Sunday, 28 June 2009


I made a header! Only I did it pale and it definately didnt go with the old dark blue blog background. So now we have a nice bright white background, which will show up the piccies nicely and goes with the new header.
Hope you like it!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Card marathon day

Today was a bit of a card marathon. A friend at work asked me to make 3 first birthday cards, a new baby and a christening card. My Circut has had to go and lie down now, he is worn out :-)

Above is a piccie of the baby card and two of the birthday cards, the third was the same but different boys name. I liked the idea when I was cutting them, but I'm not sure they worked with the busy background paper.

The 'One' strip was cut with the Graphically Speaking cart, and the names cut with the George cart. The baby card was designed in Design Studio. The frame round the outside is from Wild Cards, the Welcome Baby and heart are from Calligraphy Collection and the name was made using the font in Calligraphy, it was all welded together. I cut another heart from and different piece of card and layered it onto the base.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Happy WOYWW!

I like WOYWW, firstly one of my best scrapmates invented it and she always comes up with cool stuff, and secondly it encourages me to blog and check out other peoples blogs at least once a week - and more often as you can see lately.

So, here is my desk tonight, after work and tea are over. The cardstock you can see peeking out of the the cricut mat is a project I am currently working on. I havent gotten any further tonight cos I need to re-glue my mat, I just tried a cut and the machine shredded it into confetti as the mat wasnt sticky enough.

On the left is my lovely new bag which has a pretty grungepaper rose on it that was the make and take at Crop Obsessions monthly Saturday crop, last weekend. I inked mine to match my bag but some of the girls there made theirs more realistic and there were some beautiful examples. Here's a closer up piccie of it.
Off now to see if my re-glued mat is dry and ready to cut with.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

From One Cricut Cut...

I wanted to cut some little fleur de Lys things from the Home Decor cart, and decided a whole sheet of them might be a nice idea sinceI had grand ideas of lots of FdL cards. I ran a piece of 12x12 Bazzill through my cricut set on 'Fill Page'.

Having cut my sheet full, I carefully peeled the waste off the cricut backing sheet, thinking what a nice stencil it would make. I put the little cuts aside for the time being and thought I'd have a go with using the waste as a stencil. I trimmed just 3 holes off the stencil and positioned it on some black bazzill and coloured it with an chalk ink pad. Then I repositioned it and continued till I had filled my piece of card. You could use repo glue of some sort, I just held it down. So long as you dab the colour on and do not rub it didnt go under the edges.

Later I trimmed a piece off the rest of the stencil and stuck it to some silver DCWV card I had. Then in the gaps between the holes I stuck some of the die cut FdLs.

Finally, I stuck more of the die cuts on to another piece of silver card.

All of them were decorated with stick on gems, and I got three different kinds of card toppers from one run through the cricut. I made mine into Fathers Day Cards.


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

WOYWT Wednesday

My friend Julia Dunnit has started Whats on your Work Table Wednesdays, so here is my worktable this evening as I got in from work.

There's not much work at the moment, I suspect it'll be much less tidy later, but I know if I dont post now I'll miss the moment.

So, on the table tonight we have a bear stamp card topper that I coloured with Promarkers last night, ready for a wedding card for a friend at work. A pink enevelope with my sisters MP3 player in that she got me to put music on for her - she is a complete non-techie. Some cards I made incl a Fathers Day one - not for my Dad though, some left over die cuts - more about those and the cards later in the week, and lastly and most importantly a couple of choccie biccies!


Sunday, 14 June 2009

A Flock of Birds

A row of pretty bird cards sitting on my desk, all the same, but slightly different!

The background cards were made up of 3 Bugs in a Rug 'Happy Birday Paper', which is double sided - the spotty paper is the reverse side of the bird paper. I put rub on stitching over the seams between the paper strips. The little bird design was made in Design Studio using Home Decor and Plantin School Book carts. I cut it in white card and inked it and then inked round the edge of each card to match.

Inside I used the 'Its Your Day' cut from the Celebrations cart and again inked it to match the outside. A flock of simple little cards, which thriftily used up some scraps.

See how much I can achieve when the internet is down nearly all day?!