Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cricut New Arrival Train Card for a baby boy

I have made this card before for his big brother and the parents requested another card to match.

I used my Cricut Explore with the New Arrival and Mickey Font cartridges in Design Space. I had to use the desktop computer app to hide the contours and then saved it and opened it on my iPad to finish the design and cut the project. I have never liked using a computer so the app being so smooth and easy to use, is always my preference! 

I just LOVE how the Explore can cut and draw so efficiently! Look how beautiful the writing looks!

I wanted to be able to cut separate train carriages in different colours without cutting the whole train in each colour. 

Here is a screen shot of the iPad app showing how I worked out the design and matched the papers I had with the colours, and got the placement of the words for the Explore to write with a pen. 

Maybe one day they will allow the images on the app to be filled with a pattern to help with planning a layout! That would be fantastic!!! 

Thanks for looking,
Happy Crafting

Sharon Skippy

Simple Wedding card

I was going to make a card with a favourite stamped image, but I messed up my first attempt and then spilled my blending solution, so I whipped up this simple card on the iPad Design Space app for the Cricut Explore. 

I sliced the ampersand out of the Kraft cardstock and inlaid the white cardstock to leave the card smooth for the names to sit flat on the finished card. 

The block letters and ampersand are from a system font on the iPad called Palatino and the cursive font is called Samantha Font which I purchased online. 

Here is a link to a fantastic tutorial on using the Samantha Font in Design Space. My friend Narelle is my go-to girl for all my DS know-how! 

Thanks for looking,
Happy Crafting

Sharon Skippy :)

Baby boy Kadoodle Bug card

This adorable little bear is a file from Kadoodle Bug Designs called "School Rules Bear" and I removed the ruler and lettering and added the baby boy's name to personalise it :) 

The papers are Doodlebug from my overflowing stash of papers. 
All the plain cardstock is Close to My Heart and inked with co-ordinating coloured inks using daubers. 
This cardstock cuts beautifully on the Cricut Explore as does everything I cut on this amazing machine! 

Thanks for Looking
Happy Crafting

Sharon Skippy

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Berry Cute Tea Cup Teddy :)

I just love this file from Kadoodle Bug designs, he is a freebie released with a whole set of cute new images called Katoodles.
I love when I have no crafting plans and can just make whatever I feel like at the time, this cutie really appealed to me and doesn't even need a sentiment. It is a card that you can use for any occasion that needs an adorable bear in a cup! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Crafting...
Sharon Skippy :)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Welcome baby Jack!

I was asked to make a baby card for an adorable baby boy called Jack...I love when the baby name is a short one because it can be big and bold and I get to play around with colour and patterns...

I used Doodlebug patterned papers from my stash of baby papers and Close To My Heart cardstock for the base and mats. 
The letters JACK are cut on my Cricut Explore and I used the Cricut Mickey Font cartridge. 
The small letters are cut using Memory Box die Alphabet Soup.
I hand cut the tag and used an old Impression Obsession alpha stamp set for the details on the tag. 
The stitching is hand doodled with a fine liner. 

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Birthday wishes from Eeyore

My best friend LOVES Eeyore so I made this cutie from Cricut Pooh and Friends to put on her birthday card. What else do you give a bestie? An Eeyore Hallmark Itty Bitty of course! 
I used Close To My Heart cardstock as always to cut on my Cricut Explore. The CTMH cardstock cuts like butter and 

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wedding Cards

I was asked to make some wedding cards, usually I have a simple design that I use for many weddings, but I had to make 3 cards for the one wedding... one from the Bride's mother, one from the Grooms mother, and one from mine...
Here's a burgundy and gold themed card for the Bride's mother... she specifically asked for it to say "To our Daughter and Son-in-law"
Bling is from Kaiser, Flowers are from Prima, Patterned paper is Bo Bunny.
Heart is cut from Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge at 4.5"
Tag is from Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge at 2"
I printed on vellum on my inkjet printer and had to wait ages to let it dry, but it was easier than cutting the letters on the Cricut!

Here's the card I did for the Groom's mother. The beautiful background velvet paper is from Prima, as are the flowers and pearls.
The bride and groom is cut from Disney Princess Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge at 5"
The words are cut with Gypsy Font at 0.48", with the shadow welded... OMG this was fiddly to get right!!! I finally had to use a white gel ink pen to complete a few of the letters that kept tearing! But you can't notice, thankfully!!!

The 3rd card from my mother ended up being a card from my stash of wedding cards as I was up until nearly 4am finishing these!!!
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting
Sharon :-)