Monday, October 16, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #312--Halloween

Welcome back to another to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog post!  Our theme this fortnight is Halloween.  Pretty Paper,Pretty Ribbons is the sponsor and they are giving away a $20 gift certificate to their store.  All you have to do is create something with an image from a Cricut cartridge to be eligible to win.  

My card background was created with Candied Apple, Twisted Citron and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks.  The spider web frame is from Creepy Critters, the spider is from Photo Booth Props, the word panel is from Word Collage and the bat is from Holiday Cakes.  The word collage was written with a Cricut purple metallic marker and Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to accent the spider and bat eyes.



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     House of Cards--Halloween
     Dragonfly Journeys--Halloween 
     Pile it On--Spiders, Cobwebs
     The Paper Players--Spooky
   
    
    
Please head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you!


Challenge #312-Halloween
Make a project about anything Halloween!

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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.

Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cool Sun Hello for Fusion Sketch Challenge

This card came together very quickly using striped paper from Tommy paper (retired Close to My Heart) and the Cool Sun image from the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge.  



Here is the fabulous Fusion Sketch that inspired my card:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Die Cuttin' Divas #338--Random Acts of                              Kindness
      Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
      Ooh-La-La Creations #239--Die Cuts
      Connie Can Crop #63--To Die For
      Aud Sentiments #190--Die cut plus Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #233 for October Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Joyce Hauck's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is also on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!  






This month I am using the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch #233 to create the first of my Christmas cards.


Close to My Heart products used:
     Beary Christmas Paper Pack (green background                     and grey banner)
     Adventure Paper Fundamentals  (Cranberry                           striped panel)
     Oh Deer! (white circle with grey lines--retired                       CTMH paper)
     Silver and Gold Stamp Making Kit ornament                        stamp
     Delicata Gold Ink
     Holiday Tags--Merry Christmas greeting--retired                   CTMH
     Cranberry Ink
     3D Foam Tape
     Irridescent ribbon
     Glitter sparkles

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout:


The AHSC challenge ends Sunday night, October 15.  We would love to see your artwork in our gallery this week.  

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun #27--Lots of Layers (5 layers without               the ribbon)
     Crafting from the Heart--Anything Goes
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #354--                     purple is optional


Now it's time to hop on over to Betty Locco's blog. I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she shares.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Color Dare #264 With Sketch Saturday #278

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are challenging you to use all and only the following Close to My Heart colors:  Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Pacifica, Black and White Daisy.  Of course, if you don't have these exact CTMH colors yet, you may substitute similar colors so you can still play along.

Shades of blue are my favorite colors and I was really excited to finally use this beautiful Thoughtful Bird set in creating this card.  The first stamped layer is Crystal Blue, the second layer is second generation Pacifica and the top layer is Sapphire.



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From top to bottom the background panel uses Crystal Blue card stock, Sapphire CS and White Shimmer Trim.  The focal panel mat is Black.

Below is the Color Dare Challenge #264 graphic.  Our challenge is open for two weeks (ending Thursday evening October 19) so you'll have plenty of time to create something.  We award 4 winners badges for each challenge and have a monthly randow draw for prizes donated by the Design Team.  Just click on the color palette to get to see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you:

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We can't wait to see what you create using these fabulous colors!

My creative process usually involves finding a "sketch" to start from.  This week the challenge at Sketch Saturday is to pick a challenge from #215--482.  I chose #278 as the inspiration for my card.



I'm also entering the following challenges:
     Use Your Stuff--the Blues
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
     Stampavie and More--Birds
     2 Craft Critter Crazies--Feature a Creature


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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