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’ ! :-)