Monday, April 30, 2012

Steampunk flower centerpiece- my first try at it

Monthly Challenge!

Each month we will announce a new Monthly Challenge. The challenges are designed to inspire you to stretch your creative wings. Have fun with it! You will have the entire month to create a project for the challenge. The project must meet the challenge requirements in order for your name to be entered into the prize drawing.

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Center of Attention Challenge!

Every good tablescape, whether it’s on a dining table, coffee table, side table, desk or elsewhere, can benefit from a beautiful centerpiece. Have you tried creating one with your Cricut machines? For the April Monthly Challenge that is exactly what we would like you to try! Create any type of centerpiece using your Cricut machines. We can’t wait to see what you make!
The WINNER of this challenge will receive a $150 Credit to!

The Challenge: Create a centerpiece using your Cricut machines.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.
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 Monday, April 30th, 2012.
Prize: This month the winner will receive $150.00 in credit to
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012.
Note: We want to be sure that everyone knows that you DO NOT need to have a blog to participate in the challenges here on the Cricut Circle blog. When the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the Challenge Post asks you for the URL of your blog, you can also type in the URL of a gallery you have uploaded your project to, a direct URL to the image (Photobucket, TinyPic, etc.) or even a message board entry where you have inserted your photo. If you receive an error while submitting your entry, look at the top of the screen and there will be three tabs to choose from. One of them will give you the option to upload your image directly from your computer. We are really enjoying your submissions! Keep them coming!

My centerpiece is a steampunk theme.  Hope you like it. The flowers I made are Kusudama. My cricut cuts are from the Indie cart. I used the gear and the barb wire. I cut them out using my Imagine and the Industrial glow cart for them and the flowers. I hope you like them. Can you see the clcks and the gears in the second picture. Sorry I forgot to put my white backdrop up for this.

container wraped in aluminum foil
moss and styrofoam block
Kusudama flowers
2 cricut cuts- Indie art barb wire and gear
Tim Holtz clockspieces and sprocket gears
Tim Holtz alcohol inks for stainig foil
wire to attach barb wire
stickers for center of gears-Jolee'sAll That Bling studs with pearls
Cricut Imagine machine
Cricut Imagine cart Industrial Glow

Other challenges and link up partys:

Pink Cricut
My Sheri Crafts-challenge #84-april showers bring may flowers to mom

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter/Spring SS Swap

 My SS Craftyoldbat made these items for me.  Are they just adorable! I love the wreath and the altered book. The box is springy!!

Thanks for my basket of goodies. The chocolate that came with basket did not last long LOL!