Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mixed Media project - Hello card

Here's my project for Mixed Media Monday over at Cricut Explore and More.



I followed a technique found over at the Blitsy.com website.   I used texture paste (in place of the embossing paste they used); a Tim Holtz stencil and 6 colours of Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. 

Once the texture paste was completely dry I used a white paint pen to doodle over the design.

I created the Hello sentiment used an image from Cricut Design Space (image #M38B1E which is included in Cricut Access) and popped it up used Stampin' Up Dimensionals.

List of products used is below.  Some of these are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase a product after clicking that link.  ♥



Happy crafting!  ♥






Memorial Day sales 2018

Here's some sale info that will hopefully save you some cash!

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

Cricut.com - Save up to 40% on cutting materials and accessories. 


  • Cutting mats are 30% off.
  • Bulk supplies are an extra 10% off their usual sale price
  • The BrightPad is $10 off. (Now $69.99)

Use code NARELLE to save a further 10% on your order and get free USA/Canada. (Machines, bulk supplies and Digital content not included).
Blitsy - Save 50% off one original priced item. Valid Monday May 28th 9:15am CST - Tuesday May 29th 10:00am CST only.  Use code MEM50 at checkout.

Free shipping on qualifying orders. Check the qualifying amount at the top of the Blitsy shopping page. 


ExpressionsVinyl - Save $10 when you spend $50. Use code OHBABY2018

(Check to see if my 10% discount code ~ thenoncraftycrafter  ~  gives you a better deal. :) 





Expires TONIGHT (Monday 28 May) at midnight MT

Joggles.com - save 20% on everything that isn't already on sale for more, gift certificates, or the few products they're not allowed to discount.

Shipping discount: If you order at least $50 in products (excluding Gift Certificates) means they'll pay half of the cost to ship it to a US address or 20% of the cost to an international destination.  The website will automatically calculate and apply your discount.



Dreaming Tree SVGs - Use code MEMORIAL18 to save 30% on your entire purchase. Expires Sunday, June 3rd 2018.



Scrapbook.com -   FREE Shipping on orders $55+ (Coupon Code: SHIPJUN2018)
Today you get FREE standard shipping on any order of $55 (or more). Shop for any items you want in the Scrapbook.com Store then enter coupon code SHIPJUN2018 during checkout. All shipping costs will be removed from your order.* Expires May 31st at midnight PST.
*Please note: If your shipping address is outside of the contiguous US, enter code SAVEJUN2018 at checkout to get $5 off your order discount instead.



Happy crafting!  ♥






Monday, May 21, 2018

Mixed media canvas - Timeless

Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas I've titled "Timeless".



My focal point feature is a mason jar image from Cricut Design Space.  I cut the image multiple times and adhered them together to give me a dimensional image.

Here's my step by step video.


View it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/UjDuwU5-r_M

Because I was testing some new (to me) products I used a sheet of cardboard from an old packaging box for my canvas.  I kind of wish I'd used a real canvas now because I'm really happy with how it eventually turned out.

What you're seeing is my second attempt. I wasn't happy with the colours I had chosen first time around so I painted over everything again with black gesso and started again.  Being able to do that really takes the pressure off!  And because I'm not embarrassed about sharing my disasters, here's what it looked like before I painted over it.



Am I the only one that keeps going back and back to their projects and adding a touch more paint/ink here and there?  I still think this one need some more shadows... but the time comes when you really have to stop and move on to the next project.  Comment if you find yourself returning to old projects and adding/fixing something.

Also, please let me know if you have any questions.  Don't forget to head over to my Facebook group to check out our other "Cricut meets Mixed Media" projects. Click here to go to Cricut Explore and More. I have a fabulous design team who do such amazing projects!

Most of the products I used are listed below.  These are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase a product after clicking that link.  ♥






Happy crafting!  ♥






Friday, May 11, 2018

Cricut Easy Press - Amazon Deal of the day

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

Just a heads up that the Cricut Easy Press is the Amazon Deal of the day for Friday 11th May 2018. 



As of publication of this post there is just 18 hours left to purchase it for $105.58.

Purchase here: CRICUT EASY PRESS

This machine is not dual voltage so if you're not in the USA (or somewhere that uses the same voltage as the USA) do not purchase unless you also purchase a transformer. A travel adapter is not sufficient for this machine.

Happy crafting!  ♥






Thursday, May 10, 2018

March 2018 Digital Mystery Box

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

The March Digital Mystery Box is still available to purchase. I don't know how long it will still be there. I just grabbed my copy!

You can purchase yours here: March 2018 Digital Mystery Box

Price is $29.99 less Cricut Access and Cricut Circle discounts.   NARELLE discount code does not apply to this product.

Here's what's included: Five Digital cartridges for use in Cricut Design Space.

Dreaming Tree - Springtime Gifts




Hide & Seek Phrases and Sentiments


LoveSVG - Summer Forever


Mandalas


Sweet Dreams Phrases and Sentiments





Happy crafting!  ♥






Cricut Maker on sale

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.
For the first time since its release the Cricut Maker is on sale.  Until 15th May it is $20 off. 



Use code MAYSHIP to get free US/Canada shipping.

Cricut Access subscribers will receive an additional 10% off. And if you're a Cricut Circle member you'll receive another 10% off. 

That would bring the Maker down to just under US$308!  
(Plus any applicable tax.)





Don't forget that the new Knife blade for the Maker has been released.




Post your Cricut projects here: Cricut Explore and More Facebook group

Happy crafting!  ♥






Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cricut Craft Room is closing

In case you didn't receive the memo, Cricut Craft Room (CCR) is closing on July 15, 2018.  CCR was built using Adobe Flash which Adobe no longer supports.



That means if you have a Cricut Personal, Cricut Create/Cake, Expression/Cake, Imagine, E2 or Cricut Mini they will no longer be able to be used online with Cricut software.

All of the above, with the exception of the Cricut Mini, can be used as a standalone machine using the physical cartridges.

Cricut are offering legacy machine owners who have not yet upgraded to an Explore $75 off an Explore or Explore bundle from Cricut.com.

To qualify you must be an active Cricut Craft Room user and you must have created your Cricut Craft Room account before April 28.  If you did qualify you should have received an email from Cricut.

There is a lot more information available here: http://inspiration.cricut.com/cricut-craft-room-closing/

For those who own the Personal, Create or Expression (plus the Cake versions) and own Sure Cuts a Lot V2, you will still be able to use your machines with that software. The same applies to the older version of Make the Cut.

Sure Cuts a Lot 4 or Make the Cut V4 does not work with any of the Cricuts.

Happy crafting!  ♥






Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mixed Media project - Wine o'clock

Here's my "Cricut meets Mixed Media" project for this week.


You have to look closely to see where I used my Cricut in this one.  Behind the "It's wine o'clock somewhere" text you'll see a stencilled clock face.  I used an image from Design Space (image #M3CB55.) It's from the Edge to Edge cartridge and is included in Cricut Access.

I also used Design Space to create my Print then Cut sentiment. To make sure my text is the correct size I take a photo of my project and upload it into Design Space. I set the size of the image to be the same as the actual project (in this case my book is 12" x 9" when open) then add my text and size it accordingly.


I add white rectangles behind my text, then flatten the text to the rectangles to do the Print then Cut.  Sometimes I just stop at the printing step and cut the rectangles by hand.

Lots of Tim Holtz Distress inks in this project, as well as his Wine Blueprint stamp set.

I recorded a step by step video of the process. I think editing and uploading the video took longer than it did to create the project! ☺



Please let me know if you have any questions.  Don't forget to head over to my Facebook group to check out our other "Cricut meets Mixed Media" projects.

All the products I used are listed below.  These are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase a product after clicking that link. 



Happy crafting!  ♥






Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cricut Maker Knife Blade

For those who own the Cricut Maker, you've probably been hanging out for the Knife blade to be released.  Well, that day has finally arrived!

  


The Knife Blade + Drive Housing is $39.99 and replacement blades are available for $16.99.

Some of the materials you can expect to cut with the Knife blade are:

  •           Balsa wood, up to 3/32”
  •           Basswood, up to 1/16"
  •           Tooling leather, up to 7 oz
  •           Garment leather, up to 5oz
  •           Cricut® Chipboard, 2mm
  •           Matboard, 2-ply or 4-ply
  •           Craft foam, up to 3mm

The Knife blade is not recommended for cutting images or details smaller than ¾”.

If you've been holding off purchasing the Maker until the Knife blade was released there are two great Maker bundles available from Cricut right now.

You can purchase your Maker or Knife blade by clicking on the affiliate links below.  Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no cost to you. 💚

If you're a Cricut Access subscriber you will save 10% on your order. If you are a Cricut Circle member you'll save another 10% and get free US shipping.

Please note that my NARELLE discount code does not work with these items.  However if you add another consumable item (for example the new Cricut Chipboard that is made just for the Maker) the NARELLE code will work. You'll save 10% on that additional item (though not the Maker or blades) and you'll qualify for free shipping.

If you are purchasing a Maker or Maker bundle use code ANNIVERSARY to get free US/Canada shipping. 



I would love to see any projects you create using the new Knife blade. Please post them over at Cricut Explore and More Facebook group.

Happy crafting!  ♥






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