Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Who Wants to Skate?

I was commissioned by my Mom to make cards for my sisters skating coaches. Here is what I came up with.



I used Cricut Cartridges:

Jolly Holidays - Girl
Create a Critter - Pond

This is another Tag card. I cut two tags to make a card.

This was made with: Celebrate With Flourish

The first card I have entered in Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge me Monday #90
  • Ribbons are such a wonderful way to add detail to your Cricut creations. Whether you are making a card, designing a scrapbook layout, or creating an item to decorate your home, ribbon can be just the right embellishment to finish things off. This week, we are challenging you to use ribbon on your projects. 

The second card I have entered in Bitten by the Bug 2: Winter Frolic Tag Challenge
  • The challenge was to make a Tag using Winter Frolic.

I don't have that cartridge so I improvised.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Queen 4 a Day

I made this card for my friend and co-worker. Lets flash back to September when I made a card for our boss. I had joked at the time that I thought of making her a 'Queen 4 a Day' card, but I didn't want it to go to her head. She protested and thought it would have been fitting. My rebuttal was that I thought it better suited for above said co-worker Sandy. Now back in the present, I am following though with my 'Queen 4 a Day' card.

This card was made with Cricut Cartridges:

Once Upon a Princess - Queen 4 a Day

Storybook - Marquee (behind the text)

Home Decor - Crown (inside)

Happy Birthday Sandy!


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #118

Paper Cutz Challenge #118 - Make a card, LO or craft project using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of jingle bells! Use any colors you'd like! 

I Don't have 'Jingle bells' but I do have a bell. I cut strips from a DCWV - Holiday Collection pack, putting them back together on a solid green card. The bell is from Jolly Holidays, Cricut cartridge.

Ding Dong,


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Winter Woodland - Christmas card

Here is a simple Christmas card I made using Winter Woodland. The count down is on and I gotta get to work on some more cards!

I have also uploaded this too: Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge # 88 - Holiday Cards

Happy December 1st,


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Unicycle, Christmas Cards

I come from a family of circus performers! Not really but most would see it that way. Most of my family ride unicycles, with the exception of me. My Mom called me and asked if there was a Cricut cartridge with a unicycle. After a bit of searching I discovered two, Carnival and the one I used Jolly Holidays. My Mom said she would buy the cartridge for me if I make her a Christmas card for the leader of their unicycle club. I couldn't pass up an offer like that, so I have made a few similar looking cards to give her a choice and I can give the extras to my unicycle riding uncles. A BIG THANKS to my Mom for this new Cartridge.  

I have taken the advice of my #1 follower/commenter Susan and entered this card in Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge # 88 - Holiday Cards

Love you Mom,


Cricut Cardz Challenge #96

This challenge was: Challenge #96 "Christmas: Say It with S!" Make a card for Christmas using an image that starts with the letter S, using any cartridge(s) and any colors you'd like.

 Check it out @ Cardz Tv

Here is my creation, though not a card, I used the Skate cut from Winter Woodland to make a broach.
I tried to do this with felt first, but quickly leaned that it doesn't cut well. I cut several shadow layers and glued them together to give it some support. this is not quite finished, I would still like to lightly sand the edges to make them even. I would also like to apply a finish of some sort to protect it a bit from ware. I learned that I am not good with a glue gun, so excuse the mess of the glued backing.

Skate on,


Monday, 21 November 2011


I want to first mention that I am sorry for my lack of posts. I have been in money saving mode and have been working like a demon. I started this with the intention of posting more than once a week. Thank you for your patience, after the holidays I will try a bit harder at posting.

My post for today is my first Christmas card! I have a few cards I have been working on, so this is the first of many. I have lots of cards to make for the holidays (finding time is another thing), so when I saw the 'Bitten by the Bug 2 - Winter Woodland...Joy Challenge' I saw it as a chance to get another card out of the way. I have been making a few cards out of Tag cuts, and so I continued that with this card. I don't have a Gypsy so I have to cut 2 layers the same and glue them together to make a card. This card was made with the Cricut - Winter Woodland cartridge. Hope you enJOY!

Another Birthday, Another Cow?

So this has become my standard, as far a birthday cards go. Ask the person their favorite animal and then their favorite color and throw it all into a card. I was going to enter this in Cardz TV Challenge #1 - "Just My Style"  but I was a day late.
I must say I was shocked to have another cow card so soon. I didn't know cows were all that popular.
This card was made with Cricut - Create a Critter and a stamp form Micheal's.



Sunday, 13 November 2011

Happy Birthday Sis'

My sisters though NOT twins share a birthday. I have made each their own card with their favorite colour and animal. Enjoy!

This one is for the older of the two, Jen. She likes cows and pink. I used Create a Critter for the cow and milk. The paper is DCWV - Street Lace.
Emily the youngest of all of us kids, loves polar bears! I didn't have a bear cut out that I liked, so I used a calender that I bought her but never ended up giving her for the image. She likes blue, fitting for a polar bear card I think. I used my favorite Argyle card from Wild Card, and Damask Decor, for the scallop around the image. All stamps are from Micheal's. 

Happy Birthday and Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Bitten by the Bug and Paper Playtime Challenge

I have made this card for two challenges.

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Heritage... Accent 9 challenge

Good morning everyone!! This week, I asked the designers to use the Accent9 (fancy corner) from the Heritage cart. I love what they did!!

Now, you know if you don't have Heritage, you can participate by using any cart with a fancy corner. Please make sure you're submitting a new project!

Paper Playtime - Ch# 60 Cricut Creations: THANK YOU PROJECTS
I don't have a quote, but the challenge was to make a Thank you project (hence the title)

I love thank you cards. I think there is always an occasion to make and use them. This card I based around the corners. I wanted to participate in Bitten by the Bug's challenge, but the only cartridge I have with corner cuts is Straight From The Nest. I don't know how fancy the corners are but when I saw them I thought they would go well with the cuts I used from the Serenade cartridge (bird and bird house). The thank you stamp is from a set I bought at Micheal's and the punch is EK.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - #85 – Book Lover

Challenge #85 – Book Lover

Create a project that has something to do with a book. You can make your own book, include the image of a book on your project, design a bookmark, etc.

When I saw this  challenge, I first thought of the Library Card cut from Sentimentals. As I started this project I knew I needed to spice it up a little. I love the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge, but I don't love the card that comes with this cut. Like me I know your asking yourself why would you need to make a library card and pocket for your personal books? I have one friend who could benefit from this, maybe you do too. I started thinking of alternative uses for the book card and pocket, and I thought that you could use it as a way to personalize books you give as a gift. Most of the time you would just write a note on the inside cover, but this may be a nice way to achieve the same effect. 

The pocket is the Library Card cut from Sentimentals cartridge. As I mentioned I didn't like the card that goes with this cut, so I decided to make one from Damask Decor's Tag feature. The tag is and Pocket I cut a 5". I have left the back of the tag empty for a personal note, or if you have an extensive personal library, you can use it for it's original purpose. 

New Name!

As you may have noticed, I have changed my name and address to Crimson Cricut. When I first made my blog, I didn't know how I was going to use it. I thought I would use it as a general blog for myself and my crafts, but I have quickly realized that I am going to fill it with Cricut crafts. My world has changed since I bought my Cricut and I can't see how I got on with out it. I had a little inspiration for my blog title, that came as an early Christmas present...

I introduce you too my new Crimson Cricut Expression.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Birthday Card

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while, real life has gotten in the way of my crafts. Although I have been busy I have been working on a few things, as well as experimenting with my Cricut.  This is a project I have actually been able to finish, and will be given as a birthday card for a friend.

This card was created using Rock Princess Cricut cartridge, and the pink background is from DCWV - Street Lace.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Note/Thank you card

I just received the Straight from the Nest cartridge, in the mail yesterday. I kept flip flopping on whether I should get this cartridge or not. After a little back and forth I decided to get it. I love this tree, as well as the others, and looking through the booklet I think I made the right choice. This cartridge will have many uses over time.
 After a little playing around I decided to make a general note/thank you card. I like the two-fold card from the booklet and ones I have seen on other blogs, so I made my first attempt.

 I have left the inside blank, so when an occasion comes up I can add a note or other sentiments.
This is a tiny card only 4 inches, the tree I set at 5 inches. There is always something going on, so I`m sure this card won`t sit around for long. 

Birthday Card

I would like to start off by saying thank you to everyone who has visited my blog. I know there isn’t much to see, but I will keep working on it. I would also like to thank my first followers. I appreciate your time and early commitment.
On to the card! I was asked to make a birthday card for someone who likes blue, and is fond of elephants. After going through the cartridges I do have, I came up with this cute card.

The windowed card was cut from Don Juan.
The elephant from Create a Critter.
The balloon is from Once upon a princess.

The ribbon is from a 24 pack I picked up at Winners. The punch is EK. Both stamps are from Michael’s discount bin.

I don’t know the recipient of this card but I hope they like it.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


I was on a roll today and trying out my new Cricut Cartridge Wild Card. My Mom has had a weird week so looking through the Wild Card booklet I put together a quick card, that I will send to help make her day. I'm glad I haven't told her about my blog yet, other wise I would have had to wait to post this. I hope it makes you and her smile!

Halloween Cards!

This will be my first post, how exciting! I am new to paper crafts, and only recently bought my Cricut Create. I am slowly building my cartridge collection, and don't have a lot, but it is growing everyday (well not eeeveryday, but it's growing) I got Wild Card in the mail today so I got to play with my new cartridge. 
Being a gloomy day, I decided to make three Halloween cards. I will be sending these cards off to my three pen pals. Time is running out so I will have to get them in the mail soon. Till then I will share my creations. Enjoy!

Card #1

 This card I made for CRICUT 360ยบ’s Spooky  Halloween Blog Hop!

This card was made using Cricut Cartridge Wild Card. I bought this cartridge after seeing another blogger used the argyle card, I think I will be using this card a lot! The Halloween stamp I picked up at Micheal's in their dollar bin.

Card #2

This card was also made with Cricut Cartridge Wild Card and has the same stamp as above. I love owls, though this guy was lacking detail, I tried to spice him up a bit by rubbing soft pastel on the edges and cut outs.

Card # 3

This card was made with Cricut Cartridge Celebrate with Flourish. I love this cartridge, but hate the time it takes to put all the pieces together. I have left the inside blank and will fill it in with my own note.