Tuesday 30 March 2010

Wow! How cool is that!

Evening folks. I've just been having a little play tonight and am so excited with what I've found that I just had to show you what my wonderful Silhouette can do.

I bought this gorgeous clarity stamp from the NEC at the weekend and thought I would see if I could get my Silhouette to cut out the outline as my freehand cutting is so rubbish. First, I stamped the image and scanned it into the computer. I imported the image into the Robo Master software and then converted it to an outline image. The first one, I allowed a 1.5mm threshold and cut, I then inked up the stamp with gold Encore ink and positioned the stamp over the cut outline. The second attempt, I only allowed a very small threshold which cut much closer to the edge of the stamp, and then I inked the stamp up with black ink and again positioned it carefully over the cut outline. Pretty cool, hey?

I'm also having a go at making my own lattices after finding a great tutorial. I'll let you see how I get on with those! Ooooh, this machine is such fun! Right, back to it.

Have a good evening all.x

Thursday 25 March 2010

Easel Card

Since my last card, I've had a serious loss of mojo. So much so that - shock, horror - I even considered buying my daughter's birthday card from the shop!

After some blog hopping I got some inspiration from Kerry with this card. I love the striking cream and black colour combo and the simple layout. For my card, I decided to do another easel card, they are so easy to do and I really enjoy doing them.

The embossing is a Cuttlebug folder and the Miss Anya image is coloured with Prismas, although I did add a bit of Sakura glaze pen in some areas. The sentiment was done on the computer and the daisy border was cut out on my Silhouette machine. The black centres on the flowers are Craftwork Cards Candy and I used also used Nesties Ovals and Scalloped Ovals.

Thanks, Kerry for the inspiration, my daughter gets a card made by mommy after all! lol.

Saturday 13 March 2010

Digistamp 'Jim'

This is another of the digi stamps from digistampboutique. His name is Jim and he reminds me so much of my hubbie, Les when he's mowing the lawn that I had to use him for his birthday card.

I used the computer just to add a bit of a sentiment - it's a standing joke that Les likes to cut the lawn so short that he creates loads of bald patches (he's not much of a gardener).

I coloured Jim in with my Prisma pencils. The button is a Sizzlit die, the embossed border is a Cuttlebug folder and the sentiment is by HoTP.

Sorry the picture is a bit dark, I'm not sure if my camera is faulty, there's not enough daylight or it's just my rubbish photography skills.

Saturday 6 March 2010

Mothers Day Card

I've just realised my mistake with this card - the apostrophe. Without starting an apostrophe debate, I know that there are lots of opinions of where it should go - before the 's' after the 's' or not one at all. Well, as far as I'm concerned (because I'm not going to start making the sentiment all over again), this card is for my mom and it's for her day! lol.

I really enjoyed making my last easel card, it was so easy, so I've done another one. This is what else I used:

Cuttlebug embossing folder
Silver mirror card
Leaves cut out on my Silhouette
Sentiment done on the computer
Tiny pearl beads from stash
Flowers and ribbon from Hobbycraft

I know my mom will love it, and I definitely know she won't have a clue about the apostrophe - bless

I hope you have a great weekend.x

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Digistamp Boutique Dinos

I know, I know, I know - you'll all be thinking, 'but Hayley is a girl!'. You are right, but my niece, Hayley, really does love dinosaurs.

I spotted this lovely, cute digi stamp at the and thought it would be perfect for her.

It's hard to see from the photo, but the background cardstock is two different colours. The top part is a lighter colour than the bottom. It's textured card from DCWV. The bottom piece I ran through a cuttlebug folder - I thought it gave the look of rocks!
The sentiment was done on the computer using a free font from Dafont.
The image has been coloured with Prismas. I've then added a bit of raffia and some Craftwork Card Candy to finish.