Monday, June 22, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 254 - Anything Goes

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday


Challenge #254 Anything Goes

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 Winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Verve Stamps
 
For my Anything Goes project I created a
coordinating scrapbook layout and card for my
Mom's 72nd birthday...and yes the photo is of my mom
when she was only 20 months old.


This is the first time I created a layout, or anything for that matter, vintage and/or shabby chic...it was way out of my comfort zone. I felt that this type of layout is what the picture needed so I had to try it...I think I did ok.
 
 
 
Here I created a little hidden journaling tag.

 
Once the layout was finished I knew I wanted to create a coordinating card.
Thankfully I had enough paper in the DCWV The French Country Stack to do so.
 

 
I used these items to create my Once Upon a Time coordinating scrapbook layout and card:
  • DCWV The French Country Stack - paper
  • Storybook Cricut cartridge - Once Upon a Time on layout
  • Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge - hidden tag on layout
  • Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cricut cartridge - butterfly, bird and cage
  • misc. paper flowers
  • Lace doily - from my stash
  • ribbon - from my stash
  • misc, chipboard - Sweet on layout 
  • My Craft Spot (sorry closed) - Inside & Out - Set #2 clear stamps - Happy Birthday on card
  • My Craft Spot (sorry closed) - Jar Full of Flowers clear stamps - butterfly stamp on card
  • White Enamel Accents - on card
I am entering my Once Upon a Time coordinating scrapbook layout and card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Once Upon a Time coordinating scrapbook layout and card. Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blogspot and enter your own Anything Goes Cricut project.



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Monday, June 15, 2015

Haunted Design House Guest Designer - June-bugs, Gems and Gewgaws

 

This week I was asked to spend a little time in the dungeon over at Haunted Design House
and to be a Guest Designer.
 
This month's theme is
June-bugs, Gems and Gewgaws.
 So we were to feature insects/bugs (moths, spiders and creep-crawlies are also ok), OR gems and jewels, OR gewgaws in your creation this month. (A gewgaw is something showy and flamboyant that has little or no intrinsic value but serves a decorative purpose.) And as always, remember to keep it creepy, dark or macabre.
 
I think I accomplished this in my creation of my Red Beaded Spider.
 




I used these items to create my Red Beaded Spider:
 
24 gauge wire
bugle beads
seed beads 
1 oval  bead, about 1" long  
 
 



In this picture you can see that this is no teeny tiny spider...it is actually just as a big as my hand, even bigger if all of the legs were straight.
 

 
I think this is the perfect spot for my Red Beaded Spider to spend her nights...
sitting amongst some of my other
creepy creations.
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Red Beaded Spider. Now I ask you to join us for the challenge over at Haunted Design House and create your own
June-bugs, Gems and Gewgaws. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #253 - Celebrate Dad



 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #253 - Celebrate Dad-create a card or project for Dad

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There will be 3 winners of $7 gift certificates!

Create a project inspired by Father's Day

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.


 
So for my project I created the Shirt Box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge. Since my father has passed and I have not had a living Grandfather since I was very young, I decided that this little box was going to go to my daughters father.
 
 
 
 
He is huge fan of chocolate so I filled it with all of these little chocolates.
 
 
 
Creating this box was very easy...the hardest part was finding the right paper to use. Once I found the right paper it was all just about cutting it and putting it together...super easy!!!
 
 
I used these items to create my shirt box:
  • DCWV All About Boys Stack - shirt paper
  • brown cardstock - tie
  • Dad clear stamp
  • Brown ink
I am entering my Dad Shirt Box in the following challenges:
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Dad Shirt Box for Father's Day.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Favorite Characters Blog Hop WINNERS!!!

Fantabulous Cricut Favorite Characters Blog Hop WINNERS!!! 
 
Fantabulous Cricut
 
Thank you everyone who took the time out to visit all of our blogs, chose to become our newest followers and comment on our Favorite Characters Blog Hop.

I personally did not have any blog candy to offer up for this blog hop but I hope to in the future should we have another blog hop.

Please visit our wonderful design team members blogs to see if you have been chosen for their blog candy giveaway.

Sara   ----------- http://Pypercreations.blogspot.ca
Christina   -----http://craftychickscreating.blogspot.com
Kristina   -------http://lllscrap.blogspot.com/
Marie  --------- http://www.njstampingqueen.blogspot.com/
Lilian------------- http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com
Carol ---- http://4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com/ ****ME

Michelle-------  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com/
Karla ----------- http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/
Lynn ------------ http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com
Liz --------------  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com
Cindy------------http:cindyvernon.blogspot.com
DIANA L.--------http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

FCC --------     http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/
 
 
Please come back to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog on Monday for the next challenge...we look forward to see what fun Cricut projects that you can create.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Favorite Character Blog Hop




Welcome to the "Fantabulous Cricut Favorite Character Blog Hop"and the introduction of our new Design team members.

We will have prizes (blog candy) on some of the blogs along the way.  You will have until June 2nd, 12 midnight EST to leave a comment. We will announce the winners on each of our blogs on June 7. You will need to check back to see if you have won.

It is very simple, just visit all the blogs along the way and

 To be eligible for the prize
1. You must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop
2. You must be or become a follower of all the blogs in the hop

You should have arrived here from Lilian------------- http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com  If not and you want to start at the beginning go to  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.com.

My name is Carol from Carol's Creations. I am a new Design Team Member. I am a mom of to 2 earthly angels and 2 heavenly angels. I love animals but cats are my favorite. I love all kinds of crafting but since I got my Cricut in 2008 I have become obsessed with paper crafting! I now have 4 Cricuts including the Cricut Cake, plus the Gypsy. I create cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, ATC's, 3-D paper crafts and who knows what else. ***Non-paper craft related *** I am also a HUGE fan of Halloween. I have made some costumes, a countdown calendar, multiple wreaths, and some disturbing baby doll alterations for Halloween props. I am always thinking about the next Halloween and planning the next project. Feel free to browse through my blog to see what I have created over the years. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about me and what I love.

A character can be -- a number, a letter, a persons personality, etc., so I am showcasing what my interpretation of a what a character is...

Here is my inspiration for you:




I chose to do a Mickey Mouse birthday card, which I plan on sending out to my Uncle because his birthday is this week. I chose to do Mickey Mouse because who doesn't love the mouse. I think the pose that Mickey is doing here expresses great excitement and is perfect for celebrating a birthday. This is also my first time trying to create the center step card. I followed a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and it was super easy!!! Once you cut and create your folds everything else is just about decorating it. I think Mickey looks as is he is going to just jump right off the card. I am super excited about how this card turned out and I hope you are too.

I used these items to create my Mickey Mouse (center step) Birthday card:
  • Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge - Mickey and hands
  • Disney Mickey Paper Pad
  • Cardz TV Stamps - "Good Times" - sentiment inside and out
  • foam squares - behind Mickey
Now that you have seen my character go to Michelle-------  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com/
and check out her amazing creativity. There is a list of all the designers on the blog hop below.

Happy Hopping!!!!


FCC --------     http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/

Sara   ----------- http://Pypercreations.blogspot.ca
Christina   -----http://craftychickscreating.blogspot.com
Kristina   -------http://lllscrap.blogspot.com/
Marie   --------- http://www.njstampingqueen.blogspot.com/
Lilian------------- http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com
Carol ------------ http://4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com/ <<<<<ME

Michelle-------  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com/  <<<<<NEXT
Karla ----------- http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/
Lynn ------------ http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com
Liz --------------  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com
Cindy------------http://cindyvernon.blogspot.com/
DIANA L.--------http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

FCC --------     http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/


Thank you for hopping with us. We hope we have inspired you and you will come back next week to enter our Challenge.



Monday, May 25, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #252 - Follow the Sketch

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #252-Follow the Sketch

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Bugaboo Stamps




The prize is 7 digital stamps!

Create a project inspired by the sketch below-

For inspiration see:  http://retrosketches.blogspot.ca/2012/07/retrosketches-22.html

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.
 
This is my 1st post as a Design Team Member for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
I am super excited to share with you my creation using the provided sketch.
 
 
I used the provided sketch to create a birthday card for my best friend. She recently adopted a couple of Chihuahuas. I personally have 2 Chihuahuas myself and even talked my mom into adopting a Chihuahua last year. So my best friends Chihuahuas all have the same black and tan coloring so I designed this little Chihuahua to look like the ones she has. I know she will love this card when I send it out to her for her birthday.
 
I made a modification to the Chihuahua cut from the Cricut Lite cartridge Four Legged Friends...I cut off the heart and replaced it with a party blow-out from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge and added a party hat from the same cartridge. I also used black brads for the eyes instead of the ones from the cut. I then cut out the tag from the Cricut Lite cartridge Four Legged Friends and stamped it with "Party Animal" from the CardzTV clear stamps set "Good Times." Lastly, I applied red glitter glue from Studio G to the tag, hat and collar.
 
 
 
So before assembling the card I decided to emboss the Kraft cardstock with Fiskars texture plate PAWS and I just love the way it looks. I finished it off with a paw clear stamp (I believe from Studio G) going up the edge. Then I just assembled the card like the sketch but I did put some foam mounts from Stampin' Up behind the tag and the Chihuahua.
 

The inside of the card I kept very simple. I added a strip of the same dog bone paper from the front to the inside and stamped it with "Happy Birthday to You!" also from the CardzTV clear stamps set "Good Times."
 
 
 
I used these items to create my card:
  • Cricut Lite cartridge Four Legged Friends - Chihuahua and tag
  • Celebrations Cricut cartridge - party hat and party blow-out
  • Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - Kraft cardstock
  • Fiskars texture plate PAWS - Kraft cardstock
  • paw clear stamp - Kraft cardstock
  • black eyelet - tag
  • black brads - eyes
  • CardzTV clear stamps set "Good Times." - outside and inside sentiments
  • Studio G red glitter glue - on tag, party hat and party blow-out
  • Stampin' Up foam mounts from - behind tag and Chihuahua
 I am entering my Party Animal card in the following challenges:
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my 1st creation as a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team Member. Make sure to check out their challenge and enter your own creation. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day 3-D Tea Cup and Tea Cup Card


I am super excited to share with you my Mother's Day 3-D Tea Cup and Tea Cup Card. I made these for my mom for Mother's Day. My mom loves strawberries and her kitchen is packed with strawberry d├ęcor. Recently my mom had decided to stop drinking coffee and start drinking tea, so I decided that would be my theme for Mother's Day for her. I already this fantastic paper from the Martha Stewart essentials paper pad that I knew would be perfect. Since I had a great experience when using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge I decided to try to make the 3-D tea cup...it was super easy.

I cut the 3-D tea cup from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge using the fit to page feature on my Cricut Expression. I cut the entire cup from one 12 x 12 sheet of thick double sided paper. I lined the edge of the cup and saucer with a silver paint marker. Then adhered them all together. I think it turned out so cute!


I was able to fit 8 individual tea bags in the cup
 


Then I decided to make a coordinating card and envelop to go along with the tea cup. I cut and adhered the envelop for the doily card out from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge, again using the fit to page feature. The size ended up being 5 inches so I now knew that I needed to cut the card at 5 inches, too. I cut the liner out at 4 1/4 and also used the inside of that liner, flipped it, embossed it and adhered everything to the front of the card. I then went back to the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge and cut the tag feature out for the tea cup (can't remember size). I then stamped the front of the of the tea cup with "mom." I lined the edge of the tea cup with the silver paint marker. Then I adhered the tea cup to the front of the card with foam squares. I then cut a circle out for the inside, adhered it and just stamped it with "Happy Mother's Day." Lastly, I tied a green ribbon (from my stash) around the top of the card and done!

 

 
 
 


I used these items to create my Mother's Day 3-D Tea Cup and Tea Cup Card:
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - 3-D tea cup and tea cup on card
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - card and envelop
  • Martha Stewart essentials paper pad - 1st time I used it and I've had it for years 
  • Silver paint marker
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder - card
  • My Craft Spot clear stamp set "Jar Full of Flowers" - sentiment
  • green ribbon (from my stash)
I am entering my Mother's Day 3-D Tea Cup and Tea Cup Card in the following challenges:
I had so much fun creating these Mother's Day 3-D Tea Cup and Tea Cup Card. I can't wait to give them to my mom...I know she is going to love them. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects. Happy "early" Mother's Day to all of you Moms, Grandmas, and Great-Grandmas!