Friday, 2 July 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenges DT Project.

Hello all, Is mr blogger still doing a fine job for me whilst I am away in respite? I do hope he is otherwise it will be a bit boring aorund here at the moment.
Today being the first Friday of the month see's a new challenge over Crafty Calendar Challenges and this month our theme is 'Summer Holidays' with the added option of 'Yellow', so what can you think of based on the summer holidays??
Because I made my fun in the sun card for the May challenge I didn't want to go down that route again and was a little stumped as for what I was going to do until my god daughter came to visit.
I didn't make a card but decided to upload this layout. I have never attempted a layout before but whilst my god daughter who is only 4 was here yesterday, my youngest son took her over to the beach (which is literally across the road to us) and she made her very first sandcastle. My son had taken a photo of her with it and so when she later wanted to play with my shapes, it is a (ritual now when she is here for me to cut shapes on the cricut and she stick's them down to take a picture home for mum or dad) we cut out all these 'beach themed' shapes for her to make a picture with and this is what we made together for her to take home to mummy. I thought it was apt for the challenge so here it is lol!! I added the 'summer fun' and 'photo mat' afterwards. I also printed her photo and added that to it but left that off this picture because she is not my child.

This is how my kids used to love spending the summer holidays but I guess when it is nearer than the local park they would lol.

Here are a few close up pictures with the cutting details.
All elements were cut from the Cricut 'Everyday Paper Dolls' Cart.

The sun was cut at 3" and the face was drawn on with a Cricut marker from one of the everyday people faces.
The font was cut at 1.5" using Mister Sirloin BTN Well font from Sure Cuts Alot 2
The kite was cut at 5" and was cut 5 times in order to get the different colours because there are no layers on this cart.
The deckchair was cut 4.75" and was cut three time to get the frame and the strips in the right order. The camera and sun glasses were cut at 1". The blue section which is supposed to be the 'wave' cut but doesn't look like waves to me lol was cut at 11.5"
The sandcastle was cut at 4" and the bucket and spade were both cut at 2".

Cardstock - Cored'inations & Bazzill
Machine - Cricut Expression
Cartridge - Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls Cart
Pen - Cricut Brown Marker 


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
What a fantastic summer holiday card. Bright colours and loads of images.
I hope you are feeling the benefit of your respite break.
Fiona x

Georgia said...

I love your DT layout Kim! The bright colours are really summery and perfect for the challenge and I love the bucket and spade! Have a nice weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

Fern said...

I love your DT project Kim, the colours are so bright and it looked very fun to make! ;)

Fern xx