I made this light glass block for my cousin for her birthday. I designed the flower wreath a while ago in Silhouette Studio and reused it for this as I thought it fitted really well. It’s cut out of purple vinyl and stuck on a hollow glass block with purple LED lights inside. I tied some matching ribbon round it and improvised a bow out of lots of little scraps of various purple ribbon I had lying around.
I made this a triple time zone clock for my mum for mother’s day (and one for myself because I also fancied one). I’ve got a brother in Canada, I’m in Scotland, my parents and all my mum’s family are in Denmark and my dad’s family is in the Netherlands (those two are in the same time zone so they share the clock on the right).
I used Mod Podge to stick lots of ripped up old atlases to canvasses and attached silent, sweeping clock mechanisms (I tried with normal ticking ones at first but the triple ticking was getting a bit much). I can make these with any locations as long as I have those pages left in my atlases.
I designed this nativity silhouette for my latest batch of Christmas boxcards and wanted to try something new with it. The nativity is cut out of vinyl and stuck on the outside of a box frame which has frosted vinyl on the inside along with LED lights.
As I hate to waste vinyl, I cut a much smaller version of the nativity out of the blank area in the stable and made a Christmas bauble. The vinyl silhouette is stuck onto a circle of acetate which was easy to roll up and pop into a plain glass bauble.
Really you could put anything inside a bauble and add fake snow or glitter to give it some sparkle, I just went with something simple.
I was commissioned to do a large order of custom boxcards for the cast of Aladdin, this years panto at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock. I had fun designing, cutting and assembling all the little Widow Twankeys to go in the cards along with some very shiny golden lamps. As usual, I designed everything in Silhouette Studio and cut it on my Cameo, although I did draw all the faces by hand. The tiny socks hanging from the tiny washing lines are all made of little scraps I had left over, so none of the cards have two socks the same.
We were invited to a Danish-Scottish wedding reception at short notice and I decided to make a personal gift and matching box card for the happy couple. I designed everything in Silhouette Studio and used my beloved Silhouette Cameo to cut it out. The light up box was my first try at something like that and is made of a deep photo frame with custom vinyl.
I added battery powered LED lights to the inside for an extra special touch.
I discovered this concept a while ago on Pinterest and in the Silhouette Online Store but I wanted to make my own version of what is commonly known as a boxcard. I created three different basic shapes for the base card and then spent quite some time designing decorations in different themes to put on the cards. The first batch I made was for my mum as she liked the prototypes I showed her, as well as a birthday card for my friend Laura. (these having Danish sentiments on them as I’m Danish and so are my mum and Laura). As you can see I hadn’t come up with very many different designs yet.
My next batch consisted of 55 cards with various themes for my craft fairs in the autumn. I’ve done quite a lot more different designs and even a few Christmas ones. I plan to make more of those later in the year. Everything is designed in Silhouette Studio and cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I always use Cosmic Shimmer glue to assemble.
These frames are four times as big as my paper roses and gerberas and are more like small gardens. I’ve added paper lilies which don’t seem to work very well on their own but I like them with the other flowers and foliage. These frames are going, along with some of the smaller ones, to be exhibited in the St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow at the Unexpected Artist exhibition.
As long as I can remember, my parents have had an eternity calendar – or as my mum simply calls it, a ‘birthday calendar’. It has the months and days of the year but no day names so it’s not specific to any one year, meaning you don’t have to discard it and buy a new one every year and then spend ages writing all the birthdays all over again. I’ve done what my mum does and written the names along with the year of birth in brackets (if I know it) so I can figure out what age they are each year.
I made the base calendar out of plain white card and used the metal bits from last year’s his and hers calendar to put it together. I cut the holes with my Silhouette Cameo. The decorations on each month are a mixture of my own designs, designs I bought on the Silhouette or found on various blogs. I’ve sadly misplaced most of the files since so I can’t tell you where I got them but I do remember that the nativity scene was by Lori Whitlock (there’s several similar ones on the Silhouette Store and I plan on doing my own from scratch as well when I get a bit more practice).
The calendar is now in our hallway and is already helping me to remember all the birthdays!