Saturday 16 December 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine Exclusive

Very proud and excited to have a tutorial over on the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog today using Eileen Hull's fabulous Passport Die along with Tim Holtz Holiday Drawings stamp set.

To be in with a chance of winning your very own die, head over to the Craft Stamper Facebook page and follow the instructions, good luck.

Elizabeth x

Friday 8 December 2017

Craft Stamper Challenge Reminder Post

It's reminder day already over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog Hop on over (via the link) to check out the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, and see how you could join in with the challenge.

There's a fabulous prize up for grabs, as well as the chance to be featured in the magazine. How cool is that!

So get creating, don't forget to include stamping on your project and join in the fun.

Elizabeth x

Monday 4 December 2017

Canas Corp Brands December Challenge

Check out the fabulous challenge over at Canas Corp Brand Blog there's a fantastic prize up for grabs, and lots of gorgeous inspiration over there from the Crew. #ccbchallenge

Elizabeth x

Friday 1 December 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine's December Challenge

The new challenge has started today over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to share projects that contain stamping on them with us.

I've been playing with my Distress Oxide inks and this gorgeous stamp set from Tim Holtz.

There's a fabulous prize up for grabs from our sponsor this month Stamping Unicorn so how do you fancy winning three sets of stamps and two gorgeous paper pads, cool hey!

So check out the details (via the link) get stamping and enter for a chance to win the prize, or a chance to be featured in the magazine it's self!

Good Luck.
Elizabeth xxx

Monday 13 November 2017

Needles and Pins Passport Book Die from Eileen Hull

 Totally lost myself today as I decorated one of Eileen Hull's fabulous Passport Books. So much so that I forgot to take any step by step pictures.

The Bigz die cuts cleanly through mat board, and even scores the fold lines ready for you. Then I sat for a couple of hours doodling, water colouring and creating a magical design using my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens.

I've made mine into a little book to hold my needles and pins, by adding felt pages instead of paper. I'm always loosing them, and this way they can sit on my shelf alongside my desk.

I love the patterns you can create with the Metallic Gelly Rolls and a Koi Waterbrush, so pretty.

The white is perfect for adding highlights, and check out the Ultra Fine Glitter, I can add the smallest details with the Quickie Glue Pen without overloading the project.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday 10 November 2017

The Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge - November 2017

Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is waiting for your projects that include stamping on them.

Hop over to the blog (via the link above) and check out the terms of entry and also the fabulous prize that's up for grabs.

The hardest part for the winner will be having to choose which stamps they want!!!

Elizabeth x

Friday 3 November 2017

Craft Stamper Challenge November 2017

The November Challenge is now underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would like you to share your stamped projects with us, to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize, or even to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool!!

This time around we are sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps who are offering a stamp set of the winners choice, and there are plenty of fabulous sets to choose from I can tell you!!!

So follow the link over to the blog, check out the details of how to enter and get creating. Please remember to include stamping on your project, we are after all a stamping magazine.

Have fun and Happy Stamping.

Elizabeth x

Monday 23 October 2017

Eileen Hull's Fabulous Journal Die

I thought I'd have a try at cutting out Eileen Hull's Journal Die in faux leather, and extending it to create pockets on the inside.

So after a little careful measuring (ahem none at all) I worked out that if you folded the fabric just inside of the cutting line of the journal outer edge (opposite side to the spine), you could create an extra flap of fabric.

Join the spine in the normal way, and then either sew or in this case I just glued down the top and bottom edges to create pockets.

I threaded three elastics through the spine for my three local travel guides. Now when my visitors want to head off and explore, they have local maps of the area all in one place, along with a couple of inside pockets for tickets etc.

You could also used a lighter weight fabric and slip a piece of card inside the pocket to strengthen it.

Elizabeth x

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Lots of Fun IndigoBlu Style

Last Saturday I had a great IndigoBlu workshop with 22 lovely Ladies who all created beautiful tissue boxes, and lots of painty backgrounds.

They all had a set of new stamps, but shock horror, no ink pads.................yes we did lots of paint techniques no ink allowed!!

Working on a 5 1/2" square of kraftcard we dry brushed White GeeSsoGood, followed by a colour.

 Then using a strip of scrap card dipped in to the White GeeSsoGood we created lines.

Then using the colour we had chosen, we used whatever was net to us on our workspace. I used a paint pot lid for a large circle, the base of my glue for a smaller circle outline and the lid for a full circle.

To finished off I added splatters of white to mine. The putting into practise what they had learnt everyone got painty and created some fabulous backgrounds, all ready for their stamped images to sit on.

So there you have it lots of painty backgrounds, lots of fun and no ink allowed!!
Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

White GeeSsoGood
Cottage Garden Paints

Friday 13 October 2017

It's Reminder Day at the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog.

It's reminder day over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team, guidelines for how to enter the challenge and check out the fabulous prize that's up for grabs!!

See you over there.
Elizabeth x

Friday 6 October 2017

Ready for the Oscar's over at IndigoBlu

I've been having way too much fun over at the IndigoBlu Blog today.

Elizabeth x

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge October 2017

It's time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog and as always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs, along with the chance of being featured in the magazine.

This time around we are sponsored by Indigoblu and have not one but three fabulous stamp sets up for grabs.

So check out the terns and conditions, get stamping and join in for a chance to grab a fantastic prize!

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Monday 18 September 2017

Flower Power

A frosty offering from me today using the new Flower Power stamp from IndigoBlu.

I stamped out the image in Gothic Purple Stazon ink onto a piece of 5 1/2" square watercolour card.

Then I started adding colour to the image with Luscious Powders, starting first with the beautiful Coral and building up the depth with Orange, Penny Dreadful, Raspberry and Verdigris.

After making sure everything was dry, I then went over some of the flower centres and shading lines using a Pigma Micron pen, to give more definition. I also added a hand written sentiment.

Next I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet cut to size, ready to add my Unicorn Sparkles on.

So now my Autumnal flowers have a gentle frosty sparkle and were ready to mount onto a co-ordinating matt on a 6" square white card blank.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x