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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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Camper Van Folio Journal

 

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Spring has definately arrived here at the Seaside, and I can't think of anything more Spring like than these happy colours.

I made a full tutorial over on my YouTube channel HEREfor the outer cover,  using Eileens Mandala, Camper Van and Folio Journal Dies.

I think you can probably tell that I got very painty and loved playing with the new mediums from Sizzix, right up my street!

Happy crafting.

Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Eileen Hull New Release Blog Hop - Happy Camping!

 

Hi everyone and welcome. Thanks for joining us for the Eileen Hull Chapter 2 Release Party and Blog Hop. Today we are sharing the new Folio Journal accessory dies - the 'Card, Waterfall & Tags' and 'Book Binding & Labels' die sets and the new Bigz L 'Camper' 3D ScoreBoards die.

The new 'Card, Waterfall & Tags' and 'Bookbinding & Labels' dies may be designed to work perfectly with the Folio Journal but don't be limited to keeping them in a book - you can also use these elements in different size journals, cards and layouts. Check out all the different ways to use these new dies on our Blog Hop. Click through and leave a comment on each of the designers' posts and be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate in Eileen's Etsy Shop!
 
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I have totally fallen in love with the new Camper die, I even dreamed one night (before I'd even received it) that I'd made a full quilt...................

So I think this is the perfect die not only for papercrafting but also for anyone that love applique, I mean can you imagine how long it would take to cut all those elements out. I'd much rather die cut and get an exact perfectly cut image everytime!

I've made a chair hug, a quilt that slips over a chair no matter where you are. I mean we've all been to those classes where the chairs are a little uncomfortable right? And yes we all will be so happy to get back out there and sit on them again soon won't we, so why not do it in style with a personalised chair cover. 


Join Eileen and the team on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an up close and personal look at the team's projects using the new dies (scheduled for 7th April at 12pm noon EST, 5pm UK time). Eileen will also demo how to use the dies during the show. We hope you can join us for this fun event.

 

Thank you for joining me here as part of this Eileen Hull Designs Blog Hop and Release Party. Here's the full list of blog hop participants - remember to leave a comment for each designer and you'll be in with a chance to win;

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Funky Mixed Media Canvas Folio for Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 

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Time for a new project using Eileen Hull Design new Folio Journal Die along with the gorgeous Flowers that come in the Pocket Corner Set.

I ironed scraps of fabric left over from a quilt I'm making onto a piece of stabliser, This helps the fabric to cut more easily in the machine.

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I cut out of canvas 3 sets of signatures, with two sheets in each. They measured 10"x5" and I stitched them to the divider folded in half and spaced out evenly.

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I played around using black thread with some decorative stitches on random pages. This will give me a starting point when I come to use them, and not just a blank page. 

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I also love the texture the stitches create.

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I cut out two cover pieces form canvas and two from a gorgeous bright Batik fabric. Love my Batiks.The plan was to sew the inner front section to create a pocket but I can't cover the fabric up.

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I started by sewing the covers together at the spine using a scribbly stitch in black cotton, it reminded me of how I doodle round everything, so love that effect.. I folded the covers to find the edge then stitched around multiple times to create frames. I added decorative stitches to create the flowers stemps and addded the flowers and leaves in a fun pattern, stitching them down securely.

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I then stitched the inside lining together, again at the seam, and added the signatures by stitching carefully up against the spine of the inner cover. After pining the two fabrices together, wrong sides facing, I pinned them together in the centre of the covers, well out of the way of adding the pink stitching which not only sews the two covers together, but forms a funky pop of colour against the black stitches on the outer cover. 

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 I love how my messy art journal turned out, even though it wasn't what I started out to create!

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Sew on the Go - Using Eileen Hull's Folio Journal Die

 

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I love to hand sew and English Paper Piecing is one of my favourite things to do. So I've created a kit that I can grab and head downstairs to watch tv whilst I'm sewing, and all my bits and bobs are safe in one place.

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At the back I added two of the pieces to create a boxed compartment, which is big enough to hold a fat quarter of fabric, thread and my fabric glue pen.

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I added a mixture of baggies on the centre , a larger one to hold completed pieces and my glue refil. 

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And two smaller ones to hold the paper pieces ready for working with.

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I looped a piece of felt through to use to keep my pins and needles safe. I love using felt in a project, the flowers die cut perfectly from it.

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And created a scissor holder as there's plenty of room inside the journal for storage. This one has two pockets and keeps the points of the scissors safe.

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The quote I thought was very apt.......

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You can see a full flip though of the sewing kit HERE 

Happy Crafting

Elizabeth x

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