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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Pencil Box Template

I can't believe that the summer holidays are nearly over and the kids will be at school in a few days!!!


So, with this in mind I made this Pencil Box Template - Cutting File from The Cutting Cafe. The template comes in .pdf for hand cutting and wpc file extension for use with cutting machines such as in my case the Pazzles Inspiration.


I had one of those wonderful moments combining several files to make this project. I decided to use the Coloured Letters Background...Printable Stamp set and then to print it onto Kraft card. I was soooo excited when it came out of the printer, then hastily placed it on my cutting mat to cut out the Pencil Box Template. Wow, it was just the look I wanted!

I then added the ribbon, bow and scalloped edging to the lid. Finally, I used a 3rd file which was the All about School....printable stamp set to make the little sentiment.

Three files in one project!!!

Monday, 23 August 2010

House Shaped Card


I couldn't resist this House Shaped Card - template from The Cutting Cafe which I cut on my Pazzles Inspiration and I am really pleased how it turned out! I have used some new papers from my local paper craft shop which I am loving.


I cut out the Welcome Home sentiment, a Printable Stamp Set which is a huge set from The Cutting Cafe. I printed the sentiment on my printer and then used my heart shaped die cut to cut it out....sooooo easy.


I couldn't resist a bit of doodling and bling so, I raided my daughter's jewellery bits and added some glass beads on some wire and added this gorgeous heart pearl.

I am saving this card for a friend who is moving house soon if everything goes according to plan!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Rain Boots Shaped Card

Well, we are about to embark on our 1st camping trip with 3 kids.....think of me won't you!!! Today, I went on a last minute shopping trip to by wellie boots for the kids. I was amazed at the wonderful colours and designs that are now available but ended up with plain green wellies for the kids....boring!

I am hopeful for sunny weather but as our past holidays in the UK have been wet and cold I am now prepared for all weathers (especially rain)!!


Anyhow, I saw this amazing Rain Boots Shaped Card Template - Cutting File Set at The Cutting Cafe. Regina has made a lovely pair so go and take a peek. I am a sucker for shaped cards so I couldn't resist this one. The greeting I used is from the Rain Rain Go Away set which features 33 images.

I printed out the greeting and then used my heart shaped nestabilities to cut it out, so quick and easy.

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Cutting Cafe Winner

Drum roll please........and the winner of The Cutting Cafe Shaped Card Christmas Set with Box Template is:-

Lillian Child
"Oh how I love the Christmas season - and these cards are just delish!"

Congratulations Lillian

Could you please e-mail me so I can send you the

The winner was generated by Random Org
(sorry couldn't get it to display result!)

Just a little word to say to everyone is that I am overwhelmed by the response, not only the lovely comments but also to the new followers on my blog. This is the 1st time I have ever been on a Design Team and I only started blogging last year so, a massive thank you to each of you for the lovely comments and support!

Joanna xxx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Shaped Christmas Card Set - give-away!

Oh dear, I have heard that my local papercraft shop has stock of Christmas goodies! I daren't go into the shop.......but there again I can wait to see what delicious Christmas crafting delights have arrived, I have NO will power!

Shaped Christmas Card Set

Nevertheless, I needed to make this Shaped Christmas Card set and couldn't bear to drag my 3 children to my local shop in the school holidays. You know what it's like "Mum, I'm bored, can we go now"! So, I have used up some of last years papers and thankfully had enough to make this lovely set.


Regina at The Cutting Cafe is having a give-away.....how exciting. I have made these 4 Shaped Christmas cards which were so easy to cut out on my Pazzles. So, the deal is, if you would like a chance of winning this Cutting Cafe give-away please leave me a lovely comment on this post, and become a follower too!


I'll randomly draw a name for someone to receive this Shaped Christmas Card set with Box Templates and Cutting Files. Just remember to check back when I will post the winner on Saturday, 14th and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you!

Regina Easter will announce the give-away at The Cutting Cafe on Wednesday, 11th August when you can go and check out the links for all the Design Team members that are participating in this give-away.


Good luck and please make sure your comments are in by Friday, 13 August.

Owl Shaped Card

Well, it seems ages since I have had a chance to load anything on here. Summer holidays with 3 kids and hubbie on a business trip in China for 2 weeks.......that's my excuse!

Last night my friend telephoned me to tell me that she had just passed some exams with distinction "Whoo's a clever girl"! So I was crafting till the wee hours of the morning with this card.


I thought I would try using a DoodleBat from scrapNfonts to cut an Owl Shaped Card on my Pazzles. Earlier in the year I won some scrapNfonts downloads from a contest that was held by Regina Easter who ran Bitten By The Bug. This is the 1st time I have tried to cut from a DoodleBat and I am sure to do it again as it was so easy. It was great fun to make and somehow I think the owl is rather cute!


I saw this lovely paper at my local papercraft shop and thought it would be ideal for the owl. I am very much into googlie eyes at the moment, it must be the influence of having the kids around me whilst I craft during the summer holidays.



I also used my pen tool to write the greeting and then cut out the oval........how wonderful is that!

So here it is a quick card that I now need to pop into the post to congratulate my friend on her exam success.