Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summertime Is A Buggy Time

I thought I would make a card for a couple of challenges that began this week.  I used the sketch from the Mojo Monday Challenge this week.  This is a great sketch and was fun to use.
My card is all about summer and its bugs!  Now doesn't that sound yucky!  But just wait until you see it. They may be bugs, but they sure are cute.
I used paper from My Mind's Eye and K&Co.  I began by cutting a couple of rectangles and inking the edges with a brown ink pad.  I added the borders which were cut  with a Martha Stewart border punch and also inked in brown.  The scalloped circles were cut from the GEORGE AND BASIC SHAPES cartridge and inked in brown.  
I added a couple of flowers and leaves to the circle.  They were cut from the CRICUT LITE LIVE SIMPLY cartridge.  And then to give the card some character, I added a ladybug and grasshopper also cut for the LIVE SIMPLY cartridge.  I covered the bugs  in Glossy Accents to make their shells appear hard.  And I gave the flowers and leaves a little sparkle with the use of green and orange glitter glue.
I decided that the card needed a little more bling, so I added some green gems to the bottom border of each rectangle.  My sentiment is from a stamp set that I have had for a long time.  Just a simple "Hello" is a good sentiment for any occasion.  It was stamped in black and then the edges inked in brown.  
I finished the card with a pretty crinkle ribbon bow.  And I added a little button to the center of the bow, tied with a little twine.  And that completes my buggy summertime card!  

Mojo Monday #244   Sketch
Fantabulous Cricut #114   Don't Bug Me!   Use a Bug in the Project.


  1. Very beautiful card! Seen it over at Fantabulous Cricut. Love the cuts and design. Have a great day.

  2. Beautiful card Charlotte!So many pretty details:) I love it:) Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  3. This is just gorgeous, Charlotte!! I love the beautiful colors and all of the amazing details you have added!! You managed to make bugs look adorable :) Awesome card my friend, I love it :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Your card is soooo CUTE with those sweet little bug!AWESOME job Charlotte,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  5. This is gorgeous! I love all of your details! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

  6. Charlotte, this card took my breath away! It's a visual feast!

  7. Oh Wow Charlotte, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love the colors you chose and all of the detail! Fantastic job on it!

  8. This is beyond darling! I'm loving that adorable ladybug, and you really made this sketch uniquely your own. Great job on this card - it just pops with those vibrant colors.
    I would like to invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday. We're having a double prize challenge this week, and would really enjoy having you play along and share some of your beautiful art with us. Our challenges are small, good chances of winning the ramdom draw. We welcome new faces, and love to see the art you make. Please check us out and play along with us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday