Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired by a magazine advert

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Hum, not a good start when you don't buy a magazine except for one card making magazine. So I asked my sister (who buys Hello) what sort of ads are in there - perfume, clothes, food, handbags etc. Oh a handbag for me, so then it was on the web to find some Christian Dior handbag ads. Wow, they are pricey but so gorgeous. Here's my take on their handbags and much cheaper too. But, I'd got so carried away with stitching and sewing on beads, that I'd forgotten to use my Cuttlebug!! So there is only a little bit on the bag, hope you forgive me.

Inspired by an Advert
diorbag-r21 Dior

Materials used - Brown cardstock, Paper (can't remember where I got it from), Cricut plus Tags, Bags, Boxes, Cuttlebug plus Flower die and Dots Border embossing folder, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Woodware Jane's Script clear stamps, White embossing powder, Eyelets, Thread, Wire, Ribbon, Beads and a Charm.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Yes, I know it's not crafty, but this is what's on my workdesk today. I don't have any scissors, paper, glue etc with me to play with, just mountains and snow.


Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired by a Children's Game

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

I know there is a children's version of this game but it had to be grown-up Scrabble for me. I play this all the time, online on Facebook with my mum and sisters. It's great fun (my hubby would disagree), but we love it. Very competitive with a few expletives coming out when one of us gets a 7 letter word!!

Inspired by a Game
Materials used - White square card blank, Kraft, pink and blue cardstock, Cricut plus George, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots embossing folder and Present die, Papermania papers, Alphabet peel-offs, Black Sharpie, Black gel pen and Glitter.

Skiing in Meribel Mottaret

Saturday, 15 January 2011

We are having a fab time, the sun has been shining the whole time. It is so beautiful to see crisp white snow on a blue sky background and only a clouds in the sky. But the slopes really need to see some snowfall to freshen them up. Here are just a few photos of us having fun in the snow.
Roger Darrel and Josh

Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired by a Song

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

This blog post is winging it's way from the alps. We are currently in Meribel Mottaret having a great time.

Love, love Reggae and Ska music, so I choose the song Cherry Oh Baby by UB40 - you can watch it here. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Inspired by a Song

Materials used - White square card blank, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row paper, Kraft, red and green cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Fruit and tags dies, Toga alphabet stickers, Versamagic blue, pink and green chalk ink, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, White gel pen, Ribbon and Brad. 

Happy Heart

Saturday, 8 January 2011

I'm still in love with the Create a Critter cart, there are so many cute things to discover. I wanted to make a non-traditional Valentines card and this is what I came up with. No pink or red to be seen anywhere. Off to France, skiing tomorrow  - yippee. Hope to post a few photos, if the internet is kind.


Materials used - White square card blank, Brown and blue cardstock, Cricut plus Create a Critter, Cuttlebug plus Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder, Assorted patterned papers, Papermania alphabet stamps, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Versamagic yellow and blue chalk ink, Ric Rac, Heart punch, Brown gel pen, String and Staples.

Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired by a Book

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year to you all, hope you saw the New Year in, in style. We spent the evening with friends and just chatted and chatted. It was lovely and relaxing after a busy Christmas.

Welcome back to the Cuttlebug Spot and to our new challenges for 2011. This month you will see projects inspired by books, games, songs and adverts. This week, it's a book. I found this hard, because even though I read, I love supernatural and horror stories, which don't always make a nice cards!! So I went for James Bond and Diamonds are Forever. This was one of the 1st films I ever saw at the cinema along with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I translated the book into a wedding card for my 2nd cousin who is getting married later this year.

Inspired by a Book
Materials used - White A6 card blank, Cricut plus Wild Card, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Lovely Flourish embossing plate, White, silver and gold cardstock, Yellow patterned paper, Ribbon, Gems, Making Memories rub-ons and Glitter.