Just to let everyone know that we have a Cricut club once a month here in LINCOLN UK. Everyone is welcome but places need to be booked to ensure there is room for everyone, so just drop me a line to ensure you get a place.

March 2013

It's a great friendly group even if I say so myself.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Challenge Me Monday - #152 Luck O' the Irish

Well it's been a very busy fortnight here in Craftbugmum land, I've just started doing painted letters.  So have been trying to get so samples done. for people can see the different options.
Over on Fantabulous Cricut BlogSpot this week the challenge is Luck O' the Irish. 

Well it's a bag of gold from me this week. I made the bag using Tags, bags, boxes and more, along with A Child's Year. I've really enjoyed doing it and think it's super cute. As you can see I have cut the clover out of the bag front, this was done using my Cricut Design Studio.   I placed some acetate behind the hole after the clover was cut out. The clover was given the inking treatment, I just love to ink the edges of things. It was then embossed and stuck onto the acetate.
Oh nearly forgot to tell you about the gold that's inside the bag, Yummy Yummy gold. :)
Well that's enough from me for the time being, enjoy you day  whatever you are doing.
Please call back later and I may have had change to load some of the  letters I have done.
This bag is for the super challenge over on  

Sunday, 10 March 2013

WOW Spotlight Sunday

WOW, I just don't know what to say. I was so shocked (well I need a stronger word) and truly honoured when I  received an email from the lovely Erin over on Fantabulous Cricut  to appear on a spotlight Sunday.
I love to play in my cabin and make bits and pieces, it helps me switch off after a busy day at work. I use my Cricut and laptop to create different designs and love the flexibility to be able to make this in such a personal way.
I've just started to do wooden letters and I'm loving them, but they do take longer than I anticipated.
Well It's Mothers Day here in the UK so need to go get dressed to go and see our Mums.
Take care and please pop over to Fantabulous Cricut and leave them a comment

Friday, 1 March 2013

Challenge Me Monday - #150 Fun with Puns

Back today with a quick make for the wonderful challenge over on Fantabulous Cricut - Fun with Puns. This week the challenge was to make a creation using a pun, so lets hope this fits like a glove (sorry couldn't resist)

I have used
Life is a beach for the Whale and waves.
Indie art for the clouds along with a computer sentiment.
Adding some glossy accents on the whales spray and glitter on the waves.
Not forgetting a little bit of ink to soften the edges.

Been a busy week for me, work for the first half.  Lunch with a special friend on Thursday who is about to start her chemo so lots of chatting had to be done (god love her).
Got a busy weekend ahead as I have my lovely Cricut Club here in Lincoln so have a little project to prepare and lots of stuff to get together.  I have a lovely bunch of ladies and gentlemen (yeah we have two now so that's fab) who get together once a month. I take my carts which are available for all to use (yeah sorry sometime it leads to them falling in love and having to purchase they own), and this also allows me to share my passion for the Cricut.  It give me so much pleasure to see people using they machine and enjoy what they make.  Well lets enough waffle from me, don't want to bore you all.
Pop over to Fantabulous Cricut -Challenge Me Monday - #150 Fun with Puns  and see the wonderful creation from the DT.
Thanks for dropping by
Fi x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Challenge Me Monday - #149 Kiss the Cook

Had a bit of me time today, although not feeling 100% but that's life. Lots of people worse of than myself (Fi tells herself to get a grip).
I got my thinking cap on for the challenge over on Fantabulous Cricut Blogspot this week it's Kiss the Cook. Umm what can I do ?
Well here is the result and pair of lips which opens up to show the cook.  We all love the cook at a BBQ don't we, roll on the summer and the BBQ comes out. 
I hope you find to as humorous as I did when I was making it.
I added a little glitter on the lips, cos what girl doesn't like a bit of bling.
Oh nearly forgot to tell you what carts I used
Indie Art - lips
Block Party - Cook
Pop over and have a look at the DT work lots of fab projects.
Thanks for popping by love to read your comments and views.
Fi xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sketch challenge

Back today with another post this time it for the sketch challenge
Here is the sketch
This is my take hope it fits.  
Pop over and have a go, I'm sure you would be welcome and much appreciated.

I have entered this in
Thanks for stopping by
Fi xx


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Mothers Day Card

Morning what a fab morning the sunny is coming out to play today. Hip Hip Horray, love it when it comes out yours lifts your whole day.
Today I am sharing a card I have made for Mothers Day
I have used some of my stroke it paper (you know the ones you love and don't want to use).
The flower is from a sizzix die.
The sentiment has been printed and then cut out with a spellbinder nestie.
I am entering this into the following challenge

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Valentine Treat

Better late than never this is the treat I made for my lovely Hubby for Valentines day.
It would have been blogged before but due to camera and blog problems I haven't been able to share with you in time.
I have used some Haribo Chamallows Hearts and topped some with Haribo Heart Throbs.
Hope you like my creation.
The base heart has been cut using my Cricut and GBS for the heart. 
The paper and card are from my little stash I have (sorry I can't remember which pack)
I have entered this into the challenge over on
Fi xx

Thursday, 7 February 2013

You make my heart flutter

Hello, bet you thought I'd disappeared again.
Sorry no lucky there I've just been busy with other things in life.
 I'm back this week with a card I've made for someone special.
I've used my wonderful cricut and the design studio for the heart (george basic shapes).
The heart backing has been made using my little hearts Cuttlebug folder (love language)
The Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, the lace is from my little collection of ribbons!!!
Note forgetting my favourite stampin up inks for the edges (Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White)
I have used some pearl card sorry I don't have the best photography skills.
I'm entering this if the following challenges
Thanks for popping by
Fi xx

Monday, 28 January 2013

Happy Birthday - Masculine

Just a quick make for today over on the Allsort Challenge blog
this week it's Masculine
I have created this card for a special boy who loves to play on ones favourite toy !!
We all love them at times as we hear them laugh and shout out there friends while online
with the headphone on (you just laugh to yourself).

I have entered it on

Edited to updated picture as I have no camera at the moment so original was taken on my phone
but big thanks goes out to Lou you has cleaned it up. xx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Thinking of you Card

Yeah back again with another of my creations for today.
I love how this card turned out just nice plain and simple. 
I have used one of my spellbinders dies and just layered it up.
The stamp set i have used is a Kanban one which just fitted wonderful.
I'm going to enter this on the challenge over on The Cuttlebug spot - challenge - It's hip to be square this week so pop over and see what the lovely design team have made this week.
Thanks for dropping by
Fi x

Challenge me Monday card

Hi back this week with my card for the challenge over on Fantabulous Cricut, pop over and see what else the design team have to share with you.
I have used Plantin Schoolbook and Cricut Design Studio. I love this more than the new Craftroom as it's so easy to use if you don't have the best Internet connection, sorry Cricut but have to speak the truth.
I have also used my embossing folder to create the music notes around the boarder. Not forget this is a shaker card (sorry the photo doesn't show it off to well) which is full of music notes and stars.
I have used one of my stamps to stamp the star with musical note sheet.

Thanks for popping in hope you'll pop back very soon.
Like i said early the challenge this is for is:-
Fi xx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Card for the Men

Wow two post in one day don't fall of your chairs everyone.
I wanted to share this card with you that I made for a very Special Male friend (yeah you know who you are). he's been through so much in life but still keeps a smile on his face.
I have used Paper Lace 2 to create this card, it's such a lovely cartridge with lots of super images.
I'm entering this in the challenge over on Fantabulous Cricut

Ally Birthday card

Back today with a little make.
Well it's that time of the year when Ally turns a year older.
I just thought I would share to card I made for him with you all.
I used some papers from my little stash, so sorry i don't know who it's by. The image is a Mo Manning digi image.
I have coloured the image with my promarkers (which haven't been out for a while !!).
I used my Stampin up - letter it- stamp set for his name.
I have entered this in the following challenge :-

Birthdays come around

Today's make is another challenge card for the Cuttlebug Spot, this week it's Round and Round it goes.
I have used my Cricut to centre and cut the the circle out of a square.
Who couldn't resist it the good ols faithful swiss dots embossing folder (I know it one of my favorite and a must have for us all)
The ballons are made as spinners so they travel around the circle. I have used some crochet thread which I have coloured to match my colour scheme and tied to the balloons. The ribbon has also been coloured to match as well.

WOW - great news

Well how to make a girl very happy after coming back form a long journey for a very sad occasion I received a lovely email to say i had won, yeah little old me won something (happy dance and big smile). I had entered a challenge over on the Cuttlebug spot (triangles) the other week and was most surprised and happy to have been chosen as  the winner (big thanks to the DT team).
Pop over and take a look

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Back with a short post for you today.
I've made a couple of banners for my nieces bedrooms.
 I need something to keep my mind distracted as I had some very sad news on Friday. 
My uncle passed away so I wanted a little project to distract me and put a smile
 on someones face.
I had a little womble about and found cuttlebug challenge and felt my little make would fit in just great
I cut the banner on my cricut along with the letters.
These have been inked around the edge and letters put through swiss dots embossing folder.
Ribbon has been threaded through with bows at each joint.
 Not forgetting a bit of bling it just wouldn't be complete without.

Thanks for popping by
Fi xx


Friday, 11 January 2013

Tag - Butterfly

Back with another little make for you all.
Today I have used the Cricut to create a tag card as the base.
Next out came my wonderful Sizzix folder to emboss the butterflies ( I just love this folder).
Umm what to do next, yeah you guessed I cut another little tag to stamp my sentiment on (just fluttering by to say Hi )
Now I needed a little butterfly to finish off, so out came the my old faithful Indie Art Cartridge (this has to be one of my favourite carts)
I'm entering this in the following challenges:-
Thanks for popping by
Fi xx

Monday, 7 January 2013

New arrival

Hi, and thanks for dropping in.
Today I'd like to share with you a banner I have made.  My Brother in law and his wife are expecting baby number 2 a little girl any day.  Having selecting the name Heidi for the little girl I set to make a little banner to go in her room.
I have used a pearl pink card for backing and hand stamped the pink gingham.
The letters were cut using Storybook cart on the cricut
I know my photo skills are not great at showing this but I'm very pleased with the end product.
I'm entering this into the following challenges so hope it suits.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy New Year

Ok it's 2013 and I promise I'll start a new year with a fresh and do my best to start posting again.  Wiped the slate clean and try to get my head around the blog again.
Thanks for popping in and I'll pop some of my creations on very soon.
Fi xx