Tuesday, 9 October 2018

New Release


I've been having fun with the new stamp set from Skull and Cross Buns along with their Stocking Stencil...


I've accessorised some Christmas cards with lace from Crafty Ribbons.


The bulk of the cards came about from my initial play with the stencil... I just grab some ink and card and played with no pressure.  I tried spraying ink through the stencil, stamping the stencil, filling the stencilled image with stamping...


As seems to be my current 'thing' they all feature foam tape for added dimension.


...which also creates wonderful shadows.


And there is a layout too...


I added a bunch of machine stitching on this layout to pull it all together.


Here are the process videos:



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Glittery Hands Box





Monday, 8 October 2018

Alpaca Wishes

Here is my first DT piece using the fantastic new Alpaca Wishes from StickerKitten.  Sarah did a Facebook live launch last night and you can order from the website now.


I started off with 100 ideas but settled on using the hot chocolate mugs first.  They are my favourite part of the kit and feature both as ephemera pieces and a clear stamp.


Here's the video:

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Stashbusting The Halfmade Projects


Here is the third in my Stashbust The Half-Made Projects series.


 I wrote the lyrics to Sound Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkle using my Silhouette sketch pens.  I loved it but didn't have the right photos so put it to the side and promptly forgot about it! 


I added some Shimmerz paint to the background.


 I know I'm not very up to date with my music tastes but this is my favourite song at the moment.


 The photos are quite fun too.  I layered three on top of each other and set the transparency so you could see all of them.  I printed them as a strip like you'd get from a booth.


Here's the process video:


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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Pretty My Page


Pretty My Page have this fab cut file... and it's available as a download or a pre-cut option for those who don't have machines.






It such an awesome file that you don't really need to do much beside add photos - instant scrapping if you like!


 I added some distress oxide ink behind the cut outs, added my photos and then couldn't bring myself to cover anything up!


I just added a small tag with the details and called it done.  It's one of my favourites at the moment.  Here's the video:


Monday, 1 October 2018

Stashbusting The Half Made Projects 2


The second instalment in my series finishing off as many half made projects as possible.


I had a watercolour background, a sheet of vellum cut to a lace pattern and a handful of bits from my desktop that matched.


When I cut on my Silhouette I tend to cut more than the file I want to use... if the machine is out I may as well cut a few extra, right?  Well, wrong.  This is how the half dones pile up!


I've got a few bits and bobs used.  A title, some butterflies and the lace but I still have loads of cut cut files.


I do love the lace cut on vellum.  I want to be more intentional and adventurous when it comes to cutting files.  I tend to stick to white card but vellum is a great option.

Here's the vid:




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