Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I had to miss my visit to the workspace of my friends last week, but I am popping in this week although there is not a lot to show on my desk.
I have been playing with vinyl in my Sihouette cameo machine this week. I made a successful card for my brother (See previous post) so now I am working on another one. But the design is your guess for now. It is another week or two before I can show it on here. 

My desk is tidy because I have to clear sufficient space around the machine for the 12" x 12" mat to move right through it back and front. It is easier now I have re-sited it on the right hand side of my computer desk. It is now relatively simple to move a few bits. So here you can see the vinyl loaded into the cutter, the blue protective sheet for the adhesive carrier mat, and the brayer that I keep to roll over any material I am going to cut to ensure it isn't going to move half-way through the cut. I often add a strip of masking tape to each side as well, just to make sure!

For once there is no mug of tea in the picture. It is replaced this week with a bottle of water. It has been so hot that I drink water non-stop.
The only other thing on view is my latest project Life page that I have just printed out. It is waiting to be trimmed and filed in the album. I can be doing that while my design is cutting. I am almost up to date with my project again now. Just one more week to do. (Do you realise we are already in week 31 of this year!?) Here's what Week 29 was like for me.
I had better make a start on week 30 now. It should be an easy one. It was too hot to do much! But first I shall link this over to the blog of our lovely hostess Julia, who makes our mid-week so much fun. See you over there!


MaxineD said...

Hi Kate - sounds as though it is a tad warm where you are - you really are starting to get the work out of your machine - well done!

Di said...

Hi Kate, what a tidy desk you have there!

Just hopped by to say that the icicle die IS the worst one ever to remove paper/card from .......... on that we are unanimous :)

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

Jan Ltc said...

Wow thanks for sharing your Fabulous WOYWW xx Jan (15)

Annie said...

Think this heat has got to us all Kate....you really can have too much of a good thing can't you?
It's ok if you can just sit by the side of a pool and sip cool drinks eh?
Thankfully it's cooled down here today and is raining...I can hear the ground drinking lol
A x # 3

Eliza said...

I love the heat and it is really cold here ATM, do drink lots of water it is good for you. Your project life album is looking fantastic.

Happy crafting and stay cool.
Eliza & Yoda 4

Claire said...

I think we've all been drinking extra water lately in this global heat wave! that's a wonderful spread you made - packed with fun pics!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 8

Julie Ann Lee said...

This machine is new to me - as is so much that I've discovered on WOYWW! It looks like it might be cooler where I am today. Hope it is where you are too! My trusty cuppa is now back! Julie Ann #12

Neet said...

Impressed is not the word! I am blown away by your project for life page(s). Fabulously fantastic!
Good luck with the vinyl - hope we get to see how it all turns out.
Thanks for the visit - Hugs, Neet 19 xx

Judy McCarthy said...

Gosh, I wish some warmth would flow over here to southern Oz.I have a cold, and feel shivery! Still, signs of Spring coming, then our Summer will be belting hot before we know it.

Judy #55

Shoshi said...

If I've been really suffering with the heat here, Kate, I am now sparing a thought for you because Spain must be an awful lot hotter!! It's cooler here, now, thank goodness. I haven't cut vinyl yet with Sheba. Once I get her out again I shall probably have forgotten most of what I know and become a beginner again! It's been so long.

We are now aiming for Tues. 27th August for our move. All the stops are now pulled out and building work has to be prioritised to get Mum's annexe finished first - we may have to slum it for a while after the move. All systems go!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #66

Karen said...

Sounds like you've had fun with your Silhouette!! I can just imagine masking tape all over the cutting mat! LOL! ♥ Karen ♥ 56 x

sandra de said...

I keep reading about project life and all the pics I see look wonderful. Such a clever way to scrap lots of pics.
Sandra @69

Lynda Norton said...

Love the project life page, wonderful style you have there.

hope the weather cools soon (unless you like it of course)

Lynda #59

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine how hot it is there - I can't cope when its hot in the UK!

Have a great week

Dawn #94

Gillian Pearce said...

Nice to hear from a fellow Silhouette Cameo user. Glad to hear you're catching up with your project, despite the heat.
Gillian #66

Danie May said...

I hope it cools down for you soon. Your Project Life Spread looks fabulous. Happy WOYWW! Danie #25

Julia Dunnit said...

You're a bit of a computer whizz aren't you Kate, very admirable! Glad you're getting the most from your Cameo. i have a mark on my wall where the mat hits and then realises it can only go up!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've just been reading about the heat wave in Spain...you take care.
I liked Oswestry a lot!! What a smashing town, full of character..some great shops there too. Have fun when you visit in September. I liked Chirk too, fab village shops. We had such a good week, didn't want to come home.......
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Robin Panzer Art said...

Happy WOYWW! Thanks for a sharing a peek into your studio space, I love seeing what everyone is up to! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 (#132 whoa…I was late to the party today!)

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

What a tidy desk, lovely work. #114 Ann

voodoo vixen said...

Glad its not so hot you can't sit and play with the Cameo, but good idea to drink lots of water anyways! Your project life week looks fabulous and well done on keeping up with it! Annette #1 for the first time in 4 years!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just learned about Project Life thru WOYWW and now I see lots of people are doing it. Really great way to scrap, although I don't (grin).

Sorry I'm late getting here. I'm #2 this week.