beauty of the cardinals in my snow covered pines.  This is a different approach to Cricut Card Monday.

I used a very, basic card - A rectangle from George cut at 8.5" by 5.5".  The light blue card stock is cut at 4.0" by 5.25".  I chalked around the edges and the center with a brighter blue shimmer chalk. 

The focal of the card is the branch frame from the Home Decor cartridge. I picked 3 different cardinal images from the 50 States cartridge, cut them in red and shadowed them in black. I used a yellow gel pen to highlight the beaks and feet' and a green gel pen to highlight just the center of the leaves on the branch frame.  Then I placed light green tinted pearls around the branches where there were berries.  The two snowflakes in the center are from Michaels and are glue dotted onto the card stock.  Here are the gypsy screen shots.

The frame is located on the second row, tenth column.

This shot shows the dimensions of the branch frame, and cardinal images-cut at 1.5".

This is a picture of the birds that 50 States offers.  I am truly amazed at the amount of imagery on this cartridge.  I would highly suggest it as a purchase if you like birds and flowers.

I am sending this to my cousin who is going in for a difficult surgery.  He loves birds and I thought these cardinals might cheer him up.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Snowman Card Challenge

Well, it's snowing AGAIN!  I know if you live in northwest Indiana this is way to early in the winter season to be complaining about snowfall.  But I have a 500+ foot driveway to shovel since our snowblower gave out.  So yuck!!!!!!!  I always knew that snow blower was a coward.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #58 is a Snowman Card Challenge.  I was nice, and chose a sweet card with a smiling snowman even though right now I'd like to plow him over.  So here's my entry from the Pooh and Friends cartridge.

Isn't he cute.  The snowman is an "ICON" on the cartridge.  There's a screen shot of the gypsy further down to show where he is located.  It really has no details or layers, so I used chalk to give him dimension and to make the arms have some color.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for his "cute little face"  I still want to plow him ... er I mean hug him.  Pooh is just the one layer. I used a black gel pen to highlight his face and other features.  The snow drift is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  It is one of the scenery images on the bottom row.  I put a screen shot of the gypsy below to locate. it.  Pooh, his shirt and the snowman were cut at 3.5".  The snow drift was cut at 5.5".  The snowflakes are buttons from Michaels, and the background paper is DCWV Stack #7.  Oh, yeah.  For the inside of the card I thought this was really appropriate...

 The snow is the last image of the last row.  It's probably hills, but I thought it made a great drift.
 The snowman is on the fourth row, four column over.
 The Pooh image is the first row, fourth column - you use layer 1 shift to get the shirt.
Oh, well back to shoveling. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Cupcake Challenge at CardzTV

Sweet, sweet Mary is having a card challenge at CardzTV.  She wants cupcake cards.  Me, being a true friend and lover of anything sweet, felt really obliged to make her a chocolate cupcake - card that is.  Hmm, wonder if I could get a real cupcake to her?  Anyway here's my entry.
 I used the cupcake from Smiley Faces.  I had fun using all kinds of tools.  I used my corrugater to make the cupcake wrapper.  I used the Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" to make the frosting and the surprise inside the card.  I used Glossy Accents to make the swirls, music notes and dots shinny.  The cupcake wrapper and frosting are mounted on foam tape.
 And what does make this cupcake sing?

Well, ice cream of course!  I used the frosting cut again in white for the ice cream.  The bowl is cut from the A Child's Year cartridge.  I removed the spoon from the image.  It was too small!  The cut makes a slit in the bowl which worked out really nice to slide in the ice cream.  I had to trim just a little bit from the bottom of the ice cream so it wouldn't show out the bottom of the bowl.

The papers are from the DCWV Stack #7 and Craft card stock.  The strawberry is a sticker from the Dollar Tree.  I inked the edges with a cocoa "cat's eye pad"  I hope you can tell the difference between the "Glossy Accents" papers on the front and the same paper on the inside that I did not enhance. It's really cloudy here - and snowing again, to the pictures are not the greatest.  Here are the Gypsy screen shots:
I removed the smiley face before cutting the pieces.

 Sorry, this one is so blurry.  I just wanted to show where the bowl was located on ACY; which is on the fourth row down and the ninth column over.
This is the actual image of the bowl.
So, Mary I hope you like this cupcake.  It was fun to make.  Now I have to go and bake something sweet!!LOL