Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Eileen Hull / Sizzix Release Party

 

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August is here and it's time for the release of Eileen Hull's new Die Collection, and you know how we celebrate those...................with a Party of course.

The new dies are amazing (as you would expect) and here's what Eileen has to say about them.

 
"I am so excited to share my Chapter 3 Sizzix die collection! Each piece in the set stands alone but also coordinates with the others to make a truly versatile and valuable addition to your collection.
The ScoreBoards Skinny Mini Book Box is a really great size- it measures 6 3/4" x 4" with an adjustable built in spine from 3/8" to 2 1/4". This die may be used to create a book by die cutting two covers OR a box if you add the side pieces to the covers. If you add the box supports, it will hold mini-slimline size cards.
The Skinny Mini Elements Thinlits will cut a cool star pattern that perfectly covers the front of the Skinny Mini book or the front of a slimline card. And you can also expand the size of the design to create a whole page pattern.
I have been wanting to make a Card Caddy die for a while... so many people are making cards these days that I figured that they would love to have the ability to make a really pretty container to hold them. I love the shape of this box and it goes together so quickly- also fun to decorate! It will hold cards up to 5 1/4" wide.
The 3D folder is called Woven Leather and it looks so realistic! Makes a great background for cards, journal pages or covers.
The team has been busy creating lots of samples so please make sure to read the blog and be watching social media to see their makes!
There will be prizes! Make sure to post your answer in the comments on the live. Ready? Here's the question: "Which is your favorite Ch. 3 die and what would you make with it?" Be specific- inquiring minds want to know!🙂 

Back to me....................

I absolutely love the new dies, and know they will be a great addition. Here are a few photo's of the samples I created using them.
 
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I love to create journals and the Card Caddy is perfect, not only for holding a journal, but also for keeping all the pieces you are adding to your journal, all those small elements for it, contained and safe in one place.
 
I used one of my own digital paper collections called Butterfly Blues, which is available over in A Printers Daught Etsy shop. 

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I'll be back with a tutorial showing how I created my project later in the month.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Happy Holiday Memories - for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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Last year I created a Camper Van Journal using Eileen's Folio Journal Die. The intention was to journal my Summer travels in it, but as you know not a lot of travelling was done last year. So I have decided after being inspired by this months theme to create a Summer Treats Journal. Well you know I love an ice-cream!

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This is the original journal and you can find the tutoral for it over on YouTube HERE

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This photo was taken twenty five years ago, and it still makes me smile today.........


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How could I not be happy. It was a beautiful Spring day in Majorca with a fabulous and very cold Pina Colada, and of course check out the size of that Ice-Cream Sundae.................Heaven


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The papers are a mixture of the gorgeous ice-cream shades of Sizzix Cardstock for the Leaves and Flowers from Eileen's Bookmark, Tag and Pocket Die set. And I'm using up scraps of mostly Kaisercraft papers, so I think that's where the spotty one came from. The tags and scallop border are out of my Eileen project left-over box. Last month definately made me realise I needed to use more of those up in my projects, and they are ready to go!


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And talking of spotty, that was my favourite blouses, Pale Pink with a White Polka Dot. I think I wore it until it wore out!

So head on over to Eileen Hull Designs and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team. They all have amazing projects, and it's great to see where their favourite places to travel are too.

Hapy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Using Leftovers for Eileen Hull Inspiration

 

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Guilty as charged I hoard left-over pieces from die cutting..................well you never know when they will come in handy, do you?

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So this month the teams are using up all the bits and bobs (well some of the bits and bobs anyway) of left-overs we have on our desks.

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I have felt flowers and leaves from a project I created last year, or was it the year before.....and also whenever I receive a new die from Eileen I always cut it out in white cardstock, so there are a fair few of those about too.

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So I set about making two journal pockets and two decorative toppers ready for a new journal. I feel there will be a white one coming up.

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Isn't it amazing what you can create with no plan in mind and a pile of left-over die cuts. Don't forget to pop over to Eileen's Page where you can check out what everyones else has been creating, there are some fabulous projects there.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Birds for May - with Eileen Hull Designs

 

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 All this month over at Eileen Hull Designs we are sharing our projects created incorporating Birds in them. I love the  Wreath and Snowflake Die and it's not resticted by it's Christmas theme, after all Cardinals are not just here for one Season!

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 I started by covering a Pocket Notebook in canvas, and gave it a quick coat of white gesso for tooth.

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Then I added a selection of stamps from Eileens releases with Maker Forte, from the Snail Mail Inspiration and Button Cards and More sets using Black Versafine ink to create a random background. Love these stamps and they live on my desk.

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I die cut the wreath pieces out of several different shades of the gorgeous Sizzix cardstock. Their colour schemes are always so pretty.

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I built up the wreath and added the cardinal and a few stars, then using Bundled Sage Distress ink, I added shading around the edges.

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There are three signatures created from tea dyed paper and are plain so I can make notes in the journal. The inside covers are lined with a gorgeous minty green shade again from the Sizzix cardstock pack, and of course there has to be lace and muslin for a shabby look!

Happy Crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Monday, 18 April 2022

Small Shadow Box for Eileen Hull Designs

 

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I think the entire at Eileen Hull Designs has become addicted to creating with the new Shadow Boxes. I've used the smallest size and cut it out from Sizzix Cardstock, before running it back through the Big Shot Plus in the gorgeous new Mandala embossing folder. I glued the frame together and once dry added white texture paste to give a more shabby appearence.

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The Flower and Leaves come as part of the small Shadow Box set, and they are perfectly sized. The papers and ephenera is a download from A Printer's Daughter Etsy Shop and designed by me.

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Eileen Hull Chapter Two Releases - The Shadow Box

 Whooo hoooooo todays the day..................

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Notice something different? There are no ScoreBoards dies in this collection! This Release includes two Shadowbox Frames Thinlits sets that also include some decorative flowers and shapes. The pieces may be used interchangeably to create square and rectangular frames. The Shadowbox Elements Thinlits set contains more decorative pieces to embellish your fames with but they may also be used on cards, tags and journals! Topping it off is the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder that you will just have to have- the detail is absolutely incredible!
This set of dies is very versatile since all of the components coordinate and work together so you can create endless combinations of projects in multiple sizes and shapes. The embossing folder creates a beautiful background for all of the scenes you might want to make, in addition to all the other uses you will find for it.
Thanks for being open to new ways of creating!
GIVEAWAY: Comment on each participating designers blogs and during the live on Tuesday and let us know what you would create with these dies and you will be entered to win one of the items in the Chapter 2 release!
 
 
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I am totally in love with these Shadow Box Dies, they are fantastic not just for cardmakers but fablous for home decore too.

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My Easter wall art was die cut from Sizzix cardstock, which started off as purple, then had a dry brushing of white gesso followed by a magical layer of the yummy Rose Gold Lustre Wax.

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 I just think these frames are the perfect addition for anyone that loves to decorate their home for the Holidays.

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I used Easter Images from the Graphic Fairys Premium site, aren't they adorable.

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Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Eileen Hull Inspiration for Fabric, Lace, Fibres and Yarns

 

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This month the Eileen Hull Teams are sharing inspiration and tips on how to incorporate Fabric, Lace, Yarns and Fibres etc into your projects. I think we all have boxes of scrap pieces that we just can't throw away because they might be small, but they are just beautiful, right!

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I've created a Junk Journal using Eileen's Large Journal Die, it's just the perfect size as it's an A4 Bigz Die, so you can cut lots of different substrates. The papers are the Coral Vintage Artistry from 49&Market, and just stunning. I didn;t realise when I chose the paper for the spine that I actually know where that address is........how cool is that. It's in Chester which isn't that far away from where I live.

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 I used cotton scrim folded in half, sprayed it with starch and ran it carefully through using the Button Embossing Folder. Then I set it aside to dry naturally. You can just about see the texture in the background. I used more scrim on the spine of the journal for extra strength, and a selection of gorgeous Sari Silks to create a Tassel.I left the holes in the spine as this allowed me to attatch the Tassel and also a Metal Embellishment with ease. 
 
For a full flip through of the journal you can find the YouTube video HERE

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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