Winner, Winner…

Chicken Dinner!

It’s time to announce the winner of my Cricut Circle Canadian Swarm Challenge: Use It!

Thank you to everyone who participated here on my blog and on the Cricut Circle Message Board.

I hope you’ll check out all of the wonderful entries.

And for the winners I had to make a little something~


Corny, I know.

A close up~


I used Cricut’s Noah’s ABC Animals for the chicken image and DCWV’s The Basics Stack Neutrals & Jewels stack.

I love the various patterns that give my chickens a little extra something.

My chickens~


And now what you’ve been waiting for the winner is…..


October 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I also used another cartridge for the first time and made a card for my MIL using the Sophie cartridge. it is on my blog too.

Congrats Roxana!!!

I used~

DCWV The Basic Stack Neutral & Jewels Stack
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Pinking Circles Dies, Washi Tape, Whisker Graphics Kraft Bags, American Crafts Twine
Cricut Noah’s ABC Animals for the chickens cut at 5.1 and 3.5″

A Fall Friend Waving Hello~

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the Fall and Halloween season.

You should have arrived here from Diane .

If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria’s blog to start so you don’t miss any of the projects.

Okay, if you’ve been on Pinterest lately I know you’ve seen this adorable guy, Pumpkin Snowman.

And if you’re anything like me you HAVE to have one of your very own!

My original plan was to use real pumpkins; however, since it’s so early in the season I was worried about them not lasting until Halloween.

So, I bought Funkins.

Yes, that is they’re real name.

I let Ashlyn pick her favorite jack-o-lantern face from the Cricut Pumpkin Carving cartridge.

I used black outdoor vinyl and cut the image at 6″.

I used Medium Pressure and a blade setting of 4 to cut the vinyl.

As you can see it cut completely through the backing, but for this project it really didn’t matter.

I simply laid the pieces on my laptop, placed the transfer tape over top and rubbed until I was able to get the vinyl off the backing and on to the tape.

Here are the pieces ready to be placed on my Funkin. Opps! I mean pumpkin.

Once you have the image where you want it, simply rub the image until it completely and firmly sticks to the surface.

Unfortunately pumpkins and Funkins are not smooth, so keep this in mind when picking the spot for your vinyl.

You might have areas that will need to be occasionally touched up or might even need a bit of glue.

I gathered a few extra manly tools to help me assemble my pumpkin snowman.

Don’t worry I only used these for the metal rod running through the pumpkins to keep them all in place.

I added stick arms, a decorated straw hat and a leaf scarf to make him ready for Fall.

A close up~

A little extra friend~

He now sits and greets us with a friendly wave as we come and go.

Leave a comment here today and on yesterday’s post for a chance to win the new Circut Create a Critter 2 cartridge. This give-a-way is closed.

A winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 10th. Good Luck!

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to stop by Michele’s blog next.

I used~
Pumpkin Carving, Noah’s ABC Animals
Black vinyl, Transfer Tape, Various Fall Ashland Brand Decorations and Funkins
Various Manly Tools

In case you get lost along the way, click on any of the participants listed to go to their blog~
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