Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Design Space Review update and Cricut Explore Air Giveaway!

Hi everyone

Back in February 2014 (wow, time flies) I did a review of the just released Design Space program. At that stage I didn't even have a Cricut Explore and didn't see myself getting one as I was happy with my Expression and my Silhouette Cameo.

If you read my review http://www.thenoncraftycrafter.com/2014/02/cricut-design-space-first-impressions.html you'll see that I wasn't overly impressed at some parts of the Design Space program.

Fast forward to today... I have two Explores, the Expression only comes out when I'm helping someone with a problem they're having with Cricut Craft Room and the Silhouette is packed away! ☺

Many of the issues I mentioned in my review have been fixed or added (such as an align feature and the slice tool) or are slated for a future update, such as:

  • bigger Print then Cut - (which wasn't even in the first version of Design Space)
  • Offset shadows

Since the release of the desktop version of Design Space Cricut have also released iPad/iPhone/iPod versions of the Design Space and Android versions are currently in development.

And there is now a monthly or yearly Cricut image subscription available which gives you cutting access to over 30,000 Cricut images!

Also coming is:
  • Print then Cut for the iOS app
  • An offline version of the iOS app
  • Ability to use the Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges. Also to scale/move the Imagine patterns to fit the image you are using AND the ability to import your own patterns to flood fill images.
  • Ability to select from different paper sizes on the Desktop version. (That function is already available on the iOS apps.)

What I'd still like to see added:
  • Ability to easily curve text along a path
  • The DS iOS app to be available in all iTunes stores. Currently if you're not in the US, Canada or UK you have to create a US iTunes account to access the app. 
All in all there's a lot to love about Design Space now.  And the difference between the Explore and the Silhouette is night and day! I can honestly say there's hardly a day goes by where I don't use my Explore. And if I ever get crafters block and can't think of something to make, I just head to the Make it Now projects in Design Space and find something there. If this keeps up I might just have to change my name from the Non-Crafty Crafter!

So, the word "Giveaway" in the post title might have caught your eye...

Well, the folks at Cricut have generously given me a Cricut Explore Air to give away.


Click here to complete the giveaway entry form:

ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED.
Winner will be announced on Friday. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared how they got started on their craft journey! 



Important info:
Entry is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are at least 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.

No purchase necessary to enter.

One entry per person/email address only. Duplicates will be deleted. 

Entries close 11:59pm DST, Monday, 10th August 2015. 

The winner will be selected using Random.org and announced on Wednesday, 12th August 2015. 

Winner will be emailed from thenoncraftycrafter@hotmail.com so make sure you add that address to your safe list! 

The winner will also be announced here so make sure you click on the Join this Site button in the sidebar so you don't miss it!



WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED: http://www.thenoncraftycrafter.com/2015/08/winner-of-cricut-explore-air-giveaway.html

Happy crafting!  ♥






7 comments:

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Thank you for the chance!!!!

Summer Himes said...

I'm crossing my fingers.

Lois Williams said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

mmscl said...

Very cool give away! Thank you!

Hollyk said...

Thanks for a chance to win

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