Archive | February 2016

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Hi Everyone,  I’d like to announce that I am very happy to be a new member of the Too Cute By Jessica Design Team. YAY!

St. Patrick’s Day

Hi There,

Like to share a card that I made for St. Patrick’s Day.

The file is from Too Cute By Jessica – Lucky Leprechauns

Lucky Leprachauns

Outlined hair – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tangerine Tango

Sky – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tempting Turquoise

Clouds – Used as a template – Craftin Desert Diva’s – Outdoor Landscape Dies

Pot of Gold Coins – Recollections – Gold Glitter Paper Roll

To outline various parts on the characters, I used various colours of chalk. Eyelashes were done with Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen. Eye highlights with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Buttons – Sakura Glaze – Black

Grass – Shamrocks from – Cricut Cartridge – A Child’s Year. “St. Patrick’s #M2F10F”. I inserted the image into Cricut Design Space and then ungrouped the image and deleted all parts except for the Shamrock. I then did a copy and paste twice. Making the shamrock into various sizes. Next, I copied and pasted all 3 images twice more. Then printed out to the Cricut Explore telling it to print the image 8 times.

Used my Xyron Creative Station  and Xyron Create a Sticker to for all of the pieces to make it easier to put everything together.

Paper – Watercolour paper.

Bears – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear

Hi There,

Like to share a special card I made for my dear sweet husband. I’ve been very sick over the past couple of weeks and he has been taking great care of me. Love him so much!

When we were married our theme was bears. So I thought this card was perfect.

I’ve included 2 images. The first image is before I put the shaker card together. The second image is the completed card.

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The bears are from Too Cute by Jessica – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear by Saskatoon Graphics.

I uploaded the bear into Cricut Design Space and then copied it and made a mirror image. For the girl bear I added a little bow. Cut the designs out with my Cricut Explore.

For the sentiment and lips and hearts on the background, I used Peachy Keen Stamps – PKS-13 January 2013.

I stamped the sentiment first with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger – Super Fine Detail Clear.

Sequence is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Heart Breaker.

Heart patterned paper is from K&C Company – KP Valentine.  Kelly Panacci.

Highlights on the eyes were done using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Craft foam was also used to make the shaker card.

Used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to create the window and frame border for the shaker card.

I am also happy to announce that I am now a Designer for Too Cute By Jessica. YAY!

It’s still not too late to join the current challenge.



Chinese New Year 2016

Back to share my cards for Chinese New Year 2016.

I know I’m running a little late. I’m glad it goes for a whole month. LOL!

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Used 2 types of paper for the fronts. The mirrored gold paper, unfortunately shows everything. But I still liked it.

Using Cricut Design space, I uploaded Marjorie Ann Designs \ Kristi w. Designs – Gone Bananas. All of the monkeys are from this pattern.

I created the type with Cricut Font – 3 Birds – Life’s a Party Cartridge.

I thought the little monkey face would go great in place of the “o” and the other little monkey replacing the “0” in 2016.

For the eyes, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

For the inside, I brought the wording into Microsoft Word and then pasted it 10 times on the paper before printing it out.

Then I used the cutting die from My Creative Time – Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More to frame the sentiment.

Lastly, I went around each frame with Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint.

I make 8 cards in total. There were a lot of little pieces and it took a long time, but I’m very happy on how they turned out.

Hope you are too!

Panda Birthday Card

Hi There,

Back to share a card that I made for a dear friend of mine that loves Pandas.

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The pandas are from “Too Cute By Jessica – Cuddly Pandas”. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to use them for her card.

I uploaded the svg’s to Cricut Design Space and cut the images with my Cricut Explore. Added some white chalk around the edges where it was black on black. For the white’s on the pupils, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

I made the sky on the front with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Stitched Scallop Dies and using Stampin Up Baja Breeze and Pacific Point mini ink pads on watercolour paper.

The ground is made using Craftin Desert Diva’s – Outdoor Landscape Dies. I think this is one of my all time favourite dies.

The sentiments are from: Stampendous Clear Stamps – Birthday Wish

Bamboo stamp in background is from All Night Media.

The balloons are cut from birthday paper filled with balloons. I cut 3 out and layered them. Then I added a little bit of twine.

The hat is from Cricut – Sweet Treats Cartridge.

Hope you like it!