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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mothers Day Card and box

Card Box

Nearly another year has passed by and I have been really neglecting my blog. Hopefully that will change. I haven't had a lot of time to do a lot of papercrafting since my granddaughter arrived. She is 10 months old now and so precious. Needless to say I have been spending a lot of time with her. Just lately I have made the invitations for my daughters wedding which is in July. I have a bit of catching up to do and hope to add a few cutting files soon.

I just finished this card for my MIL. She is so hard to buy presents for so I thought I would make an extra effort with her Mother's Day card this year. Because the roses stand up on the card I decided to make a box to put the card in.

All cutting was done on my "Zing" electronic cutter using Make the Cut software. The patterned digital papers I purchased from Shery K Designs here. (Check out her site - she has some lovely designs). I printed the papers onto matte photo paper and cut them on the Zing. The Mothers Day wording was printed onto the paper and cut to size to fit in the middle of the card. The file for the roses (a little bit fiddly as it was my first go at them) is from Pam's blog here. I added a little bling to the petals and around the pink border.

 Closeup of the roses 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My new Grand Daughter

Imogen arrived on Saturday morning ... she is so precious. Mum, Dad and baby are doing well and came home from the hospital today....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I can't believe it has been a year since my last post - where did the time go?
I have had such a busy year, and I about to become a grandma in July so I thought I would share what I made for the baby shower we had last weekend.
The pram favour box was inspired by an image for a card I found on a blog. There is a template for the card on the Splitcoaststampers website, but I couldn't find it so I made my own in Make the Cut software. For the card I used a leftover pram cut which I had left over because of a boo boo I made when embossing the side of the prams.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mothers Day Card

This card I made for Mothers Day using "Make the cut" software. Patterned paper is from DCWV Citrus range. The lettering is AS Christmas Script.
You can download the file for the card here. (This is an .mtc file so you will need Make the Cut software to make this card)

Baby Shower Gifts...

Apologies for my lack of posting lately. Since Christmas my MIL has had health issues so I have been busy tending to some of her needs, also family life has been hectic. I have managed to do some crafting though. I made this "Nappy Cake" for a friends DIL's baby shower. As we don't know the sex of the baby yet, I chose a jungle theme (kind of) and cut various animals on the Cricut Expression to fit the theme. Some are from Cricut cartridges, some files were created from files using Make the Cut software. I squeezed a rattle, some bibs and a smiley night light in between the nappies on the tiers. The animals have velcro dots on the back so they can be used to decorate walls or locations in the nursery.Here is the "cake"

and this is the bottle shape baby card I made - not in keeping with the theme, but I thought it was cute.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ornament Gift Card Holders

I was surfing the net the other day looking for ideas for gift card holders and found a Youtube video for these. I have varied the design somewhat but the principle is the same. They are basically circles cut at 4.5 inches. I used chipboard sandwiched in between two different coordinating designer papers or plain coloured cardstock. You need 3 circles for each ornament. I then cut one of the circles a little bit larger than half way for a pocket. I cut the initials with SCAL on the cricut using the Black Chancery font (see also the glittered monogram ornaments in a previous post). I then embellished the gift card holders for the boys with the words Ho Ho Ho (I used SCAL for this), cut the pine trees and punched out some snowflakes for the girls gift card holders. I then threaded some gold ribbon through a hole in the top for the hanger. I have them hanging on the tree but won't put the gift cards in them until Christmas eve.
Here is a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbCU7ESmsqQ

More Christmas Cards

This is the last of my Christmas cards for the year. They have been sent now and hopefully have been received just in time for Christmas. Once again I used a variety of Cricut Cartridges, designer papers, stickers, and a variety of techniques, SCAL software and Design Studio software. The snowman is from My Scrapchick.com from their "My Snowman Collection" (I love their files). The centre card with the santa from the "Christmas Cheer" Cartridge is an easel card.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shopping Bag Exchange Present

I guess this is OK to post now as my recipient has received her pressie and has told me she loves it. I painted this bag as part of a Christmas exchange for a painting list I am a member of. I have to tell you it is quite a while since I have taken up a paint brush and am a bit rusty. I decided to paint the bag with a non Chrismassy theme so the recipient could use it all year round, but included the handmade photoframe so my gift was in keeping with the Christmas theme.
The pattern for the butterfly is a colouring book image I found on the net, the photoframe has a magnetic backing and fits a 4" x 6" photo. The frame idea comes from TeriBeri's Creations (she was a guest designer for the Christmas with the Cricut Blog in November) Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the frame how to video. She has some great projects on her blog. The elements of the frame were all cut with the Cricut.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monogram Ornaments

I made these glass ornaments (sorry about the photo - a photographer I am not LOL) for my family for Christmas. Each one has their initial on them and 2009 on the back. The inspiration for the glittered glass ornaments came from the Christmas with the Cricut Blog. (The equivalent in Australia for Pledge Future floor polish is Pledge One Go) I then cut the letters with SCAL software using the Black Chancery Font and A4 JAC paper (it has an adhesive sheet sandwiched in between two paper sheets). The paper cut great on the Cricut. Settings I used were Blade Depth: 6, Pressure: High and Speed: Medium. The cut didn't go right through to the bottom but it made the design easier top peel off then it was simple to just stick straight on to the ornament. I had to snip the design in a few places in order for it to hug the surface of the ornament better. I then sprinkled fine glitter over the design and brushed the excess off.

I decided to do some more ornaments to give as a small gift to the staff at work. I used bought ones and decorated them the same way as the glass ornaments. The snowflake design I used is from SVG Cuts "Santa's North Pole Workshop".