Monday, January 10, 2011

BBTB2 Lyrical Letters Hummingbird Challenge

Yikes, I'm still running WAY behind. We're finally back from break at BBTB2 and this week's Hummingbird Challenge was chosen by our sweet DT Sister Karen. One of the reasons I love BBTB2 challenges is that I often find cuts I never knew existed on the various carts and this was no exception. I looked for flowers for my hummingbird and chose another cartridge I'd never used, the Lite Cart Botanicals.
I chose one of the card cuts and then used Design Studio to elongate the card and weld the hummingbird off the other side so it would fold in to the flower. The light green mat is embossed with the Cuttlebug Bird and Swirls folder, the flower itself, with Swiss Dots. In some ways this looks more like one of my Cuttlebug Spot cards, but the hummingbird had no shadow so it lended itself to a more simple design. However I'm noticing now that the embossing just barely shows up in the pix. What's up with that?
There isn't alot of space for a sentiment with this style of card and I was originally going to do a sympathy card, but I found both the "So Kind" and "Thank You" on the Cuttlebug With Gratitude Cardmaking Combo and they fit so that's what I went with. All that was left were adhesive pearls and a ribbon to complete the embellies. (Big surprise! LOL) Now pop by BBTB2 to see the marvelously creative ways the rest of the team used the hummingbird cut and remember, if you don't have Lyrical Letters, you can use a hummingbird cut from any of the carts.


  1. Love the subtle color on this one... and that flower too. I can see the embossing and it looks very pretty indeed!


  2. I knew you'd have a stunning card with this one and you didn't dissapoint, what a beauty! Love the soft colors and how you welded the bird and flower. This could also be a beautiful wedding card. I Love It, as always!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  3. Donna,
    Love the way you welded the hummingbird! Why does this bird make us think sympathy.....glad you chose the more happy sentiment unlike me, LOL!

  4. WOW this is just beautiful... as treefrog said, you didn't disappoint anyone with this one.. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous...

  5. WOW!!!! What a stunning card!!! Beautiful job; TFS!!!!

  6. Holy crap, you amaze me! Not only is this card beautiful, I am so impressed with the cleaver way you cut and assembled! Love the hummingbird as the closure. WOW.

    I spent the afternoon cleaning and organizing my scraproom so I am now ready to face the new year.

    Are you going to CHA? I am not.

    xx Susan

  7. WOW - what a beautiful card - you AMAZE me with what you and you cricut get up too!

  8. Very nice, love the hummingbird! Wish I had more time or I'd seriously consider joining the challenge!


  9. Donna, I love this soft misty sea green you used, the design is gorgeous and white with this is perfect. Hugs

  10. Hummingbirds are one of my favorites and I just love this card! I love the colors and how the hummingbird is used as the closure! An awesome card as usual Donna!

  11. Wow!! This is just so clean and sharp. Love it!!

  12. I came right away to make a comment on your wonderful card but it had not been posted yet. So here I am, a wee bit late, but heaping some love on your card.

  13. D-
    So neat how you welded the hummingbird. Love how this card works...But you are right - very little room for sentiment. Good job finding a spot!

  14. I love this card you have challenged me to give this a try!!!


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