Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Getting something a little bit extra...

Hi Folks. Like most crafters, I like to get as much out of my crafting stash as I can. Trying to see things other than their intended use...
And that is defo the case with today's project!!

Yes, I see Baubles too... But where did they come from??

Recognise them now?? Hot Air Balloons..

Lob off the basket and Viola!! Baubles....
Opens up a whole new use for this die!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Spellbinders D Lite Die S2-056 Holly Twig and Leaves
Cheery Lynn Die B360 Hot Air Balloons

Friday, 25 October 2013

Just arrived...

Hi folks... Just to let you know, the new Do Crafts November promotion has arrived.. It's come in a little bit earlier than expected, but were not complaining!!

Just getting everything priced up and onto the shelves!! Go check it out...
See you soon.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

You'll either ....

... Love it or Hate it!!! Steampunk that is!! Just like Marmite! Which, as you may know.. I'm a fan of!!
Just getting a few samples ready for next weekend’s "Steampunk Christmas" workshop...

This little cheeky Chappie will be adorning the Pinnacles Christmas Tree this year, once he had served his purpose in the workshop that is!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die
Cheery Lynn B383 Owl with Gears Die

Monday, 21 October 2013

I somehow seem to...

...have made Steampunk "perdy", totally unintentional as I'm use to throwing lots of Ink and grunge at a project like this! But, it chose its own direction and I'm pretty happy with the results, even if it wasn't where I thought I'd be going with it!!

I've known that Cheery Lynn were releasing a selection of new dies to their Steampunk range for a while now, it was just a case of being patient until they arrived!!

I've used the smaller heart from the Hearts n Gears Die Set B378, cut out on a thin Gold Metal and sanded back to reveal the Silver core.

For the background, I embossed a "Special Touch" Mask (Mechanical) through the Big Shot Machine, adding a light coat of Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to highlight the embossing.

The Branches, for the Baubles to hang from, were cut form one of the new Spellbinders D-Lite Dies (S2-048 Sprigs).

The sentiment was a "Freebie" (gotta love a freebie) from Issue 60 of Creative Cardmaking Magazine, stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and Die cut with Spellbinders Cogs Die (S4-386).

Right, off to play with some of the other Steampunk Dies in the set, hopefully, this time I'll be able to "Butch" them up a bit more!!
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.

Friday, 11 October 2013

One more....

.... sample to share with you folks...

Today is going to be mostly a tidy up, as I've made quite a mess getting these samples ready... One more play this morning, maybe, and then operation tidy up must begin!!
Have a great day and thanks for checking us out.

Embossing Folder: Embossalicious 8" x 8" Folder - Chantilly Lace
Baubles - Spellbinders Die S4-344 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Memento Ink - Espresso Truffle
Poinsettia's - Fabric Paper (hand cut)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Just finishing some....

....samples for this Saturday's "Christmas Inc" all day workshop..

We've got lots of different stamping and inking techniques to get through, so it's ganna be a little bit messy but oh so much fun!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.