Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Got my Kathy's Cozies

Hi all,

I just received my Kathy's Cozies in the mail.... my machines are going to look so good and be dust free ... yay!!

Covers: Big Shot, Gypsy, Cuttlebug, Expression and ...

I also got Kathy to make me a cover for my old Expression, but it is in a cupboard right now, so no photo.

I am also hoping to ask Kathy to make me a cover for my paper stacker in the same material --- as soon as get off my backside and measure it.

Check out her blog at http://kathyscozies.blogspot.com/. You will love her stuff.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cricut Craft Room

Hi all,

Oooh, very exciting email today - I have finally been invited to be a beta tester on the Cricut Craft Room. This is going to be fun!

I have been wondering how long it was going to be before they finally release Cricut Craft Room to the general public and have been logging in hoping they would invite me to play.

I shall let you know how I go - I shall do my next few projects with the CCR and see how they turn out.

Have a good one,


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bright Birthday Card

Hi all,

Here is a bright cheery birthday card I just made for my Aunt. I had these flowers in my stash and they were just calling out to be used....

I am now up to date with my card making ... until Saturday. If I do not get the next card made ASAP I will be behind again, sigh.


Monday, August 15, 2011

First Birthday Card

Hi all,

Well, it was a super busy weekend. 5th birthday party and swimming lesson on Friday, another 5th birthday party and gymnastics lesson on Saturday, then a first birthday party on Sunday ... way too much junk food and cake in just three days! Jessica had a fantastic time at each party, but we were all tired by bed time last night.

Anyway, here is the card I made for the one year old. I used the Create a Critter cartridge. I used my Design Studio to join two kennels together to make a card, then cut out extra parts and did some layering. I have seen a lot of layering lately on the blogs and I thought I'd give it a go. It really does make a difference to the look of the card - I was quite chuffed with the result.

I am now late with two cards and have best get my act together on another two to get them to the people on time -- I keep saying each year that I am going to keep ahead of the birthdays -- but it has not happened yet. I have never been know for my organisational skills, but you never know.... one day.

Have a good week,


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterfly birthday card

Hi all,

This is something I did a while back. Just a cute little birthday card. 

I have had to go back through all my books just to remember which cricut cartridge I used. The answer is Picturesque.

I used Double Mates paper for the card, and used patterned paper from
my stash to back the butterfly cut outs.
Stampin' Up! birthday wishes stamp and a bit o' bling finished it all off.

Hope you are having a good week,


Monday, August 08, 2011

Discontinued Paper

I swear it is a conspiracy against me ... everything I like in the supermarket or at the paper shop is discontinued in the blink of an eye... my FAVOURITE blue toilet paper, the BEST pad thai sauce, the YUMMIEST salt reduced corn chips, the most GORGEOUS Cristina Re patterned paper ... sigh...

As you know I did a whole bunch of wedding paper craft for a friend. I fell in love with the patterned paper (and butterflies for some bizarre reason). Anyway, I have just had a couple who loves the stuff I did and wants the same ... but of course the paper is discontinued... as always! 

I have chased enough paper down to do the wedding, and I understand the need for designers and manufacturers to always change their product and have the next best "new" thing ---- but why is it always my favourite thing?

Have you had this problem? What is it that you love that has been taken off the shelf?


Sunday, August 07, 2011

Place Cards

Here are some pictures of a recent job I did for a bride. 52 place cards for her wedding.

Simple but elegant...

I made all the cards and then the sisters of the bride were to thread the ribbon through and tie them on to the gifts the guests were receiving.


Thursday, August 04, 2011

Baby girl card

Hi all,

I have had such a busy week, but then I look around and I cannot see that I have achieved anything. Hate it when that happens.

Mind you I have been distracted by Miss Jessica's craft .... Jessica had her birthday party at "The Fairies" on Sunday 

Jessica and the Rainbow Fairy (and some spare chocolate on the face for later on)

Many of the little kids bought her craft projects as presents. So there I have been most of the week face painting, helping with foam art gluing, sand pictures and this stuff called Glitter Lava putty. Jessica decided Mummy needed her face painted too - a tiger - she actually did not do a bad job.

I did accomplish one more thing this week --- our home phones have been driving us crazy --- they are 10 years old and we have changed the rechargeable batteries a couple of times, but lately the phones will only stay charged for a couple of minutes, then turn off. I got so sick of it yesterday I went out and bought new phones. Yay! One thing off the list of things to do.

In craft news:
One of the girls who grew up in my street had her first baby the other day (so very exciting) and I have finally sent her this card in the mail (had to buy some little gifts to go with it), so I thought I'd show you all.

I used metallic silver and whisper white SU! paper and Pretty Pink
Double mates paper. Duck and bling from the stash.

"It's a girl" - Holiday Cakes
Onesie - Wall Decor and More
Coathanger and pegs - Straight From the Nest
Inside washing line - Wall Decor and More 

Finally, finally I am starting to use a few of my MANY cartridges. 

I tried my best to go with the bling with the front of this card (ie pink glitter paper) but it was so garish and not baby girl subtle at all so I had to abandon the idea. I am really happy with this result.