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  • Three Hearts Cushion

    Saturday, 21 June, 2014


    Hi to everyone, today I come back with another cushion, this time the Three Hearts Cushion that I have done using Sizzix dies .


    My cushion is 13" x 13"





    This technique is used to in scrapbooking and I wanted to do a chance on fabric.

    Supplies List :


    Scraps of fabrics for the hearts 
    6"x 5.5" fusible web
    14"x 9.5" floral fabric for the back
    14"x 2" floral fabric for the back
    14" x 5" linen fabric
    14"x 14" linen fabric 
    5" ribbon
    1 button




    First I chose my fabrics, some  in red ,pink and white on a dark linen I could get in our last trip to IKEA.


    Sew some little scraps changing the size of everyone .







    I  saw it can fit the die and press the fusible web on the back of the block before using the Big Shot machine.
    Then only  cut  and prepared the back of the cushion as usually.
    I centered  the three hearts on the linen and pinned





    It was the time to applicate the hearts with my sewing machine with red thread.




    And with the two parts finished  I sew  around right side together.





    Now , I ´ve got a confortable cushion for my chair  and spent time sewing in my pation.











    Hope you have a wonderful weekend
     
    Love
    Mercedes
     
     
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    Hola a todo el mundo, hoy regreso con otro  cojín , esta vez “ Tres corazones “ que he confeccionado  usando los troqueles de Sizzix.
     Mi cojín tiene una medida de 33cm x 33cm

    Esta técnica se usa también en scrapbooking and quería probar  a hacerlo sobre tela.

    Materiales:

    Trozos de tela para los corazones
    14cm x 15 cm de entretela para pegar con plancha.
    35.5 cm x 24cm de tela de florecitas para la trasera
    35.5 cm x 5cm de tela de flroecitas para la trasera
    35.5 cm x 12.5cm de lino
    35.5 cm x 35.5 cm de lino para el top del cojín
    12.5 cm de cinta para el cierre
    1 botón

    Primero elegí mis telas , algunas en rojos , rosas y blancos que irían sobre un lino  gris oscuro que compré en IKEA
    Cosí algunos trozos cambiando el tamaño de cada uno.
    Comprobé  la medida para el troquel de corazones y pegué con la plancha la entretela.
    Después corté los corazones con el troquel y preparé la trasera del cojín como es habitual.
    Centré los corazones  con alfileres y apliqué a máquina con hilo rojo sobe el cuadrado de lino.
    Monté el cojín dejando derecho con derecho y cosí alrededor.
    Ahora tengo un cómodo cojín para mi silla y  estar cosiendo en el patio.

    Que tengas un maravilloso fin de semana
    Cariños 
    Mercedes

  • Sweet and layered baby cards

    Friday, 20 June, 2014

    
    Hello Sizzix fans! Today I would like to show you two cards, created to celebrate the baby birth.
    Children are born during the whole year and you never know when you will need a beautiful card with congratulations for the happy parents. To create my today's cards I used one of my favorite dies - Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Plate - I just love it, it's incredibly versatile. Since I decided to cut out my graphics with images of children in a round shape, an openwork motif of the Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Plate fits perfectly here, as a background for round images. 



    I really like to add some extra decorations to cut-outs. This time, I embellished doily lace with small dots of 3D paint, imitating adhesive pearls. On my cards can not be missing flower, and if we talk about flowers - the leaves also are very important. I have to admit, not for the first time, that Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens is my favorite to cut leaves and twigs. This time after cutting the leaves, I covered them using heat embossing techinique. I did it quite freely, just to leave patterned paper visible in some places.
    I combined white and holographic embossing powder, so my leaves have an interesting texture and sparkle beautifully in the sun. As usual, I cut twigs into smaller pieces - this way you can get some more smaller leaves and arrange them evenly in the composition.



    Sizzix supplies used:

    Thank you for visit us today! 
    Have a wonderful weekend! 
    ~~ Karola ~~ 


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    Dziś chciałabym pokazać Wam dwie kartki, stworzone z okazji narodzin dziecka. Dzieci rodzą się przez cały rok i nigdy nie wiadomo kiedy będzie potrzebna piękna kartka z gratulacjami dla szczęśliwych rodziców oraz powitaniem maleństwa na świecie.
    Do stworzenia moich dzisiejszych kartek wykorzystałam wykrojnik Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Plate, przypominający koronkową serwetkę - uwielbiam go, jest niesamowicie uniwersalny. Ponieważ moje grafiki z wizerunkami dzieci postanowiłam wyciąć w kształt koła, okragły, ażurowy wzór z wykrojnika Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Plate idealnie tu pasował jako tło do okrągłych grafik. 
    Bardzo lubię dodatkowo ozdabiać wycinanki z wykrojników. Tym razem koronkowe serwetki ozdobiłam małymi kropkami z farbki 3D, imitującymi samoprzypelne perełki.
    Na moich kartkach nie może zabraknąć kwiatów, a jeśli mowa o kwiatach - muszą być też liście. Muszę przyznać, nie po raz pierwszy, że wykrojnik Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens jest moim ulubionym do wycinania liści i gałązek. Tym razem wycięte liście ozdobiłam pokrywając je embossingiem na gorąco, zrobiłam to dość niedbale, nieregularnie, aby zostawić widoczny wzorzysty papier w niektórych miejscach. Połączyłam biały i holograficzny puder do embossingu, dzięki czemu moje listki mają ciekawą teksturę oraz pięknie się mienią w słońcu. Jak zwykle wycięte gałązki pocięłam na mniejsze fragmenty - w ten sposób można uzyskać kilka mniejszych liści i rozłożyć je w kompozycji równomiernie.

    Wykorzystane produkty Sizzix:

    Dziękuję za dzisiejsze odwiedziny na naszym blogu i życzę Wam 
    wspaniałego, kreatywnego weekendu! 
    ~~ Karola ~~

  • Sunny layout by Karine

    Thursday, 19 June, 2014


    Hi everyone!

    Here is a new sunny page with my June pretty star!

    Supply list:

    Cardstock: American Crafts
    Alphabets: American Crafts
    Frame: Crate Paper
    Labels: October Afternoon, K Box Scrap Plaisir
    Wood Embellishments: Studio Calico
    Stickers: Studio Calico, Crate Paper
    Chipboards: Studio Calico
    Enamel Dots: Studio Calico
    Masking Tape
    Ink: Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
    Spray ink: Tattered Angels Rosey
    Chalk inks: Prima
    Stamps: Florilèges Design

    Dies:

    658778 : Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK-Birch trees & Candy Stripes Set
    659436 : Sizzix Bigz Die-Garden Greens
    656212 : Sizzix Bigz Die-Branch with leaves
    658300 : Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

    Start by realizing a mat for your picture. Here I used a white cardstock embossed with a diagonal strips patterned folder. Spray a bit of pink to colour it partially. Let it dry in the open. Glue your picture and a pretty pastel green frame as well.

    Cut two foliage shapes out of kraft paper and a sea green pattern paper. Then print some text stamps in light blue and pink on your foliage die cuts.

    Shade partially your page with the help of a cut’n dry foam piece and your Adirondack yellow ink.

    Add some 3D embellishments such as woodies or enamel dots.





    Your turn to play now! See you next week!

    Karine

    Bonjour tout le monde !

    Une nouvelle page ensoleillée avec mon joli modèle du mois de Juin !

    Matériel :

    Papiers : Crate Paper, Scrap Plaisir, American Crafts
    Cardstock : American Crafts
    Alphabets : American Crafts
    Cadre : Crate Paper
    Etiquettes : October Afternoon, K Box Scrap Plaisir
    Embellissements bois : Studio Calico
    Autocollants : Studio Calico, Crate Paper
    Chipboards : Studio Calico
    Enabel Dots : Studio Calico
    Masking Tape
    Encre : Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
    Encre en spray : Tattered Angels Rosey
    Encres Chalk : Prima
    Tampons : Florilèges Design

    Dies :

    658778 : Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK-Birch trees & Candy Stripes Set
    659436 : Sizzix Bigz Die-Garden Greens
    656212Sizzix Bigz Die-Branch with leaves
    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

    Commencez par envisager un mat pour votre photo. J'ai utilisé ici un cardstock blanc embossé avec une plaque rayures diagonales. Vaporisez en rose pour la teinter légèrement. Laissez sécher à l'air libre. Collez votre photo puis un joli cadre vert pastel.

    Découpez ensuite deux feuillages dans du kraft et un imprimé vert d'eau. Les découpes seront tamponnées avec des motifs textes en rose et en bleu clair.

    Ombrez ensuite partiellement votre page à l'aide d'un cut-n-dry et de votre encre Adirondack jaune.

    Complétez avec des petites décorations en volume telles du bois des pastilles autocollantes.

    A vous de jouer et à la semaine prochaine !

    Karine

  • Out of the Shadows!

    Wednesday, 18 June, 2014


    ShadowPress is here!!...For those of amongst you who have no idea what I'm talking about let me enlighten you!

    ShadowPress is the name of a new style of debossing folder which leaves the impression of the shadow of the letters rather than the letters themselves, confused?

    It's so hard to describe the concept; when it was explained to me my eyes glazed over in incomprehension too! They say 'A picture is worth a thousand words' so with that in mind let us cut to the chase and show you what ShadowPress can do!!

    The folders are the work of MrTim Holtz known for his innovative work in many crafting fields including die cutting and embossing. I am using the following folders and dies to create this weeks blog (click on the product to follow the link):

    I have restricted myself to ivory and black card for this project and I am also using one of my favourite products which is Treasure Pewter gilding wax. I folded an A5 piece of ivory card in half to form my base card together with a 21 x 9 cm rectangle of black card. I debossed then word 'hello' onto the front of the black card with my folder.... It's all starting to make sense now!!!



    I tore the base from the black card below the debossed word and started to gently rub the Treasure Pewter over the word with my finger tip gradually building up the silver patina. Its important not to apply too much and work in delicate circles. Once satisfied, I wrapped the black card around the base card. We can see how the debossed image is highlighted by the wax, it's a wicked effect and works equally well with acrylics, pastels etc.


    Next I Die-cut a line of birds from stiff black card and trimmed away the birds that I wanted to use with a craft knife before applying the gilding wax as before.

    Here's the finished card. I attached the birds with 3D foam pads and added a few pewter coloured 2mm adhesive pearl gems.


    I couldn't stop at one card so I returned to my old friend the Butterfly Frenzy decorative strip which we saw a few months back, I created the card in the same way but to get added dimension the the butterflies I gently curled the wing tips and folded them in the centre before applying to the card with a glue gun.


    I think these cards are quite modern and stylish as well as delivering maximum impact in return for minimum effort. I actually quite like to spend hours labouring over a project but sometimes we just want something quick and easy!

    Next week I'm going to return to my old friends the Framelits Circles...Can't wait!




  • Partial embossing

    Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

     
     
     
     
    This week I am back to making cards and I've made a very clean and simple card using what I termed partial embossing.
     

    I simply cut a white piece of light cardstock, placed the top part of the cardstock inside one of the folders from Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Swirls, Butterflies & Dragonflies Set. When I then ran it through my Big Shot only part of the cardstock got embossed.


    Next step was of course to pull the card together and again I kept it simple: Added some glitter tape, baker's twine, a sentiment and one half pearl and then I added the decorated cardstock to my card front using foam squares.

     
     
    I loved that it was so easy to achieve a clean look with the embossing on only part of the cardstock. Of course you could have two separate pieces of cardstock meeting under the glitter tape, but I think this is an easier way of achieving the same look.
     
     
    Supply list:
    Cardstock
    Baker's twine
    Half pearl (Kaisercraft)
    Stamp (Papertrey Ink)
    Glitter Tape (American Craft)
    Ink (VersaFine)
     
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    I denne uge er jeg vendt tilbage til kortmageriet, og jeg har lavet et meget enkelt kort ved hjælp af det, jeg kalder delvis embossing.
     
    Jeg skar simpelthen et stykke hvidt karton ud til kortforsiden, placerede toppen af kartonet i en af embossingfolderne fra Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Swirls, Butterflies & Dragonflies Set, og da jeg så løb det igennem min Big Shot blev kun en del af kartonet embosset.

    Det næste skridt var naturligvis at få et kort ud af det embossede karton og fortsat holde det enkelt: Jeg tilføjede glitter tape, baker's twine, en tekst og en enkelt halvperle, før jeg monterede det hele på kortbasen vha. 3d-puder.

    Jeg var begejstret over, hvor nemt det var at opnå det enkle fine look med delvist embossing. Naturligvis kunne man have haft to separate papirer, som mødtes under glitter tapen, men jeg tror, at det her er en nemmere måde at få det samme look.

     
    Ingredienser:
    Karton
    Baker's twine
    Havlperle (Kaisercraft)
    Stempel (Papertrey Ink)
    Glitter Tape (American Craft)
    Sværte (VersaFine)

  • Never give up....tag

    Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

    Hi to everyone:) Today I want to show you this tag I made.


    Sizzix products:
    Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900
    Sizzix Frameworks Die - Chevron 659428

    Other products:
    Pion Design papers My Precious Daughter
    cardboard white and kraft
    seam binding ribbon mint
    Stempelglede stamp from the set Follow Your Heart
    Distress Paints Bundled sage and Picket Fence
    Archival Ink Jet Black
    Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
    glue
    fastener

    How to do:
    1. Cut the framework out from white cardboard using Sizzix Frameworks Die - Chevron 659428.
    2. Apply crackle paint to the framework and allow to dry.
    3. Cut the tag size 8,5 cm × 16,5 cm from kraft cardboard and the patterned paper slightly smaller. Fit them together with sewing.
    4. Apply Distress paint Bundled Sage on to the edges and then fade a little with Distress paint Picket Fence, allow to dry.
    5. Cut the flowers out from the other patterned paper and glue to the tag.
    6. Stamp the sentiment, fasten the framework using fastener and glue the bow. That`s it:)

    Have a nice day, Minna

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    Moi:) Vaihteeksi tällainen nopeatekoinen tagikortti.

    Sizzix tarvikkeet:
    Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900
    Sizzix Frameworks Die - Chevron 659428

    Muut  tarvikkeet:
    Pion Design papereita My Precious Daughter
    valkoista ja kraft kartonkia
    saumanauhaa minttu
    Stempelglede tekstileima setistä Follow Your Heart
    Distress Paints Bundled sage ja Picket Fence
    Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
    liimaa
    nitoja

    Kuinka teet tämän:
    1. Leikkaa framework Sizzix Frameworks Die - Chevron 659428 stanssilla.
    2. Levitä frameworkiin Distress krakleerausmaalia Rock Candy ja anna kuivua.
    3. Leikkaa tagi kraft kartongista koko 8,5 cm × 16,5 cm ja kuviopaperi hieman sitä pienemmäksi. Kiinnitä toisiinsa ommellen.
    4. Levitä Distress Paint Bundled Sage reunoihin ja häivytä sitä Picket Fence maalilla, anna kuivua.
    5. Leikkaa kukat toisesta kuviopaperista ja liimaa tagiin.
    6. Leimaa teksti, kiinnitä framework nitojalla ja rusetti liimalla. Valmista:)

    Mukavaa keskiviikkoa, Minna

  • Happiness is not a...................

    Tuesday, 17 June, 2014

    Hi everyone, today i have a cart to show you
    Sizzix dies:
    Supply list:
    Stamp: KaiserCraft -way of life-
    Paper: Maja design-Coffee in the Arbour- 6x6
    Ink: Archival ink Watering can and Coffee
    ribbon, bottun, ponture paint.pink-3D foam
     
     
     
    Thanks for stopping by, wish you a great week
    Pia
    Hej alle
    I dag vil jeg vise et kort jeg har lavet
    Sizzix dies:
    Andre materialer:
    Stempler: KaiserCraft -way of life-
    Papir: Maja design-Coffee in the Arbour- 6x6
    Ink: Archival ink Watering can and Coffee
    bånd, knap, ponture paint.pink-3 d foam
    Tak fordi du kiggede forbi, ønsker dig en dejlig uge
    Pia

  • Your heart...

    Tuesday, 17 June, 2014


    Hi everyone... hope you had a great week...today I have a gift tag to show you.


    Supply list
    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
    659448 Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Chevron & Lattice Set
    658720 Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Frame
    656633  Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Baroque

    Papers: Watercolor cardstock, Sizzix packaging, old book paper
    Stamps: Unity Stamps
    Inks: Spray Mist Color Bloom - Lime Wedge
    Other: Sweetheart Blossom  - Wild Orchid Crafts, Seam Binding Ribbon, button

    How to do:
    Die cut gift tag in Sizzix packaging with Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Baroque and emboss it with Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Chevron & Lattice Set
    Color watercolor cardstock with Spray Mist Color Bloom - Lime Wedge and water. Let it dry.
    Die cut the frame with Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Frame
    Die cut hearts from  Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)


    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ♥
    Anne Kristine

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    Heisann...håper du har hatt en fin uke.. i dag har jeg en pakkelapp å vise deg.

    Materialer:
    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
    659448 Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Chevron & Lattice Set
    658720 Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Frame

    Papir: Akvarell kartong, Sizzix emballasje, gammel bokside
    Stempler: Unity Stamps
    Inks: Spray Mist Color Bloom - Lime Wedge
    Annet: Sweetheart Blossom  - Wild Orchid Crafts, Seam Binding bånd, knapp

    Beskrivelse:
    Stans ut gavelappen i Sizzix emballasje med Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Baroque og emboss med Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Chevron & Lattice Set
    Farg akvarell kartong med Spray Mist Color Bloom - Lime Wedge og vann. La det tørke.
    Stans ut rammen med Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Frame
    Stans ut hjerter med  Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)

    Takk for at du stikker innom her og ha en herlig dag ♥
    Anne Kristine

  • Clean and simple flower card with the Starter Kit

    Monday, 16 June, 2014

    Hi everybody!

    Today I was looking to my scraps folder and I decide to make a quick card to use some of them. I wanted a basic clean and simple card, that could be used in any occasion, so I grabbed my Big Shot machine and the Starter kit.




    As you can see I have used very few supplies, only some card and paper :) To create the flower leaves I have used the little heart framelit included in the kit. It complements very perfectly the flower :)

    Happy Monday!

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    ¡Hola a todos!

    Hoy estaba mirando mi carpeta de restos y he decidido hacer una tarjeta rápida para gastar algunos. Quería una tarjeta neutra, que pueda utilizar en cualquier ocasión, así que he cogido mi Big Shot y el starter Kit, que vienen genial para esto.

    Los materiales utilizado ya veis que son muy poquitos, apenas un poco de cartulina y papel decorado y unas perlitas. Para hacer las hojas de la flor he utilizado el troquel pequeño de corazón del kit que complementa la flor a la perfección :)

    ¡Feliz lunes!

  • Bentes Flowery Sunday post

    Sunday, 15 June, 2014



    Hello and happy Sunday to you!!

    Here in the south of Sweden we're enjoying a beautiful weekend and I hope the same for you wherever you are!!

    My daughter has been doing a major cleaning and sorting of her room and we found loads of loose pecils laying around. I decided to decorate a wooden pencilbox that I've had for along for her to keep them in.

    This is how it turned out:

     I used a frameworks die for the lattice work on my box. 
    As you may see my piece of lattice is double the length and yet there is no joint to be seen.
    That is because I cut out my lattice on a double piece of paper. I just make sure the die does not cut the very end of the pattern and that gives me a nice long piece. Look closely where it says 'here'.

     And this is the finished long piece. The middle is where it says 'here'.

    And some more close ups:



     Sizzix products I used:




    Other products are by Papirdesign.

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    He och trevlig söndag till er!


    Här i södra Sverige njuter vi av en vacker weekend och jag hoppas ni gör det samma var ni än är!
    Min dotter har haft storstädning på sitt rum och vi hittade en hel hög pennor, som jag bestämde mig för att ge ett hem. Jag har haft ett odekorerat pennskrin i trä liggande och nu var det lämpligt att plocka fram det.

    Så här blev det:

    Jag använde en frameworks die för 'lattice' mönstret. Som du ser så har mönstret blivit längre än själva die'en och där är ingen skarv. Detta beror på att jag placerade ett dubbelvikt papper på min die så att den inte skar riktigt ända ut på motivet. Man sparar ett par millimeter som gör att motivet hänger ihop. Titta på bilderna där det står 'here'.


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