First Cricut Creations!

Friday, 29 October 2010
Sorry for the quick post, I just wanted to show a couple of photos of my first Cricut creations!

I made these cute little gift bags for Halloween and gave them to some colleagues at work for their children/grandchildren. 

The  bag and the scalloped circle were both cut out and the DP paper is from and old Daisy and Dandelion pad. The image and sentiment is from an Elzybells set I purchased last year.

They were filled with some Halloween chocs.  If I'd had more time (and orange/black CS) I'd have made some more and sold them at work as I did quite well last year with it.  However as there were only 5, I wanted to give them as gifts to people and showcase what I can do.

Hope you like!

xx :0)

Just Cute Bears #38 - Sketch by Helen

Sunday, 24 October 2010
Morning All.  Before I get into today's Just Cute Bears Challenge, I would like to apologise firstly to everyone that entered our last challenge for not getting round to commenting on your cards and secondly for just dropping off the face of blogging.  I've a few things going on at the moment that are putting everything else into perspective.  I don't want to go into it but just to say that I'm really trying to get myself back on track with everything.  I do appreciate all the support that you give me.

We have another change happening over at Just Cute Bears.  From this week, we are now Just Cute Bears & Friends!  This means for those of your that may not have any bear stamps, you can now take part using any other cute animal that you have in your collection.  However, for those of you that love your bears, you can still use those.

We have been given a fab sketch by Helen to use this week.  I believe it's her first and I just want to say it's great and keep up the good work hun!

I did change the sketch slightly as I didn't want Thomas's feet covered up by the strip

I had great difficulty photographing this card as the sun was shining right on it, hence the shadows under the roses!  No matter what I tried to do in my graphics package, I could not get it right and I'm unable to rectify that now as it's my MIL's card which has been sealed up in the envelope.
I hope you will join us this time and I promise that I will get round to everyone's blog and comment. Don't forget to check out the rest of the girls cards as they're amazing.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)


Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I have gone and purchased a Cricut!! What have I done?!?!?

Just Cute Bears #37 - Baby Card

Sunday, 10 October 2010
Good morning all!  My hope of trying to make a few cards this week went out of the window after some upsetting news at work.   I now know though that rather than let it get me down, I should've used my card making as a way of de-stressing.

Anyway, enough of that, it's time for another Just Cute Bears challenge. This week we would like you to make a baby card with the option of gingham and/or ribbon.

I love making baby cards as you can get away with all the cuteness.  It also gave me the opportunity to use one of my Popcorn Bear baby stamps for the first time.  It's been coloured with copics before being cut out with a scalloped circle nestie.  The base is made up Core'dinations CS, embossed white card and gingham paper from a Wild Rose Studio paper pad. I've used a Martha Stewart Daisy punch for the border and finished off with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 Apologies for the poor photo, easel cards really aren't that easy to photograph are they and it was slightly overcast today so that's my excuse for it being dark
Please check out my fellow teamies amazing cards and, if possible, leave them a lovely comment as they are so deserved.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - E for Easel Card
Friday Sketchers - Sketch#123
Papertake Weekly - Your favourite challenge from the last 3 years - I've gone with Pretty Pink from 10/01/10
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin Marvellous

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

What a weekend!

Sunday, 3 October 2010
I hope you've all had an enjoyable weekend in spite of the atrocious weather we have had!  I wasn't around for World Card Making Day I'm afraid as I was spending time with my sister which we haven't had a chance to do for a while.

I've had a an amazing weekend though as not only did I win the Die Cuts Dreams challenge but I was also chosen as the Forever Friends Favourite AND I have just seen that I was chosen as the random winner for the same Forever Friends challenge!!

They say things happen in 3's and it certainly did for me and I'm one happy crafter! 

I hope to be back later in the week with some more cards.  In the meantime, can anyone help me with a conundrum that I'm having?  Should I get a Cricut or not?!?!  I would love to hear your comments.

xx :0)