Thursday 12 September 2019

Eileen Hull Journal

Hi there!

To coincide with the Eileen Hull Paper Trail, we have been playing with some of Eileen's die's at CVC headquarters. It was my first time trying out these dies and I love them already! It's so easy and quick to make a professional looking book. 

The first one I used was the Journal die. Although this die is no longer available, there are so many others that would look great with this treatment (see the Eileen Hull Sizzix page.) I stuck some of the Stix2 cork on the front and back, but avoided the spine as I thought it might crack on the creases. I stuck the cork on afterwards, but in hindsight it would be better to stick it onto the card first and die cut it all together.  I stamped it with a script stamp using black Archival and painted the spine with Decoart Burnt Umber acrylic paint. 

I covered the label with some of Andy Skinner's Super Nova embossing powder. I think it gives a fabulous contrast to the cork. I finished the label off with a Prima Mechanicals embellishment. I stuck some Tim Holtz paper on the inside of the cover and used some copy paper inside, and bound it using 2mm black hat elastic.

I'm looking forward to trying out the new Pocket Notebook die, if there are any left after the workshops!

Thanks for stopping by!

Celia  x

Monday 2 September 2019

Visible Image Christmas 2019 stamp release

Hello it's Jane here today to showcase the new Visible Image Christmas stamps release. There are 6 new sets and they vary from mixed media to cute so there is something for everyone.

First up is Christmas Eve and's also my favourite.
  What is there not to love about this set as you can create town
 or country versions or both!
Also some gorgeous Christmas sentiments in the sentimental Christmas set. The sentiment I have used on both my cards above is taken from this.

Next is the brilliant Santa Claus
who has lots of fun accessory stamps including a brilliant pair of boot footprints.
There is a lovely background set called Christmas backgrounds

The words background stamp also works really well when repeat stamped and embossed as a textured background. I used an old Tim Holtz die set for the focal.

Snowman Jack is another fun set
 and in this sample I used the Christmas background words to make the mixed media background.
Finally, and very unique in my opinion, is the awesome Christmas Chaos mixed media set.
I made a pair of grungy tags with this set called Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

There are also 6 existing Visible Image Christmas sets which Susan also has in stock on the website plus lots of other sets and stencils.

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember that UK postage is FREE too...and... there are only 113 days til Christmas 😄⛄☃HO HO HO! Time to get those Christmas cards made.

Bye for now,

Jane x