Monday, January 8, 2018

FCCB #317 - Something New!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #317-Something New
Make a project using a new cartridge, embellishiment, or image. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images. *If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/Winter holiday! We had a really great two weeks, and I enjoyed all the down time I had with the girls. They head back to school tomorrow, and since we spent Sunday organizing our crafty area, I'm ready for a scrappy week ahead. For this challenge I'm choosing a couple 'new' crafty things to use on my project, which is a sweet and cozy winter card with a pretty snowflake border diecut using the Theresa Collins December 25th Cricut cartridge. I used the negative image of the snowflakes by 'attaching' the cut onto the card front - I just love the cozy blue sweater print on this Simple Stories Snow Fun paper! This allows the sparkly Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek to peek through the opening! Since I'd never used this pretty snowflake border cut before, this was my first NEW thing!

The next NEW thing I used was this adorable Lawn Fawn Llama stamp! I actually borrowed it from my darling 10 year old daughter. I go to a weekly card make 'n take at a LSS and over Christmas the girls were able to come with me. Amie convinced me I should definitely buy her this cute stamp, and since I planned on using it, and I love that she loves crafts, of course I did buy it for her 😉I used some watercolours and painted him up and then used a Spellbinders die to cut him out before adding some pretty embossed snowflakes from the stamp set. I love how the sentiment from this set looks so striking on the black cardstock border!

Inside, I used the actual snowflake cuts and then added my next NEW thing - these gorgeous new Teal Me Tomorrow sequin mix from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop! You can see them on the front of the card as well below. I wasn't sure the exact occasion I'd be using this card for, so I left the inside blank until I'm ready to send it out. 

The last NEW thing I used today was a Tim Holtz snowflake die set my friend, Laura, lent to me. I cut the snowflakes from a watercolour patterned paper and then covered it again with the Soft Fallen Snow powder. It is sparkly and puffs up a bit to create a really cool texture while letting the colour underneath show through - very neat!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop, and be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create too, using at least one Cricut cut, for a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsor D.L. Art! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Winter Blues
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time with your girls! I too found some time to clean up my craft space, so I'll be crafting all week if time permits! :) Your card is adorable! LOVE the Llama stamp and fun paper - the snowflakes are lovely as well! You should totally link this up to the SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge - The Challenge is Try Something New - Which you totally did here!! Here's the link -
    Have a great day!


  2. That background is awesome. Love the sweater look and your llama is the cutest!

  3. Oh my goodness! I love everything about this card! That llama is super sweet!


  4. I agree with Cynthia-I love your llama card! This is so darn cute!

  5. This is so beautiful!! I love the papers you used!! The llama is adorable!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. OMGosh Karla the paper is just awesome, good thing you got to borrow your daughters stamp how adorable that all looks and I like how you used the spellbinder die to cut the image you colored so beautifully out. Have an awesome year!!! It looks like you are off to a great start my friend.

  7. Fabulous card! Such a cute image! Wonderful design too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. This is just adorable....I can see why your daughter wanted you to buy it?! I love the sweet llama and great colors!! Fabulous design Karla!
    Sherrie k

  9. What an awesome card! The sweater background makes it so warm and cozy. The llama is cute too. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.