Cuttlebug Mania – Flying High

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Well where did that holiday go!! We’ve just spent 2 weeks in France, one in the Alps and one in the Charente. We’ve had a fantastic time, lots of walks and bike rides, lovely company and lots of yummy food and wine, plus the delicious Pineau des Charente. It comes in Rose and White and it’s just the most gorgeous drink. Very warming and comforting and far too easy to drink!! If you ever get a chance to try some, I highly recommend it.


On to this weeks challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and it’s Flying High. This could be birds, planes, balloons etc but the first thing that came into my head were roller coasters.  I made a little carriage out of Kraft cardstock and stamped the people behind. I thought this card was a little bit of fun. Sorry about the quality of the photo, but the light was terrible. I will be returning to make regular comments on your projects now that I’m back from my holidays.

Flying High

Thank you to Jane from Craftie-Charlie for donating this amazing prize for our winner this week. It includes :-

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page - Ribbon Dispenser SB110
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co - Oxford Lane 12"x12" Paper & Accessory Sheet Pack KC1045
Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Dew Drop Pad - Paris Dusk - Blue
Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist - Heirloom Gold
Jane Means 3m Grosgrain Dotty Ribbon Spool - Navy with White Spots
Prima Marketing Stitch Lines Rubber Cling Stamps 570514


Materials used – Blue square card blank, Assorted coloured cardstock and scrap papers, Cuttlebug plus Memory Box Parker upper and lowercase alphabet dies, Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder, Sizzix Dottie texture plate, Kars Happy Kids clear stamps, Hero Arts Birthday Messages clear stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Buttons.

A Taste of the Alps

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Montgenevre looks so different without snow, but the snow gives way to beautiful flowers, insects and animals. The landscape is transformed to lush green but the mountains look cold and grey, such a contrast. What’s odd is that runs we ski down look so much steeper without snow on them. We’ve never seen a Marmot (2nd photo) because they hibernate in winter, but we saw them everywhere this time. We snapped this Marmot looking out of the window of a deserted cottage. He had made himself quite at home. We’ve also seen hundreds of Crickets in lots of different colours. They are all over the slopes and scatter everywhere as you walk. Hope you like the photos I’ve taken, I just snapped at what took my fancy.


Marmot 1
Flower 1
White Flowers
Pine Cone

Cuttlebug Mania – Back to Nature

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing number of entries for our last Anything Goes challenge. I’m currently on holiday in France so I’ve tried to leave as many comments as possible, but sorry I couldn’t get round to you all.

By popular request, Cuttlebug Mania is going fortnightly. So many of you like to join in with lots of other challenges so you’ll have more time to submit your projects.

For our 1st challenge of September it’s Back to Nature, so this could be animals, trees, flowers, birds, bees etc. I made this card for my sister’s 50th birthday by paper piecing this cute bird stamp from DoCrafts. I covered some chipboard with the paper and then cut out the 50 with my Cuttlebug. I like the dimension the chipboard adds to the card.

Back to Nature

Our sponsor this week is Craftsite and they have given us this beautiful die from Marianne called Anja’s Frame for our winner. It is so intricate and will look stunning on your projects.

Anja's Vintage Frame

Materials used – White square scallop card blank, White cardstock, Basic Grey Shine On… paper pad, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Dottie embossing plate and Cuttlebug Curls and Swirls alphabet dies, Paper Smooches Sentiment sampler, DoCrafts Urban stamp Bird, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stickles and String.