Monday, 30 August 2010

And the winner is....

Happy Bank Holiday everyone! Well, to all our followers in the UK anyway, perhaps everyone else has to go to work this Monday? Including me!!First things first, the winner, drawn at random, of the Independence Day Cricut Cartridge is.....BRENDA, from Michigan in the US. Well Done & Congratulations Brenda, the cartridge will be winging it's way to you very shortly. Hop on over to Brenda's Blog and check out some of her fantastic work.. It's very inspiring..
So, on to today's project.. In my last post I shared with you an idea using some left overs from another project, well I still have a few of those pears left over, so here's another project.It could be used as a "Get Well" or "Thinking of you" card, the sentiment says's it all! "When life serves you lemons, make lemonade". And here's a step by step..I cut 3 Lemons, from the Preserves Cricut Cartridge, using the Lid function @ 3" and took a selection of Adirondack Inksand coloured them.
Yep! they look like little yellow fish!, so if you have a project that ever calls for little yellow fish, now you know where to get them..Once coloured, I then glazed them with Glossy Accents.I cut a Colander from the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge using the Blackout Function at 4 3/4",attached high tac tape to the backand applied it to my card, I domed the image slightly to give it some dimension.I embossed a strip of Gold Mirror card using another folder from the Preserves Cricut Companions Cuttlebug Set. Although there aren't borders in the set as such, I embossed down one side of the embossing folderand then turned the card around to emboss the other endto form a continuous border.Then applied it to the card.
Time to fill up the bowl!I added two pears which I had already coloured and glazed,before adding the lemons..I printed my sentiment out from my PC and cut it out using a scalloped edged circle Nestabilitie, and used a slightly larger Circle in Gold Mirror Card to matt the Sentiment onto before applying it to the project..So there you have it, another few of the pears used.. Thanks to Toni for the Home Decor/Recipe Cards ideas for more uses for the pears.. Watch this space! Enjoy your day, whatever you are up to... Thanks for checking us out, see you soon..


  1. Congrats to the lucky winner.

    Andy, this is a fab size card and as you say...can be used for so many occasions. It has a lovely 3D feel to it without being too bulky. Thanks for sharing another 'step-by-step'.

    Toni :o)

  2. Congratulations Brenda! So happy for you on the win!!!!


  3. Congratulations Brenda,

    Andy I can't wait to see the fruit salad bowl. The Cricut really is an amazing peice of engineering, combine that with your talent the sky really is the limit. I need to see these cards in the flesh so see you soon.
    Lyn (wed) x

  4. That is a gorgeous fruit bowl card!! Love it.

  5. WOW! You made my day!!! Thank you so much. Bless you!

    I love this card. Your inking is fabulous! TFS

  6. You're an artist! I'm a new follower of your blog! I love what you do!