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  • Frameworks Tag

    Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

    Hi everyone...hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Today I have a easy tag made of Tim Holtz new  Frameworks Die to show you. Decorated with beautiful butterfly from Scrappy Cat


    Supply list:
    657900 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    659431 Sizzix Frameworks Die - Trellis
    658068 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Butterfly Set #3 
    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery   

    Paper: Chipboard, Manila cardstock. 
    Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection.
    Inks: Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence, Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold
    Other: Cheese Cloth, Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls

    How to do:
    Die cut Frameworks in chipboard with  Sizzix Frameworks Die - Trellis 
    Paint with Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence. Let it dry.


    Distress the edges with Distress ink Pad - Walnut Stain
    Die cut butterfly in Manila cardstock with Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Butterfly Set #3
    Color the butterfly with Distress ink  Pad - Dusty Concord, Frayed Burlap. Spray with Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold. 



     Die cut greenery with Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery   
    Glue cheese cloth, greenery and butterfly to the Frameworks. Add a bow in the top of the tag.


    Thanks for stopping by....wish you a great day ♥
    Anne Kristine

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    Heisann...håper du har hatt en fin påske....i dag har jeg en tag laget med de nye Tim Holtz Frameworks Die. Dekorert med en vakker sommerfugl fra Scrappy Cat.

    Materialer:
    657900 Sizzix Big Shot machine
    659431 Sizzix Frameworks Die - Trellis
    658068 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Butterfly Set #3

    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery   

    Papir: Chipboard, Manila kartong. 
    Stempler: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection.
    Inks: Distress ink Pad - Dusty Concord, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence, Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold
    Annet: Osteklut, Seam Binding bånd, perler

    Beskrivelse:
    Stans ut Frameworks i chipboard med  Sizzix Frameworks Die - Trellis 
    Mal med Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence. La det tørke.
    Distress kantene med Distress ink Pad - Walnut Stain
    Stans ut sommerfuglen i Manila kartong med Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Butterfly Set #3
    Farg sommerfuglen med Distress ink  Pad - Dusty Concord, Frayed Burlap. Spray med Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold.
    Stans ut en gren med Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery   
    Lim osteklut, gren og sommerfugl til Frameworks. Lim en sløyfe i toppen av tag'en.

    Takk for at du stikker innom og ønsker deg en herlig dag ♥
    Anne Kristine




     

  • Bookmark for two. Shadow die cutting

    Monday, 21 April, 2014

    Hi everybody!

    As you may know, next Wednesday is World Book Day and it is a great celebration in Catalonia, because we celebrate Sant Jordi (St. Georges) too. This Holiday, which celebrates love and reading and the streets are filled with roses and books, is actually my favorite holiday and I love taking a stroll around the streets of Barcelona and browse through the book stalls.



    It is very easy to create a shadow effect with Sizzix dies, as I did in this bookmark. You just have to die cut the same shape with black card stock and glue it a little bit to the side. I love the dimension of this simple technique.


    I designed this double bookmark so the book can be shared and read by two people at the time, but it creates also a cute embellishment if you leave the smallest tag out of the book.


    Happy Monday!
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    ¡Hola a todos!

    Seguramente sabréis que el miércoles es el Día Internacional del Libro y, en Catalunya, también Sant Jordi, una de mis fiestas favoritas, en las que las calles se llenan de rosas y libros. ¡Me encanta salir a pasear ese día por las calles de Barcelona y disfrutar de una fiesta tan bonita!

    Es  muy sencillo conseguir el efecto de sombra con los troqueles de Sizzix. Solo tenéis que troquelar una forma con cartulina negra y pegarla a la forma que quieras pero un poco hacia un lado. Me encanta el realce y la profundidad que se consigue con esta sencilla técnica.

    He diseñado este punto de libro para que se pueda usar por dos personas a la vez y que así se pueda compartir el libro y leerlo simultáneamente, pero también queda un adorno muy chulo si se deja la etiqueta pequeña colgando por fuera.

    ¡Feliz lunes!







  • A masculine card made with the die cut flowers?

    Monday, 21 April, 2014



    Often I hear crafters struggle for ideas to create cards for men. I am lucky that the men in my life like simple designs a style which comes natural to me. However, I do believe that there are a few things that men will like, mainly that the card is not feminine and that is mostly achieve by colours and embellishments rather than shapes.

    I loved this paper collection by Prima called Cartographer.


    I die cut the two rectangles using the Rectangles 2 Framelits which is a perfect A6 size and it frames from there downwardly so its perfect to create mats and layers. 
    The label I die cut using the larger label Framelit die from the Big Shot Starter Kit.


    I stamped the sentiment on to the patterned paper and die cut using the smaller label from the Big Shot Starter Kit.


    Then I die cut the flowers using the Big Shot Starter Kit framelit flower and the one included in the Sizzlit. I shaped them using the Susan's Garden Tool kit - which is excellent and really well put together.

    I finished the card by adding some Finnabair Prima metal embellishments and self adhesive black pearls.


    I hope at least some men will like this card!

  • mason jar pincushion

    Monday, 21 April, 2014


    



    Hi! Happy Easter!I hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend, and the Easter Bunny brought you lots of treats.

    I wanted to show you a nice and quick little hand sewing project that is perfect for using up those tiny tiny scraps of precious fabrics that you can't bear to throw away. If you have a look online (just google mason jar pincushion) you can find loads of different mason jar pincushion tutorials, and this is just the same except I pieced together some hexagons to make the fabric for the pincushion.



    Use the 3/4" hexagon die to cut hexagon papers, and the 1" hexagon die to cut the fabrics (my hexagons are actually 1/2" - I had a little pack of pre-cut papers, so I cut the fabrics with my 3/4" die, but using the slightly bigger papers will just speed things up a bit. I'm sorting through my precious scraps at the minute to make some kits to take to a retreat I'm going to as gifts).






  • Invitations 'Made Simple'

    Sunday, 20 April, 2014


    

    Hi there. 
    I hope your Easter is all you could wish for. 
    I know it has been a well needed break for me, and I am sure you loved getting some time
     to spend with friends and family.

    In my DT package from Sizzix I got some new and really cool dies, called 'Life Made Simple'. 
    They are great for the pocket page scrapbooker but can be used for so much more. 
    They are perfect as embellishments on a page much like a traditional journalling card or why not as lovely card toppers,...


    I love it when I get to use up some of my scraps. 
    I feel that you can never have too many cards in store.


    For both cards I used the large basic shape (659747) as a base on top of white cardstock. On the first card I used the embossing folder from the Big Shot starter kit to add texture. I also added a strip of contrasting cardstock behind the arrows to make them stand out even more.


    Also simlar on both cards is the double butterfly. Even here I used the Big Shot starter set. There is a Bigz die with the basic shape and a medium Sizzlits die with the ornate butterfly and as they are very conveniently  the same size :-)



    Sizzix products:

    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)

    659747 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK - Basics

    659755  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Smile for the Camera 

    Other products used:

    Paper: Bazzil cardstock, Heather Bailey paper pad.

    Letter stickers: My Little Shoe Box

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    Hejsan!
    Hoppas Påsken varit så lugn och rofylld ni kunnat önska!
    För min del ar det varit välbehövlig avkoppling, och jag gissar att ni alla som en njuter av 
    ledig tid med vänner och familj.

    I mitt DT-paket med härliga Sizzix produkter fanns de allra senaste 'Life Made Simple' diesen. 
    De passar såklart bra för en mer dokumentär typ av scrapbooking men är även perfekta som dekorationer typ som journalling cards eller som kortdekorationer.

    Jag gillar att använda slut på mina små pappersbitar som blivit över från andra projekt. - Och man kan ju inte ha för många kort på lager,... För båda korten använde jag den stora kort-formen(659747) som bas över vit cardstock. På det första använde jag även den embossing folder som följde med start kitet för att ge extra textur. Jag la en bit vit cardstock bakom raden av pilar så den skulle stå ut lite extra.

    En annan liknande sak på båda korten är den dubbla fjärillen. Även denna kom med i Big Shot starter set. Där finns en Bigz die med basformen och en medium Sizzlits die med den sirliga formen. Som av en tanke är de precis samma storlek!


    Sizzix products:

    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)

    659747 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK - Basics

    659755  Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Smile for the Camera 

    Other products used:

    Paper: Bazzil cardstock, Heather Bailey paper pad.

    Letter stickers: My Little Shoe Box

  • Saturday, 19 April, 2014


    Hello all!

    Today I would like to share with you my new layout. I like to use water color splashes and buttons in my projects and Sizzix rounds perfectly match them. I used here several kinds of rounds from 2 sets (the links are below).




    Looks like "chevrone" is going to be my another favourite die.


    Here are the dies I used:


    Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal) 658300


    Have a nice day!

    Olga

  • A fabric cover for my patchwork folder

    Saturday, 19 April, 2014


    Thanks  this new adventures with Sizzix , I needed something to schedule my projects. I love notebooks and then I decided to try one of the applique dies . 
    Heart is one of my favourite , so I planned a fabric cover for a folder I had bought for it.

    I´m in love with  Lecien prints, they are so romantic and so beautiful that I couldn ´t  resist to one of the last collections called " Flower Sugar" , do you know it ? 
    I choose the white and the blue one with some of my linen to make my fabric cover.






    Supply List :


    656335   Sizzix Bigz Die - Hearts, Primitive


    Binder  ( mine is 8.5"x 9 3/4 " )
    White, ecru or cream  linen 10"x11"
    Flower Sugar fabric by Lecien ( white background) :
     13" x 11" for the cover
     2" x 23" for a part of the lining
    1"x 11" sewing in one the flaps
    Flower Sugar fabric by Lecien ( blue background ) :
    9.5"x 23" for the lining
    6" x 3.5" for the heart
    23"x 11" batting
    fusible fleece
    11" x 0.5 " white lace
    Ribbon
    Buttons
    Frixion pen


    I have took the size of my binder before. You must to adjust your size to yours. All the measures I give you  include seams.
    First  sew the linen with the white fabric and  lay  the lace between them. Press and  handwrite the message with Frixion pen ( for the love of patchwork  ) . Onto the wrong side put the batting and do the   quilting. You can clean the pen just iroining over it.











    Now go for the heart using the Big Shot machine and the Heart die. I have chose the big one. Don´t forget to iron the double fusible on the back  side of the blue fabric. Center the heart using a template before and pin.
    Cut and iron on the linen. 






     Sew around the heart with the same colour thread  you used in the quilting . The ribbon must be down before sewing.
    On the right side of the linen stitch a fabric strip  ( 1"x 11" ) with a decorative stitch. This will be in the left flat.
    Take a look to the pictures to  make an idea.







    Sew the blue fabric with the other white and you will have the lining .
    Lay right side together, lining and cover , and sew around  leaving without sewing a little.
    Turn the right side and finish by hand.
    Do the flats  ( 2" width each one) and sew top and bottom




    Now do the finishing adding the ribbon to close and tie and maybe some button if you want. 









    And here it is my practical journal where I do my plans, ideas , take notes, pics of the finished projects , and everything  just done with Sizzix Dies !!!!



    I hope this will be a good idea to have all your projects keep in a nice place , ready to use, check and do


    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
    Love
    Mercedes


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    Gracias a esta nueva aventura con Sizzix, me vi en la necesidad de tener algo para programar mis proyectos. Ya sabéis que me  encantan los cuadernos y decidí probar con uno de mis troqueles preferidos, el corazones primitivos, en una funda para un archivador que había comprado.

    Me encantan las telas de Lecien , siempre con este toque romántico y tan bonito. No pude resistirme a una de sus últimas colecciones llamada “ Flower Sugar “, ¿la conoces ?
    Elegí dos de sus telas , una con el fondo en blanco  y otra en azul. Ambas tienen unos estampados preciosos de rosas.

    Materiales :

    Un archivador pequeño, el mío mide 22cm x 24.5cm comprado en Lecrerc
    25.5 cm x 24.5 cm de lino crudo
     Tela Flower Sugar de Lecien ( fondo blanco ) :
    34.5 cm x 28cm para la parte exterior.
    5cm  x 58.5 cm para una parte del forro
    2.5 cm x28 cm para una tira cosida en una de las solapas.

    Tela Flower Sugar de Lecien ( fondo azul ) :
    24.5 cm x 58.5 cm  para el forro
    15cm x 9 cm para el corazón
    58.5 cm x 28cm de guata
    entretela de doble cara para pegar con plancha
    Puntilla blanca 24.5 cm x 1.5 cm
    Cinta para el lazo de cierre
    Botones
    Bolígrafo Frixion


    Antes de empezar toma las medidas de tu archivador para ajustar. Las que yo indico ya  llevan incluídas las costuras.
    Primero cose el lino con la tela blanca , colocando en un extremo la puntilla entre ambas telas , puedes ayudarte de alfileres. Plancha por el derecho y escribe a mano  en el lino tu mensaje con el boli.Coloca la guata debajo dejando el derecho escrito listo para bordar. Puedes sujetar con alfileres. 
    Luego haz el bordado. El mío ha sido libre. La marca desaparecerá con la plancha. 

    Ahora haz el corazón con la máquina Big Shot y el troquel del corazón, en este caso el grande. Pon la entretela de doble cara por el revés, situa una plantilla de corazón en papel para centrar la flor.

    Corta y plánchalo  sober el lino. Borda alrededor habiendo colocado antes una parte de la cinta que luego cerrará el archivador.

    En el lado derecho del lino cose la tira estrecha para adornar y haz una puntada decorativa. Esta parte será la solapa izquierda.

    Cose la tela azul con la otra blanca y formarás con las dos  el forro.
    Sitúala revés con revés y cose alrededor dejando una parte libre para dar la vuelta y luego rematar a mano.




    Dobla hacia el interior para hacer las solapas  ( 5cm  de ancha) Cose toda la parte superior e inferior lo más cerca del borde que puedas.

    Termina añadiendo la otra cinta cosida por detrás a mano y sobre la que pondrás un botón.
    Coloca los adornos que quieras como algunos botones más o trocito de  cinta.
    Y aquí mi práctico cuaderno  para anotar mis planes, ideas, fotos de mis proyectos ,y todos hechos con los troqueles de Sizzix!!

    Espero que esta sea una buena manera para tener todos tus proyectos  guardados  en un bonito sitio , listos para trabajar. 

    Que tengas un maravilloso fin de semana
    Cariños
    Mercedes






  • Beautiful frame as a card shape

    Friday, 18 April, 2014

    
    Hello Sizzix fans! It's Karola here with something new from my craftroom! For today's post I would show you an unusual shaped card. 
    I absolutely LOVE to use an interesting shapes as a forms of my cards, I think it's a great way to try create something out of the box. The main role in my today's card playing a stunning frame, which I cut out using Framelits - Frame, fancy oval die. This shape of card is perfect for any occasion, especially for birthdays and weddings.


    And here are my cards, I made a year ago, using the same set of dies - Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Fancy Oval:


    Here are some tips on how to create a similar card:

    Sizzix supplies used:
    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
    657902 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Fancy Oval
    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
    658455 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Basket Weave & Honeycomb Set


    1. Using Big Shot machine, Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Fancy Oval (large frame) and a white cradstock (250 - 300 gsm), cut out a frame. 
    2. After cutting the large filigree frame you have also an oval. Use it to draw an oval shape onto folded card base (square 14 x 14 cm). Remember to leave a 1 - 1,5 cm folded space on your card base and 0,5 cm space around the oval edges. We need the final card base bigger than the orginal oval.
    3. Apply liquid glue on the edges of the oval card base and stick the frame on it. 
    4. Again, use the die-cut oval to trace the shape on patterned paper. Cut the oval along the drawn line. It will be our background of the card.
    5. You can emboss patterned oval shape using one of Sizzix Textured Expressions embossing folders. I used the honeycomb motif from Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Basket Weave & Honeycomb Set.
    6. Adhere an embossing oval in the centre of the card base (on the white frame), using 3D foam squares.
    7. It's the time for decorate your card. I using patterned chipboards, the flower and Sizzix dies to cut out beautiful motifs. I cut out the ivy leaves using Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery and the butterfly - using the die included to Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal).


    Thank you for visit us today! 
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!! 

    ~~ Karola ~~ 


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    Witajcie fani Sizzix-a! :) Tu znów Karola z kolejną inspiracją z mojego craftroomu! Na dziś przygotowałam kartkę w nietypowym kształcie, jednym z moich ulubionych. Absolutnie uwielbiam używać ciekawych kształtów jako form moich kartek, myślę, że to świetny sposób, aby trochę potrenować i popróbować tworzenie niecodziennych kartek a także kreatywne wyobrażenie o kartce okolicznościowej.
    Główną rolę w mojej kartce, którą Wam dziś prezentuję, pełni przepiękna ramka, którą wycięłam za pomocą wykrojnika z zestawu Framelits - Frame, fancy oval. Myślę, że to doskonały motyw do kartek na każdego rodzaju okazję, w szczególności do kartek urodzinowych i ślubnych.

    Oto kilka wskazówek, jak w prosty i szybki sposób wykonać podobną kartkę:

    Wykorzystane produkty Sizzix:
    658300 Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
    657902 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Fancy Oval
    659573 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
    658455 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Basket Weave & Honeycomb Set
    1. Za pomocą maszyny Big Shot, wykrojników z zestawu Framelits Die Set 4PK - Frame, Fancy Oval (duża ramka) oraz białego brystolu (250 - 300 g m/²), wytnij dekoracyjną ramkę.
    2. Po wycięciu ramki, powinien pozostać ci jeszcze owal (środek ramki). Użyj go do odrysowania owalu na złożonej bazie kartki (kwadratowa baza 14 x 14 cm). Podczas wycinania owalu, pamiętaj o dodaniu ok. 0,5 cm zapasu, ponieważ potrzebujemy bazy nieco większej niż oryginalny, wycięty wykrojnikiem owal. Nalezy też zostawić ok. 1 - 1,5 cm miejsca w miejscu złożenia bazy kartki. 
    3. Nałóż niewielką ilość kleju na brzegi owalnej bazy kartki a następnie naklej dekoracyjną ramkę. 
    4. Ponownie, używając owalu, który został wycięty wykrojnikiem, odrysuj kształt na kolorowym lub wzorzystym papierze do scrapbookingu. Wytnij owal wzdłuż narysowanej linii. Będzie to tło naszej kartki.
    5. Możesz dodatkowo wytłoczyć owalne, kolorowe tło za pomocą jednego z folderów do embossingu Sizzix. Ja użyłam folderu z motywem plastra miodu z zestawu: Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Basket Weave & Honeycomb Set.
    6. Wytłoczony owal przyklej za pomocą kostek 3D na środek białej ramki znajdującej się już na bazie naszej kartki.
    7. Pozostało ozdobić kartkę. Ja użyłam zadrukowanych tekturek, kwiatka oraz pieknych papierowych elementów, wyciętych za pomocą wykrojników Sizzix. Listki bluszczu wycięłam korzystając z wykrojnika Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery a ażurowego motylka - za pomocą wykrojnika dołączonego do zestawu startowego -  Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal).

    Dziękuję za odwiedziny na blogu Sizzix! 
    Życzę Wam wspaniałego, wielkanocnego weekendu! 

    ~~ Karola ~~

  • Easter Egg Birdhouse

    Friday, 18 April, 2014

    Happy Friday everyone, It's Anna with a new Sizzix project.
    Today I wanted to show you a quick and easy gift for Easter!
    I'm making a few of these birdhouses. They're filled with little easter eggs: a nice gift for kids to make for Easter.

    cafe creativo - big shot - easter box birdhouse - pasqua (1)

    These colorful houses would be so fun also to hang on branches in a vase for an Easter or Spring Decoration.

    cafe creativo - big shot - easter box birdhouse - pasqua (2)

    Begin by cut out the birdhouses from cardstock and patterned paper using the Big Shot machine and the ScoreBoards XL Die - Birdhouse, 3-D. Assemble any house according to directions with glue.
    I embellished the houses with some item to finish my birdhouses: for any house I used a branch cut out with Bigz Die - Garden Greens and a birdie, that I have stamp and cut out with Framelits Die Set 20PK w/Stamps - Birds & Tree.

    cafe creativo - big shot - easter box birdhouse - pasqua (3)

    I hope you enjoyed this projects. Thank you for the visit.
    Happy Easter!!!
     
    Items used:
    cardstock
    patterned papers
    ink pad
    glue

    cafe creativo - big shot - easter box birdhouse - pasqua (4)

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    Flag_of_Italy Per le amiche italiane! :)

    Buongiorno a tutti, sono Anna con un nuovo progetto Sizzix.
    Oggi volevo mostrarvi un regalo semplice e veloce per Pasqua!
    Sto facendo alcune di queste casette per uccellini che riempirò di ovetti di cioccolato, come regalino per i bambini nel giorno Pasqua.
    Queste casette colorate possono essere usate anche come decorazione primaverile, ad esempio appese su di un ramo in un vaso oppure potrebbero essere usate come segnaposti per il pranzo di Pasqua. Naturalmente possono diventare anche delle bomboniere, visto che questa stagione è piena di cerimonie!
    Ho creato queste casette con la mia Big Shot, utilizzando la fustella XL Birdhouse 3D e altre fustelle per la decorazione.
    Come fare: Iniziare tagliando le birdhouse dal cartoncino e dalla carta fantasia utilizzando appunto la ScoreBoards XL Die - Birdhouse, 3-D. Assemblare le casette secondo le istruzioni e incollare.
    Io ho deciso di abbellire le casette con un rametto tagliato con la bellissima Bigz Die - Garden Greens e un tenero uccellino, che ho timbro e tagliato grazie al set di timbri e fustelle coordinate Framelits Die Set 20PK w/Stamps - Birds & Tree. Anche il "sentiment" che ho incollato sul tetto è stato tagliato con una delle numerose fustelle del set. Ecco fatto!

    Spero vi sia piaciuto questo progetto. Grazie per il sostegno e per la visita :)
    Buona Pasqua!!!
     
    Materiali:
    cartoncini tinta unita colori pastello
    carte scrapbooking fantasia, colori pastello
    inchiostro nero per timbri
    colla

  • Spring hexagons

    Thursday, 17 April, 2014
    


    Hello again.
    I love this time of year - with light mornings and evenings I get to drive to work in the light and enjoy a beautiful drive along the A49 ( I know it's a bit slow and frustrating with lots of lorries and few places to overtake) which runs through some lovely countryside - I must admit that sometimes I'm tempted to take a detour to explore some of the countryside - but that will have to wait for a non work day!
    At the moment it seems as thought Spring is here and so I've looked out a project I started a while ago - but the colours are just perfect for this time of year - so I going to attempt to complete it in the next few weeks -

    I've used the Big Shot and the Bigz 1 1/4"Hexagon die http://www.sizzix.co.uk/catalog#q=659834 to cut the hexagons.
    I ironed fusible web onto the back of the fabrics before cutting out - so that I could then fuse them onto a backing fabric and applique in place - thus saving time.

    I'm not quite sure how this will develop at the moment - but I'm thinking of a table centre - so watch this space and see what develops.
    Enjoy the Easter weekend - if you're travelling I hope you don't get stuck in traffic - but, if you're not the driver, you could take some hexagons to hand piece just in case!!
    I've planned a breakfast party for some friends on Easter Monday - it means getting up at a ridiculous hour to bake bread rolls - but the smell is almost worth it and the taste of the breads with home made jams and lemon curd certainly are. Pictures next week!
    Angela
     

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