Friday, 2 December 2011
Sunday, 30 October 2011
What a lovely Surprise.
Making cards and gifts from their crafty goodies is always a pleasure and I still believe that it’s impossible to make a lovely card or project from one of their impressive card kits. They do produce the most gorgeous kits, these are always excellent quality & value but above all everything coordinates which make them a great buy for new crafters. And for the seasoned crafter, the sky is the limit.
My new HunkyDory Magazine arrived on Friday and I had a lovely surprise. Last month I sent in one of my cards for their competition, as I turned the pages I was amazed to find my card had a place on the winners page. It’ seems my luck has taken a definite turn for the better. I am incredibly proud, I can’t wait to have my prize delivered, how exciting.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
This bit is about my Cricut Machine and how I came about buying one. Cricut is a range of cutting machines made by ProvoCraft. It’s cartridge based and will cut any shape, character or font that is on the cartridge being used.
At first I was dead against getting a Cricut machine, for a variety of reasons. I felt that the cartridge based system was far to restricting, that the cartridges were very expensive and didn’t have a lot of content. Luckily I happened to see a Cricut show with Melanie Heaton, who in the space of an hour dispelled all of these worries so I decided to try the Cricut Create. The Create is one of the smaller Cricut Machines. It’s a brilliant machine, as soon as it was out of the box, I was hooked. It’s incredibly easy to set up, so I was choosing and cutting allsorts within an hour of it arriving.
Rather than going into all the technical stuff you can follow this link for the Cricut Create.
I thought the Create was big enough for what I wanted, but within a week my mind was doing overtime thinking about what else I could do with it so I upgraded to the Expression 2, it comes with a 12x12 inch mat but you can also get a 12x24 inch mat giving you even more scope.
I could never thank Melanie enough, her advice, explanations and demos have made a lot of people extremely happy. I think it’s fantastic to know that you can trust someone to tell you what’s what. Without her knowledge and enthusiasm I would have let this excellent machine pass me by. I could kick myself for not getting a Cricut in the first place.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Since retiring from work a couple of years ago because of illness, I thought I’d go mad, but by chance and a lot of luck. I found The Create & Craft TV Station. That was the beginning of a wonderful journey of discovery. Every day I learn something new. It’s funny, but until finding Create & Craft I wouldn’t have described any of my projects as Crafts, just great fun.
A few years ago a friend introduced me to Cross Stitch, I’ve really enjoyed it, I have an on-going project (a portrait of my Nan, it’s fairly large piece so it’s a work in progress, so to speak. The picture is of the section I am working on at the moment.
Saturday, 15 October 2011
It seems I should now start a blog, for months people keep nagging and I really don’t want to be left behind. I’m still sure that no body will have the slightest interest in what I do as my life isn’t at all exciting or dangerous. It might be funny as the older I get the more Victor Meldrew moments I seem to have.