Friday, April 24, 2009

ANZAC svg files

This weekend will be spent remembering those who have given their lives and those who have given their loved ones for our freedom. I have taken Emily to ANZAC marches each year of her life and tomorrow will be no different. We will head off for the 8:30am march in Albury with both girls. I look forward to being organised enough to start taking the girls to the dawn service each year too. To commemorate the ANZACs I have made some ANZAC svg files. I haven't done a scrapbooking layout of our yearly pilgrimmage to the march and I really should as it is part of our history and part of the girls' story and therefore belongs in their album. If you would like these files please leave me a comment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mumma Bushka again

I had another glorious day of scrapping, oh how I wish that were true! LOL! After taking my daughters to swimming lessons, dropping them at daycare and cleaning half the house I squeezed in another hour or so of scrapping. The truth doesn't sound nearly so exciting does it. Anyway, I finished the second page of the layout I uploaded yesterday. It uses the Kaisercraft Mumma Bushka range.

The title was cut with my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot. I would love to tell you which font it was, I'd love to remember which font it was as I am really happy with how it turned out. I have tried searching but I have over a thousand fonts that cut well and it could be any one of the scripty ones. The great thing about SCAL is you are never tied to a few cartridges or dies.

I still have to cut a title for the Fun Fair layout. Things move slowly here!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kaisercraft Mumma Bushka

I had a chance to scrap today and it was great to do exactly what I wanted. I love the March Kaisercraft papers and have been using them a bit lately.

This is one of the two lay outs I completed using the Mumma Bushka range. It is part of a two page layout but the second page still needs a title on it. Perhaps it will be ready for uploading tomorrow. I am also working on a layout using the Kaisercraft Fun Fair range but it is a complete rip off of one of their Design Team layouts - it is so gorgeous I couldn't resist. Again may upload tomorrow.

I also used the ink resist technique to complete a layout for a friend. I won't upload it here as she hasn't seen it yet but here are a couple of others I did using Heidi Swapp Invisibles and Heart Mega Masks.

Friday, April 17, 2009


As you will see from my blog I spend a lot of time using SCAL, in fact it would probably be a challenge for me to make a scrapbooking layout, card or OTP item without SCAL these days. If you are interested in purchasing SCAL email me. I can give you tutoring in setting up your SCAL and also get you downloading fonts and images in no time. I use Inkscape extensively and therefore assistance is altering and designing images comes as part of the SCAL package when you purchase from me. SCAL is so popular at the moment with copies flying out the door each week. It is the best decision you will make if you want to use your Cricut machine to its fullest potential.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spinner card fun

It is school holidays and that means some time for me! Yes you read right, being a teacher means in school holidays my 2 are in childcare for a couple of days each week. Yesterday I made spinner cards. This is my first attempt at spinner cards and after hand cutting one I made an svg file so the Cricut could do all the hard work!

No pennies here so these are made with two 5c pieces, think I'll have to find some buttons to replace the coins as I am going to be poor at this rate - they really are quite addictive. These two are made with Kaisercraft papers (K-Bots and Fun Fair).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Onesie card

A good friend of mine just had a baby boy and I wanted to make a special card to celebrate the event. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make the Onesie card that someone on the SCAL Yahoo group shared. I have a template myself and have been meaning to convert it but you know what they say about a bird in the hand and all that. I also really like that this card has a pop-up word in the centre. I used Kaisercraft Lovestruck Sweetheart for the inside of the card and Bazzill for the actual card. I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I am really thrilled with the effects you can get from these. I feel the temptation to buy a few more, particularly Swiss Dots as I love the look of that on cards for every occasion.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kaisercraft Cupcake Album

I am thrilled with how my cupcake album is shaping up. I am not quite finished but I think the svg files I made really complement the Kaisercraft Sugar Sugar Range and how could I resist their gorgeous cupcake album.

The title was cut using the Cricut and SCAL, as I used Coredinations papers I embossed the title using my Cuttlebug embossing folder. I love the effect of these folders. To get a fabulous result remember to lightly sand the embossed image.

If you like the party hat file check out my earlier post for the free download

This has to be my favourite page, she's a great subject which of course helps but I also love the candle. I posted the svg two weeks ago for free download

What a poser!

Friday, April 3, 2009


We are off to a 4yr olds birthday party on Sunday and I wanted to make a special card. He is a real Thomas the Tank Engine fan and so I made an svg of Thomas to adorn his card. I have cut Thomas out and am really happy with him, now to make the card. Tomorrow I have plans to make a fair few cards as we have a number of April occasions requiring cards and I also need to put together a mini portfolio as I have been asked to teach a card making class for the next term. I can't share Thomas on here but let me know if you'd like to use him :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Heidi Swapp Invisibles

I just received a box containing the new Heidi Swapp Invisibles, and these are so cool. They are kind of hard to show you as they are white card with clear embossing on them. The idea being the white embossing resists ink and therefore after inking the page you are left with a stunning pattern. These really are a great new item, they aren't like anything of seen before and I like that :-)

These invisibles papers will be used with Heidi Swapp Mega Masks in our April Scrapaholics kits, so I will definitely be planning my sample layouts this weekend. Hope to post them early on next week.

If you would like to have a look at the Heidi Swapp Invisibles check out this You Tube video. Heidi Swapp Invisibles