Please come on over to my new blog and follow me there -

I'll be transferring information to there from this blog as I get time. Any new tutorials/info will be posted there!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

List of Seasonal cartridges

Looking to purchase a Seasonal cart and can't find it anywhere? It could be that it's sold out. Remember, limited copies of these carts are produced and once they're gone... they're gone!!

I've scoured the Hello Thursday emails and Cricut Chirps and come up with this list of seasonal carts and their approximate release date:

OCT 2009
Snow Friends
Very Merry Tags
When It's Cold Outside

Easter 2010
Mother's Day 2010
Love Struck 2010

MARCH 2010
Summer in Paris
Summer Vacation
Independence Day

JULY 2010
Pumpkin Carving
October 31st

Christmas Village
Christmas Cards

Trim the Tree
Winter Lace

Spring Holiday Cards
Mothers Day Bouquet
April Showers

MARCH 2011
Fathers Day
Happy Graduation

JULY 2011
Simply Scarecrow

Chic & Scary

Scandinavian Christmas Cards

Snow Day

Victorian Romance

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Downloading files from MediaFire

So many people share Cricut files these days. A great many of us use MediaFire to store and share the file. Follow these steps and you shouldn't end up downloading any nasties...

(Always make sure your virus software is up to date)

Click on the link that the person sharing their file has given you.

You'll be taken to Mediafire and should see this screen:

After a little while it will change to this:

Click on the "Click here to start download..." button.      

DON'T click on anything else!  

Once it starts the download you will see:

Once it 's ready to download you'll see this box asking you whether you want to Open the file or Save the File.

If you just want to print it out and not save it, select Open with Adobe Reader and click OK. The file will open (assuming you have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader) and you can print it out.

If you DO want to save it to your computer select Save File and click OK

 Select where you want to save your file and click the Save button.

The file will commence downloading to your computer. If you use Firefox and you have "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file" selected (Tools, Options, General tab) you'll see this window.

When it has fully downloaded double click on the file name in the download box and your file will open ready for you to print.

Version 2 of Carts with Fonts list is ready for download!

I just finished uploading the new version of the Cricut Carts with Fonts list.

I made a few changes to it. There is now a column for you to tick if you own the cart, plus there is another column which notes whether the font has a shadow. Here's a sneak peak:

There are about double the number of pages now, BUT the way I have done it will mean that in future you won't have to print out all the pages again. I'll let you know which pages have a change on them! Hope you find that feature useful.

There are now two versions of the PDF you can download. One uses the US letter size paper and the other the A4 size paper.

Here's the two links:

US letter version:

A4 version:

When downloading the file, make sure you don't click on anything other than the "Click here to start download...." button. That way you won't download any nasties.

I'll be uploading a tutorial on downloading files from Media Fire later today!

Enjoy! Again, let me know if there's any changes you would like.


January Carts are on DS

The January carts are now available to download from

Even though the list hasn't been updated and still shows November, the download is actually version 110110.


Monday, 24 January 2011

Cricut rewards - Carts with missing rewards certificate

If you purchased an eligible* Cricut Cartridge that was missing a rewards certificate here's what you need to do to receive one.

* Go to to see a list of eligible carts.

Login to your Cricut Rewards a/c at

Click on "Enter Cricut Rewards" (just under where it shows how many points you have)

Click on "Click here for a sample certificate"

You will see: 

Click on that web address (circled above) - (You can click the X in the top of this box now to close it).

You'll see this page:

Click on "I purchased a cartridge released this year but did not receive a Cricut Rewards certificate"

You'll see this screen:

Insert the serial number from the sticker on the top of the box and press Continue

Follow the instructions from there. 

You will need to remove the bar code sticker from the top of the box and attach it to the form you will be asked to print out.

The address on the form is INCORRECT. Send the completed form to:

Cricut Rewards Program
151 East 3450 North
Suite 600
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Thanks to MamasScrappin from the Cricut messageboard for the correct address!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Still waiting for the DS update

1/24/2011: The update for the January Hello Thursday carts hasn't been posted yet.
1/25/2011: The carts are now in the update!

I'll keep checking and post as soon as I see it.

Once I have the update I'll be able to update the Font Carts list.  I think there are at least 3 carts with fonts this month!!

Stay tuned! :)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Hello Thursday - January 2011

10 new carts this month. Seven for the Cricut and three for the Imagine.

DS update available here:
Ignore the fact that the update page lists Nov 09 as the latest font pack update. The new carts HAVE been added.
Gypsy update also availably through Cricut Sync.

There are SIX carts retiring this month:
  • Celebrations
  • Serenade
  • Speaking of School
  • Speaking of Winter
  • Word Builders 2 - A Garden of Words
  • Word Builders 3 - An Ocean of Words

Here's the seven new Cricut carts...

All Sports
Available January

Baby Steps
Available February - exclusive to Jo-anns 

Campin' Critters
Available January

Florals Embellished
Available January

Formal Occasion
Available January

Kate's ABC's
Available February - exclusive to Jo-anns 

Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art 
Available February

And the three Imagine carts...

All Wrapped Up
Available April

Bubblegum Stripes
Available April

Available April

DS font pack download is messed up!

UPDATE: IT'S FIXED!!!! December & January carts are now available to download. (It still says November though....)

For some reason the December Font Pack has been overwritten with the November Font Pack.

So if you're looking for the December carts at you're out of luck.

HOWEVER....... I DO have the December Font Pack saved to my media fire account. Here's the link:

Only use this link if you are missing carts from December 2010 which were:

April Showers
Spring Holiday Cards
Mothers Day Bouquet
Best of Pixar
Disney Classics
Nate's ABC's
Groovy Times
Pack your bags
Life is a Party
Cricut Everyday (Circle)

It WON'T include the January carts that were released today!!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Oops! And a very late apology

So it appears that there's more than one GirlfromOz out there..... (Go figure - I thought how original I was being by using a spin off of the Hugh Jackman musical the Boy From Oz!)

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from another girlfromoz who asked me to stop using her email address....

I thought "Say what??? "

I didn't give it much more thought till I received an email from a friend who sent it to my hotmail a/c and to my home email address. That's when the penny dropped. I noticed that the hotmail address was wrong. Instead of girlfromoz2009 at hotmail dot com it was addressed to girlfromoz at! (I did try to get that address originally but it was taken... obviously.... which is why I added the 2009)

To cut an already far too long story short..... I emailed her to let her know what must have happened. She replied and very nicely forwarded me a stack of emails that had gone to her by mistake.

So....... if you sent me an email any time from 24th March 2009 and you didn't get a reply....... SORRY!!!!! It went to the wrong address!!!! Blushing

I have found a few blog posts where I had typed the wrong address and have fixed those, and I'll keep looking to make sure there's no more!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Get the Adobe PDF reader here

If you're having trouble opening the Cricut fonts file make sure you have a PDF reader installed.

Here's the link to the Adobe Reader:

If you don't want McAfee Security Scan Plus software to download, make sure you deselect that option before you click the Download Now button.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Answers to some comments

Wow! What a response to my little old cart list!!!

I'm so happy that so many Cricut users out there have found it so useful.

There have been a couple of people who haven't been able to download it. If you have trouble, please let me know and I can email it to you. Just let me know your email address and I'll send it on.

ScrappinBee said:

"Thanks for all the hard work that you did compling this list. However, I am upset that when I downloaded it, it also downloaded the Bing tool bar and made Bing my home page and now I can't check my email and can't figure out how to get rid of it. Wish you would have mentioned that this download also downloaded other stuff because I would not have downloaded it. Plus was never able to open the file..."

I have no idea why Bing would have been downloaded to your computer. That's certainly not something that I had any control over. I haven't heard of that happening to anyone else... yet! :)

You should be able to remove the Bing toolbar by going to your control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalling it from there.

As I said above, please let me know your email address if you would like me to email the file to you.

KathyM said:

"What an amazing tool to have! I may be missing it but is there a way to tell what has a background layer or blackout? Thanks for your hard work!"

Thanks Kathy! When I was creating the document I considered showing which carts had a shadow. I really just wanted to get the list finished so left that feature out. But.... I will hopefully have that information added ready for the next version after Hello Thursday. So stay tuned! :)

Janner said:

"Thank you for all your hard work. I am now a follower and love your blog. I had just about given up using my design studio because I still have problems hiding features of critters and sizing the layers to fit properly. I hope you will address this issue in the near future. Jan"

I'll definitely be sharing some info on sizing layers and some more on the Hide Contour feature soon!  :)

DebbyP said:

"This is awesome. Thanks for doing this. Very helpful. Would love to know how you did this. TTFN

What? You want ALL my secrets??? LOL

Seriously though, I just added each font to my DS mat, previewed it then used my Windows 7 "Snipping Tool" to take a copy of the preview. Then I copied that into a Word document table. Easy peasy! :)

Cornville Country Crafts said:

"I just taught a class on Design Studio on Saturday and emailed your list to everyone in the class. I will hand out a copy to my future classes. Thank you so very much for doing all of the work. Also I am missing a page 9 is there one? "

Page 9 was missing from the original post, but it is there now.

Please let me know if you have any more questions and thanks again for all the lovely comments!


Monday, 10 January 2011

Updates to Font List

Hi everyone

Thank you so much for the amazing response to the Font List!

If you find anything missing or incorrect feel free to let me know! I'll update this file every month after the new carts are released.

So far I have added Life is a Beach (thanks DisneylandChick). The latest download now includes that font.

Bethdoc let me know that I had duplicated one of the fonts on Old West. I have fixed that now and it will be correct in the next update. That should be just after Jan 21st (Hello Thursday).

Here's what Old West should look like:

I'll update the previous post to fix that mistake.

Also, a few people have had warnings pop up about a virus when they are downloading the file. I downloaded the file myself to check and didn't get an error. I then ran Trend Micro on the file and it was clean.

It could be the ads on the mediafire site that are throwing the error. I may look at changing from Mediafire to another site. I'll update the link if I change.


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Full list of Cricut carts with fonts... AND samples!

I had no idea how many "non-font" cartridges actually have a font on them until I started putting this list together!

So A FULL DAY AND A HALF later.... here it is. Hope I haven't missed any!

US (letter) V3 (February 2011) here:
Only print pages 22 & 23 if you already have V2)

A4  V3 (February 2011) here:
(Only print pages 20 & 21 if you already have V2)



Saturday, 1 January 2011


It's 2011!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year. 

May all your Cricut days be happy ones!