This week's Cuttlebug Spot Challenge is "Look Through Our Window" which means you must use a window or frame on your card. OOOh goody! It just so happened I had yet another (actually 2) new Cottage Cutz dies available exclusively from The Scrapping Cottage; a window and adorable kitties. I also used a Sizzix Hello Kitty die for the fence, larger flower and leaves and the smaller flower is part of the Cottage Cutz window die.
I started by finding a Nestie that was the perfect size to cut and opening in the card so you could look all the way through. I matted in blue and then cuttled a white piece with my Cuttlebug Weathered Wood folder so it would have a cottagey feel. The window die was cut multiple times so the frame and drapes are on both side of the front. The patterned paper on the inside is from a 6x6 pad of Urban Prairie by Basic Grey. I often find that the smaller pads have a better scale for my matting my cards. The kitties were colored with my Copics to resemble Goliath and Jezebel although they refused to model for Mama. The "Welcome" is a rub-on framed with Nesties and of course I used a few dimensionals for pop.
Some people have asked why I buy die cuts for my Cuttlebug when I have my Cricut. As a member of The Cuttlebug Spot Design Team I try really hard to show just what it can be done with that little machine so I strive to use Cuttlebug exclusively if at all possible for these challenges. Often times the die cut is more intricut that what you can do with your Cricut without ripping the paper to shreds, and I think it's a fabulous excuse to buy more crafting items. LOL Oh, and BTW, does anyone else remember the song "Look Through Any Window?" I think it was by the Hollies. It sure brings back memories and I can't get it out of my mind. (Fortunately I loved the song. ) So pop on over to The Cuttlebug Spot. My DT sisters did an amazing job with this challenge and it's a fun one so come and play along.