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Sunday 29 March 2020

Playing with my Cricut Maker

I now have had my Cricut for 2 weeks.

With the help of Jennifer Maker's Craftalong Challenge , I have been making a new project every day, learning different techniques and finding out what the machine can do.

Day 12 and 13 involve using vinyl - I only have one small roll of black vinyl and a small roll of release tape in my stash - so I have sort of combined the days.

I used Ike's Witch Silhouette and the star within the Design Space to cut a witch and 5 stars in black vinyl.

I then looked at the canvasses I had to hand and added the images to them.
These had been coloured with acrylics.

As the vinyl is glossy, it was pretty difficult to photograph.

I decided this background was too busy - so this was my next version.
As we have just moved to Australia, the stars are supposed to suggest the Southern Cross.

I happened to look at Ike's Show us Your Pussycats Challenge
I discovered that Ike had a freebie silhouette lion on offer - part of the animal alpha Silhouettes.

Thank you for this,IKE!!

I decided to give this the Cricut treatment - but with black card.

I made this into a card - white card blank, layer of blue card, circle of yellow card (the sun), the lion and a die cut of flowers.

My daughter and I had been playing with alcohol inks on yupo...

I used one of these backgrounds to die cut the floral frieze.

I will link this card to Ike's Show us your Pussycats Challenge #52

Finally - something in everyone's thoughts...

Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh, WoW ! Such awesome makes ! You seem to be having a great time with your Cricut and those backgrounds are amazing. ! Thank you so much for using my images on these marvelous makes :-D
    IKE x

  2. Very cool, love them all, I love seeing all the new projects you've created, hugs, Lori m


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