The New Cricut Maker Machine… Easy Press and more!

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Well Cricut sure have been busy… and so have we.  Summer vacations (I wish), getting ready for back to school and all those fun summer weddings and get togethers.  As most of you know  my son is  going to be homeschooled, so crafting is a huge part of our life.

No one said education had to be boring… right LOL

Even though he isn’t technically starting homeschooling till next year, we still do a lot of fun projects designed to help him learn and have fun and be creative all at the same time. Part of that is our abandoned art projects, which is so much fun to do with kids and teaches them to give freely and enjoy it.

Now I wish we had this new Cricut Maker, have you seen this beauty yet? It’s due for release TODAY !!!!. I checked out the video and almost  died when I saw that not only will it cut fabrics, but it’s also  cutting wood  as well as all the stuff we usually do on our Cricuts like paper and vinyl.

Interchangeable cutting heads and the separate pen holders too. I used to own a scroll saw many years ago and this looks like it’s going to do the same kind of fret work that I did back then…..  VERY cool.  Can’t wait to see this one roll out… !!! woohoo.  I think my stepdaughter in Australia  might like this one, she’s a big sewer.

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and then of course there is the recent arrival of the light box... I know  that would be really useful for  us, specially me with my aging eyes.

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…and then they up the ante with the new Cricut Easypress..  think of all the fun shirts you can create for back to school.  Kids just love getting a new school wardrobe every year… and the money you can save and being unique… what kid doesn’t want to have something cool and unique.  I hate ironing, but this… I have to confess I think I’d use for every day ironing too lol.  I know this is something one of my DT girls would love, she’s big on HTV projects… I am so sorry Donna lol.  Hopefully you already saw that and won’t blame me haha.  It looks so cool though doesn’t it.

Shop new arrivals from Cricut!Cricut sure are trying to  get us set up for winter with some fab new toys to keep us busy once the summer is over and we get done with back to school, wedding and summer projects. Then the weather starts to cool and we have more time indoors.  It’s right on target for when most of us start thinking about the fall holidays and Christmas gift projects we have to  get stuck into over the coming months.


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Late round up of October Challenge Cards

Here’s just a few of the entries from last months challenges… hop on over to the message board to see  more…. and if you want to join in, we have  the regular Bi weekly and 5 Monthly challenges.. we’d love to have you join us.














Message Board Challenges & News Round Up!

We are midway through our current Bi Weekly card Challenge over on the Message Board..and as always .. it’s the start of a new month…. and you know what that means! New Monthly Challenges.

Here are a just few of the cards from the current Bi weekly Challenge sketches



Ok, for October we have:  

KennyK October 2015 Card Challenge

 “Frankie Knuckles”











Bugaboostamp Members Choice Challenge


Creative Coloring Card Challenge

….featuring another great Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamp


October 2015 Frankenstein Challenge

Thank you to NanaDonna for hosting the October Frankenstein Challenge.

This month the challenge is to decorate a Tshirt.  Very cool.. various techniques are  shown as example.. HTV ( Heat Transfer Vinyl )  Freeze paper ..which is great if you have kids.
This one should be a lot of fun 🙂

Nana Donna is a busy lady, not only is she the host for the current Bi Weekly which still has a week to go, she is hosting the Frankenstein AND the Executioner Challenges in October.

I am the Executioner – Card Challenge!!!!

What could she have in mind for us I wonder… this one hasn’t been posted yet… so I’ll be back to update this tomorrow, when I find out what it is.

Well that is the Challenge updates..

Message Board News !


Now for the message board itself.  We had 21 new members in September which is awesome.. don’t be shy, come on in and say hi.

The Craftsuprint £15 voucher giveaway is now closed, and a winner will be announced by Sunday the 4th at the latest.

Voting for the September Bugaboo Prize Members Choice Challenge is now open and message board members can cast their vote up until Poll runs till Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:44 pm.  PLEASE VOTE!!