Monday 29 April 2013

Ferris Wheel

Today I want to show you my biggest project yet. I really wanted to challenge myself with my Cammie so I set about making this . It took me two days.

The file is from a kit called  Summer Street Carnival by SVG Cuts. 

Card is Papermill Direct - A3Cream Linen

Papers are from Grace Taylor - Vintage Romance.

Im putting this into the Die Cutting Divas Challenge too which is Flowers and also the Cameo Creations Challenge, the theme is Mother's Day. This would make a great Mother's Day gift too.


Thursday 25 April 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Cute Card Thursday Challenge time again and today's theme is

Can't Stop The Rain

Here's my card

Stamp: Bella -  Lolly and her brolly
Papers: First Edition - J'adore
Flourish: Cheery Lynn Designs
Doily: Cameo Silhouette
Border: Martha Stewart punch

The prize this week is a fab one. Krista from Saturated Canary is offering the winner 3 of her fabulous digital stamps!!

I would also like to enter this card into the Papertake Challenge as the theme is Take the Weather with you.


Wednesday 24 April 2013

Sunday 21 April 2013


Todays project is again using a Lori Whitlock file, this time it is the 3D Bracket Box with Dividers.

And the inside....
I've used my Cammie to cut out the file.
Lori Whitlock - 3D Bracket Box and Dividers
Papers - Gorjuss
Embellies - Gorjuss

Saturday 20 April 2013

Bloom and Grow

Another Lori Whitlock file again today. I think I'm addicted!!

Cameo Silhouette files: Lori Whitlock - 3D Flower pots and trays 
                                                                 3D Flower
Papers: K & Co - Hopscotch
My house is overflowing with all my projects now!!


Friday 19 April 2013

My Girl

I can't stop making these. The gorgeous shaped frames from Lori Whitlock. This one is the bracket shaped frame.

Silhouette Cameo Files:-
Bracket Shaped Frame:  Lori Whitlock
Easel: Lori Whitlock
My Girl sentiment: Lori Whitlock
Flowers: Lori Whitlock
Flourishes: Echo Park
Camera: Echo Park

All these files are available from the Sil Store.

Papers: First Edition - Spring Feast
Card: Papermill Direct

Although these frames and easels are made from card they are really sturdy. They would make a beautiful gift to send to someone. As they are so light it wouldn't cost a lot in postage either!!

Hopefully Lori will get round to making lots more shapes for us.


Thursday 18 April 2013


Frame No 2 today. This one is Lori Whitlock's Ticket frame available from the Sil store.

All files are by Lori Whitlock including all the embellies on the frame.

Papers are by First Edition - New Leaf.


Cute Card Thursday

I almost forgot to make a card for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge so I quickly made this one.

The theme is


Papers: First Edition - J'adore
Stamps: Figure - Hanglar  & Cake - Magnolia
Flourish: Cheery Lynn die
We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week and one lucky winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice.
You can see all the gorgeous cakey cards here on the CCT blog.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

A Modern Girl

Back to a Cameo project today. Lori Whitlock has just brought out some fabulous 3D frame files for the Cameo.
So I set to work and this is what I came up with.
The frame , flowers and flourishes are all from Lori Whitlock , gorgeous aren't they? Forgot to say the easel is also a Lori Whitlock file. Fantastic for holding and showing off all your shaped frames!!
Papers : Grace Taylor - Vintage Romance
Stamp: Gorjuss Girl.
Coloured with Copics.
I would also like to enter this into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Creative Expressions DT Project

Here is my DT project for Creative Expressions for this week.

I've made a tag and because I liked the way the ribbon looked attached to a stamped image I've done it again!!

Also I've made a little tutorial too.

So here's the finished tag.

you will need:

A craft tag
Tim Holtz Distress Inks  Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon
That Special Touch - Mechanical Mask

Creative Expressions. Stamps to die for Flower Frame
Creative Expressions. Single stamps. Steampunk Dressform

Creative Expressions. White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon
Creative Expressions. White Crochet Ribbon



1. Take a craft tag and emboss it using the Mechanical mask.

2. With the TH distress inks colour your tag and using the Iced Spruce go around the edges.

3. Place the mask on your tag and using the gesso and an old credit card spread the gesso through some of the pattern onto your mask. When dry (I used a heat gun) ink over with the Iced Spruce ink.

4. With some memento black ink just ink up the two bottom corners of the flower frame stamp and stamp the bottom corners of the tag.

5. Stamp out the steampunk dressform onto some card with black ink and clear emboss it.
    Lightly trace around the wings onto the sheer ribbon and cut out. Do the same for the skirt with
    the crochet ribbon.

6.  Using a clear glue adhere the skirt and wings to the dress form. Now adhere the whole thing to the tag using 3D pads.

7.  Add some white sheer ribbon the top and there you go!

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial and will have a go yourself.


First Smash Page

Today Im showing you my first Smash page. Sorry I had to pixelate some of the wording on the pages. Don't want anyone showing up on my doorstep!! And I want to keep my journaling private on this one too.
We went out for the day on Sunday , first we had a buffet breakfast at Brewers Fayre and then went to a big shopping centre in Livingston.
We had a fab time!!

The chevrons, arrows and words are all Lori Whitlock files from the Silhouette store which I've cut on the Cameo.

I added the receipts from the shops we visited but couldn't find my Starbucks receipt!!!!! The journaling note is from a Smash quote book. I've used washi tape and little bits of patterned paper scraps.

I also used an ink blot stamp to add a background to the page.


Monday 15 April 2013


I haven't posted much lately as had the kids off school for 2 weeks. Back to school today so I thought I'd show you my new venture lol.

We went out for the day yesterday and of course I had to go to the Hobbycraft where I saw that they'd got the Smash stuff in . I bought the red one doodle.

I've been wanting to get into smashing for a while so I've been downloading some Lori Whitlock project life files to use.

Here's a pic of the Smash book and a little folder I made using a Lori Whitlock file from the Silhouette Cameo store.

Inside the folder I'm going to store the Lori Whitlock life cards. I've already started my first page, it's about yesterday's shopping spree.


Thursday 11 April 2013

Papermill Direct DT Card

Another post from me again today!! This time I'd like to show you a card I made using the lovely Papermill Direct cardstock.

There is a tutorial on how to make this card on the Papermill Direct blog here.

I've used my Silhouette Cameo to make the squares and beans. Of course everything is made with Papermill Direct cardstock.

Card base & white squares -  White linen card
Coloured squares & Beans - Pink Sorbet, Sky Blue, Purple Grape, New Lilac, Daffodil Yellow, Bright Red, Bright Orange, Spring Green and Raspberry Pink.

You can buy all your card from the Papermill Direct shop here.

Makes me feel hungry for some jelly beans now!!


Monday 8 April 2013

Winner of the Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

Winner of the Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop for my blog is.............................


Congratulations Jenny!!!

Jenny was No. 124 on my comments and this is the number that the random number generator chose.

The winners are now up on the Creative Expressions blog here

Jenny you can see a list of the goodies you have won on the CE blog.
 I hope you enjoyed my project and the blog hop and thank you so much for joining in and leaving all the lovely comments.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

Good morning and happy hump day!!

 “Welcome to everyone taking part in the Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop, if you’ve come here from Tracey Laughton's blog you’re in the right place”

So onto the good stuff. Anyone who enters the blog hop will have to leave comments on the eight blogs for a chance to win one of the £15 prizes. I've shown the list of blogs below. Each blog has a fantastic prize of around £15.00!! So you have eight chances of winning £15.

There will be a separate Spot Prize for visiting Kim Dellow's  blog on Friday 5th April.

The hop will close and prize winners will be announced on Monday 8th April.

Here's my make.....
o   To showcase the gorgeous Sheer Ruffled Edge white ribbon I have used it to "make" the material of the dress and of course the 3 little roses.

      I layered some navy blue and white card for a background. The white card has been embossed with a dotty embossing folder. Using a black ink I stamped out the Stamps to die for - Flower Frame and then clear embossed it.   I layered it up using again navy blue card.
I    then stamped out the Creative Expressions Fishtail Frock dress onto a piece of white card and clear embossed it. I cut it out and cut around the ribbon to shape it to the dress. I then made the sheer ruffle for the dress. The ribbon was adhered to the dress using a clear glue. This piece was then adhered to the frame card. I clear embossed the sentiment too which came with the dress stamp.
     To make the roses I cut a strip of the sheer white ribbon and folded it lengthways in half. I then rolled it loosely and glued the edges in place. I then cut some of the bottom off so it would sit on the card nicely.
      Just to finish off I used a few navy blue pearls.
   Order of the Hop

                        1  .     Tracy Evans
                        2.       Trish Latimer
                        3.       Jean Gursoy
                  4.       Trace Metcalfe
                  5.       Gillian Simson
                  6.       Tracey Laughton
                  7.       Me
                  8.       Michelle Webb
                  9.       Kim Dellow (Friday 5th April)
“Don’t forget to check DT Member Kim Dellow’s blog on Friday for a special surprise”

Your next blog in the hop is Michelle Webb

All details are on the Creative Expressions blog here.

Good luck!!