Monday, 21 March 2011

Bat Man Cards

Happy Monday everyone,
Hope everyone has had a good weekend. 
I have been doing alot of SPRING cleaning, 
got part of the loft cleaned out. And have gone thru my kids winter clothes to 
get rid of things I know won't fit them next winter.

Painted both of my kids bedrooms the last couple of weeks and everything is finally finished. 
So am hopeing to get pictures takin to show how much better they look. I have learned to not paint rooms hot pink and dark blue. LOL Trying to paint over those colours was a nightmare. 
Both rooms took 5 coats of Magnolia paint each!! 
But they look soooo bright and fresh and the light just bounces all around in their rooms. 
So once I have takin pictures I will post them :)

Now onto some cards. As some of you may know, I use MTC software to 
create images or I use free SVG files that my Cricut Expression machine cuts out. 
So I thought I would post a couple new ones that I have made the last few days.

If you would like to know exactly what MTC software
Does and Does Not do, you can have a look at my post here

 My husband is a HUGE Bat Man and Super Man fan So I created this card for him. 
I am so excited, I have not ever worked with vinyl before, but my husband liked this card so much he wants a t-shirt with the image on it . So I am going to be buying some vinyl to try and do that for him. It will be for his Birthday. Still have a couple months til then though hehe 

This is the card I made my husband for his Birthday. He hasnt seen this card.

This is a card I made for a friend who is getting engaged. I used
a free SVG file, that you can find here : champaine bottle.
I took the SVG of the champaine 
bottle and made it into a card by adding a shadow layer 
and then copying it and mirroring the image and 
welding the 2 together. I finished the card off, by embossing the
gold cardstock with a Do-Crafts embossing folder, and then adding some glitter
glue to the petals of the daisies 
and stamping and heat embossing the Congratulations in gold.

Thanks For Looking :) 

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Baby Eeyore

Happy Weekend everyone :)

Its sooo sunny out today! Am loving this weather, still a bit cool out though. 

Below are some projects I have made using MTC software.

 Baby Eeyore card I created this from a picture I have.

 Aloha Card
 These were free SVG files I found online. 

 Minnie Mickey Peppermint Card
I created this card from a picture I have
 You're Ok Card 
This was also a free SVG file

 Truck Card 
The truck was a free SVG file I found online
I then used my Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge to cut out the head and hair from my Gypsy

Rocket Man Card
This was a free SVG file I found online
I then used my Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge to cut out the head and hair on my Gypsy

Have a Great Day:)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!
Hope everyone is having a fab "green" day :)

I have some projects for you today from Valentines Day.
Am still trying to play catch up on my posts, so will also show you my
St. Patricks Day cards I made as well, along
with a birthday card for my niece who is turning 1 in a couple of weeks:).
And while I have been away I won an award from Jennys Creations 
you can find her wonderful blog here Thank you so much for thinking of me :)  It really means alot to know that I inspire people :)
So Thank you again

Also if you are someone that uses MTC/SCAL software with your cricut, Provocraft have sued and settled out of court with the owners of MTC. From yesterday the software will no longer be compatiable with the cricut machines! In saying order to keep your software safe...simply do not upgrade the firmware on your cricut machine and do not update your MTC software. 

If you have updated the software...not knowing of this lawsuit, you can go to the MTC 
homepage and they have a list alternativ machines
that will work with MTC.

I am very upset that Provocraft have done many people use and love MTC software. They also use cartridges with their Gypsy. I know I do...I tend to make projects that use bits from my
cartridges as well as from my own designs from MTC.
It didnt hurt my machine, it enhanced it!!
And its a real shame that a company has the right to tell me once
I have purchased something from them , how I have to use it.
But I will not let it get me down. I want to be able to create freely and think outside of the box. And  now it is very clear to me that Provocraft do not want me to be a free thinker.
I will simply spend my money else where...if Provocraft dont want it that is fine with me :) 
I know of a lot of companies that do :)

In saying that I will continue to use my expression until it breaks down.

Now onto some very cute projects:) 
I will start with the Valentines projects and work down to the St. Patricks Day Cards:)

 This is the card that I made for my kids for Valentines Day. I created it on the Gypsy. I welded 2 hearts together from Gypsy Wanderings and then duplicated some of the hearts and made them a smaller size so they would fit on top. I then used an embossing folder to give it a bit of depth.

 This was my husbands Valentines Day card. I again used my Gypsy to weld 2 hearts together from Gypsy Wanderings and hiding bits on it, I then used my MTC software and cut the flame and "Hot 4-U" svg out. I popped that up with pop dots. I then used TGF stamp and coloured her in with Promarkers. And added some light pink heart gems and used a white gel pen to finish it off.
 I created the box for it by cutting some old scrap paper ,folding it  and then glueing it in the shape of a square and made a slit in the top for the card to sit in.

 This is the treat bags I made my husband and kids. I used a Childs Year and cut the image at 3.50 width and 2.45 height. For the layer of the background I sized it the same and hid the center pieces. I used a Nestability and folded it in half for the image to sit on. and glued that to the tops of the bags.

 This is the card I made for my niece that is turning 1 in a few weeks. I used MTC to create this card. 
Isnt Tweety sooooo cute :) The inside of the card says 1st Birthday. 
I punched some flowers and used my Kandis Rhinestone setter to put gems in the middle. I made this card so that they could cut Tweety from the card and put it in my nieces scrapbook:) The card is 6x6

And finally, this is the St.Patricks Day cards I made for friends. I used my Gypsy again and welded 2 hats from A Childs Year together and then cut out the lucky from simply charmed. I put black cardstock at the back of the card that had sticky tape on it. and then rubbed glitter onto the shamrock and the black bit of the hat to give it some bling. I cut out the buckle from the hat by welding 2 rounded squares together from Accent Essentials

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Am Back!!

Happy Thursday Everyone ,

It took a little bit longer than I thought to get my computer back,  my mates shop was very busy!!:( 
He owns a PC repair shop, and our computers get fixed for free,
so if he has a lot of work in at the time then we wait :) 
But I cant complain its fixed for free !!
My computer had to be totally reformated :( 
But before that my mate was able to save all of my documents and pictures :)
So a HUGE Thank You to him :) 

My daughter, Emma's 8th birthday was on the 11th of Feb.!!
My o' my how time flies!!!
Seems like yesterday she was still in diapers! hehe

I did some really cute projects for her birthday. Emma is VERY girlie girlie!! 
She loves pink and purple, fairies and butterflies, her Barbie dolls and she loves to dress up!!!

Complete opposite of me lol, I was more of a TomBoy growing up, 
climbing trees, playing with little metal army guys, rideing bikes, fishing, 
and being covered head to toe in bruises from all the accidents I had lol. 

In saying that...I did have Barbie Dolls  and all sorts of things to go with them and
I loved all of them!! I kept everything so that one day I could
give them to my daughter.

So having a little girl has made me also become more girlie girlie!!
I love going shopping with Emma,  painting her nails and toe nails. 
I have taught her how to braide hair as well !! 

So every year on her birthday we try and do something special for her. 

Now know I also have 2 older boys...but they are not into having birthday parties or stuff like that.
They would much rather have a couple friends around, pizza and cake and watch movies. Hide out in their man cave (bedroom) with their mates lol.

Emma isnt into having big parties either, but she does like having a couple of her friends around , and she likes wearing party hats and having treat bags and things like that. So this year, she helped me decide what we were going to do for her birthday.

Below are some of the pictures from her birthday.

This is Emma with her best friend Hanna

And this is Emma showing off the party hat I had made. Its a free SVGCUT which you can find here.  I used a 12x12 patterned paper. And I sized it to fit the whole page. Then I cut some strips of scrap paper and made the rosette. I cut out the #8 from one of the fonts on MTC software. Added some ribbon to the top and stapled some elastic string to the inside before putting the ribbon at the bottom. Super easy to make and it turned out really nice.

This is her birthday cake I made....I am no Betty Crocker lol but I do try :) And if you have not made one of these cupcake cakes....its soooo easy!!!! I used the Giant Cupcake Tin by Wilton. Took 2 cake mixes though...but its a pretty big cake!

Emma blowing out the candle :)

This is the Tutu I made Emma, it was part of her birthday gift. She had told me she didnt like the ballerina ones and wanted a more fairy type tutu. This is a No-Sew tutu you can find directions on youtube on how to make it. This one took about 3 hours to make but only because I used longer strips and then sewed some bells to some of the tulle fabric so it would jingle :). Super easy and super fun!!

And last but not least ...these are the treat bags that I made for her class. Since they had got out of school the day before her birthday and were not going to be in until after Valentines Day, I sort of combined her birthday and Valentines Day together.
I used A Childs Year cartridge to make the boy /girl images. The size for them was 3inches.
I also used a nestability and folded it in half for the top of the cello bags. And the sentiment is from Whiff of Joys summer collection from last year I think it is.

Thanks for looking:)