Imagine Notebook Doodles Cartridge Shoes

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I LOVE the newest Imagine Cartridge called Notebook Doodles. Oh what fun I had.  I took an old pair of shoes, used white Gesso to cover them, allowed that to dry. I printed the little character designs onto iron on transfer paper. I then cut up the iron on paper and transferred it on to yellow cotton fabric and attached these patches to the shoe with glue. I then used Ranger Enamel Assents in black to outline the patches.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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Cheater Halloween Costumes

We are celebrating Halloween this week at Mixology Crafts. There are several Halloween cartridges you can play with but you can also use all of your carts to create something to celebrate this fun and festive holiday. Stay tuned this week to see what we come up with.

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I used my Gypsy, my Cricut and several different cartridges to create a fun cheater Halloween costume idea. I cut shapes out of different colored card stock and attached them to wooden BBQ skewer sticks with glue. They will sit in the vase for party goers to pick up, hold up to their faces and play a character. This is a great thing to have around at your Halloween party for those cheaters who think they are going to get out of wearing a costume. Ha – we’ve got that covered!

Here are where each of the cuts came from.

Mustache: Bump in the Night Cartridge

Glasses: Forever Young Cartridge

Kissing Lips: Love Struck Cartridge

Bow Tie: Paper Doll Dress-up Cartridge

Jack-O-Lantern Mouth: October 31st Cartridge

Vampire Teeth: Pumpkin Carving Cartridge

Are you Cricuting a Halloween costume this year? Share yours!

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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Sweather Weather Cartridge T-shirt

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. This week for Hello Thursday I used the Sweater Weather Cartridge to create a t-shirt design. I did this because I live in Arizona and even on Christmas day a sweater can be a bit warm so I thought I’d create the Christmas sweater concept that could be layered with a long sleeve t-shirt.

To make this I cut the designs out of black card stock using the Sweater Weather Cartridge. The shapes are cut at Tree and Reindeer 3 in, Hearts and arrows 1 1/2 in, Stars 1 in. I then used those shapes to burn a YUDU screen and printed onto white canvas cotton t-shirts with red ink. I made a tone of these to give away to my friends.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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Growl Rumble Roar! Tiger Baby Quilt

Hi, It’s Kendra here on this October Hello Thursday and I am so excited to bring you the Growl Rumble Roar Tiger Baby Quilt. It was so much fun to create! You are going to find that the Noah’s ABC Animals is a cartridge you are going to want to purchase! Be sure to check back throughout the whole week for lots of more amazing projects!

It is so soft and cuddly with a cow print fleece on the back and bright, colorful fun fabrics on the front!

The words Growl Rumble Roar! going down the side create just a little extra fun and a little more color and texture.

Once the hand embroidering was completed I machine stippled the entire quilt with free motion quiting.

This project used the Cricut Expression 2, Noah’s ABC Animals and multiple colors of fabric and fleece for the backing! Hope you create one of these for your own little one or as a gift! This cartridge was so much fun to work with and is an absolute must have for your Cricut Cartridge Library! 🙂

Happy Scrappin’

Pink T-shirt Restyled

It is Re-style week at Mixology Crafts stick around to see what we come up with.

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I had a stretched out, plain, pink t-shirt that I decided to give a re-style to. I cut the shirt up the front and pulled it in together to “tighten up” the shirt and then sewed it back together.

I cut a piece of pink patterned fabric and ironed it into a pocket shape. I cut a squirrel on my Cricut using the Create A Critter Cartridge out of black construction paper and used that to burn a screen on my YUDU. I then screen printed the squirrel onto canvas in pink ink on the YUDU. I ironed it to the pocket using Heat-n-Bond and then sewed the squirrel pocket to the t-shirt.

Now I have a re-styled, new feeling t-shirt in pink to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5 and on the Lovely Lula Facebook Page.

Scandinavian Christmas Santa Baby Onsie!

Here is the suprise I promised you!  Kendra here with an adorable Christmas project for your little one that would also be perfect for a gift!  You could even cut this out larger for a festive Adult t-shirt/ Sweat Shirt or even a great wall hanging!   Just use your imagination!

This is a great way to take the Scandinavian Christmas Card Seasonal Cartridge and create something a little unexpected!


Materials Needed:  Cricut Expression, Scandinavian Christmas Cards, White, Red, Black and Skin Fabrics, Fusible Fabric Adhesive, Cross Stitch Thread, Ironing and Ironing Board.

You will cut the Santa and all his layers at 8.5 inches.  The Onsie I used was a 0-3 months.

For larger Onsies, you can adjust the size of your Santa up.

When you create this as a gift, be sure to do a blanket stitch around the edge of the Santa.  I am in a right hand cast all the way to my thumb and a needle and thread to not cooperate with a cast!

Happy Scrappin’



VCR Recycled Craft

This week at Mixology Crafts we will be featuring projects that have grown out of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” concept. Get ready to get inspired and get crafty with things you might have thrown away!

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I have been on a cleaning streak since the kids went back to school a couple of weeks ago. I happened upon a drawer of VCR tapes I was holding on to. I knew I had to let them go and thought why not make a project out of them instead of just tossing them. So I made a vintage looking purse using a double case and the outer paper from My Fair Lady. I love it!

For the purple background I used Bazzill Basics Metallic paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Peacock from the Animal Prints Embossing folder set.  For the female silhouette I used the “My Fair Lady” outer paper box, flattened, along with pink Bazzill Basic paper. I readied the papers onto mats and then used the Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge to cut out the silhouettes.

The handle was created by braiding the actual VCR tape and using E-600 glue to attach to the sides. I finished it off by gluing down black and white striped ribbon along the edge and spray painting the inside of the box white.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.

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