Tuesday, 14 June 2011


I think I've let my blogging slip a little.  Had a virus on my computer so that didn't help but I'm back up and running now. 

Here is a little taster of the first 12 x 12 cut that I created on my Gypsy and used with my Cricut Expression 2.  The paper has a faint croc skin print but I've used it here to cut a range of embellishments.  The frame in the top left hand corner has been made by welding four corners together, although I'll explain this in more detail in another post.  This is also how I have acheived the border embellishment in the bottom of the photo.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


No creations tonight but instead a very quick introduction to the Cricut Gypsy.  Although I've only had this nifty little gadget for a couple of weeks it is one of the best purchases I've ever made.  There are so many features that I've only managed to try out a handful of them so far.  The best has to be the weld feature which lets you merge images together into one whole image before cutting.  This is how I achieved the borders in the last post.  The weld feature can also be used to make shaped cards.

When you are designing your cutting layout by placing images onto the cutting mat, it is really useful to be able to position each image individually.  This will help to maximise your paper.