Saturday, November 3, 2012

Challenge Saturday

It's been a lazy day here, so I thought I'd do some challenges. I have 2 different projects for you today, both cards. I've just realized that I haven't been taking a lot of pictures for the past few years so there isn't much of a need for scrapbooks. I still have to put one together of our Alaskan cruise from almost 3 years ago now, crazy!

Anyway, here's my first project for CardzTV. Make a Thanksgiving card "I'm so THankful". I decided not to use my cricut for this card, I don't have any cartridges that would go along with the Thanksgiving theme.

I went old school and just used patterned paper, ribbon and alphabet stickers. The edges of the brown flower were done with 2 way glue and Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The sentiment says "Give Thanks". I have a new favorite base for cards, craft card stock! How have I lived without this product all my life??!! I think it goes great with the colors in the paper also.

My second project is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. "Seeing Spots" I love polka dots! I decided to change things up a bit and this is a 4x4 card.

I used a cream card stock for the base and inked the edges with a small chalk ink block from S.E.I the color is called "Tiffany" Love!. The sentiment is also stamped in the same color and says "let's go bananas" from My Pink Stamper. The Polka Dot paper is Die Cuts With A View from Animal Crackers mini stack. and finally the critter is from Create A Critter (shocking, I know!)

On a side note, for some reason I was surprised at how much cleaner the cricut cuts with a new blade! :)