Thursday, April 26, 2012

Playtime with my new Silhouette Cameo :-)

Hi all :-) its time to take Jessie walkies so this will have to be quick ,,, she’s biting me and dragging me off my chair as we speak ,,, it is 20 past 4 so am already 20 mins late !! :-)

There is a fab online course at the mo ,, called ‘A Cut Above’ and it is going through all the things you can do with your dies and die cutting machines, Cuttlebug, Big Shot etc and the Silhouette Cameo, if you would like to join in you’re not too late :-)

I made my first card to join in with the Less Is More Challenge whose theme is ‘Charming’ :-)



I used a fab ‘Hugs’ text from Ali Edwards,this was cut out of black card on the Silhouette Cameo machine. I used a Hero Arts Eggshell Notecard for the base, I inked the edges of this with Peeled Paint DI, stamped with a Hero Arts Flourish stamp, inked with a Snow Cap paint dabber and then stuck the die cut frame with text over it, I used a Martha Stewart Burtterfly punch, coloured with Mustard Seed DI and added some gems and then doodled the antennae and flight path with a black pen. I added a little charm on a twine bow and finished by stamping the word ‘sending’ using part of a Unity sentiment stamp.


Next I made this card following the brief on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge ,,, Yellow, Pink, Orange :-)

The starting point was the flowers … I was playing with my machine and I wanted to make some flowers ,,, so I cut several using a 12x12 sheet of Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage paper and then inked them with Victorian Velvet DI. I then sprayed with water, scrunched and fixed together with a brad. The yellow card was made using plain white card, inked with the Mustard Seed ink and then brushed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls.

I embossed the background using a Sizzix flower folder, added a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish, made a panel using a Martha Stewart border punch, added some orange twine and used a MFT Button Quartet die to make the button.

thanks for looking ,,, time for walkies ,,, see ya later Smile

Challenges :

Fab n Funky ,,,, No DP

Paper Pretties ,,,, CAS

Shopping Our Stash ,,, Starts with ‘B’,,, Blooms, Button, Butterfly

Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,, Your Favourite Word ,,, ‘Hugs’ ! :-)


30 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Really love your hugs card - lots of subtle detail but it maintains a very clean and simple feel :)

Annie said...

two lovely cards Lols! sounds like you are having fun with your cutting machines too.
hugs, annie x

Sandi said...

enjoy your walk, your cards are Great! Hugs

Kelly said...

fabulous! LOVE the "hugs" and wonky black outline it gave the card. neat effect!

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie these are both gorge but I do love the butterfly one the best you know me :-) hugs Pops x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, fab simple card, what a delight it was to see on my dashboard..just had to come over to read how you did it! Ruby x

downrightcrafty said...

such elegance on your LIM card and love the hugs bit and wow stunning flowers on your crafty ribbons card and perfectly set as not to detract from them
Hugs Kate xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous cards, love your butterfly and charm on the first card and your flowers on the second are stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Lols - love then both.
Lorraine x

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the first - so elegant and the stunning flowers on the second. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Anesha said...

Great cards, love the flowers. Have fun and hope Jessie enjoyed her walk. Hugs Anesha

Catherine said...

Fab cards, really pretty. Love the butterfly on the first one....

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is just gorgeous,love the butterfly,and as always super detail hugs Cherylxxx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Lols....love them both hun ..

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, luv the flowers on the bottom one, pretty embossing folder, oh i wonder if they have lesons for my machine! lol. sue,x

Huny said...

Love the simplicity of the word HUGS, that has given whole lift of sophistication about the card ... reminds me to use my alphabet dies. Loved it !

Mandy said...

Wow you has been busy,these are both gorgeous,I love the CAS feel to the first one.... The flowers are beautiful on the second one,great embossing folder too...
Mandy x

Chrissie said...

Cute cards Lols... enjoy your new toy!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Both beautiful cards. Your course sounds fun!!!
Diane

Susan said...

I'm taking that class too...and I'm LOVING it!! I have a Cameo, so I'm hoping to learn a lot in the last part of the class! Your hugs card is so cute! I downloaded that too, and can't wait to give it a try! I keep thinking I'll make a bloom like you have on the second card, but it looks so big...can you still mail a card like that?

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Lorraine! I'm so in love with that first one. The sentiment with the frame attached looks amazing! Makes me want a Cameo. ;)

Alyce said...

Lorraine these are just so gorgeous and elegant. Love the CAS approach :)

Sue from Oregon said...

oh I want to take the silh class...are you learning lots?

Mandi said...

Couple of layers but a FAB LIM card lols

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

annie said...

Great cool card and I have just purchased a silhouette cameo and can't wait to use it....see ya..x

pinky said...

Looks like you are getting to grips with the new toy Lorraine, both cards are just beautiful. Loving those big flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

La Vikinga said...

Hi; I just made some of these big flowers myself, but with a coffie-mashine-filter! Love them!
Thanks for following the colourtheme yellow, pink and orange at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight!

La Vikinga

Carla said...

So pretty- both of them! Love the blooms! So glad you played along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Samantha said...

both so pretty but the first one is my total favourite! you have my address right! tehhehe :0)

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous Card Lols i love those flowers.
Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
(hugs)
Trish (-: