Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tree n' tags

Hello ... I'm sorry I have not been around much ... 

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving day? 
It's a very windy day here ... in fact a cargo ship has gone down somewhere in the Irish sea due to the weather ... so far 6 people are missing ... Please God they are found well

I have just a little folded tree to share today ... you know those little magazines that the supermarkets and shops are always pushing on us this time of year ... well I kinda up-cycled one

So easy to do whilst watching TV or listening to the radio

Are you seeing the glitter?
And what about a few little snowy tags to go with it ...

Yes I've been playing around with my new Silhouette Cameo to make these tags  ... 

I have to confess that at first there was a lot of CS in the bin ... and I was getting very frustrated with it all ... No matter what I did it just wasn't cutting properly .. or I couldn't get anything off the mat without destroying everything completely!
It is a simple machine to use and the tutorials are very good  and I've no doubt that with practice I will come to love it as much as I do my Big Shot ...
I think the problem is that never having had one of these electronic machines .. I was a bit wary and a great deal of the result has to do with the mat or rather the stickiness of it .. brand new it is extremely sticky and none of the tutorials show you what to do when CS gets chewed. Ok they want to sell their machines so all the good points are covered ... but just sometimes it would be helpful to reveal some of the problems that can occur so someone like me doesn't feel a complete idiot!
Would I recommend it? Yes I would ... it suits my needs ... the freedom to be able to order exactly what I want without buying a full cartridge ... and I love that I can design everything on my computer screen ... so much easier for me to see ... so I'll keep practicing and be a little more confident 

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday ... thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~