Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cricut CTMH cartridges.......

Here is a link to an informative you tube video on the three art cartridges available through CTMH.

This explains the differences between each cartridge as well as the flexibility and creative options of each.

Pleas contact me for more information on using these cartridges and to order,


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Link to Ranger ink printable colour label sheets for most colour products.

I often search for this so have posted the direct link to share. It is so handy to help organise Tim's range and to keep track of what is missing in the collection!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Close To My Heart cricut artiste project.......file box and this file!!!

I love this cartridge and especially this particular cut. There are so many ways it can be used.
On this occasion I cut the boxes small and fitted 2 on the mat.
I used my Fabscrap paper supplies which I have had for some time. I feel they are perfect for this type of project. I was able to incorporate the Fabscrap tags as well.

I have several others half made. Am also busy making tags to put in the boxes as little gift sets.
As can be seen I embossed the paper with "Swiss dots" on the cuttlebug just to add a little more dimension.
 Remember this cartridge can be ordered on my CTMH store link.
Also by  purchasing this cartridge you would also qualify for the stamp of the month ($5) and an extra special stamp set this month as well!!


Baby card for Keatia.....

Here is a baby card I made for my nieces first baby - a gorgeous little girl called Keatia...

I am happy to share the craftroom file - needs CTMH artiste

Now its off to create some more.....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy... Pillow box...

An easy project that can be kept simple or more highly decorated....

This one is very simple......

Cut at 5.5 inches (I used last years Kaiser Christmas paper as I have quite a bit in my stash)

The snowflakes were cut at 2 inches (snowflake2 - shift under layer tab of Art philosophy)
The ribbon is from a favourite Martha Stewart punch.

I used clear glossy embossing powder to highlight the colour of the snowflake which was cut from cardstock.

This cut makes the ideal small gift for teachers and friends at Christmas.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Making rosettes.....

I have been practising making rosettes....nice and easy project especially when using Tim's hints for gluing them.
If you do not know - simply put a dob of hot glue on your work mat and form the rosette around it. Hold for a brief time until the glue dries. It will lift straight off the mat and be perfect!
 I made 42 in a very short time using Tim's dies.
I am now off to prepare a cut file with the ribbons and rosettes cricut die on craft room.
My nieces will love these for a Christmas craft.
Also great make and take with may options for using them.

Monday, September 9, 2013

cricut handbooks onto my ipad.......

Thanks to Sheila at
I have almost finished putting all my cricut cart handbooks onto my Ipad. This is so exciting as it means I can access them anywhere!
Thanks so much for the excellent video on how to do this!
Please visit this blog as it is amazing...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Proud Mum - cannot help myself.....

Here is my lovely daughter Becky who manages the Sanity store in Bay City Plaza at Geelong. They were nominated and won the monthly retailer of the month award this week.
Huge congratulations to the Bay City Sanity staff for a wonderful achievement!!
 Be proud!

Our weekend in Melbourne & Paperific.......

What a wonderful time we had - Leanne and I packed our bags for an intended two night stay but within 24 hours realised it was just not enough so extended by a further night.
We cannot recommend Quest apartments Flemington highly enough. It is quiet and peaceful and we always have a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment so ensure plenty of comfort, sleep and choice etc.

Above is only a very small part of our set up, every surface was taken up! 


Above and below are some of the makes on display in booths - we did not take many shots. 

We took our car loaded with  play things for our down time and did plenty of cricuting, cuttlebugging, making, dreaming, planning and oh the odd Baileys and Moscato!!

A fridge full of healthy snacks and we were well catered for!

We budgeted - for some significant shopping and made some great purchases

As per the last few years we met some amazing people, both store holders, demonstrators and simply by introducing ourselves to others attendees.

The CTMH stall looked amazing and there was a very friendly group of girls there on Sunday. We did the make and take and also learned a few things to help with starting off as a consultant. I cannot wait for my kit to arrive - I think I have said that about 20 times now!!!

We took a few snaps but not too many - too busy doing make and takes and watching demo's!

Below was our favourite make and take. It was from Art stamps and the tags were beautiful.
Glenice, the demonstrator was so friendly and we caught up with her on each of our FOUR trips to the show.....YES we went four times...on a three days pass!

The plain tags were a great buy but of course us cricuteers can do wonders with CTMH cartridges and that is of course what I am doing today!!

Going home (and packing everything) was the hardest part. We met Leanne's hubby at Morwell and this is just her share of the luggage. Then I headed back to Maffra - all the way thinking about what to make first etc....

Anyway this morning its back to reality however we have a  night out planned for tomorrow with a group of lovely ladies who we are meeting to scrap with. I plan to make more tags and also the cute file box from CTMH cricut artise - page 47 - with some cards to fit.

Chat soon,

I welcome emails and comments - happy to share information and to assist with any queries eg cricut/cuttlebug, Ebosser related.