Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! Cricut enthusiasts come share your projects with us. Twice monthly we offer simple challenges for your chance to win! No matter which size Cricut machine you have, come join the fun.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Quick Tip Tuesday

Good morning everyone!   I just wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the Cricut tools.  For me the number one tool is the spatula. I use this tool more than all the other tools combined.  My spatula gets pretty sticky from the mat residue.  So my tip today is to use a product called Goo Gone! It is fabulous and removes the stickiness with very little effort.  I also put a dab on a paper towel and clean the mat roller wheels in the machine.  Hope this helps! Happy Crafting Pam
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FCCB Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor
Stamp set of Winner's Choice

~Design Team Inspiration~

Teddy Bear Parade

Summer Celebrations
Holiday Frames & Tags

Country Life

Everyday Pop Up Cards

George and Basic Shapes

Ultimate Creative Series Samples

George and Basic Shapes

Create a Critter and Baby Steps

Boys will be Boys

Create a Critter 2

Create a Critter 2

Love You a Latte

~This Weeks Challenge~
Create a project inspired by the sketch below:

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.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spotlight Sunday

Our Spotlight Sunday has come to an end for this week. Today we say goodbye to Diana from DL.ART . Before she leaves, Diana gave us one last inspirational project, and a few thoughts on being a guest Designer!

This is Diana M. Larson from DL.ART just to say it has been a wonderful week being the guest designer at FCCB. Thank you so much for inviting me. I really enjoyed being part of the team and sharing what I do and love with all the friends over here that are incredible designers, artists and paper crafter’s  and all my new and old friends that came to visit.  When I am not scrapbooking, making cards, 3-D projects or creating other art you can find me at church, the gym or at our local art or scrapbook store.  
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects over here at FCCB, if you would like to see more of them please be sure and visit my blog at http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.

Before I leave, I would like to share a final project with you.

Here is a close up:

I had so much fun making this. I used the following circuit and imagine cartridges, “Love you a Latte”, “Heirloom” and “Blast Off”.  If you would like to know more about, this card and any of my other cards, please visit my blog for all the details.  If you would like to purchase the card, come by my ETSY store.
Thanks for stopping by.


It has been a pleasure working with Diana and seeing all her beautiful projects. Keep submitting your projects in our challenges-who knows, maybe you'll be our next designer!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scrappin' Saturday - Baby

Good morning and welcome to another Scrappin' Saturday.  Today I am going to show you all a few Baby projects I found that I think are adorable.

Chouxchoux paper art

Custom Crops

Crafting with Katie

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Friday, March 28, 2014

FCCB Fantabulous Friday #203: Bye Bye Birdie

Happy Friday everyone.  This week our challenge is Bye Bye Birdie.  This week I'd like to showcase some cute cards using different bird Cricut Cuts.
The first card is by June over at Simply Elegant Paper Crafts who made this beautiful birds and cage card using the Cricut Sophie cartridge. I love the colors and the birds in that cage.
The next card is from Carolyn at Carolyn's Crafty Corner who used the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge. I love the variety on this card.

Next,Amy from Scrapping Mommy gives us a soft, simple but beautiful bird card using the Straight from the Next Cricut Cartridge.

The last card is from Robyn, at My Pink Stamper who made this beautiful card from the Hoot N' Holler Cricut Lite Cartridge.
In case you need some inspiration from some Cartridges, here are some that have some adorable "Bird" cuts on them...
Hoot N' Holler

3 Birds on Parade

Straight from the Nest

Wild Card 2

You still have time to enter our Bye Bye Birdie challenge here.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday Tutorial and survey

Happy Thursday Cricut fans!!!

I hope your week is going well. Liz here to share with you a tutorial Cheryl from Sew Can Do shared about using Vinyl a few supplies and your Cricut to embellish a clutch wallet she bought at Joann's. I think this will make a super cute present don't you?  Before you go, would you please leave a comment telling us what kind of tutorials would you like to see here in the future?


Happy crafting friends!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday Winners Challenge #202 Use Green

Hey all! Emily here!
Can you believe it is already another Wednesday - and the LAST one in March!?!?
Where does the time go?

But with it being Wednesday, it's time to announce the winner from last week's challenge.
We had some really terrific entries for our Use Green challenge and
are appreciative of your participation!

So the winner of the Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps "Be Wild and Free" Stamp Set

chosen by random.org is....

No. 22
(created with Girl's Make Up Party)

Congratulations, Debbie!!!

You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize by contacting
fantabulous cricut 101 @ yahoo . com
(remove all spaces)

And remember to grab the "FCCB Winner" blinky to display on your blog.
The blinky code is located in the right hand side bar of the challenge blog.


No. 5
(created with Sweet Treats, Elegant Edges, and Plantin Schoolbook)
Amy A.

No. 10
(created with Cricut Sampler)
Who 'Dat Scrapper

No. 14
(created with Freshly Picked)
Freshly Picked Birthday Card

No. 15
(created with Art Philosophy)

No. 21
(created with Birthday Bash)

Congratulations crafters!!!
Please make sure you grab your "FCCB Top Five" blinky to proudly display on your blog.
You can find the code in the right hand side bar of the challenge blog.

Be sure to join us for the new challenge that started Monday
#203 Bye Bye Birdie

As ever, please use a new project, with at least one Cricut cut and tell us which cartridge it came from.

Have a FANTABULOUS week!!!
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Quick Tip Tuesday

It's time for a quick tip!  I find when making cards that I sometimes get in a rut with the overall design or sketch.  I have found a couple of really good sketch sites that help with getting the mojo moving again. My first site in SplitCoastStampers Master Sketch Gallery

My second site is Deconstructing Jen
Both of these sites are fantastic for trying out some new card designs!
Happy Crafting
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FCCB Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie

This Weeks Sponsor

The Robin's Nest

Prize:It's a Surprise!

~Design Team Inspiration~

Art Nouveau, Opposites Attract
All paper except polka dot and white, are by our sponsor The Robin's Nest.

Guest Designer Diana Larson
Lori's Garden (Cricut Imagine)

3 Birds on Parade, Elegant Edges

Campin' Critters

3 Birds on Parade

Close To My Heart Artiste Collection

Art Philosophy, Create A Critter,
Cursive 101, Straight From The Nest

Everyday Pop Up Cards and Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash, Kate's ABCs

Art Nouveau, Just Because, Ribbons & Rosettes
Toodle Noodle Creative: http://rodonner.blogspot.com

Happily Ever After

~This Weeks Challenge~
Bye Bye Birdie
Create a project with a bird on it.

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.

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