Monday, December 10, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #341--Christmas

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog post!  As the holidays approach we are inviting you to create a project with a Christmas theme this fortnight.  Our challenge ends Sunday evening, December 23 so you have almost 2 weeks to join in on the fun.


My card was created with a cut called Happy Holidays Christmas Card #M4C5AB (available in Access subscription).  The red patterned paper is from Close to My Heart Grateful Heart paper.  I also cut it from dark green card stock so I could glue the tree on top.  The wording was painted with Twinkling H2O Egyptian Gold which is so shimmery!  The woodgrain patterned background panel is from Recollections Christmas Noel paper from last year.  This card was very easy to assemble.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       Aud Sentiments Challenge--Anything Goes with               a sentiment
       Moving Along With the Times--Christmas
       Crafty Gals Corner #180--Anything Christmas                    Goes
       
Here's more info from the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog:

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #341-Christmas
Make a project using anything Christmas related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


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

Amazon!

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

:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

December Joyful Stars Blog Hop with Grateful Heart Papers

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 Debi Brile's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!  



I made two really quick cards with Grateful Heart papers.  The first card was inspired by the sketch at Case This Sketch #300.  The sentiment panel is Almond with Pomegranate berries and New England Ivy sentiment from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp set.

Case This Sketch #300:
  

My second card layout was inspired by Feeling Sketchy Challenge #206 and uses the Junior Varsity Alphabet stamp set (Hostess Rewards see page 4 of current catalog.)  Apart from the wonderful Grateful Heart papers I used Sapphire Ink and Silver Sequins to complete this card.


Here is the Feeling Sketchy graphic that I followed to create the above card:


Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar's blog--I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.

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

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Football Championship Congratulations Card with Freshly Made Sketch #265

A young man I know just led his team to a State Championship and thus the inspiration for my personalized card. 



The quarterback is a cricut cut from the Ready, Set, Sports cartridge (available in Access subscription).  The patterned papers are from Fresh Air and Vineyard Berry Victorian paper packs (both retired Close to My Heart).  I used Burnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse to paint in the football.

This is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Sunday Stamps--Breath of Winter Color Palette
         Crafts Galore Encore--Anything Goes

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


:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Choosing My Blues for Color Dare #318

Without a doubt my favorite colors are in the Blue family so I'm happy to participate in Color My Heart Color Dare #318--Monochromatic Blues.  My background layer is the darker Sapphire paper.  The outer stripes are Bluebird and the center stripe is the darker side of Carolina.  The sentiment is from a retired Close to My Heart stamp set called "You Mean So Much to Me".  



My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch #480:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Seize the Birthday #155--Optional Topping "Tags"
      Pattie's Creations--Birthday
      
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

First 2018 Christmas Cards with Freshly Made Sketch #364

Thanksgiving is over and now it's time to start thinking about the Christmas season.  I had some time to create some cards so I started with Freshly Made Sketch #364 and various Close to My Heart products. (some retired)

Card #1 using Oh Deer! paper with Seaglass cardstock and 'Tis the Season accent strip.  Stamp is from retired Be Jolly set with new Clover Ink.  The glitter is Tonic Slipper Green and Stickles Red.


Card #2 features 'Tis the Season paper with Seaglass card stock. (other elements the same)


Card #3 uses the reverse side of the papers from the 'Tis the Season paper pack



Which one do you like best?

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #364 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Hiding in my Craft Room--Any Holiday
      Aud Sentiments--Christmas or Winter Sentiment
      Daisy Chain Challenge-Christmas/Winter

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

:) Marie

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Grateful Heart Birthday Card With Stella Says Sketch #619

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a quick card I made for a dear friend who loves butterflies.   The plaid paper and leaf print paper are from the Grateful Heart Paper  Close to My Heart.  The butterfly image was fussy cut  and is also from the Grateful Heart PML card paper.


The coordinating card stock colors are Pomegranate and Sapphire.  The birthday sentiment is from a very old CTMH stamp set called Perfect Fit Birthday.

Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch #619 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
         Crafty Cardmakers--Lots of Layers
      
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #339 Meets Color Dare #317

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  This fortnight our theme is "Thanksgiving".  My card features a lovely cut from Holiday Cakes cartridge (available in Cricut Access program).


Other products used:
     Grateful Heart patterned paper
     Pomegranate Card stock
     Mink Card stock (center panel background)

Here is more information about Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #339:





Challenge #339-Thanksgiving
Make a project using anything Thanksgiving related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-
FCCB
And the prize is-

Two brand new Close to My Heart Stamps 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!



My color choices were inspired by Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #317:



If you have a chance why not play along with these two fabulous challenges?  Fantabulous Cricut #339 ends on Sunday evening 11/25 and Color My Heart Color Dare #317 ends on Thursday evening 11/15.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Little Red Wagon--Just a Sentiment
      Simon Says Wednesday--Thanks/Thanksgiving     


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

:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dream Catcher Card for November 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 Debi Brile's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!  



My card features Boutique paper and the beautiful Hostess Rewards stamp set called "Dream Catcher" (page 6 of current catalog) with Peacock ink. (Second generation used on stars, clouds and feathers)



My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch #383:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Heart 2 Heart Challenges--Inspired by Nature
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--Anything Goes
     As You Like it Challenge--Monochrome or Rainbow (I prefer monochrome colors on this card because these patterned papers are so pretty!)
     


Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar's blog--I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.

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

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Big Thank You Meets Seasons Mix-In

As I was cleaning off my craft table I came upon this shimmery die cut that I created several weeks ago with a Close to My Heart Thin Cut Die.  Then I found a wonderful paper from the CTMH Seasons Mix-In paper set and my card was done!




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
     Use Your Stuff--Free Week
     Simon Says--Anything Goes
     Cut it Up--Clean and Simple
     Die Cuttin' Divas--Anything Goes

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

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Seasonal Trees Card With Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Seasonal Trees is next month's Stamp of the Month and it works so well with the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch #286.  This is a one layer card (not my usual style).  The accent dots were created with an eraser tip dipped in ink and then painted with the Gold Shimmer Brush.


      Seasonal Trees--available in November
      Bunches of Love
      Goldrush Ink
      Sponge
      Autumn Terracotta Ink (retired)
      Chocolate Ink (retired)
         Husk paper (retired)

Here is the wonderful sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafteezee--Leaves
     Doubletrouble--Fall
     House of Cards--Fall Flowers or Colors
     Addicted to CAS--Foliage
     Crafty Calendar--Fall
     Words 2 Craft By--Leaves

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

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.
     
     

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mercury Glass Wedding Cards With Case This Sketch #293

We needed a wedding card this past weekend so I made an extra one using the same elements with slightly different background paper.  The background paper is "Mercury Glass" by Recollections.  The bridal couple is a Cricut cut from the Close to My Heart Flower Market cartridge.  The Celebrate sentiment is a Crafter's Companion die.  Which do you like better--silver or gold?



My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Case This Sketch #293:


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
      Crafts Galore Encore--Anything Goes
      Jo's Scrap Shack--Anything Goes

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

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hedge Hugs Card 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 Debi Brile's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!  



My card features a new stamp set called "Hedge Hugs" along with Boutique paper, Bluebird Ink, Sugarplum and Sapphire  card stock.


Card Inside:


Doesn't this just make you smile?

My card layout was inspired by this Stick it Down sketch:


I'm also entering this card into the Heart 2 Heart challenge to showcase items from the new Close to My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog. 

Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar's blog--I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Milestone Birthday Card With Paper Players Sketch #411

This glittery card was made for a special friend who turns 70 this week.  The pretty patterned paper is "Beautiful Friendship" from Close to My Heart (retired but still available until supply runs out).  The heart doily Cricut cut is from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.



This is the fabulous  Paper Players sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      
      Southern Girls Challenge--Spots and Dots         
      Always Happy Birthday--September Challenge
      Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes

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





Monday, September 17, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #335--Leaves

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!  This fortnight we are challenging you to use your Cricut machines to create a project featuring "Leaves".  The lovely image I used can be found in the "Botanical Cards" cartridge which is in Cricut Access.


Products used:
     Husk card stock--retired Close to My Heart
     Cricut Image #M8D()F7
     New England Ivy card stock
     Love Note sentiment
     Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
     Egyptian Gold Twinkling H2O watercolor paint                (on flowers and mat behind sentiment)
     Foam Tape

From the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog:
      


Challenge #335-Leaves
Make any card, scrapbook layout, 3D sculpture, etc. about leaves!

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


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