Using: Art Nouveau for leaves and acorns, French Manor for birdcage and Lovely Floral for the sentiment with a background of Dylusions
Good Morning all my crafty friends, is it just me or is Blogger being a pain this week, it seems so slow and half the time just won't open when I go to peoples blogs, anyone else had the same?
A few weeks ago I alluded to a new machine from Cricut that I had been asked to have a play with, well the machine arrived when we were on holiday and over the weekend I got to have a proper play and make a few cards.
I have to say my initial thoughts are that it punches well above it weight - literally. The Cricut Mini is very streamlined and far lighter in weight than any I have used before, but it's real appeal is the Cricut Craft Room where all your designing is done on a virtual mat on your computer screen. That part is not unlike the Design Studio offered as an add on with all Cricut machines, but the big difference is that you don't need cartridges any more as they are all there in the virtual Craft Room, listed by both name and also with a search facility.....................for example if you want a butterfly, just type that in and it will show you all available and what cartridges that are on.
Using Martha Stewart Elegant cake for leaves, Close to My Heart for 3D flowers and border Celebrate with Flourish for sentiment
It has the weld facility so you can join several letters or elements together to cut as one and a clever text box where you choose your font, type the word and it creates the word/s all lined up accurately to weld if required, click cut and you are done.............those of you who have used any die cutting machine will know that lining up letters can be so frustrating.................and for people with dexterity problem like me it's a godsend.
I am very lucky that Cricut have given me access to all cartridges so I am totally lost for choice but I am very slowly trying to familiarise myself with what's available and discover exactly how many, but it looks to go into hundreds. What is for certain no matter what you style of crafting there is something to suite.
My efforts so far are very basic whilst I get to grips with the available elements, but I will be sharing many more projects with you as I incorporate them into my daily crafting.
Any questions about the machine please do drop me a mail and I will do my best to help.