15 November 2020
14 November 2020
12 November 2020
"Tea for two and two for tea, just you and me and me and you..." I created this tea-riffic shaped easel card using a die set from Hero Arts, patterned paper from Prima Marketing, and the adorable You're a Squeak-heart stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with Copic colouring.
08 November 2020
06 November 2020
01 October 2020
October's theme for the Sheepski Designs challenge blog is Autumn or Halloween! I used the adorable gnome couple on a Giant Mushroom for my inspiration project. Instead of a card, I made a framed picture filled with autumn colours.
18 September 2020
A mousie fairy with her teapot house in the woods want to wish you a magical birthday. My card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Prismacolor pencil and an embossing folder from Stampin' Up with Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze.
13 September 2020
I love you, even when you bug me :) My card features Krafty Kimmie inks, stamps set, and stencil with glitter applied with transfer gel, Copic colouring, and pencil colouring.
04 September 2020
01 September 2020
Steampunk goth! Goth Girl is standing proud on a slimline card with layers for this month's inspiration for the blog challenge at Sheepski Designs blog. The challenge for September is layers!
26 August 2020
15 August 2020
02 August 2020
01 August 2020
31 July 2020
23 July 2020
17 July 2020
11 July 2020
04 July 2020
03 July 2020
01 July 2020
25 June 2020
12 June 2020
01 June 2020
01 May 2020
May's challenge for the Sheepki Designs blog is For The Girlz! My inspiration this month features Little Red and Wilf coloured with Prismacolor pencils on kraft MiTientes.
05 April 2020
28 March 2020
A Christmas card featuring an adorable stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with paper piecing, Prismacolor pencil colouring, and lots of plaids.
27 March 2020
21 March 2020
My card today is a Spellbinders reindeer on a background of Distress marker spritzed over embossed sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
20 March 2020
A little story in a card starting with a child playing at being an astronaut with his toys and a string of stars. Let your dreams take flight!
Inside, a grown-up astronaut planting a flag on a newly explored location with a birthday wish.
My story card features stamps, inks, and a stencil from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps along with Nuvo watercolour pencils and a die from Sizzix.
15 March 2020
13 March 2020
My project today is a winter tag with a wish for the fun of the season featuring Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set, ink, and stencil with Nuvo watercolour marker and a Sizzix die.
07 March 2020
Fuzzy flocking with a stencil called Sweater Weather makes a great background for a sentiment expressing warm thoughts. Stencils and stamp set are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
06 March 2020
Woodland critters along for a party, my long skinny birthday card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Koh-i-Noor pencils and letter dies from Simon Says Stamp.
04 March 2020
This polka-dotty party going kitty features a Newton's Nook stamp set coloured with Nuvo AquaFlow markers and a holographic polka-dotty die-cut frame. Happy Purr-thday!
02 March 2020
Adventure calls! Genevieve is on a mission with her kitty to unlock a distant magical place. She has a map and will travel by airship. My steampunk-inspired tag features several die cuts, embossing, and a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Prismacolour pencils.
01 March 2020
March is already here! We're marching to Spring and I can't wait for the wonderful fresh fruits to come! I paired the Sheepski Designs digital stamp, Strawberry Season, with Beautiful Basket dies from Tonic Studios and coloured with Tombow pencils on kraft. This basket is my inspiration project for the March Sheepski Designs blog challenge with the theme of die cuts and/or punches.
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23 February 2020
In Design Space, you need to upload the PNG file from your computer. Be sure to use the PNG with a transparent background and not the original JPG with white background. Once the image is uploaded, it can be inserted into the project canvas. Select the image and Insert.
In the canvas, it can be resized or turned or combined with other images and/or shapes. For the Foil Quill (or marker) you want to select Draw as the Linetype before clicking the Make It button.
The first step of Make It is prepare. You can reposition the image on the mat. Sadly, this repositioning is not saved with a project. Cricut Design Space assumes you will want to have your materials in the upper left corner. Just move the image where you want the draw or cut to occur. You can also resize and re-orient the image on the mat step. If you want to flip it horizontally, select Mirror.
When you have the image where you want it on the mat and click Continue. In the next step, you'll need to select the material. I'm not sure (yet) how much the material selection here affects the draw, but it definitely affects a cut. For the Arches paper, I used 140 GSM Watercolour Paper. For the vinyl faux leather, I chose Faux Leather. There are a lot of material types available for the Maker. On the next step, it will tell you what items you need in the blade holders for your material especially when you're cutting.
Before continuing, I needed to prepare the actual mat. I made sure my material was no bigger than the mat (I currently only have the two 12x12" mats that came with it with a 12x24" on order now) and pressed it down. I then cut a piece of foil to cover the area that would have the draw and used washi tape to hold it down on all four sides. Oh and I plugged in the Foil Quill back up there before I started working on the image in Inkscape to make sure it had time to warm up :) The Foil Quill goes into the pen spot. Foil Quill works with each of the digital cutters with a different cowling to fit the pen spot.
Put the mat in place, click Continue on the Design Space, click the mat load button on the machine, click the Cricut go button on the machine, and wait.... Either get mesmerised by the way the image is being drawn on the foil or go do something else. The more complicated the image, the longer it will take. (I suggest doing a test run of the foil on a scrap of the material if you're not 100% sure it will work on it.) As a side note, I keep the USB cable of the Foil Quill out of the way by draping it over the open lid of the Maker. The Quill can move freely and no risk of the cable getting in the way.
After the drawing is done, you can see where the Quill did its work.
And then the reveal... I love peeling off the foil for the magic surprise.
I use a soft brush to brush away any loose foil bits 'cause I completely forgot to move the 'star rings' to the side before starting to foil. Any of the foil that didn't get heat won't stick. The foil that was heated won't rub off.