Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love Bug Card - Cricut Cardz Challenge #57

Another card which I made for a challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge was to create something using any cartridge you want but to only use the colours red, black and white. After much fiddling (deciding what papers, cricut cutes etc. to use) and quite a few hours (not exaggerating) I finally finished creating this card. It took me agesssssss but it was worth it. I plan on giving it to my Mum to give to my Dad for Valentines Day. Hopefully they both like it!!

Sentiment "Looks like somebody caught the..."
Inside..."Love bug". :)
Closeup of inside sentiment
Flower sticker
Cute ladybug/lovebug cut from create a critter. I used love heart shaped bling for the eyes cause this 'love bug' is in love <3
Closeup and different angle of the lovebug to show the shiny, foil-like paper I used for the wings and heart. Although it is kind of hard to see I lightly coloured little cheeks on the lovebug using a red coloured pencil.

  • Black, red and white card stock
  • Kaisercraft "Shaken not Stirred" 6" paper pad (white and black background papers are from this, as is the red scalloped border)
  • Thin, black satin ribbon
  • Black and red Kaisercraft rhinestone packs (for the flower centres and antennae)
  • Red heart rhinestones from a pack which included clear/silver, pink, red and dark red heart shaped rhinestones by a company called Barunson Card - Crafty Bitz. Not sure where I bought them...sorry.
  • I'm not sure how to describe the paper I used for the wings and heart - its thin and had a foil (?) like texture and it is like it has been embossed with little circles. All I know was that is doesn't cut very well using the cricut!!
  • Alpha stickers are from Adorn It - Carolee's Creations in 'Red Hot'.
Well that's it! Thanks for checking out my card and come back soon to see more of my card creations.

Katie xx


  1. Too adorable. Love the sentiment...

    Thanks for playing along @ CCC.

  2. omg! too cute! love the eyes! Dina

  3. This is an awesomely cute card all around!!!
    looks like alot of work but it turned out super.
    Great job on the challenge too :)

  4. What a great card. Create a Critter is one of my favorites :) That love bug is so cute, and so is the sentiment. Thank you for playing this week at Cricut Cardz Challenges.

    michelle (dt#2)

  5. Adorable! LOVE the red blingy hearts for his eyes, absolutely perfect touch!

  6. This is simply adorable! The minute I seen it.... it put a smile on my face! tooo cute! Thanks for joining us over at CCC! :o)
    Theresa (DT#2)

  7. This is just so cute, love all the hearts, love the sentiment. Great job on the challenge, thanks so much for joining with us at CCC.

  8. Super cute!!! Love the hearts on her eyes:) CUTE!!


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