Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The cricut is in the building!


Yay, my Cricut has arrived!  I only ordered it Monday afternoon (from Cutting Edge Crafts) and it was delivered first thing this morning :o)  So I finished off a couple of card orders and then got it set up in it's new home on the kitchen table, and started reading the instructions... also watched the dvd but I must admit I got a bit bored halfway and gave up!  I'm yet to cut anything though - maybe tomorrow....

This card is for one of my orders (I did check with my customer first before showing the photo).  The pic isn't the best unfortunately - the flash kept kicking in, I think because I was taking a photo of a photo, and I'm not sure how to over-ride it.  The paper is Papermania, cardstock is from the Papermill.  Ribbon, flowers and button from my stash, and added some Craftwork Cards card candy.  The digi sentiment is from here and I've added the 'world's best nan' in photoshop.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
  • The Sweet Stop - sketch + embossing (used 'swiss dots' folder on the frame)
  • Simon Says - bingo (I chose the bottom row - punches/ die cuts, embossing & ribbon)
  • Sweet Stampin Challenge - use a photograph (will have to pop back to do the link, blogger won't let me!)

20 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a lovely personalised card. Have fun with the Cricut. Marianne x

Tracey T said...

What a sweet photo! I love the colours you have chosen - thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week! Tracey x

*Vicki* said...

Oh you lucky girl you!! I think this is just adorable!! :) LOVE The blue colors and sweet photos!! HUGS

Vixx handmade cards said...

Gorgeous personalised card Lisa and love the colours too. Have fun playing with your new toy hun! :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Crafty Chris said...

You will soon get the hang of it and making good use of it mine is gathering dust, a beautiful card love the papers.
Chris x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh happy playing, gorgeous layout hun,fabulous piccie, sue,x

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment....the whole adding things in photoshop is well beyond my capabilities so I bow down to you Oh Great One!
You are brave leaving the Cricut on the kitchen table! Can't wait to see what you (or the kids!) make with it!
Linds x

MARY B said...

Fab card I dont think the quality of the pic matters so much in a personalised card.I know you will love your cricut, Check out My pink stamper you can link through my blog you will be hooked. Mary x

Juls said...

such a fabby card! Hugs JUls

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Both the card and pic look good to me! Look forward to seeing your Cricut creations! x Leigh x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Oh Lisa, how exciting! Enjoy playing with your new toy. Love your creation, just beautiful! hugs Heidi x

xGemmax said...

Its absolutely fantastic and a gorgeous keepsake, Enjoy playing with your Cricut :o)
hugs and xxx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, lovely photograph.
Have fun with your Cricut, it's a wonderful tool :o)
Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Lisa what a gorgeous card, those children are so beautiful to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx
Hope you soon work out how to play with your Cricut, I bet it wont be long before you treat yourself to a Gypsy.

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! Love the colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Cazza said...

Oh how exciting!! Have fun with your new cricut and can't wait to see your cards :o)
This is fab, love the picture idea and the papers and layout are great too! :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! This is sweet! LOVE that picture! Have fun with your cricut! I need to pull mine out soon!

Lori said...

Fantastic!! The recipient will LOVE this card!!!

Made by Mandy said...

Well done on your win at Sweet Stampin xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lisa, looking forward to some cricut creations.
Lovely that you could join us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby