Cricut Mystery Box for April 2017

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Are you ready for the  new April Mystery Box from Cricut ? …if you always wanted to try out some of the fancier materials on your Cricut… like Faux Leather, window clings etc.. now is a great time to grab the mystery box.  Apparently the contents are supplies and tools again… and come with full instructions if you are new to specialty papers.

$100 value for $39.99

12×12 Vinyl sheets
Scraper & Spatula tools
Transfer tape sheets
Faux Leather
Designer Washi Tape
Window cling
Double sided Poster Board & Metallics
Full Instructions
** contents may vary depending on  availability

Some of you may have noticed the fun decals I made using Cricut Window cling and the Bugaboostamps images the other week…. See Post Here.  Now is your chance to grab some window cling and stamps and make your own 🙂  I had a blast with this  window cling and can’t wait to make more.

Free shipping to US and Canada with code CRICUTANNIVERSARY

Celebrate Cricut’s anniversary with 25% off Supplies! 

Updated Sketch Challenge News

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February 1st the Bi Weekly Sketch challenge will become the “Monthly Sketch Challenge”.

 

We had a bit of a restructure of the challenges on the message board and it was decided that the Bi-weekly would become monthly like all of the other challenges. It will continue in a similar format as before, with 4 sketches and a set of Ad colors/photo inspiration and 1 or 2 extra credit ideas.

 

Each month our volunteer host will provide sketches for everyone to work from. These sketches are guidelines only, so you can flex them to suit your needs and style. As always the idea is to have fun, try something new and enjoy the company of fellow members. We’d love to have you join us on this, or one of the 5 other monthly challenges on the message board.

To end out the Bi-weekly our Host NanaDonna has provided the following challenge

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Extra credit – Color an image and use it on your card.

Extra credit – #2 Make your own background paper with whatever method you want. Bohek like Sandy introduced
us to a few week ago, or shaving cream paper, ink refills, watercolor there are so many ways to create some
great papers.

and Deescraps has provided us with these great Ad Colors for inspiration

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We’d love to have you join us, all levels and styles welcome.











Challenges on the message board this month…

We have 6 challenges as usual…. Our Bi weekly and 5 monthly challenges. The monthly challenges include: 3 coloring card challenges, 1 technique challenge and a non card project challenge. You need to be a registered member to view most of the message board areas.. this is a spam preventative measure.

 

Wednesday Bi Weekly Card Challenge  – Sketch based challenge with Ad colors and Extra Credit ideas
Creative Coloring Card Challenge  – Random Digital Artist each month
Modern Day – I created Frankenstein Challenge  – Valentine inspired gift boxes and/or gifts.

I am the Executioner – Card Challenge!!!! – Pop-up box cards
KennyK Monthly Card Challenge –   Using the Free Image for each month

Bugaboo Stamp Members Choice Challenge   – Using a specified image each month

Of course  some of the monthly challenges can be combined with the bi weeklies …

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Creative Coloring Challenge Image Jan 2016

 

Bi Weekly Challenge 21 October- November 3rd is up and running

Our current Bi-weekly challenge is hosted by Valeriesc; feel free to hop on over to the message board and join in, or just hangout with the ladies taking part in this challenge.

There are 4 sketches and 2 EC’s (Extra Credits) and a set of Ad colors provided by Deescaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Credit:

#1 Use only 2 colors and no shades of the colors. (Example: Red & Blue – no pinks or light blues with the red & blue colors)

#2 Use something that is recycled on your card besides lace or buttons.

 

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Bi Weekly Challenge 7-20 October is up

The current challenge is now posted over on the message board… 4 sketches and 2 Extra Credits. Come on over and  join us  if you want….  and don’t forget we also have our 5 monthly challenges running too.

 

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EC #1 Create your own image and matching verse/sentiment …and use it in one, or more of the 4 sketches provided. It doesn’t matter if you draw a flower, a stickman..or go all out Picasso on us.. just give it a try. Pens, pencils, digital.. any combination of… just have some fun and try and draw something and combine it with a fun new sentiment. Trust me I can’t draw for toffee… so you are not alone.
EC #2 Choose ONE option from each group and complete your card in ONLY those choices.. you must use ALL 5 choices.

Group 1 Black or White
Group 2 Silver or Gold
Group 3 Spots or Stripes ( pattern and/or texture)
Group 4 Jewel colors – Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Amethyst or Amber (deep green, blue, red, purple or orange .. think gothic medieval colors )

Group 5 Main image – choose from Flower, Reindeer, lion, penguin, fish, pumpkin or mouse. This image can be colored any way you choose.. you do not HAVE to use your color choices for the image. Those are for the main card background.

Summary: You are choosing 3 colors, one pattern/texture and an image.

….and our Ad colors for this challenge courtesy of DeeScraps are: