5 October 2010

two more

Firstly are some photos taken last year of Seamus. He loves all his holidays, Christmas, Easter and even a holiday that is not traditionally ours, Halloween. All he wanted to do last year was carve a pumpkin but at almost $30 for an imported pumpkin there was no way that was going to happen so we decided to make our own tradition and carve a watermelon instead. It was cheap, fun and best of all we got to eat the middle afterwards.
Photos were printed on an art mat paper by ilford and although you can't see it here look like velvet where the black is, quite cool stuff. The little spider, bat and pumpkin are cut with a die from felt, some sticky backed stuff that I found a couple of years back at craft store that has been hiding down the bottom of my fabric box ever since, so glad I found it as it is awesome stuff and die cuts so cleanly. Back ground stamp is a really old one from hero arts. title cut with some BoBunny paper using the silhouette and cobweb cut with the silhouette as well. 
ETA that little bug at the top right hand corner of this layot is not part of the holloween theme, just a visitor as I was photographing it outside,he he.
The next layout is totally inspired by this gorgeous layout by the extremely talented Nichol Magouirk. So nice for me to be able to use pink. I had printed this photos off last week and the next day walked into my lss to find these papers by KI memories that were the perfect match, love it when things come together like that.
title cut with my silhouette from one of their files, butterflies cut with felt and paper using a couple of SU dies and the brads were made by meeee, love that I found out how well the ITop brad maker works with felt. so cool. I did another layout a coupe of weeks ago using them to and it made me super excited (will share that one later). Stamps are PTI (and the matching places please die) and hero arts(September).
Have a large load of towels waiting to be hung out so HooRoo.


Sandie said...

Hey Susy ... will you stop being soooooooooo clever !!!! hee hee hee ... not really, keep up the fab work !! luv ya xxx

Sam said...

Love both of these gorgeous layouts Susy...especially their AWESOME titles...wish I could make such groovy titles...oh hang on a tick... ;-).

Love, love the pic, colours and butterflies on the spring l/o especially. So pretty!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

I love the pumpkin carving one. And the kitty layout is BEAUTIFUL!

Laina Lamb said...

Got your message on my blog...I haven’t installed the new Silhouette software yet, I’m in the process of transferring to a new PC over the next two days and was waiting to install on my new PC. As soon as I have it up and running, I will definitly test this out and find a firm solution.

In the meantime, if you can hang in there…I’m sure you tried importing the GSD file first which did not work. Have you tried importing or opening the DXF version? DXF will usually open. Let me know if you find any success. Email me direct.