Wednesday 19 February 2020

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team February 2020

A short and sweet blog post from me today using Eileen Hull's new Display Stand Die. This was the first thing I made when the die arrived as I thought it would make a fantastic "keeper" so I don't loose my smaller dies when I'm working.

I love these DCWV papers they are so fresh and clean looking, and fit in nicely with the decor in my workroom.

Not only does the stand keep my dies safe and  tidy whilst I'm working with them, it also doubles up as a "Keeper" whilst I'm sewing, holding onto the pins, needles and bobbins.

Happy Crafting,
Elizabeth x

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Friday 7 February 2020

The Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challege February 2020

I've been having fun creating on a burlap page in my Dina Wakely Journal.

I've added all kinds of scrap papers and images, along with stamped butterflies from one of  Finnabair's stamp sets.

Our new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog launches today. Can you believe we are in February already!

We would love you to join in with the fun and share your projects using stamped images with us. Pop over to the blog and check out the terms and conditions (via the link above) to be in with a chance to will a fabulous prize or even a chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that.

Check out this great prize.

So get stamping and pop over to be in with a chance.

Happy Crafting, Elizabeth x

Thursday 6 February 2020

How to clean filthy stencils without breaking out into a sweat!

So last August I was lucky enough to go over to the Cadence Academy in Turkey.

I spent a wonderful week creating and learning all about the products, it was pure bliss! In total I think we created sixteen projects, and they weren't all small!!

We used some fabulous stencils, which we were give to take home along with our projects.

As you can see from the picture above the stencils were put through their paces. I know some people don't ever clean their stencils, but I'm not one of them. Stencils with fine details can get gunked up, and you loose the clarity of the image.

We used all types of mediums from glass paints, acrylic paints, pastes and of course the fabulous hybrid acrylics, which stick to everything!

So here's my guide to cleaning your stencils, without breaking into a sweat.

Pop a dishwasher tablet into a bowl or sink, and carefully add a couple of kettles of boiling water.

Once the dishwasher tablet has dissolved, add you dirty stencils to the water, making sure they are completely submerged.

Just look at all the gunk on this one..................

And didn't we use gorgeous colours and mediums on here, and keep in mind these have been like this for six months, yes six months!

So half an hour later, and a little light brushing over with a soft nail brush, the magic has happened.

All the stencils are clean, gunk free and ready for using again.

Now to clean the kitchen island :)

Happy Crafting,
Elizabeth x