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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Cricut Artiste Cartridge ... Instant Love !!! x

Quick share this morning...
...I purchased the Cricut Artiste Cartridge as an early Christmas pressy to me a couple of weeks ago!!
This was my first make with the cart and I just love love love it...
Can you imagine a tiny pair of paper shoes with a card for a new baby ?? !! ??

Just 3 cuts and a bit of glue lol, although I did cut a second sole to hide the tabs and edged the shoe with ribbon to hide the joins before adding the gorgeous flower trim and pretty button.

I have just joined in a Christmas paper craft gift exchange over at Rhonda's blog, (Scrap happens with Rhonda), and made all but 2 of my 12 embellishments/toppers from the Artiste Cartridge (Some fabric spellbinder flowers popped in to make the last 2 lol). Once I know they have arrived safely in Canada at Jenny's house I will share them too, posts are written and waiting to be posted.
Hurry Mr Postman !! x

Monday, 26 November 2012

FCCB Challenge #139 "Holiday Wishes" x

Happy Monday Folks !!
Gosh it seems ages since I did my last Challenge post !!!
Over at FCCB this week our challenge is #138  "Holiday Wishes"

We have a wonderful selection of Christmas Holiday projects to share so please come and join us.
The challenge runs, as always, from 0800 on Monday morning until Midnight on Sunday (MST)

I have used my 2012 family card for the challenge as life is busy busy busy !!!!
My younger daughter and I set up our own little production line lol it was so much fun.
We kept it very basic due to the number needed, they are made on 135mm Kraft card blanks.  
We used my fabulous new Artiste Cartridge for the back ground shape, cut at 97mm and 103mm with Merry Christmas cut at 40mm.
(The snowflake paper is my chosen wrapping paper for this year for total coordination)
We cut the gingerbread man 50mm using the amazing fill the page feature.
I confess to using a spellbinder die for the jar (2 per card 1 acetate and 1 white card) because I really wanted to accent the embossing with Distress Inks.
The snowflakes are a Fiskers punch. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Mum and her girl time !! x x x

I have had just the most fantastic day, me and my younger daughter have crafted to our hearts content designing and batch making our family Christmas card for 2012. 
I can't share just yet as my plan is to use one as my challenge card next Monday on FCCB Challenge #138
 "Happy Holidays"
So here's just a little sneaky peak lol
Please pop over to FCCB and take a look at my Wednesday Winner's post we had some amazing projects this week as always x

Monday, 12 November 2012

Secret Santa Tags x

Quick make to share today!!

My daughter is organising her work Secret Santa this year and so that the presents are truly secret we made tags to put on each present, all in the same hand writing lol !!
We used a 3" "gift" cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 with 2 papers and a few peel off's 
Easy Peasy but really cute !!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Happy Birthday Jo x

I have just spent a very happy afternoon making my friends birthday card and a box for her birthday present.
They are made with a new Kanban kit and my trusty Cricut ...
... match made in heaven x 
I started with a piece of A4 red Kanban card stock folded and scored slightly smaller on 1 side.
I then used 2 patterned cards and added lace to hide the join.
The topper and butterfly are from the kit with some red gems added.
I cut "celebrate" and the doily and shadow from the Straight from the Nest Cartridge.
The box from more Kanban card with Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 Cartridge - A4 card cut at fit to page.
The tags and sentiment are also Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 
Lastly JO is cut with Cricut Alphabet font 1
I added a little bit of gold embossing and a Barbara Grey stamp to the inside of the card instead of an insert and to the red cut on the card.
I hope she likes it ...

FCCB Challenge #136 Fall Harvest

Monday morning greetings ladies 
Welcome to the first Challenge of the new FCCB term !!

The lovely Janea has kindly swapped with me so many thanks to her  for letting me play on her week !!

Challenge #136 is 

Make a project using fall leaves 

Our challenge is open from 0800 Monday until 2400 Sunday (US Mountain Time)

As ever please use at least 1 cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridges you have used.

I'm looking forward to seeing our fabulous new designers projects so please come and share our first challenge excitement with us !!

 I decided to combine some embossing, distressing and frantaging along with my cricut cuts this time around.

I used Elegant Edges leaves oblong frame and shadow cuts at fit to page on 6x6 Tim Holtz distressable card stock.
I distressed all three background colours and added some stamps, embossing powder and frantage elements 

I used Straight from the Nest to cut random leaves and used some distress inks in 5 different shades,
Autumn and the pine cones are from Lyrical Letters.

I finished it off by adding a light layer of Crafter's Companion Gold Glitter varnish to give it some subtle shimmer.
 Don't forget to come and see my first DT blog post as I announce the winners of Challenge #135 Seeing Spots this Wednesday !!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog !!! Breaking News lol !!! x

Today starts a new DT term over at FCCB !!

Slacker that I am I don't have a new card to share but I do have a big welcome to the ladies that are joining  and huge hugs for those leaving us !!

Lovely Janea from Recollection Alley has taken over from Robyn as team co-ordinator so with many thanks to her FCCB runs with an extended term until 1st February 2013 and beyond.
 Yippee !!

Good luck with this amazing project Janea.

MY news is that I will be taking over the
.... I will be collecting each DT members favourite cards and compiling the over all winners every week giving us the fantabulous TOP 5.
I also get to announce the winner of the weekly sponsorship prize
Super excited all over again !!!

Please come over and see us at FCCB where a warm welcome and lots of inspiration awaits you all !!

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