Monday, March 28, 2011

BBTB2 Disney Challenge and Blog Hop!



Woohoo! It's Blog Hop time again at BBTB2 and this week we're hosted by my dear and fabulously talented friend, Maria. In honor of Spring Break she's chosen a Disney challenge, hopefully using one of the new carts, but hey, any Disney cart will do. If you've come from dear Carole's blog you're on the right track, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, hop back to BBTB2 so you don't miss a thing. I really find the Disney characters intimidating so this is actually the first one I've actually cut and assembled. This is Figaro from Pinocchio on the new Disney Classic Cart. I love the surprised look on his face so I added the "Oops" sentiment by welding letters from Mickey Font. I added striped twine from the Twinery to the "O's" to make them look like balloons thinking this would make a cute belated birthday card.

It's a shaped front card (again) with a rounded rectangle from George welded in Design Studio. All of Figaro's layers were cut in white card stock and colored with Copics, even the black. Once I'd colored the other parts, the solid black card stock looked too one dimensional and I was able to add a teeny bit on shading coloring it all with my Copics even though it still was essentially black. The inside striped mat was from the DCWV Summer Glitter Stack from awhile back. Yikes! How bright! Definitely a kid's card, eh?


One this I find particularly challenging with the Disney characters is they are not particulary conducive to the type of dimensional layering I like to do. I thought I was gonna be okay with that, but after gluing on all the the features it just looked too flat to me. To remedy that, I actually cut apart the character using the layer placement cuts and popped the head, bow, paws and legs on top of the solid black cut and then popped the entire kitty on the card base. Definitely better, but wished I'd thought of this before I'd glued down the chest fur or that would be popped too. Next stop is Theresa's Blog and wait 'til you see the magical layouts she's created! WOW! but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $40.00, yes, you read that right, a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops!!! Thanks so much Custom Crops for being such a generous sponsor. BTW, Custom Crops currently has the Disney Classics cart on SALE for on $27.00! In fact nearly ALL of the Cricut carts are on sale as well as regular Cricut mats for $8.00 and Imagine mats for $9.00 so be sure to check out Custom Crops for all of your Cricut needs.

59 comments:

  1. I love the coloring and added dimension. This is a great card.

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  2. Oh I have been wanting this cart. since it came out.. and now I want it even more.. you have always been a little enabler. lol.. LOVE it. hugs

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  3. Don't know how you do it but another beautiful job layering. I have trouble just with layers on cart. Your awesome!

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  4. Beautiful card, Donna. And so you - layers and a cat. Love it!!

    xx Susan

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  5. What a darling kitty and darling card. YOU ROCK, girl.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  6. Awww! waht a cute ideal for a belated Birthday..love your Disney card, colours and all your fine details. TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  7. Hi Donna,
    This is another fabulous layered 3D card. Beautiful crafting. I love the image.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  8. I am glad I took the time off from housework to do this blog-I'm glad the walls don't have eyes, my family would go crazy if they knew how much time I spent blogging. Your card is so detailed-At first i thought it was "Felix the Cat" then I remembered it's Disney
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  9. Awesome card, love the layered look and the twine to look like balloons, fabulous job! TFS

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  10. Your little Figaro is adorable. (I just wonder what he did to warrant the "OOps".)

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  11. Not only is this super, super cute, but the idea t make the letters into balloons in just pure genius! I may have to borrow that idea sometime ;)

    (-: Heidi

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  12. This is just fantastic!! Love how you welded the 'ooops' and used the
    'o's' as balloons!! :)

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  13. I LOVE the bright colors and how you turned the wording into balloons! Very cute idea!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  14. What a beautiful card! I love the red shadow :)

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  15. Donna, YOU, intimidated by a cartoon?? Really? Well look at this fantastic creation, will ya!! You worked it out beautifully with the layers and colors. Of course, working with Figaro the cat makes it that much more fun! Purrrrfect!

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  16. I love the Disney characters...but I will say the layers intimidate me a little...:(

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  17. Another winner. I always enjoy your cards. This one is totally "kid" perfect. I bought my disney Classics from Custom Crops. I buy a lot of carts there. So I could really use this prize.lol
    Stuff@gt.rr.com

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  18. Your card just had me smiling out loud! Too cute!

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  19. Love the card! I really want to try to make a shape card. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  20. love the card & you did an excellent job making it dimensional!!

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  21. Your card is so cute!! I love the colors you chose for the letters. Great job!! Stephanie Caudales

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  22. Great card. I love how you added the dimension. Also I love how you turned the oops into balloons for a belated bday card.

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  23. Cute, cute card--I love the colors

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  24. I think this is a purrfect (sorry, couldn't resist) belated birhtday card ... well done!!

    Jo xx

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  25. Love that card,Cat is so cute,I love custom crop!! Hope I win, joydee1963@yahoo.com

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  26. Your cards never cease to amaze me...Fabulous!!
    Kamie

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  27. Your Figaro is SO cute :) I love that you colored all the pieces and YES it makes a perfect belated b-day card!!

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  28. what great inspiration! I love the way you used the oops - great card! thanks for sharing... it's a nice cart but I still have my heart set on toy story... lol

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  29. Your card is such fun!! I love the colors and the dual purpose that the letter "o" is serving. Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift certificate.
    Veronica
    vballen at comcast dot net

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  30. Great card Donna. I think you added a lot of dimension. Your coloring is fab!;)

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  31. Adorable!!

    lisarup1 at aol.com

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  32. Super cuteness! Since when did Jezebel offer to pose for this card?!!

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  33. This is such a cute card!! As I tend to be late with b'day cards, I may lift your idea! :D

    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  34. So cute! Love how you used the "O"s in "OOps"!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  35. I saw this at BBTB2 and had to come and comment. This is so adorable!! Mind you, I think that pretty much anything with a cat is adorable so you had me from the start. I LOVE the "O" balloons and fun paper too.

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  36. OMGosh SO Cute, what a Great late B-Day card, perfect! As you know I love all the layers and now you colored the cardstock with your copics, boy you really are tempting me, lol! I really need to get me some of those things, they look like so much fun! I'm just afraid of another obsession, LOL! Well off to check out CC, boy someone will have fun with that Candy!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  37. WOW! This is so cute..Love it..Krista

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  38. I haven't used this cartridge yet, but this is really cute! Clever idea on popping!
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  39. The colors in this card are fantastic, and the little cat is adorable.

    Amanda

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  40. What a great idea!! So cute, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Keisha

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  41. Loved your popped card!
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  42. Great card! So much fun! margie_visnick@yahoo.com

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  43. This is simply ADORABLE! I love the layering and the fun colors... The baker's twine as such a great touch! Fun card! :o)
    Theresa

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  44. He is so adorable! I love it!

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  45. This is so adorable Donna. I don't think I was aware that there was Pinocchio cartridge or one that had Pinocchio on it. I love Figaro! I am a new follower of your cute blog and happy to be hopping :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  46. This is just way to cute. I love how you used the "o's" as balloons and the popped head and paws really adds dimension.

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  47. This is a super fun card! I really how you used the twine to turn the O's into balloons.... and thanks for sharing how you popped up the kitty to give dimension!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  48. It's always a good feeling when you face something that intimidates you and you not only complete the task but you blow it out of this world. You've absolutely done that Donna, an awesome card!

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  49. Donna, this turned out so flipping cute! I LOVE all the bright colors and of course your design is fabulous, as always! Great coloring on Figaro! Think I need to stock up on that twine...love how you used it!

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  50. How cute is that! His little oooo balloons look like lifesavers they are so bright! (do you have lifesaver lollies in CA?)

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  51. Now this is just tooo cute!!! I just love him holding his little balloons!!!

    Donna, you're great with all the layering you add to your card creations -- they always seem to just come to life!!!

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  52. This is such a cute card. Love what you did with the O's. Thanks for the chance to win.

    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  53. Ahhh, that's the name of the cat. I couldn't remember! He sure is cute!! I love the idea of the balloons that spell out "oops" for a belated birthday. Fabulous, Donna!!

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  54. Cute,cute,cute. For the life of me I couldn't rmember what this kitty's name was when I saw him. Glad you put that in so it didn't drive me crazy (crazier). Love how you managed to get your layering in and I'm glad to know that even you can be intimidated by a Disney cartridge. LOL

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  55. I love your card and blog! Thank you for the great giveaway.

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  56. OMG how cute is this! (I suppose you had to bring out the big guns considering your last card was so gruesome tehe). This seriously had me awing and ahing x

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  57. Great card! I love the "oops" balloons! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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Thanks for making my day!