Tuesday, 2 September 2014

VIDEO - Tiny Treat Box

Hello Everyone

Well I don't know where this year is going - but the Autumn/Winter catalogue has arrived from Stampin' Up! Oh my goodness - you are going to love it! I had SUCH a hard time trying to decide what to show you, but decided to start with what I think is the best value in the book. Sweet little treat boxes … and you won't believe the price. Just check out my video to see more.

If you come to class with me, I have a catalogue waiting for you - if you can't wait, you can see it at my ONLINE STORE HERE right now.

Back on Saturday with something else to tempt you…. :)

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Flower Patch no. 2 & 3

Hello Everyone

Now I know everyone is showing you Christmas stuff right now - but I still have two Flower Patch projects to show you!

How cute is this one ?

I used the leaf stamps and layered them with the same colours, (Real Red and Pacific Point). I just stamped off to create the background leaf and stamped the internal design without stamping off.

I did a fancy fold too, Just scoring an inch or so from the right side and then folding the left hand side to match up in the middle. I find that is easier than measuring!

And this one is my favourite - love how easy it is to do the two step stamping and I was so happy with how this colour combination came out. Soft Sky and Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.

I am back with some festive planning on Tuesday - I have a treat box video for you. :)

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

VIDEO Awesome Flower Patch

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Today I am sharing a video on using the Flower Patch stamps and matching framelits. There are tips on the video - but since I filmed this I learned two more helpful tips….

1. When mounting the stamps on to your clear block, lay them face down and bring the block down on to them. It prevents accidentally stretching the stamp while mounting it.

2. When stamping the larger images, (like the Tangello Twist flower in the video), you will get a better result with a pad of grid paper or a pricking mat, (available in the Stampin' Up! catalogue), under the cardstock. When my class ladies stamped with only one sheet of grid paper, they struggled to get a clean image - but when we tried with the pricking mat it worked perfectly.

OK - now on with the video…

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Vintage Traveller

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Today it is back to Traveller, (have I mentioned I like that stamp set? LOL), and I have gone all vintage. These stamps can be used in so many ways, but this is the most obvious one. I have combined them with some other vintagey Stampin' Up! stamps and really like how they came up…come and have a closer look...

For this one I started with the World Map background stamp - which really could have been made to match this set. It is stamped on to Crumb Cake cardstock and daubed with Soft Suede ink. I used a stamp image from Postage Due and finished the card with Neutral Candy Dots and Baked Brown Sugar thick twine, knotted at attached to the back of the layer with sticky strip.

For this one I used the World Map again and the Tag Topper Punch. The greeting comes from Something to Say - which has some lovely sentiments.

On the final one I used the Post Card background stamp and Postage Due for the stamps. The greetings are once again from something to say. Really the main instruction for these cards is - if it moves daub it - if it stays still daub it!

I hope you liked my vintage take on this stamp set. Which one do you like?

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

VIDEO Blendabilites with a fancy fold

Hello Everyone

Today's video shows how to make this cute fancy fold card, (thank you my lovely upline Amanda for this fold design), and how to use the Blendabilities from Stampin' Up! Enjoy

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Bloom with Blendabilites

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Today's trio of cards are made using the Blendabilites alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! For those not familiar with this type of marker, they come in packs of 3 - a light, medium and dark tone of the same colour. The markers allow you to blend colours together for a beautiful effect. If you want to try this yourself, you will also need the Memento black ink - stazon is also alcohol based so will smear if you try to use it with Blendabilites.

I have a video coming up on Tuesday to show you more, but here are some of my projects made using the Bloom with Hope stamp set.

This one uses the skin tone markers for the pink flower. Skintones are actually a set of 6 pinks and browns which make a very useful set for all sorts of subjects - not just skin! The yellow is the Daffodil Delight set. The darker tones of this co-ordinate well with our Hello Honey colour too.

This next one shows the Real Red and Old Olive colour sets. Colouring with these markers is so easy and the effect is lovely.

And here is my favourite of the three. So vibrant. I first stamped direct on to the white and just coloured in with the palest red. Then I stamped again, coloured with all three reds and two yellows and then cut that flower out and popped it up on dimensionals. To me it looks real - I never thought I would be able to get that effect so easily. 

Pop back on Tuesday for a Blendabilites video - and if you want to order some for yourself, check out my online store here - and don't forget the Memento Ink if you don't already have some. :)

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

VIDEO Embellishment Box Hat

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Do you have a pile of those embellishment boxes? The ones the Stampin' Up! buttons and brads come in? I do - and today I am sharing a project to turn them into a cute hat shaped trinket box.

I hope you enjoyed the video. Why not dig out your old trinket boxes and make some pretty hats?!

Love Elizabeth X