Wednesday, March 22, 2017

cute little unicorn boxex

These open mouth unicorn boxes are from digi playground.

cards and papersculpture

Butterfly card made with open path cuts so the wings stand up. the layer is made to go over the butterflies. Love the black butterfly tops on the orange.

This was designed by using word to write the words taking a snip of them and uploading as a pattern into design space, used the butterfly I liked in 3 sizes and then added the font. Used a print and cut to laser printer then foiled it. It worked well putting the foil through a laminator.

Paper sculpture from Dreaming Tree. I layred it into a shadow box from


My birthday was awesome. The cricut ladies came for a cricut night. and they spoilt me. this is the birthday cake Heather made me in the shape of a cricut. The ladies also provided the table of food.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wine Box from My SVG Hut

Madge and I have been busy cutting and one of the things I have done is to make a wine box from My SVG Hut. I have made a video on how to put it together so if anyone wants to they can see how we put it together.
The video links are below;

The file can be bought from My SVG Hut


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Print and cut cards on the Cricut Explore

I have often seen cards that have been printed, and also ones that have decoupage. These ones have both they are printed decoupage so I have been having a lot of fun.
Decoupage girl on outside 
decoupage horse and duck inside
decoupage and pop up girl and duck and decoupage horse
outside of card
Little owl with movable head, push pull tabs
Peek-a-boo card
inside decoupage of peek-a-boo card
decoupage with pop up tea cup inside Magnolias
decoupage with pop up tea cup inside pansies
decoupage with pop up tea cup inside roses
decoupage with pop up tea cup inside morning glory
decoupage with pop up tea cup inside lilac and gingham
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

I love my explore and used it to cut the Fairy cottage from SVGcuts (affiliate link*).
I have embossed a lot of the panels and inked the edges of all of them. It has taken some time to put together and I have had to take it apart as I put some of it together wrong but it is finally finished so I thought I would show a video as well as some pics. I have used Close to my Heart papers, inks and embossing folders diamond, woodgrain and quatrefoil. If you would like to look/shop at Close to my Heart go here.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Catch up

Well I seem to have woken up and the year has almost gone. I have been doing a bit more like meeting the awesome couple who own Three Little Whimzee -Juliette and Deon. I asked them if they could bring in the Explore air and wowser they looked into it and did. Yes we had the Cricut Explore air for release at SENZ in Auckland in July. Well since then we have gone to Porirua and the Cricut Explore air machines are selling like hot cakes to hungry people.

I have done 2 retreats with friends and now I am starting Cricut Design Space Education. The Cricut Explore range of machine works on the program Design Space and although it is very easy to use there are heaps of things you can do. I have now got events in Hamilton on the 15th and 16th October and in Wellington on the 29th October. If you are interested in the events go to and click on the calendar tab. There is also quite a bit of info on the website as well as a form for registering if you would like to do a seminar on Design Space.

Some people in Auckland want an event as well so just starting to sort dates. Another exciting thing is that Madge and I are going to Australia Cricut and Craft hunting in Novmber.

I have been doing Joonipers fun fold card Palooza cards and although I have not done all of them yet I am working my way through them. I have done a few other things though like putting up some of my designs in Primrose and they as well as others can upload their Cricut projects and make the ones already there.

 I have been beta testing the android app for design space and it is coming along well.

I'll add some pics of what I have been up to.

Concertina card from DT
my design tag popup surprize card

tag pulled so it shows under the tag

side view

Card in design space where I took the design and placed it on the envelope as well.

both tag popup surprise cards

front of card below

rotational popup card

car box made with print and cut to get the tiger stripes

using design space to print and cut a line drawing

crown box

tea cup card

popup tea cup inside the card. it has a tea bag and spoon as well.

flap fold card

inside of above

Zig zag card

Victorian Hearse from Design Space with coffin

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coffin with flowers

spiderwebs made of hot glue

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