Thursday, 19 September 2013

Cricut Christmas class



Morning to you all, hope your week is going well.

Just a really quick post from work to share a couple of the cards the girls made in class on Monday. It was only a two hour class focused on Christmas cards so I though instead of stamping we would work with the Cricut Mini as it went down well the other week. They are loving the versatility of the machine as well as it's neat size which as I might have said before punches well above it's weight in functionality.


The top card uses images from Christmas Cheer and Celebrate with Flourish, the holly and Sentiment are from Teresa Collins Christmas Holly cartridge.

For the second card we concentrated on the welding facility to join the 'Merry' from Lyrical Letters cartridge along with Christmas from the cartridge of the same name and a basic square from George. To crate each poinsettia three flowers were cut in different sizes and assembled with some liuid pearls in the centre and the leaves are from Simply Sweet cartridge.

Needless to say the girls loved the versatility of the machine and Joan tells me she has ordered one for the sole purpose of making her Christmas cards although I am confident she will find lots of other occasions when it will come in useful.

Thanks for popping in.

53 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab makes

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fab cards using the Criccy! Loving the poinsettia one especially! I really need to get cracking on making some Christmas cards, as well!

The Theresa Collins cartridges are so pretty!

Deborah said...

Love your Christmas cards. I would love a computerised die cutting machine (sigh).

Jane said...

Hi Brenda, what a very clever machine that is and you created some great Christmas cards. Thanks for your visit, it's good to be back in blogland ;0) Jane x

Marianne said...

These cards look lovely Brenda. Wish I could have taken a Silhouette class when I bought my Silhouette cutter. I really should be using it more.

Von said...

Nice idea for Christmas cards though I don't want to think about it yet lol
Von ♥

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Prześlicznie, pięknie i bardzo klimatycznie:)

Patry Ro said...

Thank you very much Brenda for showing us this cards!!! They are really inspiring!! have and excellent week!!!

IrinaR said...

Remarkable punching, wonderful cards are obtained!

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Brenda, I haven't been around for ages but I hope to be back now the summer season is over.
Both these cards are fabulous, love the red and green for Christmas very traditional.
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Laurie xx

Michelle J M said...

These are lovely Brenda. I so like the positive and negative of the second one. It seems one can do so much with this machine. Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

What beautiful, fancy, unique Christmas cards, Brenda! Love the pretty traditional colors, and the lovely and the unexpected cuts made with your cricut! Very pretty! hugs, de

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Christmas creations Brenda.
Gr Elly

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant Brenda, great festive cards! Ruby x

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the designs and colours. The poinsettia looks so beautiful.
Sue xx

catherine said...

fabulous cards Brenda. very stylish Christmas cards
x catherine

Karen Petitt said...

They are both visually stunning but I am loving that bottom one - that seems to be a real trend right now in blogland. Brenda they are both beautiful x

Sonny said...

Die Karten sind wunderschön und gefallen mir wirklich sehr, sehr gut!!!

Liebe Grüße Sonny

Gerrina said...

Like both cards, the embossing on the first is beautiful and using the negative on the second looks greet! Hugs, Gerrina

Ducha said...

Super :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely cards.

May said...

Two Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the cricut mini its on my wish list for Christmas... Thank you so much for your visit today... Hugs May x x x

Sarah said...

Beautiful creations Brenda - missed seeing your little helper today though! x

Kathleen said...

These are beautiful, love the colours and the embossing folders are stunning and so are all the dies. Two brilliant cards.

Kath x

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards.

Janja Z. said...

Lovely cards.

Glennis said...

Love the design - very clever

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards.

walchowDesign said...

You are tempting me to put silhouette machine in the wishlist, Brenda! Two beautiful christmas cards with the playful cutting! TFS!

susiestacey said...

Two lovely card Brenda, need to crack on with Christmas x Susan x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. the designs look great and I love the way you've done the words.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

wonderful makes Brenda - gorgeous xx

elfenkind said...

Diene Karten sind super geworden.

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful cards:)

mags said...

Two lovely christmas cards Brenda.
Mags
x

butterfly said...

Such smart, pretty cards - love the embossed background on the first one!
Alison x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Both lovely cards! I love how you've kept to the traditional colours and I like the embossing on the first card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, two gorgeous Christmas cards.
Kevin xx

Gail said...

Those are just great! What fun!

Andreja L. said...

Wow, Brenda
This two cards are so gorgeous! Beautiful design :-))
Hugs, Andreja

scrappymo! said...

Great cards Brenda. Love the Merry and the reverse image of the Christmas script!

I would take your class if I loved in England...as I have a cricut that I have never used! Well, maybe once with my girlfriend but she did everything!
So embarrassing to admit. I have joined a new group of ladies to make cards andcrop with every two weeks, I will learn there as they have a shared cricut available and I will bring some cartridges for others to use too! Then I will get to watch the others and how they use it. I learn best by watching and observing.
It is due to my concussion that I haven't tried it...I struggle with learning new things so sometomes avoid them...lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda sorry I have not been here in awhile life is/has been very hectic! just wanted to say LOVE these cards and all your lovely creations and just cause I don't leave lots of comments its not that I don't look or care! hugs me x

chillin with Quillin said...

there both beautiful !!!!
Paula

terry said...

Love these very festive creations!

Pat said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Brenda, the poinsettia is gorgeous on the second.

Pat xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, both cards look great! I love the traditional Christmas colors. The crystals on the first card are great and I love the poinsetta on the second card. Hugs, Hanneke

Paper Profusion said...

These look terrific Brenda! Happy Weekend to you. Nicola x

Whisper said...

Both of them are simply stunning - makes me want to get a cricut !!, Luv Sam x

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards, I particularly love the first one :o)
Jackie xx

Julie said...

Hi B, gorgeous as always,love the way the font joins together,I'm wondering if there's an option to do that on the Cricut expression. Have a great weekend,Julie x

Hilde Larsen said...

awesome cards! :)

Robin said...

Such beautiful Christmas cards! I so wish I had a Cricut too. Hugs, Robin

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Lovely cards , Brenda