Friday, 14 December 2012

I'm so in love with my Cameo

I've been Christmas crafting now the boys have broken up from school and college and there are no more school runs or homework to worry about . Lunch is a moveable feast and the X Box is their guilty pleasure ( and mine ... not playing on it but letting them ) . Some of the Christmas chocolate has been broken open, countered by the occasional satsuma and we're already on our second tub of brandy butter .

I used to make the mistake of leaving all the goodies until Christmas day and beyond but it makes more sense to spread the carbohydrate love around a little earlier and enjoy it all for longer. So whilst youngest son has been downstairs massacring the global zombie population and eldest has been upstairs facebooking for England , I've been tucked away creating little items of loveliness such as this ...

and these .... my Christmas cards

and this .....

All made with my Cameo. Is there anything this wonder machine can't do ? I bought the frosted glass vinyl and the transfer paper from Crafts U Love , which makes projects like these a breeze. I don't think the photo above does it justice. I bought the hurricane lamp vase and candle from Homebase for £5 . The addition of the deer and some star trees transform it into a delightful gift but I'm not sure I can part with it now.

I love the  " Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night " phrase but hadn't realised , as it's adhered to my craft room window , that Santa will only be able to read  " thgin doog a lla ot dna lla ot samtsirhC yrreM" as he flies by . Hey ho ho ho .... or should that be oh oh oh ?


  1. I can see why you want to keep those hurricane lights. That vinyl is fab. Their really lovely.

  2. These are fab. I must get myself some of that vinyl, too late for this Christmas but maybe in time for next. Thanks for giving me the idea.

  3. Santa has magic powers, he'll be able to read it! Love those lamps and can understand how difficult it will be to give them away.

  4. & he could ALWAYS fly backwards ! (after a few sherries) maybe.

    Love it.

  5. Utterly gorgeous items you have created Claire. I am definitely setting some time aside this Christmas to really get to know my Cameo properly. First stop Crafts U Love for some of those supplies!