5 September 2008
Piccies will be posted soon.
22 August 2008
19 August 2008
To get the update open Design Studio software, click on 'Help' and 'Check for Updates' or click on the link http://www.cricut.com/cds/update.aspx. I usually download and save the file to a location where I can then go and double click it to install. You will need to deinstall your existing version of Design Studio before you do the install (go through the Start button, All Programs, find your Design Studio icon and hit Deinstall Design Studio).
BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC MEDAL TALLY
2008: 32 medals (15 gold, 9 silver, 8 bronze) - as at 1300 BST on 19 August
2004: 30 medals (9 gold, 9 silver, 12 bronze)
2000: 28 medals (11 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze)
1996: 15 medals (1 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze)
1920: 42 medals (14 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze)
We're sure doing well at cycling and sailing!! Just shows what lottery funding can achieve.
Its also just worth saying, what a complete hero is Michael Phelps. He really is superhuman. In fact half man half fish. Well done to him, his name has gone down in history!
17 August 2008
16 August 2008
I treated myself to this for my Pandora bracelet today with my birthday money
Off to a party at Bridgies now. Night night god bless.
14 August 2008
So unable to make the payment and, already late leaving for an important business meeting 5 hours from home, proceeded to a v v quick pitstop visit to the local branch of the bank in question. So he parks up in the pub car park opposite (which was closed) and legged it across the road to the branch to pay the money in.
The local sad *@&!£"^ (expletives deleted) car clamper, who obviously managed to tear himself away from his Take a Break magazine/picking his nose/listening to the air traffic controllers at Manchester Airport on his CB, had obviously spotted DH exiting the car park at speed. This (expletive deleted) must have moved faster than he ever had done is his life before and had DHs car clamped in the blink of an eye. Obviously proud of himself he then waited for DH to return within five minutes and demanded £90 to release him.
Take this as a warning all ye who endeavour to go about their innocent daily business in our home town, Dick Turpin is alive and kicking.
Actually highway blinkin robbery doesn't even begin to cover it.
10 August 2008
I had fun with Jones Tones Shiny Clear glitter and Glossy Accents on most! Seems mad doing Christmas cards in the August sunshine (which we had today!) but a papercrafters work is never done. Ha!
Cheerio til later x
9 August 2008
Over and out.
We're having a bit of a do tonight to celebrate our birthday week so there's half a hundred weight of chilli festering on the cooker, two pizzas the size of dustbin lids, and enough garlic bread to feed a delegation of vampire hunters!
I saw a little bit of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics yesterday. What a masterpiece it was, surely the best so far. Wish I had the time to watch the whole thing and regretting now not recording it. We'll probably come back with a pathetic number of medals but it won't stop us from wholeheartedly supporting our boys and girls out there! Come on Great Britain!!!! whoooohooooo!!
Roger and out x
8 August 2008
Going out now on a girly cocktail evening - sounds dangerous!
4 August 2008
3 August 2008
Cheerio for now
27 July 2008
22 July 2008
21 July 2008
If anybody reading has piccies of workspace organisation ideas please mail me. Am trying to plan a new space and in need of help!
Roger and out for tonight
19 July 2008
I was up until after midnight last night putting together these.....
I called it a day around 1am hence I took Snow White and the Six Dwarfs with me as samples today, just Dopey still to do.
These were all cut on the CREATE using the PORTRAIT and FIT TO PAGE FEATURE to get the largest cut possible on a 6x12 mat and they all appear on the HAPPILY EVER AFTER cartridge which features characters from CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, MULAN and AURORA (can someone tell me who Aurora is??)
Now then where's Dopey? Oh yes he's just washing up in the kitchen.
16 July 2008
and some of these to go inside ...
Just in case you were wondering why you can't find much on the 'net about the new Cricut Create, Provocraft have launched it in the UK first. How about that. We got it first!!
Preparing some projects and samples for weekend demos so not much posting tonight.
13 July 2008
For those that haven't already come across the Cricut machine, its a stand-alone (that is you don't need a computer), cartridge-based, personal electronic cutting system.
This new baby gives the functionality that its fantastic big brother, the Expression, gives (Rotate/Portrait, Fit to page, Auto Fill, Flip and Centre Point) but in the compact version of the original machine and with the ability to cut from 1/4" to 11 1/2" in quarter inch increments - that's a massive, mega, mind blowing 46 different sizes!! And when connected to Design Studio Software with three Jukeboxes stacked each atop the other (linking 18 cartridges directly to the machine) you really are in papercrafters, scrapbookers heaven! I mean how much excitement can one girl handle! Oh and thats before we even start talking about the pens - now rather than just cutting shapes you can draw too!! and draw and then cut! Fwwwworrr!
Just going for a bit of a lie down.
And for Judith with whom I spent ages trying to work out how to draw a shadow around a shape - the answer is Design Studio! Don't know why it didn't come to me straight away! Of course with Design Studio you can nest for instance, one shape inside another (or as many as you want), place them exactly where you want them on visual mat, swap the blade for the pen in the machine and hey ho, you're away!
Thanks to Trish, Geraldine and the staff at Embsay who looked after me wonderfully and who make the best egg and cress butties! And to my new friend who wanted to come home with me after trying to jump into my car in the car park.....
Tara for now.
10 July 2008
9 July 2008
this lovely little dickiebird is only my third charm, and joins Spot my ickle doggie
And for those that haven't seen it yet ... the Cricut Create and Jukebox. ... come and see this baby in action soon.
Sweet dreams x
8 July 2008
Night night, god bless x
7 July 2008
6 July 2008
Oooh and if you were watching the BBC coverage did you see the players reciting the Rudyard Kipling poem "If"? My English stiff upper lip quivered and trembled, my eyes filled with tears and my mascara ran down my face. It was so moving. If I remember rightly its the nations favourite poem and no wonder. Its always been one of my favourites, I learnt it by heart a while ago but hearing the players saying it really got me. Am I a big girls blouse, wussy, softy or what?
You judge here's the link
Here's more of that gorgeous Karen Burniston mini book that I gave you a sneak peek of ...
Now where is my make-up remover ....
(Oh and for those wondering why Gary needs make up remover in the piccies - this is his New Years Eve fancy dress version of Alice Cooper)