Monday, 25 February 2008

Mothers Day

Mothers Day cards for this weekend. Image coloured, cut out and stuck onto digi paper printed with the doodles and greeting on. Heidi Grace flowers.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Baby card

This card uses Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The separate word you cut in a coloured or patterned paper and lay across the top of the word 'Baby' on the front of the card. It looks lovely just left like that very plain and simple in appropriate colours or with a ribbon tied around the 'Y' - you could of course put little baby embellishments across the words too. Grab the file here Have fun!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Hettie Hippo

Inspired by a card made by Jo (thanks for the tips Jo!) - this is my take on it.

Pink Petticoat stripes paper, PP Hettie Hippo coloured in DIP and PP Big Dots paper coloured in DIP. The circular frame I doodled myself, scanned and then coloured to match in DIP. Flowers are Heidi Grace. TFL. :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Cricut Design Studio file sharing

I have been designing some things in the DS and decided to share if anyone wants to nab them. My first one is a scalloped square window card. The file is here - it uses George and Accent Essentials.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Happy 16th Birthday Laura

Well it is here - Laura's 16th birthday!! To say we are proud is an understatement. There were moments over the last years we didn't think we would see this day and to have her with us and such a beautiful, intelligent young woman is more than we could ever have hoped for. To think that tiny little scrap weighing 800 grams is now the gorgeous young lady we see before us is down to not only the doctors and nurses who cared for you but down to your strength and will to live. We love you Laura Kate, keep growing into the strong, successful young woman we know you will be. xxxxx

Monday, 18 February 2008

One very proud little girl

with her Mothers Day card for her Mummy. This is my grandaughter Katie and her card she made using the paper dolls I cut with the Cricut. She put the whole thing together herself, even stamped the little face on the doll, bless her heart.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Minnie Mouse

I have had the Mickey and Friends cart for ages and not used it and as I have the grandchildren this week I thought I should have a go!! They will want to be card making and cutting out paper dolls and the like I am sure!! She is cute though!!

Baby Shower card

For my daughter's shower in a couple of weeks. Made using the New Arrival cartridge on the Cricut. Card is cut from black and white Bazzill bling which has a lovely texture and sheen to it. The pregnant lady is cut into the card and backed with the black card.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Sweet 16

This one I cut on the Cricut using the Design Studio and then used a Hanna stamp layered on a nestabilities die cut. This is SO apt for Laura - she can shop for England and always needs it!!! DS template courtesy of Susan - Blue Robot.

Strictly Come Dancing

We took Laura and our 2 other daughters Sian & Louise to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at the 02 arena last night as part of Laura's 16th birthday present. It was a bit scary as Louise is HEAVILY pregnant and due in just a few weeks and baby bump did get knocked by some silly people at points so I was very protective of her last night. Laura and I had visited the Millenium Dome with her primary school when it first opened and it is so nice to see it being put to such good use! It is an amazing place full of restaurants, cinema and the HUGE arena!! The show was stunning, electric and just incredible! It was just like being in the TV studio only the judges were funnier as it was live and not on air! Laura had met Vincent Simone a few months ago, so she was in awe watching him especially when he did the Argentinian Tango with Flavia - simply astounding! No wonder they are World Champions!!

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Laura's 16th birthday card

well one of them!! I used Funky Fairys Pinkiepops kit for this.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008


I haven't used any of my CB embossing folders for ages so made this card using an A2 folder and one of the little square ones which I punched out - also added some straight lines with my scor-pal to one side.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Whipper Snapper Turtle and Frog card

This is a Whipper Snapper stamp which I cut it out with my nestabilities and stuck it inside in the window which I also cut with the nestabilities on the front of the card. The card is a lovely soft green from SU and the paper is from DCWV retro stack. I then cut and put a frame around the window, then cut some flowers and popped gems in the centre, made a small tag and attached with an eyelet. Thanks for looking. :D

Sunday, 10 February 2008

A little toot for me!!

Two of my cards were published in the March issue of Crafts Beautiful in the small card ideas book - first time for me, so let me show off!!

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Nappy cake

When I finally managed to find just white nappies (you would not believe how hard that was!!) I assembled the 'nappy cake' for my DD's baby shower in a couple of weeks. It is a centrepiece for the table but the nappies are all newborn so she can get some use out of them too :) We don't know the sex of the baby and the whole theme of invites etc. has been lilac so I just chose lilac ribbons which Louise loves. Hope you like. :)

Friday, 8 February 2008

My Favorite Things stamp

Made for Mothers Day and using one of the fabulous MFT stamps.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

For all Cricut Design Studio users

I found a great tip on a UK template share site here about the problems some of us have with the templates on the US sites. Here is what Caz suggests:

How to correct the date error on US templates...
The easiest solution is to save all the templates that don't work into a folder called "US Templates" and then when you want to open any of them to cut, go into "Control Panel" on your PC and change "Regional and Language Options" and change to "English (United States)" and then you will be able to open all the US templates. Remember once you have finished viewing/cutting the US templates to go back and change your system to "English (United Kingdom)".

and it works!!!!!! Thanks Caz.

Monday, 4 February 2008

A great time was had by all!!

at Ben's 21st and Laura's 16th birthday party on Saturday night. My eldest son and his band played the gig you can find them here

Friday, 1 February 2008

New hairdo!!

It is Laura's 16th and Ben's 21st party tomorrow night and Laura had her hair done and had a fringe cut in - she looks so much like a younger me it is scary!! I have never seen the similarity before but now everyone can and Laura is pleased because she has always looked the spit of her Dad and that is NOT good when you are almost 16 and a young lady!!