Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Fantabulous Cricut

At Fantabulous Cricut that are celebrating a blog birthday. For Challenge Me Monday #52 you have at make a birthday card.  So here is my entry. 

I have inked just about everything possible in this card.  lol.  For a quick realisation that I hadn't made a card for my friend, I am really happy now it all turned out.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Before and After

I was going through some pages that I had done a few years ago, you know pre-cricut, and decided to change some of them that I really didn't like.  This one of my son was one of those pages,  I felt like the  cute photo as disappearing into the page.

Here is the BEFORE PAGE.

Here is the AFTER PAGE.  Same photo just a little different and I like this one heaps better.

I love the star on this one and it is a little more boyish.  The stars and the circle have come of Accents Essentials, which is a cartridge I haven't used in ages so I am going to enter this layout into Die Cuttin Divas Challenge and Always Crafting with Stephanie.

At Die Cuttin Divas you have to use a cartridge that hasn't been used for a while and a picture on that cart that you haven't used.  For me thats the stars and the circle was cut using Accents Essential.

At Always Crafting with Stephanie it has to be a winter layout.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jitterbuggin' Challenge

This weeks challenge at Jitterbuggin' Challenge  is rainbows and butterflies.  A very spring idea.  lol

This is my entry. 

I use the Winnie the Pooh and Friends cartridge.  Still undecided whether to make it a birthday card or a new baby card.  Any suggestions??

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Welcome to my first guest designing at My Sheri Crafts

A huge thank you to Sheri at My Sheri Crafts for letting me feature on her blog.  This weeks theme is St Patricks Day.  I thought about it for days to come up with something a little different.  I even stopped looking at other people blogs so I wouldn't get confused with all the talent in the scrapbooking blog world.  And there is lots out there.

Having my new cartridge (Winnie the Pooh and Friends) arrive earlier on in the week I was just dying to get into it.  So this is what I have come up with.

I used Glimmermist to spray the speckled effect behind Winnie the Pooh.  His hat and shirt  are made shiny using Glossy Accents.  Diamond stickles to make sparkle.

Using the Paper Doll Dress Ups cartridge I made some Money Bags to help send good fortune to some family and friends.  Inside are chocolate gold coins.

I have seen these sort of 'lolly bags' at several blogs and think they are fantastic. The clovers used in these are the same ones I used for the stencils for Winnie the Pooh - thats why they are glimmermist-ed too.

For something a little different this St Patricks Day. This my first attempt at these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards. (Click here for instructions on how to do these sort of cards).  They are really easy.

Just keep following the rainbow until you hit that pot of gold.  A little Peachy Keen to make the little man a little cheeky. lol

Good luck and good fortune to all this St Patrick's Day.

So pop over to My Sheri Crafts, have a look around and had your take on St Patricks Day.  Love to see what everyone comes up with.

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Surprises

This week has been a tough week filled with heaps of bad news. Hopefully next week will be a little better. But some good things have arrrived  which is certainly what I needed. I had another win this week from Cheap Chirpin Tuesdays. 
Some friends give us a heads up on cheap and different scrapbooking products available in Australia. 
This was the prize for February.

You make a comment and are in the drawn to win that price.   The trick is that you have to comment on both sites and every Tuesday.  They have some awesome ideas so head over there and check it out.  Click here for Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas and here for  Me 'n' Miss Pink Cricut. 

Thanks Chloe and Carlene.  All of these will be well used especially the rollar.  Love it already.

Another good news (have you seen my new button in the top left hand corner of my blog) is that I am going to be the 

 for this week over at

That will be up later on today.  I was so excited and had heaps of fun sorting out projects for that one.  Cant wait to show you all so stay tuned. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Imaginisce Challenge.

Over at Imaginisce blog they are having a march madness.  The rules are:- use Melinda's sketch using 75% of Imaginisce products, 3 patterned papers, 3 colours, and 3 embellishments.

Here is my entry for the competition.  I have used the  Imaginisce range called Enchanted.

The word 'precious' is from Once upon a Princess cartridge and I used the glossy accents over the top.  The flowers around the bottom have be cut out of the same paper range.

This is for my new niece,  hopefully will make an appearance into the world soon.

I love this sketch so I turned it into a layout as well.  These are my two princess,  they are a little older the photo,  (thats how far behind with my albums....  lol)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's arrived. Yippee!!!!!

In the mail there was a surprise for me and look what I had.....

Thank you so much to Lisa at My craft Empire  and Mandy at Scrappy-go-Lucky.

It  is going to be heaps of fun, cant wait to get stuck into it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #64

Cricut Cardz's challenge for this week is to make a book mark.   This is my entry for it.

The book shape came from the Learning Curve Cartridge and the heart and 'dream' from Gyspy wanderings (I think).  I had it sitting on my gypsy for awhile before cutting it all out today.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #50

For the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #50 you have to use some sort of tree or branch.

This is my entry.  Another page from my holiday to America.

We visited Palm Springs when we were driving from San Diego to Vegas.  We caught the tram upto the top and had a good look around.  We were only there for a couple of hours and wished we could stay there a little longer.

The trees are cut from Camping Cartridge and the title are stickers from Creative Memories that I had in my stash from years ago.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Challenge #5 at Die Cuttin Divas

Die Cuttin Diva's has a sketch challenge on Tuesday.  This is the sketch for this week.

This my entry.  A birthday card for my dad.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #49

For Fantabulous Cricut Challenge  #49  you have to make a shaped card.  I did Lightning McQueen using the cars Cartridge.