Monday, October 10, 2011


as a newbie for this

Bitten by the Bug team,
i was very surprised they gave me the opportunity to host this weeks challenge. i had to pick an image for the challenge and i chose the vulture from life's a party, page #28. i hope you like the image and if you do not have this cartridge you know you can use another "cute" bird as long as is as handsome as this one, lol.

3.5" x 5.5"
so handsome, he even lost an eye in a battle.
life's a party is another wonderful cricut catridge. you can find this awesome vulture on page@28 of the handbook and it is image #8 on the overlay. i cut him at 2.50" high.

you know i have been onto layering for thickness. i cut several layers and glue them together for thickness. i hope you can see it better on these two pictures. the bat is from another punch and glossy accents was added for details.

the card base is from from the same cart: image #18 on the overlay. the black frame around the embossed red cardstock i made it inserting a smaller layer inside the original, do i make sense? i hope i do :P

the grayish marbled base was a gray cardstock i inked to make it look like a marbled tombstone :-) the RIP is from happy hauntings (image #30 of the overlay) and the bottom flourish is the negative from the card layer. i tweak things around and not everything is "by the book".

the nice brick embossing is from a tim holtz embossing folder called "bricked". look at the details. it is a must have!
*****i will have one embossing bricked folder for a lucky winner who participates in this challenge. you have to let me know you entered the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2. i will go and look at it and next monday i will  post the person who won. you have 3 days to claim your prize.*****
now, i will show you the completed card.
------you can always click on the pictures for a greater view------

 the inside was stamped with a my pink stamper stamp set called spooky puns. it is a set from last year. i purchased it this year so they still have it. you can click here to see what other stamps are in this set.

thank you so much for stopping by and i appreciate you participating in this week challenge.

you can click here to read about the BBTB challenge rules.

see you later!


  1. Wonderful vulture card, Agnes and great challenge especially for this spooky time of year. Love the distressing and embossing.

  2. Super cute. Great Job good choice on the ugly bird!
    DIANA L.

  3. I can't believe I would ever say a Vulture was cute, but this one is. As always you rocked it Agnes.
    Great card!
    Have a great week!
    Dee B

  4. Great card! You made that vulture "Almost cute". Great job.
    Come on over and enter my new giveaway!!

  5. Great card! I don't have that cart :( but maybe I'll try an work on something. I LOVE, LOVE the brick embossing. Looks Like I need to get that folder. Love how you did the thickness. Love it!

    Hugs, Sheena

  6. awesome! I love the embossing and your vulture, so cool!

  7. heehee...LOVE this!! I LOVE that red background and how you embossed it. I thought for sure I had this cart and was seriously disappointed to discover that I did not. :( This was such a fun challenge, Agnes, and I'm thrilled that I was finally having enough energy to participate!

  8. Your card is AMAZING, and OMG the bricks on the tombstone look soooo real!!! Fabulous job! What fun!

  9. Agnes, my friend, I LOVE all the different textures on your card. That brick wall behind him is awesome :) Thank you, thank you for picking this cut :)

  10. You picked a great cut! This vulture came out super creepy! Great details!

  11. Hi there my friend! Thanks so much for stopping by today. It has been so long since I've stopped by. I love your card. You did a fabulous job. Tfs

  12. Agnes I adore the awesomeness of your Mr. V! He just rocks. The colors are FAB! And I soooo want that brick embossing folder. Really a great project!

    xx Susan

  13. Oh Agnes I had a Blast on this challenge my Friend! I love Mr. V and the embossed bricks are great, I think I NEED that folder now, lol! And I love the eye patch on him, so clever!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  14. Agnes, your vulture is way too cute. You picked a really fun cut for the challenge. I didn't have time this week to make a project for the challenge but I'm sure enjoying looking at all the wonderful things the DT has done with it. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you. Your blog is really awesome.

  15. This is a great card! I don't know why you are surprised you were asked to do a card for BBTB2. Your work is awesome! Love it. TFS!!

  16. Oh my, very creepy....but in a great way....lots of great texture!!! ;)

  17. Hiya Agnes. Just poppin' by to say "hi"!! ;-)

    OMG, that vulture is simply adorable!!!! LOVE his body -- lookin' like a tombstone. Only you, my friend!!! :-)

  18. OMG, I bet you're wonderin' if I've been sniffin' tooo much glue, eh? LOL I didn't mean to say the body was like a tombstone. I was just in awe w/ it and then wanted to comment on the tombstone and then it just all got jumbled together LOL :-)

  19. I love this card with all it's amazing texture.I called by the other day and tried to leave a comment but Mr Blogger wasn't playing nicely!You inspired me to use a cut I would never have looked at.Thanks :)
    Jayne x

  20. Fun challenge - it was the perfect opportunity to make a card for my FIL. I really like your card - that brick background was a clever touch. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  21. Hi Agnes,I should have said I entered the BBTB2 vulture challenge!
    Jayne x


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