Monday, December 28, 2009

Here is the purse bag I made today.....

This is my first effort so please be forgiving, particularly of the photos!!

I enjoyed making this bag and have altered it with different handles and also by using a magnetic closure.

I am quite happy with this pattern and it will make lovely gifts being the perfect size to hold a set of matching cards.

Purse projects.....

I love making various bags from the cricut machine. There are so many patterns, templates and ideas availalble. Tags, Bags, Boxes and more is one of my favourite carts to use.
The purse I have chosen today is compliments of two different artists one is from and is available with directions on is the link...
The other I believe is the original artist (Becky Roberts) at

The little purse I am making requires the cricut accent cartridge and is a very clever creation!!!

I will post the finished product later today.....stay tuned


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas.....

Hi Everyone, well Christmas has been and almost gone...

I have to apologise for not having posted for such a long New Years resolution is to be very regular on my posts and not to neglect this fantastic hobby!!!
There are so many new "toys" out there for us cricut lovers.....the Gypsy and so many cartridges and not to forget SCAL 2 and now "Make the Cut" which was my Christmas gift to myself....I could not resist!!!!

I hope you have all had a happy and safe year and look forward to lots of comments and sharing over 2010.

Locally I am planning to develop a "cricut users group", so if any of you read this and are interested please let me know. This would be established locally in the Maffra - Sale area and I am hoping can be run from Maffra Community House which is now located at the Maffra District Hospital site. Stay tuned!!!

I am very excited to have recieved three new carts over Christmas......Hello Kitty, Winter Wonderland and Everyday Paper Dolls. The latter will be so much fun...especially after seeing the kids all playing guitar hero etc...great guitarist on this cart and also for us nurses there is a gorgeous nurse!!! lol

Anyway, on a serious note, I will be back soon and hope to post regularly and with some new creations!!!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another one!

The first card above is a slide card which I used my favourite stamp set form Stampin Up for. I love this and I love their papers!
The green & white card is cut with the Wild Card cartridge, such fun!! I used an svg cut on SCAl to make the dahlia like flowers. (These were shared by a very generous person on the web)
And , yes...yet another shoe card!!

Hi out there to fellow cardmakers and paper fun lovers!!

Yet again I apologise for being very late with a new post....I cannot understand where the time has gone.

I have been busy creating although not nearly as productive lately as I would like!! Much of my time has been spent learning to use SCAL and Inkscape and fiddling with CDS which I love!

I have added a couple of cartridges to my collection and particularly enjoy Lyrical Letters and Graphically Speaking.

I will attach a couple of cards I have made lately although I did not have time to play too much with the camera today but you will get an idea!

I just LOVE the corset (sourced from a wonderfull sharing person on the web) and the shoes which were Dingbats!!! That is the beauty of Sure Cuts A Lot...I would not be without it now I have had a taste!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

The latest cards.....

I am finally back in touch with things!!...

Its been a very hectic year for us in lots of unexplainable ways.....just everyday life to some extent. My son has had some surgery this week and is doing fine now. In fact more than fine he has had very little discomfort.

On a negative note...
This morning we discovered someone had broken into our 4WD by breaking the drivers window. They searched everywhere and did not find anything of value so then proceeded to damage the vehicle by breaking the blinker lever and the gear stick.

Anyway my major excitement for the week was to purchase SCAL....I have been mulling over this for a long time and now wonder why on earth I waited. I have already cut the most gorgeous dragon fly and also fern leaves. The possibiliites are now truly endless.

Above are some cards I have finished off today.
I am heading off to card making tonight which is a local group of us who meet monthly and really enjoy each others company. We also come away with some finished cards and wonderfull new inspiration and ideas.
Talk soon

Friday, May 1, 2009

Its been too long...

It has been far too long since I have postedm however like all of us the activities of our home life and working life fill the 24 hours a day very well!
We have had a family wedding, holidays, study deadlines and all sorts of things. However I can see a calmer time ahead for a while now.
I look forward to posting some new cardsa nd projects very soon.
I am currently working on a poster for International Nurses Day which represents the staff at my workplace and the services we provide at our local hospital. I hope I can do them justice!!

Best wishes

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My current favourite...

This is from the Wild card Cart....just loving it!!
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CDS and two floral cards...

Hi Everyone, well here are two more cards. I am going to make a set of these and a box or folder to hold them.
I am enjoying making some simple card edges with DS. It is good practice to familiarise and gain confidence with the program. Learning more all the time.
There is lots of support on messageboard with very caring sharing people who help out lots and whose blogs are well worth subscribing to.
In fact today I have spent more time cruising the MB and related blogs than doing anything else!!
Lots of fun.

Enjoy the cut file.

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The scroll border cutfile...

CDS scroll border......

Here is a littel card I made. The border is the scroll from Joys of The Season. I used the hide contour feature to eliminate the bells and circels that were not required. I am happy to share the cutfile.

I will post it shortly.

Thanks for viewing my blog and I hope you have enjoyed it.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Improving my photos...

Here is a better photo of the cupcake card. I am having trouble with my basic photography skills...perhaps that is the next course I need to do!
I also had a lot of trouble finding greenery in the garden. It is so dry.

Monday, March 2, 2009

As promised plate stand & ricrac cutfiles

Cupcake calories...

I really enjoyed making this card. It was very fiddly especially creating the very tiny ricrac cut that is on the plate stand. It is so very fine. I did not have a brighter ribbon for the side of the card but might replace in with my next shop!
The scallop circles are nestibilities. I stamped the pink background on the white circle and then put it through the cuttlebug do folder. I just love my bugs!
The card is 6" square. The cupcakes are only about 1" so were quite fiddly as well. I bought a pack of paper designed for the splice which I do not own but the shimmer paper pack is just gorgeous. It also cuts very well on the cricut despite the texture and added shimmer.
I do not have a plate stand on amy of my 25 cricut carts so made this one on DS.
I will post the cutfile for this and also for the ric rac.
I am on holidays for another 10 days and can just play to my hearts content. Trouble is I simply don't know where to start!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A nautical card...

I needed to make some masculine cards. These could be for any occasion really...

I just love this stamping up set and I also am enjoying becoming familiar with Graphically Speaking..a very usefull cricut cart. The compass is cut in two differnet sizes and colours and simply placed one on top of hte other. There are so many possibilities with this cart. I need so many more hours in my days!...and I know I am not alone in that!!!
Catch up soon and TFL

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thankyou card...

I have enjoyed fiddling and making this card today. Now I have four ready to send for our swap and I just need to stamp some images to send as well! It looked unfinished until I used the leaf stamp and versamark. The photo is a bit glary

Not sure what is happening in this area today but the fire siren has just gone for about the 5th or 6th time today.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here are both card boxes completed...

Matching card box and cards

We have had such a lovely relaxing weekend. Caught up with some friends who we dont see too often and did so much laughing and reminiscing!!
In between I spent time on GIna K's Stamptv and was influenced by one of her video tutorials to make these cards. Thank you Gina so much and immense congratualtions on your fabulous new website. It is FANTASTIC. For those who have not yet come across this website pelase see the link in the post below.

Above are the photos of what I have made....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here are the cutfiles...

Please acknowledge these by commenting in my blog.

The first is the fancy edge borders

The second is the purple card in teh post below with the framed insert "Thanks So Much". I love this one it is so simple and so versatile. I know I will use it a lot.

A cupcake with a difference....

This card has amused me for quite a while this afternoon. I actually did some sewing on it!

Now I was a bigtime sewer at one stage and just love machine embroidery but papercraft has taken over.

The photo of this card may not do it justice.

The card is from Wild Card cartridge which I am just loving. I covered the background with stitched rows of white lace adn then added a border of white ricrac, all this because I could not decide on what to do in the background.

The cuttlebug came in very handy. I used the swiss dots for the icing on the cupcake and the stripes for the cupcake base. Then the hearts from walk in my garden and used stamping up shimmer on these and the candle and also on the butterflies.

The butterflies are my favourite from spellbinders nestabilities and these work very well in the cuttlebug if you have the correct sandwhich recipe.

The card is large about 9 inches high and 6 inches wide. It is definitely a scrappy statement!
Hope you like it....obviously it tickles my fancy!!

Its been such a lovely relaxing day at home and playing with the CDS....

Here are some of the cards I have made lately. Some are made with CDS, others just cricut and others are from our stamping up class.
I will put the cutfile on my blog for the lacework on the edge of the vase of roses card. I like it but eventually will recreate it slightly finer. Please add a comment to my blog if you download any of my cutfiles.
The last card is a cutfile which I have previously posted on my blog. I am just playing around with it and making a set of these as they are my favourites at present.
Thank you for all the comments recieved, I enjoy sharing what I do in the little free time I have at present.
Best wishes to you all!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

another cutfile....

Here is the second file. Please post feedback and also don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Remember these are amongst my first cutfiles so I am a novice!!

Please comment on blog if accessing cutfiles...

Two new cards with cutfiles...

I have had a wonderfull play with myc ricut expression this weekend. I have been wanting to become more familiar with designing on CDS. Thanks to Diane at Capapedia Designs and her fabulous tutorials and support I have managed to make a start!!
The above card is all from Walk in My Garden.
It is a cut file. This includes the base design. I then on the second page added the individual items at the same size as on the base. This means I am able to cut the seperate parts out of other colours and now I have a lovely collection and will play and make more of these cards. It is about 5 3/4 inches high.
It may not be colourfull enough for some tastes but I love the overall look.

This card is also from Walk in My Garden and I think the writing is George.
Again the base is one piece a cut file and I have added a separate page with individual pieces and a couple of others sizes of the flowers to build them.
I like this one very much and it is so simple but I feel effective.

I cannot tell you all how pleased I am to have mastered the CDS to this level. I cannot get enough of it!!
I am happy to share the cutfiles for these two vases of flowers. Just please leave a comment.

Unfortunately for me my two Units of study for my Masters will arrive very shortly and full item work plus study and family leaves little time for such pleasures as my papercraft.
However to succeed I am a pretty good time manager and make sure I will have a little playtime.

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and homes over the past few days with these horrid fires.
We woke up this morning to ash and filth outside and did not complain at all because its nothing compared to the sorrow and suffering of so many. Out thoughts are with you all and the wonderfull firefighters who put themselves at risk for others.
I believe the death toll in Victoira at present time is 65 and others remain criticial or unaccoutned for. It is truly horrific.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The brown purse....

I made this one recently and really enjoyed the process. It is made from the brown paper from the Vintage Collection, Color Core Cardstock.

I used the cuttelbug small zigzag border to make the faux stitching embossing. Then I used my stamping up pen to colour in the depressions to make it more pronounced.

Needless to say the brown was not a favourite for the kids but it is one of my favourites. I also like the added feature of the cricut leaves.

Here are the childresn purses & the ones I made for them


Yet again its been longer than I had planned before posting!! We have been a very busy family with lots of visits to my folks at Seaspray.
It was absolutely fabulous as 7 of my young nieces and nephews all lined up to make paper purses with me.....whew I have a brand new respect for primary school teachers!!
They were all so excited. It started as I made one fore ach of the girls and filled them with goodies, like lip gloss, soaps etc and the boys all wanted one!!! LOL!!
So luckily I had my usual boxes of supplies in the boot and off we went.
Well we didn't finish until about 10pm as they all were leaving the following day.

I am uploading photos of their efforts.

Needless to say my brother, sister and their partners were delighted by the child minding service!!!

I loved every minute and the gorgeous thankyou cards they gave to me to display in my office at work.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's been longer that I had planned before writing again. it is so busy this month with school holidays , family visiting, work continuing and wanting to do some papercraft!!
I have been having a lovely time with my Bind It All but most unfortunately I actually broke it!! The handle has come adrift inside the machine. As I purchased it overseas it is not worth my while sending it back for repai so am waiting for the new model replacement.
That will be fun!!
The card above is the final one for my Assue swap. The criteria was to use the cricut machine somehow in the card and the theme is either Valentines Day or Mothers Day. I feel this card could be either.
The colours are definitley not my usual choice but I relaly enjoyed them and also playing with the Coredinations cardstock.
Wishing you all well in January....Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Some cards I made for a swap....

I had some time to myself this afternoon which I didn't think would happen so it has been lovely and relaxing. I am participating for the first time in a card swap through the message board. This one is especially for us Aussies out there which makes postage etc a little easier. Anyway the theme for January is Mothers Day or Valentines day. So far these are what I have made.....
Sorry about the double copy of the last one...I could not figure out how to take one am not so experienced at this blogging business!!
Each card needs to feature something cricut on it. The first card was cut with a cricut cutfile for the scalloped edge (thankyou to the sharer of this file through; the second features the flower and squares which highlight the cuttlebug painted and embossed writing and the final one features the writing and frame.
Lots of fun.
I also enjoyed applying the ink to the cuttlebug folder prior to useing it. You will need to click on the photo and enlarge it to see this detail.
Thanks for looking. best wishes Robyn

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just quick post today.....

We have had a very sad week with the loss of a good friend in a road accident. So needless to say my priority has been with my husband during this time as it was a mate who he grew up with. They share a love of motorbikes and unfortunately that is how it happened.
I will be back later next week with some more posts.
Meanwhile thanks for dropping in and sharing my interest in papercraft.
Safe keeping to you all

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bags galore...

Well I have to start with a tale of two kittens. They went missing today and my son and I looked everywhere...we finally found them asleep together on a dining chair hidden by the tablecloth!!
I have made about 6 purses today, can't you all tell I just love this pattern. Kitty and scorpal..thankyou again!! I have posted the link in my initial thread on this topic. I like the green one as I had fun making the floral border with CDS and found the new features so helpfull.

I was never keen on these papers but must admit they came up well for this purpose...

This is definitely everyones favourite...(In my house anyway)...The silver loooks stunning. Sorry my photo is not fabulous.

The black and white is also effective and another border made from cricut DS added finishing touch. I just need to purchase some more balck flowers to finish off the one on the right.
These will be used for gifts etc...its great to have a stash in the cupboard and be prepared!!
Happy days to all and thanks for looking in!!