Posted by Judith N. on Thursday, December 03, 2009
This is one of my favorite cards ( I think I say that about each one after I finish it) so far. Simple, crisp, and traditional Christmas colors. The pear is cut from the Gypsy Font cart - 3 1/4", Euro image, Monogram Feature from lightweight chipboard and sponged with Martha Stewart Gold Create ink then misted with Gold Memory Mist (similar to Tattered Angels). The holly is cut from a 2x2 Quickutz die. The patterned paper is from the BasicGrey Dasher collection, the cardstock is SU. The tag is Spellbinders, the ribbon Papertrey, and the buttons are from my red button jar. The sentiment is stamped from the Papertrey Signature Christmas set.
I think I'm finished crafting for the evening and will relax with a cup of hot tea and a gingerbread cookie.
Posted by Judith N. on Sunday, November 29, 2009
Ok, you can't look at your card until your birthday, but in case it doesn't arrive in the mail by your birthday you can look on your birthday! I opted to leave the candles off! HAHA! Of course, it looks better in hand than on monitor, but you will get the idea.
It is made using the Card Feature and the Layers Feature of the Sweet Treats cartridge, and cut at 4 3/4". This is the perfect size for an A2 envelope. The paper is Papertrey and the heart is cover Zyroned on both sides and covered with Martha Stewart glitter. The Papertrey sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinders tag. The polka dotted ribbon is also from Papertrey.
The card is for my sweet sister's birthday.
Posted by Judith N. on Thursday, November 19, 2009
Gypsy Spot Blog announced that Welding would be the subject of their weekly challenge. The only welding I'd attempted was welding a series of four letters together which I used on my earlier card, Many Thanks. I wanted to attempt something a little more difficult for the challenge. I welded text a partridge in a pear tree, to the scalloped medallion. The partridge is a three layer cut which matches the three layers on the weld. The images are from Joys of the Season and Storybook carts. I'd like to thank Donna Mundinger for the inspiration.
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Posted by Judith N. on Sunday, November 08, 2009
It arrived today, my Cricut, my Create!
Why a Create?
I'm an OLD crafter and like to travel.
And when I travel I like to take my paper crafting supplies along with me.
The answer was easy!
The portability of the Personal
The features of the Expressions.
(besides I have a dear friend who has the new Pink Expressions and she has kindly offered her machine for those times I need to cut larger sized boxes, bags, and tags.)
So....... you ask..
You're an old crafter?
Why just now purchasing a Cricut?
or were you speaking entirely of age?
I am chronologically old compared to many of the young crafty gals out and about these days and definitely older when I count up the years I have been paper crafting. A scrap booker turned card maker and stamper down the path of development. My first die-cutting tool was what actually opened the world of scrapbooking for me. A Christmas gift from my Mother.. the one BEFORE the squeeze. It was RED.. a limited edition. I was in 7th heaven and as a new die cutting tool came out I promptly added it to my collection.
About the time the Cricut hit papercrafting scene my interests turned to cardmaking and particularly rubber and acrylic stamping. My time, my energies and particularly my budget followed my interest and any thought of a BUG in my craftroom was put on a shelf until a friend, who says she doesn't need a dog.. she has a Cricut, said
You're a cardmaker and you don't have a Cricut?
Cricut and cardmaking go hand in hand! Let me show you!
Well, she did and I was hooked.
I hope you will look in often and follow my progress.