Saturday, 29 January 2011

Here's one I forgot I made earlier!


I think I'm going to spend today trying to get to grips with the Cricut... it's driving me a bit potty at the moment lol!  I'm finding some cardstock just doesn't want to cut, even though it doesn't seem that thick and I have the blade set at 6.  It won't get the better of me though, I can just see quite a lot of cardstock getting wasted while I learn how to use it properly.

So, as I probably won't have anything new to share today, I thought I'd show a card I made with one of Little Claire's new stamps a month or so ago... I've found a few pics that I forgot to blog when I showed my other samples.  This one's a really simple 5 x 7" card, the lovely Georgia image is coloured with promarkers, papers are K&Co with red cardstock from my stash.  The cork-centred flower was bought in a sale ages ago - I've not got many left now and wish I'd bought more at the time!

Off to change stinky Dex - he just told me 'I'm sorry mummy, I smell' lol... he's still flatly refusing to use the potty or his very fetching bright pink loo seat that he chose, stubborn little monkey!

26 comments:

Cazza said...

Oh so adorable Lisa, what a lovely stamp!
Good luck playing with your Cricut hon - have fun :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Debs M x said...

great card, good luck with the machine x

Whisper said...

gorgeous colours and papers, Luv Sam x

Juls said...

ooooooooooh this is fab!!! Loving the mix of ginghams! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

Sweet image Lisa. Love the gingham papers. Good luck with that potty training....it's a nightmare isn't it. Ben has skipped the potty (he just screams if I sit him on it) and will do a poo on the loo instead, as long as I hold him on there. Otherwise he just runs off! Lol xx Jenny xx

maxine said...

Hi Lisa a lovely card, I have not received the invite to the blog.
hugs Maxine

Vixx handmade cards said...

what a pretty image Lisa and I love the clean and simple look too.

Have fun with your cricut hun, I'm still trying to work mine out after a year lol!!

hugs Vicky xx

*Vicki* said...

Hi Lisa!! :) WOW!! This is really precious!! LOVE the colors and the gingham looks fabulous!! Great card, TFS!!HUGS

Louise said...

Great card Lisa. Good luck with the Cricut AND the potty training!!

MARY B said...

Hi Lisa, Love the card. Hope you enjoy playing with your Cricut. I always find basil or coredinations cut well and also heard stampin up card is good though havn't tried it, cant wait to see what you make. Mary x

Jackie said...

What a really charming card, I love it :o)
I was the same when I first got my Cricut (4 years ago) but I found that if I cut on a slower speed it cut a lot better. Have fun learning, I did :o)
Jackie xx

Sarpreet said...

hi there, beautifully coloured, and well composed - gorgeous card

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Lisa, If you tell it to cut more than once it will go over it again without taking the paper out. If that doesn't work set it to 3 times to cut and slow down the speed. Hope that helps! "Hugs" Carol

Oh almost forgot to tell you that the card is adorable. Now don't be forgetting to post those cuties next time...LOL

Helen said...

Gorgeous - I love that stamp too!

Helen x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
a beautiful card,lovely image & colouring, lovely papers & design, hope you got on ok with ya cricut, sue,x

gillyflower said...

hiya just thought i'd pop by what a lovely card such clean lines love it
hope stinky bum wasn't too bad lol
gill x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the colours and that fabby flower. Wonder what will come first - Dex mastering the potty or you mastering the Cricut, lol!! I've had mine about 2 years (Cricut, that is!) and still can't use it properly. x

Faye said...

I hope you haven't chucked the cricut against the wall yet!! This card is fabby, it has a lovely, soft whimsical feel to it. Gorgeous. xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lisa love that image and the design it all looks super
Hugs
Lorraine x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love the fab image and gorgeous colour combo :D
oh the joys of potty training.my little boy was a nightmare to train until someone told me to give him a jellytot or choccy button everytime he used the potty.that soon sorted him out.lol :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, we all have the same problems with the Cricut, you never know how deep the blade needs to be, Ive even had to cut twice to get it to cut through, anyway good luck love, keep at it.
Poor Dex its not much fun getting them clean, my girls actually used a potty chair that they could sit back on, they didnt like the pot as it would tip when they tried to sit on it, and the toilet was just a bit to big for them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is gorjuss hun, good luck with the circut

hugs
judie xx

The Little Stamper said...

Great card! I am a big fan of this particular stamp too, and I love the colours that you have used on this example.

Good luck with the Cricut - I am having similar problems so if you come up with an answer, please let me know!

Sharon x

Lindsey said...

Great card, love the layout!
I have the same trouble with the Craft Robo....it will only cut a certain thickness too which is really irritating. Got to admit I really don't use it much now and I haven't even had it a year! Wish i'd got a cricut!

Lindsey said...

PS good luck with the potty training!

melsanford said...

Fab card - love the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx