Friday, September 27, 2019

Cricut maker quick swap tips

The quick swap tips for the Cricut Maker are slowly emerging with some being available in NZ on trademe or other sites and I'm sure Spotlight will have them soon. I have had so much fun playing with them and have found a new favourite crafting pastime and that is engraving on Acrylic. I purchased several 2mm Acrylic squares as I knew the maker could cut up to 2mm thick. There are 4 new tools out the engraving blade, the wavy blade, the deboss blade and the perforation blade. 
Here is a short video on what the debossing blade does
this blade has a number of uses with debossing and I can see some lovely patterns coming on 3d things I make. Now the next one I tried was the perforation blade and I had fun with that one making my niece a card. The video below is of her opening the card

Now I liked the wavy blade but have not done a lot with it, however I think it will come in very handy for those cotton tops to go on my christmas jars

Then comes the engraving blade and this one is my all time favourite. the video below is engraving an acrylic clip board. I did this by putting the board at the bottom of the mat and then putting a piece of card under it so the clip part could run freely over the drop down front of the machine.
below is a mandala cross which is an image I uploaded. One I left plane and the other I put an adhesive foil on the back to see how well it showed up. 

Now as people who know me will be aware I love bunnies and have 6 currently all mini lops. They adorable little creatures who give me loads of laughs and so when I saw this picture not only did I put it on a T-shirt but also put it on a piece of acrylic. As you will see by the edges it is not a smooth piece but I am working on that to see if I can cut the acrylic myself into shapes. Here I have put it into a light base so it can be easily seen.
The last one in this series is a metal bracelet below with my grandies name. She has a birthday coming up so I hope she will like it.

Friday, September 15, 2017

pop up penguin

This is the pop up penguin from made into a nurse for my sister who was in hospital. free glitter text and family website at

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

unicorn box

These open mouth unicorn boxes are from digi playground.

cards and paper sculpture

Butterfly card made with open path cuts so the wings stand up. the layer is made to go over the butterflies. Love the black butterfly tops on the orange.

This was designed by using word to write the words taking a snip of them and uploading as a pattern into design space, used the butterfly I liked in 3 sizes and then added the font. Used a print and cut to laser printer then foiled it. It worked well putting the foil through a laminator.

Paper sculpture from Dreaming Tree. I layred it into a shadow box from

Birthday 2017

My birthday was awesome. The cricut ladies came for a cricut night. and they spoilt me. this is the birthday cake Heather made me in the shape of a cricut. The ladies also provided the table of food.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Madges Creations -Girls Shed 19th Feb 2017

I helped my sister Madge of Madges Creations with her Girls shed on the 19th Feb, This is put on by Takaro Rotary as a fund raiser. Below is the video of our shed.

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Cricut constructions

I have been neglecting my blog of late and thought i better catch up. I have made a lot of things with my cricut so I will add the pics. free glitter text and family website at