New Cameo & Some Crafting

After talking about it, and saving up for it, since I first heard that it was being released – I’ve finally got it!  And the ‘IT’ in question is a Silhouette Cameo.  Having had the CraftROBO 330-20 for a few years, and loved the crafting I’m able to do with it, when I heard that the new Cameo had a larger cutting mat (and was therefore able to cut out larger items), and had a stronger motor (and was therefore able to cut heavier weight cardstock) I knew it was time to save up to upgrade to this new machine. Being a member of the Create & Craft Club, and having the 10% discount, plus the fact that, as this is a larger item, it is available on flexipay, I decided to order it from there.  Ordered on the 26th, delivered on the 30th.  That’s good going for delivery from C & C.


Sorry, but I haven’t actually made any cards today.  I’ve been too busy “playing” with cutting out different things to see how my new Cameo works with different media.  I’ve ended the day with a tray of pieces that I’ll need to use to make up cards over the next few days.

Cameo First Cuts

These include: keys from silver mirror paper; swirls to shape into flowers from iridescent gold vellum; an assortment of items, that include a fine lattice window, a silhouette of a couple dancing, small flowers, a card with a decorative edge, from purple satin card; letters that I first drew the shape with a blue silhouette pen and then cut out a mm outside to create the letter, from 170gsm good paper; a print and then cut tractor from 120gsm good quality paper; red and orange flower layer shapes from 80 to 100gsm photocopier paper.

Hopefully I’ll have some time to put them together over the next few days and you can see the finished effect.

CUP Update:  

CUP Discount Code – The discount code “BINGO” is still valid until Midnight GMT, on the 31st, January 2012, therefore there’s still a tiny bit of time to add some digital downloads to your digital library from the vast number of crafting items available on craftsUprint.  And if you don’t like to download and print out your own sheets for crafting, then don’t forget that craftsUprint now offers to “Print & Post” lots of designs, so you can have a design printed onto good quality paper posted directly to your home.

CUP Newsletter Mailer – The main, showcase, section is given over to the work of Silver Designers in the mailer sent out on Monday 30th.  Please click – here – to go and have a look at an online version of the mailer and have a look at all the designs and CUP news.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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5 Replies to “New Cameo & Some Crafting”

  1. I’m delighted you got your Cameo Gwynneth and I can see you have had lots of fun playing with it. I love mine, although I still haven’t experimented with all the different media yet. I was delighted that it cuts heavier cardstock because I use Centura Pearl a lot for card bases so have been able to cut some differently shaped ones. Like you I have lots of “bits” sitting on my craft table that I will need to use!! I don’t feel frightened of this one like I did with my Lite – and the blade system is so much better. Really need to start using the sd card facility to save me having to take my laptop upstairs, and that way I will probably rely on it a lot more.

    Catherine x

  2. oh lucky you, I have the CR 300-20 with SD so mines new, but am thinking of going down the e-crafter route, with a new machine so it can work alongside the CR, as it doesnt have the print cut feature, but is 12″, and mat less. have a fab timwe playing hun, xx

  3. I’m bookmarking your blog Gywneth, so if I do buy the Cameo I can follow what you are up to!
    I don’t know how you can find the time to keep up the blog, answer nearly everyone on cup and craft!! You probably don’t eat or sleep, LOL!
    Gail =)