Challenge #75: Carnival

Welcome to Cooking With Cricut!  Today is both wonderful and a bit sad.  Wonderful in that we have an awesome project challenge chosen by Chefs Yolie and Celeste.  They chose the theme Carnival or Carnival Birthday. And sad because this Design Team term has come to an end and we must bid a fond farewell to:  Dalis Acevedo, Adrian Allen, Yolie Burke, Debbie Butcher, Holly Gagnon, Celeste Lombas, Felicia McRae, Elizabeth Mindemann, Jenny Richards and Linda Therrien. We wish them all the best in their crafty endeavors. Thank you ladies for helping to make CWC such a fun and inspirational place.
Here is what the ladies created for today's challenge . . .

Yolie created her card using the Carousel cartridge.
 Please visit her blog for more details.

Celeste created this easel card using the Carousel and Birthday Cakes
cartridges.  Check out the details on her blog.

Jen created this 12 x 12 scrapbook layout using the Plantin SchoolBook and
Mickey Font cartridges along with elements from the PaperCraftingWorld.com's
soon-to-be released "Carnival of Fun" cutting set.  Check out all the details on her blog.

Adrian created a framed piece using the Birthday Cakes
cartridge.  Visit her blog for more details.

Heather created this 12 x 12 birthday layout using Create-A-Critter and
Makin' the Grade cartridges.  Check out all the details on her blog.

Charlotte made this birthday card using the Birthday Bash, Beyond Birthdays
and George & Basic Shapes cartridges.  Visit her blog for all the details.

Felicia created her very first side step card using the
Carousel cartridge.  For more details, visit her blog.

Evelyn from the PCW Design Team joined our carnival fun and created these
party decorations using the soon-to-be released "Carnival of Fun" cutting set
from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Visit her blog for all the details.

Designer Melin created this cute layout using the soon to be released Clown Digi from PCW. She also used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the banner and font.
Here is a close up of the clown. I printed out the "pre-colored" digi and then added the dimension and shading with my Copic Markers.

Now, it's your turn!  Link up your favorite carnival and/or carnival birthday themed project -- you could be our next Top Chef!  Here are the guidelines . . .
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge, please no back dated posts.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must have fun.
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!

Next Wednesday, March 7th, sixteen new designers join our remaining 13 Chefs -- so hold on to your hats . . . it's going to a blast!  Join us tomorrow as Chef Court shares one of her favorite cartridges in our Thursday Showcase.  And as always, thank you so much for stopping by and crafting with us!
~ CWC Design Team


  1. What a great job the DT has done with this one!!! Really cute entries as well. :)

  2. Love this challenge theme.  The DT work will be a tough act to follow...they are all AMAZING!

  3. Super cute projects ladies!  I have so enjoyed being on the design team with you over the last 5 months!  Best wishes to everyone and hope to see you around blog land :)
    Debbie B.

  4. Larelyn Sartini2/29/12, 11:23 AM

    Adorable projects, ladies.  I'll definitely miss the wonderful creative ideas from those of you who are leaving us.  Please take care, come back to see us and thank you for making my first term on this team so much fun.

  5. What a Great Challenge. Melin, You are the BEST!!! I Love everyone's designs. Sooo talented and uniquely creative. I will miss you all dearly from being on the CWC DT, but I won't be too far away. Wishing everyone the Best there is to come in your Creativity & Personal goals. I {heart} CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli (one last time)

  6. Great projects DT! I had fun playing along!

    Hugs, Sheena

  7. You gals did such a great job!  I left bloggy love for you gals on your blog, so MELIN your lay out is just simply darling!! I LOVE it!!!


  8. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee3/5/12, 12:04 PM

    Wonderful carnival creations. Liked carnivals when younger and have been on some roller coasters that are alot of fun but my favorite rides are Carousels & Ferris Wheels.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. wow, such FAB projects ladies!!  I had a lot of fun with mine today.  Loved this challenge *Ü*  THANKS!


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