Thursday 31 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday

Today's project is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme is......


So here's my project, a Vintage Mad Hatter's Hat. It is 9 inches tall and 11 inches wide.

I have used a SVG Attic kit called Mad Tea Party kit. I've used the files that make the hat base, the price tag and the rolled flowers for this one. All cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
The black card is from Papermill Direct and I have embossed it and then used pewter gilding wax to bring the embossing out. I cut out the price using Papermill kraft card.
For the stamped images which are from Artistic Outpost I used Papermill luxury artist pad which is like a watercolour card. I stamped them with TH vintage photo distress ink and then used a water pen to drag the colour. 
For the embellishments I cut the rolled flower file and used the same distress ink to colour the edges of the flowers. The lace has also been coloured with the ink. The hat pins were originally pink or white but I covered them in embossing ink and then embossed them with distress gold embossing powder. A little sprinkle of frantage fragments on the brim and it's finished.

Our sponsor this week is Sunflower Field.

Im also entering this project into a couple of challenges

The Artistic Stamper Challenge - Anything Goes


Monday 28 July 2014

SVG Attic

I have some exciting news today!! I was asked by Kenzie , the owner of SVG Attic if I'd like to be on the Inspirational Design Team. Of course I said yes!!!

I love making 3D projects on my Cameo so this is ideal for me and I've met the team and they are a great bunch of girls. Very talented!

If you haven't seen SVG Attic's files here's the link to the store

And for inspiration here's the link to the blog, some stunning work!

At the moment they have a challenge going on for July "Anything Goes". Easy! and some great prizes too. 
First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

These are a couple of projects that I'd made with Snapdragon Snippet files,these are available from the Sil store but look out in the next couple of days for some SVG Attic projects on my blog. 


Friday 25 July 2014

Snapdragon Snippets & Papermill Direct

Just back from a lovely day at Crammond Beach just outside Edinburgh. Gorgeous sunny day too! We actually had something that I haven't seen for a very long time too. Do you remember Oysters from the ice cream van? Yummy!
Well I think my project that I'm showing is just right for today, it's a flip flop 3D box from Snapdragon Snippets.  I cut the file on my Cameo. It's really easy to put together and looks fab when finished.
I've used some lovely summer colours from Papermill Direct for the card. The card is Ocean Blue and Lime Green. This colour card is ideal for all your summer projects.

So here is my flip flop

Side view

Open box


Thursday 24 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Week 4 of the summer holidays already! It's flying by and the weather hasn't been too bad in Scotland so far.
But onto this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge and the theme for this week is

For The Birds

I've used Papermill white hammered and kraft card. I've stamped the ink blots and lines with clear embossing ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. I also stamped the text with black memento. The little birds and branch have been cut with my Cameo and it's a Lori Whitlock file. To co ordinate the birds I used a white pen to add some spots. The sentiment is a Dylusions stamp.

This week we are sponsored by Digiscrap Boutique. One lucky winner will win some of their goodies.
My other DT teamies have made some great bird projects, we'd love to see you joining in with us. You can see all their lovely work and details on how to join in on the CCT blog.


Tuesday 22 July 2014

A bit of Tri Fold Gorjuss

Today's make is a Tri Fold Lace card. It has been cut on my Cameo and is a file by yes you guessed it Lori Whitlock. Yesterday the new files came out in the Sil shop and this is just one of them that caught my eye. There are also three other styles in the tri fold card range too, all avialable from Lori's store of the Sil store.
I've cut it with Papermill Direct white linen card, my fav card to use with my Cameo and Explore.

This is the card closed , it is held together with a little band.

And here it is open.

Cut file - Lori Whitlock - Tri Fold Card - Lace
White linen card - Papermill Direct
Papers - Docraft Capsule - Wild Rose
Image - Gorjuss stamp - The Collector

I've coloured the Gorjuss girl's skin and hair with Shin Han pens.


Monday 21 July 2014

Lori's Link Up Party

Today's make is a card I've made for Lori Whitlock's link up party challenge. The theme is Birthday and you are to use any of Lori's files.

Here's my tab card. 

I have used several of Lori Whitlock files
  • a2 tabbed card with scalloped sleeve
  • layered bunting banner
  • banner layer set
As always a great file to cut, easy to put together too. They can be found in her shop or in the Silhouette store.

The card base is Papermill white linen and the papers are by Recollections - Mosiac Memories and the sentiment stamp is by Lily of the Valley.


Friday 18 July 2014

Papermill Offers

Papermill Direct have  some great offers on this week.

A4 Box Post Box Red and Forest Green card 240gsm - From only £5.73

We know how some of you like to start Christmas early so here is your chance to stock up on our beautiful Post Box Red and Forest Green Card with 15% off!There are two box sizes to choose from

Small Box (approximately 80 Sheets) only £5.73

Mid Box (approximately 260 Sheets) only £17.00

Post Box Red and Forest Green DL Envelopes

£4.68 If you like our Christmas card offer, then you'll love this, 25 Post Box Red and 25 Forest Green envelopes for the fantastic price of £4.68 - that's 15% off!

Small Box A4 Ice Cream Pink card 236gsm


If Christmas in July isn't your thing, we also have a delicious 'Ice Cream Pink' (A4 236gsm) for only £5.00 for approximately 80 sheets - a mouth watering price we think you'll agree!!

Ive made two projects to show off the ice cream pink card.

My first is a camper van box. It is a file by Lori Whitlcock  called 3D Camper box. I've cut it on my Cameo. I've also used a paper pack by Lori called "Hello Summer". I've used the pink card for the general box and main elements shape. 

My second project shows off the ice cream pink card really well. I've used white linen card for the background and the pink card for the decorative front. It's been cut using my Cricut Explore.

You can see all of Papermill's offers here.

My teamies have made some gorgeous Christmas projects. Please visit them on their blogs to see.

Angela - Pollypurplehorse
Barbara - Glitterarti


Thursday 17 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is

Fun in the sun

One of my favourite pastimes when I'm sitting in my garden, daydreaming lol.

I've used some lovely summery digital papers and embellishments by Lori Whitlock called Hello Summer. Great kit and it was on special offer for One Buck Wednesday.
The image is by Sassy Cheryl and the image is called A Penny For Your Thoughts. She has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

This week we are sponsored by Whimsy stamps. 

Enjoy the sunshine!


Wednesday 16 July 2014

Docraft Star Decoration

Today's post is another Docrafts product, the Star Decoration XCut die. It's available from the Docrafts online shop here.

It's such a gloomy dull day here in Scotland it was hard to get a good picture but the true colours are the one in the close up.


Close up view

Papers: American Crafts - Merrymint


Tuesday 15 July 2014

Sketch Saturday

Today I'm showing my Sketch Saturday challenge card.

I've cut and drawn the base on my Cricut Explore. I've used Papermill plain white card and embossed the base with an embossing folder.

Card: Papermill Plain White
Stamp: Docrafts - Gorjuss - The Black Star
Papers: Papermania Eau De Nil Capsule
Button: Papermania

I have used Shin Han pens to colour her hair and skin and paper pieced everything else.


Monday 14 July 2014

Decorations from Docrafts.

I was asked by Docrafts to make some projects with some of their products. This is my first project and a little tutorial on how I made them.
I made mine so that they were a Shabby Chic Tea Party style.

And with battery fairy lights in them.

Here are the products I used. You can see all the Docrafts products here at the online shop.

Papermania Capsule Collection - Wild Rose                  Xcut Extra large Christmas Decoration die


  • Die cut two of the decorations. If you use single sided papers then you need to turn one of the papers over to make it an opposite side. Ink all your edges with distress ink. I have used Tim Holtz Vintage Wood.

  • I put in a little brad in the middle, this made it easier for me to weave. Start weaving your decoration under, then over. There are instructions on the packet. You may find your first one a little fiddly but come the second you'll be an old hand at it!:0)

  • When you have weaved it to as tight as you want it ( mine was about 4 rounds), thread some cotton through the top holes using a needle and then knot.
  • Punch or die cut some embellishments. I've used Tonic and Martha Stewart punches. I cut four flowers out of the Wild rose papers so I could make them double sided. I then inked the edges and added a little pink gem. I punched out the butterflies and also inked them.

  • Adhere your embellishments with some strong glue. I have used Collal. I put the flower a little lower down from the top so it wouldn't get in the way of the threaded ribbon.
  • Add your ribbon and lights if required and there you go a great decoration for the house or garden. If you make them with papers remember to bring them in after use or you'll have soggy baubles. If you intend to leave them outside why not try embossed acetate?
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and my shabby chic decorations.
I'll be showing another tutorial with a different die soon.


Saturday 12 July 2014

A bit of Gorjuss

A little bit of Gorjussness today.

On the DoCrafts forum I found a sketch challenge so thought I'd have a go and here is my card.
I have used:

Papers: First Edition - J'adore
Gorjuss stamp: You brought me love.
Happy Birthday sentiment: Drawn on my Cricut Explore.
Frame: Cricut Explore
Ribbon: Gorjuss packaging.

Her dress has been paper pieced with the same papers and I've coloured her with Shin Hans.
Also a sprinkle of frantage was added.


Thursday 10 July 2014

Papermill Direct

Me again think I may have my mojo back!!
Well today I'd like to tell you about some products from Papermill Direct that I used to make some fun teacher projects.

And also save 10% on a small box of card (approx 80 sheets) until Monday 14th July at 9am!  

The first is a fun little card for the end of the summer term.

I cut out the card blank and drew the border and phrase on my Cricut Explore onto my favourite card , Papermill white linen. Really love this card it is so crisp and looks really elegant. I then printed this digi image "Overload at School" by Sassy Cheryl onto white linen and coloured it with Shin han and spectrum noir pens. I cut it out leaving a little border and then adhered it to the card with 3D pads.

Next is a little card and chocolate bar wrapper set.

These have been cut on my Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore. The chocolate bar wrapper is a file by Lori Whitlock. The apple is a file on Cricut Design Space as is the Note paper and sentiment.

Card is all by Papermill Direct
White Linen
Plain Black
Christmas Red

I can really recommend Papermill card for your die cutting machines , I use it all the time and get good, clean cuts.

My teamies have made some great projects too you can see them on the Papermill blog.

Angela - Pollypurplehorse
Barbara - Glitterarti


Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge.
The theme this week is

Pretty Papers

This is a 3D Instant Camera Box Card. It will fold flat to put into an envelope.

Papers - Pebbles - Front Porch

It has been cut on my Silhouette and I tend to use the Hi tack glue from Hobbycraft for my 3D projects. 

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy. 

We know you are all hoarding those lovely papers but nows your chance to bring them out and show us. We'd love for you to join in. You can find us here.


Monday 7 July 2014


I made this one yesterday as the weather wasn't too good and the kids were amusing themselves.
It's made on my Cameo and is a file by Marji Roy on the Sil store.

I have used all Papermill card. Details below.

A side view so you can see the depth of the letter. 

A close up so you can see the texture of the card.

I have used Papermill plain black card for the frame, this is a nice sturdy card great for frames as it holds up well. For the letters I have used the hammered white card, again this is really sturdy too.

Both card is available from the Papermill shop here

This will go on top of my craft wardrobe. :0)


Saturday 5 July 2014

The Pair!

So I showed you the one house the other day and now here are the two, I finished the second a day ago but had to wait for goodish weather to get a photo.

File is by SVG Cuts and is called Parkside Row. I've used Bazzil cardstock for the blue and purple and Papermill card for the white pieces. Cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.


Friday 4 July 2014

Cricut Explore Review

I have done a Cricut Explore review for the Papermill blog so if you're undecided whether or not to buy one why not go over and take a look?



Papermill Direct Offer

This week's offer from Papermill Direct is a lovely embossed card.

A4 Ivory Card Delicately Leather Embossed 230gsm - From only £5.00

We are delighted to be able to offer this Delicately Leather Embossed A4 Ivory Card 230gsm

There are two box sizes to choose from:

Small Box (Approximately 80 sheets) only £5.00
Midi Box (Approximately 260 sheets) only £13.50 

I have made 3 projects using the lovely card. It's ideal for using in your die cutting machine, stamping and colouring on and 3D work.

My first project is a gorgeous pinwheel penny slider card. I've cut it on my Silhouette Cameo and it's a file by Lori Whitlock
So the card is the lightly embossed ivory card. Papers are by Pebbles - Walnut Grove.

My second project is another Silhouette Cameo file by Lori Whitlock  This one is a Thank you pop up drawer card.
The base is the ivory lighty embossed card and the papers are Pebbles - Family Ties.

There is a little space at the back to add a gift card or small chocolate bar.

And my final project is a little square card. The base is the special offer card and I've also stamped and coloured onto it too.
I've cut and drawn the border and sentiment with my Cricut Explore and coloured and paper pieced the Gorjuss image.

The other DT Papermill girls have also made some fantastic projects to show off the special offer card too. 

Barbara - Glitterarti


Thursday 3 July 2014

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is

Reach for the stars!

Here's my card for the challenge. I went totally blank for this challenge but managed to fit some stars in!

The card blank has been cut with the Cricut Explore as has the black border lines. The Gorjuss girl is called "On top of the world". I've coloured her skin and hair with Shin Hans and paper pieced her clothes with First Edition Owl Love papers. The stars have been cut on my Cameo with the same papers. The 3D stars are a file by Sweet Afton.

We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe Crafts.


Wednesday 2 July 2014

Parkside Row House

Today I would like to show you a 3D project I've just finished. It's a SVG Cuts project from their new kit "Parkside Row".

I'll also add a pic later this evening when I can add a battery candle to the inside to light up the windows.

I've used:

SVG Cuts: Parkside Row
Card: Bazzill and Papermill white linen
Papers: Pebbles - Walnut Grove

I've cut out the project using my Silhouette Cameo.

Would also like to enter this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge as it's an anything goes theme this week.

And also Charisma Cardz as their challenge is 'show us what else you can do'