Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Santa was good to me, I got a Silhouette Cameo.  Having previously owned the Silhouette SD, I thought I'd let you know what I thought of the Cameo up to now.   I Love It!..... lol.
I had problems with cutting heavier card on the SD, and so was very limited as to what I could cut.  Eventually I lost my patience with it and sold it, intending to use the money towards the Cameo.  But life being life, the money went elsewhere.  I could never get good clean cuts with the SD, it just seemed to find it hard to cut the card.  The heaviest I could use was 160 gsm, and then had to poke cut bits out!

Anyway, I've cut a few different weight cards on the Cameo and had no problems at all, and virtually no cut bits to poke out with the pokey tool.  I also cut some Centura Pearl card, which must be almost 300 gsm, and it cut like a dream.  

This is my first card base, cut on the Cameo.  You can see how clean the cuts are.

For anyone wondering whether to buy this machine, I'd say 'Go For It', you'll love it.  And I can't wait to start playing around with the software and create my own designs.


Kathyk said...

Happy New Year from me too.

Thanks for the review Karen - I must confess to being more than a little envious of your new toy, especially after hearing how chuffed you are with it!


scrappyjacky said...

That sounds like a very serious bit of kit,Karen.

Debs M said...

wow looks great - fabulous colouring Karen x

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely! Well done you! Sure you are going to enjoy it. Happy New Year, Kim

Julia Aston said...

Love the red headed beauty on this wonderfully cut card! SO glad to hear this about the Cameo - I have the SD and have just about thrown it out the window because it won't cut the paper - I heard you could purchase an upgraded software that would help with the cutting - but not sure that would happen - so I guess I'll save up and get the Cameo when I can!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card, love it. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Hugs Tamara

Jolara said...

so stunning ! Hugs oyce

Janice said...

Beautiful colouring and a lovely card. Interesting to hear how you are getting on with your new toy. If you have the time could you tell me how this beast differs from the embosser as I never understand all these machines! Jx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful. Love the decorative circle design and the autumn colouring.
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Kathyk said...

And now, a few months down the line, how are you enjoying it, Karen?