Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cricut Challenge 17 AND 18 and CAS-Fridays Challenge CFC 13

Well, aren't I rocking???....I knocked off two cartridges in my own personal Cricut challenge to use each cartridge I own.  I thought that was pretty awesome.  I didn't plan it that just happened!  Like I said...I rock! :)

I also did this card for the CAS-Fridays Challenge CFC 13 which is "the long and short" of it...making a card 4x9 inches.  I tell you what...I struggle with Clean and Simple.  I like stuff...I like lots of stuff...I like lots of is hard for me to leave parts of my cards NAKED (or as we say in the heart of Dixie..."NEKKID!!!)!!!  So this card which I should have gotten done in about 15 minutes took me 2 hours.  It is a very complicated process to be clean and simple, I think.  Simple does not mean EASY!...or fast, for that matter!

So this is what I came up with:
I actually like the way this card came out (sort of)...but it needs stuff! HAHA!
The bird house was cut from April Showers and the bracketed mat was cut from Elegant Edges.  I changed the proportions of the mat as I wanted it to be a little more rectangular than the square way the cut is set up to be.  That's where the Gypsy sure comes in handy!  The scalloped circle is actually a piece of felt...thanks, Judie of Cards by Judie, for reminding me to use fabric! I used a Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug and the felt cut beautifully.  I tied a bit of hemp at the base of the little bird house.  The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up Real Red (Craft) and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I found a little heart button I had and cut off the shanks and stuck that baby down with a glue dot. The papers are Cosmo Cricket except for the base cardstock and the Kraft paper. And I tried to de-naked-fy my card by adding some inking to the edges.  My card thanked me.

And that's it for today!

Happy Sunday and Happy Crafting!


  1. It turned out very nicely. I know what you mean about CAS, not quick and easy. Warm wishes

  2. Very nice card & I also know what you mean- CAS is definitely as struggle for me too! I am not a CAS girl by nature. :)Amy

  3. Like the bird house. I guess I'm a CAS girl because I tend to not add alot on my cards but I struggled with the size for this wk's challenge.

  4. love this card, I think simple and clean is good..., but I do love stuff also

    Wishing you a great day.

  5. Hi Susan,
    Great card, clean and simple is hard for me also, but a good challenge. You did a fantastic job.

    Happy Sunday

  6. Hi Susan, I love the shading and colors of this tall card! So lovely and welcoming! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. I think your CAS card turned out great! Love the birdhouse and that heart button ties in nicely, fab color combo too :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. It's a beautiful card and I don't think it needs anything else! Well done!

  9. So cute!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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