Can't believe that it's been nearly a month since I last posted- December has obviously been a manic month. But it's almost done and I've thankfully got a bit of free time. Tried to get some crafting bargains when I visited the sales yesterday but was a bit disappointed- the Hobbycraft tills were down so they couldn't reduce the prices of most things- luckily some other goodies lifted my spirits.
The 'cricut craft room' system has replaced the old 'design studio' software and is a really good tool for making the most of your cartridges and doing new things with them. I've only just started using it properly and keep finding new things each time I have a go. You can download cartridges straight from the website rather than buying an actual physical cartridge- this is obviously great for those people that don't have much space (that's pretty much every crafter, anywhere, then!) but you can also link the cartridges you already own. They've got a 25% off promotion at the moment so it seemed like a good time to try it out. I've now got the Disney Pixar Cars, Elegant Edges, Fontopia Crests & Cards and Create a Critter cartridges. They came to about £66 all together which is very good value for 4 cartridges, especially a branded Disney one too.
I also picked up some 6x6 papers from the new Papermania 'spots and stripes' capsule collection for just £4 which are in a really nice selection of pastel springy colours and these match today's delivery perfectly! The lovely post-lady bought me the final part of my Card Candi TSV which contains 12 mini packs of Candi including spots, flower print & gingham patterns in lilac, green, orange, turquoise & yellow.
I've used all of my new stash to make this card (but also some old favourites that I haven't used for ages...)
Proof, if ever it were needed, that we HAVE to buy new things otherwise we might never use the old stuff!