Tuesday, 21 October 2014

VIDEO - Making Spirits Bright with Blendies

Hello Everyone

Today's video features a really cute stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin' Up! it is called Making Spirits Bright and has loads of cocktail and champagne stamps.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Love Elizabeth X

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Last Call for Special Class

Hello Everyone

For those of my local customers I haven't seen this month - I have a few spaces left for my upcoming special class.

This is the Envelope Punch Board Class. You will learn how to make 9 different projects, (making as many on the evening as you wish - full instructions for you to take home so don't panic! LOL)

You will need to own an Envelope Punch Board to attend - but the class itself includes a full reel of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon - half a pack of Under The Tree Speciality Cardstock and all the other goodies you need to complete the projects and more.

The cost of the class is £25. I only have a few spaces on Thursday 30th October starting at 7pm.  First come, first served!

So I have time to order your supplies you must email me by Sunday 19th October if you wish to attend. 

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Angel Punch Art - inspired by Tracey W

Hello Everyone

 In our team we have a punch art princess. Her name is Tracey Walters - and if you have an old UK catalogue collection, you can see her picture as a hostess!

Well Tracey does amazing punch art of all kinds, and this is based on one of hers. We made it in class and the main parts, (dress and wings), are done with the Gift Bow die.

Other punches are 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, word window and scallop oval. The greeting is from White Christmas. The halo is done in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and we added sequins to her wings and her angel face is drawn on with the fine Project Life marker. I had some giant paper clips, so we made her into a book mark at class.

Thank you Tracey W for the inspiration.

Love Elizabeth X

VIDEO - Houses in the Snow - embossed with love!

Hello Everyone

Today's video was something I thought of as soon as I saw that Santa-and-Reindeer stamp in the Holiday Home stamp set. I thought of doing the effect on Night of Navy or Basic Black cardstock, but decided in the end to go for a softer look with Soft Suede.

Enjoy the video - I make a slightly different version to this one - come back and tell me which one you prefer.

Back on Saturday with a classic festive punch art project. 

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Traditional Christmas Ornament

Hello Everyone

Well after starting with pinks and lilacs for my first share of this stamp set, I decided to get all traditional and give you Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler today.

I coloured with a mixture of Blendabilites and markers and stamped the Ornamental Pine image on the background of the green card.

In this close up you can see I have fussy cut out another holly bunch and layered it up. It doesn't show too well, but I used Crystal Effects on the berries to make them shine and add dimension.

I have some blue options for you coming up on my blog - but perhaps you prefer traditional?

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

VIDEO - CASEing the catalogue!

Hello Everyone

Today's video is a semi-CASE (COPY & SHARE EVERYTHING) from the Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin' Up! I changed it up a tad - hope you like my video.

Do you feel inspired - why not reach for the catalogue and do your own CASE?

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Ornamental Pine Stamped Candle

Hello Everyone

Today's project is a candle stamped with the Ornamental Pine stamp set. I love this technique and taught it at my first ever class, (I must have been brave as it is not a beginners project!)

If you haven't done this, you stamp on tissue paper, (the wrapping kind, as thin as possible). You then place the tissue on the candle, wrap in wax paper or baking parchment and heat with a heat gun until the wax melts and the paper becomes incorporated into the candle.

In case you are wondering, they are perfectly safe to burn. The paper just disappears as the wax melts with it. I did some non-Christmas ones at a recent party, (thank you Jenny J), and I wanted to share this festive option too.

Hope you like it. :)

Love Elizabeth X