Thursday, 28 February 2013

Flower frame

Good evening ladies. I made this card in no time at all thanks to a lovely template by Shirley. I wanted to have a break from concentrating for hours as I have on the last two cards. I like to have a few cards in my stash without a sentiment so I can use them as and when needed for various occasions. I made the card on my Cameo from lilac cardstock. After trying many colours to use underneath the the flower cut out I went for white as nothing else showed it off as well. I added gems to the flowers, lilac ribbon with a tiny bow then flower gems to echo the flowers in the card and I was done. I think less is more for this card.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fairy Shaped Card

I'm rather pleased with myself as I've made my first cut file card on my Cameo. As you see it's a shaped card. I'm sharing this file with you here Many thanks to Adele who advised me when I was tearing my hair out. This is the same fairy as I used on my clock and it's from the Silhouette Store. First I cut out the card it'self in cream cardstock. Then the Fairy in lilac and added her as a topper. I've put acetate behind her wings so that when I added the sparkle those areas would be transparent for realism. I've also glittered the outline of her wings and her sash. The sentiment is another 3 layer cut in two shades, again designed and cut on my Cameo. To finish off I've added a lilac ribbon printed with hearts and a bow. The top layer of the insert is cut short so it doesn't show behind the fairy.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wedding card

I've had problems with my back this week and problems with this card! Sorry my photo makes the sentiment look dark as it doesn't in reality. I'll take you through it, I began with an embossed background on my card. Next I used my Cameo to cut a lattice which is a free file by Debbie, I  used a lovely pearl card then threaded this with white satin ribbon and added a few pearls. Using my Cameo again I cut the wedding bells file from Silhouette, I finished this with a little glamour dust. So far all went well until the sentiment. This is a 3 layer file which I wanted to cut in two colours, pearl and silver. I wanted silver as the top layer has strands as thin as cotton thread which wouldn't look good unless on something delicate. Oh my ladies you won't believe how difficult this was and I have to give hugs hugs and thanks to my dear friend Adele who is so talented and very happy to give her valuable advice. Only by learning how the various aspects of text work in Studio will I then be able to make my own text with layers. That top layer was such a pain, I've lost count how many times those tiny strands broke off, sometimes in the cutting, sometimes just putting them down on the top of the sentiment. Now I will show you the inside, oh I know I don't usually as I mostly write my own verse to suit the receiver. This time no verse as you will see as I know the lovely couple will love this.
This is my first pop-up on my Cameo, I bought the file from Cocopopart, they have some amazing files for sale. I've put a pearlised orange paper behind the pop-up to light it up then to the left I've added a Silhouette cut file which is a heart flourish. I've only stuck down the top part so the actually hearts could fly free. What do you think my crafty friends?

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Winter Sports

Welcome and many thanks to my new followers.
I saw this cut file on Birds cards and straight away thought of a person (male)  who as a keen skier would love a birthday card like this. I've not been able to put many layers on it as I would have liked as it's going to be sent abroad. I've used a background paper with snow flakes on it to set the scene. The layers are paper to save weight apart from the skis which are light card. The skis, poles, ski mask, gloves and upper arm are popped up with foam pads. I typed the sentiment into Silhouette Studio and cut it in the matching red paper, I hand cut the black mat and kept fairly straight lines more suited to a male.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

It's done!

Hasn't my DH done a great job? It took him just 3 days and I'm thrilled to bits. OK it's small but it holds everything I have and I've got space to work. I just need to get some small racks of some sort to hang over the work top to put small things in to save shelf space and also keep them handy. I've looked everywhere and not found anything so please let me know if you are aware of something suitable. Meanwhile I wanted to show you my space. You can see the clock I decorated and the Keep Calm picture, as one wall can't have shelving due to the narrow space I can decorate it :-)

Monday, 11 February 2013

One year old

My DH has started on a makeover for my little space! Everything is again stashed in a heap so it will depend on what I can make from what I already have as to if I can post while it's all going on. The wait will be worth it I'm sure.
I finished this card last night. I'm using one of Birds cut files again, just couldn't resist this one. I'm well in advance in time scale for this card in terms of need but the image suggested to me that it could be a birthday card just as well as a birth card. I cut teddy with my Cameo in this cute spotted paper that I've had in my stash for ages. I've popped the various layers with foam pads to give good depth as I can hand this one out. Whoopee no posting, it so limits the design if you don't want high postage. Ted is holding a silver number 1 which I cut on my Cameo. Its such a joy this machine, you can just about cut anything you can type so now I have a small stash of numbers ready for when I need them. The circle die cut is also one of Birds. To contrast with the pink spotted paper I've used pink stripes for my background paper and used pink spotted ribbon from my stash. To finish I've used the little girls name instead of a sentiment to personalise the card which I know will please her mum. I typed this into Silhouette studio to make a cut file, mounted it onto white card and cut out by hand to fit the space on the corner.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

You're special

Today I'm showing you a card I've made for a birthday I have coming up later on. The paper is from a pad by Prima Botanicals which came free a long time ago with a magazine. It compliments the flower as the small flowers are just a shade paler. I cut the lovely swirly frame in pearl paper, it's a free file by Bird, I so enjoy using her cut files. The intricate flower is in 6 layers which I purchased from the Silhouette. I cut it with my Cameo using dark red pearl paper. I've popped each layer with foam pads and added a pearl in the centre. The sentiment I've also cut with my Cameo, mounted it on pearl paper and then on the matching red. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Plus a very special thanks to my new followers.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Something different

Good morning, today I'm showing you something I've been working on for a few days. I've long wanted to decorate a clock but I found the postage of the items needed added up to more than the clock itself. Then last week I saw a large clock for £2.99! As it's large it gave me the scope to decorate it in my style. The first backing paper I chose I made a mess of when I placed my numbers as they were not square set so I had to begin again only slower and learn from my mistakes! This paper is by K&Company by Brenda Walton. Firstly I traced the position of the original numbers on the clock then I could place my own correctly. I stuck my paper onto the clock with spray and stay to give a very even result having removed all working parts first of course. I cut my numbers with my Cameo just using the Ariel font so they were not fussy then used my traced image to help me stick them exactly. The 2 little girl fairies are from the Silhouette store. Two of the butterflies are by Bird the others from the Silhouette store. I've glittered the fairies wings and the butterflies plus a few gems. I added a larger butterfly right in the center of the hands so each time the clock ticks the butterfly flies. I'm so happy with this as it contains all my top 5 loves, my Cameo, butterflies, fairies, flowers and bling. It is of course for my tiny space.