Thursday, 22 September 2011

Magical Santa Cards

I love these toppers / decoupage santas I purchased in the Range recently. And tried to use them in 3 different ways. The charms are a selection of christmas ones on ebay.
The flowers and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts
The foilage is cut using Silhouette SD

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Wine glass charms suitable for a man..

I made this as a present for my cousin. He likes odd things that are useful so he`s hard to buy presents for.

To make this it cost around 24p and makes a lovely present

All the items are available on ebay, the nautical charms, the seed beads, the cello bags. I printed the card stock myself.

3 Ladies cards

3 cards , same topper from kanban

Penguin Easel Card

I made this today as I decided to treat myself to a crafty day. Thought I`d share it with you. It took longer than expected as I`d not really made an easel card before, but next time I know it would happen abit quicker

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Freebie - School Papers and embellishments

One of the girls over on the Silhouette Plus forum shared this link to the School Is Cool collection , its free so I thought I`d share it with you

And heres the link to take you to the site

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tatty teddies Christmas

Tatty Teds Christmas

This is a 8x 8 card The snowflake background it a snowflake background cut out using a Silhouette SD
The blue frame and flourishes are also done with the silhoutte.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cards from across the seas

Friends in America sent me these cards as part of a card swop and I thought I`d share them with yourselves

How kind of them , both Cecilia and Pat

Husband Anniversary Card

This is an 8 x 8 inch card for a friends husband, she phoned me in a panic to say she couldnt find a suitable card anywhere so would I make one. No pressure there then

The backing paper is Kanban
As is the heart acetate
The lowers wild orchid crafts
the black filigree  - silhouette sd

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ladies Retro cards x 4

I usually take so long to make one card, I decided to come up with a new way of doing things.

I`d make 4 cards similar but different. That way my mojo would quadruple.

So heres my first 4...

The backgrounds were cut with my trusty Silhouette SD after my forum buddy in America sent me a card and I was loving the lace design as the backing (good idea Pat) I then embellished them various ways to get a different look. 

Voila - Similar but different

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Teenager Boys Card

I made this card for my friends teenage son who is going to be 17.

I struggle with mens cards but thought this card which was modelled on a black and white design to be ideal. I personalised it with his name just to have the feel this card was especially for him

Gifts for Christmas Various wine charms

I made these as gifts for various family members. Theres a variety of differnet ones for Christmas and I`ve packaged them to make them more presentable.

I bought the bits from ebay. The alphabet ones are personalised for family members. I thought the christmas ones quirky. They`re all printed mounted onto card and placed into a cello bag.

I think they make lovely inexpensive stocking fillers

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Cricut Fonts Equivalent

I would like to share this link with you that doodling debbie, over on the silhouette plus forum shared with me. Its the fonts you can cut with a cricut that can be used on our Silhouette SD

Fonts Equivalent

Also check out this blog


Kay has a list of fonts for die cutters, thank you Kay

Friday, 2 September 2011

Carrier sheets for SD silhouette

I have been looking into the price of carrier sheets for a Silhouette SD, these can range from £14 upto £25 so I thought I`d have a go at some homemade ones.

And after using different type of mediums I think these two combos are the best IMO



This worked out at 40p per sheet. I have cut out on them on numerous occasions and the only word of warning is. These are ideal for cutting with the SD but if your cutting a big design I`d still use my carrier sheet. As A4 size is smaller than the carrier sheet.

I have printed and cut. I have cut out detailed background work. All have been great.