Tuesday 30 September 2014

New DT

My time at SVG Attic is now up but I was asked to be on the sister team Snapdragon Snippets and of course I said yes! Snapdragon Snippet files are on the SIL store but most are available in kit form from SVG Attic.
But there is a new blog and ventures in the pipeline . I'll be posting here when they happen.

So just to jog your memory here are some projects I have made for SVG Attic but are available in the Snapdragon Snippet store in the SIL store.

I'll be posting my first project for Snapdragon Snippets on the 6th October.


Friday 26 September 2014

SVG Attic - Creepy Candelabra

This will be my last project for SVG Attic. I'm sad to be leaving as it's been great working with the SVG Attic Design Team and files. 

So for this project I've made something for Halloween, a creepy Candelabra.

I have used a fantastic kit called Creepy Candelabras. Don't forget SVG Attic have a 50% off sale on most of their files at the moment too.

Creepy Candelabras

This project is called Creepy Chandelier but I found it stands perfectly for a table decoration too. You can put a little battery powered tea light in the middle. So I cut it out using my favourite coloured card , purple. But then I thought it would look great with a scary spider and web :0). So I used two SIL  files from Snapdragon Snippets. The Spider Web Corner file  #46584  which I added some glitter to and also the Spiders file #46585  and I added glossy accents to him.


Papermill Christmas Projects

We are thinking about Christmas over at Papermill Direct today. At the moment the offer is on for

Forest Green card 160 gsm
A small A4 box which is around 140 sheets for just £7.36

All the offers are here on the website.

I've made a couple of projects using Papermill card.

The first is a pop up card.

Card: Ivory Linen from Papermill Direct
Papers: First Edition - Silent Night  ( I have to say that these papers are gorgeous and my pic doesn't do them justice. They are from last year and I've been hoarding them)
File: Lori Whitlock cut on my Cameo
Embossing folder.

My second is a fun gift box

Card: Christmas red, plain black and plain white from Papermill Direct
File: Studio Illustrado cut on my Cameo.

Papermill have some great card to start you off on your Christmas projects. We'll have lots of great offers coming up in the following weeks.


Thursday 25 September 2014

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

How fast are the week's going? Thursday again and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and our theme this week is

Dies & Punches

Stamp: Gorgeous girl
Papers: Studio Calico - Atlantic
Bunting: Joanna Sheen die
Scalloped circle: Cut on the Explore
Flower & Leaves: Brittania die

We are sponsored this week by Rick Zibbet and he is giving away two images from his shop.
Hope to see you join in and don't forget to go look at the inspiration on the blog here


Tuesday 23 September 2014


Something a bit different from me today, it's a bit of a blast from the past really. I found my file of arty stamps in the garage when looking for something else and realised how lovely they are, too good to sit in a box. So here is what I made just for the fun of it.

 Papermill white linen card 
Distress Inks: Milled lavendar, Seedless preserves & Tattered rose
Stencil: Memory Box - Texture honeycomb
Stamps: Art Journey - Smile, Adorable & Men
White embossing powder
Memento black
White Posca pen
Frantage: Vintage Pink

I think I may use these stamps a lot more as I like how it turned out.


Saturday 20 September 2014

Papermill Direct

On the Papermill Direct inspire blog we have ideas for wedding cards and stationery.

I made this little card for a wedding.

I've used Papermill Ivory Linen and Violet Plain card. The image and sentiment are from Lilli of the Valley and I've used Spectrum Noirs to colour the image.


Thursday 18 September 2014

Cute Card Thursday

Autumn is definately here for us in Scotland , lots of oranges, browns and yellows! So it's an ideal time to have our challenge on Cute Card Thursday,  which is

Awesome Autumn

I've made a wrap card for my project cut on my Cameo. 

Card: Papermill Kraft
Paper: MME - Vintage Charm
Sentiment: stamp by Inkylicious
Cutting file: Samantha Walker
Embossing Folder: Crafters Companion

We'd love to see your Autumn projects. This week we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps.


Friday 12 September 2014

SVG Attic - Above It All

Today I get to show you one of my favourite 3D projects for my blog  post on the SVG Attic blog.
I had great fun making it and although it looks daunting it really isn't as there is a great tutorial on Jodie's Needles 'n' Knowledge blog. Jodie's written and photo instructions are very clear and precise.

So here it is

This hot air balloon is a gift box and is part of a kit called Above It All.

JGW Above It All

I have used Papermill pale turquoise card and the papers are My Minds Eye - Lucky in Love.

I love how it turned out and at the moment it has it's place on my mantlepiece.

SVG Attic have some stunning kits and it's well worth having a look at the store and their Facebook page. I cut this file using my Cameo Silhouette but lots of the newer files also have the Cricut Explore cutting files to use too.


Thursday 11 September 2014

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday is....

Too Cute

Stamp: freebie on mag coloured with SN and shin han pens. I've added a little bit of icicle stickles to the "fur" on her hat.
Sentiment die cut: freebie on mag.
Papers: American Crafts - Merry Mint
Snowflakes, ribbon and twine from Hobbycraft.

I've also used the Sketch & Stash challenge sketch for this card and would like to enter it into the challenge.

We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy. We'd love to see you join in with us.


Thursday 4 September 2014

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Thursday again and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme is


I've used Papermill white linen card for the base , doiley and circle. The Cricut Explore has been used to add the black lines and sentiment. I've also cut out the doiley which is a Bird's Cards cut file. The stamp is from Stamping Bella and it is from the Uptown Girls range. This one is called Lolly & Her Brolly. I've coloured her with Shin Hans and Spectrum Noirs.
We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe.


Monday 1 September 2014

SVG Attic Fall Contest

SVG Attic have a Fall contest starting today. You can create a Fall , Halloween or even Going back to school project for the contest. And as it is a joint contest with Snapdragon Snippets you can use any of those files too!!

All the details are over on the SVG Attic blog here.

So here is my project a gorgeous Fall/Autumn themed card. I love this file as it could be used for so many things including new home. It has a lovely whimsical look to it.

I have used files 44144 for the basis of the card and 50378 for the Autumn both from the Silhouette store using Snapdragon Snippets files. And of course my Cameo.
The papers are Recollections - Mosaic Memories. I've also used some distress ink around the edges of the pieces.

My teamies have made some lovely project to inspire you, you can see them here on their blogs.

And there are some fab prizes!!!!
First Prize - $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Prize - $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Prize - $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
So well worth entering!!

The contest finishes on the 27th September 2014 midnight central time.
Would love to see some UK girls entering.