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 this...in 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 this...so 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:)
Cheryl



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