Friday, 1 August 2014

Blog Hop - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Graphic 45!

Friday, 1 August 2014
Hello friends
Welcome to Day 5!

Today, as a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® I am taking part
in a blog hop with Graphic 45!  It is a chance to be inspired and win prizes!
You all know how much I like Graphic 45 papers and my most recent favourite is
Botanical Tea so I couldn't resist using them on this book project.

I used two pieces of square chipboard and covered each side with the striped and dotted
papers from this collection.
 Easy and speedy to adhere with MyStik® Permanent Strips Dispenser - don't forget
you can personalise these dispensers.
I then discovered one of the papers had these little card images, they reminded
me of the cigarette cards you could collect years ago.  
I chose to set them out in a geometric pattern for the front cover,
placing Creative Photo Corners - Ivory on each one.

Inking the edges of them looks effective too. 
The die cuts added to the book cover are Sprigs, Back to Basics Tags and Blooms Three. 
I placed a tiny pearl on each Creative Photo Corner. 
 The finished book, the tag says 'Just For You' but I'm thinking it should say...
'Just For Me'! 

Here's all the details to enter the giveaway
*GIVEAWAY: Enter through the Rafflecopter app on each blog each day with a comment. Additional entries are available by commenting on our Instagram Page,  be sure to tell us your profile name on the Rafflecopter app. You can also enter a third time via Facebook. Either click through the Rafflecopter app to comment on our Facebook page, or click on the Giveaway tab on our Facebook page. Each day there will be 2-3 new blogs to visit, and you can enter each day!  Then visit Graphic 45 to enter their drawings too!*
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit these blogs too!

Beth Pingry    

Thank you for joining me today, if you are a regular visitor you may 
be curious as to where Friday Die Day is...! It will be back next week for sure.
Take care friends and have a brilliant weekend.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Edwardian Door

Thursday, 31 July 2014
Hello friends
Over on the Spellbinders website in the Featured Tutorials section
I have created three projects using Edwardian Door.

This is the 'Advanced' project and looks nothing like a door!
I used the middle section to look like a faux chest of drawers.
The 'drawers' are actually boxes - Square Petal Top Box.

I added my favourite Sprigs, Blooms Four and Elegant Ovals.
That's the fun of using Spellbinders dies, they can often be turned into something different.

I will soon be sharing the other projects using this lovely die,
I've got a real penchant for doors and windows!

Hope you are all having a good week, mine is speeding by!

Take care friends.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Cute Little Fellow...

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Hello friends
If you've been tuning in to the Spellbinders shows this week on
Create and Craft you will know it has been very festive. 
There have been some gorgeous new Christmas dies 
(which I will be stocking soon along with this little fellow....)
Winter Owl

The shows not only featured new but also visited some 
favourite Christmas dies from last year and before.
A lot of those samples and the projects demonstrated were made by the 
Design Team - to name just a couple, Teresa Horner created some of the
beautiful cards and the stunning festive scrapbook page is by Beck Beattie.
So much work goes on behind the scenes of these shows,
the entire Spellbinders Design Team deserve a pat on the back.

As mentioned the chocolate wrapper, card and tag, the concertina/stepped snow scene 
are a few of my designs and also this black and white card below.
Created with white card using Rustic Wreath 3D M-Bossabilities.
Two rows of ribbon to bottom of card, Layered Poinsettia cut from black 
cardstock and Merry Christmas stamped and cut/embossed with Back to Basics Tags.
The entire front panel mounted onto silver mirror card and then onto a black card base.
Simple but effective.

I'm back in the shop today creating, I'm pleased to say it is nice and cool in there,
we really are having a heatwave.

Take care friends.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Hello friends

Tuesday is here again and what do I have for you today?
Create your own backgrounds.
Die cut a shape - I've used Botanical Swirls, an expandable pattern die.
 Use your die cut as a mask to spray through.  I've used Glimmer Mist.
Wait for it to dry fully before removing the die cut.
And trimmed it makes a lovely background to your project.
I've used Carnation Creations for the flower, a little lace
and stamped sentiment.
Easy peasy really!
Think red background with Layered Poinsettia...
I'm mentioning Christmas again!

The winning ticket for July's Charity Kit will be drawn next week
so please hold on to your numbers.  I've got a great goodie bag this month!

Take care friends.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Still Festive!

Monday, 28 July 2014
Hello friends

I'm still on a festive theme and thought I would share another 
A gift bag created from Grand Labels Four.
The little rectangle stripe effect at the bottom is created by using E-Z Squares,
applied in a line, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.
 The Layered Poinsettia in a different colour looks just as effective,
these dies are available on the website.
Yesterday my card featured some machine sewing, 
I know it can sometimes be a bind getting out the sewing machine.
I purchased a cheap straight stitch machine from Dunelm Mill that I use specifically
for sewing paper craft projects.  All the details are here.

Had a fantastic evening yesterday meeting up with Kim from Spellbinders.
We chose to eat in an American restaurant...I said Kim could give them tips.
I promise to tell you more - typing this very very late and my bed is calling me.

Take care friends.

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