Monday, December 10, 2012

New look BlackCat Cougar Pro

OMG, OMG, OMG....check out the new look for the BlackCat Cougar Pro.  It's a scrumptious iridescent red and very racy to suit it's 800mm/s speed.

It's the only die-cutter on the market that has an Auto Contour Cut feature.  No calibrating, no laser light, no nuffin...just simply print and cut

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Papercraft Festival, Penrith NSW - 02.11.12 - 04.11.12

Hi all,

Breaking News!!!

We have decided to attend the above show.  Very exciting!!

Pass the word around that if you want to see the BlackCat Cougar ++Plus++ and the BossKut Gazelle in action, then this is your opportunity.

I'll have Michelle in tow and Deby and Penny have kindly put their hands up to help out.

If you live in NSW, we'd love to see you.

Visit: for more info.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dad's Birthday

It's my Dad's 85th birthday today.  I really struggle with masculine cards.  Saw this in a magazine and thought I'd have a go.

It's a hybrid card as I've used Craft Artist to create the sky, the exported it to Funtime.

I used my Cougar to cut the whole project out.

The Cougar ++Plus++ machines will be on their way soon.  I'm really excited!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To my Wife...

Well obviously this is not for me.  My husband asked me to make this for his off-sider.  They work in Sydney, Australia during the week and his friend forgot his Wedding Anniversary.  Panic stations, so my husband volunteered me to create something and send it to her.  It looks stunning, even if I do say so myself.

One more from the Retreat.

I started this card at the Retreat, but didn't get a chance to finish it.  I hate having half finished projects floating around the office.  As soon as I had five minutes spare, I finished it.

There was more to this card than met the eye.  The blue background was originally grey, so I had to re-colour it.  I did this using Craft Artist.  Then I imported it into Funtime so I could cut it out.

The blue doilies are cut out of vellum.  They are very fine and the vellum handled the Cougar's force very well.  I've never really cut anything intricate out of vellum before, so I was pleased with the result!

Went to a weekend Retreat...

I went to our annual Retreat at the start of August.  Even managed to create a couple of things.  Saw this card in a magazine and just had to purchase the digital files.  They are from NitWit Collections.  The embossed paper look is really effective.

I did the print and cut part with my BlackCat Cougar.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas in July Challenge

Finally made time to participate in a challenge.  Obviously, Christmas in July.  You can't really see, but each element is on a separate layer.  Lots of Print and Cut elements.  The card template is in the shape of a Christmas bauble.

All in all, I had great fun making it and thanks for looking!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Made this for my nephew!

I saw that someone else had made this card, so I thought I would have a go.

Using Funtime, I created my pic (with some editing), then created a Print and Cut file.  I then cut it out using my Cougar and Gazelle (I always check that both my cutters will cut out a file).

The hardest thing was getting the $50 note to take on a fan shape LOL!

Inside it says ' take our money, damn you!'.

My nephew thought it was great!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Children's Card

My last couple of posts have been about me struggling with about every different technique and surprise, surprise, this one is no different.  

My children are grown up, so making a card for a child is something quite new for me.

This is my first foray into making a children's card and i'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Card Swap

I'm still involved in a Card Swap that runs for 12 months.  I'm a long way behind, but slowly I'm catching up.  This is my 'Monochrome' card

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, I have to admit that I was stuck for ideas.  I also have to tell the truth and admit that I accidentally stuck my decorative paper on the wrong way.  That kinda pushed the card into another direction LOL!

I think I saved it and my Mum liked it.  I didn't let on to her that I messed it up.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

On a roll....well sort of!

We are off to a la-de-da Engagement Party tonight for my second cousin.  I'm a little apprehensive to be honest.  I think I'll be right out of my depth as I think there will be some real high flighers attending.

Anyways, I've made a quick card and in the background you can see that I've wrapped their gift in matching colours.  I cut out an intricate heart pattern on AC Glitter Cardstock and used it as a decoration on the plain paper. Looks nice!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi Bloggers,

I've been out of action due to me being a BAS Agent in Austrlaia, and it's our quarterly tax time.  This means I have lots of book work to complete for my clients.

Anyways, that's over now and I've had a little bit of time to myself.  Not much, but a little!

My cards are quite plain, as I'm now getting ready for our Picture to Page Papercraft Show at Burwood on the weekend of 26th and 27th May, 2012.

This card was for my BIL's birthday.  I really don't enjoy making masculine cards.  I struggle from start to finish LOL!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mum's 80th Birthday

It's my Mum's 80th birthday today.  We are having 'High Tea' this afternoon with family and friends, then out for dinner tonight.

I used my Cougar and Foil-Master to make this card.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Off to a Wedding!

Hi all,

We are off to a Wedding today!  It's so long since we have attended anyone's Wedding.

I made this to give to the Bride on her way back down the aisle.

I used my BlackCat Cougar for all of the die-cuts and my BlackCat Foil-Master for the text.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Car Signwriting

Hi Blog Friends,

I ended up having to come home early due to our little dog have a little injury.

Anyways, I was stuck at home, so decided to update my car signwriting, using, you guessed it - my Cougar!

I'm really pleased with the results!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowman Gift Boxes

I decided at about 9.00pm on Christmas Eve to give everyone at our Christmas Lunch a little Snowman Gift Box. 

I purchased the file from Wanda at Luv2craft4udesigns.  Click here for her website.

She has some lovely files.

Anyways, I used my freehand method and I have to say, all of them turned out
really well.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wanna drive someone nuts at Christmas?????

We are giving our son and his girlfriend a Rally Driving voucher for Christmas.  Just to drive them nuts, I printed out the vouchers, laminated them and then got my Cougar to cut them into a Puzzle.

This'll keep them quiet.  I'm not giving them the actual Vouchers until the put the puzzle together.

Gosh I'm mean LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

BlackCat does it again!!

TopTen name BlackCat Cougar its 2012 maximum 4 Star Gold Award winner for Top Die-Cutter.

This follows our 2011 4 Star Gold Award for Top Die-Cutter.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kiss Me, it's Christmas

I'm running out of time!!!!!

It's 5.42pm on Saturday 17.12.11.  No Christmas shopping done, no housework done, no gardening done, but all's good in the world because I managed to get two, yes two, Christmas cards done.