Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Character Cards

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to see that people are actually viewing this blog. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to have a look. It means the world to me to be able to share some of my creations and hopefully encourage people to be creative. For me, crafting and creating things is not only a huge stress relief but to see the look on someones face when you present them with a card which you have taken the time to make, is priceless. Which brings me to my next creation.
Disney Cars is a favourite in our household and I was really excited to make my son a personalised card for his birthday with the Cars Cricut Cartridge. When my hubby first suggested that I break open this cartridge, I was nervous! The cars are super detailed and the layering takes hours. But I thought I would give it a try and this is what I came up with;

This card took me hours. I chose to make this image because it looked less detailed than some of the other cars, but it was still very time consuming. The rest of the card was pretty straight foward.
I love the Disney Cartridges because its the detail that brings them to life. We all recognise them, especially for those of us with kids. I tried the Toy Story Cartridge a couple of months ago and here's how it turned out;

The alien is adorable! You can't really see the detail, but the paper in the background is embossed using the Cuttlebug machine and the sentiment is stamped. This is one of my favourites.
If anyone would like more information on the Cricut or any of the Cartridges, please email me or leave a comment. My husband bought me mine for Christmas last year and I have used it on sooo many projects. It has taken my crafting to another level.
Later in the week I will be posting on Mini Albums and the importance of preserving those special memories.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentines Day Crafts

Hi everyone, Happy Valentines Day for last Monday. I hope everyone had a nice day shared with their loved ones. My hubby and I tend not to focus too much on Valentines Day because we have our son's Birthday only 2 days before, so we make a big deal of our Wedding Anniversary which is later in the year. I did recieve a beautiful card and chinese take out (my favourite) served to me on red plates which he had gone and bought especially for dinner. I thought this was adorable!
I thought I would share with you the crafts that I created this Valentines Day for my hubby and my son. Dylan wanted to give some crafts out to his valentines from school and this year he had three. This is what I came up with...
Really simple. I just bought three glass jars, filled them with red lollies and decorated them. I used my cricut, but you could use stickers and ribbons. I also added a tag with each of the girls names on them. I am pretty sure they liked them.
Here is the card which I made for my hubby...

He loved it. Our family has a pet rabbit which we adore so I thought this would be cute. I used a stamp for the sentiment.
Well I hope you guys are enjoying my blog and are feeling inspired to get scrapping and crafting!

~ Pink-a-licious~

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dylan's 6th Birthday Party

Hi again guys. Last weekend we celebrated our son, Dylan's birthday. Instead of making cupcakes to take in and share with his classmates, I decided to create these gorgeous party bags. Take a look...

I filled the bags with lollies and a small bottle of bubbles. I created the topper with cardstock and cut the monster using my Cricut. Dylan was super excited to take them in and share them with his classmates...

Take a look at his Spongebob Cupcake Tree I made...

And one more pic for you guys. These are the Thank you cards I created using theToy Story Cricut Cartridge....

Lots of cricuting going on over the past few weeks! Happy Birthday Dylan!


Well this is my first post on my new blog Pink-a-licious! I created this blog because I wanted a place where I could display all of my creations. It is almost like a portfolio I guess you could say. Because I am only new at this, I will be making changes and uploading pics as I go. Thanks and I hope you enjoy.