Thursday 7 February 2013

A little bit of romance...

Morning again!

This seems to be a bit of a regular occurance, posting at this time of the morning.. but yet again, can't sleep so thought I'd blog a couple of little makes. 

It doesn't really seem the right day to be getting all lovey-dovey, as my youngest has just broken up with the love of her life, and is in pieces... but as most of the makes I've done today are all of the romance kind, this is  perhaps the best of the bunch!

It's really hard when a relationship breaks down, but when it's one of your children, it hurts more doesn't it. I've been through it now with all three of them, and it doesn't get any easier. Thank goodness I'm not that age anymore. 

Oh well.... sigh.... onto today's projects. 

Firstly, last night, I finally gave into the big green bag that's been sat in the corner of the room for months, and got out the Silhouette Cameo. It's something I've always wanted since I spied a Robo, and now I have one, and never use it. But just look what I made.... 

When I got the machine, I got the free voucher for some download cuts, and I got the cupcake stand and the dress box as part of my order. Lovely aren't they? The stand is so strong too, so I think a few more of these will be being made to stand cards on!

The favour box was so easy to put together - I stuck the skirt on with foam pads for quickness, but generally I'd use silicone. I was just toooooo eager to see how it looked when it was together. I finished it off with a cross over bow and a little blitter flower.

Now I have a box, so I needed a card. And here it is.

 Now, this one wasn't done on the cameo, but I wanted to match the card to the box, so I reached for my embossing folders, die cuts and wording and off I went. I did in fact have wording that I cut with the cameo, but broke it before I stuck it down. Derr!!!

The border is so pretty and cuts so well too.. the wording is from an older Xcut die I have, and I just love the font. It's perfect for every occasion.

I reversed the embossed background to give it a flatter look as I wanted to add these couple of stunning butterflies. Again, something I found in my crafty stash and forgot I had.

Isn't it just the cutest... and the detail is amazing. And they cut no problem at all!

I will be back tomorrow with a couple more projects.. but for tonight, sleep well, and I'll be back in a few hours!!!


  1. OOOOOOOOH JO!!!! Just let me be the first to say THIS IS STUNNING!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!
    xoxo loads of hugz too xoxo
    Love Lesley xx

  2. Beautiful Jo, knew you would love your cameo. I have the stand and it is great. Take care xx

  3. This is lovely Jo really pretty, its hard when your children are hurting but all we can do is be there for them, so many sleepless nights over them I know exactly where your coming from hugss hun Sue xx


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