Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Winners Challenge #170 Fruit Salad

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 
WEDNESDAY WINNERS

Challenge # 170
Fruit Salad

Umm, friut salad is wonderful fresh with cream on top and some of this weeks projects look ......well...good enough to eat lol !!

Over the coming weeks we have some amazing sponsors joining us here at FCCB, please join in our challenges for a chance to win their fab prizes

So without further ado here's this weeks amazing sponsor
AND
THIS WEEKS WINNER 
Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from

...IT'S...

NO 13
Created with Nate's ABC
Tisha Sewell


Congratulations Tisha!!
To claim your prize please contact Robyn at... fantabulous cricut @ yahoo . com (remove all spaces) 
You have two weeks to claim your prize.
Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog, you can find the blinky code in the right hand side bar.

DESIGN TEAM TOP 5

We had 20 amazing projects to choose from this week.
Thank you to every one who joined us 

No 4
Created with Elegant Edges, Savory Lite and Accent Essentials
Dawn

No 7

Created with Preserves 
Abbey B

No 11

Created with Cricut Basics, Home Accents
Mayras Design's

No 12
Created with Simply Charmed
Julie

No 15
Created with Create a Critter and Stretch your imagination
Luisa Enz

Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge # 171 Shaped Card
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Quick Tip Tuesday

Hello again everyone! It's Angie with another Quick Tip!
Since this weeks challenge theme is shaped cards, I thought I'd leave you a few tips on making these.

  • First, you can create a shaped card from almost any image on a Cricut cartridge. 
  • You don't need to start with a pre-made card on a cart - just pick an image and as long as it can stand up by itself as a card, then go for it! 
  • You will need to use either your Gypsy or Cricut Craft Room to create a shaped card since you have to do some welding!
  • Start with the shadow of an image to create the card base. If an image doesn't have a shadow feature this is how I make a card base with that image anyway.
 I took this simple layered image from Artiste and made it in to a shaped card:

 
(Sorry this is not a good photo - this is taken directly from the handbook at cricut.com). As you can see there is no shadow, so after placing the image on your 'mat' in CCR (or Gypsy) use the Hide Contour feature to hide everything from the base layer:

Now you have a base layer that's perfect for a card! Copy and paste so you'll have two of these base images and weld the two images together. 
Important: you need to flip one of the images to make them symmetrical when your card is folded & closed because some images that look symmetrical on both sides really aren't!!!

Here's a great example - the teddy bear on Teddy Bear Parade. The bear looks symmetrical but if you don't flip one of them horizontally, your card will be uneven like in this screen shot:
Notice that the red bear and the white bear do not line up! So make sure you flip one of your images! 

For the carousel card, I flipped one vertically because I wanted it to open from the bottom, not from the side. When the two images touch, you'll see the Weld/Don't Weld box - just check the Weld!

And here are the teddy bears being welded together after one was flipped horizontally.

Now just cut this layer along with the other layers for the image, fold your card, adhere the layers, and embellish as you wish. Simple! Here's my finished Carousel Card:


Now try your hand at making a shaped card! It really is simple and fun to do!
You can go back to yesterday's post to see all of the shaped cards that the Design Team has created.
And don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the Wednesday's Winners for last week's challenge!
Thanks for visiting!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Challenge #171 Shape Card

Hello everyone welcome to another fun challenge here at Fantabulous Cricut. Have you ever made a shape card with your Cricut machine? If yo have then this weeks challenge is easy, if you haven't, then this week we challenge you to do so, come on crafter... show us your shapes!
~This weeks Challenge~
Shape Cards

~Design Team Inspiration~
remember to click on each design team members name to be taken to their blog and get more information about each project.
Kate's ABC's
Wall D├ęcor and More
Teddy Bear Parade
Art Philosophy
Cricut American Alphabet
Wild Card 2
Create A Critter
Elegant  Edges
Wrap It Up, Designer's Calendar, Simply Charmed
Teddy Bear Parade Lite
Elegant Edges, Sweethearts
Nifty Fifties

3 Bird's - Life's A Party
Suburbia, Artiste
~This Weeks Sponsor~
My Craft Spot
Gift is stamp set of your choice.
Thank you My Craft Spot!
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scrappin' on Saturday

Hi everyone,
Cindy here, I hope that everyone is ready for another Scrappin' on Saturday post! There is still time to join this week's challenge.

 
Challenge # 170 Fruit Salad
 
Provocraft has been releasing some new cartridges focused on making scrapbook layouts. The newest cartridge is being put out by Close to My Heart and is called Artbooking. From what I can see Artbooking not only has over 700 images but some fantastic layout designs.
 
The collection also comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and chipboard pieces. Here are some projects that I have found using this new collection.

Pamela from Reflections of My Art and Soul made this beautiful card.

Jen from Roxybonds made this awesome baby layout.
Melissa from Fancy Melissa made this super fabulous layout.



Mandy from My Passion for Scrapbooking made a video showing the Artbooking Cricut cartridge handbook.



Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have today to do some scrappin' today!
Cindy
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Fantabulous Friday: Fruit Salad

Good morning everyone!

Have you had a chance to join in on the fun "fruit salad" challenge we've got going on this week??  Here are some great projects to give you some fruity inspiration!

First let's check out these super cute cupcake toppers made by Susan.   She used Preserves to cut her strawberry.  These would make a great summer treat!


Take a look at this adorable gift set made by Marlene at Scrapin Cookie.  She used the Simply Charmed cartridge.


Finally, Katie made this really cute card using Hello Kitty.


Here's some cartridges where you can find a good variety of fruit images.  The very first one, probably the most obvious, is the Preserves cartridge.


Another really good one that you might not think of is the Savory Lite cartridge.


If you haven't had the chance to join in our challenge, we'd love to have you play along!  Happy crafting!!


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Winners Challenge #169 Set the Scene

Good Morning Everyone !!
Welcome to this weeks 
WEDNESDAY WINNERS

Challenge # 169
Set the Scene

THIS WEEKS WINNER

Chosen by random.org 
with a prize from
Carrie-ABusyBee
from
DoubleClickStore
of
150 of these beautiful skittles

...IS...

NO 19
Created with Sweethearts, Bloom Lite and Walk in my Garden
ScrappinandHappy

Congratulations !!
 To claim your prize please contact Robyn at... fantabulous cricut @ yahoo . com (remove all spaces) 
You have two weeks to claim your prize.
Remember to grab your "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog, you can find the blinky code in the right hand side bar.

DESIGN TEAM TOP 5

We had 27 amazing projects to choose from this week.
Thank you to every one who joined us 

No 2
Created with  Campin' Critters 
Michelle's Cricut FUN

No 9
Created with Life is a Beach and Simply Charmed
Marilyn

No 22
Created with  My Community, Kates ABC, Lifes a Beach, Simply Charmed and Everyday Paper Dolls
Mary W

No 24
Created with Christmas Solutions
Dawn

No 26
Created with Pack your Bags, Life is a Beach, Elegant Edges and Everyday Paper Dolls
Jaren

Congratulations ladies don't forget to grab your "FCCB Top 5" blinky to display on your blog! 
You can find the blinky code on our right-hand sidebar.  
  
We hope you are joining us for this week's challenge #170 Fruit Salad
As ever, please use a new project with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge(s) you have used.

Wishing everyone a Fantabulous Day !!

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