Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Here we go again, doesnt Wednesday come round quickly?

When I started this blog I was madly in love with my Cricut and envisaged showing some lovely thing I had cut on it each week. Well, that didnt last long. I still love my cutter, but life gets in the way and I dont always have time to use it. However, this week I have been cutting like made so I am pleased to have not one but 2 things to show you.

This is my desk tonight. The two trains are for a class I am doing for Kraft Crazy on 24th April. The trains are cut on my Cricut with a LOT of fiddling in Design Studio, the animals are some cute KanBan stamps and you can colour them how you like, but I used my Copics of course.

The thing behind them is another version of the Scrapladies Clock House project, which I will be finishing this weekend and showing on the 2SL blog - promise :-)

This is a pair of Easter cards a colleague asked me to make him. They are the eggs and wording from the Designer Calendar cartridge which I altered a lot in DS again, to make them solid and weld them to the original fancy cut egg to make the card. The coloured card is coredinations, and the inside liner is mirror card.

Have a great Easter, dont eat too many Easter eggs!

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Ok I'm a day late, I took the photo last night, quite late and then had I.T issues - the photo wouldnt load so I gave up!

Anyway this was my desk yesterday, the card on it was made with a digistamp from Aifactory - only don't as I did, order and want to use it immediately, as the files can take 2-3 hours to become available for download. Anyway, I needed a whale this one was cute and the only one I could find.

Its coloured in with my copic markers, the papers are Bazzill and Fancy Pants Arctic Chill. The wording was from the Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge, welded together on Design Studio and cut from white card which I coloured to match the rest with my Copics. Oh and theres a googly eye and some stickles on too.


Saturday, 20 March 2010

A couple of months ago I bought 2 tins of Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon. I got them, cos I thought it seemed a cool idea, and well the tins were just the cutest thing. So I had one to use and one to keep. For a while it seemed that it was going to be 2 to keep but then one crop, in a need to put a ton of photos on one very plain LO I opened it! Of course I am going to go blind from cutting and sticking all those incy wincy photos, but I have to say I love it.

So it has become one of my favourite things to use at the moment and in an effort to spread the love my version (well one of them) on the latest 2Scrapladies project will include some.

Even better, was that I was lucky enough to go to the trade show at the NEC last month with Tracy who runs Kraft Crazy and while she did her business dealings I just hung out round all the demos, where I just happened to run into the stall where Tim was demoing and just happened to get a tag made with my favourite film strip.

Except now I want the stamp that goes with it!

So here is a piccie of the tag that Tim made (except I have had the audacity to change it, he had the dangly charm on the side and I moved it to the bottom), and my grey on grey LO.
The grey card is Coredinations Nostalgia, I cut as starry mask on my cricut and put that on, sprayed it with marshmallow Glimmer Mist, then stuck on a few gems and lettering cut from more Nostalgia grey. The photos in the filmstrip are all from the event.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Its supposed to be WOYWW!

Ok I thought I would try a blog entry brought to you entirely from my new Iphone.

Turns out the automated spell checker thinks WOYWW is something totally different but equally meaningless (to the uninitiated cos we all know what WOYSS means) - SOUZA was one of the options?!

Even my little but chubby fingers make some interesting typos on the keyboard with the predictive text making some interesting and randome suggestions - hence any weird typose.

It doenst let me insert piccies that are on my Iphone - unless you know different, in whcih case please tell me.

It doesnt tell me I am posting on the wrong blog either whcih is a pain when you type all this out, pot it only to find its on the 2 scrapladies one. So I've had to go and delete it from that, cos I can copy and paste it either.

So I am now on my PC re-doing all my well I'd like to say hard work but its not, and putting in the photo, whcih thanks to my new baby's camera is a wider angle of the same old mess.

Blogging aside, I am loving it though.


This weeks disclaimer: I have a bad cold, my brain is not working and re-reading this neither are my fingers aparently. Cant even blame the iphone keyboard for it. O did I tell you I have a new Iphone!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Its spring!

Or it seemed to be this weekend. The sun was shining, (ok it was flipping cold), I had a long weekend from work and spring surely seems to be nearly here.

So, I managed to catch up on the dutiful daughterly housework, the car maintenance (ok the car wasnt going anywhere if I didnt get the tyre sorted) and apart from some minor ickyness I crafted my fingers off.

I havent felt like crafting this much in ages, so it must be the first signs of spring!

So by the end of my weekend my haul was:

2 cards (rather gorgeous gatefold things)
1 double LO for my scrapbook, using lots of glimmer mist and the teeniest photos you ever saw.
1 notebook using the very yummy making memories 'love struck' flocked graph paper. I am so in love with this paper.
2 large things painted numerous times
1 of said painted things decorated and themed - see 2SL blog for more details later this week.

Now this may not seem a lot but it is for me!

Hope you all had a fab weekend too.