Wednesday, November 7, 2018

613 Avenue Create#215-Anything Goes-Option Christmas/Winter

At 613 Avenue Create this month our Anything Goes Challenge has the optional twist of Christmas/Winter.  I made a winter card:



I used snow flakes from various stamp sets from Close to My Heart and Stampin' Up. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the snow flakes and sentiment on white card stock.  After sprinkling on white embossing powder, I heat embossed the image.  Then I blended two shades of Distress Oxide Inks onto the panel, before attaching it to a blue card base.  I embossed the sentiment on blue card stock and glued it down.

Our DT has some fabulous designs for your inspiration.  Click over to see them all and to see who won our last challenge.

We hope to see your fabulous entries in our challenge.  Have fun crafting!

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #338-Anniversary

Good day, crafty friends!  This time our challenge at FCCB is to create an anniverary project.  I have made a card for my sister and brother-in-law who are celebrating their anniversary this month.  As usual, I have made a clean and simple card:



I used Everyday Pop Up Cards for the rings and Artbooking for the frame around the rights.  The background paper is from my stash - a friend actually gifted me with that beautiful sparkly paper.  The sentiment is from an old Inkadinkado set which I have had for years and years.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the rings so they sparkle like the background paper.  I am quite pleased with the result.  Hopefully, my sister and her husband will like it.  It's in the mail but they don't look at my blog so it's ok that I posted it now.



Challenge #338-Anniversary
Make a project using anything Anniversary related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor is-


And the prize is-


$10 Gift Code

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!

We hope to see your project in the challenge.  And don't forget to see who won the previous challenge - maybe it was you!


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Sunday, October 7, 2018

613 Avenue Create October 2018 - Option Use Something Wooden

We're having fun using wood elements on our projects this month at 613 Avenue Create.  I looked through my stash and found some wooden embellishments that are really cute.  But I have no idea where I got them - that's how long I've had them. Do you have things like that in your stash??

My card is quite CAS - a Distress Oxide background, with a simple sentiment and a wooden embellishment.  But I do love how it turned out.

I am not ashamed to say that I am sooo late in getting onboard the Oxide Distress Ink bandwagon.  I picked up my first one a couple of months ago at Scrapbook Expo. I only got one because it was on sale and by the time I got to that particular booth, there was only one color left. I picked it up on a whim to finally see what all the hoopla was about.

I had seen a lot of videos, but things never go as well for me as they do on whatever video I watch so I saw no reason to buy the Oxides. I have problems with regular Distress Inks, although my blending has improved.  To my utter surprise, the Oxide pad was super easy to blend!   I absolutely love using them. Since I am probably one of the last crafters on earth to try them, I will not bore you with any details except to say that I am glad I finally gave them a try. I got some on sale from Joann's and Hobby Lobby and now plan to use them a lot.

Here's my card:


I blended  Distress Oxides on white card stock.  After trimming the panel, I sprayed it with water using my Distress Sprayer, and attached it to a kraft card base.  I adhered the wooden embellishment and stamped the sentiment using my MISTI.  I really like the colors behind the openings in the wood. Done!

Cardstock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral
Stamp:  Close to My Heart Always Grateful (retired)
Wooden Embellishment:  Unknown

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar - October:  Autumn
Brown Sugar Challenge #283 - Halloween/Autumn
Aud Sentiments Challenge #213 - Use a Two Word Sentiment

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We hope to see your fabulous project at the blog.  Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #336 - Pumpkins

Fall is definitely in the air, although we are still having 90 degree weather in my neck of the woods.  Our new challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to incorporate pumpkins in your design. Here's my card:


I used my Cricut  to cut the pumpkins from white card stock and colored them using my Spectrum Noir Markers.  The leaves were also colored with my SN's.  I used Distress Inks to color the card front and stamped the sentiment using a retired Close to My Heart stamp (masking off the lower part of the stamp).  The sequins were a finishing touch.

Cartridge:  Winter Collection Thanksgiving
Card Stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 65 lb
Stamp:  Close to My Heart (retired)
Spectrum Noir Markers: OR1, 2, 3; TN5, 7, 8; GB4; CG4,  JG1, LG5, DR2


Make a project about pumpkins. But there has to be at least one cut from the Cricut Library!


The prize is
 
A $10 coupon code for anything in the store!

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!

We hope to see your entry into the challenge so get crafting!

Thanks for visiting!






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!

This Weeks Sponsor is-

And the prize is-



Three new Close to My Heart Stamp Sets!

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!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

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!

Thanks for visiting!