Friday, 18 April 2014

Using Built-In Images Scan N Cut.....

Those of you who have 'known' me for a while will know that when it comes to die-cutters I don't do design. I was never really interested in Design Studio with the Cricut, the most I ever did was weld a few letters together to make a word. No, for me, the fun is looking at a shape, then doing my thing....I can spot a shape and remember that I have the perfect paper to go with it, or a sentiment will pop into my head. I don't think I will ever be a crafter who welds circles and triangles together to form fabulous lacy shapes, although I greatly admire those who can.

I am on a bit of a mission to see what cards I can create just using some of the basic built in shapes on the Scan N Cut - those of you with the Cricut or Cameo will be able to do something similar quite easily - as I say, pretty basic shapes. This one was inspired by some paper I found in a pack by Authentique on sale for a ridiculous price in Tuesday Morning, and despite my ban on buying any more papers until I have used up some of the ones I already have, for which several forests gave up their lives, I had to get it...... 

The machine, SEW and scissors were both cut with the SNC, I added some bakers twine around the reel and carried it down to the 'needle'. The scissors were painted with glossy accents. The sentiment is a random acrylic one that I chopped up before stamping to make room for the word SEW (I rather like this built in font by the way). The little dots on the machine were done with perfect pearls in pale pink

I hope you are all looking forward to a happy and peaceful Easter weekend. Me? We are going down to London to see some of our family - I better stock up on some chocolate eggs because I think there will be a Easter egg hunt with Max and Milo on Sunday morning before we head off for a lunch cooked by Alexandra. But today, I'm going to be back at my desk doing a bit of the crafty stuff....see you tomorrow x


  1. I really like your card, Enfys. I'm a sewer, too, and I remember trying to work my grandmother's treadle sewing machine. I was hopeless at it, but managed to learn to handle the electric kind.

  2. Such a pretty card Enfys and the PPs are perfect.

    Have a super Easter weekend.

    Toni xx

  3. Another fabulous card Enfys. I have to agree, the papers you selected are so perfect for the "sew" theme of this card. Lovely colors too.

  4. Lovely card Enfys. Some shapes, pretty paper, scan n cut and you're all set for a unique creation! Happy Easter everybody. Pat x

  5. Great to see what you come up with with your latest "toy".
    Hugs, Carin

  6. Absolutely beautiful dearie.So sweet.Love it.Have a lovely weekend.Hugs Debbie x

  7. Super card Enfys,happy Easter.
    Sue x

  8. Thank you for sharing your card, love it! Happy Easter!

  9. Very cute card. You really are getting your $'s worth from the SNC. The scissors and machine are really sweet images.
    I wish you and Mike a wonderful Easter, spent with family and friends. What a joy to share your eggs with the boys. Have a lovely, joyful day.
    Hugs, Jess

  10. I'm always amazed at how creative you are!! The items you create with the 'basics' are always wonderful.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  11. Love the sewing card, I make lots of sewing themed cards for my friends in the quilt guild, here in Pasco County. Happy Easter to you and your family. xo

  12. Quick note busy day. I so love this and in the next 2 days I am just going to make time to at least turn in on. I love the images on the couple of CD's that I have I just was not happy with the way I cut them out. I love the way this machine does them... So pretty Enfys...

  13. Maryellen WebberFriday, April 18, 2014

    I love your card. Wishing you a
    Happy Easter.


  14. Cute! Love how you come up with diff. designs for cards.

  15. Lovely card. Hope the hunt goes well

  16. Ohh Enfys this is stunning x

  17. OOOOOH!! this Card is fabulous! Enjoy the hunt a few pics will be fun too..your making the SnC look to easy to handle....

  18. A lovely sewing themed card Enfys. Really must investigate the built in shapes on my machine.


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Enfys x