Monday, 25 July 2011

How I store my Dies

I thought I’d do you a very quick video below showing you how I store my dies in my craft room. I use lots of different brands of dies; die-namics, Cuttlebug/Provocraft, Nestabilities, store brand dies etc, and a lot of them have several dies in each set – and some are quite small and easily lost. So I store all of mine in empty cd cases, using magnetic self-adhesive sheets to hold the dies in place. Then I can see exactly what’s where, and clearly identify missing ones that I’ve left lying around my craft area (tut-tut, Wendy!) and need finding immediately before they accidently get binned!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Miss you

I thought it was time to do another Silhouette Studio video tutorial!

Silhouette Studio logo (for blog posts)

[I’ve made this card using the above software. Please feel free to click on the image to take you straight to the download page of their website. If you have a Silhouette or a CraftRobo machine, you should be able to download and use this software as they are both the same machines, that (for some strange reason) are sold under different names in different countries.]

I broke out a new paper stack called Pretty Please Spring Papers by My Mind’s Eye and got my old trusty Penny Black Salutations stamp set out for all the stamping. Still love this set, even though I’ve probably had it years.

I love the colours in this card. This paper stack is definitely one I’ll be using again! I could’ve chosen so many other beautiful papers from this stack – spoilt for choice. I think MME are my favourite paper company in terms of their gorgeous designs. Lush!

There’s two video’s below; one is the designing of the card in Silhouette Studio, the second puts the card together at my craft desk. Enjoy!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Happy Birthday Lil One

Super busy of late…job hunting (boring!) and spending some time with my Mom (wonderful!). So I thought I’d get some crafting done before I forgot how!

This card is a commission, so the bottom half of the sentiment is handwritten, as obviously, there’s no “lil one” stamp that I know of!

I quite like adding a bit of handwriting on cards. It makes them completely unique, and adds that extra very personal touch that you don’t get in mainstream cards.

I don’t have a video for this. But I do show you how I created a flower very similar to this in this blog post, so I’ve linked the video below (view from 3:15 for the flower creation part).

For those of you wondering, I do have a new video in process (a Silhouette Studio tutorial one), so check back here soon!