Friday, 18 April 2008

My latest card

Here's the latest card i've made using my Cricut Expression, all the cuts are from the Pooh and Friends cart.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Some of the cards i made for Craftytemplates DT

About a month ago Leo the owner of Craftytemplates invited me to join her design team, of course i said yes, but i was a bit worried that i wouldn't be up to standard, as the current team are so talented. Anyway i gave it a shot, and really enjoyed it, it's surprising how therapeutic cutting by hand can be. Leo must have been happy with my work as she's sending me another kit for next month. So here's a couple of the cards i made with the jam packed April Showers kit and templates she sent me. The theme was babies and weddings, hence the name April 'showers'.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that have taken the time to leave lovely messages on here and on the BBTB blog, re: Cribgate. Also for the pm's i've had to apologize for the accusations over on the Cricut MB. I've had some very kind words from some lovely ladies about my work, and a couple of ladies have told me that have downloaded my cut file and promised to show me their finished cots/cribs.

I have received my BBTB contest prize, and i'm now busy filling it with my ribbons.:)

I've also received my prize from Sam at CraftIsland, just look what yummies i got! How lucky am I?

Here's a card i made last week, using some of those yummy Bo Bunny papers. i cut the cute frog from the Paper Dolls cart and the sentiment from Base Camp, (i cut off the tags and changed the 'a' to an 'o').

Here's a couple more of last weeks cards i made for April's card making challenge over at UKS. The challenge is to make a card using one of three card maps, these are both based on the same map and both have cuts from the Home Accents Cricut cart.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Cribgate LOL

You're probably only visiting here to see what all the woo ha is about on the Cricut MB and BBTB.

Well to cut a long story short i have been falsely accused of 'stealing' someone else's cut file to make my crib. I only found this out myself, because someone left and anom comment on BBTB.

I don't know why i feel i have to do this on MY blog, but this has really upset me, and even more the fact that no-one has even bothered to contact me to ask about it. My file is nothing like Okie's file and assembles in a totally different way. I had never seen her's before today, and believe mine is totally different.

Here is how my cot, (that's what we call them in the UK) assembles. Note: This is the second one i made, so the decoration is slightly different, and i have folded the bottom up instead of down. When folded down it will fit into a DL envelope.

My cut file can be found here,

Note there is another cot file on there too, but have i accused the creator of stealing my design?, no i haven't, and don't believe they have.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Happy Birthday's and surprizes!!!!

Well today is my 40th Birthday, and what a fab day i'm having too. I got some lovely surprizes, a diamond pendant necklace from hubby, and my two bestest friends are taking me to London for an all expenses paid day filled with girlie fun, and a boozy lunch next Saturday. I'm so excited about that. I got loads of gorgeous hand made cards from cyber friends, it's amazing how you can have so many lovely thoughtful friends online, without ever even meeting them, so thank you so much to all you kind ladies who sent me cards. Luvs yer!!!

Tonight my men are taking me out for a meal, so i am being truly spoilt today!

Last night i found out i had won the Craftisland spring competition for my Easter card and this morning i discovered i'd won the BBTB contest with my baby crib, double wowser!

Yesterday my Son had his twelve birthday,(how did that happen?), so last night we went out for a meal, and when the waitress brought out his dessert (complete with sparkler), the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to him, he was a tad embarrassed, but i think he enjoyed the attention really.:)

Happy Birthday to our darling Cam xxxx

Just look what Hubs and Cam had delivered for me, just how much more spoilt could i be today?

Thursday, 3 April 2008

And one for a Girl

Here's another baby card using up more Basic Grey, this time it's Sweetpea Alyssa, this has gotta be one my oldest paper collections.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Using old papers

I have managed to collect hoards of papers over the years, and lots and lots of Basic Grey collections, so i'm challenging myself to make a hole in my stash mountain, and use some of that Basic Grey. So here's a couple of cards one using Skate Shoppe and the other a mix of Lilykate and Gypsy papers.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Easter card, and Minnie Birthday card

This Easter card was made very quickly for a competition over at CraftIsland.

The cuts and carts used were,

The sheep was cut on the Cricut using the Paper dolls cart, and embossed with the Cuttlebug Divine swirls embossing folder.
The butterfly is from the Pooh and Friends cart.
The scalloped square is from Mini Monos.
The grass and flowers are from Plantin Schoolbook.
4 is from Opposites Attract cart.
E w e is from Alphalicious cart, and embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Here is a card i've made for Samg over on UKS, with whom i share my Birthday (April 5th), although she is quite a few years younger than me, this year i'll be 40!!! and on 4th April my Son will be 12 years old, OMG how did that happen?