Wednesday 30 September 2015

Candy Cane Card Front by Teresa

Hello everyone

Today a warm hello to Angel Teresa who is sharing with us
her first DT project.

Teresa has made a lovely card using Candy Cane Card Front,
this die is on sale on the website here.

Teresa chose to keep the design simple as the die does all the work, 
definitely a good die to use if you are batch making. 
It looks 3D just by adding different papers on top using foam squares.  

Another idea with the same die is tags.
Cutting the die cut and adding some embellishments looks wonderful.

Ingredients used:

Candy Cane Card Front.
Kraft card, white ink, wooden embellishments, ribbon, twine, patterned paper,
3D Foam Squares.

Thank you Teresa and please check out Teresa's blog here.

Back with more inspiration very soon.

Monday 28 September 2015

Majestic Oval by Carole

Hello everyone

Today featuring Angel Carole with her wonderful ideas using Majestic Oval.

Carole has chosen to create elegant table decorations,
a great idea and perfect for parties and Christmas.

Here she has created napkin ring, decorated jar, coaster and table confetti.

Carole is also sharing with us her thoughts on making her projects.

My project is with the Majestic Oval die set. I really enjoy decorating my Christmas table
and I thought this shape could be quite festive and made a welcome change
from the usual snowflakes (nothing wrong with a snowflake though).
So, as my design is very simple, I went for quantity instead!

As a newbie to paper crafting, I don't have a lot of supplies to tinker with yet
 (though my stash is growing quite nicely). My thoughts when I was chose for Elliott's Angels was that I would make do with what I had and use things from around the house and not buy something new every time. I'm also Mrs Minimal - I think two hearts on a card is a bit rash -
so the first die wasn't something I'd normally be attracted to as it's quite ornate.
But once I got going, I changed my mind. I loved it.

I had an old pickle jar in the garage and decorated that first.
I had the lovely pearlescent silver and grey papers left over from doing my friend's
 scrapbook for her new wedding boutique and I tend to like these colours better than the
traditional reds and greens for Christmas.

My house is a shrine to white. I put a tea light in the jar, but I might try to find some nice white glittery flowers for it for Christmas. I didn't have any silver or white ribbon,
 so I just cut a strip of paper to cover the neck, but I think I'll use ribbon for my
Christmas table. Same with the napkin rings.
They're just bound with a strip of paper and fixed with a dab of glue at the back,
but you could easily attach a ribbon. The flowers are Marisa's Bouquet which is one
of my favourites. You can do so much with it.
All I did to jazz them up was to emboss them and put a little crystal in the middle.

Then I got a bit carried away and thought it would make a nice cocktail coaster too,
so whipped one of those up as well.
But that's the way with crafting, one thing leads to another!
When I'd finished and had taken all my photos, I wished that I'd done it in orange and black for a classy Halloween dinner. I might do it yet.

Happy crafting! C : ) xx

Ingredients used:

Majestic Oval is available to purchase here.
Marisa's Bouquet is available to purchase here.
White and grey pearlescent card.

Thank you Carole and please check out Carole's blog here.

Back with more inspiration very soon.

Saturday 26 September 2015


Hello everyone

I've been working on the website and pleased to tell you that
the Platinum is available to purchase.

To confirm, machines are on their way to me right now
so I would be dispatching almost immediately. 
Following that it will be a special order item and dispatched within
one to two weeks.  Postage and packing is free!

A small stock of the XL Cutting Plates, Standard Plates 
and the Magnetic Platform are now in stock.

The Contour steel rule dies are also going to be arriving within the next few 
days so please check out those on the website here.

The Platinum is able to cut many mediums and will also take
your original wafer thin metal dies.
It is also compatible with Sizzix BigZ dies,
don't let Mum know that I said the word 'Sizzix'!

Spellbinders are featuring the Contour steel rule dies Darling Daisies
and Leaf Me Alone in this video here.
They are both available on the website.

If you want to take a look at the Platinum and purchase, please click here.

Have a good day everyone.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Victorian Medallion One by Sam - Moroccan Twist!

Hello everyone

Back today with another fantastic project by Angel Sam

Using Victorian Medallion One and rich colours, 
Sam has created a Moroccan feel to this card.

All the rich colours are achieved with glitter paint.

Ingredients used:

Victorian Medallion One is available to purchase here.
White pearl card. glitter paint, red, copper and brown. 
brown ribbon. brown dazzler. Square card. 
Spellbinders Grand Square die (discontinued but 6 x 6 Matting Basics work well).

Thank you Sam and please check out Sam's blog Craft Room Delights.

Back with more inspiration very soon.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Victorian Medallion One by Sam

Hello everyone

Today marks a first.
The first official Elliott's Angels Design Team project!

Angel Sam has made a stunning card using Victorian Medallion One.

Using various combinations of white pearl and white plain card it has a 
winter and frost feel to it. 

Looks very much like a large snowflake so good for Christmas cards.

Ingredients used:

Victorian Medallion One available to purchase here.
White pearl card, Stickles star dust, glitter paste, white round card, lace flower and brad.

Thank you Sam and please check out Sam's blog Craft Room Delights.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey yesterday,
there were some clear requests, mainly stamps, paper pads, distress inks and tools
so I will be shopping for those initially, keep an eye on the website!

Back with more inspiration very soon.

Monday 21 September 2015

Expanding the Shop

Hello Everyone.

I have decided to expand the online shop a little bit!
Don't panic, we are still mainly stocking Spellbinders products (if I don't mum may kill me!)
I only want to stock what you want, so I have decided to make a survey.

This survey is one question where you select what items you use when crafting,
 then press done.
If you would like to participate please click here.

Thank you everyone and I look forward to reading the results.

All the best.

Friday 18 September 2015


Hi everyone

A guest on my blog today.

I wanted to share with you today a fantastic Home decor piece
made by Yvonne, Spellbinders International Ambassador from the Netherlands.
You can visit her blog here.

Yvonne has added an assortment of Christmas die cuts including
Here is a close up picture of the Reindeer and Sleigh.

It would look fantastic on any mantlepiece this Christmas.

All the dies mentioned are available on the website,
if you click on the name of the die it takes you straight there.

Again, thanks to all those who applied to be on the Design Team.
I'm looking forward to having guest designers too so again,
watch out for messages in your inbox.

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Meet the Team

Hello everyone

I'm really proud to present the Elliott's Angels Design Team.

Please meet:

Donna Attwood from Wolverhampton.

Teresa Croucher from Bristol.

Rachel Macleod from Shetland.

Carole Matthews from Milton Keynes.

Samantha Wade from West Midlands.

Please pop over to the website here to read their full profiles
and links to their personal blogs.
I am really looking forward to showing you their projects very soon.
Let the crafting commence!

Monday 14 September 2015

Design Team Announcement

Hi everyone

Today I can announce the names of the Elliott's Angels
Design Team!

It was tough! So tough I could not make any decisions!
I have got to know so many of you and you've showed me great support,
I honestly wanted you all on the team.

I had to rely on the Judges and I know Mum was very thankful to Yvonne
being able to be the impartial Judge.

After hours of deliberation delighted to announce the team members are:

Donna Attwood

Teresa Croucher

Carole Matthews

Rachel Macleod

Samantha Wade


I will be featuring the designers in more detail this week with links to their blogs,
photos etc so please stop by to have a look.

Also for everyone who applied, your name has been placed in a draw,
look out for the winner who will be receiving a great set of Spellbinders dies.

Lots of thanks and looking forward to a fun creative time
with the new Design Team.

I think I'm supposed to be watching someone on the TV today,
maybe doing a bit of crafting with Spellbinders?

Friday 11 September 2015

Meet the Judges!

Hi everyone
Some serious judging has been going on for the last few days and
I thought it would be good to let you know who is going through all
the Design Team applications.
First a face you may recognise -
 Christine Emberson, Spellbinders International Ambassador - UK
(aka Mum!)

Second, this nice lady:
 Yvonne van de Grijp, Spellbinders International Ambassador - Netherlands
Yvonne blogs at PhoeBeez.
and thirdly - the Simon Cowell of the judging panel!
A decision will be made very soon, check back here and
definitely keep an eye on your email inbox!


Thursday 10 September 2015

New Products!

Hello Everyone

This post is to say that there are new products available to purchase on the website...
The Donna Salazar collection, this collection contains very nice ribbons and lace!

Mum has done a project containing some of these ribbons:
this one uses lace, denim and canvas.

Also in this collection we are selling a new E-Z stars runner, refills,
a dispenser for sticky stars - you can sprinkle those with glitter, heat emboss.

Also 3d foam swirls and keys!

If you would like to purchase any of these products or anything from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Click here

I will be back with news about the design team!

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