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#1052830 - Sun Jul 13 2014 09:12 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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At the beginning of the year, I agreed to make something for 5 people who made a comment on a post I made (elsewhere, not on here). Five turned into eight (don't ask!). Here is the first, packaged and ready to go to the post office. This is made with a chunky wool and size 13 needles. It's 6'-6.5', since it's stretchy it's hard to get a good measurement. The lovely lady receiving this does 5k charity runs. She reminds me of sunshine and sunflowers, and hopefully this will keep her warm when it turns colder.

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#1052860 - Mon Jul 14 2014 03:00 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Wow, that is a lot of work.
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#1054072 - Sat Jul 19 2014 01:27 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: sue943]
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Although I haven't been posting my cards/crafts much me and Mum HAVE been busy, we've already started "Christmas crafts" smile

Hard to believe that the "youngest Prince" is five tomorrow - yes, the same little boy who was hours from death when he was seven weeks old from meningitis. "Superman" seems highly appropriate for his card laugh
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#1054077 - Sat Jul 19 2014 02:36 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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FIVE? Never!

That is alovely card Jane, he will love it.
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#1054113 - Sun Jul 20 2014 02:13 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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That Superman card is Awesome, Jane! I've been missing your posts smile
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#1055112 - Sat Jul 26 2014 01:55 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Christmas cards in July, JM? I probably should follow your good example but I just cannot get my head around Christmas stuff in summer grin

Your little prince is already FIVE? Doesn't time fly! Bet he loved his super-card!


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#1055135 - Sat Jul 26 2014 02:44 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I made my first 2014 Christmas cards in the beginning of January, mind you, only three or four of them. I get making in ernest in the next couple of weeks.
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#1056362 - Sat Aug 02 2014 07:21 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I'm making this for my mom for Christmas - it's a slow changing yarn, called Coral Stripes. It's very soft, and lovely in person. I don't think the picture quite does it justice (the colors, that is). I work on this one in between my niece's baby blanket (which is a HUGE project).

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#1056422 - Sat Aug 02 2014 01:43 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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That wool looks silky indeed, and ever so soft, SM, just right for a scarf!

Look forward to seeing that baby blanket when it's done!
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#1056424 - Sat Aug 02 2014 01:58 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Very pretty.
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#1056477 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:06 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: sue943]
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It's been a while since I visited the Craft Circle - don't know why the long absence, time just got away from me I guess. I just spent quite a while catching up on this and the previous thread. It made me realise how much I was missing. You are all such an inspiration! I haven't done much this year in the way of craft, however, I have just got back into the swing of it recently. I took a week off work in June and spent the whole week bringing my photo albums and scrapbooks up to date. I didn't get finished, but I did get a lot done.

This is a card that I made in somewhat of a hurry to give to my travel agent (I've been going to the same one for years). She just lost her dog and I know how much her dog meant to her. Sorry the photo quality is not that great - the prevailing light makes it look a little yellow but it is red, black and white.


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#1056498 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:55 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Awwww, that's cute, bet she appreciated it!
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#1056504 - Sun Aug 03 2014 04:35 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Sympathy cards of any type are difficult to make so that will be much appreciated.
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#1057277 - Wed Aug 06 2014 01:43 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I took a fancy to a card I spotted in a craft magazine and had a go at making it myself. I ended up with a set of five:



I think I might use a variation on the theme for some of my Christmas cards this year.
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#1057299 - Wed Aug 06 2014 04:57 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I love them.
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#1057301 - Wed Aug 06 2014 05:11 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: sue943]
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Very nice! I bet you could get a lovely effect with a sponged background too. Might give it a try myself!
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#1057314 - Wed Aug 06 2014 09:44 PM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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They look great, Toni. I love the crisp look!

Here's a couple I made yesterday ... easy to turn into male or female cards.


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#1057370 - Thu Aug 07 2014 04:24 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Good idea for a sponged BG, mothergoose, I think I'll try it!

I like the "clean" look for cards, and even on occasion for page layouts. Thanks, folks!

Jill, yours look great too! I might just pinch the idea for my nephew's birthday wink

I'm thinking of investing in an electronic cutting machine, the Cameo Silhouette or portrait. Have any of you tried them?


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#1057374 - Thu Aug 07 2014 04:53 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I thought about one as well. I was leaning towards the scan n cut .. have you seen that one? It's such a big outlay and then that hike I did came up so I went on that and gave up the idea of a cutter. Maybe Christmas?
What sort of features are you after and which machine is the front runner?

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#1057415 - Thu Aug 07 2014 09:44 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Have seen the Scan'n'cut, but only in photos. The price is pretty off-putting, but it does seem to do everything!

I'm not really after something that prints and draws, though I can see the possibilities, it's really the cutting element I'm interested in.
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#1057571 - Fri Aug 08 2014 12:35 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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I think Sue has one .
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#1057580 - Fri Aug 08 2014 03:42 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Originally Posted By: ren33
I think Sue has one .


I do have one.

It doesn't print, it scans. The machine cuts so many different things, from paper to fabric, card, plastic and much more.

The intertwinded circle background was cut using the Scan N Cut.

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#1057584 - Fri Aug 08 2014 04:29 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Now that background is gorgeous (& the card too)!
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#1057590 - Fri Aug 08 2014 05:25 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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Beautiful Sue!

I love the look of stamps cut out so that's why I was thinking of the scan n cut.
On splitcoaststampers there were lots of people who loved it but there were a few having problems with the calibration. I think the yays outweighed the nays.
Have you had any problems, Sue? Is it as easy as it seems?

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#1057641 - Fri Aug 08 2014 09:16 AM Re: Craft Circle - Photo Gallery5 [Re: ren33]
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It is fine although at the moment I haven't used it a great deal, too much else to do, but hope to play soon, including cutting fabric. There are masses of free cutting files available which is good. As for cutting out stamped images, that is easy provided you have a solid line, no gaps.
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