Sunday 21 June 2015

Father's Day card - Clear embossed masking!

Hello Friends,

It's Father's day!  Here is a card I made for my father in law...

I used the clear embossing technique to stamp and mask the white leaves, then I stamped the background with lots of different stamps, using a couple of colours.

The sentient is stamped onto a piece of vellum and cut out using a thin die, which I attached using my trusty old Crop-o-dile and two eyelets.

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by today.

Carole x

Saturday 20 June 2015

ColourQ Challenge #295, Silhouette Cameo & Minc!

Hello Friends,

I'm back today with another card that I'm entering into this weeks ColourQ challenge.  The colours were not as easy for me this week, which actually is more challenging and I'm pleased with the result!

These are the colours:

and here is my card:

I used my Minc foiling machine!  I'm still not quite up to speed with it, there was a crinkle (or two) in the foil which left a couple of small areas unfoiled,  I'm hoping you won't spot them ;)!

I used the Silhouette Studio software to design the card.  Using the Print & Cut feature, I printed the circles and the sentiment and then cut round them with my Silhouette Cameo.

The stamp set and punch used for the flowers were from Stampin' Up, as was the little heart punch.

All the colours were as the challenge suggested.

Hope you get a chance to craft today and thanks for stopping by.

Carole x

Saturday 13 June 2015

25th Birthday card

Hello Friends,

I've been going through some of my pictures and found this card that I hadn't blogged, in fact I made the card and got it in the post very quickly, fearing it would be late and thought I hadn't even photographed it!

I was in France a month or so ago and found some great paper journals, all the pages were delicately printed ready to be used.  As soon as I saw them I knew I'd be using the pages to stamp on and make cards out of!

This particular page had the butterfly printed on it, as well as the dark details down the left hand side and the red ledger lines.  I added the numbers using a background stamp which was also purchased in the same shop in France.  I inked up the numbers in Stampin' Up's Sahara Sand ink, gently wiped off the colour from the numbers 2 & 5 and used a dark pink marker to high light the 2 & 5.

The card was finished off with a little more stamping and die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog today.

Hope you find some time to craft.

Carole x

Friday 12 June 2015

ColourQ Challenge #294 with Watercolor Wings & Silhouette Cameo!

Hello Friends,

I often check out this colour challenge site and as soon as I saw these colours, I thought they were great and wanted to use them right away.

I decided to make one of these little 2 page mini album cards.  I made one a while back and fancied making another one.

This is the front cover....

Here is the inside front cover and first page....

Here is the middle, I left it blank for the greeting....

This is a picture of the inside front and back covers......

this is the back page....

I used three new stamp sets from Stampin' Up - Watercolor Wings, Awesomely Artistic & Floral Wings.

I cut the mini album on my Silhouette Cameo, the file was from the Silhouette online store.

Thanks for popping by today.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Thursday 11 June 2015

Round card sketch - Silhouette Studio - Sheltering Tree

Hello Friends,

I've got another card sketch for you today, another one I found and liked on the internet :)!

I started by choosing the stamp set and then sized the card pieces accordingly, in the Silhouette Studio software.....

The stamp set I chose for this card is called Sheltering Tree by Stampin' Up.  I've had this set for a little while and haven't used it much.  I liked the card so much I made another.....

I used my Stampin' Up marker pen for the detailed stitching around the tree, in my Thyme Graphics pen holder tool which is inserted instead of a blade in the Silhouette Cameo.

Hope you like my cards for today.

Happy crafting.

Carole x

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Card Sketch - Silhouette Cameo

Hello Friends,

It's my daughter's birthday today, this is the card I've sent her.....

I don't usually use pink colours on cards I send to her, she's a red head so I usually go for yellows and greens but I wanted to go girlie for her today, so pink it was!

I started off by finding a card sketch on the internet I liked and followed it using the Silhouette Studio software.

I liked the idea of the scalloped edge on two of the squares, which I enjoyed designing in the software from scratch.

The butterfly image was from the Silhouette online store, I used paper from the Fairy Belle Collection by Prima, the tiny flowers were from my stash and the card stock is from Stampin' Up.

I hope my daughter likes her card this year and hope you do too ;)!

Hope you find some time to craft today.

Carole x

Tuesday 9 June 2015

PixScan - Silhouette Studio - tutorial

Hello Friends,

I was supposed to be teaching one of my Silhouette lessons today to a lady, who has been hit by a stomach bug, unfortunately.  I do hope she gets better really quickly.

I'd set up my teaching area and got samples of paper ready to give her a quick PixScan demo at the end of the lesson.

As I found myself with spare time today I thought I'd have a play with my PixScan mat and a piece of the paper I'd chosen to demo.

After cutting the paper, I decided to use it on a card for a birthday, a special one I have coming up in the autumn, take a look.....

You can see the paper I chose on the PixScan mat below, this is the photograph I imported into the Pixscan feature of the Silhouette Studio software....

I used the tracing feature to trace the outline of the part of paper I wanted to cut....

I cut the image and afterwards copied the cut file into a new file, filled it with a random colour and designed the card around the image.

I hope you like the finished result, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I love m PixScan mat, I really should use it more ;)!

Happy crafting.

Carole x