Saturday, 10 January 2015

Using my new toy!!!

Hello again from a bright but windy and cold New Holland.

Yesterday my present to myself arrived, a Cameo naturally I was eager to get it set up so I could have a play, it’s an amazing piece of kit and much bigger than my old machine which is a Silhouette SD (I will now be putting that up for sale!)
And it is so easy to use – having said that I have only cut files I have bought through Silhouette as I have a direct debit for downloading files.
Although I have made a lovely card to replace one that I actually shared on here that Royal Mail managed to lose, I decided to keep that for another day and instead today share a couple of the new things I have cut on the Cameo

So first of these is a couple riding a tandem which I cut out of 12x12 pearl white Bazill card stock and simply added a piece of black Bazill card stock behind the cut out, and that is a card ready to simple eh?

The next card is a pretty Thank You card, this was cut from pale blue pearl Bazill card stock. A very pretty doily type image with Thank You cut from the card centre and pretty daisies cut out around the sentiment.
Behind the cut out I added a piece of dusty pink card – the card was actually a piece left over from Colorcore Cardstock Coredinations card so its black on one side and pink on the other – ideal if you emboss it then sand over the black side with a sanding block.

On the daisies I simply added a 2mm ab gem.
And the last here is actually the 1st thing I cut after setting the machine up...The main card was black with pale pink background Colorcore Cardstock Coredinations card, this was the card and the base of the heart.
I then used a sheet of the same card in black with a dusty pink background.

To make this card up I folded so the inside was black and outer colour pale pink, used the black fancy mat with heart cut out corners, I stuck to the card with double sided tape.
The heart base was placed just below centre and stuck in place using       
 sticky pads to give some depth.
I turned over the black heart pieces and glued them in place using cosmic shimmer pva glue.

To stick the key I added a blob of pva to the back of my hand and just let the word droponto the glue moving the word as I went along.
The hearts were glued black side up as was the key.
I used a length of narrow white ribbon which I coloured with a red pro markers to tie a bow as the heart top had a hole either side to thread the ribbon, I slipped the key onto the ribbon before tying the bow.
I am so impressed with the Cameo 2 – one thing I found out was when the cutting is finished, remove the sheet from the machine and you design from the mat, when I cut the 1st card – the Valentine card I had set it to cut then went off to watch the soaps so it was about 2 hours before I came back and I really struggled to remove all the pieces from the cutting mat. I think that is why some of the pieces look a tad rough.
Lesson learnt!
Ok now off to have a nosey – the village pub is across the road from us, hubby is in the kitchen and just called me, there are in all 7 police vehicles around the pub and 2 police dogs – the population of our village in under a 1000 so maybe this is a tad overboard – or serious!!!
Will tell you what I find out in my next blog of the day


  1. These are fantastic angie. You are in you element aren't you but you deserve it you waited long enough xx

  2. Really lovely cards and particularly like the tandem one. Look forward to seeing what else you will be making on your Cameo.

  3. You are having fun with your new toy Angie. Love your makes. We have a Thank You challenge on Unstampabelles if you're interested in using your pretty Thank you card for's a no stamping challenge so your card seems perfect. Wonder what's happening at the pub!! Xx