Tuesday 17 November 2015

Silhouette MINT & Silhouette Cameo lessons

Hello friends,

I promised to be back today sharing the card I made with my first Silhouette Mint stamp.  Without further ado, here it is....

I had a few days away last week and on Friday, I spent the whole day all by myself in a very lovely hotel room, I'll share a couple of photos at the end of the post.

My plan for the day, prior to going was to make some Christmas cards, but to be honest, I couldn't get my act together!  I had to go with plan B, it only needed my little Mac!

A few month ago Jules from Always with a Heart, found the envelope calculator on my blog and wrote about it on her blog, bless her.  I have enjoyed looking at her blog ever since.  I love the little twist that she has running all the way throughout her blog, everything she makes has a heart on it somewhere, so cute!  - WOW, HOT NEWS!....I've just been on Jules's blog to get the correct links for posting this today and noticed that she's been nominated for the Britsh Craft Awards - Congratulations Jules, you deserve the recognition.  I've just voted and keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Anyway, back to the inspiration behind the card......Jules also has a great, easy to see and easy to follow Sketch Library.  The card I made with, my new Silhouette Mint stamp, uses her sketch number 10!

I must say, designing is so easy in the Silhouette software, I find it relaxing setting up files on my computer when I'm away from my Silhouette Cameo, it's a win win!  I'm still available to teach you one-to-one....you only need to email me to book ;)!

Here are a few pics from my break away, in Derbyshire....

Perfect set up, I'd say....the table is always with me, it's the floor of my car boot!  I had my little Macbook Air and Hot Panda (that's what my husband calls it!) Hochanda on the TV!

The sun was shining in on me...check out the view!

It really was a room with a view!

A creative girl needs lunch!

So there we go, I was feeling relaxed and enjoyed my whole day, in fact I didn't get much done, but I did prepare a whole cut Silhouette cut file, thanks to Jules!


  1. Such a lovely card and a great creation - new stamp - i'll pop over and have a look at Jules blog for this sketches xx

  2. Ahh .. .. bless you Carole

    Your card looks gorgeous .. .. not one of the easiest of my sketches but you have used it wonderfully.

    Many thanks for the HUGE shout out and thank you for voting .. .. you are very kind.

    Your little break away looks like it was wonderful. Just look at that beautiful blue sky. A big difference to what we have had here today!!

    Hopefully it has re-charged your batteries ready for the Christmas cards you didn't make LOL!!!

    Thanks again Carole.

    Love Jules xx