Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Eileen Hull Challenge - Inspired by Nature using a Non Journal Die

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I really enjoyed making my Gardeners Journal and loved the challenge of creating a Nature themed journal from a non journal die.

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I used a mixture of Eileens new stamp sets and a selection of paper downloaded from various companies, and odd sheets left over from previous journals.

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 I created my journal using Eileen's Gift Box Die, I love the scalloped lid and it makes such a pretty, decorative edge for the book cover.

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This is the die used to create the Gift Box as intended. And below are the die cut pieces needed to create a mini journal.

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First of all I cut out all of the pices I needed, trimmed the edges, so I had a scored line on one side only and also cut out a 1" strip the height of the journal.

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I butted up the two scored sides together and adhered the 1" strip over the top of them for support.

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Next I layered up the scalloped edges and glued them to the outer edge of the front and back cover.

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To strengthen the spine even more I then glued a piece of muslin the entire way around and left it to dry completely before adding decoration to the cover.

You can take a closer peep at the inside of the journal over on my YouTube channel HERE.  Aplogies as I had to add music to the video to drown out  the noise of workmen digging the road up!!

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Friday, 27 August 2021

Eileen Hulls New Stamp Release with Maker Forte

 

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How excited have the teams been about Eileen's new stamp release collaberation with Maker Forte. There is something for everyone in this collection, from a fabulous Vintage Damask background stamp,  Button Cards & More set and a fantastic Snail Mail with Sentiments Set.

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These are pefect for getting ready for larger projects as inserts, ephemera etc.

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I made a selection of paper pockets in various sizes, loaded and ready to be incorporated into a journal.

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I even encapsuleted a Ticket into an old Tea Bag, how cool does that look.

So come and join in the fun over at Eileens Facebook live, and see what the Teams have been creating, plus there's a fabulous prize up for grabs!

 "Leave a comment in the Facebook Live by September 3 telling what you would create with the stamps and you will be entered to win a set of the new stamps. The winner will be announced on September 7."

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Dream Big, Fly High - Eileen Hull Inspirtion Team

 

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Wreaths are not just for Christmas...... they can be seasonal, occasional or just to bring the eye into a focal point.


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I die cut three wreaths, added Sizzix Gold Lustre Wax to one and sandwiched the three layers together, offsetting them slightly. 

I stamped my sentiment directly on the card blank and added the wreath frame around it. I added a few sprigs of the foliage, again using the gorgeous Gold Lustre Wax (it's addictive!) Then added a couple of printed Butterflies edged in, yes you guessed right - Gold Lustre Waz to hide the white edges.

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Such a simple design but very elegant, and wouldn't theat make super cute Wedding  Invitations.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Eileen Hull - Sizzix Chapter 3 Release - Snow Globe

 

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Whenever I get my hands on one of Eileen's new releases I can't wait to run the die through my machine and see what else I can make using the shapes.

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Take the new Ornament die, I can see a beach ball, a Summer wreath place setting and of course there's a Snowglobe - and thats just the start. With the many combinations of mixing and matching your dies you can create so much more!

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So run your die though using scrap paper and see how many different combinations you can create!

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Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Eileen Hull's New Release Blog Hop - Surf's Up!

 

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🙂 Celebrate every day with these versatile Chapter 3 Sizzix dies! Although themed as a holiday collection, just think of how many ways you can decorate these dies to celebrate every season of the year, simply by changing out the paper and colors!
The Truck and Camper pair are a match made in heaven. Set it on the mantel, (paired with the Camper die!), hang on the tree, fill with treats or create your holiday cards with them. The Ornament Box may be used several ways- use the circle shapes separately as ornaments or build up the sides and add treats, snacks and gifts. Decorate the box with elements from the Thinlits Wreath & Snowflake dies or use those elements in your journals, tags, pages and pockets! You will want them all 🙂

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Make sure to head over to the blogs to see all of the fabulous samples created by the team. I know you will be as inspired as I am!
There is a GIVEAWAY too! Leave a comment on each of the designers' blog posts and you will be entered to win one of the new dies! An additional die will be given to someone who attends and comments in the Release Party Facebook Live.
But wait, there's more! Join us for the Chapter 3 Release Party, where team members from around the world will share their projects! The Release Party will be on Facebook Live on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 Eastern time. You will find the video on @Eileen Hull Designs Facebook Page. Thanks for joining us!
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Happy Crafting,

 




Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Life's a Beach - with Eileen Hull's Camper Die

 

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Let's hit the beach for boat trips and ice creams!

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A little fishing trip, maybe?

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I'll be sat in the shade with a fabrulous ice cream from "Eileen's Ice Cream Van".

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It's shabby coastal chic with the best ice's in town......

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As you can probably tell I've had loads of fun this month playing with the Camper Die, and found that the pieces when put together in a different way make a fishing boat. 

Sadly my Laptop crashed and I lost my step by step photo's but here are a few ideas of how the pieces fit together for a few variations.

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 And a bonus Rocket Ship, how cool is that from one Die?

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth xxx

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Trash to Treasure for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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I think I've made journals out of most things over the years, as I love a good recycle. So I've taken this months theme the other way and used something unusual that I've never used in a project before and given it a new lease of life with Eileen's Mandala Die.

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This is actually a plastic tub that Protein Powder comes in. Its quite a size and makes a fantastic vase, usually they end up in the recycling box, but not this time!

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I took all the labels off and cleaned the plastic tub before giving it a coat of Verdigris Rusty Patina. Once dry I die cut four Mandala's out of the gorgeous Rose Gold Aluminium Sheets and adhered them around the tub evenly spaced. I wasn't to concerned about all of the small elements being removed from the image as I would be adding more Patina over the top.  I then stippled Verdigris, Duck Egg and Cafe Creme Rusty patina's to give the pot an aged look, with glints of Rose gold showing though, just like a vintage Copper vase.

Once dry I added Rose Gold Lustre Wax to highlight some of the texture around the vase. Such a cool tecnique to create an illusion of a heavy Copper vase, but this is light as a feather as it's plastic.......

I love using my dies in different ways, and adding decorative elements to home decor pieces is such fun. I am empying an even big tub now so I create a matching big brother to this pot.

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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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