Friday, 11 October 2019

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge October 2019


Just a little reminder that the October Challenge is under way over at The Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, along with all the information you need to know to enter the challenge.


As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs along with the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool would that be!

Love these moulds, who wouldn't want to be in with a chance to win those.


Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Eileen Hull Designs Pocket Notebook Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome. Today is the official launch day for Eileen Hull's latest die - the Pocket Notebook - and to celebrate a whole heap of extremely talented creatives have put their own spin on it for a very special Release Party!!! Eileen’s Inspiration and Education teams have combined to show us their amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos (more details at the end of this post).


 That's just a taste of what can be created with this new die, now here's what the Pocket Notebook looks like - you get all of the pieces you need to make an entire book- the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4” x 4 1/2” with a spine that can adjust from of 3/8” to almost 2”! String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon or twine, or even bind it. So many option for this fun die!


 I decided to create a Christmas themed Notebook using some of the Kaisercraft Frosted Collection.


 I love this die as Eileen has done all the measuring for you, including the inserts! I lined four sheets folded paper up along the line of the book cover, so the signatures are all the same size.


 Then using a waxed linen thread I did a basic stitch to hold the pages together.


 I find it easier to use household pegs to keep the pages together as I stitch them


 After cutting the covers from Matt Board, adhering them together, I cover them with a gorgeous paper with Santa on.I strung all of holes available on the die with elastic, as I needed space for five signatures.


 I used lace and some of the coordinating Collectables to decorate the front cover.


 And of course I don't need an excuse for a little bling, and just look at the shine on the Golden Rod Molten Dimensions Powder.


 I carefully added the powders using the Clear Ink from Eileen's Colorbox Blends2 collection.


 Unfortunately as this was an afterthought, when I heated the powders the glue under the paper moved slightly, and there are a few wrinkles (bit like me) but I quite like that, as it makes the Notebook a little shabby.


 I finished off by adding a little White Gold Gilding Wax from Cadence.



That's it for my project - now back to the Release Party and that Blog Hop I mentioned at the top of this post.

Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos!

There are also two GIVEAWAYS - the Pocket Notebook die and a gift certificate for Eileen’s Etsy store. To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the posts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show. Eileen will be on Facebook Live today at 4:00 Eastern at Eileen Hull Designs with a couple of special guests so be sure to tune in.
Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Anne Redfern

Friday, 6 September 2019

The Craft Stamper Magazine September 2019 Challenge


Just a little inspiration and a reminder that the September challenge is live over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where you will find lots of fabulous stamping inspiration from the team.


We would love you to join in with the fun, so why not click on the link (above) and check out the entry details.

Take a look at the fabulous prize that's up for grabs this month, I love these pens! Also you could be in with a chance of being featured in the magazine, how cool is that!


So get creative using real stamped images, and join in with the fun to be in with a chance.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday, 9 August 2019

The Craft Stamper Magazine August 2019 Challenge


The new challenge is under way over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share your artwork using stamped images.


I've been playing in one of my smaller journals from Royal Talens, using some of Dina Wakely's stamps and stencils.


So back to the challenge, we have a fabulous prize up for grabs and also the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self. How cool would that be!


So pop over to the blog via the link above, and check out the entry details to be in with a chance.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 26 July 2019

House Ornament from Eileen Hull


My head is buzzing with idea's using Eileen Hull's new House Ornament Die. I covered the mount board with gorgeous papers from Mintay by Korola called dear diary. Then die cut and made up the house.


The house is made up from two die cuts, so simple.


I added texture with Prima's Graphite paste and lots of fussy cut elements from the paper pack.


I added a little white gesso with the dry brush technique, to lighten any area's that wear too dark.


Really love how the house turned out, the texture is fab.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Gift Card Folder and Label #2 for Eileen Hull Designs


I absolutely love the new Gift Card and Folder #2 Die, and can see so many uses for it, and it's fabulous for anyone who loves making Junk Journals.


I've used these beautiful papers from Mintay by Karola. The design is called dear diary and has lots of elements to snip out and use on your projects.


I've inked around the edges with Flagstone from Eileen's range of Color Box Blends just to add a little shabby to the project, and finished off with the word Love from the Journaling Words Die set.


Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Monday, 22 July 2019