Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Purple Princess

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is having a 'Sparkle & Bling' theme this week and I immediately thought of this layout.  My Purple Princess Party layout is all about the Sparkle & Bling!

I used Cricut cartridge 'Ornamental Iron' to cut the door and windows and then I added bling.  The crown invitation was made using 'Indie Art'.  The photos were arranged to look like a castle and the windows were used for journaling.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Have just been to a fabulous scrapbooking retreat at Eltham Presbyterian Camp with some wonderful ladies. 

Check out our magnificent efforts - 74 layouts!!!!!  Even more impressive than out last Scrapbooking retreat

The wall

Lesley, Carolyn, Me, Rhiannon, Karen, Vicki

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ribbons & Buttons

Here is my challenge for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge this week - Ribbons & Buttons. 

Here I've used two kinds of ribbon and two heart shaped buttons.  I threaded the ribbon through the button holes and tied the ribbons on top of the buttons.

The title is from Cricut cartridge 'Once upon a Princess'.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dinosaur party

My son wanted a dinosaur party for his 6th birthday - Sixosaurus!

Here's the layout I did for it including the invitation (Dinosaur skeleton) which can be pulled out from its pocket (along with some more journaling).

I used Cricut cartridge Dinosaur Tracks for the skeleton and rocks.

Check out some other Cricut creations from Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Friday, November 1, 2013

Grid stencils

I am loving my Grid Stencil that I bought at SENZ this year.  I find it great for doing layouts where I have no plan what to do with my photos and when I want to use lots of photos.  Of course I'm a big fan of block type layouts anyway, so its all good!

Check out what I've done so far...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

First day of school

My 'wee' girls' first day of school last month.  Very exciting for everybody!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy birthday Justin!

Happy birthday to my babe! 

As always, trying to use up my washi and twine stash...

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Happy birthday to Melody turning 5 today! 

I made this card using balloons from Cricut cartridge 'Celebrations' and the phrase from 'Create a Critter'.  A bit of twine and washi tape and all done!

Inside of card

Monday, August 26, 2013


Here's a layout of us Camping at Easter at the beautiful Blue Lake in Rotorua.  Looking forward to summer camping this Christmas!

Scene and trees cut using Cricut cartridge 'Campin' Critters' and font using 'Life's a Beach'.  Check out other camping layouts and cards at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Angry bird party

My 7 year-old wanted an Angry bird party - no surprises there....  I had such fun with doing the party!  Fairly simple stuff really and by adding some stickers to make cupcake toppers (and piggy apples!), I think it looked very Angry birdish.

The cake

The party food table

Piggy sandwiches (ham with cucumber snouts)

Cookies (bought from the Warehouse!)

Angry bird chocolate coins


Angry bird poo! (M&Ms)

Piggy apples

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Vicki!

Happy birthday to my bestie Vicki celebrating a special birthday today.

Here is her cocktail themed birthday card using Cricut cartridge 'Life's a Beach' and 'Nifty Fifties'.

Inside of card

Double layered chocolate mud cake with M&M's

Monday, July 29, 2013

Angry bird invitations

Not surprisingly, my soon-to-be 7 year-old son wants an Angry Bird Party this year. 

Unfortunately there are no Cricut cartridges with Angry birds on them!!!!!!!!, so I got out the Gypsy and made my own.  This is probably my first real attempt at making something myself on the Gypsy.

The beak is diamond shaped and folded in half so it opens.

The party is on Friday.  Looking forward to it!

Front of invite
Back side of invite

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Same same

Here are two layouts I've done recently, both using the same design template.  I don't know about you, but I can't always come up with new designs every time... And if you like a layout then why not???

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy 40th

Happy 40th to my dear friend Lesley!  Great weekend away to celebrate the big occasion too. 

And with all the washi tape I have bought recently, every project might just have to be 'washied'!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Davy!

Happy birthday to my brother-in-law David!

I made him this record album type card (since he's in to music and vinyl).  I made the vinyl sleeve using Cricut cartridge 'Tags, Bags & Boxes' and the actual record using 'Nifty Fifties'.

Outer sleeve/envelope

The record (writing on the back)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Little Lady

A birthday card for a little lady! Ladybird cut using Cricut cartridge 'Paisley' (I think!) and phrase from using 'Birthday Bash'.  Easy card to made and oh so cute.

I cut out two black ladybird shapes and lopped the head off one!  Layered the red on top of the headless ladybird and added brads so the wings could swing and reveal the words.

Check out other critters on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for their 'Cute as a Bug' challenge.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Little dancer

A layout of my 'Little dancer', just after her third birthday wearing her new ballet outfit.

Check out Fantabulous Cricut Challenge this week for their 'Frame It' challenge.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


A simple layout I did on Friday night.  Had a little bit of the Kaisercraft range left to do a Robot (or should I say, Robox) layout.  And a bit of hardware (eyelets, brads, metal letters, sewing snaps, staples and an arrow), to finish it off.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monster birthday

A monster card for a 7 year-old boy using Cricut cartridge 'Mini Monsters'.  Happy Birthday Jacob!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fairy Five

Happy Birthday MacKenzie!  A big 5 year-old now.  Hope the woodland birthday party was awesome!

Card made using Cricut cartridge 'Tinkerbell and friends".

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little mermaid

I used Cricut cartridge 'Once upon a Princess' to make this super cute mermaid for a special birthday girl, Senna (who has stunning red hair).

Inside of card

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Laser gun card

I made this laser gun for a 9 year-old boy who was having his party at Laser Strike - Happy Birthday Ashton! 

I used Cricut cartridge 'Boys will be Boys' for the cut and lettering.  I also used the good old Dymo labeller and silver sticky tape (which cuts well using the Cricut!).

Inside of card

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oh Baby

The baby cards I make are usually pink or blue, so I decided to use a different colour this time around! 

I used Cricut cartridge 'Baby steps' to make this duckling safety pin card.  Its hard to tell from the photo, but I embossed some transparency and attached it with twine for something a bit different.

Check out other baby cards on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

Inside of card