Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cricut Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge!


Every other 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 #40: Glittery Card Sketch Challenge!
The Challenge: This week we want to see your interpretation of the following card sketch. Please include some kind of glitter or bling on your card.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.
Prize: This week the winner will win $25 in credit added to their account. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery from winner announcement.
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Friday, September 16th, 2011.

Hi Friends and fellow crafters! It has been a crazy week, so I am keeping my challenge post short and sweet. I used my Circut Close To My Heart Art Philosophy to cut the three large acorns. They are made from mulberry paper and the tops are made with SEI velvet paper. The medallion where the sentiment is stamped is also from CTMH Art Philosophy. I used green velvet SEI paper for the frame and K&Company paper for the background. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with green Zing Embossing Powder. The mat for the three acorns is from the new Circle exclusive cartridge Sophie. I created a shadow with my Gypsy by copying the leaf frame and then hiding the leaf contours, so I was left with the shadow. I really like this frame. I used Prima papers for the mat and K&Company for the shadow. I used an acorn from the Imagine Cart Enjoy The Seasons as an accent on the sentiment. I glittered it with stickles. I also glittered the gems on the corner of the card with Cinnamon stickles.
I stamped Andrea Acorn by Kraftin' Kimmie and colored her with copics. I added some glitter on her dress using Atyou Spica Pens in clear and red. I also added some Cinnamon stickles to her cloak and necklace. The pictures sadly don't do the glitter justice.
I love Autumn, I love the crisp weather and the colors of nature. I made this card for a family friend who's birthday just passed and I didn't get the card in the mail on time. The sentiment says "Aw Nuts, I Missed Your Birthday"
I love Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and they are some of my favorites to use with my Cricut cuts on cards.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. So beautiful Colleen! Miss you girl!

  2. Oh, my goodness! This is just wonderful! What a precious card! Great job on the challenge!

  3. I really love this Colleen, love the way you have used your cricut with a stamp, and your colouring is just perfect.
    big hugs
    Enfys x

  4. Hi, Colleen - seeing your fall card reminded me that I have your fall banner from last year's tree swap with Kay. I need to get it out again - decorations thanks to you!