Thursday, 30 May 2013

Winner Schools' Out challenge

Thank you to everyone who took part this week!!
There have been amazing projects but there can only be one winner!
This weeks winner of the Schools 'Out challenge is:
#3 C'est la Vie

Please contact Kerry for your prize
And the runners up are:

#2 Rachelle        


Congratulations everyone!!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Summer Summertime!

We hope you are having a bit of Sun in your Europe in has been cold and rainy....
so here at Cuttlebug Mania we are into a little Summer Time!

We would like you to make a 3-D project that has a Summer theme!
Tell us how you have used the Cuttlebug
One entry per person!

Our amazing sponsor this week is
She has sponsored us with a set of Summer themed Beachbears!! Aren't they the cutiest??

Here are our Sunny and Shiny DT members who have made amazing projects!
Hope you will be inspired and join us in this fun challenge!!

I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Swiss Dots embossing folder
I made a 2-4-6-8 box out of bright green and yellow and orange DSP
I Cuttlebugged the label which says "Instant Summer - Just add water"
And there are 3 Crystal Lights in there for Mocktails!!!!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Winner Purrfect Challenge

Thank you to everyone who took part this week. Your Kitty cards were fantastic but we can only have one winner. 
And our winner is ....

We loved how you made your own home-made paws embossing folder.

Please contact Jannie for your prize.

Our runners-up are


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Schools Out Challenge

Schools Out is nearly here for many children around the world. So our challenge this week is to create a Schools Out/Graduation card or project. It could be a Thank You for your teacher or a congratulations card/project for passing your exams. We'd love to see what you create.

Only One entry per person and let us know how you've used your Cuttlebug.

We have kindly been sponsored this week by

who are offering 2 digi downloads for the winner. 

Here are the design teams cards


I used La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Die, Our Daily Bread Fence Die,Memory Box Woodland Branch & Resting Birds for my Thank You Teacher card.

 I used the Cuttlebug Tags and Fruits dies and Swiss Dots embossing folder for my super simple Thank You card.

I used the Cuttlebug for the Pillowbox die
I then used my favorite folder "Swirls" to give it an extra special look

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Winner Tic Tac Toe

Thank you for all your Tic Tac Toe entries this week. We love that everyone's style is so different.
We really enjoyed this challenge and I'm sure we'll do it again soon but with different options.

Our winner this week is Cathy R with her pretty window card. Well done.

Please contact Kerry for your prize.

Our runners-up are...

Things to 'Die' For - Embossing Folders

Welcome to our new bi-monthly feature Things to 'Die' For where we invite you to tell us about your favourite products and why you like them. We will focus on a different product each month and we are starting with Embossing Folders. I'm sure we all agree that they add so much to a project and can be used in so many different ways - to create beautiful backgrounds, you can emboss die-cut shapes, cardstock, thin metal, vellum, acetate and more and ink the folder then run it through your machine for a great effect. You can also make your own embossing plates using die cut chipboard shapes and glueing them to another piece of cardstock. This is a great way to make a unique product for your projects. 

We want to share with you our favourites, so here are the designs teams picks, then after that it's over to you. Lets hear about your favourites and why.


1. Swirls by Couture Creations Intrinsic - because the swirls are feminine and chique and make anything beautiful instantly.

2. Cupcakes by Craft Concepts - The cupcakes speak for themselves! They are always happy and festive.
3. Birds by The Paper Studio - The birds have a great shape and I just love birds.


1. Craft Concepts Budding Vine - I love the small pattern, it's very delicate and feminine looking.

2. Sizzix Loving Thoughts - I love the frame, it makes for quick, easy cards...just add a sentiment in one corner, then add a few flowers, done.  Or you can dress it up by layering in the oval frame.  Lots of options with this one!
3. Cuttlebug (Provocraft) Swiss Dots - EVERYONE needs this folder, it's a staple to have in your stash, it goes great with anything.


1. I totally agree with Deneen that Swiss Dots is a must have folder but I also have another favourite.Polka Dots from QuicKutz - A mix of large and small dots, perfect for all types of projects.

2. In Stitches from Craft Concepts - Perfect for mens and ladies cards.
3. Forest Branches from Provocraft - I love this folder for Autumn cards and it adds a rustic look to mens cards too.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

You are purrrrrrrrfect Challenge

Hi everyone, we have another fun challenge for you! A purrrrrrfect one actually!
Make a fun project with a cat/cats and please let us know how you have used the Cuttlebug!
One entry per person

And this weeks prize is from
a prize of 3 digis, winners choice, from their shop!!

This is what our purrrrrrfect team has made!
We all have used a Kitty Kat which was sponsored to us by Kenny K

She used the Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder and some paper piecing.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Die
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22

I have used different kinds of DSP to make the cats and cut them out and glued them on the digital image, I copied one, so they looked like a couple.
I Cuttlebug the top and bottom and the grass.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Winner One for Mum

Our One for Mum challenge was really popular with you all this week. We had lots of great entries but our winner is......


Please contact Kerry for your prize.

Our Runners-up are...
  R Meyers

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tic Tac Toe Birthday Challenge

Tic Tac
Die Cuts
Die Cuts and Embossing

Something new for the design team this week and maybe for you too - Tic Tac Toe.
Jannie has created this grid for us to have fun with.
Just choose a row - vertical, horizontal or diagonal and then using those items,
create a project with a Birthday theme.

Let us know which row you chose and 
don't forget - Only one entry per person.

This weeks winner will win this great stamp set
which has been kindly donated by our sponsor this week!

Here are this weeks design team projects -

I chose the row Sentiment/Flowers/ Die Cuts and Embossing.
I used the Sizzix Embossing Folder Raspberry Frame.

I used the row DieCuts/Ribbon/Sentiment.
I used a free Butterfly die that came with a craft magazine and a scalloped die from Cart-US. 

I used Ribbon/Embossing/(Cup)Cake
I used a die from My Creative Time to make the cupcakes and a nameless folder to create the background, which is Dutch

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Winner Purple and Green Colour Challenge

Thank you for all your fabulous entries for our Colour Challenge. It seems that our colour challenges are very popular, so we'll make these a regular feature.

 This week we have 2 lucky winners and our first winning card has been chosen by our Guest Designer Jennifer. Congratulations to......
Please contact Jennifer to claim your prize.

Our 2nd winner, chosen by the design team is ...

Please contact Kerry for your prize.

Our runners-up this week are...

Jen Leeflang
D-Designs by Dragonfly