Monday, January 31, 2011

Gave it a Bash

I bought Cricut cartridge 'Birthday Bash' quite a while ago but it seems I'm only just getting around to playing with it!  Check out the Birthday Bash cartridge here.

I needed to make a princess type card for a friends daughter and then I got carried away and made a couple more cards too.  I'm not really a card-making gal, but I've had a huge amount of fun making three kids cards tonight. 

I used cardstock to make the cards (usually I use patterned paper), and also the Cuttlebug with only a few extra items (rhinestones and googley eyes).

Front of cards

Inside of cards

The phrases in the each of cards say;
'A little bird told me...'
'Hip, hippo hooray'
'Royal wishes'

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January newsletter

Check out the Better Scrapbooking January Newsletter.  There are articles, classes, ideas using the January ScrapPack and the 2011 Desgin Team.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1 2 3 JUMP!

This weeks entry for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - to use a Cricut cartridge that you haven't used for a while...  This layout mostly uses George & Basic shapes but also Opposites Attract and Mini Monograms.  All oldies but goodies!

This layout ONLY uses Cricut cuts, no additional embellishments were used.

Layout of me in my youth jumping out of a plane - SUCH fun!  I used the vibrant colours of the Cherry Arte paper as inspiration to make my embellishments and used black and white cardstock for the title and word phrase so they would 'pop' off the page.

Recipe Book

I made this recipe book for the January Class-in-a-kit from Better Scrapbooking.  Its a free-standing recipe book that was fun to make.  You can buy the kit with step-by-step instructions, photos and all the supplies required to make this recipe book at the Better Scrapbooking shop.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Summer Holiday layout

Here's my entry for the Better Scrapbooking layout challenge - 'Summer Holidays'.  Photos are from a while back but still, summer holidays are all about swimming!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making cupcakes?

My son went through a stage of making (strange) cupcakes out of a sofa cushion, a blanket and his sisters bike.  It was such a crazy, imaginative thing that I wanted to tell the story. 

I made the cupcake from the 'Celebrations' cartridge and the font was 'Hello Kitty Font'.  I used Junkitz freebie paper from Scrapbook Inspirations magazine and focussed on the bright (clashing) colours from Lachie's 'cupcake'.  I used circles as a continuing theme through the layout as an embellishment spot and also for journalling.  Small circles were punched around each feature circle and co-ordinating colours were placed behind each hole.

This layout is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - 'Sweet Tooth' and Get your sketch on'.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January Challenges at Better Scrapbooking

Inspired by a song

This layout is of the kids giving their Dad presents on fathers Day.  The title was inspired by the song 'Something so strong' by NZ band Crowded House.

This is for the The Cuttlebug Spot challenge - 'Inspired by a song'.  I used the large dot embossing folder to match with the dotty paper.  It's a little hard to tell from the photo though.  I love using texture on a page and the Cuttlebug is perfect for a subtle patterned look.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A winter layout in Summer...

This weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is 'Winter Warmies' - adding some winter woolies (as we say in NZ) to a layout.  I find it very strange to be doing snowy winter layouts while its the height of summer here in NZ and I'm sitting here in shorts and a T-shirt!

I used Cricut cartridge 'Everyday paper Dolls' to cut out the hat and mittens (actually oven mitts!).  I added stitching to the mittens and for the hat I added ribbing and a minature pom-pom from cotton - very fiddly!


Pom-pom hat & mittens

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


My scrappy friends and I get together every friday night for a session of scrapping, eating chocolate and chatting.  We also have challenges every 3 weeks that we draw from a hat to keep us on our toes.  This weeks challenge was to use a purple and yellow colour scheme (yikes), plus incorporate a stamp somewhere on the layout too.

I used cardstock since I didn't have any suitable paper in my stash.  I used the Cutttlebug to spice the cardstock up though.  I wanted bright colours to suit the vibrant photo.  I think I went a bit mad with my new Kaisercraft stamp set... but it made for an interesting background.  Fun, but definitely a challenge!  Here's my take;

Purple, yellow and stamping challenge

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snowy delight

I have cut snowflakes from the Accent Essentials cartridge and placed them in some plastic packaging.  Some of the snowflakes had Kindyglitz added to them.  I sealed them in with some cardstock that had been embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Snowball Fight

Close-up of shaker box

Snowy theme for Made by Momo, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge and Cooking with Cricut

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Anyone for icecream?

We had an icecream party for my daughter's second birthday and I made some very easy invites.   I used Cricut cartridge 'Indie Art' to cut the cone and lots of scoops, Cuttlebug for embossing the cone and some brads for sprinkles.

Front and back views of invite

Hmmm, which one shall I have?