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Monday 13 April 2020

Wouldn't it be nice to go on an Easter picnic...?

Today I had a couple of projects in mind...
  •  I wanted to find out how to use pens with my Cricut
  •  I needed to make an inspirational make for the Oddball Design Team

A black pen was supplied with the machine and I used this in the sample card that came with it. But my daughter gave me a set of 5 pens as part of my Birthday present - so I wanted to find out how to use them...

Having done a bit of research on the internet these were my first examples:

I wanted to use Oddball Art Co's  IMG 36.
First I had to change this into an svg file and then import it into the Cricut Design Space.

Playing around with the colours, I eventually ended up with this:

As you can see the Cricut only gives outlines so I then added extra colour using Copics...

  1. Card base and layering sheets cut with Cricut.
  2. Floral paper from a Francheville Summer Life paper stack.
  3. Image #36 drawn in colour using Cricut, extra colour using Copics,
  4. Die cut beetles using Big Shot and a die from Spotlight, in black and yellow card.
If you would like to buy any of Lizzy's Oddball images use my DT code: DTSUSAN10
This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website

I am also going to add this to Leigh's Birthday Hop

For more details hop over to Leigh's page

Today is Day 13... April 13th - Easter Monday - but what a strange Easter Monday? 

I would also like to mention you could share your April makes
 with the Clever Dexter Challenge

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Happy Crafting!


  1. Fab card Susan using your cricut makes!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  2. You are getting really good and mastering the Cricut. I need to get inspired and use my machine! GREAT MAKES today... the picnic basket may have a few well undesirable things for my taste!

  3. Fabulous picnic scene, your Cricut experiments are coming along nicely! Thanks for joining in on LeighSBDesigns Birthday Celebrations!

  4. Your fun tool is interesting and Im looking at it too.


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