Tuesday, 30 December 2014

VIDEO - Twisty Turny Card!

Hello Everyone

This is a project I have been showing at workshops - both Christmas and this non-Christmas version. You can see both version on pictures below - I am featuring the Blackberry Bliss one in the video.

Hope you enjoy the video on this fun fold card

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Here is the White Christmas version...




Back on Saturday with a little set of cards for you. 


Love Elizabeth X

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Last call for Tiny Treat Boxes?

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing an alternative use of the Tiny Treat Boxes. I don't think, as I type, that they will be carrying over to the Spring/Summer catalogue - although personally I hope they do. So just in case, I am doing a quick share of a project you might like to make if you get them while you can!  (Updated to say - woo hoo! - happy dance - they are staying - shhh - you didn't hear it from me :) )

When my class ladies made up these boxes back in September, I gave them two options - Christmas or non-Christmas. Here was their non-festive choice.


We used the Typeset Speciality designer series paper and daubed the edges to make the panels look aged. We The greeting is from the Project Life stamp set Life's Adventure and we finished with Thick Bakers Twine in Baked Brown Sugar.

I hope you like what may be my final Tiny Treat Box!

Love Elizabeth X

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

VIDEO Happy Christmas and Swallowtail Embossed

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This is my last blog post before Christmas - so I will wish you all a happy and peaceful festive season.

Today's video features the beautiful Swallowtail background stamp and a spot of heat embossing too. Hope you like the project.





Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Forest Critters and Flowering Flourishes

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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