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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".

Monday, November 30, 2009

Some of this years Christmas Cards....

These are some of the cards I have made to send away this year. Some inspiration I got from the "Christmas with the Cricut " blog, some inspiration came from magazines and some from the stickers themselves that I've used. I found the snowflake stickers at Big W in their Christmas section.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Life gets in the way....

I haven't posted for a while as my DH has been home with a pinched sciatic nerve in his back. He has been mainly lying down, but thankfully it is better and he is now back at work. this all means that I can get back to card making and I need to get a move on with my Christmas cards or they won't be finished in time. I am also taking part in a painted Christmas shopping bag swap which I haven't started to paint yet.
I visited my local scrapbooking store yesterday and came home with a few goodies for cards so we will see what I can come up with! I must admit my main source for inspiration lately has been the "Christmas with the Cricut" Blog, and I look forward to seeing every day what the talented designers have come up with.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Simple Christmas Cards

I made these cards using some stickers I found at Spotlight the other day. I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the backing. The stickers are just stuck on to cardstock and cut around the outside. The stars and ornaments are stuck on with pop dots (3D foam tape).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas Pudding Shape Card

This is a shape card I made. I'm not too happy with the wording but I don't have time at the moment to make another one.
You can download the scut file for SCAL2 here. (it's a zip file that will need extracting on your computer).
I decorated the icing and berries with stickles and sanded the edges of the holly leaves. I would love to see what you make with this file. Email me pics of your card and I will add them to this blog.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A simple Christmas Card

I cut the heading too big to fit the card I had in mind, but decided to use it to make this card from some leftover patterned paper and cardstock.
Paper: Basic Grey Dasher
Heading: Cricut Cartridge - Christmas Cheer
Green Border: Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Kindy Glitz (equivalent to Ranger Stickles) on the heading.
The ribbon is a leftover length so I don't know the brand.

Favourite Cardmaking/Scrapbooking Blogs/Sites

I have been meaning to do this for a long time. Update my blog with my favourite sites/blogs that I use for inspiration time and time again. Just lately I have been visiting "Christmas with the Cricut" blog every day. The designers there have some fantastic ideas - plenty of inspiration. In fact I'm about to make a few of their christmas cards. I hope they keep this blog going after Christmas cause I love it!!!!

Another favourite is "The Pink Stamper" - Lots of how to videos.

My all time favourite place for SVG files is SVG Cuts (link is on the right). Sign up for their newsletter and you get a free file.

See the links on the right for some more of my favourites.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A couple of cards....

I have been in a real creative slump lately as well as spending some time in hospital, but all is now well with my health.. I've just got to fix the creative slump LOL.

Here are two cards I have made lately, the first a baby girl card.
I used Cricut cartridge New Arrival for the pram, paper is from Die Cuts With a View Sweet stack. I used Kaiser Craft stick on pearls on the pram. The scalloped oval and oval shape I cut with SCAL.

This is a closeup of the card. I used magic mount on the sentiment and pram to make them pop off the cover.

The second card is a Christmas one. Basic Grey Dasher paper and Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge for the heading. The snowflake I cut with SCAL. I don't remember where I got the snowflake graphic from. Apologies for the bad photo. It really is a nicer blue than the photo shows.

The snowflake is two layers, the top layer being cut from acetate and glittered then mounted on magic mount to make it stand up.

The heading is mounted on magic mount as well.
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards. I am working on a few shape cards for Christmas . I hope to have them finalised soon so will make the patterns available for download.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


My eldest daughter was married on the weekend (4/07/2009). What a wonderful day it was, the weather was perfect and everything went so smoothly and everyone had a terrific time.
Here are some photos....

The ceremony area...

The reception room

The Wedding Cake...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A couple of cards .....

I have had a chance to make some cards recently....

This card I made for my niece who got married recently. The heart shape is from the "Wedding Solutions" Cricut cartridge. I applied some red glitter to the top layer. The roses lace is a self adhesive border I found at a local shop. I embossed the Bazzill Bling black strip with the swiss dots folder. The wording has been stamped and embossed with black glitter embossing powder.

This card I made for a friend for her birthday. The layered flower I cut with SCAL. (I did not make the flower file). The leaf is from the "Home Accents" Cricut cartridge. The lime strip has been embossed in the cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. The wording is stamped.

The inside of the card.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blog Facelift

I haven't had much time lately to post - but I decided it was time to give my blog a facelift, hope you like it.
I haven't been doing much crafting lately- I had a house full of guests for Christmas and once I went back to work my time has been limited. We have been inundated with rain here since Christmas - I wish we could send some down to Victoria where those horrendous bushfires have been burning. My heart goes out to all those who are affected. It's hard to know what to say really.