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Monday, August 21, 2017

On Vacation With the Tick and Mosquito Alliance

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut!

Challenge #308-Vacations
Make a project about Vacations!

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at


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 love tent camping and have gone every year until last year.  We are starting to feel the pain in our backs.  Ha ha ha.  But there is something wonderful about sleeping in nature with the quiet storm of bugs and nature. 

GO CAMPING - Cricut Sans Font
Tent - Outdoor Man
Printed Font - Angel Kisses
Tree - Bits and Pieces cartridge  Kevlar 51 created this similar design for a T-shirt.  Altared and used with permission.

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog~ Challenge 134Crafting From The Heart Challenge Anything Goes 172Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes 33

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Clouds and Unicorns

The challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty is Anything Goes.  The DT is using images from Bugaboo Digital Images or Sasayaki Glitter images.  Mine is a Bugaboo image from the Uni set. 

This was fun to color and mat. Used the following copics
N0, N1, B01, B41, Y32, YG03, RV34
Pink Ribbon from stash, Pink & White paper cut in
Scallop Border - Cricut Pretty Packages cartridge

I got this stamp from Michael's sale bin - a portion of the lyrics from the song "Skidamarink."  Perfect for this card. 

Lastly added this heart paper clip from #GossamerBlue and the card is ready for my grand-daughter.  Come join us at Penny's Challenges! 

Entering this card in the following challenges: 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Amazing Mom

At Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges the challenge is Anything Goes and the DT is using images from Sparkle and Sprinkle

I loved this image of a pregnant woman.

I layered the saying over the image, matted it with Fancy 

Pants Paper, buttons, paper flower, Glossy Accents on the flowers on the image. 

JoAnn's Ribbons and internal matting and ribbon, no sentiment inside.  This image was so beautiful on it's own before I got to it.  It almost felt like an honor to work on it, it was so beautiful! 

At The Beach

 Happy Monday and welcome to another  Fantabulous Cricut Monday challenge!

This Weeks Sponsor

Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 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!

Cartridges I used were:
Pack Your Bags
When I Was A Kid
Holiday Font

Chunky Glitter - Target
Anchor and Seashell - Shrinky Dinks
Forever In Time 3D Pop Squares
 Pink & Main Scallop Dies

Entering in the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge 171 Anything Goes 

Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes or For The Girls

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Quilts and Patches

I cannot quilt.  I can barely sew a straight line.  But I can cut paper so this project for the challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty, was fun!  The challenge is ANYTHING GOES and the DT is using images from QKR Stampede.  

Used a lot of scraps to make the front.  The inside was just a printed paper because making all those triangles was a lot and I just don't know how quilters do it.  

Copic Markers
Y31, Y08, YG00, YG17
YR07, BG01, Y00, YR09

Come join us at Penny's Challenges.
Entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Monday, July 24, 2017

I Lick You

 These Popsicles are from the Simply Charmed cartridge.  They are so cute.  I used the tongue from the Grooming Cat on Meow for the licking popsicle.  I wanted to use a play on words... I like you... I lick you.  But, it just doesn't come out right..ha ha ha, so I just used I LIKE YOU as the sentiment inside.

I had two kinds of popsicle paper and I layered them and it came out pretty cute.  I hope it made you laugh. 

Entering this card in the following challenges: 

Color Challenge -Always Fun challenges

Crafting with Friends - Challenge 48 - Anything goes

I won Top 3

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I Believe In You

Penny's Challenge 338 - July 19th - Anything Goes


This is the Bugaboo "I Believe In You" Unicorn set.  I love this set, it just makes me laugh and I've been in love with Bugaboo squares of late.
For this set, I layered the card with a light blue paper, used a #Darice Field of Flowers folder... inked up the folder and ran it through the cuttlebug  to get these great ink embossed paper that I layered on the blue.
Each square is matted and mounted 3 times with purple pink and white paper.  Pink and yellow silk ribbons layered and lined along with Cricut Scallop Edges Cut lined along the ribbon

Monday, July 17, 2017

Creating trees

Learning how to slice things so you can create off the mat has been a huge learning curve for me. But, after I learned I went crazy with posting some trees that our Children's Minister wanted at our church.

1. This tree won Top 3 at Always Fun Challenges

Top 3




5.    For 

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Monochrome

Trees 3 &  4 - I didn't cut personally but had someone else cut for me.  I put them up though, and all of them end up being a huge jigsaw puzzle to put on the wall!  Ha ha ha.  Anyway 3 & 4 were just too complicated for me to get right.

I used the following Cricut Cartridges and my own SVG cuts: 

Stretch Your Imagination, Jubilee, Wild Card and Cindy Loo

Entering my trees in the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenges - Paper Piecing - My Vinyl piecing (principle the same)

Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges - Anything Goes

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - Anything Goes MonoChrome

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Purse Card

I know there are templates out there for different kinds of "purse" cards, but I decided to create my own.  Here is the finished project:


These are the cuts I used:

Other supplies used for this card:
Maya Road Rub-ons
Fancy Pants Papers
Mulberry Paper Flowers
Eyelet Outlet Brads
Scrapbook.Com Quote Tags
Xyron ATG

This was a fun project for me.  Entering in the following challenges:

Cardz TV - Anything Goes #6

A Bit More Time To Craft -Anything Goes #48

Sparkle and Glitter - Anything Goes Option Hat Trick#3

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #134

Making Memories Crafting - Challenge #7

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge 337 - July 12th  Theme - Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter

This image is the Lil' Cowboy from The Paper Shelter

I added some images from Cricut's Old West cartridge - the wood frame and rope, the cactus is from New Mexico Destinations.

I had this fun bandana paper and used most of what I had left of it on this project.  

There is no interior sentiment.  I'll think of one later. 

#FancyPantsPaper, #XyronATG 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Birthday Surprise!

This birthday box project is a "Make It" project from Cricut's Access choices.  We don't always have to be creative on our own  when we use these projects.  Sometimes tweaking them on our own - creating specifically for the person we are giving them to is enough.

Below are the descriptions from the Make It Project.  Added together they made this fun project.

I used Happy Birthday Ribbon that I had in my stash and some flowers from my stash with #EyeletOutlet brads, DCVW papers, Xyron runner tape, and Red double sided tape.  This project made up quickly in less than one hour.   This project entered in the following challenge: Avenue 613: #199 Anything Goes (Twist Monochrome)

This was a quick and fun project which has encouraged me to look more into the Make-It projects offered on the Cricut Design Space platform.  There's no way the recipient isn't going to ewwww and awwww over the "made for her" packaging that holds her gift. 

Please join us at Fantabulous Cricut for some fun and great prizes at our Challenge #305-Birthdays with great prizes from DL Art!                Challenges entering: Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes #14           Artistic Inspiration #183 Anything Goes - Inspiration Summer Colors    Crafting From the Heart - #167 Anything Goes   Dream Valley Challenges: #159 BLING, LACE AND RIBBON ends 29th July

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I life gives you rain, put on cute boots and jump in the puddles

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty - the theme is Anything Goes
The Design Team is using images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy
This is Bella Brolly
 The papers are Fancy Pants, the clouds are Pink and Main Cloud/Scallop set, and buttons from my stash the inside sentiment is

If Life Gives You Rain
Put on Your Cute Boots
and Jump in the Puddles

Come join us over at Penny's and have some fun! 

Entering this card in the following challenges: 

Catch the Bug - Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Multiple uses for one project

The challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is Something Patriotic

Our sponsor is Dreaming Tree SVG cuts.  I decided to combine some traditional Cricut cuts (Stars and stripes) along with some Dreaming Tree cuts.  This Cherry Bomb hanging Vase/Lantern is one and the Cosmos flowers another.  

I cut extra stars from the Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge and used the stripes to create little shooting stars in the arrangement.  The Cosmos are adorable, I had those green opalescent brads in my stash and they were the perfect centers to my flowers. 

The Cherry Bomb Lantern can hang and light up with fake candles put in it.  It would be adorable that way too.......

The photo's a little blurry because of the shutter speed, but you get the gist.
This was a fun project to take on and Dreaming Tree is an excellent place to expand your Cricut horizons

Here are the cosmos flowers together with some origami flowers I made creating a small bouquet for my table

Join us at Fantabulous Cricut for our Patriotic Theme! 

Entering this project in the following challenges:

Cards Und More - Anything but a Card

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes  #182

Cardz 4 Guyz - Stars #172

Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 

IncyWincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anything Goes!!!!!

Over at Penny's Crafty Paper Challenge  the challenge #334 is Anything Goes.  A time to let it rip with whatever you want to put in.  The Design Team is working with #Bugaboo images and so I got to have some fun with these designs

This Dog set of 4 Squares by Bugaboo was so darling to me.   I could see how this card could be an OOPS,  used as a masculine card, a Just Peeking in on You, or various other sentiments.  The one I chose for this card was HELLO.

Entering this card in the Crafty Creations #344 Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges - For the Boys

This fuzzy HELLO stamp is from #GossamerBlue, they have a whole set of these stamps that I am LOVING.  (not a paid endorsement).
The products I used for this card are:
Fancy Pants paper, Square Pop Dots, Copic Markers, Xyron Adhesive, EK Success rounded square punch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fred She Said

The challenge over at Penny's Crafty Paper Challenges is Anything Goes.  The DT are using Fred She Said images.  I used two different images on this card

The flowers and grass are a background image called "Doodle Flower Trio" that I sized and cropped , added buttons to the flowers and the little boy is "Nolan with a sign," you can get the image blank but it also comes with 4 pre-printed signs.  I used the "How U doin'?!" sign.

I had this little "Hey" word bubble that came in a grab-bag I received, and it was perfect for this card and to balance out the butterfly.   Come join us a Penny's Challenges

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #343 Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges - For the boys

Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes #37

Naughty Or Nice Challenge #40 Anything Goes

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