Thursday, September 3, 2020

Come join me as I play "Craft Roulette"

Hello, CardMonkey friends!  I hope your summer was healthy and restful. Are you ready to jump into cardmaking season?  Yes, it's hard to believe that we'll be mailing out those Christmas cards in about 3 months.  Meanwhile, I have some fun for you...

What is your favorite TV game show?  

For me, it's Wheel of Fortune, one of television's longest running game shows that combines the old paper game of "Hangman" with the roulette wheel's game of chance. Spin to find your fortune, and guess a letter to complete the mystery sentence.  

Next question:  What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

For me, no doubt, it's crafting, and specifically cardmaking. I love the feel of paper, the quick satisfaction of completing a card in one sitting, and the joy it gives not only to me in creating the art, but also that it delivers to the card's recipient when it makes it into the mail. (I'm bad at that!) 

So imagine if you could combine the two loves -- game show and crafting. Well, imagine no more!  Mary Gunn, a long-time crafter and paper genius, has created an online fun game show called "Craft Roulette."  It runs weekly on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Eastern/6:30 Central, and you can find it at 

Click the picture above to be taken to a brief FUNN intro about Craft Roulette. 

Why my buzz about "Craft Roulette"?  If you'll tune into the show on Friday, September 4 (7:30 p.m. Eastern time), you'll see that I have been selected to be a Guest Crafter on that day's show.  What this means is that I'll be put to the instant craft test, making a project, with the selected colors, theme and random bit, within the show's hour.  My work will be shown along with that of the expert Mary Gunn -- founder and head professor at Funn University!  

I've been playing along on Craft Roulette since Episode #23, when the spins of the wheel took me to purse, car or truck, coral color, and masking technique.  Here is my project -- a Taco Purse Truck!

And on Episode #24, the wheel selected for us a basket, that had winter colors, that should include a wreath, and some tearing. 
I made two projects for this one, a card, as well as a torn paper basket.  Here they are:  

Finally, during Episode #25 when CTMH Consultant Katy Taylor was the Guest Crafter, the wheel picked a building or house as its element, fall colors, a collage of some sort, and rock-and-roll stamping technique.  I made a pop-up box card, as well as a standard A2 card:  


You'll see both of the Episode #25 cards featured on Friday's episode, along with all of the other fabulous projects other players have entered. We previewed them on Monday on Mary's blog, and I will say, they are just terrific.  Come get inspired.

Tune in on Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (6:30 p.m. Central), and every Friday, at, and play along.  Hope to see you there!!  And thanks, Mary Gunn, for the FUNN invitation to join you live.

1 comment:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

It's almost time! Thanks for sharing the new Friday night FUNN game for crafters!