Monday, November 18, 2013

What Does The Fox Say?

He says "Brrr...It's cold!"  Hi and welcome to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #187.  For this challenge we were to use an animal.  I chose this adorable fox from Jolly Holiday Lite.  That cartridge has some of the cutest images on it!

I cut all the layers for my fox at 3".  Colors are SU Close To Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Whisper White.  Glitter CS is DCWV.  Patterned is some very old stuff that I like for falling snow.
I finished it off with some baker's twine.  Stamp is PTI.

Please play along with our challenge this week--it's easy!  Just create a project using an animal and at least ONE Cricut cut!  Then link it to FCCB--that's all there is to it!  I can't wait to see everyone's creations.

Thanks for dropping by--have a crafty day!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl--Anything Goes!

Welcome to a Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl
A blog crawl is our version of a Blog hop. We are opening up a DT call, please see the FCCB blog for more information. We also have a wonderful new sponsor this week:
They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.
Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back  to the FCCB blog or see the list below of all of the participating blogs.
When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project.
 The challenge is Anything Goes! We want to see your Cricut projects. To qualify for the weekly prize for a fabulous sponsors, you need to make sure to have at least 1 Cricut cut.

Blog Crawl List:

Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie- Luv 2 Scrap
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy HS - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca- Crafting Misfit
Michelle- Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Caterina- Docerla Creations
Joneita- Create with Joneita
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy

My project is pretty quick and simple:  A Christmas T-shirt for the Scholarship silent auction at our church.  Since the end of September I have been tied up every day with my son's robotics team, so I haven't had much crafting time, so it had to be very quick and easy!   The competition was yesterday, so I plan to start making up for lost time in the craft room.

For this project I washed and dried a T-shirt from Jo-Ann's with no fabric softener.  I had some gold and silver glitter iron on vinyl made by Cricut that I wanted to use.  It turns out you can't iron vinyl on top of glitter vinyl, so my original idea of layering the silver on top of the gold wasn't happening.  So I welded the buck and doe images on the Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland cartridge using my Gypsy and cut them out at 10".  The glitter vinyl is very heavy, and of course when using iron on vinyl you need to flip your image and cut out on the dull side of the vinyl.  Ordinarily I use a kiss cut setting of blade depth 2, pressure 2, and speed 3, but with this very heavy vinyl I decided to use blade depth 3, pressure 3, and speed 3.  It cut beautifully without cutting through the backing material.  I ironed it on following the directions on the package insert.  For more info on using heat transfer vinyl, please see my blog posts HERE and HERE.

Here is a detail shot.  This stuff is VERY blingy!  I had used the gold to put our school name on black T-shirts for the robotics competition.  I think it was just a bit glittery for the boys, but they wore them anyway!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and will play along with us this week!  Remember--ANYTHING GOES--as long as it has at least one Cricut cut on it.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!