Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Autumn Holidays Journal



I absolutely love the Autumn months, chilly winds and golden leaves falling from the tree's. It's a perfect time of year for getting wrapped up and getting out for long walks before the snow arrives.




I've created a masterboard on water colour card using some of Eileen's range of the Color Box Blend inks, the colours are stunning. I used Golden, Sunshine, Nutmeg, Leaf, Frog and Stop. I took the ink direct to paper, then spritzed it to make the ink flow and blend even more.



Once my water colour card was totally dry, it was ready to be die cut using the gorgeous leaves from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves die set. My piece of card was roughly 6" square, so you can see just how many leaves I managed to cut from it, I even have spares ready to add onto the inserts.


I will keep the Waste to use on a project as well. it's just too gorgeous to bin!


I chose three shades to add splatters onto another piece of water colour card, starting with the palest, and building up to the Nutmeg Brown shade. I used the shades Golden, Stop and Nutmeg.


Once it was dry I used the journal card to die cut it to size, and also die cut the word "Wander" from the Journaling Cards die set in black.


Then after cutting out my wrapped Journal in mount board, I decided to add colour with the same three inks, again by splattering them.


I made sure the cover was dry and added some shading around the edge using the Nutmeg Brown shade. I did the same with the journaling card to create a frame and make it stand out from the journal cover.


I always use every last scrap of my sticky pads, the leftovers a perfect for adding bigger layers.


Now to build up the front cover first with the word.


And then arranging the leaves, so they tumble down the cover.


I played around with the design before gluing them down.


Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 2 November 2018

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge November 2018


Welcome to November and the start of our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog 

I've been playing with Distress Oxide backgrounds, Imagination Crafts stamps and my Sakura Gelly Roll pens to create quick and easy Fireworks over the Paris skyline.


We would love you to join in with the challenge and share your projects that have stamping on them with us.

As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, just check out this amazing bundle, wish I could enter.

So hop over to the challenge blog to check out how to enter, follow the instructions and join in the fun! There's also the chance to be featured in the magazine as well, how cool is that!

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Imagination Crafts One Day Special Launching Friday 2nd November


I've loved working with all the new goodies Sue will be launching on Hochanda as a One Day Special on Friday 2nd November. There are stunning Rice Papers, gorgeous new Magicuts and Stencils all with a stunning Paris theme.


Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday, 5 October 2018

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge October 2018


It's the first Friday of the month and time for our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your projects that include stamping with us. I love working with Eileen Hull's wrapped Journal, they are such good fun to decorate. The die does all the hard work of cutting and scoring the material for you, all you have to do is decide which fabric you want to cut out, that's the beauty of a steel rule die and of course Eileen's fabulous designs.


So, how do you fancy getting your hands on this fabulous die? It so happens that this month we have one up for grabs as a prize.






So hop over to the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and check out the entry instructions, and get stamping! After all, you have to be in it to win it!

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Fall Canvas Corp Brands Blog Hop Day 3

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Did you get a chance to hop on through our amazing Fall Blog hop yet? You can see what I did for it over at The Crafty Robin Blogspot. I really love what Karla has created for it, see above. It is amazing. Go check our Karla's blog here: Karla Youngworth Designs. Don't forget to hop on through and leave comments along the way!


Saturday, 29 September 2018

Fall Canvas Corp Brands Blog Hop Day 2

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Did you get a chance to hop on through our amazing Fall Blog hop yet?  I really love what Monica created for it, shown above. It is fabulous. Go check our Monica's blog  HERE Don't forget to hop on through and leave comments along the way!
And if you missed my post yesterday here's what I created HERE

Have fun.
Elizabeth x 


Friday, 28 September 2018

Canvas Corp Brands Harvest Boo-Nanza


I love sharing fall recipes with my friends, but I'm always loosing the papers the recipes are written on, so this year I've created a fall recipe book to add them all into, and keep them safe in one place.


I used 8" square chipboard to create the base for the covers and have decorated them using the 7gypsies Architextures papers, along with leaves from the Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins Harvest Moon 12" sheet. I cut the leaves out, and gave them a spritzing with the gorgeous Marmalade and brand new Golden Lime Glimmer Mists, the are so gorgeous in real life, shame the camera can't pick that up.


And what better way to share a cookie recipe, than to give a little sampler in one of the Canvas Corp Brown Paper Bags along with a recipe card. Such a quick and easy way to create a cute gift.

You can check out more amazing Fall Inspired idea's over at Cathy's Blog It's Oddly Appealing HERE

Happy Fall.
Elizabeth x