Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Basket With A Flourish...

Hi all my loyal bloggy friends. Thanks for stopping by. Your kind comments are always appreciated!

I was so excited yesterday I recieved some happy mail so of course I needed to use part of it.

When I went to cut out this cute little tag I got from My Creative Time my Cuttlebug wouldn't work.
I could hear pieces rolling around inside her and the rollers would not engage.

EEEEK! As you know I LOVE to emboss my cards.

Cuttlebug Surgery

How could this be? I can't live without my Cuttlebug and a new one really isn't in the budget.
I've had her for years so I knew she wasn't under warranty any longer so I figured what the heck let's open her up and see if there is anything I can do to fix her.

Poor baby!

The poor girl had lost one of her gears. Is that like us loosing our marbles. Just wondering...

YAY!!!!! I fixed her!!!!

I've had this card in the planning stages for ages now and finally finished it in the wee hours this morning after my Cuttlebaby was fixed.

When I took my card outside to take pictures of it guess what? I dropped it!
AND you guessed it. It landed face down right in the wet with morning dew grass.
Just like buttered bread....
I had to wait for it to dry so the waterstains wouldn't show up in the picture.
Luckily it dried out okay and the water stains are now gone. Whew. Thought I was going to need to redo it for a while there.

Thanks for looking.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Card front 5.25 x 4 in. embossed with the Cuttlebug Musical Flourish folder.
*Basket and eggs cut at 4.5 in. from the Cricut Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.
*Basket and 1 egg cut from DMCV Glitter Stack (4x6 size).
*Eggs embossed with Cuttlebug Matelasse, Swiss Dots, Charles & Skyward Set folders.
*Egg embossed with a Sizzix folder I do not know  the name of.
*Teeny tag and saying from the My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greeting set.
(I just got this set and some others in happy mail yesterday)
*Tag tied on with a ribbon bow.

My card is entered into the following challenges:
* (Easter)
* (Easter)
* (Easter)
* (flowers)
* (anything)
* (Easter)
* (spring)
* (embossing with ribbon)
* (Easter)
* (link up party)
* (linky party)
* (ribbon)
* (spring)


  1. Those colors are wonderful and I love that embossing. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  2. Fabulous card - glad you rescued it quickly from the dew:-) Wonderful that you were able to fix your Cuttlebug!! Happy Easter:-)

  3. LOL...Love your story..TFS
    Congrats to you on fixing your cuttlebug!!Super Duper Cute card!
    A Fabulous job on the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE "Anything Goes" Challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    PDE DT

  4. Great colors for Easter. As always I love your embossing. Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  5. the embossing!...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  6. This is so sweet. I love your card the colors are so springy and cheerful. Glad you fixed your cuttlebug. I fixed one of my punches once, I love when that happens--Don't you? Happy Easter
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #106 Spring challenge, Have a Happy Easter
    DIANA L.

  7. So very sweet. Thank goodness you were able to fix your cuttlebug! Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio.

  8. This is an adorable Easter card. So happy it survived the morning dew! as for your cuttlebug, I think after awhile the machines tend to get tempermental lol ... but glad you were able to fix it!


  9. How impressive that you fixed your bug! Yeah for you! I am worried about mine too...not sure how long they are supposed to last. I might need to try and buy some new plates first to see if that helps with cutting my Spellbinders. Great Easter card!

    Carson's Creations

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  11. Thanks for visiting everyone!!!
    I love reading all your comments.

  12. What a wonderful card!! Love the bright colors and all of the embossing. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Happy Easter' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  13. What a great story! You make a very good cuttlebug mechanic, lol! Love the embossing on the card and the colors-it's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut this week :)

  14. This was worth the wait. I love it! The embossing is fabulous. All the swirls work so well together. The morning dew thing cracks me up since there are only two things in my yard... SNOW and MUD. So if I were to drop it it would be N.A.S.T.Y.!

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Check out my new challenge blog DT call!

  15. What beautiful colors and the embossing is perfect. Thanks for joining us for our Ribbon and Embossing challenge at DCD.
    DT DCD

  16. So pleased you managed to fix her cause this card is gorgeous, love the colours !! Thanks for joining is at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  17. Super card, great colors and I lke all the embossing. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  18. Thank you for your kind comments.
    We are lucky weather wise right now.
    The weatherpeeps say we are going to have about 4 unseasonably warm 68-70 degree days.
    But the rain returns Thursday.
    I'll take what I can get. lol

  19. Quite an adventure getting this card made it sounds like, but I'm glad you got it done - it turned out really cute! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  20. How beautiful! the color combo is gorgeous. I'm impressed you were able to fix your cuttlebug! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Exploring Cricut Easter Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  21. Wow! What a story! I am glad that you persisted because it is a gorgeous card! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along at Red Carpet Studios!!

  22. Love your card...such beautiful colors. Sorry you had such challenges with it! Thanks for sharing over at Cuttin and Stampin.

    Teresa DT~Cuttin and Stampin


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