Monday, 4 October 2010

The Power of Women & Blog Candy

Hi Blogland. Today's post is my first project for the Cuttlebug Blogspot Design Team. You may be aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? At some point in our lives I'm sure that we have all been touched by someone who has had to deal with the dreaded "C" word? This Month, and all year through, we celebrate you all!!!
Pop on over to the Cuttlebug Blogspot to see what all the other DT (Design Team) members have been up to, or check out their individual blogs located down the right hand side of your screen.So, here is the project I came up with. I wanted to portray a sense of freedom, lightness or even fun.I cut out some Bra shapes from the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I didn't need the Bikini bottoms which which would also be cut out with this image, so using the contours button on my Gypsy Machine I hid the elements that I did not need to cut out, saving time and more importantly PAPER!!!!Each image was embossed through the Cuttlebug Machine using a great NEW Embossing Foldercalled Flutterby.I then cut out some Ribbon shapes from the Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge and embossed them with the Tim Holtz Cracked Embossing Folder.BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!! As today we are "thinking pink" I have decided to give away some "pink blog candy", by way of a Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge. Check out the Blog Candy sidebar to see how you can win.
I put all of my cut and embossed images to one side and got on with my base card.This cloud card from Kanban has always been a firm fave of mine and was perfect for this project.
I punched 2 holes in the card, added an eyelet to each hole for strength and threaded some cord through the holes to form a washing line.From a separate piece of card I cut out some shapes from the New Nestabilities Labels Fourteen. To me, when the dies are on their side the look like clouds, which fitted in with my project perfectly.Once cut, I embossed the images using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder.I cut a few inspirational words from the Pink Journey Cartridge ( Believe, Courage & Survivor)and applied them to my cloud images.Adding some foam pads to the backs and applying them to the project.Before adding the embossed Bras,and finally the all important Pink Ribbons...The card has already gone to a good home and a deserved recipient, who herself has been through her own personal battle..
Have a great day everyone, and thanks for checking us out. Oh, and don't forget your Blog Candy...
See you soon
Andy.

41 comments:

  1. I was just over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog looking at all of the wonderful creations and I have to say that your card was my favorite! What paper did you use to cut the bras from? You did a great job on this card!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fabulous card and congratulations on becoming a designer for the Cuttlebug Spot. I am a survivor of the dreaded "C" and would love a chance to win this cartridge.

    Linda
    lin-linscards.blogspot.com

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  3. Love your card. It is my favorite too. TFS

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  4. Awesome Card!!! love the way you did the bras!
    Thanks!
    Charlotte

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  5. Andy, In my opinion you achieved all you wanted to achieve with the card including a nice home.
    I love your thinking and the materials you chose, especially the shiny one for the bras and ribbon icon.
    I bet it is really nice to have at hand anything you need for a project and have at hand too all the newest goodies for our hobby. Lucky You! :)

    I am glad we have a man around us :P...so welcome to our world and more important to our team.

    A big hug for you Andy.

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  6. Welcome to the team, Andy! So nice to have some male participation. Fab card! LOVIN' those clouds! xxD

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  7. I love this card! Great job. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  8. Hi Andy, nice to meet you and wonderful that we will be working together in this great team of Designers! You must be in Heaven working in your craftshop every day!!!! You lucky man!

    It is a beautiful card although I would have used a softer background, less "loud" clouds, believe me it is not a sneer, because I love what you have create!!!! But the message you are trying to give is faded away because of the clouds...I believe Jonie Mitchell is singing about it..."But clouds got in the way" LOL

    See you soon Andy!

    love
    Jannie

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  9. Great card! I also love that cloud paper. Gorgeous!!

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  10. Love having a man's view to crafting, and I love your card. Good friend of mine maybe getting one just like it. Thanks, shari

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  11. Saw this in the flesh (so to speak) and Andy it looked stunning. I may be a touch biased but I think your card was the best too.

    Congrats on your DT place - it was great scrolling through and finding a face I knew.

    Toni :o)

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  12. Andy, this is so cleaver and cute. Glad to be on the Cuttlebug DT team with you.

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  13. Hi Andy what can I say that hasn't already been said about this card. It actualy brought tears to my eyes when I saw it for real in the shop. I think you captured the mood exactly, the sky and clouds looking so bright and alive. The sentiments so very apt, the washing line with all the bras gentley swaying in the breeze. Do you get the idea that I love this card with a capital S......g. You should be very proud of yourself. I hope I am lucky enough to win this cartrdige. If I don't then it is a definite purchase for me.

    Lyn

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  14. This is fab Andy - love those shiny bras!
    Helen x

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  15. Your card is so great!! I would love to find some of that cloud paper. It is so nice to see a man on the Cuttlebug team.

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  16. Andy, what a great idea! Love your card! So happy to be on the design team with you. I'm sure I'll learn lots from you. Have a great week!

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  17. Beautiful card! Glad to see that you are part of the cuttlebug design team and I look forward to seeing your creations on a weekly basis.

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  18. Hello Andy, Welcome to the Cuttlebug Spot D/T. I love your card, it is so cute and creative. You must be in 7th heaven having all your toys at your disposal, love the cool cloud bg paper you used. I made sure to announce on my Cuttlebug Card post, that I now have a new D/T brother! Congrats, you are the first! Looking forward to working with you on the team. Enjoy!

    ~L~

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  19. Hi Andy, Love the card and love the blog too.It is very inspirational and your unusual take on the ever popular easel card is very inventive!
    Hugz
    Heather

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  20. Hi Andy, A wonderful debut card for the DT, what inspiration you give. I currently have four brave women in my life, fighting the fight, and may God bless'em all............by the way, I think that so very versatile background, is just right........well done! luv French Lin ..xx..

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  21. WHat a fabulous card, I cam across your blog whilst doing some blog hopping. I love the Bra's really cute

    CLare

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  22. What a wonderful card! The bra's are so cute and adorable! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy :)

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  23. what a fantastic card you have made just love the colours

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  24. Andy, how wonderful to find a man sharing his gift of art with all of us. I was so impressed w/your card that I immediately went on your blog and was DELIGHTED!!! I love your use of shiny objects, card folds and especially the many embossing folders you use. I am so glad you are on the DT team.

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  25. Hi Andy, congratulations on becoming part of the Cuttlebug Design Team!! I love your card and designs! Good luck with everything Nicky x

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  26. Hi Andy, congratulations on becoming part of the Design Team! Love your designs and cards and look forward to seeing some more. Cheers Nicky x

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  27. Andy, I am new to your blog and extremely impressed with everything I am seeing, very creative. Congrats on being part of the DT, they found a diamond in the rough when they found you. I was drawn to your Breast Cancer card but I am loving all your other work on the blog as well. I would love to win this cartridge because I donate Breast Cancer cards to a hospital. Thanks for sharing what you do so well.

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  28. Nice card and congratulations for your DT place on Cutlebug spot!!

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  29. Fantastic card and congrats on being a DT member

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  30. Cute card and loving all the mini bras. It's great to join you on the team.

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  31. I adore your blog! You are an artist! amazing work! Ifeel like I found buried treasure when I stumbled across your blog yesterday and I am still exploring old posts! I love this Breast Cancer card with the clouds and the bras waving on the clothes line. Ive had cancer twice and my sister is beginning chemo for her second go-round with breast cancer. I am going to scrap lift your brilliance and make a similar card to cheer her up . Thanks for the inspiration! Mary

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  32. great card! glad to be joining you on the team.

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  33. I just popped over from the Cuttlebug Spot and love your take on the challenge. This is an amazing card, it has so much character. I have a friend who is fighting cervical cancer at the moment and only wish I could make something like this for her, time to get the thinking cap on!!
    Kim xXx

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  34. Great card and a wonderful blog!

    Susie xx

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  35. Oh my gosh, I just love this card. It is just so perfect. thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  36. Hi! Very beautiful card. Love it. Have a great week.

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  37. Beautiful! I'm thinking of doing something along this lines for my wedding invites

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  38. Great idea I love the cloud paper.
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  39. Your card touched my heart so much! It is lovely! So many of us have been touched by this awful disease.

    Congratulations on your DT placement. You will be such an asset!

    I hope you will put my name in the drawing for the Cricut Cartridge. Someone is going to be a very lucky gal!

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  40. My friend just did her Swarm calling card using Forever Young, had the bra, panties and a emblem on it! Great minds...

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