Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Hallowe'en

Crikey, two posts in two days!!!
But, I had to share this.
It is a forum challenge and obviously aimed at today!
First picture is a close up so you can see the headstone.

This next picture shows the entire piece.
It was so hard to photograph so I had to use the white shelves.
The main piece slipped as the shutter went & it is not stood as it should.
The main skeleton is hanging freely.

Materials used;
Black cardstock
TH Cabinet card die & Mini Cabinet Card die
Skeletons - Stamped by my friend Karin
Background piece is an Urban Stamp Steampunk image
inks used - Seedless Preserves/ Dusty Concord/ Spiced Marmalade
Fired Brick distress inks
Crow Fence die cut - Loni Stevens
Tombstone & Crow die cut - Loni Stevens
Coffin die cut - Silhouette America
Leafy Branch - Kerri Bradford - part of a class kit
Cobweb - dingbat free from
all cut with my Silhouette Cameo - Camille (pictured in the post below)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Page 1 of 3rd Album

This page is made using a brand new paper collection.

Glitz Design Finnley! ♥
I fell in love on sight and had to have it!
The bold colour works well with my page images.
This page is all about my love for my Silhouette Cameo.
(I have named it, Camille ♥)
The page is made using techniques I learned from Kerri Bradford's classes.
I have learned so much, I am so pleased I found her site ♥
I included photos from her website of two of the classes and they work so well
with the colours in the kit.
Die cut shapes all using cameo plus the honeycomb back.
Paper used;
Both sides of Drip
Both sides of Multi Triangle
Reverse of Stripe
journaling created as a print & cut file
file tab, created as a print & cut
title - Kerri Bradford
I cut it out twice & stuck together for depth.
I have had a few days off work as I was feeling tired and wanted to
work on a forum challenge piece for Hallowe'en.
The piece is complete and I hope to share photos soon :0)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Tracy & Martin. xx

Paper is Melissa Frances, used a TH Sun Ray mask over the top  then a cut out
swirl using Antique Linen Distress ink.
Layered my elements up (clock is Echo Park)
Butterfly- Memory Box.
I designed this card & as I like it I used part of the design
on the Golden Wedding Anniversary Card
below that I was commissioned to make.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Golden Wedding Commission

This is the front of the box card.
I created it for one of my work colleagues, Dawn.
Today, 17th October is her parents (my clients)
Golden wedding Anniversary.
This is the inside.
Vanilla cardstock embossed with
Secret Garden Folder.

This is the framed window.
I used my silhouette cameo to draw & cut
the perfect oval shape.
I then cut a second oval for the words.

This is the card stood up so you can see
the sides more clearly.
The cardstock used for the sides was some
hammered vanilla which was quite strong.

Finally, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a box
& as there is no where to write on the card
I made this tag.

Materials list;
Vanilla Cardstock
Papermania Secret Garden Embossing folder
Kraft cardstock
Box - Lori Whitlock cut file from Silhouette Store
Swirl - Tim Holtz
Clock - print & cut file - Echo Park
Ornate Tag - Bird
Flowers - Prima
Frame & tab - Xcut die
Silk roses - Make & Create
Leaves - Marianne Die
Papermania Stones & pearls
Ellison Design - Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo
Words - Computer generated

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Final Page of 8x8 Album 2

Finally completed album 2!!
Enjoyed this one. I used my new found design skills
to create my own print & cut page accents with my
silhouette studio and cut them out with the cameo.
Materials list;
 Pink Cardstock (to match flowers)
Paper - Studio Calico English
Strip brown cardstock
Mini coloured brads
Leaves - silhouette cut - Kerri Bradford Studio
Bicycle - silhouette cut - Ashley Harris
My Own created Silhouette Cuts;
Journal Tag
Photo Tab - Corbridge
Diagonal stripe paper strip
Min sub title banner - Tea Room
Title - Martha's - Lauren Script font

This next picture is a cute hand bag mirror I picked up today for 99p
I fell in love the moment I saw it.
There was a square one & a heart shaped one,
but I like the image on this one best.
It has inspired me to make a card!!!

This is inside. I have no use for
the bottom magnified mirror.
I have Astigmatism in both eyes & find looking in
magnified mirrors very uncomfortable so
I plan to do something else!!! ;0)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hybrid Layout - 8 1/2 x 11 & A Card

This is my first attempt at designing a layout using my silhouette
studio software, following along with a class
by the Fabulous Kerri Bradford!!!
It was designed totally on computer & then once happy
with placement the print & cut items were done
& then I printed the title directly onto the page with
the date & the splatters. Finally I printed out my photos
& then cut the word "and" out of blue cardstock to match.
Below is a card I made for my friend, Marion.
It is a decoupage design using Lucy Cromwell.
The label which says happy birthday was printed off & cut with the silhouette.
The label was designed by Bird. I just added
the box & wording to the centre.

I have my 12th 8x8 page of album two ready to share,
most of it designed & done on my silhouette cameo
using silhouette studio software, but too dark for a decent photo!!!