Monday, June 28, 2010

Cricut Workshop Layouts

Here are the seven layouts the girls made at the
recent Cricut Workshop held by



One of the girls actually managed to get all
seven layouts finished on the day.....




I have used the DCWV Garden Party stack.....




Double Mates cardstock for all the Cricut cuts,
except the paper ones of course.....




I cut the pony tail off of the wee girl in the above layout
to make this a boy layout.....



Very few extra embellishments added, one piece of ribbon,
a few little flowers, some Kindyglitz
and some 3D Kindyglitz.....




We had a great day, looking forward to the next one.....



That's all for now.....

Hugs

Jane xx






Monday, June 21, 2010

SOUS Sketch # 30

Hello everybody, I'm back to my scrapping
challenges following the excellent
Blog Hop we had recently with Scrappy Go Lucky
and the Workshop last Sunday for
(will post my layouts from that soon)

This is my take on the latest sketch over at SOUS.....



The sketch, from PageMaps.....




Yes, little Darling Granddaughter, Rebekah,
is the tiniest on the extreme right of the group photo....


Glad to be getting the photo's from her
Dance Display done with the sketch challenges....


Still using my kits from Lime Tart,
this is part of the September 09
(yes, September!!!) A La Tarte kit......



Papers are Rouge de Garance 'Adele' collection.....



With flowers by Prima, bling from Kaiser
and Bazzill cardstock.....


So proud of our beautiful tiny dancer.....
Hugs
Jane





Saturday, June 19, 2010

We have a WINNER

Thank you to everybody that dropped in during the Blog Hop and for all your lovely comments - we might do another one soon.....

Now, for the important news.....

Random.org was used to generate a winner for the set of 10 CRI-Kits gel pens from

- and the number chosen was



80
Lorianna
With this comment

love your layout, and for not being a card maker, your cards look FAB!!!!! Would love to try the pens if I was lucky enough to win a set. Hugs Lorianna

So, congratulations to Lorianna.........

e-mail me at ********** with your address and choice of pen set
and we will get these in the post to you asap - would love to see what you create with the pens....

Have fun

Hugs

Jane

Sunday, June 13, 2010

BLOG HOP - Day 7

Welcome to the Final Day of the Scrappy Go Lucky



Round the World with CRI-Kits Blog Hop....



Have you been gathering together the



clues form the DT blogs?.....







Does it make any sense yet?....







This final day is the turn of Mandy to post.....









When you have solved the anagram,



be sure to e-mail Mandy at










To be in with the chance to win the



four Cricut cartridges....









Full details at Scrappy Go Lucky.....














My final project for this week is using



the corner flourish I drew yesterday.....



However, playing around with the brown c/s



was proving too much of a challenge inbetween shifts.....
















So, I drew the design again,



onto black c/s and used this beautiful photo of



my Dad and I arriving at my wedding back in 2007



- I love this photo of us.....















A couple of pieces of paper by Making Memories



and some Kaiser bling.....



















Small flowers by Prima and the large



glittery one by LĂ­l Davis Designs (has been in my



stash for quite some time!!).....




The pen work flourish is just the finishing



touch to this simple design - I like it.....







So, there we have it.....







Remember to comment at this post to have your



name in the draw to win a set of the



CRI-Kits pens and holder, if needed.....







The draw will be 18th June.....






Don't forget to come back and check if



you're the winner, and to see



what else I have been up to.....







In the meantime, thank you for following



us along this fascinating journey



Round the World with CRI-Kits....







Hugs







Jane




Saturday, June 12, 2010

BLOG HOP - Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the Round the World







with CRI-Kits Blog Hop.....












We're nearly at the end of a great week.....











What a journey......












Have you managed to keep up with us all?......












Tereesa's Fish Bowl yesterday was totally amazing.....












Today is the turn of Enfys to post her project....












So, hop on over there to collect her clue,







and leave a comment.....











*****












Today I'm posting sneak peeks of the







Cricut Workshop







being held here in Perth,







Western Australia tomorrow (Sunday).....












So, if you just happen to be having a weekend







break in Perth (haha) or you actually live here,







contact Mandy and book your spot







- there are a couple of spaces left.....
















I've created 7 layouts for the workshop,







all using Cricut, no Gypsy or Design Studio.....












Now, that was a challenge.....LOL.....


















Here are some sneaks.....





































































Should be a fun day, with Cricut as the star....











The layouts will be posted at Scrappy Go Lucky






after the workshop if you can't make it on the day.....











And on this blog too.....








*****












Now, to today's project with the CRI-Kits gel pens.....












How's this for a corner embellishment.....







I have drawn the design straight onto a 12 x 12





sheet of cardstock....











Using the silver pen from the Metallics collection.....











On the reverse side of Double Mates Cardstock





Coffee Brown.....










The three flourishes are from the Serenade cartridge





and I have welded and flipped and turned





them on Gypsy,





to get them to where I want them to be.....












And, did you notice, no staccato effect






- see this post with reference to the staccato effect....










I may, or may not have the time to turn






this into a layout before tomorrow,






have to go to work!!!!......












Work makes no allowance for Blog Hop's






- shame really, I don't qualify for maternity leave






anymore, should introduce Blog leave,






my body is starting to flag under






all this blogging.....












I'll see what I can do.....











Remember to leave a comment at this post






to be in the running to win a set of the






CRI-Kits gel pens





- and to collect my clue for the Grand Prize






of FOUR Cricut cartridges






- Wall Decor & More, Cindy Lou,





Freshly Picked and Mini Monsters.....











See you tomorrow.....











Remember, it's Mandy's post





for the final day of the Blog Hop tomorrow.....











Hugs











Jane







While I'm here can I just shout out HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Dad in Scotland - Love you Dad, miss you - See you in October - can't wait.....













Friday, June 11, 2010

BLOG HOP - Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of our




Round The World with CRI-Kits Blog Hop









*****



Today brings the turn of Tereesa




to post her clue for the grand prize




and show us her project





Yesterdays layouts and card by Tracey were amazing





*****






My project with the CRI-Kits gel pens today is Disney.....







The pens are great for the facial features





of the characters, which, as you know,





can be a nightmare to cut, and to piece together.....






I have gone with Cinderella from the





Happily Ever After cartridge....







Here is the Cricut in action, again.....

















I love the detail captured by the pens




- this time the Black pen from the Metallic collection.....












I thought I would use the image for a



four year olds birthday card, however,



I think the background paper I went with is a



bit too old for a kiddie - too late.....











You can see from the Cricut photo,




I drew the whole character on the flesh coloured card,




however, when I layered the coloured pieces




onto the flesh card, it looked extremely odd....







These characters really need to be against




a black bacground....






So, I cut out the face and pieced it along with the rest.....






Needs a bit of fine tuning me thinks,




and her hands and fingers don't look right either.....






I will have to try this technique again,




however, you get the idea,




and her face does look stunning.....






I'm still wondering whether I should colour




her eyes and lips, like you would if she were stamped




- what do you think?





The number 4 is cut from the


Tie The Knot cartridge and layered with foam....

A wee bit of ribbon and a few pearls.....





*****





Remember to leave a comment at this post







to be in with a chance to win a set of




CRI-Kits gel pens (your choice which set)




and to collect my clue for the grand prize,




four cartridges from Cricut:-





Wall Decor & More





Cindy Lou





Freshly Picked





Mini Monsters





Remember also that each member of the DT



is giving away a set of CRI-Kits gel pens on her blog



- so quite a few chances to win....






Here's a list of the DT members,



don't want you to miss any of the clues -








Be careful, she may have more than one clue!!!




2 Me,



but you're already here LOL




3 Diane




4 Tracey









6 Enfys






Enfys will post tomorrow....





And, I will see you tomorrow....





Hugs





Jane

Thursday, June 10, 2010

BLOG HOP - Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of our



Round the World with CRI-Kits



Scrappy Go Lucky Blog Hop....





Are you managing to keep up with everybody.....





Diane's Boston Tea Party yesterday was fabulous....


And collecting all the clues....




Todays it's the turn of Tracey....



Hop on over to Tracey's, collect the next clue,


leave a comment,


and marvel at her gorgeous projects....




*****







My project today is another design from



the Summer In Paris cartridge, I love this cart,



should have been a full cartridge,



imagine the possibilities.....




Anyway....






Here's the Cricut in action again



- it's fascinating watching it draw these intricate designs -



using the white pen from the



Pastels CRI-Kits Gel Pens collection,



on Double Mates cardstock....















Sadly, my photographs of the finished project



do not show the design so well.....




My photography skills leave a lot to be desired....




Should have moved the card closer to the window....




I think I will take these photo's again......




However, the shots taken during the drawing phase,



show the detail and the whiteness of the



pen against the black.....






The 'Miss You' sentiment is cut from



the Sentimentals cartridge.....





A few of my favourite roses.....



The paper is Making Memories,



a wee scrap piece I found in my scrap draw,



love the sparkle, would have gone down a



treat with the Glitter pens - too late.....



So, there we go....




See you tomorrow.....




Remember to leave a comment on this post

to be counted in the draw for a set of the



CRI-Kits gel pens....





My clue is on that post too.....




Collecting the clues, and solving the



anagram at the end of this Blog Hop week



could win you four of the newest



cartridges from Cricut -




Wall Decor & More




Cindy Lou




Freshly Picked




Mini Monsters



Bye for now.....



Hugs



Jane



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

BLOG HOP - Day 3

Good Morning again from




Perth Western Australia.....





It is now Day 3 of our



Round the World with CRI-Kits Blog Hop.....






Today is the turn of
Diane at Capadia Designs


to post her clue....











So, check in at Capadia Designs,



collect your clue for the BIG prize,



leave a comment for her blog prize,



and check out her wonderful design.....










I have created another card (!!!)



using the CRI-Kits gel pens.....










Using one of the gorgeous designs from



the mini cartridge - Summer In Paris.....






The designs on this cart are just screaming



to be drawn with the pens.....







I have drawn the design at 4" using the



purple pen from the Metallic collection.....










'bon voyage' has been cut at 1.5" from the




Beyond Birthdays cartridge.....








*******





Below you can see two images I have



drawn with the Cricut.....




One with the Gypsy and one with the



Cricut alone.....




Before you scroll down,




can you guess which is which.....
















The one on the left is with the Gypsy!!!!!






Two things to notice here....






1 - the staccato effect the Gypsy image has.



The image from the Cricut alone is much smoother.....



I know which one I prefer.....





So, for those of you without a Gypsy,



no problem when it comes to the pens.....







I won't be drawing any images via the Gypsy again.....




2 - the image from the Gypsy is slightly off centre.....




Go back up to the full image drawings and


note towards the top of the balloon.....




Definitely not centered.....





Interesting.....





*****








(I must learn to do links)


to be in with a chance




of winning a set of the CRI-Kits pens on my blog.....




My clue is also at that post.....





And make sure you're collecting all the



clues from Mandy as well.....








Hugs




Jane

Monday, June 7, 2010

WIN with 'Round The World With CRI-Kits'

TUESDAY 8th JUNE 2010
0900


Welcome to day 2 of the Scrappy Go Lucky


'Round the World with CRI-Kits' Blog Hop....





Mandy has challenged us to come up with


something to do with our part of the world,


or a part of the world that is important to us....





Sadly, CRICUT have not allowed too much for


my parts of the world - Perth WA and Scotland,


I bought the Destinations cart and


was a wee bit disappointed.....




I read a wonderful suggestion on the Cricut


Message Board - for a cartridge for


each country/continent - I reckon they would go


down a treat - around the world.....





So, I have gone with the recent trip


hubby and I had to Hong Kong


- I LOVE Disney.....










Using Mickey and Friends cartridge


I have cut Mickey at 3".....









From Tinkerbell & Friends I cut Magical at 3"....




The border at the bottom with the basket


of apples is from Happily Ever After at 4".....




And the word Disney is from


Mickey and Friends at 3".....




The paper is Rouge de Garance 'Adele'


and Bazzill c/s.....





Now, to the wonderful CRI-Kits gel pens


- specially made for use in the Cricut.....





Here's one in action, the dark green pen


from the Reg & Neon set,


drawing bamboo from the Pagoda cartridge at 5.5".....






I thought I would stick with the orient


theme with the pens.....










A wee bit of green ribbon and a sentiment - voila.....










In action again, this time the red


metallic pen, drawing a vase of flowers


from the Pagoda cartridge.....

















This time I treated the drawing like a stamped image


and coloured it in, using Tombow


brush pens - no Copics here - you know


I'm not a card maker.





And a wee stamped image on the vase.





Beautiful Yuzen paper, wee bit of ribbon,


sentiment, done.....





Again in action (I could watch the Cricut draw all day,


so much more fun that just cutting!!!)





Using pastel pink from the Pastel

collection of pens


(sorry doesn't photograph too well).....





And the pastel blue, also from


the Pastels collection.....







Both Koi from the Pagoda cartridge.....




Sorry about the lighting, they are a


wee bit darker than the photo's show.....




More of the beautiful Yuzen papers,


flowers and sentiments.....







I have used Nestabilities for the


frames and sentiments.....














Wouldn't you just love to have a play


with these pens, including the holder,


if you need one,


well you can WIN a set of ten pens


(your choice which set)....




Here's how:-





Become a follower of this blog





Leave a comment on this post





Random.org will choose the winner on Friday 18th June





Too Easy.....




But, that's not all.....





Mandy is giving away the four


latest release cartridges from CRICUT





Wall Decor & More





Cindy Lou





Freshly Picked





Mini Monsters





You need to follow this international Blog Hop


and collect the clues - once you have


solved the anagram you need to


e-mail the answer to Mandy at











by Friday 18th June when the winner


will be drawn at random.....











Here is my clue.....










Mandy started the Blog Hop yesterday over at









So you need to start there and


follow us through this week.....





She has a short video of


the pens in action.....





Each DT team member is also giving away


a set of CRI-Kits gel pens of your choice,


including the holder, if you need one.....

So, you have a few chances to win at each blog.....





Here are the rest of the DT's blogs and their Blog Hop order:-





Wed 9th June - Diane, Capadia Designs






Thurs 10th June - Tracey, Trace Elementz







Fri 11th June - Tereesa, Up Late 2 Create







Sat 12th June - Enfys, Going Buggy






Sun 13th June - Mandy, Scrappy Go Lucky







So, there you have it.....





Good Luck everybody.....





Hugs





Jane