Friday, 29 April 2011

A right Royal Wedding!!!

Today I went to a Royal Wedding party at a work colleagues house. It was a great day. We had coffee when we arrived. We were given a couple of quizzes to complete, one about the wedding and one about famous lovers. We were instructed to take a hat, tray and pudding with us. We settled down to watch the wedding wearing our hats. Susan had linked her tv signal up to a projector and screen so it was like sitting in the cinema!! When the wedding was over we had a lovely lunch on our trays! We then all made a crown to wear for afternoon champagne and strawberries, even Susan's little dog got a crown to wear!! We checked the answers to our quizzes and I was surprised to have won the one about the royal wedding.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Cricut/Gypsy Baby easel card - New arrival cart

My 'Good Friday' day off. I decided to film a video for my blog. I have been very busy lately and have neglected my blog a bit. My friend Sheila wanted a video on how to make an easel card with the cricut so here it is.
We have 7 pregnancies on the staff at our school so I used New Arrival cart and my gypsy to make this baby card. This will also work in design studio the principles are the same. Most shapes are suitable for this project, so you choose which suits you best. I always use the shadow for the welded base card and make an extra single shape to put on the fold of the easel. I then use the normal shape and layers on top of that. I use the blackout shape for the bottom part of the easel. You need to trim where the fold is so it fits when folded.

Click on this link to see the video:- Cricut Baby easel card

Thursday, 14 April 2011

2 planes collide at JFK!! Mum and sister on plane!!

My Mum and sister were a day late coming home from their trip to New York. Their plane collided with another plane on the runway at JFK. Mum and Karen were on the Air France super jumbo. Here is the link to the news article.


Sorry I haven't been on for a while but I have been very busy. I am now a card designer for Cupcake crafting. I have done a project for them which will appear in next months Complete Cardmaking where Cupcake crafting have a few pages of projects. I have also been busy making samples for their new cds which will be appearing on a craft channel shortly. I have been using my gypsy and cricut quite a bit with these samples to try and make unusual shaped cards. Sorry I can't show you any just now as I need to wait until they have aired!! I also have 8 sets of stamps to make samples for too!! Will let you know where and when you can see the samples.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Craft Robo / Silhouette software

My friend Lilian received a Silhouette cutting machine from her husband for her birthday - lucky girl!! I have the craft robo which is virtually the same machine but I only have the basic software for it so can't do much on it. I emailed Graphtec yesterday and they replied today. I asked them if the Silhouette software would work on the robo! They said it would and sent a link to download the software. I have been playing this evening with welding words and printing them in pattern and with shadow. My only problem is I am getting a white trim around the side of the cut. I have tried calibrating my robo but must be doing something wrong as nothing is happening. If you have this machine and know how to calibrate please let me know.