Saturday, April 2, 2011

Create A Critter - So Dear

A very dear person *okie giggles at typing that since the card is "so dear" and thinks of what a nerd she is* sent me the Create A Critter cartridge. She had made a card and sent it to me and it had a whale on it. I asked what cart that adorable whale was from and she told me Create A Critter and that she had an extra cartridge that she would send me. I told her to let me pay but she insisted the cart find a loving home.

I looked through the images on what to make and decided on the deer. I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone so I not only made the deer a color she/he shouldn't be, but I also made he/she *okie really wishes ProvoCraft wouldn't make the animals so androgynous* with polka dots.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut carts - Create A Critter; George
Cardstock - Stampin Up, Bazzill
Patterned paper - Daisy D's, Bo Bunny
Spareparts brads
Stampin up markers
Cat Eye Inks

I didn't have the three brads on there at first and was trying to figure out what the card needed. After I added the brads I thought "YEP! THAT WAS IT!" *okie is always so amazed how something as simple as 3 brads can make a card really look nice*.

I thought the deer looked a little better with some dots put in some of the areas and then I kept looking at it thinking it just didn't look "alive" *okie rolls eyes at self wondering why she wants a teal polka dot deer to look alive"*. I decided to add a few eyelashes and a hint of white to highlight the eyes. It really did make the world of difference!

Look what the Stickles did to my dots on the collar and butterfly! I am so silly and forgot that it makes them bleed because SU markers are waterbased. Oh well, it almost gives it that watercolor effect.

I left the inside of the card blank because I wasn't sure what kind of sentiment I want to use.

It looks likes it might work for a "baby shower" card but then I thought about "So dear...your old azz is having another birthday!" But most of ya'll know my weird sense of humor.

Huh, maybe I should send this to my friend Caroline, who lives in Oregan and is having the pleasure of celebrating her 50th birthday by serving jury duty! *okie cracks up laughin figuring Caroline will either kill okie for calling Caroline and 'old azz' or for telling her age*.

If you would like to make this card here is the .cut file to use with Design Studio

Don't forget the deadline to enter for the ProMarker Giveaway is tonight at midnight! I planned on crafting all day but I think my daughter and I are going to the All Nations Powwow here in town for awhile, or at least until she has to go to work. But I will have another Create A Critter card to post tomorrow!


  1. Too cute! Thank you for the nudge to try a "fantasy" color on an animal.

  2. Hi Okie, What a adoreable card! I love my Create a Critter Cart. Those little animals are so sweet. My Pink Stamper has several stamp packs that go great with this cart. Have a fun weekend.
    mskathywmu4 at cox dot net.
    Love to win the markers!

  3. Okie you make my morning special. Love you humor and your crafting talents. That card is so sweet. I don't have create a critter cart. I guess it will go on my want list.
    Thank you.
    Linda in Stanwood

  4. Okie that is so cute!! You used terrific colors and elements. Just remind your friend that 50 is the new 30. Have a great weekend!

  5. Yes the deer on that cart is so cute. You did a great job - love the polka dot paper!-- Pat N.

  6. Oh my goodness this card is super adorable!! I love it!! Keep up the great work & inspiration!!

  7. Super cute card!!! Love the colors you used

  8. i love the way you colored the deer....i have this cart and am now inspired!!!

  9. Very Cute Okie! I LOVE the Bo Bunny Polka Dot paper.... your deer looks great! :O)

  10. You are so funny. I love how you always go the extra mile with your stuff- you really challenge me to up my game!

  11. How adorable! He's the cutest little doe!

  12. Hey! I live in Oregon and will be serving Jury Duty soon .... I'm going to be checking for anyone named Caroline! Someone might think I've gone off the deep end ... "hey ... do you know Okie??" LOL!

  13. Hi Shirley!
    You probably don't remember me from the Cricut board as I hardly ever go there anymore. At one time I was ScrappingAnnie until I found out there was a Scrappin'Annie on some stamping site so I changed to AnnsGoneScrappy.
    Anyway, I decided since I've been reading your blogs from day one that I should be a follower! How many years has this taken me? LOL.
    Love your blog and, moreso, your uplifting view of life and sense of humor!


  14. Hi Okie! I adear your card! lol It's simply aderable! lol I know pretty lame huh? lol Your card is really sweet!

  15. Ha!!! The other lady in my office thinks I'm weird because I just laughed out loud when I read your "So dear... your old azz is having another birthday" sentiment!! Hilarious! Love the card!

  16. Adorable deer. Funny sentiment.