Friday, October 30, 2009

BUTTERFLY CARD TUTORIAL By Joy Taylor


Our Guest designer Joy has made a lovely Butterfly card Project that we would like to share with you today.







Products used:
Bazzill Cardstock - pink, brown and white
Cardstock: White
SilhouetteDigital Cutter
Hessian Cord
Bling:  Kaisercraft
Ranger Distress Ink Pads:Tattered Rose, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen
Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam 
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Antique Background and Everyday Sayings Set
Clear Embossing Powder
Adhesive:  Tombo Mono Multi and Dimensionals
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Ek Success Herma Dotto Repositional Glue Runner
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink


Method:
Kodak HTML EmailBrown Bazzil cardstock cut to measure 21.5cm x 14cm, scored and folded to create a card base.

Silhouette machine was used to cut the Butterfly (sized to fit the card) in Bazzil pink cardstock, which was then blended with Distress inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Brushed Corduroy to get the desired effect, adding and blending until you are pleased with the end result.

Next a piece of white cardstock measuring approximately 11cm x 5cm was stamped with Hero Arts Antique background stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder, this was then blended with distress inks, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and edges with Brushed Corduroy to give a tone on tone look.  A small strip on pink cardboard was then glued with Herma repositional glue tape runner to the centre of the antique background cardstock to create an accent.

A small piece of white cardstock was cut to make a tag which was stamped using Hero Arts Clear Designs Stamp Set Everyday Sayings, using "just saying hello" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The edges are blended with distress ink Antique Linen to add dimension to the tag, bling from Kaisercraft was then added.

These pieces were all then attatched to the Bazzil brown card base & hessian cord added to finish off.



Thanks for stopping by,
Evelyn







Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

NEW MAGNOLIA STAMPS - UNDER THE MISTLETOE & YUMMY FOR YOUR TUMMY COLLECTIONS


We are soon to have two new Magnolia Stamp Collections in our store:
"Under the Mistletoe Collection" & "A Little Yummy For Your Tummy Collection".
With so many cute new designs, it's going to be hard to resist them all! 




These gorgeous stamps come with EZ Mount already attached & ready to use with a Clear Acrylic Block.
The Pre-order for these stamps is now up on the website, so don't miss out on these cute little characters.


Click HERE to see these products in our store

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Saturday, October 24, 2009

NEW PRODUCTS - BOSSKUT DIES




The newly released Bosskut Wedding Silhouette & Flourish dies have just arrived.
These lovely new dies would be great for your layouts, cards or any other papercraft projects.
Silhouettes are perfect for making very quick & easy projects.


Bosskut dies are compatible with a Sizzix, Sidekick (smaller dies), Big Shot, BigKick, Cuttlebug or Quickutz Epic Six Die cutting machine (using the appropriate cutting mats or adapters).

How to cut Bosskuts in your Die cutting machine:
In a Sizzix Bigkick or Bigshot use with a multipurpose platform use with Tab 2 down & standard cutting mats.
In a Pull down handle Sizzix machine use a magnetic converter & adapter/s.
In a Cuttlebug use Cutting mats A+B+C

Click HERE to see these products in our store


Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn



Sunday, October 18, 2009

NEW PRODUCT - IMAGINISCE i-Top TOOL

 

The new Imaginisce i-Top Brad Maker Tools & accessories have just arrived.

You’re about to grip your new favorite tool!
The i-top transforms an ordinary brad into a custom accent in an easy 2 step process. Just place your paper and blank brads and give a little squeeze. It’s that easy!
You can even print a photo on paper & turn it into a brad,  there are so many possibilities!
Add glossy accents for your own epoxy like brads customized to reach all of your work!
You just can’t top it! The i-top tool comes equiped to make 16mm and 22mm brads, but purchase the large carriage (item 1310) for the ability to make 28mm brads.


 

Click HERE to see these products in our store
Click HERE to watch a video demonstration

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn





NEW PRODUCT - CROPPER HOPPER ZIP N FLIP STORAGE













 We just got in these great Zip N Flip storage systems by Cropper Hopper.
They are available in 2 sizes, Medium & Large.
Fantastic for storing lots of embellishments all in one place.
They can also provide great storage for your unmounted stamps.

The Medium one has 16 ziplock pockets per page & the Large has 8.
Each Pack contains 2 pages.
They can easily be stored in any 3 ring binder.

Great for when you need to take lots of supplies to a crop or craft weekend.
Click here to see these products in our store

Thanks for stopping by,

Evelyn





OWL CARD- by Joy Taylor


 We are very pleased to welcome Joy Taylor as our very first Guest designer. Joy made this cute owl card, first cutting out the owl & tree branch from Bazzill CS using her Quickutz Silhouette Digital Cutter.
She has used Cosmo Cricket DP Earth Love . The stamps used are Hero Arts Raindrop Background on kraft card & the Hello stamp is from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings Clear stamp set.
The EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch was used on the white CS strip behind the owl.
She has used Tattered Rose Distress ink on the owl body & added googly eyes.
He sure is a cutie!
Thanks for stopping by,
Evelyn





NEW PRODUCT - 12 x 12 CHIPBOARD SHEETS



We have had numerous requests for Chipboard sheets that can be used for Die Cutting to make your own dimensional embellishments for your layouts & cards.
We have now sourced it in different thicknesses that can be used in conjunction with different Die Brands and Machines.
I tested them using my Cuttlebug & have created a Die Cut Compatibility chart using the Chipboard to make it easier to select the appropriate thickness for your needs.

CRICUT EXPRESSION
Please note - The 0.6mm chipboard is also compatible with the Cricut Expression Machine.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Evelyn





 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MINI FOLDER ALBUM


Hello Everyone,
I was browsing some of my favourite blogs last night & found this great little album made from a simple tabbed manilla folder, so thought I would share it with you.
With Christmas fast approaching, I thought these might make a very nice & inexpensive gift.

The technique comes from a very talented lady, Taylor VanBruggen, Iowa USA.
Click HERE to read her tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by,
Evelyn



 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

NEW PRODUTCS - C.C. DESIGNS STAMPS




Just arrived !

Have you seen the new unmounted stamps from C.C. Designs ?
From Sugar Plums & Swiss Pixies to Kiki La Rue......aren't they are just the cutest little characters you have ever seen?


Click here to see all of these products in our  store

Cute Project ideas courtesy of C.C. Designs

Evelyn



Saturday, October 3, 2009

NEW PRODUCTS - CUTTLEBUG CHRISTMAS 2009 EMBOSSING FOLDERS

New Limited Edition
Cuttlebug Christmas 2009 Embossing Folders are here!



All the new Cuttlebug Christmas 2009 Embossing Folders have now arrived except for the re-released
Lace Christmas Tree.
All Paid Preorders that did not include Lace Tree Folders have now been despatched.
We are hoping to have the Lace Tree Folders in stock soon.

Click here to view these products in our store.

Evelyn



Thursday, October 1, 2009

COPIC CIAO MARKER SETS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

Pre-order yours now & save!

The Preorder for the Copic CIAO Marker Sets, has now been loaded onto the website. These sets offer great savings & are due to arrive here some time in November.
We will soon also be offering Copic accessories, blender pens & we will have an increased range of the CIAO single marker colours available.


Click here to read some great info, hints &  stamping tips on Copic markers.

Click here to view Copic Marker Tutorials


Click here to view these Preorder sets in our store.

Evelyn