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

Monday, 19 November 2012

Full list of Cricut Cartridges

You'll now find my Cricut cartridge list over on my new blog here: Full list of Cricut cartridges

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Hello Thursday July 2012

Back again with the July Hello Thursday cartridge release.

Three carts were announced this month - Fontopia (a font cartridge plus some cool looking card bases), A Frighful Affair (Halloween) and Close to My Heart's new cartridge collection called Artiste. Like the previous CTMH collection the cartridge comes with co-ordinating stamp sets and chipboard sheets.

All three have already been added to Design Studio. You can download the new Cartridge Content from here:

As usual, go check out the Cricut Blog to see more fantastic work from the Cricut Design team.

Provocraft have done something quite different with the release of Fontopia. Not only have they released the full cart that includes a monogram font set, crests and cards, they have also released for sale digitally just the monogram font set, just the crests and cards set and all the monogram letters individually.

However...only the full cartridge is available on Design Studio. But if you use Cricut Craft Room or a Gypsy you can make use of the digital downloads.

Cricut Craft Room has everything available to purchase separately as listed above.

The Gypsy contains the full cartridge, the Monogram set and the Crests & Cards set. The individual monograms aren't available.

I think it's a great idea that PC are now going to be offering individual images for sale!


A Frightful Affair

CTMH - Artiste

Saturday, 14 July 2012

June Hello Thursday

Well, a very late Hello Thursday post from me. I've been sick with the dreaded Flu but am finally back!

You've most likely already seen (and possibly purchased) the carts from June's Hello Thursday announcement but just in case here they are.

There were two carts released in June - A Quilted Christmas (can't wait to get that one) and Dr. Checkup. That looks like a fun cart!

Both have just been added to the Design Studio Cartridge content update. You can get it here:

Interestingly, PC have also added the CCR Basics cartridge to DS. I'm not sure how that's going to work but I'll give it a try and see what happens!

See you around the 19th for the July cartridge release. Some of us were lucky to see a sneak peak of a cartridge called Create a Critter 2 in CCR. It looks similar to Create a Critter 1 but the animals appear to be dressed in seasonal outfits. Can't wait to see if it's released this month!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Hello Thursday - May 2012

Three new carts released this month. Check out the Cricut blog for projects created with the carts.
Official Cricut Blog

A quick side note - Art Deco, Chip Decor, Paper Dolls Teen Scene and Spring Cottage (the carts from March and Apr/May) were added to the Cartridge Content update yesterday! Download from here: Cricut Design Studio Home

To the Cabin (Seasonal)

Word of Mouth (Imagine Art cartridge)

Spring Chic (Imagine Pattern Cartridge)

Monday, 14 May 2012

Spring Cottage reference sheet

If you've purchased the Spring Cottage cartridge you will know that there is no handbook or tri-fold card showing the images. So, I put this together and hope you find it useful!

Here's a sample:

You can download a PDF from here:

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Hello Thursday Apr/May 2012

The April Hello Thursday was delayed until the first week of May. There were 5 new cartridges announced.

Over the Hill (Events)
Paper Play (Projects)
Pretty Pennants (Projects)
Tablescapes - Spring & Summer (Events)
Wildcard 2

Check out the great samples by the Cricut Blog Design team here:

Here's the preview of the carts:

Over the Hill

Paper Play

Pretty Pennants

Tablescapes - Spring & Summer

Wild Card 2

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

DS for Newbies manual

Back when Design Studio was first released I started putting a beginners guide together. For some reason I never got around to posting it on the blog. Instead I concentrated on putting individual tutorials together.

Well, a month or so ago I dragged the guide out, dusted it off and finished it!

So, if you're new to DS or just want a refresher on what the program can actually do, here it is! Just click the link below to download the PDF.

If you find the guide useful I'd appreciate it if you could become a follower (if you're not already).

If you wish to share the guide with your friends - great! However, I'd love it if you could direct them to this blog rather than just share the link to the file.

Till next time!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Hello Thursday - March 2012

Five fabulous carts this month!

Art Deco
Chip Decor (Exclusive to Hobby Lobby)
Contemporary Nature (Imagine Pattern cart)
Paper Doll Teen Scene
Spring Cottage

Don't forget to visit the Official Cricut Blog to see the projects created by the Cricut Design Team!

Here's a preview of the carts:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Hello Thursday - February 2012

Yes, I'm a bit late again.... :)

And you've most likely already seen the new carts for February. But just in case you've been on a desert island for the last 4 days here's the cartridge release for February.

3 new carts - Garden Soup, Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 and Creative Memories Divine Wedding.

All 3 have already been added to the Design Studio Cartridge Update along with the 2 missing carts from December - Victorian Romance and CM This & That.

All images are from the Official Cricut Blog. Make sure you go check it out! The Shirt box on TBBM2 is so cute! And I'm told (thanks Scrapalette) that the Cracker actually pops!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Finally fixed!

It took me 2 days and lots of swearing but I finally got my blog back to normal.

I've decided I don't like Blogger very much today! It's been acting weird for about a week with things like my Edit button (the little pencil) going missing.

For now I'm just glad it's back to it's pretty self and I didn't lose any posts!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Note to self...

Several notes actually...

1: Drinking two cans of V Energy drink and 5 cups of coffee will result in insomnia.

2: Insomnia means that you'll still be awake at 2:00am. Then you'll decide that it's a great time to do some work on your blog...using your iPad because you're away from home visiting your Mother for the weekend.

3: Working on your blog at 2:00am means you'll stuff something up badly and not have your backups available to fix it.

4: Next time read a book!!!

So, this is how the blog has to look until tomorrow! :(

Saturday, 4 February 2012

DS cartridge content update

The January 2012 carts have been added to the DS Cartridge Content Update. You can download it from here:

Carts added were:
Baby Shower
Bridal Shower
Elmo & Friends Holiday
Fun in the Sun
Giant Flowers
Letter Envy
My Quiet Book
Type Candy

For some reason the two December carts (CM This & That and Victorian Romance) haven't been added. I have advised PC.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Hello Thursday - January 2012

I'm so late with the Hello Thursday carts! So without further ado, here they are..

10 new carts this month:

Baby Shower (Events)
Bridal Shower (Events)
Elmo & Friends Holiday
Fun in the Sun (Lite)
Giant Flowers (Projects)
Greeting Cards Inside & Out (Imagine Art)
Letter Envy (Circle Exclusive)
My Quiet Book (Projects)
Type Candy Font

It looks like there are no carts being retired this month!

The Cricut carts have been updated to Design Studio along with the December Cricut carts. (Imagine carts don't appear in Design Studio.)

Baby Shower

Bridal Shower

Elmo & Friends Holiday

Fun in the Sun

Giant Flowers

Greeting Cards Inside & Out

Letter Envy

My Quiet Book


Type Candy

Fonts list - January update

My Cricut Fonts list can now be found on my new blog here:

For updates please follow/subscribe over there. :)