Monday, December 15, 2014

Hand Made Ornaments

Oh My Gosh, so little time, and so much to do before Christmas arrives.   A few weeks ago we had a dishwasher fire.  We are okay, but the cabinet is not and there was a lot of smoke damage, so everything from floor to ceiling had to be cleaned in the kitchen/family room.  My lesson learned is to not run your washer, dryer, or dishwasher while you are not home.  I was about to go to bed when I smelled the dishwasher smoking; our damage would have been much worse if I had not been so close.

This weekend I was trying to get caught up with my crafts/presents and still attend a few Christmas parties.  I have a few ornaments that I made to share with you today.  I am hosting the Bitten By the Bug (BBTB2) challenge this week, which happens to be to use your Cricut to create an ornament or use an ornament cut on your project.  I would love to see your hand made ornaments, just use the link to go to our BBTB2 blog, and link up your project.

This first one has a Dollar Store glittered snowflake as the background.    I used the Artiste cartridge to create 6 layers and a bow, stacking each layer and adding dimension.  It's hard to tell, but the paper is holiday music and red/green holly.  I finished off the bow with a gem and Stickles.

Also linked up to:
Fantabulous Cricut challenge -Anything goes

My 2nd ornament is one that goes to a dear friend who had breast cancer this year.  I am also giving one to her daughter and daughter-in-law for their trees.  I used the Cricut Artbooking cartridge for the pink ribbon and words:   Love, Hope, Strength, 2014.  I finished off the top by hot gluing on a piece of pink boa and a ribbon for hanging.   It really was quite easy to make, it just took some time to get the letters on straight.  I think she'll love it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

6x6 Recipe Swap

This is the third year I have participated in JeanP's recipe swap.  We were to make 17 6x6" recipe cards, decorating them and sending them to Jean to swap back to us.   17 of one thing is a lot of work!!  However, I am pleased with the final card, there is not a lot of room to decorate when that small.  Here is my recipe card.  I found the recipe on Pintrest and it's a good one.  Poinsettia from Joys of the Season cart, and swirls from Artiste.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Tree Gift Tags

I cut several Christmas Trees from the Winter Frolic cartridge with the intent of making tags for presents.  I wanted to use my collection of skittles from A Busy Bee on my trees.  I ended up with Stickles and Skittles for my decorations and a couple of different sized trees.   I had cut several Piglets as well, and he just looked so cute with a tree behind his back!  I'm still tired from Thanksgiving cooking and cleaning and entertaining that I didn't go shopping in the stores but did a little online; it's so nice when delivery to the house is free.

Our talented designer Jayne, from across the pond, is our hostess this week at BBTB2.  She is getting in the Christmas spirit with a Christmas Tree challenge.  If you want to join our challenge, just link your project up to our blog this week.  Rules on the blog.  Hope you like my creations.