Saturday, 9 June 2018

Canvas Corp Brands Naturally Aged Paint System - Weathered Wood

Yesterday I bit the bullet and filmed my first YouTube tutorial for Canvas Corp Brands, so you can imagine my excitement this morning to find out that they liked it so much they have used it on their shop page.

I tested out one of the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint Systems, to create a faux wood background, and I love the effect it gives. It's a perfect base for my 7gypsies papers.

You can check out the kit, and there's a link to my tutorial HERE

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday, 8 June 2018

Craft Stamper Challenge June 2018

Just a little reminder that the June challenge is underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your stamped projects with us. I've been playing with my Koi Brush Pens and a gorgeous set of stamps from Aal&Create, and of course my trusty white Gellyroll pen.

We are sponsored this month by Uniko and we have a fabulous prize bundle from them consisting of
Uniko Flower Power #8 Clear Stamps
Uniko Kindness Blooms Clear Stamps
Uniko Natures Treasures II Clear Stamps
Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots 

To be in with a chance of winning get stamping and share your projects with us, you can find all the details on how to enter via the link above.
An if that prize wasn't enough to tempt you to join in, how about the chance of being featured in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be!

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team - Flowers

All through out the month of May the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team have been creating with flowers. So today it's my turn to share a project. I've used the flowers from the Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Die, along with the tiny flower, leaf arch and a word from the Floral Arch and Words Die. And I have to say a huge thank you to my Crafting Buddy Jenny Marples for die cutting a couple of the Embroidery Hoops for me, I really need to get that die!

I cut the flowers out in a mix of three colours which I thought went well together, and decided on the word Moments, and cut that out using black card so it would stand out more.

I painted the chipboard hoop with Pink Blossom Starlights Paint from Imagination Crafts. It only needed one coat, as the paint gives a really good coverage, even on chipboard. Love the delicate sheen this gives.

Next I cut into the flowers on every second petal so I could get some extra shape to them.

Then it was time for a cuppa and work through my little production line of flowers, snipping, shaping and lining them up ready for the next step.

The tiny flower from the Floral Arch set, I popped onto a foam mat and shaped using a Ball Tool, to creat a tiny cup shape.

Once the Hoop was dry, I started to build up my design, first the gorgeous leafy arch.

The the flowers.

I added a paper Doily to the reverse of the Hoop, and carefully trimmed it off when it was dry. I added the word to the centre of the Doily, I love how it stands out against the white background.

To finish off I added pearls to the flower centres, and mounted it onto a 7" square card, covered with a ditsy print paper.

I love the size of these flowers, as they are perfect for using on smaller projects.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the Inspiration Teams amazing projects over on Eileens Home Page or on the Facebook Fan Club Page, the links are all below.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

More Samples from Imagination Crafts May ODS

A couple more samples from Imagination Crafts ODS on Hochanda launching tonight (26th May) at 6pm & 8pm.

Elizabeth x

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Imagination Crafts May 2018 ODS Samples


I've had a ball creating with all the new products that Sue and Mandy will be launching on the Imagination Crafts ODS, you know it's good when you don't want to stop creating :)

Friday, 11 May 2018

Craft Stamper Challenge - May 2018

Just a little reminder that the May challenge is underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog 

This time around we are being sponsored by Skull and Cross Buns and have two of their stamp sets up for grabs.

As well as a chance of winning  the stamps, you could also be in with a chance of featuring in the magazine!!! How cool is that!

Please remember to check out the entry details as we still get lots of entries that we can't judge, which is so sad.

Happy Crafting,
Elizabeth x

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Imagination Art-Cutz

And last but not least of my marathon blogging session, lots of texture created with Structure Paste Art-Cutz, Just Pearls, Sequins and layers of beautiful Mixed Media Spray's and Gilding Wax. With a little dry brushing of white gesso over the top to add highlights. I had great fun creating for the Weekend Wow, and I hope you've enjoyed having a closer look at some of my projects.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x