Saturday, 26 December 2015
For Christmas my parents gave me the Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge and I decided to use this to make my thank you cards.
I'm so glad I got the embossing machine as it makes a simple card much nicer.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
This year I'm not working Christmas Eve! Whooohooo! I actually decided to book holiday over Christmas so I'm off for 12 whole days with only taking 3 days holiday due to when Christmas falls and my Wednesday's off. However for my sister it's her first Christmas having for work Christmas Eve AND in retail! Because of this I decided to make her a little treat box for when she gets home but I ended up giving it to her last night.
I purchased some bits from Lush so she can unwind and get all cosy for Christmas. I purchased First Snow glittery powder, Lord of Misrule shower cream (which smells amazing), and soap that smells like marzipan!
I made a box with my Crafters Companion big score using Snow White Centura Pearl card, wrapped it in a pink ribbon and added a Christmassy penguin and a gift tag.
Saturday, 5 December 2015
My Dad had an operation on his eye last week and I decided to make him a card.
I didn't want to make it too bright and patterny so decided on some cool blues and the topper is from a paper pad from Hunkydory (Smudge & Mitten). I also added in some Kraft card to break up the pattern in the background.
When I started crafting I started out with some stamps and pens. I then got a Sizzix Big Shot so cut dies and used this for two years before it was replaced by my Cricut Mini and then Explore. As I didn't use my Big Shot I sold it as I only used it for die cutting and found my Cricut was more versatile and also took up less room (strangely!)
So recently I've been wanting to add texture to cards and was looking at getting a die cutting machine that didn't take up much room and then Cyber Monday happened and I found the Sizzix Texture Boutique for £20! A great deal in my opinion and perfect due to its size and that it only embosses.
It arrived last Wednesday afternoon and I had such a headache, bordering on a migraine, but I wanted to try it out!
I looks so pretty and is a great size. I was also so surprised by how much stuff you got with it! In the box you get:
Two packs of card blanks (in white and cream) with envelopes
A stack of different coloured card (about business card size)
Rub on sentiments
Three embossing folders
The machine itself with plates and a shim
This would make a great gift for a new crafter or children as you can get crafting straight away.
I tried it out quickly on a piece of card and it was so easy to use. I can't wait to use this now in conjunction with my Explore. I have a lot of coredination card stock so I'm looking forward to using it with this and sanding it back.