Friday, 18 April 2014

It's Almost Easter.

Hi, it's Good Friday and I thought I would make something to reflect the time of year it is.

 I was lucky enough to be treated to a Cameo electronic cutting machine a few months ago and I still have the new machine "fear" and realised I really had to use it rather than just download lots of Sarah's yummy files.

I thought I would make a card using one of Sarah's new designs and chose the  Easter Page Mat. When you open in onto your "Drawing Area" it opens as a 12"x12", but that is easily sized down and I will try and explain how I did that.

I wanted to use a 6"x6" card, so decided to make the cut out 5.5", to do this I selected the whole image, clicked on the Scale tool, typed in 5.5" and ticked the lock aspect option.  It resized it perfectly to leave me with this. 

I was feeling confident, so decided I wanted to layer the cut out, and knew I could do it easily using the Offset tool.  I wanted it to just have a nice frame, so chose 0.1" as my Internal Offset. The result was this;

You may be wondering why I am working on the right hand side of the page...this next step will explain that. I clicked on the internal image, and dragged it over to the left of the page. That way I could do the two cuts on one pass through, and use two separate colours of card;

I sent them to the Cameo to cut, then went about picking out matching backing paper and some sparkly bits. Et voila, here is the finished card...taaa daaaah!!


I hope this shows that once you overcome the new machine fear, you can have lots of fun making pretty things. 

Remember there is still time to enter our Challenge this month and the theme is Stitching - Real or Faux.

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend, and a lovely Easter, Carol xx

I would like to enter the following challenges;
4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiment only, no pictures.
Sassy Studios Designs - Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Little Red Wagon - Easter Parade

Sunday, 6 April 2014

In stitches over at Sarah Hurley

Hello, today I am sharing my creation for the new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and the theme is "Stitching - Real or Faux", chosen by the lovely Ria.  

I decided to make something a wee bit different from my usual cards, and opted for altering a notebook.  This months A Few Of My Favourite Thinks kit is my favourite so far, I say that every month don't I? I just love the doodles and bright colours, I used the Printable Documented 365 Kit for my doodle page and the two cards with the skull on them.  I coloured it using Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I decided to use quite dark colours as it is a Spell Book, I really didn't want it too bright.  I stamped out the brand spanking just released Voodoo Doll Stamp (HOW COOL IS THIS???) and coloured him in too.  To add in the theme of "Stitches" I drew some faux stitches around him, and around my navy backing layer.  I used the Block Alpha Stamps and Archival Ink to pop "Spells" onto the wee skull card.

I also used lots of 3d foam to give the whole page some dimension.  


Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Stampin Up Chalk Pen, Letraset Pigment Pen
Archival and Memento Ink
Card and adhesives from stash.

We would love it if you could join us this month for some great prizes over at the new sparkly Sarah Hurley 365 site, remember we have regular Spotlight posts too for us DT Girlies to show you our lovely makes.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
My Sheri Crafts - Anything but a card
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Quick Quotes - Project with stamping
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour a stamped image