Saturday, 21 September 2013

Designing with my Silhouette Cameo

As my title says, I have been crafting, just
not a lot for you to see.
I have been designing with the cameo.
I have taken a few online classes to learn some tricks & tips.
Then I decided to put some of them into action.
The first piece is a very simple digital card.
I printed off the background and then, using
some digital images I purchased online, I produced
my own print & cut files.
The paper is a free one supplied by Astrid Maclean which I then
resized to 4.5ins square and printed my two ladies onto it.
I then printed off my two ladies & cut them out
with the silhouette & attached one directly to the paper
& the other raised on foam pads.
This next piece I designed myself completely.
Unfortunately when you design in Studio
 it saves only as a studio file.
It has to be printed & scanned into a computer
to be changed to a jpeg.
So I apologise for the graininess of the picture.

I basically drew a rectangle, added the colour, flowers
& text then grouped it all together as one.
My very own print & cut design, with
of course, the truth for all to see
I truly am only at my Creative best when
wearing pyjamas!

Ladies are part of a collection called Clothier - Viva Artistry available from

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Triple Library Pocket w/tri fold flap

Thanks to a cancelled train this morning,
I got a very last minute, half day holiday!
Here is what I did with the time!!
 I saw it on You Tube
fell in love & decided I wanted to have a go!!!

the inside pages

the outside

A rather poor top shot!
Papers DCWV - Mariposa.
Two sheets 12x12 Kraft cardstock.
I have not fully decorated the book as I haven't decided
whether to use photos of butterflies or
some quotes & stamped images.
Not sure if this link will work;

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Mini Blueprint Stamps Book

As you will know from my post below,
I was off work over a week quite poorly.
Obviously the only way for me to recover right was a present!
I got a Get Well Soon from Me to Me present (or two!)
I bought two sets of the brand new Stampers Anonymous
Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint stamps Sets 3 & 4 :0)
This is the mini book I made using them & a few other stamps.
Materials list at the end if you are interested.

Book constructed from one large tag which was cut on Silhouette Cameo
to the same dimensions of
Tim Holtz Size #12 Tag.
Distress inks used;
Seedless Preserves/Broken China/ Antique Linen
I saw these colours used by Hels Sheridan, but she used Distress Paint.
I figured the colours are the same it should work.
I quite like the result a bit like raspberry ripple ice cream
but with a spot of blueberry juice!
All images were coloured with ordinary pencil crayons
then painted over with PVA glue to protect against colouration.
I then used the wrinkle free technique. The quotes were stamped straight
onto inked backgrounds
Book based loosely on one in CS March 2013 by Kaz Hall.