Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Easter card with chick


I made this card using a cut file from MagicWanda, here is her blog - she has some wonderful designs When you visit don't forget to leave her a message! I adapted the file for the egg shape and added the chick image that a friend sent me.
I tried to make the chick 'hang off' the ribbon.

Easter card with Tilda in aqua


Here is another card using the cut file from MagicWanda, details of her blog are posted on the chick card. My dear friend Enfys sent me some stamped images of Tilda and I finally plucked up the courage to use them. She has started me collecting Tilda stamps and I did buy 3 at the craft show in Olympia at the weekend. One day, and with a lot more practice, I hope to be able to colour the images as good as Enfys.

Easter card with Tilda in pink and purple


This card is using the same cut file as above but I used different colours on Tilda's clothes. I did buy 3 new stamps but forgot to get this one - next time,lol - and now I need to get some of the other stamps in the Magnolia range. Don't forget to visit MagicWanda's blog and while you are blog hopping
visit Enfys blog at You will love both blogs.

6 step stair card


I made this card for my nephew. The cut file was from Capadia, but I needed an extra step and it was quite easy to add another. So a big thanks to Capadia for sharing her file. The sentiment is not clear but says 'Hope you have a TOADALLY wonderful day'.

Check out this awesome blog candy of Magnolia stamps on Claudia's blog. Click the link in the title of this post to take you there and, while you are there, have a look at her great work. Good luck to all including me!!!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Red, White and Blue


This was my take on the Red, White and Blue challenge on the UK crafters thread on the Cricut message board. The rose is a die cut that I recoloured and added stickles to the edges of the petals. Inside the card is a photograph in a frame.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Floral Easter Egg card Front

This is a card front I designed for a swop on the Cricut messageboard. The main front is a mesh of flowers, with the individual flowers fixed on top. Each flowers has a stickled centre. If you would like to make one I have added a link to the cut file below. You will see in the file that the base for the card front is the on the first page, along with a tab to enable you to join it to a card back, the position of the tab is showing in the photo. The reason I have made it this way is because it was for a card front swop. I have placed each flower type on seperate pages with a matching egg shape on the last page. I hope you like it and will leave a comment below.
You can get the cut file here :-

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Daisy and Dandelion

These pups are so cute and if you go to the Docrafts website you can download some FREE decoupage and background papers. I love these pups and if you are in the same card swop (GRKIDDO one) as me you might get a card using them soon! Check out the other cuties, loving Candyfloss and Marshmallow too. Click on the title to go to the website.

Great blog to visit and she has a blog candy giveaway

If you want to see some lovely cards go visit Nikki's site and make sure you scroll down and see the card she made with Daisy and Dandelion. She also has some blog candy up for grabs.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

My first stamps cut with the Cricut

I finally took the plunge and cut some stamps using the Cricut stamp sheets. Firstly can I say you must have a really sticky mat or, as someone on the Cricut MB did, spray the back of the material with repositional glue otherwise the material will move, I managed to stop the machine before any real damage was done!!! The settings I used were Pressure - 4 -high, Speed - 3 med, and Blade depth 6 although it would have cut using 4 - or 5. The results were quite good, it cut like butter, but I made the mistake of putting the designs too near the edge of the material so the scallopped edges are not perfect. The flower was cut using the cuttlebug and a small Sissex Bigz flower die, so if you are too nervous to cut with your Cricut then use your dies as they were much easier. The shapes above will be useful as background stamps. I only bought the refill stamp material set so I only have one sheet left but I will definitely be buying more.

Christening card for Great Nephew

I do not have the Wild Card cart yet! so I made card this using SCAL. The back of the card is Aqua and I used the Swiss Dots folder, ny favourite, on the mat and balloon. Teddy is a stick on that I have had for ages and I added a tiny bow to his neck.

Cheers - Beer card

Here is a card I made for my nephew's recent birthday. The glasses were cut out of (*acrylic*)sorry I meant acetate using the Cricut and SCAL, then coloured with alcohol inks - I think I used Rust. To make the froth I used Liquid Applique which my dear friend Elaine sent me from America. Heating the liquid with my heat gun to made it frothy. This would be a great technique for sheep. The wording was computer generated. Hope you like it, cheers.