Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ship Ahoy !!!

Hi Everyone

Today I have a lovely lighthouse to share

 I added two Magnolia images, which I coloured using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up:

 I also added a couple of shell charms and an anchor charm, which I attached with twine,

I cut all the pieces for my lighthouse using my Silhouette Cameo and a file from which you can find HERE.
The papers I used are from Grapic 45.
The charms and twine are from my stash.

Of course, every Lighthouse Keeper needs a cottage to live in, so I made a cottage too...

I'm going to enter this project into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like this project. :o)


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Howdy Cowboy !!!!

Hi Everyone

Last week it was William's 12th Birthday, and I made him this card:

I used Cowboy Edwin for this card and I coloured him using my Copic Markers (unfortunately, I didn't keep a list of the pens I used, sorry).

Here's a close-up:


Image - Cowboy Edwin from Magnolia
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Card - From my stash
Papers, Ribbon and Badge - From October Afternoon Sarsaparilla Collection
Button,  Twine, Charm and Buckle - All from my stash
Cattle Skull - Cut on my Sillhouette Cameo

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tilda's Town- Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Buttons
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card :o)


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Silhouette Challenges - Special Challenge Glass Etching

"Special Challenge - Glass Etching" over at

"Special Challenge Glass Etching"
Begins: Saturday July 5
Ends: Sunday, July 20

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

This is in addition to our regular monthly challenge.

DT members were not required to participate.
We have 8 participating.

Sponsor is:

Winner will receive:
Silhouette Cameo Replacement Cutting Mat

Winners for any challenge is announced on the Winners page on the 3rd day of the following month after a challenge ends.

If you have never used the Silhouette for glass etching here is a how to video.

Well, I have never used my Silhouette for glass etching, or done any glass etching before, so I thought I'd give it a go for our challenge.  I decided to make a dessert set - one large serving bowl and four smaller dessert bowls.  I chose a suitable image from the Silhouette Store, I then drew a rectangle around the design in order the made the template.  I then sized this suitable for the large bowl before reducing it to suit the size of the smaller bowls.  I cut my template using my Silhouette and then followed the glass etching instructions that come with the Glass Etching Starter Kit from Silhouette.

Here's the result

I really enjoyed glass etching and will definitely be doing it again!!

What are you waiting on? Step outside your comfort zone and join in the fun.

You can find our challenge over at the Silhouette Challenge Blog, with lots of inspiration from some other members of our fabulous design team.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Silhouette Challenge #15 'Print N Cut'

It's the time for another challenge over at

Ch# 15 Print N Cut
Begins: Tuesday, July 1
Ends: Thursday, July 31

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Sponsor this month is:

Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

So.....what did I make?

I made this card

To make my "Print n Cut" element, I opened my Saturated Canary Digi in Silhouette, traced it and off set the trace for my cut line.  I then printed it on my printer (not forgetting to print the registration marks) and then cut it in my Silhouette Cameo.  I then coloured the image using my Copic Markers.

Here's a close up of the cut and coloured image:

Materials used for this card:

Image - Vintage Violet from Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - From the Bo Bunny Jazmyne Collection
Card - From my stash
Dies - Magnolia So Wrapped Heart and Creatalbes Flourish
Ribbon, Buttons, Twine and Flowers from my stash

Head in over to see what the DT has created for you inspiration and link up today.
Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by today.