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Monday 2 July 2012

First FCCB DT card !! x

Happy Independence Day, for the 4th of July, to all the lovely ladies at FCCB...
...Challenge #118 running from 0800 today until 2400 on Sunday (US Mountain Time) 
Kaboom! Fireworks Celebration
"Make a project with a firework, sparkler, or other big "boom" project" 

Please join us at Fantabulous Cricut to see the wonderful Design Team's Inspirational projects and enter the fun !! 
I can't wait to visit all the entrants blog's and help choose the TOP 5!!
So, breaking with US tradition and the red, white and blue colours, my first DT card depicts the "stars and stripes" but I have opted for zingy citrus colours in celebration of my 4th of July Graduation, from the University of Nottingham (School of Nursing), 10 years ago. 
I celebrate my own personal journey to independence on this day every year...but that's another story for another day !!! 
I have used Cricut Wild Card Cartridge for the rockets and the group of stars.
 Lyrical Letters for the Hooray, celebrate, stars, squiggle and fireworks.
Thinking outside the box a little, the Catherine Wheel is a flower stamen from the Straight from the Nest cartridge (lol) with the squiggle on top!!
The Cricut cuts are mostly glued using Crafter's Companion Spray glue to keep the acetate as neat on the back as it is on the front. (The rockets on "the back of the back of the acetate"-say that quickly- are glued with Pinflair Glue Gel behind the Hurray wording)
The card stock is all Basil Basics, which cuts beautifully, and the stripy vellum and ribbons are from my local craft shop.
I've used some glitter, a button and star gems for a little bit of glitz and defined the stars with a green glitter pen.


  1. Hi Nikki,love your zingy card and that you used non traditional colours.
    Jayne x

  2. wow! this is fabulous. I love the way you have used the acetate and the colours are wonderful


  3. Congratulations on your personal independence! Love the spin on this challenge! Great job!


  4. This is so fun! I love the ribbons and buttons!

  5. Hi Nikki! This is so fun and creative! I LOVE IT!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  6. Fabulous idea, love the acetate. I look forward to working with you.

  7. Ii love this card. The colors are terrific. Continued success on your journey through life.

  8. brilliant idea, my son would love this as a birthday card! will have to give it a go!

    1. Give me a shout if you need any further instructions hun x

  9. Wow, how cool is this? Love it!

    Liz x

  10. brilliant design card...pam

  11. you have certainly put some work into this card. Just fab. Love Sharon. x

  12. Great card, it's so colorful and fun. Great job!

  13. You card is really cute! I love that you went with fun summer colors on your project instead of the red, white & blue!! Great job on your 1st challenge! Look forward to working with you!

  14. Fabulous design! So summery and festive:-) TFS!

    ~Tammy S


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