03 November 2012

Carta Bella for dudes

I've got another share here using the Carta Bella Beautiful Moments Kit.
Although the kit is very feminine, this time I decide to try and go for a more masculine look.
A couple of the papers in the kit can be used for either gender and I 
grunged it up a bit to make it more boy like.
Both the brown spotted base paper and the distressed spotty paper
are from the kit.


I have swiped random streaks of Gesso across the middle of my
page and highled the embelishments and around the photo
with Gelatos.  


The heart has been cut out of Tim Holtz tickets with a Tim Holtz
mover shaker die.  I have used one of these cute little pins on the
heart and wrapped it in twine.
The little cards are Kaisercraft and I have just spied some similar
ones in the store.  These look awesome.


The little butterflies have been cut with a My Favorite Things die.
I coloured some scrap paper with the Gelatos and then run 
it through the big shot. 

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I have used distress inks on this page, starting with Frayed Burlap, then


02 November 2012

My Silhouette Cameo rocks!

Today I'm sharing with you a few projects that I have made using
my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

This machine is so awesome.  I love what it can do.

This first share is of some invites I made for one of my sisters
upcomming wedding.

It took no time with the Silhouette to cut out all of the 
invites.  The hardest part is picking which design to use.


Have a look on this card here at how clean the Silhouette
cuts.  The leaves in this design are quite intricate and yet
they look seemless and there is no way I could have done
this by hand.  I used Distress inks, Peeled Paint, Spiced
Marmelade and Broken China on Speciality Stamping Paper
and then adhered my cut out design to this.

This little owl pillow box took less that ten minutes to make
and that included making the buttons and felt eyes.
I used dies to cut out the felt and inked around the edge of
his beak.
This design does come with eyes and a beak but I wanted to
add a bit of dimension to my box.


I have used a piece of cardstock from my Carta Bella kit for
the design and it literally took a minute to do.  
I purchased the design and a few seconds later it was downloaded
into my library, 30 seconds to cut it out, and then all I had
to do was peel the design off the cutting mat, fold along the 
perforated edges and add a bit of glue.  Super easy and super
They'd make cute little party loot bags.


The doily shape and the vine like leaves I made in this layout have been
cut using the Silhouette as well.

I'm so impressed with my Silhouette and am using it all the time.

It's nice not to have to buy a cartridge that I only want for one or 
two designs.  I've seen online that there are some creating their
own cut files for the Silhouette but so far I have been buying my
in the Silhouette store.  I have a subscription with them now and it's 
awesome value.  Plus every week as well as a free design there
is a pile of designs that get put on sale at half price.  The machine
also comes with a library of designs and also a $10- gift card to
spend in the Silhouette store.

I've been learning this week how to cut out stamped images with it!
I love it so much ♥


01 November 2012

I love My Minds Eye

This is a photo of our sons gorgeous cat, Eevee, she was named after a Pokemon.
I really enjoyed having a bit of a play with this My Minds Eye Indie Chic Ginger.  I've done
a little bit of fussy cutting, which I haven't done for ages.

My page and elements have all been inked with Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge.
Gorgeous doily hey!  Cut with my Silhouette.


Ive used some cute little crochet flowers and some white roses that have  been
sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang.  
are an awesome way of altering things to match the colours in your papers.


My leaves I have die cut with my Silhouette and sprayed....with Lindy's Stamp Gang again ☺
I sprayed them with Luscious Lime and heat dried them.  Once dry, I 
sprayed again but this time with Glory of the Seas Gold.


I made a card up as well and love the clean look of this.
I have used my new toy.  A crop-a-dile corner chomper tool!
Awesome ☺
It completly changes the look of the card.  I've often struggled in the past 
to get my corners all the same size and am loving that I bought this. ♥
The corner chomper cuts 2 different sizes of corners.


There is an awesome video, right here, that shows you how to make the rosette.

Are you a member of the Passion4Paper Facebook page?
I would love to see some of the prettys that everyone has been making.