Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Card 2012

Well my silhouette Cameo has been working over time this month, I spotted this little reindeer face on the silhouette store and thought he was perfect for my christmas cards.

I used my craft dragon to hot foil the sentiment.


 The craft dragon is really good and produces a perfect finnish every time and look so professional. It also made it easy to produce lots of cards.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Craft Dragon and the silhouette Cameo

Here is my first project using my new craft dragon and the cameo. I thought I jazz up this plain old t-shirt with some vinyl and rhinestones. I have got the silhouette studio designer edition which allows you to convert any image to a rhinestone template. I love this Eiffel tower image so i thought i would change it into rhinestones, the soft ware even tells you how many stones it will use.

I then used this great vintage font to spell Paris, but I left out the a. I used some t-shirt vinyl that I got off eBay.

While I was preparing these bits I had the craft dragon heating ready to fix the items, for the vinyl the dragon needs to be on quite a hot setting and takes about 30 secs to stick. I fixed the vinyl first it has to be cool before you peel off the backing. Then I placed my Eiffel tower in to position and turned the heat down it only takes 15 seconds for the rhinestones to set and again they need to cool before the backing is removed.

Here is the finished project my new t-shirt

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Deep Box Frame Decoupage

My son Dale is leaving home next week to move in with his lovely finacee Emma, and as a little house warming gift I thought I would do something home made. As Emma adores Peter Rabbit I got out my crafter's companion cd and printed some of the lovely decoupage.

I found the deep box frames at the range and they are fantastic I love them, they really do show off your decoupage.

I took the glass out of the frames to photograph as it was reflecting too much

As the frames do not come with a mount and the toppers are all different sizes I use coordinations card as a backing and stuck down the topper and edged it with a sticky love heart border.

I do hope they like them.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Tulip and Friends DVD

I was browsing through my new docrafts disk and found this little cutie, who is perfect for my little neice Kira who turned 10 this week

I love the circle easel cards, in this one I used liquid pearls, which I have trouble with as i keep creating peaks.

Sorry the photos are quite poor, I have used the new cheery lyn lace corner dye they are really pretty and delicate. I usee my mini xyron to make them sticky as there isnt alot of surface for wet glue.

Thankyou for looking

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Birthday Card

Back to a card this week and another digistamp boutique image, its Alf fishing and hes a great image to colour and makes a great Male card.

I made the tickets using the kanban stamp set, which are great because you can change the sentiment to suit.


Although you can not see it in the picture I used glossy accents on the fishes eye and its really pops. The image has been coloured with promarkers and I used my new tim holtz distressing tool around the papers.

Saturday, 24 March 2012


Here are two more pages from my scrapbook, this page is our day out at peirrefonds castle which is were the BBC film Merlin. It is a beautiful castle and set in the most gorgeous landscape.

and this was our day out at Hitlers Bunker Wolf Gorge II, this was a fasinating visit and the guides were great at telling the story of hitlers only visit to France during the second world war. 

Both days were really good, well worth a visit.
Ive still got a few more pages to do but i might put it away for a couple of weeks, as I have some cards to get on with.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My First Scrapbook

Well thought I would give scrapbooking a go and decided to do a whole album, lol I must be mad. Although its a small album I did discover that it would be easier to plan on full sized 12 x 12 pages. Oh well here are my first pages.

This is my cover and the theme is our holiday to France last year, I have used a chipboard papermania album and have designed all my project on craft artist.

I blended my photo onto the backing paper on this page in craft artist and stamped the Eiffel tower and bits using Artemio stamp set. I used my silhouette cameo to cut the fonts on this page.

I carried on with the same style on this page to but also added Polaroid style snaps. Well thats it for now hopefully will have some more for next week.  

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Mother's Day Easel Card

I just love the new grand calibre for cutting larger shapes, as they are perfect for your card base and then all your regular sized dies fit perfectly in the middle.

The papers I have used are a downloaded pack from nitwits (a breath of fresh air) and the digital stamp is from digistamp boutique. I coloured the image with aqua promarkers and added some bling for the centres.

The little senitment is printed and die cut with a memory box die.  

Sunday, 4 March 2012

New Job

This image is from the digistamp boutique and I thought he would be perfect for a New Job Card

I have coloured him with promarkers, and the papers are forever friends retro collection and cordinations card stock.

Craft Artist Sentiment
I created the sentiment using the wrap around text tool on a circle and added the lines and good luck to the centre. I then sized it to fit a nestie which worked quite well.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Heart Shaped Box

I have made this heart shaped box using the silhouette cameo, it was quite tricky glueing all the little tabs to the base and then again on the lid. But a bit of pateince has paid off because the box is a fab shape. The paper I used for the box is Spring Feast from Mindy Terasawa, I added some green ribbon around the box and made a choc box bow.

For the embellishments I cut the large butterfly from a maryanne creatable, the small one is a cheery lyn die, the hearts are the docraft dies and the banner is stamped and cut out

I cut all the shapes in plain white card and used tim holtz distress ink bundled sage and tatterd rose to get the colours to match the Spring Feast papers. I used crafters companion spray and sparkle silver to finish. I just add some lovely green rhinstones around the heart and added a little paper rose and punch some leaves.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Angry Bird

I just had to make this card when i saw it on another blog.

It was so simple to follow using the template that Valita has designed, i was so impressed i had to share it with you all.