Friday, 7 June 2019

Craft Stamper Magazine June Challenge - Take it Make it

It's time for the new challenge over at The Craft Stamper Magazine can you believe we are in June already? I've been playing with my Prima stamps, I love this set by Finnabair.

As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, so if you fancy being in with a change to win this great set from Donna Gray, get creating and get entering!

Don't forget to check out the terms and conditions for entries, we need real stamping on your artwork.
Good luck and happy crafting.

Elizabeth x

Monday, 27 May 2019

Eileen Hull Notebook Die and Colorbox Blends

I love to watercolour so when these new re-inkers arrived from Clearsnap for Eileen Hull's Colorbox Blends, I just had to give them a go.

I covered a Notebook die cut with a piece of canvas, and chose the colours I wanted to use.

The inks are super thick and opaque as you can tell from the image above, you can't see through to the black mat. When you dilute them they go so far, so you only need the smallest drop of ink.

I sketched out  a Seahorse (yes I know I'm predictable lol) and a pattern in the background. Then set about adding colour with the diluted inks. They blend beautifully, and considering I'm working on fabric, they are fantastic.

I layered the colours up until I was happy with the result. Then after leaving to dry naturally, I added markings over the top with a black Micron pen and also a white Gelly Roll pen for highlights.

I added a little journaling to the edge of the spine to complete the cover. Now onto the inside!

Hope you give this technique a try.
Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 3 May 2019

Craft Stamper Magazine May 2019 Challenge

It's the start of the new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog

Where this month we have a fabulous prize up for grabs as well as the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.

All you need to do to be in with a chance is go over (via the link) to check out the submission instructions, then share your artwork created using stamping on them with us. While you are there check out the fabulous artwork created by the team to inspire you to join in the fun.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Friday, 5 April 2019

Craft Stamper Magazine April 2019 Challenge

It's a new month and the start of a new challenge over at The Craft Stamper Magazine Blog

We would love you to share the projects you create using stamped images. Please take a moment to check out the entry requirements, as we hate to rule gorgeous artwork out from the vote.

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

So get stamping and join in the fun.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to our Valentines Blog Hop put together by the fabulous Cathy Frailey. Cathy has gathered  a group of amazing creatives to join in with the fun. Below you will find a list of blogs all with gorgeous projects for you to go and look at, leaves comments or even follow if you aren't a follower already. Some blogs also have spot prizes, so hop on over for lots of beautiful inspiration.


Happy Valentines Day
Elizabeth x

Monday, 4 February 2019

Eileen Hull's Treasure Box and Stacking Drawer

I really enjoyed decorating the top of this Treasure Box, it's been ages since I've done any mixed media and I just love how all the textures work together, along with the clean fresh papers from DCWV. I've layered lots of Baked Textures from Emerald Creek, along with some of their gorgeous little semi precious gem stones.

The Palms and Ferns paper stack from DCWV is just gorgeous, and with so many co-ordinating papers to choose from just perfect for decorating the Treasure Box and Stacking Drawers, which are hidden away inside.

I cut the hinges and handle from gold card to co-ordinate with the beautiful palm leaf papers.

I used masking tape to create a hinge, being careful to make sure that the edges are lined up before adding three pieces on each side, that overlap each other. Once I'm happy they are adhered, I add the patterned papers over the top. I also glue the Stacking Drawers into place leaving a slight gap around the front edges, so that when I add the paper strips I can just about tuck the edge of the paper underneath the sides of the drawers, keeping the edges neat and tidy.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

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Friday, 1 February 2019

Craft Stamper Magazine February Challenge

It's February and time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share the projects you've made using real stamping on them.

As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs along with the change of being featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that!

So check out this months prize.....

Hop over to the blog, via the link above to check out the guidelines, and get entering to be in with a chance to win.

Happy crafting.
Elizabeth xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Eileen Hull's January Releases

O my goodness the newly released dies from Eileen Hull are fabulous, and will definitely be one of the new "Go To" dies for me, they have so many uses.

They include the Treasure Box and Stacking Drawer Die which fits neatly inside the box, how cool is that. There are so many configurations to play around with, I jut know these are going to be a huge hit with all styles of crafts. And shsshhh can you keep a secret.........there's more to come that will work perfectly with both of these dies.....

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

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