Saturday, October 31, 2009
Firstly I would like to start off by wishing MY Blog readers a ‘TERROR’IFIC AND ‘SPOOK’TACULAR HALLOWEEN.
Being Halloween today, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use my CottageCutz Halloween dies again. I decided to do another Halloween layout this week, but I didn’t want to try cram everything into one page, so decided to spread it out over a 2 page layout.
For this layout I used the following COTTAGECUTZ DIES:-
COTTAGECUTZ Witch On Broom CC4x4-082-D,
COTTAGECUTZ Haunted House CC4x4-074-T,
COTTAGECUTZ Spider from Witch Hat CC3x3-017,
COTTAGECUTZ Skull MINI,
I also used the following QUICKUTZ DIES:-
QUICKUTZ Snake QK-E-0761,
(The Scrapping Cottage has a very limited number of these never released SNAKE QK-E-0761 & LIZARD QK-E-0760 dies for sale in their store for only $7.99 each OR $12.95 for BOTH, and that includes a free CottageCutz MINI die of your choice. Have a look at THE SCRAPPING COTTAGE for these great bargains - They would make a great addition to your Quickutz collection.)
QUICKUTZ City Skyline Border die CC-BDR-040,
QUICKUTZ Suburban Skyline Border die CC-BDR-038,
QUICKUTZ Fence Border die CC-BDR-041,
QUICKUTZ Bats REV-0241-D,
QUICKUTZ Sign RS-0265,
QUICKUTZ Broom RS-0578,
QUICKUTZ Trick-or-Treat pumpkin KS-0885,
QUICKUTZ Cauldron KS-0577,
QUICKUTZ Witch RS-0184,
QUICKUTZ Spider web C-0088-S-REV,
QUICKUTZ Haunted Mini Alphabet Set 4x8-HAUNTED-M,
If you are wondering if I know that my witches mouth looks more like a mostache and is totally 'out of place' - yes I do :-) Somewhere between sticking the mouth to my witch and taking my photos, it has moved up to directly under my witches nose and I didnt notice it until now that I have posted my blog post - whoops!!!! - But I have fixed it now :-)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Today I would like to share a layout I did of my daughter Emily dressed in a Witches Halloween Costume. I have to say that she did NOT like being dressed as a witch and cried the entire time because in her words “Emmy not a witch, Emmy mommy’s princess”.
Don’t look too closely at her face painting, as my face painting skills are Non Existent. It didn’t help that the Green Face paint turned blue when I put it on Emily’s face – Who knows!!!! I think I will just stick to doing my die cuts and leave the face painting to the kids as I’m sure they would have done a better job.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This week I have made a Halloween Card using the
COTTAGECUTZ WITCH WITH CAULDRON CC4x4-079-D,
COTTAGECUTZ CREEPY TREE CC4x4-080-D,
QUICKUTZ BATS REV-0241-D and the
QUICKUTZ FENCE 12” BORDER CC-BDR-041
I have made these COTTAGECUTZ dies up and love the sizes that they are once they are made up.
As you can see in the bottom photo, the made up die cuts are a lot larger then the picture on the front Of the packaging and are the perfect sizes for cards and scrapbooking pages.
Once made up the Witch measures aprox. 5 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches and the tree measures aprox. 5 inches x 4 ¾ inches.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
To make my Christmas card I used the following Quickutz products-
QUICKUTZ REV. EXCLUSIVE NUTCRACKER,
QUICKUTZ REV. COOKIE CUTTER HOLIDAY PHRASES,
QUICKUTZ SANTA'S SLEIGH,
QUICKUTZ FLYING REINDEER,
QUICKUTZ BEACH BALL,
QUICKUTZ PRESENT TALL,
QUICKUTZ PRESENT SHORT,
QUICKUTZ REV. LIMITED EDITION TEDDY BEAR,
QUICKUTZ REV. WINDOW
QUICKUTZ REV. EXCLUSIVE FLAMINGO
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I have done a double page layout using some beach photos that were taken
A few years ago on a Day Trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. It was so magical out there that no photos seem to capture the true beauty of this amazing wonder of the world.
I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use my COTTAGECUTZ ‘UNDER THE SEA’ dies and thought these would be the perfect photos to use with them.
On my layout I have used the following COTTAGECUTZ dies & products-
COTTAGECUTZ Sea Weed Forest CC4x4-068
COTTAGECUTZ Peek-a-Boo Clam CC2x2-010-D
COTTAGECUTZ Octopus CC4x4-057
COTTAGECUTZ Sea Turtle CC4x4-061
COTTAGECUTZ Shark CC4x4-060
COTTAGECUTZ Mermaid CC4x4-062
KAISERCRAFT Self Adhesive Pearls
TIM HOLZ Distress Inks
Don’t forget that COTTAGECUTZ DIES are sold exclusively at THE SCRAPPING COTTAGE. They work exactly the same way as your Quickutz dies do and the only difference is that the COTTAGECUTZ DIES are now pink and they have more detail to them – which I L-O-V-E.
I also used the following Quickutz dies-
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Crab RS-0020
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Rocks KS-0439
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Skeleton KS-0186
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Monkey & Barrel KS-0232
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Treasure Chest KS-0782
QUICKUTZ 2x2 Anchor RS-0033
QUICKUTZ 4x4 Pirate Ship Rev-0081
QUICUTZ 4x4 Chalkboard Rev-0045 (for the small photo frame)
QUICKUTZ Clouds Border Die CC-BDR-032
QUICKUTZ Limited Edition EXOTIC ISLAND Alphabet