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

Ready for the Oscar's over at IndigoBlu


I've been having way too much fun over at the IndigoBlu Blog today.

Elizabeth x

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge October 2017



It's time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and as always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, along with the chance of being featured in the magazine.

This time around we are sponsored by Indigoblu and have not one but three fabulous stamp sets up for grabs.







So check out the terns and conditions, get stamping and join in for a chance to grab a fantastic prize!

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Flower Power


A frosty offering from me today using the new Flower Power stamp from IndigoBlu.


I stamped out the image in Gothic Purple Stazon ink onto a piece of 5 1/2" square watercolour card.


Then I started adding colour to the image with Luscious Powders, starting first with the beautiful Coral and building up the depth with Orange, Penny Dreadful, Raspberry and Verdigris.


After making sure everything was dry, I then went over some of the flower centres and shading lines using a Pigma Micron pen, to give more definition. I also added a hand written sentiment.


Next I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet cut to size, ready to add my Unicorn Sparkles on.


So now my Autumnal flowers have a gentle frosty sparkle and were ready to mount onto a co-ordinating matt on a 6" square white card blank.


Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 8 September 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge



Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is underway, with lots of fabulous entries already.


There's still plenty of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize or even to be featured in the magazine it's self, so check out the entry rules and get creating!


Please do remember to add stamping to your project, after all we are a stamping challenge ;) and have fun.

I've water coloured and doodled with white Gelly Roll, in my Midori sized sketchbook, then added a sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine along with dinkie bubbles and numbers in water colour paint.

Elizabeth x