Monday, April 7, 2014

Cricut Explore

This is my new Cricut Explore. It can cut many different materials like paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric. It can cut images from Cricut cartridges, bmps, svgs, etc. It can write etc. This is a picture of the vinyl cuts that I added to personalise it a bit. I've got room to add more should I want to....

Sunburst Card

With seeing these cards all over Pinterest and the web I had to settle myself to try making one. Hurrah it came out not too bad I think. I used CTMH's Pemberley paper. I used the Cricut Explore to cut the border and the little flowers on the left hand side. I can stamp a sentiment on when I decide what it will be used for.

Umbrella Girl

This card is a cut from Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge. It's so easy to see and cut these cuts in Cricut Design Space. I did have a little trouble cutting the clouds though. I think it may be the type of paper I was using because everything else cut like butter. The 2 main mats and sentiment mat came from Art Philosophy. The stamp is from a CTMH bundle. The pink and yellow paper is CTMH's Dream Pop paper.

Butterfly In Tree Card

This card was made for the Cricut Forum's Wednesday Bi-Weekly Card Sketch Challenge. I just saw the tree and wanted to use my new Close To My Heart tree stamp. So I worked backwards and got the tree fitted on to the white circle cut on the Explore and then cut the rest of the mats and sentiment cut in the Design Space. I coloured the tree with Bic markers and there is a small orange butterfly cut on the tree.

Tara Layout

This layout has been inside my head for a long time. With the new Cricut Explore machine you get so many images in the first few weeks free I just had to cut this Rough Collie. The photograph is my new husband, in our new house, with our new puppy not long into our marriage. We are now in our 28th year! The dog cut is from Pet Shop image set. It's very hard to remember where the other cuts are from now that I am using the Cricut Explore and Design Space. In Cricut Craft Room you just right-clicked on an image and you were told which cartridge it came from but don't know how to do that yet with the Explore.... All the stamps though, come from Close To My Heart.

Teddy Bunny Card

Or should it be Bunny Teddy Card... Not sure, however, this cut is from Teddy Bear Parade. He ended up turned around simply because I didn't like the paper that was on the other side of the orange bunny costume. So I had a few alterations to make but nothing major. Poor Teddy being operated on.

Winnie The Pooh Card

This is a bit like the previous card. It's so much easier to see in Cricut Design Space. This cut is from the Pooh And Friends cartridge. I thought it would be easy to make it look like Pooh was in between the bridge supports... and with a bit of pushing I managed to get him through. He's got a nice game of Pooh Sticks going with Piglet there!