Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween Witch

Hello my Friendly Bloggers,Monday already!
Today the very talented and creative Susan over at BBTB2 has asked us to make a project for Halloween using a cricut cut witch.
I love this little cutie!
The card is cut at 4.25" from Mini Monsters and the tree at 5" from the same cart.
Teddy witch is cut at 3" from Teddy Bear Parade using MME Mischievous DP.
Brown string for the broom and of course Stampendous Frantage White chunky Enamel !!
A bit of embossing,inking,glossy accents,glitter and green flower soft and there you have it.
Now there's lots of spooktacular inspiration from the DT over at BBTB2,so do check them out and come and join in. Not long to Halloween now!!!!
I am entering this over at My Craft Spot - Too cute to Spook
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Halloween Challenge.
For those of you facing hurricane Sandy,stay safe my friends and thinking about you this side of the pond.


Monday, 22 October 2012

BBTB2 - Eek!

This is my second post of the day. For my FCCB card, click here.
Over at BBTB2,the fabulously talented Jeri has set this week's challenge.We want to see your cricut made Halloween treat containers.
I used Artiste and cut the coffin at 5" and the skeleton at 4.5".
The skeleton is layered up and Eek is cut at 1".
The sentiment is from Treats for My Sweet from My Creative Time.
I had a chocolate skeleton to add to the inside of this box but someone got to it before me!!!!
There's tonnes of inspiration over at BBTB2. I do hope you will come and play along.
Thanks for looking.


FCCB Boo Spectacular

Good Morning,hope you had a great weekend.
Today is a new challenge over at FCCB and we want to see your Halloween projects using the colours orange and black. As we are a cricut challenge blog  you must use a cricut cut on your project.
The grave shaped card and layers were all cut at 3" from Wrap It Up. This cart has so many cool cuts including shaped cards and boxes.
Mr Owl is from Happy Hauntings at 2". Ranger balack enamel for the eyes.
Just wanted to show all the layers! The cobweb and sentiment are from Treats For My Sweet stamp set from My Creative Time.
Do check out all the inspiration over at FCCB and do hope you will come and play along with us.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Spooky altered art Halloween Box

Hi Everyone,thank you so much for all your support and kind comments and emails about my hacked accounts. It's all sorted now but I have lost all my if you are one of my friends I chat with,drop me an email...hard lesson learnt in backing up!!
It's all taken more time and energy than it deserves but now everything is back on track I will be catching up on visiting you.
I have a project to share with you which I absolutely love.It is the altered art I was talking about at the weekend. Before I show you I have to say that it isn't my original idea. The inspiration came from Richele Christensen. Do take a minute and have a look around her blog....just awesome.
I covered a couple of cardboard boxes with papers,inks and paint.
The main stars of the show are from the new Tim Holtz Halloween Strip.
The feet are bottle caps painted.
Of course I had to add my favourite enamel!!! Black and white....yes I know I am quite obsessed with it! LOL.
My moon was embossed with a halloween Tim Holtz folder...I just used the raven part and covered in glossy accents. I used Mini Monsters for the gravestone ..sanded and inked.
Glossy accents on tomb and wording.
I added spider web and then when I was making another candy tree with my silver glitter hot glue it gave me the idea for extra webbing. It looks really cool in real life.
I made a couple of little ones too as I know a couple of friends that will want one.
I couldn't get a good photo with it lit up(even at night).
These were so much fun to make. It was good to make all 3 at the same time as I'm not very patient waiting for things to dry (thank goodness for heat guns!!). So as I  finished distressing the last one,the first was good to go with the next stage.
I think these little trick or treaters could easily be adapted for carol you can't guess where I'm going with that?!! HeeHee.
Thanks for calling by.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Hacked email

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to post a very quick warning as it appeared this morning that my email had been hacked and a malicious email sent to all my contacts saying I was in Spain and had been mugged. Please do not respond to it, it goes to the hackers who are using an email (, which is not me!

My normal email is hopefully working fine again now, but I have lost all of my contact info.

Monday, 15 October 2012

BBTB2 - Breast cancer Awareness

Good Morning !
The very lovely and talented Brenda is our host this week over at BBTB2 and has asked us to make a cricut project for breast cancer awareness month.
My card is simple and pretty.
I used Elegant Edges for the beautiful frame cut at 4.5".
The flowers are from Pink Journey.
I did cut a pink ribbon with my cricut but decided to go for texture with the warmth of pink velvet ribbon.
Check out all the inspiration from the DT over at BBTB2 .
Come  and play along,we love it when you do.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Trick or Treat Bear

Hi Everyone,hope you are having a good weekend!
It's Sunday night here in the UK and I have had a busy and creative weekend.
I have had tennis elbow for the last 6 weeks and it has made crafting and work very difficult,it would be my right elbow and I'm right handed!
Well, I pushed through the pain barrier and made this card and some altered art(which I will share this week).Also managed a game of golf,which is great for my sanity although my arm is not happy now!!
So look,another post and not a DT project!!!
Create a Critter - tree cut at 5"
Teddy Bear Parade - 3"
Lots of inking,embossing,sanding and 3d foam
Sentiment from Treats for My Sweet from My Creative Time.
I am entering this over at the following challenges:-
Cardz TV -#118 Anything Goes
Fun Friday - Thanksgiving or Fall Colours
My Sheri Crafts - #96 - Halloween
Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Calming Potion

Hi, Happy Wednesday blog friends!
Hope you are having a great week.
Today I decided I needed to tidy my craft room!!
 (I seemed to be stepping over papers  and clearing a tiny space to work any time I crafted!!).
And I hate mess!! Anyway done now and time to have a play.
When I ordered the Artiste cart I ordered these Halloween Potion stamps too.
I just love their captions.
All cuts are from Artiste,there is glossy accents on the wording and chandelier.
As always lots of inking and embossing.
Love the look of the black and white stampendous enamel. (Yes I am still totally addicted to it.)
The cobweb and spider are from Miss Emma's Treats For My Sweet at My Creative Time.
I have been playing, making tags from Emma's fabulous stamps and will take some photos and share.
I used green spider web and black raffia ribbon to wrap my calming potion......
Herbal tea!!! LOL.
I am entering this over  at Karen's Fun Friday Challenge - Halloween.
Last bit of news to share of which I am very excited about...
I was a winner at
Here is the link if you want to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Off to catch up with you all.

Monday, 8 October 2012

BBTB2 - Happy Fall

This is my second post of the day. To see my FCCB project click here.
Over at BBTB2,our talented design team sister, Glenda, has set the challenge this week.
We want to see  a Happy Fall project using a cricut pumpkin but not a halloween theme.

Here is my pumpkin bag....
The bag is cut at 4" from Artiste.
It's embossed,sanded and inked.
The vine is cut at 3".
The sentiment is from Piles of Smiles  and placed on the scallop and stitched circle die from My Creative Time.
 There's lots of inspiration from the very talented design team over at BBTB2.
Hope you come and join in the fun as we love seeing all your projects.

FCCB - Columbus Day

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend.
Time for another fun challenge over at FCCB.
In honour of Columbus Day we want to see your projects with a boat on it.

I made a birthday card for a male.
Wild Card 2 - boat at 4.5"
Envelope at 4.75" - to allow for all the layers and dimension!
The DP is My Mind's Eye - On the Sunny Side
Lots of embossing and inking on this card!
Do check out all the fabulous inspiration over at FCCB and hope you come and play along with us.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 1 October 2012

BBTB2 Tree Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope yor weekend was good.
Today I am the host over at BBTB2.
I love Autumn and all that it brings. The cooler,crisper days and the ever changing colours of the leaves on the trees. Each day the same journey can provide such a beautiful change of scenery.
Trees are so majestical!
 And that is where the challenge lies...make a project with  a tree cut from any cricut cart.
Of course with Halloween and Christmas just around the corner,there's always lots of uses for trees!
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There are so many wonderful tree cuts on lots of different carts,but this one on Create A Critter is one of my favourites.
I used my gypsy to weld the shadow at 5" to make a shaped card.
Lots of embossing,inking,sanding and dimension.
The sentiment is from Mixed Holiday Sentiment Stamps  from My Creative Time.
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My fellow design team ladies have some amazing projects to inspire you,so do head on over to BBTB2 and can't wait to see what you create with your tree.