I was having a dig around the craft room recently and discovered a couple of things that I hadn’t seen in a while. This is not odd.

It was odd however that both seemed to have a sea faring theme so I thought that I would spend a few minutes making them up into a finished project.

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It’s been a while since my last Scan It Saturday blog post and I’ve been deliberating what I should tackle in the next batch so I had a think about some of the most commonly asked questions that I get about the Brother Scan N Cut and decided to base this next collection of posts around those.

This first post will be about using the Direct Cut feature, in particular for cutting hand stamped images.

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For this week’s Worldwide Wednesday trip we are off to Mexico to meet quilting expert, Linda Carlson.

Linda, and her twin sister, co-design fabrics and teach quilting all over the world, but what inspires Linda to lead this creative life?

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Sadly this post is not a tribute to the 80’s pop group that brought us classics such as Agadoo. It is instead a lovely canvas art project that I recently completed.

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Yesterday I said that I would show you how I created the Christmas Card that featured the SVG cutting file background that I created – so here is that run-through as promised :)

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This week’s SVG saturday cutting file is a simple circular Mandala style background design.

I originally thought that it would be good as a background for card fronts or as a simple frame in which to place a sentiment or central image however I am sure that those of you that do scrapbooks could always re-size it and use it as a photo frame for a special occasion or scrapbook cover.

Either way, I hope that you will get some use out of it.

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As you may have noticed in recent posts, I seem to be getting a “thing” for Foundation Paper Piecing.

Having used a few pre-designed patterns, I thought that I would have a go at designing my own.

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