Monday, 13 November 2017

Needles and Pins Passport Book Die from Eileen Hull


 Totally lost myself today as I decorated one of Eileen Hull's fabulous Passport Books. So much so that I forgot to take any step by step pictures.


The Bigz die cuts cleanly through mat board, and even scores the fold lines ready for you. Then I sat for a couple of hours doodling, water colouring and creating a magical design using my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens.


I've made mine into a little book to hold my needles and pins, by adding felt pages instead of paper. I'm always loosing them, and this way they can sit on my shelf alongside my desk.


I love the patterns you can create with the Metallic Gelly Rolls and a Koi Waterbrush, so pretty.


The white is perfect for adding highlights, and check out the Ultra Fine Glitter, I can add the smallest details with the Quickie Glue Pen without overloading the project.


Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge - November 2017


Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is waiting for your projects that include stamping on them.

Hop over to the blog (via the link above) and check out the terms of entry and also the fabulous prize that's up for grabs.





The hardest part for the winner will be having to choose which stamps they want!!!


Elizabeth x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Craft Stamper Challenge November 2017


The November Challenge is now underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would like you to share your stamped projects with us, to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize, or even to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool!!

This time around we are sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps who are offering a stamp set of the winners choice, and there are plenty of fabulous sets to choose from I can tell you!!!

So follow the link over to the blog, check out the details of how to enter and get creating. Please remember to include stamping on your project, we are after all a stamping magazine.

Have fun and Happy Stamping.

Elizabeth x

Monday, 23 October 2017

Eileen Hull's Fabulous Journal Die




I thought I'd have a try at cutting out Eileen Hull's Journal Die in faux leather, and extending it to create pockets on the inside.


So after a little careful measuring (ahem none at all) I worked out that if you folded the fabric just inside of the cutting line of the journal outer edge (opposite side to the spine), you could create an extra flap of fabric.


Join the spine in the normal way, and then either sew or in this case I just glued down the top and bottom edges to create pockets.


I threaded three elastics through the spine for my three local travel guides. Now when my visitors want to head off and explore, they have local maps of the area all in one place, along with a couple of inside pockets for tickets etc.







You could also used a lighter weight fabric and slip a piece of card inside the pocket to strengthen it.

Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Lots of Fun IndigoBlu Style


Last Saturday I had a great IndigoBlu workshop with 22 lovely Ladies who all created beautiful tissue boxes, and lots of painty backgrounds.


They all had a set of new stamps, but shock horror, no ink pads.................yes we did lots of paint techniques no ink allowed!!


Working on a 5 1/2" square of kraftcard we dry brushed White GeeSsoGood, followed by a colour.


 Then using a strip of scrap card dipped in to the White GeeSsoGood we created lines.



Then using the colour we had chosen, we used whatever was net to us on our workspace. I used a paint pot lid for a large circle, the base of my glue for a smaller circle outline and the lid for a full circle.


To finished off I added splatters of white to mine. The putting into practise what they had learnt everyone got painty and created some fabulous backgrounds, all ready for their stamped images to sit on.


So there you have it lots of painty backgrounds, lots of fun and no ink allowed!!
Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

White GeeSsoGood
Cottage Garden Paints

Friday, 13 October 2017

It's Reminder Day at the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog.


It's reminder day over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, guidelines for how to enter the challenge and check out the fabulous prize that's up for grabs!!

See you over there.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 6 October 2017