Monday, May 30, 2011

Recipe Box

I have decided l won't be doing any challenges this week, so instead l worked on a continuing off the page project of mine, a recipe box:The box was from Kaisercraft, as well as the paint (turquoise), the paper is My Minds Eye, Mod Podge was used to adhere and seal the papers. I used my cricut and my "From my Kitchen" cartridge (just LOVE this cartridge!) to cut the "recipes" and 3d cupcake all from chipboard. This was the first time l'd used chipboard with my cricut, l think the chipboard l used was a fraction too thick as it didn't quite cut through 100% of the way, it cut through enough to be able to push the pieces out, but there were some stray chipboard layers in some places. Only took a few seconds to remove and smooth out, which l think is completely worth it for the chipboard effect. I haven't completely finished the box as l'm unsure of how to finish it, but l am so happy with it! All design is 100% me =)

Side view of my box, l love these papers!

Top view of the lid.
Close up of the layered chipboard, cut from the cricut.

Its not completely finished, l still have to put the silver handle on, as well as fill in the font and side panels.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Baby

My good friend gave birth over the weekend, l am so excited to meet her! She is one adorable little baby!

I have made her this card using the cricut, and "sugar and spice" cartridge:

Over the moon for her!

Balloon Card

Whenever l hear or see the word 'balloon', it always reminds me of my brother. It was his first word as a baby.

I made this card for a challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

It was cut using "Celebrations" cartridge and my gypsy. I used kindy glitz to make the circles and a brad for the center of the knot so my card can do this:
So it can be turned to reveal the inside message =) I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp and tuxedo black ink.

Thank you again Cooking With Cricut for another great challenge =)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gypsy and PJ Social Scrap!

What a FUN weekend l just had!

It started on Friday, l had the day off work so l organised and got together my scrapbooking supplies as well as home-made kits for me to take with me to Scraploot's Pjyama Social Scrap Night.

Saturday morning l did a class at Scraploot which was a Copics Class, and was run by Rachael Daniels. It was great to be able to use copics for the first time and get a feel for how they work. Rachael was nice enough to let me borrow hers for the class.

That night the Social Scrap was on! It started at 4pm and went until 6am on Sunday morning - l only stayed until 12, but 8 hours isn't a bad effort l don't think! I got 4 layouts done and 2 cards.

Over the weekend l also bought one of these:

I bet you could guess how excited l was!! I also got a cute clutch bag to put it in (also cricut brand). I haven't had a play with it yet (as l'm yet to recieve it) but l am looking forward to it very much =).... so yeah an amazing weekend!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well!

I have some exciting news, l WON the challenge for last week - l was one of the top 3 winners! (3 flowers and purple) at Cooking With Cricut! Thank you so much to them for letting me participate and for encouraging those creative juices!

I have a layout here that l have made for the Cooking with Cricut Blog - 2 Shades of Pink and a cupcake/cake

Its a photo of my nan and l at my 1st birthday party. I thought it was fitting as it has a birthday cake in the picture!

Materials Used:
  • Cricut Expression
  • Simply Charmed Cartridge (Happy Birthday)
  • Echo Park Paper
  • MS Border punch
  • Ribbon (don't know manufacturer sorry)
  • Stamps (misc, if anyone knows the brand l would love to find them!)
  • Copics Markers - B01, B02, B04, BV01, BV02, BV04, RV02, RV04, RV06
  • Kaisercraft Pearls
  • Tombow Markers
  • Bazzil Scalloped Cardstock

This is the first time l've ever used Copic Markers - the pink cupcake wrapper l'm not too pleased with but l'm pretty happy with the blue and purple.

Until next time!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Yes, another challenge at Cooking with Cricut!! This week the challenge is 3 Flowers and Purple

This was a fun challenge, as l LOVE the colour purple! I chose purple and green together, always a good combo.This is a photo of myself in 2002 with my Grandpop and Grandma.

I used the following cricut cartridges:
Plantin Schoolbook (glamour)
Serenade (Bird in Flight)

I used lace as well as stitching, the stem of the plant which the flowers and leaves sit apon is stitched with embroidery thread.

If you have a cutting machine and are looking for a challenge or something outside the square, check out Cooking with Cricut blog!

Also entered at DYSU - Purple Challenge
and Getting Cricky with K Andrew - Sew Fabulous Challenge

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day Weekend

It was pretty much that - a whole weekend of family time! 4 bunches of flowers, 2 handmade cards, 4 cooking books, 1 scrapbooking book and 4 mouisterisers/creams later!! Saturday Michael and l went to my parents house for a lovely baked lunch, we had chicken and baked vegies - yummy!

Today l went to my grandmas house while Desley was gardening with Michaels Nan. I was there for morning tea with my parents and brother and we looked at old family photos. I came back to Michaels house in time for a BBQ lunch we were holding for his mum, and his nan and pop (his dad was unfortunately at work). I LOVE weekends like this - you feel so great and loved by so many people at the end!
I have added the photos from our Eatser camping trip to the layout l made prior to the trip (l was so excited with the patterned paper l couldn't wait!):

I did scraplift the design, l don't know where l got it from but l did change a few things. As they say, if its beautiful to begin with, why change it? All in all a fantastic weekend, can't wait until next year!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Madness

Its Monday again, meaning l have a spare moment to update this blog hooray!

Only a quick one, l cooked dinner tonight for the family and right after this l'm going to scrap the night away. Getting back to work was great, in such a great mood tonight!

On the weekend, my mum, my friends Chantal and Kath as well as myself, took the trek to Canterbury Racecourse for the Papercraft Festival!

Where l bought these two cricut cartridges:

Meow cricut lite, because l love cats, and
because l am in love with a Handy Man, cricut lite Handy Man cartridge.

No projects for today, l do have an off the page that is ready to show, but it will have to wait until later in the week. Hope you all had a great weekend! xx