I am so delighted and excited to be this week's guest designer at Getting Cricky. I only discovered Kristal a few weeks ago and have been loving her posts! She's so inspirational and seems to always write just the words I need to read/hear. I love the analogies that she makes between her projects and real life. It's a joy and a privilege to be designing for her blog for the Simply Sunday Challenge.
I've just received Kate's ABCs - which I've wanted for its name more than anything!! The cartridge is not available here in Canada so I've been keeping my eye out for it on eBay but wasn't able to find it for a price I was willing to pay. However, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my Easter Bag was spotlighted in the April 19 edition of the Cricut Chirp. With that came a credit at Cricut which I used to purchase Kate's ABCs. It arrived this week already!!
The theme for Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge is "Sew Fabulous" - which can be interpreted any way you like (thread, faux stitching, stamps, fabric, etc.!) to create anything you like! I decided to pull out the sewing machine and added some stitches to my card. I used George and Basic Shapes for the card and pink mat. The top mat was actually created with a tag from Winter Frolic, turned 90 degrees with the contour of the hole hidden. The little bunny scene (with dragonfly) was cut with Kate's ABCs. I actually cut another set of images and inked them but really didn't like the look at all so cut again and drew around everything with a Stardust Gel pen. I also added some dots (with the same pen) all around the pink mat and coloured in the dragonfly's body with it too. I added some pink pearls and a bit of ribbon to the outside of the card and stamped the inside to finish things off. I like card this so much better than the inked version!
Please head over to Getting Cricky to check out the "Sew Fabulous" Simply Sunday Challenge for this week - and to be inspired and motivated by Kristal!
I will also enter this card at My Craft Spot - where this week we've been challenged to create a project to welcome a precious baby into our world. And speaking of My Craft Spot, I did not hear from one of the winners of the "It's a Basket Case Blog Hop" so returned to Random.org to find a new winner. This time, Amy from Love to Crop is the lucky winner. I laughed when I matched up the number to the name - as I recently won a jelly bean counting competition at Amy's blog!! Amy, head over to My Craft Spot to pick out your choice of Crinkle ribbon or baker's twine, to a maximum value of $9.99. Please send me your information and choice within the next week so I can place the order for you. Congratulations!