Saturday 25 February 2012

More Cameo adoration

Hi everyone, I hope you're well and enjoying the weekend. It's nice to see the sun shining again.  Although it looks lovely outside I think it's a bit cold for me yet to venture into the garden (fair weather gardener) so I've been messing around with my fabulous Cameo.

I was considering buying a tiny butterfly punch for a card I have in mind but then decided to see how small the Cameo would cut one of the butterfly designs I have in my library and WOW was I impressed so I want to show you - I think you will be too.

I've put a 10p coin beside them for you to see the scale.  The largest butterfly is 2.5" wide but I could cut this up to 12".  

No need to buy any more butterfly punches and think of the storage and money I'm saving. No wonder this machine continues to be my best craft purchase ever!


Saturday 18 February 2012

Mother's Day card

Not like me to be so organised, but here's my mom's Mother's Day card.

And not my usual CAS style either.  It made a nice change to get stuck into   some layers and making flowers.  I even made the background card using a neglected stash item.  Anyone else bought one of those Pearl Ex-Press Watercolor Pallette with lovely shimmery paints in duo and interference colours?  I've had one for years and hadn't a clue what to do with it until I watched Sue from Imagination Crafts on QVC a couple of weeks ago using a similar product.

I just wet the paint and spread it across a square piece of card and let it dry.  You can't see from the photo, but it dried lovely and shimmery.  I then used the same leaf stencil I used in my last post but this time I used gold stencil paint.  I also stamped a few script, dots and a kind of cross hatch (using Tea Dye Distress Ink) here and there with a couple of very useful small stamps I bought at the NEC years ago from LAXMI Design.  I don't see them there any more so I don't know if they still exist.

I used my Cameo to cut out the fancy square and layered another nestie square on top after using the computer to do my sentiment - the font's called simply 'English'.

The flowers, butterflies etc. were made using various punches and then I found a tub full of old pearls and used those for the centre of the flowers and butterflies bodies.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.


Monday 13 February 2012

I made a boob

with my LIM card in my last post that is!

The theme is a one layer card and I used double sided tape which may or may not be a layer!!! I really never gave it a thought and as the jury is out on it I've made another card to get me off the naughty step.LOL.

The background stripes have been stamped with a Hero Arts stamp and Spun Sugar Distress ink.  I then used a stencil template and some stencil paint for the branches.  The sentiment is from Paula Pascual.  


Saturday 11 February 2012

Less is more week 54 - OLC

The second week of the month means OLC (one layer card) for the challenge over at Less is more and in addition to this Chrissie and Mandi would like to see stripes on our cards.

I've been meaning to have a go at this technique for ages so I'm grateful to the ladies for setting this one and making me actually get on and do it.  

Another thing this week - no square card, but I thought this one would look better as a DL and now it's finished I think I'm right.  

Firstly I used the computer to do the sentiment - MTF Cupcake and Tunga are the fonts I used.

Next I put four lines of double sided tape across the card and one at a time I added glitter.  Really simple but I think quite effective.  I think I might do this again.

Have a good evening and thanks for dropping by.


Thursday 9 February 2012

Less is more week 53 - Colour Aqua


I'm a bit late with my LIM card this week.  It's been so cold I really didn't want to spend too much time in my craft room (I live in a very old, draughty but beautiful cottage with single glazed windows and my room is above the garage making it especially hard to heat up).  But, as it's the first birthday for Chrissie and Mandi's fabulous challenge blog I couldn't miss this week. 

The them is the colour aqua.  Not a colour I use often so I took a tip from Chrissie and used the same ink pad as she did on her card - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

The background is a beautiful stamp by Anna Griffin.  The sentiment is HoTP.  The flowers have all been cut out with my Cameo and coloured with the same Distress Ink.  I added the ribbon at the top because it looked a bit bottom heavy.  I hope this isn't too fussy for a less is more card.

That's it for now - my fingers are beginning to seize up. Stay warm!