Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

For this week's Friday Die Day I'm featuring a silver and white 
card using a couple of die sets plus a Glimmer plate.

It is quite a large square card, these larger cards showcase the dies beautifully.
White card mat, silver foil card and patterned paper.

Next some die cuts - Floral Tiara Topper cut from white card
and silver foil card.

White over the silver for a drop shadow.

with silver foil onto white card.
This is such a pretty plate with the option of the label inside or not.
I've applied a strip of patterned paper across.

Die cuts in place as arches top and bottom.

The foiled panel set in place with Crafty Foam Tape.

Decorated with number die cuts and the flower is Cinch and Go V.

Got carried away taking pics!

Items used with clickable links:

Hope you've all been able to enjoy some of the sunshine this week,
doens't it make a difference, everyone seems so much happier.
And talking of happy, I'm off to a craft retreat today.
A weekend in Norwich hosted by the Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin,
some familiar faces will be there along with some new people to 
meet, three classes and time to craft - it should be a lot of fun.

Take care friends and wishing you a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Made an impression...

Hello friends

Popping in for a quick blog post to share this little book project.
I've used one of the new Glimmer Hot Foil plates to emboss only.
This is Gilded Leaves, it is a set with both plates and dies.

I spritzed the craft card first with water and then ran it through
an emboss only sandwich.
The impression is really deep.

I then used Antique Linen distress in to age it up a little.

Rounded the corners - haven't done that for ages,
had to dust off my corner rounder!

Gilded Leaves is available on the website here
along with all Glimmer Plates and foil here.

Hope you are having this glorious weather?
Lots of indoor stuff is being abandoned and taking the opportunity
to be in the garden or walking Bella, making the most of
the sunshine in case this is our Summer, the seasons are so
out of sync it could be true! 

Take care friends, have a super day.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

STOP PRESS: 10% off all Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
products this weekend, please use the code:
at checkout on the website.

Whoosh and it is Friday again!
Hope you've had a good week and looking forward to the weekend.

This week I'm featuring a few items, including the Gilded Nested


I'm also using Gilded Trimmings Hot Foil Plate and 

To start, I matted copper/gold card onto ivory card base 
with E-Z Runner Grand.

Next, Gilded Nested Rectangles Hot Foil Plate
with copper foil onto Anna Griffin card and then cut using matching die set
to cut out perfect shape..
Also using copper foil, Gilded Trimmings Hot Foil Plate on AG card.

Bella Luce die set, the decorative oval centre cut from ivory card
and then sliced in half horizontally.
Attached to top and bottom of design.

Matted onto card base.

Ribbon wrapped around foiled Gilded Trimmings and attached
to card front with Crafty Foam Tape.

To finish, I attached little flowers and Hello sentiment.

Lots of pics!

Items used with clickable links:

This weekend I shall be in my tiny garden doing battle
with ivy, holly and a blackberry bush.
A new fence is going up between my neighbour and and it all needs
clearing first.  I've enlisted the help of Mitchell and a hedge trimmer,
I think I'll be the picker-upper! 

Take care friends, have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Crochet! Slightly obsessed...

Hello friends

Digressing from die cutting today to share with you 
my new found obsession - crochet!
Just over a month ago I saw on Instagram that you could
partake in The 100 Day Project.

#The100DayProject is a free art project that takes place online. 
Every spring, thousands of people all around the world 
commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.

I thought this was my opportunity to try something new.
I went online, purchased 6 x 50g balls of yarn and a crochet hook.

I then watched hours of YouTube videos especially Bella Coco Crochet.
She is a British lady, I quickly discovered that 
UK and US terms in crochet are different - goodness knows why!
I also discovered that I crochet holding both my yarn and hook in the same hand,
again...goodness knows why! 

So here is my crochet journey so far...

100 stitches for the foundation chain.

Sticking to the double crochet stitch, the only one I picked up quickly.

Getting eager and measuring it many times.

But also finding it totally relaxing, crochet and a cuppa.

Trying it for size!

She definitely claimed it as hers, from now on to be known as 
Bella's Blanket (BB).

The finished BB with a shell border - thankful for those YouTube videos!

I'm now venturing onto something a little more ambitious 
(and in between still loving my die cutting).  
So nice to dip into other things from time to time, 
actually must get back to my quilting!

I'm sharing my 100 Day Project on Instagram daily, if you are on IG,
you can find me here.
I have quite a few Instagram accounts, Bella has her own here
and I also have one for my tiny garden and my adventures into
making it look nice!

Should you wish to recreate this blanket here's all the info:

Yarn - 6 x 50g balls, King Cole Baby DK 
Hook - 5.00mm (I love the soft cushioned handle hooks)
Foundation chain - 100 stitches
Pattern - Double Crochet stitch throughout, chain 1 end of each row
Border - Shell stitch - YouTube
Finished size - 32 x 24 inches

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Fancy a Cuppa?

Hello friends

Fancy a floral cuppa?

Stopping by quickly as I want to share with you 
this tea cup card project I created for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 
who are taking part in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you follow the link here for all the details you can partake too,
lots and lots of prizes!

For the full tutorial on how to make this card please visit here.

And to purchase Scrapbook Adhesives products please pop
along to the website here.

Take care friends.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

I'm pretty much back on track with eyes, work and craft
so without further ado, here's this week's Friday Die Day.

I'm featuring one of my telly demos using Gilded Nested Rectangles -
the matching die set and Glimmer Plates - LOVE these!


We sold out of these straight away but new stock is arriving Monday.
Firstly I used two of the Glimmer plates, larger one onto patterned 
card - this is Anna Griffin and available on the website here.
Also I used the next size down Glimmer plate onto ivory card.
Used gold foil for both.

The dies are slightly larger so that you can cut outside
of the design and it matches perfectly.

The two sizes cut out.

Next matted Anna Griffin patterned card onto a card base
My E-Z Runner Grand in action.

Next, using the largest Gilded Rectangle die and mounting onto gold mirror card.

Cutting mutiple sentiments from scrap card and one from gold mirror card.

Assembling and gluing for a chunky sentiment.

Flower time - Cinch and Go V 
I've creased the petals along the middle and pinched them in for a slightly
different look.  I used a gold brad for the middle.
Those little leaves are included in this die set.

Beginning the card layers.

First glimmered piece...

Then the second with the chunky sentiment.

To finish multiple flowers and a little bit of gold twine.

Here come the photos...!

I was angling it as much as possible so you can see the gold glimmer.

Items used today with clickable links:

Wishing you all a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend,
look out for an offer on the website,
we will post it on Facebook too.
I'm hoping to be in the cabin, a bit of gardening, a little quilting 
and some crochet - it should be a 7 day weekend! 

Take care friends.

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