Monday, April 30, 2012

"Save the Earth" Cricut Crawl

Welcome to (BowmanCrafts) and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut
If you've come from visiting ( Suzanne) at (, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE ( FCCB).
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
Here is my project:
I cut the base, birdhouse and fence all out of cereal boxes.  I glued either 2 or 3 layers together for support.  I made a pattern for the house and fence. (the fence was super easy)I covered the house in pattern paper and distressed it. The roof line was made using a border punch. Here is the base of the  pattern I made:
The sides and roof are just rectangles. My original pattern was in 2 pieces but I cut the birdhouse front and back in one. I cut the circle in the front with a nestability die.
I added the bird, flowers and branches to finish things off. I don't know if you can see it very good but I painted the fence with distress crackle paint in picket fence.
Now for my cricut cut:
I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I cut the  scallop out  at  .75 I also used vintage photo and distressed each piece. This is a picture of the roof a close up in the next picture I show how I made one side of the roof open.

Then inside I made 3 tiny eggs out of polymer clay. I even have little brown specs in them.

And last just another close up.

I had lots of fun doing this. I think I will cut up cereal  boxes again.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop...(Tanya)'s blog, ( Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crafting,

Monday, April 16, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #107

Hello Everyone,

Today over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the Challenge is

April Showers
Make a project with an umbrella, rain, or clouds on it.
Use at least one cricut cut on your project.
Here is my project.
I used my gypsy and the Life is a Beach Cartridge.  I welded the image to create a shaped card. I cut the card out in white cs. I cut off the umbrella, straw and lemon from the front of the card. Then I cut out just the image in tan cs and cut off again the umbrella, straw and lemon. I then cut out the layer of the straw, umbrella, cherry and lemon in white cs. I then colored them with my copics, just played around with them. I then attached them to the back of the card to give it more stability. I added some stitching  and then I added the tag from MCT Stamp and die set. (On the welded card I had to cut some of the umbrella down because they also welded together)

I can't wait to see what you  create for this challenge.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #105

Hello Everyone,

This week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the challenge is  
Egg-ceptional Easter.

 We are to create a project with an egg.

Here is my project:

It is not Easter without some grass, eggs, tulips and bunnies. I cut the bunny out at 3.5 and used my gypsy so I could use the hide contour for the face. I stamped a peachy keen critter face on him. The eggs and tulips were cut from A Child's Year. The eggs cut at 1.5 and the tulips cut at 2.5. The grass was cut from plantin schoolbook at 1.25.  I decorated this bucket and added some candy along with some cut finely yellow paper for grass inside. I cut out the eggs in white card stock and used my copics to decorate. I used a technique that used 3 colors and the blender. (you just keep dotting the eggs all over until you are happy with them, using all 3 colors and blender).  I added ribbon on the handle and lots of goodies inside.

Here is another close up

Please join us at FCCB for this exciting challenge. The design team has some wonderful inspiration.