Friday 31 August 2012

The Cameo Spotlight - Week 2

open to interpretation: could be back to school, birthday or anniversary

Hi folks, hope you're well.  

I've been messing about with my Cameo today to make a card to enter into the second Cameo Spotlight challenge.  The theme this time is numbers and here's my entry.

The numbers are from the Bloc Party cd I received with my original Silhouette machine.  Firstly, I opened up the numbers 2 and 1 and welded them together. I then copied and pasted the numbers and reversed them and again welded the two sets together (I ungrouped the patterns for the back piece and removed them as I just wanted the back to be plain) and I then added the cupcake which was also from the same cd, I then created a Print and Cut.  Very easy and quick to do.

Here are a few more angles:

The card opened out showing the front and back:

The centre of the card:

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate any comment you may wish to leave.


Wednesday 22 August 2012

Less is More Week 81 - Tearing

Less is More Week 81
This can be in any form, but, as subtle or as bold as you like!

I've never really been one for tearing.  It always looks like a dog's dinner when I've had a go in the past, so I wasn't sure this week's lessismore challenge was for me.  However, Chrissie and Mandi have always tried to encourage the LIMettes to push themselves out of their comfort zone so I've bitten the bullet and had a go.

I got a bit carried away with the snow drifts, so I hope there's still enough white space to be classed as CAS.

I used a new technique as well today - masking fluid for snow (although I think they look more like golf balls falling from the sky).  A bit of practice is needed me thinks.

I created the snow drifts by tearing a piece of copy paper and then masked a section at the top of the card and then brayered in between.

I rubbed off the masking fluid and then stamped my trees, santa's sleigh and the sentiment.

I created some more snow drift by using my torn paper again and a bit of cut and dry foam   lightly dabbing along the edge.

Oh, yes, I nearly forgot.  I bought a Splodge Away mat after seeing Barbara Grey using it on C&C last time she was on.  Brilliant!  Really does make brayering easier.  I only bought the small (8X8) in case it was a waste of money and have found this size is going to be just fine for me.  I can definitely recommend one if you're into brayering.  Buy direct from as there's free postage.

The materials I used are:

Speedball brayer  
Splodge Away mat (8x8)
Adirondack Denim Inkpad
Versafine Onxy Black
Lavinia Santa's Sleigh and Tree stamps
HOTP sentiment stamp
Masking fluid

Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday 18 August 2012

The Cameo Spotlight #1

UPDATE:  I decided to make a bit of a change to my original card, I've just added a sun (another free Bird cutting file) and remove my sentiment. I think I like this one better:

At last a challenge blog dedicated to making items using a Silhouette or cameo machine.  You can find it here.

You all know how much I love my machine so have been eagerly awaiting the first challenge.

And here's my card:

I've used the following cutting files:

Crab - Silhouette download
Clouds Border - Silhouette download
Waves - (Free)

I did the background clouds by cutting the border with my Cameo and then using it as a template to sponge blue ink onto the background card.

The sand is a piece of Kraft card which has been run through a ribbler and a piece of garden twine finishes it off.

Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday 11 August 2012

Silhouette Cameo Flowers

Hi all. Hope you're well and enjoying the weekend. Nice to see some sun for a change.

The flowers on the card I have to show today were made using my Cameo machine.

This is how it started off life:

I added colour using the Silhouette Studio software to create a Print and Cut project.  I just added an offset border around the edge and cut the blossoms out with the Cameo.  Here we have the finished result:

Other items I used:

Hero Arts Woodgrain Stamp
Clarity Sentiment Stamp
Memory Box Woven Circle die
Leaves cut out with the Cameo

Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.


Monday 6 August 2012

A Special Touch Mask

I've been having a play with another of my Special Touch Masks - I always admire people's Vintage style but I can't quite manage it myself. I think I'm such a CAS crafter I can't bring myself to keep adding more and more bits.

I do like how the clock turned out but then I got stuck with what to add next so I kinda plonked the sentiment on and then regretted the position of it. I would have preferred it further down and to the left, but too late now.  I tried all sorts to cover it but nothing look right so I've left it as it is for now - I might come back to it tomorrow as I'm fed up of looking at it now (any suggestions would be gratefully received).

I embossed the clock though the Grand Calibur first and then added 3 or 4 different colours of Distress Inks.  That all looked kinda plain so I dug out some background stamps I have in my stash - they really come in handy now and then.

I used my WRMK corner chomper to round the edges of the card.

I'm off for a nice soak in the bath now - shoulders and back giving me a bit of grief for sitting hunched over the desk for too long.

Night all!