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

Friday, 8 September 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge



Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is underway, with lots of fabulous entries already.


There's still plenty of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize or even to be featured in the magazine it's self, so check out the entry rules and get creating!


Please do remember to add stamping to your project, after all we are a stamping challenge ;) and have fun.

I've water coloured and doodled with white Gelly Roll, in my Midori sized sketchbook, then added a sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine along with dinkie bubbles and numbers in water colour paint.

Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

IndigoBlu International Design Team Lead


I was very proud and super excited when Kay and Alfie asked me to be their International Design Team Lead for another year over at IndigoBlu. We have yet another amazing team lined up for this year, and I can't wait to start sharing all their gorgeous artwork with you.

Here's a sneaky peek at my first post over on the IndigoBlu Blog this morning.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Craft Stamper Challenge September 2017 - Take A Stamp


I've created something quick and simple for the launch of the September Challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog using a watercolour wash background, and some of the beautiful floral stamps from IndigoBlu's Victorian Garden stamp set. Simple but effective.

We have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Uniko check out these gorgeous sets.



All you have to do is share your projects that include stamping on them with us over at the Craft Stamper Blog 

Not only do we have the fabulous prize of those gorgeous stamps up for grabs, but as always there's a chance to be featured in the magazine as well, so cool!

Please take a moment first though to check out the entry requirements, we have so many stunning entries that can't be judged as they don't have the right links etc so please do check the rules out before linking your project.

So check out the details, get creating and enter for a chance to win!

Have fun.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 11 August 2017

Craft Stamper Magazines Take It Make It Challenge August Reminder


Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog for August is live and waiting for you to enter!

There's a fabulous prize up for grabs as well as a chance to feature in the magazine, how cool is that!!

So get creating, follow the link above and be in with a chance to win. Please do check out the entry requirements before linking your project, it's so sad when we have to disqualify fabulous entries.

Elizabeth x

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Craft Stamper Challenge - August 2017 - Take a Stamp



It's a new month and another new challenge has started at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog.
Where we would love you to share your projects that include stamping with us. We have a fabulous prize up for grabs, and as always the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self.

I've used the Mermaid stamp set by Santoro, added colour with my Koi watercolours, a sentiment using my Prisma Micron pen and I of course I had to add a few extra lashes around her eyes!



So to be in with a chance of winning, check out the entry details over on the blog (via the link above) and get creating, and just look at the fab prize you could win!


From our great sponsors this month :-





Wow who wouldn't want a chance of winning those fabulous goodies!

Happy Crafting, Elizabeth x