Saturday, 28 June 2014

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue - BONUS VIDEO

Hello Everyone

Welcome along to Elizabeth's Craft Room - to my regular visitors and those popping by for the Inspirin' Inkin' blog hop. If you are following the blog hop, you will just have visited my lovely friend Caroline and seen her wonderful creations.

For those newbies, I do weekly tutorial videos, (Tuesdays), as well as offering lots of ideas and inspiration. As we have the blog hop - I have a bonus video for you. This is a project I am demonstrating at my new catalogue launch parties using the fabulous Traveller stamp set. Enjoy…

I hope you enjoy todays video - do hop on to see what the totally talented Tracy Lipscombe has made. (Hi Tracy *waves*) 

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 27 June 2014

MDF Heart Ornaments

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Today I am sharing a project I taught at my May classes. It was very popular with my lovely ladies and indeed was my favourite project of the year so far.

We took plain MDF hearts, covered them with Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped using the Happy Watercolour stamp set.

We made flowers using the Spiral Flower Die and daubed both them and the heart with Soft Suede ink the create a vintage effect. We used the soon-to-be-gone Little Leaves die and finished the heart with Gold Bakers Twine and Crochet Trim, (a bit hidden in the photo).

 I hope you like this project.

Back tomorrow with a blog hop featuring projects from our NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH!!! WOO HOO!!!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

VIDEO Paper Piecing Vases

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Today's video shows the technique of Paper Piecing and features the lovely Vivid Vases stamp set. Below I have three different versions of the same card - which do you like the best?

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Cupcake Creations

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Today I am sharing another retiring stamp set I am sad to see go - especially as it has a matching punch. We used it recently to make some cute cards.

The background is a journalling tag, (we are going to have lots more of these to choose from soon), and we stamped and decorated the individual cupcake elements and punched them out.

The greeting reads 'It's not about how many candles you blow out, but how many cupcakes you get!' A sentiment after my own heart!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

VIDEO Making a Feather card

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Today's card features a background and butterfly from the soon-to-be-retired Creative Elements stamp set. Contact me soon if you want it in your collection - once it is gone -it's gone for good!

It also features the simple but effective technique for creating beautiful feathers. Hope you enjoy it.

Back soon with more

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 14 June 2014

World Map - Lost in Indecision!

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Sometimes I stand at my craft desk to design a card, and it all goes perfectly. I don't lose anything in my heap of supplies, it don't stamp anything crooked and I love the design I come up with…..and then there are the other days! LOL

These designs happened on one of the other days. I had something in mind and I made about 4 versions and didn't like any of them. In the end I gave up and did something completely different - hence the two cards below.

Now because the design was for a class, I sent both designs to my team for a second opinion and what do you think? Half liked one, half liked the other! No help. :)

So I have decided to let my ladies choose on the night and have the supplies for both the flat, (left) and flip card (right) options.

So tell me - which would you choose to make?

(BTW I used World Map, Open Sea, and the Label Flipcard die).

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

VIDEO Quick Appreciation Card

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Everyone who buys from me gets a thank you. I really appreciate that they chose me as their Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Today I am sharing a quick appreciation card I made recently.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Something for Baby

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I had occasion to celebrate two new arrivals recently. Two of my lovely customers and friends welcomed new babies to their families.

I made cards, (of course), and also some little 'thank you' card packs - always useful to a new Mummy. I thought I would share with you today…

The first is a little punch art card - using 1" circle punch and scallop circle it is easy to create a cute baby girl. The greeting stamp comes from That's the Ticket.

The thank you cards were made using the Zoo Babies stamp set - this is just the cutest critter set you ever saw.

I used dimensionals to pop up the elephants' ears and a Top Note die sealed the packages. They look very bold in the photographs, (still working with my new photography set up), they are a bit more subtle in real life.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

VIDEO Pop-up card in a box & Disney Card

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***STOP PRESS*** If you haven't seen it, scroll down to the next post for details of the retirement list . Don't miss out - the Tulips from today's project are on there!

These cards have been everywhere! I have been demonstrating them at my spring events, and some of my lovely ladies have asked for a reminder, so they can make them at home.

I am also sharing a giant version I made for my SIL for a special birthday. Her gift from all the family was a trip to Walt Disney World - she was super excited when she opened her 'reveal' card. 

To create the castle I used the Square Lattice embossing folder, the Clockworks stamp set, Silver Glimmer Paper and Open Sea stamp set. On the back you can also see the Perfect Pennants and Around the World stamp sets - and my ONLY non-Stampin' Up! punch - the Mickey shape!
(Several of these items are about to retire - contact me for more info).

Hope you like! Back soon with more.

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 2 June 2014

Going….going…..gone! Stampin' Up! retirement list

Hello Everyone

Well it is that time of year again. Stampin' Up! need to make room in the warehouse for new goodies so for the next month we have the retirement list.

These are stamps, dies, punches, designer paper and accessories that are retiring for ever. They are just 'while stocks last' And once they are gone, they are gone for good. There are some items discounted - look for the red price.

My favourites are Clockworks - such a great set for a man card, and the background stamp En Francais, which has been very popular over the years. If you have the 2012-14 in colours, (Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals etc - you may want to quickly order re-inkers as those go out of stock very quickly.

See the full list HERE - you can order online or contact me in the usual way. I have an order going in on the evening of TUESDAY 2nd and another on the morning of THURSDAY 12th, but don't delay if you MUST have something…when it's gone…it's really gone.

The card below features the Clockworks stamp in the middle.

Love Elizabeth X