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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

It's Tuesday and...

...Scrappy night has resumed.

A small group of us meet up at our friend Diane's on a Tuesday night to have a bit of a scrap and a natter...an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours. Due to Christmas, colds, weather etc. this has been the first get together since well before Christmas.

It was lovely having a chat and catching up on all the goss...

I took the opportunity to have a play with the sheet of miri card that I die-cut the other day using the cart - Love Struck.

2 hours of fiddling around with a pokey tool and I have come to the following conclusions...

1. Love Struck is a beautiful cart but the designs are too intricate to be done in the smaller sizes.
2. Miri card isn't ideal for anything this small and intricate.
3. Make sure there is a new sharp blade for the craft knife to assist with the pokey tool.
4. I need to play a bit more to get to know these things LOL

I did put together a very basic Valentines card using one of the fancy hearts and the word love. Love was glued directly to the card whilst the heart was raised slightly using 3D foam pads. The base card was a pearl cardstock which I punched down the side with one of my Martha Stewart border punches. A panel of the red miri inside the card shows off the punched design to good effect.

As you can see, I'm still on that learning curve with my Cricut but at least I'm trying (I know...very trying LOL) and the thing is being used...............

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Scrappy~Sarah said...

the outcomes are beautiful though :) Hope it works out quicker next time

Sandra said...

I think you've got the hang of the cricut very well ... it's a great card. There is something very special about getting together with crafty friends ... it doesn't seem to matter if you don't achieve any crafting, it's the chatter that it's all about :)

ffroggie said...

Good on you girly! My poor George (as he is known) sits quite forlorn on the shelf at the moment as I have lent out a lot of my cartridges and a combination of weather and health has kept me from collecting them, and I am ashamed to say, I was not a good Cricut user when I had them to hand!
Inspiration is a wonderful thing though, when I get them back, I will try to use George more :)

Handmade Hannah said...

I love that fancy heart - very intricate! I have a love-hate relationship with mirri card - I haven't done anything successful with it yet! Thanks for sharing your lovely card :)

Winnie said...

Well done! There are definitely some designs and papers that don't go together. What you managed to cut looks absolutely beautiful though.