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)