Monday, May 2, 2011

BBTB2 Preserves Apple Core Challenge



It's Monday AGAIN! How time flies! Our BBTB2 challenge this week was chosen by our fabulously talented and pretty darn sweet, fearless leader, Heather. Her pick is the apple core from Preserves. WOW, ANOTHER cart I don't have (sure seems like I've got them all) and to be honest, I almost blew this one off coming off a birthday trip and all and I was a little off my game, but just 'cause it's YOU, Heather... Anyway, I used CricutSearch.com to pull up apples and lo and behold there was somewhat of a core on Give a Hoot. It was part of the border feature and didn't have any layering but I decided to see what I could do in DS. First I made a shaped card using the shadow of the apple from then on, who knows. I stretched and skewed and hid contours up the ying yang to get a size that fit correctly on my base and layered images until I managed cut a core and some peel. The center part is from George and the seeds were the result of some additional manipulation of one of the cuts from Give a Hoot. The adorable worm is from Create a Critter and the sentiment is from the Cuttlebug Everyday Greetings Card Making combo.

Sorry there's not as much layering as usual. I actually had an additional apple layer under the worm originally but when I decided I didn't like the first base color I chose and cut the whole thing over, I decided that layer didn't add to the design and I chucked it. Not quite as much detail, either, but DH was itching to go to the wine festival in town so... Now go be inspired by the rest of the DT's fabulous creations HERE and remember, we allow some artistic license if you haven't the cart in question. Oh, and if you're having a rough Monday, scroll down for a laugh.

28 comments:

  1. This is adorable!! I love the little bugs eyes!! I have to get those!!

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  2. I never thought I would enjoy seeing a worm in an apple, but this is adorable! You are so resourceful! Hugs!

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  3. Awww this little chap is really cute! nice card!

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  4. So cute Donna, love the little chap.
    Hugs Linda

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  5. OMG Donna this is so dang cute! I love how you have the cute little worm coming out of the apple.

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  6. LOL.. you are so funny Donna.. AND so very talented.. love the card. Have fun at the wine festival. (do you still have the little eyes you got for me???) hugs

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  7. that is THE cutest wormy apple I've ever seen!

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  8. omg I love your card. When I saw it on BBTB2 I just died.... too cute! :)

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  9. This card is great! The colors and layering are perfection!

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  10. So adorable! Love the great paper and cutie bug!

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  11. This is really cute...love the textures and layers...I so wanna eat an apple now...before the worm gets to it...lol

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  12. Oh this really is tooo cute!!! You really are waaaay to clever missy!
    xXx

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  13. Oh wow Donna . Isn't this the cutest !! I love it.

    Hugs Monique

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  14. Adorable....not your typical card lately, or is that worm wearing heels and a corset underneath the apple?!! LOL!

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  15. This is super cute as always...I just love seeing what you will create next. I love how you did the apple and isn't that catipillar so cute? I just love him...TFS

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  16. Oh Donna this is absolutely A-DOR-Able! Love that little worm, he's a cutie! I remember another little apple and worm card (I think it was for ric rak) it was a real Cutie also! Love it!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  17. Awwww, he's darling!! I love the apple core and the worm together. Great idea!!

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  18. That is the cutest card. Love the colours you chose! The core looks excellent!

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  19. No, really, how DO you do that? Don't think I have seen anything cuter. I hope I can make cards like this one day!

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  20. I just want to bite his head off, he's so darn cute, that little worm! Great colors, girl! Another fabby Donna card!

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  21. i love this!! great dimension. i haven't been using my cricut much these days...i'm going to have to dust it off.

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  22. Hey girlie, I am just getting here to tell you that I LOVED THIS CARD! I was so jealous that you took the little worm! :D Great job, and it made me smile!

    xx Susan

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  23. Gorgeous card Donna. I love the little worm, his face makes him have so much personality. It really sounds like this card was a lot of work, but I think it was well worth it. I want to make one now!

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  24. Adorable card!!! I just love this card... These little eyes are looking awesome.you've sketched so perfectly this little warm coming out of the apple. I love the colors.
    Thanks for this great post. Magento Themes

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  25. This is just fabulous! I racked my brain for over 2 hours to think of something and kept coming to a dead end and finally abandoned ship! LOVE the vibrant colors you chose :)

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Thanks for making my day!