Posts Tagged ‘Illustrator’


Time for a fun challenge from Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week, #73, is Sense & Sensibility.  I actually saw made for TV British Version one this week, that I found on You Tube, that is pretty true to the book.  Anyways, one of the things i think of when I think of Jane Austen is Silhouettes.  So that was my take on the movie/book.

I took a photo of my oldest here … nice goofin’ around for the camera, but I did manage to take one without the ‘Einstein pose’ as well, but just because I wanted to show you what I deal with on a daily basis with 3 goofy children, here my Emma-Sian …

and then I used a FANTABULOUS Video tutorial from Carina Gardner on making Silhouettes … CHECK Carina’s tutorial out HERE!  to make this:

and made this …

Thanks for the fun, ladies!

Seahorse Card–odd I know.

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #70 is Dear Frankie.  A gem of a movie that I hadn’t heard of until this weekend.

To be honest, sometimes when I have an idea for something it comes out differently than I had thought.  This is one of those cards.  Who would I give it to & for what reason — not a clue.  LOL  Maybe one of the kids passing that ‘oh so hard’ swimming level or I dunno.  Anyhoo, I drew up this little Seahorse (yes, there was a Seahorse in the movie) and then masked a map in the BGround in order to fit the challenge.

Here’s my … rather odd card.  I didn’t put a sentiment, because really, what would you put?    I had fun with it though & got to spend some time learning Illustrator, thanks CSCC folks!

Cake Inspired

Time for a challenge from Embellish Magazine.  This challenge is to add a decorative border, using paper.

I thought the cake image from Queen of Tartes was pretty cool.  I did my best at drawing this in Illustrator & then saving it as an SVG & then using my cricut machine to cut.  As for the colours, I had some of this paper from Karen Avery called Orchids that hit the green, yellow, pink & peach targets fairly well.  The sentiment is from Vintage Postcard, Stampin’ Up!  Along with Cameo Coral & Green Galore Markers & some embroidery floss.

Honestly, the colours are there …

Here’s my card:

Here’s my illustrator drawing.  It’s saved as a jgp file here, for some reason, my blog won’t upload svg files & I don’t have time to figure out why.

Silly Mood

I can’t tell you how much fun I had giggling over this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #62, Night at the Museum.  Honestly, unless you’ve seen the movie, you just won’t get the card.  Actually, maybe if you’ve seen the movie, you may still not get the card.  Here’s my Miniature Easter Island Head, “Dum-Dum-wants gum gum” Valentines Card.  I know, I know, I can hear the groans from here.

I took a lesson from 7 Hunters on using photoshop & Illustrator to make a “cut out” type picture & that’s how Easter Island Head was made.

Okay, here are a few more Valentine cards that I made, just because.

and this one …

which pivots open …

I cut this using my Cricut Cutter :) on Kraft & Manchester Stampin Up DSP, attached with a brad.

It works, finally.


It’s installed!  SCAL, Sure Cuts a Lot!  Oh, I had a hard time with it.  In the long run, (my DH technical advisor), said, it’ll work with our old PC, but not on our MAC.  Even with the firmware installed, it just hangs.

Ever since I saw SCAL demo’d here by Kristina Werner, with her “Merry Christmas” SVG file, I wanted to give it a go.  It’s not identical, but as close as I could get using the Fonts that I own.

I drew it up in Illustrator, using her tutorial on Merged Letters and then imported the SVG file to Sure Cuts a Lot.  My Cricut is the little one.  Anything I make has to be at max 6×12, & not too detailed, but I think I’m going to have fun with this!


Used:  DCWV Christmas Stack PP, Illustrator, Sure Cuts A Lot Software, Cricut Machine, Wendy Type Font, Zapf DingBats Font, Two Peas Old Type Font, Baskerville (astrick) Symbol (ribbon), Buttons & Embroidery Floss. Recollections Decorative Border (pink felt zig zag)