Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christmas Sleigh

Today was a very productive day as I updated my blog, organized my craftroom (a little bit), did laundry, bought a new Cricut catridge and made a card!

I bought the Pretty Pennants cartridge.  It's not an extensive cartridge but many of my creations have some form of a pennant so I thought it would be nice to add to my collection as I often cut that shape by hand and I'm not always pleased with the final look. 

Before I could design this latest creation, I needed to update my Gypsy and then my Cricut Expression.  I won't get into all of the details but suffice it to say that it did take 2 hours.  Sigh!  In case you don't know, the Gypsy is a handheld device that allows you to work with the images of the various cartridges that you own, scale them to the size that you want and then cut them on your Cricut machine.  It is simple for me and I just love working with it!

So here is my Christmas card.

Papers:  Simple Stories
Cricut: Winter Woodland (sleigh, santa's hat), Elegant Edges (frames)
Pretty Pennants (snowflake pennant)
Spellbinders for scalloped circle frames
Fiskars corner punch
Ribbon - beige silk, brown grosgrain, green checkered
Green ribbon criss-crossed in frame
Small gems and pearl

I've been following the Deconstructed Jen for some time now but never took the time to participate in their weekly sketches as I'm often a week or too behind. Happy I could this time and here is the wonderful sketch DS74 that gave me my inspiration!

Deconstructed Sketch No. 74

Thanks for dropping by!  Please leave me a comment about my card or the redesigned look!

Back to cardmaking!

I know I've been remiss in keeping my blog current however I changed careers over the summer and was busy with work and getting my certifications.  So all that is behind me now and I've been able to enjoy my little corner.  If you look under the "Craftroom" tab you'll see that my actual workspace is 11' x 3'.  Small but highly functional!

Here's a birthday card that I made for one of my daughter's friends. 

Papers - Authentique
Happy Birthday - Cricut Paper Lace 2
Crimper for rust border
Buttons from my MIL's stash (probably 50 years old)
And with Christmas a mere 9 weeks away, here is one of the latest Christmas cards that I made:
Papers - Recollections
Cricut - snowflakes, tag and words
MS branch punch
Embossed red tag with snowflake folder
Ribbon and brad
And lastly, to provide some inspiration for my American friends that are thinking about Thanksgiving, here is a place card that I made for a dinner party. 
Papers - unsure
Cricut for the green frame and leaves
Button from MIL's stash
Fiskars Corner Punch


Hope you're enjoying your weekend and I will be back more regularly now!