Friday, November 21, 2014

Enchanted Autumn Enchanted Carriage

The file from svgcuts.com. Below is a video I have uploaded from youtube but some people are telling me it is not showing. I am not sure why so here is the link

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Snowman card

This is the snowman card from Anna Griffin Christmas Kitsch. so cute! I made 4 of them.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Decoupage with Design Space and the Cricut Explore

As some of you will know I have the Cricut Explore and have been playing with design space, I came across a pad of decoupage which I have had for some years as I am unable to cut all the pieces as my hands seize up using scissors for any length of time. Well- with the print and cut feature of deign scape I scanned the decoupage pictures, edited them in Picasa, uploaded them into design space sized them to suit and got the print and cut feature to do the work for me. here is the end result.
This is the print To save paper I turned it upside down to print the ear.

finished with no words

finished HB one

Flah on

flash on

so cute

how it cut on the card stock in the explore

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

WOOT WOOT Its HERE!!! Artfully Sent

Wow!!! at last we have been waiting for the Artfully Sent Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge and yes yes yes today you can order it. you can do this by ordering on line here, By ordering on line you will still be offered the stamp of the month and the special 30 years of happy stamp set if you buy $30 of regular stamps. OR You can phone flo and have  a chat about how exciting this is and I will put your order through.  ph 027 552-4499

also dont forget to add stamp sets to the value of  $30 so you can get the free stamp set "30 years of happy" view below.
AND THERES MORE
you can now get the stamp of the month for just $5 as you will have spent the $75 to qualify for this set. This is awesome this month so awesome I have given you a picture below. Look at the endless possibilities with this stamp set.

Happy Cricuting, Happy Stamping and so happy I'm with the fantastic family of Close to my Heart

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Newsletter August


Newsletter – August 2014

Oh So Many Crafts
 Madges Creations
Stamp n Scrap

Hi All,

Do hope that you are all cosy and warm crafting in your craft rooms with this cold weather!! Oh wouldn’t that be so lovely. The weather here has been quite cold, with wind, rain and  just  generally wintery – the good news is that September 1st is the first day of spring, yeh!

July was as busy as ever for us – Shirl has been organizing the Retreat – see more info later in this newsletter, Flo has been over to the Hamilton Cricut Club which is doing really great creations, Gisborne is doing well and we are tickety-booing along here in Palmerston North.

Palmerston North:
While we do not have specific ‘open hours’ for shopping  you are welcome to come when it suits you, to browse and pick up any supplies you need. Just give me a quick call to make sure I am not off picking up one of the boys.  If I do not have what you want I will do my best to find it for you.  If you want to give me a call to see if I have what you need, feel free to call me on 3533880 or 0211378157.

Our July card classes went very well with the Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday classes making ‘man’s shirt’ cards and the Thursday class making a Christmas Teddy Bear woggle card.
Shirl was at the Plaza in Palmerston North for a week of the school holidays with ‘ceramic painting’ which the children (and even adults) really love.  It was a busy time. Watch out for her in the Plaza next school holidays – great activity for the children.

2nd and 3rd August we held a Cricut Education Weekend here in Palmerston North and what a wonderful time we had.  Lots of fun and laughter and a whole heap of learning!! We even did glass etching – so cool!!!

Hamilton Cricut Craft Club group has also done glass etching with great results. This small glass bowl was etched then coloured. The Cricut was used to cut the vinyl butterflys to go onto the bowl. Watch for more pics on the blog.




Cricut News
As some of you may know there is a new Cricut machine out called the Cricut Explore. This machine can only be used if you have a high speed internet connection and does not work as a standalone machine as the other Cricut machines do. However as well as being able to cut from the Cricut cartridges linked to your account the Explore software Design Space, imports and cuts .svg, .dxf, .jpg, .gif, .png, and .bmp files and this to many people is what they want to do. If you would like to know more about the Explore contact Flo.

Feeling a bit cold over the last few days I used the Explore to make this svg file of a snowman. (Purchased from svgcuts.com) He has his outside embossed with snowflakes and he has glitter glue painted on his snowflakes to make him shine a bit. The hat is removable and the inside holds treats if you wanted him for this. All the bling came from ‘Madge’s Stash’ ssshh. But isn’t he just soo cute.





Whats coming up:

August Card Classes: 106 Fairs Road, Milson, Palmerston North

Tuesday 12th   10.30am ‘glitter and lace’ with Shirl
 
Wednesday 11th 6.45  ‘glitter and lace’ with Shirl

Thursday 12th 1.30pm and  6.30pm – ‘spinning card’ with Madge. ($10)  

Saturday 14th 10.30am and 1.30pm  ‘glitter and lace’ with Shirl 

Scrap Nights:   Every Friday night we will be here for  Scrap nights / cricut nights so you can just choose the Fridays that suit you and come along 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Bookings for classes is important – we do want to make sure we have enough components for everyone to make what we are doing and not have  a heap left over. Also, that we have enough space for everyone to work comfortably.
 Bring along your ‘tool kit’ and glue or tape and if you know someone else who may like to join us bring them along too.
Class’s are $5 per person (except Thursday class’s $10)



Cricut Education:
Flo and Madge are going to be in the South Island from 27th August until about 21st September. We will be at the Dunkley Craft shows PLUS we will be holding ‘Cricut Education Nights’. We will be in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. Hence Tauranga Cricut Club will be on hold for those weeks.  If you know anyone in the South Island that may be interested in learning about their Cricut just get in touch with Flo or I.


!!!RETREAT!!!
22ND to 24th August
Elthem

What a wonderful weekend this will be – crafting, catching up with friends, relaxing!!
Shirl still has a few places left if you have not booked in yet – so be quick and don’t miss out – give Shirl a call or email and book your lovely relaxing weekend with crafter.

Happy crafting everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all soon,
Dont forget to check out our website www.ohsomanycrafts.com 

Madge                                               Flo                                                      Shirl                                       
Ph: 3533880     0211378157     Ph:07-5524499                              Ph:06-3564871


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Friday, July 18, 2014

SENZ and since

Flo Madge and Raine were at SENZ 2014 in Auckland and it was so awesome to meet so many people. We had a very busy time demonstrating the Cricut expression 2 and also demonstrating the Cricut Explore. We have quite a few new Cricut owners among us now.
Some people took advantage of the classes we held at SENZ and did the Tags Bags Boxes and more 2 class where we made  and scored boxes and made cards and wrote on them with pens in the cricut. Another popular class was vinyl where we cut vinyl on the cricut and then etched small Glass bowls.
The etching paste and cartridges will be listed on the website soon for purchasing.
monogram kk font on a canvas block done on the explore, sitting on Teal E2 machine.

New type tool kit with hanger
book binder cartridge holder. holds 12 cartridge and books.
New Explore machine





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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Oh So Many Crafts are going to SENZ 2014 with all things Cricut

Hi everyone We are going to have a trade site at SENZ 2014 for you to see all things Cricut and we are having classes.
If you would like to book into our classes let me know as soon as possible. There are limited places in each class. Flos email is here to book classes. To Buy tickets for SENZ go to SENZ 2014


Oh So Many Crafts received many requests to do Cricut classes at SENZ 2014. We have 5 classes listed below. When you first get a Cricut there is a learning curve to operate this machine. In Cricut Interactive Education Weekends done over the last 16 months, we have consistently found the information we give in our basics class was not known so this class will be available to all Cricut machines.
To give participants the best learning environment we will be limiting the class sizes to 10 people with machines.

*** Class 1 Cricut Basics 1, Class 4 TBBM2 and Class 5 Vinyl may be done with a Cricut Expression v1 machine however I need to know you have this machine and you must bring it.

Class 1
Cricut Basics 1 Friday 5.15pm   Out of the Box to Crisp Cuts
The booking code for this class is CB101
 $55 includes:-
*        Cardstock and paper you will be cutting.           
*        A Note book and pen for you to take notes.
You will learn tips and tricks about the Cricut Expression 2 machine including how to plug it in, tips on mat preservation, re-sticking your mat and the relationship between pressure blade depth and speed. You will do an exercise to show how this works and cut icons from your machine. You will be able to use the cut settings and cut button. You will learn about the image gallery, the internal overlay and what all the overlay buttons do. You will learn to size an icon in the image queue. You will be working from the cartridges in the machine.
 A Cricut Expression 2 is required for the class. We have some Cricut E2’s that will be available for hire for each class however there is a limited number so please notify us on booking if you require one. The cost of hiring a machine for a class is $20, $30 if you require a mat. You may bring your own mat if you have one or purchase these at the show.
***If you wish to participate in this class with a Cricut Expression version 1 machine we can show you how to do most of these things on that machine. You must bring your cartridges that came with the machine.
Oh So Many Crafts  www.ohsomanycrafts.com

Class 2
Cricut Basics 2 Saturday 12.00 noon  What is that Button for?
The booking code for this class is CB102
$55 includes:-
*        Cardstock and paper you will be cutting.           
*        A Note book and pen for you to take notes.
You will learn the settings button- Art quantity, project quantity, auto fill, fit to page, global size settings, kerning, real and relative size and load last. You will work with the cartridges in the machine.
A Cricut Expression 2 is required for the class. We have some Cricut E2’s that will be available for hire for each class however there is a limited number so please notify us on booking if you require one. The cost of hiring a machine for a class is $20, $30 if you require a mat. You may bring your own mat if you have one or purchase these at the show.
Oh So Many Crafts  www.ohsomanycrafts.com


Class 3
Cricut Basics 3 Saturday 5.15pm.  WOW more buttons
The booking code for this class is CB103
$55 includes:-
*        Cardstock and paper you will be cutting.           
*        A Note book and pen for you to take notes.
You will learn the buttons fit to length, paper size mat size, machine settings, adding materials and tools to internal settings, start point and centre point.
A Cricut Expression 2 is required for the class. We have some Cricut E2’s that will be available for hire for each class however there is a limited number so please notify us on booking if you require one. The cost of hiring a machine for a class is $20, $30 if you require a mat. You may bring your own mat if you have one or purchase these at the show..
Oh So Many Crafts www.ohsomanycrafts.com
Class4
Cricut Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 with writing and scoring.  Sunday 09.30am 
The booking code for this class is TBBM2
$165 includes:
*                        The Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 cartridge, **
*                        multi pen holder and pen, **
*                        Cricut scoring tool, **
*                        all paper required for cutting
*                        a notebook for you to make notes

*                        ** If you already own any of these contact us for a discount of class fees.
You will learn how to cut and score 3d shapes with your cartridge and make at least one box. You will make a card and write on it with the Cricut expression 2
A Cricut Expression 2 is required for the class. We have some Cricut E2’s that will be available for hire for each class however there is a limited number so please notify us on booking if you require one. The cost of hiring a machine for a class is $20, $30 if you require a mat. You may bring your own mat if you have one or purchase these at the show.
















Class 5
Cricut can cut Vinyl Class Sunday 1200 noon
The booking code for this class is: Vinyl
$55 includes:-
*        Adhesive vinyl and iron on vinyl that you will be cutting.       
*        Transfer tape will be provided for the adhesive vinyl
*        A Note book and pen for you to take notes.
You will learn how to cut adhesive vinyl for decorating and wall art, and Iron on vinyl for use with fabric.
You will cut vinyl and decorate your machine or another object. You will cut iron-on vinyl and iron it on to a small bag.
A Cricut Expression 2 is required for the class. We have some Cricut E2’s that will be available for hire for each class however there is a limited number so please notify us on booking if you require one. The cost of hiring a machine for a class is $20, $30 if you require a mat. You may bring your own mat if you have one or purchase these at the show..
Sign made for the Garage who supported the playcentre
Made for my Brother who runs BridgeNZ












This T with unicorns on went down a treat. Iron-on vinyl cut with the cricut made it easy 

If paying by internet banking please make sure I have some way of identifying you. Please use the code for the class in the reference section.
Codes


CB101
CB102
CB103
TBBM2
Vinyl


If you wish to do more than one class, additional classes can be done at $50 per class for CB101, CB102 CB103 and vinyl, the TBBM2 class will come down to $160
There will be a maximum of 10 people per class
Your Cricut Expression 2 machine should have 5 icons on the right side of the screen (as below) when it starts up. If it only has 4 you should update it before coming. If you are not sure how to do this please go to our website http://www.ohsomanycrafts.com/expression-2-update.html

Payment for Classes
You may pay by internet banking using the code for each class or combination of classes. Check the bottom of the documents for the codes.  The bank account number for internet banking is
Flo Hill-Rennie ANZ bank 06-0491-0149474-00

Should you wish to contact me my phone number is 07 552-4499
My mobile is 027 552-4499
Thanks for your interest
Flo Hill-Rennie
Cricut:
 Layered images, 3d boxes bags, bling, cards making, scrapbooking, scoring, writing, drawing.
 cutting- vellum, paper, card stock, vinyl, iron-on vinyl, fabric, stencil material, stamp material, embossing material for folders, acetate, poster board.

Multi cut feature for thicker materials, cut size from ¼ inch to 23½ inches.







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