Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #334 - Autumn

Fall is in the air and so we have the theme of Autumn at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I do love this time of year.  I've seen several deer over the last few weeks which is why I made this card. These majestic animals always make me smile.





Challenge #334-Autumn
Make a project using anything Autumn related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Getting back to my card, I created a Distress Ink background and then dusted the background with brown chalk before using a stitched rectangle die to cut out a panel.  I hand cut the grass mound and inked the edges.  I used my Close to My Heart Artbooking Cartridge to cut the deer and the leaves, distressing them with various inks to add depth and shadows.  I haven't added a sentiment yet, but I think it will be a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  It has a nice masculine feel, don't you think?

We hope to see your projects at FCCB.  And in the meantime, Happy Fall, Ya'll!! 


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Monday, September 3, 2018

613 Avenue Create - September - Anything Goes/Option Clean & Simple

Hello!  Our September challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of making a CAS (Clean & Simple) project.  You'll want to enter your projects and also check to see who won last month's challenge.  Here's my card - very clean and simple, with no stamping.


I used a sail boat die owned by a friend so I don't know the name of the die.  I actually layered two die cuts together to give it a bit of depth.  I created my sky and water using Distress Inks.  I smooshed the inks on my craft sheet, sprayed them with water and painted them onto some card stock. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the background panel, adhered it to a white card base, and added the die cut.  I love how this turned out. (I made extra cuts of this sail boat scene so you will probably see more cards with this image in the near future.)


Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Die:  Unknown (borrowed from a friend)
Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #332 - Anything Goes

Our fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Anything Goes. So you can make absolutely any project that tickles your fancy.  I have a grandniece who headed off to college this month.  She's a fabulous young lady and this card will go to her - happy mail for her at the dorm.


I think this is a super fun card.  The nail polish bottles are colored with my Spectrum Noirs and then coated with a Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  I applied a texture paste to the card base and then splashed on some water color.  Finally I stamped the sentiment.

Cricut Cartridge:  Forever Young
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Spectrum Noir Markers:  DR4, 5, 6; IG1, 2, 4; GB3, 4
Water Colors:  Crayola
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx
Nuvo Embellishment Mouse:  Mother of Pearl

Here are details about the challenge:

Challenge #332-Anything Goes
Make any card, scrapbook layout, 3D sculpture, etc. that uses a Cricut cut!

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The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

613 Avenue Create - August ATG/Twist Magic/Fantasy

It's August and time for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create. The theme is an ATG with the Twist of Magic or Fantasy.  I usually follow the twist, but not this time.  I created a card for a sweet lady with whom I craft regularly.  She's actually moving to another state. I wanted to make her a card that would remind her of our friendship and the times we've spent together. I used a very old stamp that I will never purge because I love it too much.


My friend really liked the card, and I'm so glad that she did. It was a lot of fun to make. First I embossed the sentiment in white. Then I blended Distress Inks over the embossing, cut it into the shape of a banner and added a button to the top. I used a stencil with Distress Ink to make the background paper (which is actually a brighter green than it appears to be in the photo). After adhering all to the card base, I added a few sequins and was done.

Card Stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Inks:  Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed; Versamark Embossing 
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous white
Stencil:   Balzer Designs Mini Swirly Garden
Stamp:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps Crafty Friend (company defunct)

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #330 - Baby

Hi, Crafty Friends!  We're back with another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricult Challenge Blog. This time our theme is Baby.  I decided to pay homage to my childhood. Back then, a lot of babies had Sock Monkeys.  I was delighted to find this darling Cricut image. Sock Monkeys are still around, although they are not as popular as in the "olden days" if you know what I mean - LOL!  Still, it's a delightful toy for any baby, boy or girl.  Here's my card:



After cutting out the monkey, I inked up a stencil and created the dotted background.  I assembled the cute little money and balanced him atop some baker's twine. Then I just rounded two corners and added a sentiment.  I just love this card.

Cricut Cartridge:  B is for Baby (Cricut Lite)
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 60 lb
Ink:  Colorbox Banana
Baker's Twine:  My stash

Challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #16 - Anything Goes with an animal
Crafting with Friends #71 - Anything Goes

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The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

July 613 Avenue Create - ATG/Create Your Own Designer Paper

It's July and time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This time our optional theme is to create an ATG and/or your own designer paper.  I decided to create my own paper for a graduation card given to a friend's daughter. I have had the tiny grad hat stamp for years. I believe it was in the dollar bin at Michael's way back when.  But it has really come in handy over the years, believe me. Here's my fun card:


I used school colors - blue and silver.  I added some silver die cut stars to fill in some of the open spaces between the caps. The cap on the sentiment strip is from Lil Inkers and the congrats is from Altenew.  The numbers are from Close to My Heart. The sentiment strip is mounted on silver paper and popped up. A quick and easy card!

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 65 lb
Inks:  Memento Blue Danube
Stamps:  Lil Inkers, Close to My Heart, Altenew, Unknown from Michael's
Die:  Memory Box Hearts and Stars

Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - #70 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping - July Anything Goes


  

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #328-Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner, so this time our challenge at FCCB is to create a project centered around that day.  As long as I have been making cards, I've never made a shirt shaped card.  I was always put off by the thought of hand cutting a template. So I was delighted to use my Cricut to cut one.  Here it is:



I used my Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.  I was delighted that it also had the tie image.  I think it turned out quite nice. I know it's an old concept, but it's new to me, if you know what I mean - LOL!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

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