Saturday, 31 May 2014

Here comes the bride - Silhouette Portait

As many of you know back in March I celebrated my 50th birthday and my lovely hubby throw me a party no mean feat as he normally has trouble organising his sock drawer anyway he didn't have time to find me that prefect present, bless him and so we agreed when there was something I fancied he would treat me. Well last week there was something I fancied!!

 The Silhouette cameo and portrait cutting machine has been around for a while now but I wasn't sure if I could justify another cutting machine after buying the Cricut and Gypsy 3 years ago. Alas I think the damp from being in the loft last winter has rhubarbed the gypsy' wiring and now it refuses to work properly, I still have the Cricut cartridges so I can still use them in the big machine but its limited so long story short Paul treated me to the Silhouette Portrait as my birthday present .

 The machine comes with the pc software for your graphic Design studio and a free $10.00 download card to spend in their online store (worth about £5.85) it is the smaller of the two machines but unless you have a A3 printer there is no need for the larger Cameo as this one does everything the other one can do. the set up is plug in, download your software from the disc and off you go!!

These Churches are my first attempt at a 3D project from their on line store/library, the 2 templates cost 59p each , 1 for the body of the church and the other the window arches and roof , They have all been decorated with flowers and bows and placed on two square bases edged with a Martha Stewart punch border, (the hearts around the doorway are the waste from the borders) the happy couple I bought from ebay (3 for 99p) and the plastic dome box is from Scary Marys Flower Vase kit


Each Church has been decorated differently as to appeal to everyones tastes , The pink one (below) was the first to be made and has less on it as ideas came along with each one as they were made.

All the windows have patterned acetate behind, which gives a nice effect , I think this design would also work well with a battery operated tea light inside but haven't tried this yet .

The purple church has a pattened paper roof which I think looks lovely , and when I make more I will probably do this again 
   They will sit nicely on my Craft Stall/Tent in July and hopefully they will bring many people in to have a look round at the other cards and gifts too.

Thanks for popping by xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Addicted to Dies!!!... Tattered lace and Tonic

Well the Mayday Bank hols have come and gone and we had a lovely long weekend, not doing much of anything, just pottering around the house on Saturday, A trip to the pub for some lemonade and maybe the odd Rum and coke with old friends and then a run over at the park for little Ruby Sunday.

Monday was quite ,we did however pop into our local Village Mayday Fete long enough to get a red ribbon in the fun dog show for 'best trick,' Ruby gave a fabulous performance with a routine of Sit, Stand, dead-dog , Roll over and to finish a 'High Five!!'  She also had fun playing on the Agility equipment and running the legs off a Border Collie that happened to catch her eye!! Then back home to chill in the garden in the afternoon.

I did however have a few hours spare over the weekend while hubby was cleaning the gutters and re-arranging his spanner collection in the garage/Mancave  (as menfolk do) to sneak upstairs to my craft-room and have some fun with my tatty lace dies,
 Here's the end result, hope you like them xx

This card has been created with the 'Moments in time' Die from the Tattered  lace range as a topper and mounted onto a paper doily from my stash and a tonic die cut ,  the sentiment and 'Nan' are also from tattered lace, all cut from the fabulous pastal Centura pearl card

The Romance card has been made using the 'Moments in time' die again in Silver mirror card and mounted onto a Tonic Heart die cut , The Champagne bottle came free with my Tatty lace magazine and the glasses are also from their range of fab dies as is the beautiful vintage car on the other card. 

The backing card is Snow white Centura Pearl and has been embossed with a Crafters Companion Rose Garden Embossalious folder and the patterned paper was from my stash again . 

With the country shows on the horizon I will be making lots of this style of card for my craft stall this summer in time for all the weddings and Anniversaries out there!!

Any regulars to my blog will know I have a serious addiction to dies!! and Tatty lace and Tonic are my top 2 favourites at the moment  so expect to see more from them very soon xx

I  like to enter these cards in the following Challenges
Clear it out challenge - Stash
Tattered lace Challenge #2 - Romance and Roses
Craft-room challenge - Roses and Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - #194 Special Lady

Friday, 2 May 2014

Kenny K - Rock chick!!

Hi folks
well it seems forever since I last sat at the pc and did any blogging , funny how time can run away with you , Am I the only one who is in shock that we are now in MAY 2014!! it was only a few weeks ago it felt like I was spring cleaning !! ROLL ON SUMMER !!

Here's a card I did last month and haven't had a chance to post, sorry to all my facebook friends who have already seen it , thought it deserved an airing on the blog too xx

My 'little rockstar' card was created using a Kenny K image I thought I would treat myself too , its very rare for to buy digis but I do love Kenny k's designs and have a few rubber stamps by their designers so thought 'what the hell, lets get a couple of downloads!!  if you would like to check out their site its here - Kenny-Ks-Digis-Rubber-Stamps

The 'Vikki Lee Vicious' image has been coloured with my Copic markers and Spectrum Noirs and I have used deep pinkcord'nations paper embossed with a Diamonds Spellbinders M-bossibilities folder and then torn into stripes and some lilac patterned  paper that I over stamped with a swirl stamp and then embossed in silver to, to back it on,  xx I have used my fav colours Pink and Purple to make the card pop and love this Digi-image she is so Rock and Roll , really loving her New-rock boots!!

I would like to put this card in the following Challenges
Kenny k krafty Krew challenge #171 Fem fetale
cardsgalorechallenge #5 - Anything goes
CMD Challenge #9 Long Hair
Craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper May Challenge Anything goes
Sparkles monthly Challenge #55 -favorite Colour Combo