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...

Thanks for visiting,


  1. wow sarah! youve done ALL of the july challenges and each one is lovelier than the other! TFS! and
    thasnk for playing along at the cuttlebug challenge blog!


  2. Sarah Your card is `beautiful`:)
    Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

    thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog~Shantaie

  4. yea sarah!!! i love how you have them all in one post - it's been fun to revisit them all as I scroll for this weeks!! good luck in the giveaway!

  5. Holy Moly, Girl, you have been very busy. I love your style! Great sense of proportion, clean look, and very classy.

    I hope you have time to join us for the September birthday challenges. Lots of prizes to be won :)

    June Houck
    Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog


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