Saturday, 20 December 2014

Forest Critters and Flowering Flourishes

Hello Everyone

I am almost ready for Christmas - but today I thought I would share a trio of projects I did a while ago - and are non-festive :) The first features the little mouse from Life in the Forest. This was a semi-CASE of a project I saw online - but can't find now to credit the original designer. (If it is you - let me know).  I loved the way she had her mice coming at different angles into a circle. I used the Hardwood background stamp - stamping in Mossy Meadow on to Old Olive cardstock.

The next card in similar colour way uses Flowering Flourishes for the stem and Flower Shop for the flowers. The flowers are coloured using Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

And for the final one - I am back to Life in the Forest and those cute little hedgehogs. I used the reflection technique to make the second hedgehog a mirror image and did masking to layer up the trees. The trees are coloured with the Old Olive Blendabilities, the Hedgehogs are done with the Skin Tones set. I stamped the toadstools and coloured in - highlighting the spots with the White Chalk Marker. 

Here is a little close up of the colouring - the background is done with daubers.

Hope you liked today's non-holiday projects. I will be back with one more video before Christmas day - see you Tuesday!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

VIDEO - Festive and non-festive tags

Hello Everyone

Today's video shows how to make a quick holiday or non-holiday tag using the Making Spirits Bright stamp set and Blendabilites Markers.

I do hope you enjoy the video.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Tea Lights in Festive Packaging

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing one of my December class projects. We have done stamped tea lights before - but I really wanted to use the cute stamps from Holiday Home and White Christmas - they are a great fit for these candles.

We made the little gift box using the Envelope Punch Board in Trim the Tree DSP and finished with cute Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding bow. 

I thought this would be a great gift to give to hostess over the festive season.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

VIDEO - Background Technique using Bubble Wrap

Hello Everyone

Today's video features a technique I have been sharing at my recent workshops - and don't worry if you are all Christmassed out - there are some non-festive versions below too!

I hope you enjoyed today's video and have a go at the technique yourself.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Blended Bloom in Old Olive

Hello Everyone

I thought I would do a non-festive project today. These Blended Bloom flowers are so much fun to colour and they look great in any of the Blendabilities colours - but you wouldn't  necessarily think it would work in green - but check out this Old Olive flower.

I love the way it seems to pop off the page. I stamped the background with more of the same stamp in Memento ink on Whisper White and the greeting comes from a set called Peace, Love and Cupcakes - love the font on that greeting.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

VIDEO Loving Lace!

Hello Everyone

Today's video features my newest stamp - the I Love Lace background stamp. The detail in it is amazing - hard to capture on the video - but hopefully you can see a little more it in the picture below.

Enjoy the video :)  -(whoops - forgot to add the video - thanks for the reminder lovely ladies!)

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Fancy Closure Bag

Hello Everyone

When my Curvy Keepsake die - I decided to have a play and see if I could use it to create a fun closure for a bag….and this is what I came up with.

I made a simple bag using the beautiful heavy duty Under the Tree speciality DSP.

I then cut two die cuts of using the Curvy Keepsake die in the red. I separated the closures,by removing the the slotted pieces from the base of the box. Those two I adhered to either side of the front of the bag - just gluing on the outer edges.  I used part of the base to flip over the top of the bag so it met the slots…if that makes sense! 

I finished with a tag, decorated with a greeting and some sequins. Hope you like today's project.

Love Elizabeth X