On Hold

Thursday, 10 July 2014

I haven't posted for a while because all my craft stuff is packed ready for our move to France. Hope to be back soon.

Cuttlebug Mania – Easter Egg

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Myself and Jannie started Cuttlebug Mania together just over a year ago. We have been so pleased on how it’s gone with so many amazing entries and followers. But after an amazing time, I have decided to step down, as myself and my husband will be starting a new life in France. I want to thank Jannie for sharing the experience with me and I wish her well with Cuttlebug Mania in the future.
So for my last challenge it’s an Easter theme. There are so many images that come to mind when we think of Easter, the Easter bunny, chocolate, the cross, chocolate, cute little chicks, more chocolate and of course the Easter egg. So pop on over to Cuttlebug Mania and create for us an Easter project which must feature an egg.
Easter Egg
Materials used – A6 white card blank, White and pink cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Happy Day paper pad, Artemio Down on the Farm stamps, Studio G Alphabet stamps, Assorted memento inks, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die and Sizzix Thick Cuts Ovals, Wink of Stella pen, Ribbon and Gems.

Cuttlebug Mania – Make us Smile

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

At Cuttlebug Mania we’d like you to make a funny project, to make a joke, perhaps for April Fool, a prank, but most of all to put a smile on someone's face. I went for the smile and created this fun Anniversary card with a play on words. Not happy though as when I ran my embossing folder through my Cuttlebug it snapped off the corner. Thankfully it was only a small piece but still annoying!!

Materials used – Square scallop card blank, White, green and red cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Couture Creations Celebrate embossing folder, Provocraft Fruit and Tags die and Provocraft Spring Floral die, Miserably Loose font, Small heart punch, Stampin Up Scallop border punch and Wink of Stella pen.

Cuttlebug Mania - Let’s go Dotty

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dots have to be one of the most popular patterns in card making. You can see them everywhere, on paper, embossing folders, ribbons, stamps and more. I’ve used the very popular Swiss Dots (what would we do without it) embossing folder on my card plus some dotty scraps of paper that came free with a magazine. I’ve also popped a dot in the centre of my flower. We’d like you to get Dotty at Cuttlebug Mania and show us how you’ve used your dots.


Materials used – Black, white and pink cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots embossing folder, Olivia alphabet dies and XCut Smoothie alphabet dies, Scrap dotty paper, Stampin Up scallop border punch, Half Pearl and Wink of Stella clear pen.

Cuttlebug Mania – Something for Mum

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Mothers Day is here in the UK on March 30th and the DT team at Cuttlebug Mania have been given some beautiful digi images from Stitchy Bear Stamps to work with for this special day. I loved this lady sitting elegantly with her cup of tea – Earl Grey of course. Their website is full of beautiful images to colour or paper piece plus they are offering 3 digi stamps to our Something for Mum winner. So lets see your projects for your mum or another special lady.

For Mum

Materials used – White square card blank, White and aqua cardstock, Assorted Promarkers, Cuttlebug plus Couture Creations - Celebrate embossing folder and Provocraft Spring Floral die, Stitchy Stamps - Breakfast with Mom digi image, English Stamp Company Celebrations stamps, EK Success Open Scallop border punch and Half pearls.

Cuttlebug Mania – Let’s feel It

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Texture can add so much dimension to a project. You could choose to use metal, wood, fabric, felt, buttons, ribbon etc . What other products can you think of that could add texture to your project for our challenge at Cuttlebug Mania. I’ve used felt scraps to make my tree plus some ribbon and embossing. Apologies for the slightly blurry photo, but my son was playing with the camera and I can’t seem to get it back as it was.

Lets Feel It

Materials used – A6 white card blank, White and pink cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Swiss dots embossing folder and Cart-Us scallop circle die, Stampin Up scallop edge punch,Hero Arts Birthday Messages, Tree Trunk stamp (no name), Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Felt scraps, Ribbon and Glitter.

Cuttlebug Mania – Touch of Red

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Red and white looks so striking and can be used for so many types of cards. I’ve used these colours to make a Valentines card for my husband. I layered some white cardstock at angles onto a backing sheet then embossed it. I cut out the hearts and mounted the centre one on foam squares to give some dimension.

We’d like to see this vibrant colour on any project of your choice over at Cuttlebug Mania. Perhaps you still have a Valentines card to make like I did, an anniversary or even male card. Whatever project you choose we want to see a touch of red or a big splash of red. There’s a great prize to win, so pop on over and enter your project.

Touch of Red

Materials used – White and red cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Crush on You texture plate, Cuttlebug Hearts dies and Memory Box Parker upper alphabet dies and Ribbon.

Cuttlebug Mania - Love

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Romance is in the air at Cuttlebug Mania and we want you to create a project for Valentines Day. I have used this lovely new stamp set called Summer Breeze that my sister got me for Christmas from Kaiser Crafts. I thought this bird cage was so romantic and would be great for anniversary cards too.

Our prize this week is a $25 voucher from Lots of Buttons. So to be with a chance of winning, pop on over to Cuttlebug Mania and enter your romantic projects.

Materials used – White square blank, White cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline papers, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Lovely Flourish texture plate, CartUs Scallop dies and XCut Speech Bubbles dies, Kaisercraft Summer Breeze stamps, English Stamp Company Celebrations stamps, Assorted Promarkers, Mini Heart punch, Memento Espresso Truffle ink, Gems and a Wink of Stella clear pens.

Cuttlebug Mania - Distressed

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Welcome to 2014 and I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. I had a great time spending it with my family but wow, didn’t it go so fast. Hope you all got some lovely new crafty goodies to play with. My sister bought me a gorgeous stamp set and some new embossing folders which I will feature on my cards soon. I also got some new ribbons, Promarkers and some fun scissors shaped like an owl.

We start the new year at Cuttlebug Mania with a distressed challenge. Not distressed after the festivities but distressing on your cards. You can ink, sand, rip etc on your project. I chose to distress the edges on the dress and panels with a craft knife.

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Materials used – Cream A6 card blank, Cream cardstock, Melissa Francis Classic Elegance papers, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots embossing folder and XCut Speech Bubbles dies, Dress template made from an old birthday card, Creative Expressions Elegant Ladies stamp, Ribbon and a Wink of Stella clear pen.