Saturday, November 28, 2015


I splashed out this week and bought me an early Christmas present, a Silhouette Cameo. Off course I've been testing it ever since. And I've managed to find the right settings to cut through my transparencies to create stencils, big hoera!! (and lucky as this was the main purpose for investing in it in the first place)
As this week challenge over at The Craft Barn is snowflakes I downloaded a snowflake background and let the machine do its work, the results are amazing, how it's able to cut even the most intricate designs.
I started out with a 12x12 piece of patterned paper and sprayed some Dylusions ink through my brand new stencil

Looking FAB!
I stamped different snowflake stamps all over in different shades of blue, black and white.
I cut a piece of this 12x12 to fit in my journal and punched a snowflake border top and bottom.
I used a picture of my son in the snow as a focal image. This picture is from last year, we don't often get snow here but we drove 1.5 hour south (to the ardens) and there you have some hills with snow, so you can go sledding, walking or cross country skiing.
My son loves to make angels, whether it being snow angels or sand angels J

The winter fun is also cut with the cameo.
You'll definitely see more projects in the future using the cameo because I just might have fallen in love with it (hopefully the love stays).


  1. Good on you for taking the plunge! I would love one to cut any design I like, but sadly space is a bit of an issue... Looks like you've mastered it too as your stencilling looks great and the scrapbook page is lovely.

  2. Sounds like a fabulous machine! Your page spread is lovely with the sweet picture of your son. Have lots more fun experimenting and playing with your new toy :D

  3. Wow, love this and your new toy sounds great, look forward to seeing what else you do with it! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  4. Using a Cameo to cut your stencils must be a doddle now over cutting by hand. Your snow stencil is lovely and makes a great backdrop for your snow angel.