Acetate - it's that plastic that covers many goodies that we purchase. Your Spellbinder dyes, Cuttlebug folders, Suzzix folders, containers that hold your Cricut packages and even kids toys. I am fairly sure that there must be at least 1 or 2 pieces around. So your challenge is create a card using this plastic. You may use as little or as much acetate as you desire. I know that you can purchase it but the idea is recycle and save that money for something that you really need like paper or more dyes. I will give you a choice and that is you can use an embossing folder and or a dye because you need your bug for both so either one or both works.
Any one may take part but if you first name starts with the letter A I ask that you take a stab at this challenge. Why A you ask? Topic is Acetate.
I could make all kinds of excuses not to join in, Margaret, but I think I will wait a week or so and see if more participate. We need other people's ideas as well - that's how we learn to do different things with the Cuttlebug. Come on you Crafty Cuttlebug-ers, let's see what you can come up with.
There are over 1000 members (can't remember the exact number) and the same two or three participate in the Cuttlebug Challenge. Margaret takes the time to create a challenge every two weeks, I think we should at least show her we like her efforts and learn more about our Cuttlebugs.
Working with acetate was interesting and I will use more of it in the future. You can view my card here:
Ladies please do give this a try because not only is it fun but you learn a lot by doing.
Did you colour right on the acetate ...... OR is the acetate a cover over everything. I'm not sure I understand how you used it, Margaret. It's a lovely card, though and I like it.
I cut out the acetate shapes with my cuttlebug then took 3 different shades of purple copics and just applied them on the acetate shapes. No special technique at all. I just had fun playing with the colors. Then I took my heat gun and made sure that the colored shapes were dry. Finally I took hold of the flower and moved my heat gun around till it started bending. Sometimes I got what I wanted other times nothing. I got angry at one point and picked up the still slightly warm shape and just crumpled like a piece of paper. Hum I like what I got and then just tweaked it a little and I was pleased with the way it came out.
Thanks, Margaret, for the explanation - much appreciated. I will try and come up with something this week. Let's hope some others will join in.
Yes excuses are a dime a dozen but sadly there is a lack of desire in this group. I truly do feel sorry for the members that don't take part but it is their loss. What really gets me is there are people that have put in a lot of hours so that this group and others have a home where we can get answers and inspiration and this is the kind of thanks they get. It wouldn't surprize me at all if all this shut right down and that others follow. I am thrilled that groups for different topics are around and that so much can be learned but sadly reading alone doesn't do it. Just think what a knowledge base we could build if WE ALL WORKED TOGETHER. I do love crafting and my hobby room shows it. Three knitting machines, two looms, spinning wheel and traditional rug hooking and card making. Plus looking after a semi sick husband and a house. Yes I do love my toys and I play with all of them. Gosh the money that is invested in my toys and accessories would pay for a world cruise. What pray tell would be the reason for having all of this so that it can sit and gather dust? I wish that I was 25 but I am not yet I still find time for pleasure and the rewards that it gives me in turn are worth every dollar that it has cost me.
Yes, it would certainly be more fun if more joined in. I still keep busy with other things also, in fact, when the Great Granddaughter was born, I just finished crocheting a little blanket for her.....here is my effort. What do you knit on your knitting machines, Margaret? ......wow, 2 looms, spinning wheel also ..... you're one busy lady.
You asked what do I knit on the knitting machine - well pretty well anything. I have done skirts, baby blankets, baby sweaters, doilies, trims and just sweaters. If I have a pattern pretty well anything is possible. Can do a lot of different stitches and cables. Mine isn't electronic so I just can't set it up and walk away. I must sit there and pull my carriage across the needle bed. I do love my toys and they don't always gets used every day but they do get their share of attention. I do love my crafts and not using my toys that just isn't in my playbook. Variety is the spice of life and just doing one thing all the time no matter how good you are at it just is a waste of time and talent. I believe in doing different things and trying new techniques no matter what the craft is. One can never have enough knowledge but keeping it alive is the key.
Whoops ten lashes with a wet noodle for me. I didn't tell you that you did a beautiful job on your baby blanket for your Great Granddaughter. Can you also crochet with thin yarn?
I suppose you could crochet with thin yarn but I never have. I know a lady that crocheted baby sets (sweater & hat) for newborns and it was a much thinner yarn than I have used. Thank you for your compliment on my baby blanket -- I was pleased with it.
I didn't realize you could make so many different things on a knitting machine.....that's so cool.
Sorry guess I should check and recheck my typing. Was curious if you ever crochet with a thin yarn. I wasn't thinking of anything baby more like an embellishment for a card.
Yes a knitting machine can do many things but it takes a lot of learning and lots of practise. One can make a sweater in a day if you set everything else aside. The time comes in the blocking of the item and the sewing together just like crochet does. I have set those days behind because sitting for long time periods kills my back. Now I space it out a little at a time. It takes a little longer but in the end my body thanks me.
Gorgeous work on your blanket! I have a beginner loom, learned how to make baby preemie hats at an RV rally. I also have a sewing machine, and an embroidery machine, Silhouette, Cricut, Cuttlebug, I try to use it all as much as I can or I feel I am not getting my money worth. Lately when I am not doing paper crafts I am Crocheting. I am a beginner at that as well. I have been joining Crochet swaps on Facebook, and groups on Ravelry. I have an entire page set up on my blog for my crochet projects. Tastecraftiness.blogspot.com