Friday, 25 April 2014

New Cricut Projects

The Cricut is not just for scrapbooking and card making!!

We have a new grandson named Tate. When a new grandchild arrives my husband and I make a name plaque for the baby! The latest is a Fire truck -

I cut the desired design and name out of paper with my Cricut and then my husband Rick cuts it out of wood and paints it. A wonderful keepsake for the new baby!!  Others we have made are -

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Swap!!

I participated in a Christmas swap on the Cricut forum. We were to create 20 items based on the Christmas song - Chestnuts Roasting on a open fire.

These are what I received from my secret sister, Candy.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Cricut Craft Room Quilted Ornaments

I have had Quilted Ornaments in CCR for awhile but have not tried cutting them. I originally set out to make a 3D ornament but the cuts are so integrate and I don't think I used heavy enough paper, so, unfortunately they didn't turn out.

So I used the ornaments that did cut nicely to make a set of note cards. I sprayed the ornaments with glimmer mist and then with a red alcohol ink. (This doen't really show up in the picture unfortunately.  )

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Cricut Circle Challenge #9

Wow! It is November 5th today!! Time is flying by. Christmas will be upon  us before we know it.
I have just finished the last challenge! What fun I have had creating!!

The challenge was to use a dressform design in the project. My sister-in-law is turning 60, so I made a purse for her gift!

Saturday, 2 November 2013


This challenge was take a cricut cut - just one layer - and see what we could do with it.

I cut a black butterfly from Sophie and glued on micro beads - clear and gold colored.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Mini Album

This is the first Mini Album I have made. I saw a demo on YouTube . It is made from 1 - 12x12 piece of cardstock. My is for a gift, therefore it has not pictures. I have entered it in a Cricut Circle challenge.
(I will try and find the link to the YouTube video instructions)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Christmas Layout with Rufus!

Well, here is another challenge for the Cricut Circle Canadian members, for a traditional Chritmas theme layout.

I did an 8x8 layout with my snow dog Rufus. He loves the snow and always comes in with snowballs stuck in his fur, that is on the odd occasion when we actually get snow.

I use Winter lace for the snowflakes, Joys of the Season for the Christmas tree and Phrases for Happy Holidays.