Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year and A Snowy Challenge!

Howdy friends and Happy 2011!  Can you believe it? 2011!!  I am ready to get back to 'normal' and into the usual routine - so how about starting off your 2011 with a challenge from Fantabulous Cricut!!!  Yea - we are back with lots of fun!

The challenge this week is titled Snowy Delights.  Please create a project that incorporates snow or snowflakes - and as always, you need a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!

 Its been rather warm here so I don't have a lot of inspiration for snow - but a girl can wish, huh?  So, I used a stamp phrase "Let It Snow" - maybe someday soon it will!  Here is my project this week:

Don'tcha just love blue and purple for winter?  I cut the large snowflake in purple paper using Designer's Calendar, then heat embossed Distress Powders in Milled Lavendar for texture.  I cut out a jar with a Paper Trey Ink die, then stamped snowflakes hanging inside the jar, adhered rhinestones and stickles.  Stamp sentiment, tie bow, send to a friend!

TIP:  Using clear rhinestones, you can color them with markers to match your projects!  Let it dry and then use.  No more buying every single color - only to run out of what you need!!  I used Copic Markers with this project, but I've used other markers too - use what you have!

Die Cut - Designer's Calendar, Provo Craft
Cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Marker - Copic Sketch BG13
Gemstones - The Paper Studio
Die Cut - PaperTrey Ink - Friendship Jar
Stamp - PaperTrey Ink - Frienship Jar Holiday Fillers
Lavender Ink - Stampabilities
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink - Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Powder Milled Lavender - Ranger
Purple Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Stickles - Dusty Concord, Ranger


  1. Very pretty! I love the wintery colors. Happy New Year!

  2. Such a pretty card - and what a FANTASTIC tip to colour rhinestones!! Thanks!!

  3. Wonderful card! Uses one of my fave stamp sets! ♥♥♥

  4. I love the idea of snowflakes hanging in the jar! The lavendar with the crystals is so pretty!

  5. I absolutely Love the blue & purple!! Very cute!!