Saturday, September 17, 2016

CRICUT: Design Space iOS app now in more countries

Do you live in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or the Philippines?

Then I have very exciting news for you!! The Design Space iOS app has JUST been released into our iTunes App stores!! (Feel free to share this post with your friends to let them know!)

You can now download the app in your App store and make In-App purchases in your own currency. No more having to use a US iTunes account!

BUT, before you update the app....  If you have saved any Design Space projects to your iPad (or iPhone) you will need to save them to the Cloud while you're still signed into your US iTunes account.

Click on the Menu button and select My Projects on this iPad

Click on one of your projects. When the preview opens click Save As

Give it a new name if you like then click Save to the Cloud

Once it has saved you will see this message.

Now repeat that for each project you have saved to your device.

If you use several iOS devices with the Design Space app you will need to do the above steps for each one.

Once you've done that you can go on to the next step...

Next you need to uninstall the current version of the app. Hold your finger down on the Cricut Design icon till the image starts to shake then press the X to delete it.

Make sure you have signed out of the US app store (from Settings) and signed into your local iTunes account. Then go to the App store and search Cricut.

Click the Get button and install the new app.

Once you've installed the app you'll be able to download your projects to the iPad again from the Cloud when you need them.

Happy crafting!  ♥

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

CRICUT: September Mystery Box

 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

The September Mystery Box is available now from (While stocks last.)

The cost is $29.99. If you use the code CRAFTALOT you will receive 10% off that price and free shipping in the continental USA. If you are a Cricut Access subscriber you will receive a further 10% off. And if you are a Cricut Circle member you receive yet another 10% off.

Here's the link to the Mystery Box: SEPTEMBER MYSTERY BOX

Here are the contents:

3 Cricut cartridges - Home Decor, Home for the Holidays Fall/Winter and
Simple Cards.


Five rolls (12" x 24") of Faux leather in Brown, Silver, Copper, Black and Champagne. (Not pictured).


If you've never used the Faux leather, let me tell you it's a beautiful product. 

Here's a couple of projects I made using the woodgrain Faux Leather. The first is the Wallet "Make it Now" project. 

And here's a passport holder I created myself. 

Happy crafting!  ♥

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CRICUT: Surprise August Digital Mystery Box

 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Cricut have just released their first all-digital Mystery Box. This Mystery Box is exclusive to Cricut Design Space.

Do not purchase it if you don’t have a Cricut Explore. 

The images and fonts will not appear in Cricut Craft Room. 

The content is brand new and only available for sale through this mystery box.

As it’s digital this Mystery Box won’t sell out… but it will only be available
from 24th – 30th August 2016.

The cost of this digital Mystery Box is $29.99. Use the code CRAFTALOT to receive 10% off that price. And if you’re a Cricut Access member you’ll receive an additional 10% off. And if you’re a Cricut Circle member you should receive yet another 10% off!

You can purchase yours here:

Here’s what you’ll find in the Mystery Box

There are three Image sets: Natalie Malan – Wonderful Watercolor, Kim Byers – Rule the School and JGoodeDesign Sampler as well as four fonts with matching writing style.

Here’s a little overview of each for you.

Natalie Malan – Wonderful Watercolor
  • Watercolor Brush Script Font

  • 10 Watercolor Phrases

  • 5 Color Wash Patterns and one Floral Watercolor Pattern.  You can use these patterns to flood fill text and images. 

  • Customizable Banner 

Kim Byers - Rule the School 

  • 3 Patterns - again, you can use these to flood fill your text and images

  • 25 images (standard cut and printable)

JGoodeDesigns Sampler
  • 2 Digital Patterns

  • 32 images + coordinating draw lines (standard cut and printable).
Click images to enlarge

  • Four fonts and their coordinating writing style 


Happy crafting!  ♥

Monday, August 22, 2016

CRICUT CTMH Flower Market cartridge image codes

The new CTMH Flower Market cartridge was released a few weeks ago.

I've been waiting for the digital handbook to be added to the Cricut site so I can add the image codes. It's finally been added and the edited handbook is now available.

The members of my Facebook group will get them first so if you haven't joined yet here's the link: Cricut Explore and More

And if you don't know what this is all about here's more info:

Happy crafting!  ♥

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CRICUT: Design Space - slicing text into two layers

A question in my Facebook group today prompted me to put this quick video together. It quickly demonstrates how to slice text into two layers.

As text is made up of individual letters, Design Space sees those letters as individual objects when it comes to slicing. And you can only slice two objects as a time. The video goes through the process of welding the text to make it one object.

You would use the method to slice into more than two layers. (For example if your image had several shadows/offsets.)

Just remember that once you weld text in Design Space it converts it to an image. And that means you'll no long be able to edit it. So be sure you have your text exactly how you want it before welding. Once you close your Design Space project you will no longer be able to use the Undo feature to unweld the text.

Happy crafting!  ♥

Saturday, August 13, 2016

CRICUT: Dreaming Tree Back to School

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Got children? Then there's never been a better time to get on their teacher's good side! ☺

Dreaming Tree have released a "Back to School" SVG bundle.


Included in the bundle is a thank you card with a matching box, a school house gift box and the cutest banner ever!

The bundle is $6.99 or you can purchase the individual projects for $2.99 each. Or, spend $9.98 or more in the Dreaming Tree store and you can have this bundle free. Just use the coupon code FREEGIFT during checkout.

Here's the official trailer...

Happy crafting!  ♥

Thursday, August 4, 2016

CRICUT: iOS Design Space app update

Today a Design Space iOS app was released in the App store.

This app adds Offline functionality and a new feature called SnapMat.

With Offline you can select images and projects and download them to your iPad/iPhone and use them without being connected to the internet.

So now, using the iOS app (not available in the Desktop version of DS) you'll be able to design and cut without an Internet connection. You'll be able to download images and fonts and save projects to your iPad/iPhone.

And if you have a Cricut Access subscription you'll be able to download fonts and images included in Cricut Access and use them offline.

More info on the offline feature here:

User Manual:

SnapMat is a great feature that allows you to use up those scraps of paper that you have been storing! You'll also be able to cut around (or inside) photos, patterned paper and stamped images.

If you need to write on an envelope or tag or card... SnapMat can help.

Here's the link to the FAQ and User Manual for SnapMat.

SnapMat FAQ:
User Manual:

And here's a quick video I put together today to demonstrate the SnapMat feature.

Happy crafting!  ♥

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