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Sunday, 8 November 2015

No time at all!!

I don't know,time just seems to be getting away from me recently,I just don't have time to sit and write a blog and I do miss it.I am on so many groups on facebook and am getting so much inspiration it's fantastic and I was even able to find a fabulous Lady who sells vinyl and HTV for the cricut or any cutting machine,she's on facebook her page is craft cutter it's worth having a look the prices are great and she is such a nice person,I wont buy anywhere else now these are just some of what I've made recently using vinyl from ofcourse Crafty Cutter .....
what it say's on the glass is....'a party without wine is just a meeting' I thought this was funny,hopefully selling these for about £2 each....the next is.....

my thought is these could be done for aunt/uncle,mum/dad,mr/mrs almost anyone really would be filling with sweets and packaging them up pricing at £4
and lastly....

not quite finished this yet it needs something else apart from cookies inside but not sure what?? Still I am pleased with how everything is turning out.

                                      Dorothy x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A very special challenge!

Well crafters its that time of the month again over at Get Creative Challenges but this time it's extra special as it's our birthday!! which is the theme for your card,as always a big thankyou to our sponsors who for this challenge there are 2,the wonderful Polka Doodles and our very own Angies Digi's.Angie our wonderful host not only works tirelessly on this fantastic page but is also a wonderful artist ,so a big congratulations to her and lets hope we have many more.My card is made using one of Angie's digi's and coloured with spectrum noir pens......
the background paper is from Kanban and I have added some black pearls,I just thought this image was really sweet and to be honest I am a bit of a crazy cat lady!!!
                       So why not head on over to GetCreativeChallenges and play along,come on what have you got to loose,come over and enjoy the party!!

                                                   Dorothy x

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Halloween Glass Block

Still having fun using up my glass blocks and some vinyl!! There are some great images on Cricut Design Space that you can add to so of course with Halloween coming up and my daughter and son-in-law who love to decorate their house I just had to make something.The lights I have here are all plain so I used an orange spectrum noir marker to colour the bulbs and I also used crafters companion spray and sparkle on the block,the little spider I made from pipe cleaners....

I took photos to show the lights on and of,I am quite pleased with how it turned out,unfortunately I ran out of black vinyl so had to use dark green for the skull and the banner and then gold for the writing on the back but it looks ok,I have more vinyl on order but I wish there was a sign shop near me I could ask if they have any cut offs or scraps,some of the other crafters in groups that I'm in do this and it's amazing what they get,but oh well.

                                                Dorothy x

Friday, 16 October 2015

Vinyl and my Explore

I absolutely love vinyl because the Explore (cricut) cuts it so well even tiny pieces.We have had these glass blocks laying around the garden for some time and I've seen what some of the other crafters on my facebook groups have done so I decided to join in,my wonderful husband drilled the hole for me to put some lights inside,these are battery powered and are very cheap.This I thought would be just lovely for some-one who has lost a pet and would like a little keepsake as on the other side of the block I would put the pets name and year of birth and death......
In light blue without the lights in and.....
in grey without the lights on although the picture didn't turn out to well and now for the lights on.......

you can't really see the full effect but I assure you they are quite lovely.I am waiting on some vinyl to arrive because I have a few designs made for Halloween and Christmas to do with the glass watch this space!!

                                         Dorothy x

Saturday, 3 October 2015

First Challenge of October!!

Well it's that time again when my team has our challenge over at 'get creative chalenges',so get creating and head on over.This challenges theme is Halloween so let your imagination run wild!! Our wonderful sponsor is Nikki Burnette from 'The fantasy world of Nikki Burnette' her artwork is stunning and such a pleasure to work with and of course I have to give a special thank you to our wonderful host Angie.
This is my card for the challenge

I used orange as my base card and coloured the image with spectrum noir pens,I also added some black flat back pearls and cut the spider boarder and the 'happy halloween' on my cricut explore,this was so much fun to do.So come on guys have a go at this great challenge you've got nothing to lose,and you may even pick up some followers for your blog(if you have one) and you could win!

this is the 'Downton Abbey' card from the crafters companion cd that for some reason I couldn't upload on my last blog,I just think it looks so elegant.

Dont forget guys head over to Get Creative Challenges for the new challenge starting on Monday 5th October which also happens to be my sisters birthday!!

                                             Dorothy x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Customising my new wheels!!!!

So sorry to all of you out there that take the time to read my blog,I've had a real mental block about doing anything on the computer,even writing to my wonderful penpal Annette in America but hopefully this is me coming back,I'm getting out more and I've even got new shopping wheels so of course I had to get the cricut explore going to make my wheels my own,I just love being able to cut vinyl and because I'm so crazy about squirrels it just seemed right to use them......

The back of the seat

The back panels there is 1 squirrel on each side

The little panels on each side of the foot well!

I just love it and I really am happy with how it turned out,I am so addicted to working with vinyl!
This is the only thing I've been doing I've also been making some cards.This is from the cd I got with the crafters companion inspiration magazine and is from the Downton Abbey collection,I may have to buy the proper disc!!I was able to do the inside and outside of the card and I think it looks really elegant,for some reason this silly computer will not let me add the photos but I will be blogging again over the weekend so I'm sure I will be able to add them along with some other things then.

Dorothy x

Saturday, 5 September 2015

It's Challenge time again!

Hey it's that time of the month again when I want all my fellow crafters to head on over to Get Creative Challenges and join in on our challenge,the sponsor this time is 'the stamping boutique' and the fabulous talents of Tracey,Melissa and Stef.The theme is must include a tag,so come on guys its not a hard them and our wonderful host Angie works really hard making this a success so why not play along,have some fun and put your work on show,inspire others and you never know you might even win,anyway this is my entry......
I coloured this brilliant little guy with spectrum noir pens and used adorable scorable card by hunky dory for the backing,I also added peel offs for the word winner and the happy birthday,then finally some green ribbon for the tag to hang on.I must admit I did have a lot of fun colouring this little guy.
The next card I must show you all was one that I actually won on a little facebook competition from Cross Stitch UK the kit arrived and I couldn't wait to stitch it.I then added a few bits I cut on my explore and then some red pearls......
I may have to make several more of these for family and friends!!!

                                               Dorothy x