Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Knight in Shining Armor...Birthday

Hey there, here is another card I made for a couple of design challenges. I thought it would be cute to make my nephew a card for his birthday. I used the "Paper Doll Dress Up" Cricut cartridge. I think this card would be perfect for any little boy's birthday.

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Hope you enjoy!!!


Inside



Cardz TV Card Challenge #1 
Create a Birthday Card 


FCCB Challenge #198 Sketch Challenge
Challenge #198 Sketch Challenge
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/02/fccb-challenge-198-sketch-challenge.html




Card base:

Green with white polka dots... 6 1/4"  x  4 1/2"
Ink edges with Stampin' Up ink pad... Garden Green

Grey pattern paper... 5" x 3 1/4"

My Minds Eye (Follow Your Heart-Be Amazing) 6 x 6 paper pad...grey and white Argyle pattern paper... 6" x 2 1/4"

White cardstock... 5 3/4" x 1 3/4" (for sentiments in black archival ink) and 4 1/2" x 3" for base.

Embossing folder... Diamond Plate

Ink all edges with Stampin' Up ink pad... Basic Grey

Green brads... 4
Foam tape matts to card base.

Cricut cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up" ...
Knight at 4" and foam tape for dimension
Core'dinations grey and light grey cardstock
Brown textured cardstock
Tan cardstock
Peach Keen Stamps...PK-490 Everyday Character Face
Pink Chalk
White gel pen
Grey Le Pen Marker

Hero Arts stamp set
Studio G stamps

Foam Tape

Inside card...

White cardstock... 5 3/4" x 4"
Ink edges with SU Basic Grey
Add sentiment with Black Archival Ink

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bee Birthday Card!

Hi there, hope everyone is staying warm with all of this crazy cold, snowy weather most of us are getting. Here in PA we are supposed to get another "blizzard like" snow storm, even though I think it's beautiful when it's falling, I have to honestly say, I am so done with all of this snow. Spring can't come soon enough!!!

Well, if nothing else, at least I get to craft a little bit. Here is a birthday card I made for the Cardz TV Challenge. I used the Cricut Cartridge "Sentimentals" and Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy". 
Cardz TV Card Challenge #1 

Honey Comb Embossing Folder


 Inside


I used the used papers from Fancy Pants "Park Bench" 6x6 paper pad.
White cardstock for the card base...A2 size...51/2 x 4 1/4
From the paper pad...
Blue paper for matt...5 1/4 x 4
Circle pattern paper...5 x 3 3/4
Yellow paper for the bottom border...5 x 1 1/4
Thin cut piece of the black and white chevron paper, to go underneath the twine. 
Embossing folder...Honey Comb
"Sentimentals" Cricut Cartridge for the Bee
Bee cut...2 1/2"
I used Black and Yellow textured cardstock.
Inked edges with Archival black ink.
Foam taped the bee, with 2 layers, for dimension.
Foam taped blue matt to the white card base for added dimension.
Black and White twine.
Google eyes.
Recollections brads...4, one for each corner.
Black jelly roll pen for stitched effect around the card and for the bee flight.
Cardz TV stamp set "Going Buggy"
Additional stamps for the inside saying.

  
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Update on the Blog Candy Gypsy Giveaway!!

This is very important to those of you who have started following me in regards to the Gypsy Blog Candy Giveaway.

I had previously listed all of the carts on the original post for the Gypsy Blog Candy Giveaway and I did explain that I was not certain of how it would work in reference to the carts being linked to the Gypsy, other than knowing that you could not link them to CCR, because they are already linked by me. 

I have updated that post... I just spoke to PC, even though the Gypsy is not being sold with carts and is being given away, the carts should be cleared out from the Gypsy for you to be able to link your carts from this Gypsy to CCR. If I were to give the Gypsy with the carts on it, it would only have been able to be used directly to the machine, it would not be able to be used in CCR. I can clear out the carts before handing it over, which will make it practically brand new and easy for you to link any and/or all of your carts from the Gypsy to CCR, I will be working this out with the winner!Wink

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, please email me with any concerns!!!

FYI...Please post a comment that you are a follower under the original post...Huge Blog Candy Giveaway…the Gypsy Cricut Machine!!! :)

Thanks again,
Maria

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Huge Blog Candy Giveaway…the Gypsy Cricut Machine!!!

This is a HUGE Giveaway!!! As some of you already know, I am looking for new followers. To get many more followers, I am willing to give away my Cricut Gypsy Machine (RARE) to one lucky winner. This machine used, starts at $199 into $1,000 on Amazon and Ebay! Yeah...can you believe it!!!

The machine is practically brand new, only used once, other than the fact that I uploaded over 60 cartridges when I bought it, I did one test cut for the Happy Hauntings 3-D Halloween House… that’s it.
Please check updated post..."Update on Blog Candy Gypsy Giveaway".
Machine can be reset to clear linked carts, pretty much making it new.
 
The winner will be chosen randomly by Random.org and will be announced by April 15th, 2014.




Please read the rules very carefully, if you do not follow the rules accordingly, you will not be entered in the drawing. If there are any questions please contact me by email: maria2193@msn.com


Rules for new followers:

1. If you are not a follower already, you must become a new follower. Follow my blog on Bloglovin andJoin this Site” button directly beneath it, do not follow the blog privately, I can’t see private followers. (IF I CAN’T SEE YOU, THEN YOU’RE COMMENT WILL NOT COUNT).

 
2. Leave a comment stating you would like a chance to win.

It's that simple!!!

For more chances to win:

1. If you are a follower already, have a friend follow my blog and leave comment, so they can enter.

2.Come back, leave another comment mentioning whom you referred, to follow my blog.
  

Anyone can do this as many times as they
wish, but you must refer to a new follower each time… Good Luck!!!


Again,
Good Luck!!!BigGrin

 
 
 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Winner

Good Morning,

Yay, woot, woot...so happy to announce that I am this weeks Challenge Blog Winner over at Fantabulous Cricut. Super excited and looking forward to receiving my Prize. Head over to Fantabulous Cricut and join in on the fun, they have a new challenge every Monday, who knows, you can be the next winner!
 
Thank you Fantabulous Cricut!!!!
 
FCCB Challenge #196 Seeing Red
 

THIS WEEKS WINNER


Chosen by random.org 

with a prize from

Of a 

Got Candy stamp set

...IS...


NO 56
Created with Create a Critter 
 
Check it out...
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/02/wednesday-winners-challenge-196-seeing.html

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Monday, February 10, 2014

"His" and "Hers" Valentine Candy Jars with Note Cards

Here with another Valentine's project, this one is for the Cardz TV 3-D Challenge and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. Thought it would be cute to do a his and hers candy jar with a note card, super easy to make and a ton of fun. I used "For the Birds" stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps and "I Love U" stamp from Studio G. The owl and hearts were cut from the "Create a Critter 2" Cricut Cartridge.

Cardz TV 3-D Challenge #1 
Create a 3-D Project for Valentine's Day.

FCCB Challenge #197 I Heart You
Challenge #197 I Heart You use a heart

 Enjoy...

For Him


For Her


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Smitten" Valentine's Card

This is the 3rd and final card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. This is similar to the last card I made, but this time it's for the pink and white challenge. 

FCCB Challenge #196 Seeing Red


~This Weeks Challenge~
Seeing Red
Create a project that uses red (or pink) and white

I used the used papers from American Crafts "Valentine" 6x6 paper pad...pink with white polka dots.
Pink cardstock for the card base...A2 size...51/2 x 4 1/4
White cardstock for matt...5 1/4 x 4
Pink and white polka dot paper...5 x 3 3/4
White cardstock for the border, about 3 inches
Embossing folder...swiss dot
Martha Stewart heart border punch
"Create a Critter 2" Cricut Cartridge for the hearts
Large heart...3"
Two smaller double hearts... 2", I cut out the tinier heart off the right side heart.
I used the Core'dinations cardstock..."Sugar and Spice" and "St. Valentino"
Inked edges with Stampin' Up "Regal Rose" ink pad
Pop dot the center  of the smaller hearts (not the tiny one though)
Pop dot the silhouette for the large heart
White seam binding ribbon
Recollections...added enamel dot stickers in "mint green" to the center of the bow and on the bottom right of the card
Smitten sentiment stamp
 
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"Love" Valentine's Card

Here is the second of three cards that we could enter for the Fantabulous Cricut. I have the Martha Stewart heart border punch that I used maybe once and I have had it for a while, so decided to use the heck out of it for three of the cards. This one is the red and white challenge. Happy to announce I am this weeks winner, thank you Fantabulous Cricut.

FCCB Challenge #196 Seeing Red

~This Weeks Challenge~
Seeing Red
Create a project that uses red (or pink) and white


I used papers from American Crafts "Valentine" 6x6 paper pad...red with white polka dots and pink with white heart swirls.
Red cardstock for the card base...A2 size...51/2 x 4 1/4
White cardstock for matt...5 1/4 x 4
Red and white polka dot paper...5 x 3 3/4
White cardstock for the border, about 3 inches
Embossing folder...swiss dot
Martha Stewart heart border punch
"Create a Critter 2" Cricut Cartridge for the hearts
Large heart...2 3/4"
Two smaller hearts... 2"
I used the white cardstock and the red with white heart swirls
Inked edges with Stampin' Up "Real Red" ink pad
Pop dot the center heart
Recollections...added enamel dot stickers in white to the center of hearts.
Twine...red and white
Love sentiment stamp 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Luv Bug" Valentine's Card

Made this card using the "Walk in my Garden" Cricut Cartidge and Cardz Tv Stamps "Going Buggy". I also used the lovely handmade crocheted heart by Tatiana...Hot off the Hook Embellishments.

FCCB Challenge #196 Seeing Red


~This Weeks Challenge~
Seeing Red
Create a project that uses red (or pink) and white



FYI...check out my post for a Huge Blog Candy Giveaway…the Gypsy Cricut Machine!!!

"Thank You" from Tatiana Belova...Blog Candy Winner

I received an awesome package from Tatiana Belova, who was the winner of the previous Blog Candy Giveaway. She sent me a beautiful card and several handmade crocheted pieces, I just had to share. Thank you Tatiana, you do beautiful work and I have plans on using these for future projects.
 
Thank you card!
 

 
Handmade flowers, leaves, hearts and an adorable owl, they are just too cute!!
 
 
You can find more of her amazing work on the following links...
 
Her blog;

Her Facebook page;
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Created-By-Tatiana/157052504335148