Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekly Challenge and Don't Forget About My Giveaway!

Good morning? Have you visited the Cricut Circle Blog yet? It is only open to everyone for 9 more days! Be sure to visit today....there will be GIVEAWAYS ALL Day!!! (Only Circle members are eligible to win. But scroll down here for your chance to win a FREE Gypsy! Anyone can win here! : )

Each week join us for “Challenge Friday” where we will announce a new creative challenge. We want you to feel inspired to use your supplies in new ways. Have fun with it! Check back often to see the beautiful entries from your Circle Friends . . . you are sure to leave with a desire to get cutting!

Weekly Challenge #1: OOH, LA LA! FRENCH MANOR!

Pull out your FRENCH MANOR CARTRIDGE and create a project of your choice (card, scrapbook page, home decor project, . . . the sky’s the limit!). But here’s the catch, your project must also include JEWELS or PEARLS. Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 cuts to qualify. This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only. Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of the post on the Cricut Circle Blog. You must submit a project to be entered into the drawing. Entries are due by 11:59 pm MST on Thursday, October 7th, 2010. When you submit your entry, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Credit to your Cricut.com account!

NOTE: If you are brand NEW to the Cricut Circle and haven’t received your French Manor cartridge . . . feel free to play along using similar images from other cartridges. : )

The little pillow was created with the rounded square from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge. It was cut at 3/4" and yes.......I did actually make the tiny fringe around the pillow. Crazy right? : )

This would be a great card for someone who just bought a new home......
The inside sentiment........done on the computer.
Here were the two cards used on my Intro post yesterday on the Cricut Circle Blog. They were cut at 5" using the Country Life cartridge. I used identical cuts for both cards but totally different papers. Amazing how paper choices can totally change the feel of the card! This first one is using Graphic 45 papers, vintage buttons, and a gold ribbon.

This second one is using Melissa Frances papers, lots of glitter and pearls, and a purple satin ribbon.
I've had a few people ask how my flowers were glittered. I cut the flowers twice. The top layer gets a coat of Crystal Effects and then I bend the petals the way I want them while they are still wet. Then give it a good dose of glitter, shake off excess! Adhere to other flowers with a foam dot.

Are you still with me? Did you enter for a chance to win a FREE GYPSY???? If you didn't leave a comment be sure to go HERE and leave one today! I will pick TWO winners next Friday using Random.org!!!!
Good luck! And thank you so much for your kind words and comments! It means a lot to me!

18 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

These are so cute Michelle. I love the chair and cute pillow you made. Great idea. :)

creative patti said...

I love your projects, so cute. I am still keeping my fingures crossed. I so want a Gypsy!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Martha
pattig161@yahoo.com

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous!!Love the fringe on the pillow on the first one, little details like that just kill me!

(-: Heidi

Judy said...

Michelle I loved your idea for the glittered flowers! I hope I win the Gypsy!
Hugs
Judy in KS

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Michele,So beautiful,I love your papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

CottageRose said...

Love your peojcts, and congrats on making the DT!
Deb, qoq_1@hotmail.com

scootin granny said...

Super cards...I love the fringe on the pillow. Great blog

puffinliz said...

Wonderful challenge! and thanks for a chance to win...

Margret said...

I have had some of that crystal lacquer for years. Now i know what i can do with it.

Chris Wooten said...

there are beautiful projects you did. thank you for sharing with us.

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Kymberlee said...

Can't wait to follow your designs and blog posts

Brens Designs said...

What awesome cards! I hope you don't mind if I scraplift the flower one. I love it and it can apply to so many events. TFS

Sue VanDeRostyne said...

I just love your projects! Introduced my 8 year old grandaughter to my new Imagine yesterday. She walke up to it, says, "is this the NEW Cricut Gramma?" Before I could even say yes, she says Oh...it is...can I open it...I'm opening it...didn't even give me a chance to answer any of her questions. What memories we made even if we had a few "goofs".

Scrappywonder said...

really, really like the pitcher & flowers cards!! tfs, R ;)

maryvernau said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for the Great tips on making the flowers!

Brenda said...

Really great flowers! And love the chair with pillow card - great style!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the sparkly flowers on your cards. So pretty. I was love to win a gypsy.

Noreen said...

I love the cards with the glittered flowers! And the fun fringe on the pillow.