Saturday, 5 September 2015

Halloween








Hi there,

right now I am looking forward to the upcoming Halloween time.
This tradition is not very widespread in Germany, but in recent years it has been celebrated more and more.

For our neighbors' children, I have made small candy boxes. I have used the Sizzix Movers & Shapers XL The 'Bag with flap' and decorated the small boxes with the Sizzix Thinlits layering frames. Great small gifts and done so quickly by the Big Shot Plus :)






Do you like the Halloween time just as much as I do?

Wish you a lovely Weekend.

Two different cards with one Thinlits Die Set








Hey guys,
what have you done in the past days? Autumn is near, and I just had the feeling to create some cards with leaves. Clean and simple, but I really love how they turned out. But instead of using leave dies I took the Thinlits Die Set with Intricate Tribal Flowers and made some tiny and pretty leaves. Normally they are for the flowers, but who else knows this than us? ;)





I really hope you like them. Are you in the mood for autumn now?

Here is the list of supplies I used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) #660515
Sizzix Accessory - Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies #656499
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint) #660522
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Intricate Tribal Florals
Sizzix Word Dies
Pattern paper, sewing machine and two blank cards

Have a nice weekend, xo Julia

Starting a Vintage Grandmother´s Flower Garden Quilt






Hi everyone! Today I come back to hexagons! How does it possible if I´m working in a hexagon quilt yet ? Yes, I know , but  since I worked with this big hexagon size in one of my block in my Inspiring me quilt I felt I wanted to do a new one. That´s all !
Anyway I continue sewing the first one and I hope I can show you some progress in some weeks.





As usual I started cutting a lot of regular white cardstock  with Sizzix Bigz Die - Hexagons, 1 1/4" Sides.  This die comes with four hexagons to cut so , you can get lay three card stock and get until 12 hexagons!!

Then  a bunch of fabrics , most of them in 30's Prints and  some Mary Rose Prints  with Sizzix Bigz Die - Hexagon, 2" Sides . I cut out a lot of cream fabric too. 
This die comes with only one big hexagon but you can cut out 8 fabrics in the same time and save time too .My idea is doing a three rings flower, so my last will be this cream.







Of course  all the pieces are sewn by hand. I don´t know how big will be this quilt but I hope to enjoy a lot because I have chose beautiful fabrics.



This  has been my big project during my holidays. I love carrying my " treasure hexagon box" with my  and I have had the possibility to do more than one flower traveling by car.




 And here it is what I have done so far.
They are big blocks so I hope  this quilt can grow fast.







Have a lovely weekend!
See you in two weeks.
Love!
Mercedes

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¡Hola a todo el mundo! ¡Hoy vuelvo con hexágonos ¡ ¿ Cómo es posible  si ya estoy trabajando en otro quilt  con ellos ?Pues sí, desde que cosí el de tamaño algo más grande en uno de los bloques  del quilt que estoy diseñando Inspiring me , sentí que quería hacer uno nuevo.
De cualquier modo , sigo trabajando en el primero y espero mostraros mis avances en algunas semanas.

Como ya es  habitual , empecé cortando un montón de patrones con cartulina blanca (los paquetes de DIN A 4 vienen estupendos para esto)  con el troquel de hexágonos de 1 ¼”  de lado.
La verdad es que puedes cortar muchos de golpe porque el troquel ya trae para cortar cuatro y si pones varias cartulinas  puedes conseguir 8 o 12 de una vez.

Luego hice lo mismo con  telas de estampados de colecciones  de los años 30 y algunas de  la colección de Mary Rose y el troquel de  hexágono de 2” de lado.También corté una buena montonera de tela crema lisa. Este troquel trae un solo hexágono pero puedes doblar la tela y cortar 8 piezas de una vez, con lo que te ahorras un montón de tiempo.
Mi idea es hacer  una flor de tres anillos , siendo el último  el color liso y que sirva para unir unas flores con otras.
Desde luego todas las piezas son cosidas  a mano. No sé todavía cómo será de grande  pero espero disfrutar con cada flor porque serán telas muy  bonitas.
Este ha sido mi gran proyecto durante las vacaciones y más de una vez se ha venido conmigo en coche.
Como resultan grandes bloques, espero que este quilt crezca con cierta rapidez.

Espero que disfrutes del fin de semana y te veo en quince días.
Cariños
Mercedes





Friday, 4 September 2015

Fall is here.....Pumkin Homedeko....









Hello there...

the first days of fall are already gone... it is getting colder,
leaves are falling..... and i am happy.

I am welcoming fall with new pumkin homedeko i have made with my BigShot Plus.

All you need to make your own:
Sizzlitz Deko-Strips (for example this one, or those [i took those...])
Sizzix Leaves (Ich hab das hier verwendet)
Papers of course
4 buttons for each pumkin
and wire...














Have a great weekend, Stephanie

Watercolour hello card




Hi Sizzix friends!!!

This week has started a new month, light changes, colours change too … So today I wanted to show you a cute card I’ve created inspired on September, that includes a step by step to create this watercolour background. 


I’ve used the embossing folder botany decoration for the background and to achive the watercolour effect I’ve used my distress ink. I’ve also used the floral wreath, the layering frames and the hello word dies to create this cute card. 


Here are the steps for the background:


Ink the embossing folder with distress ink.



Spray with water all the surface.



Make the sandwich using a watercolour paper.



This is the beautiful result of this process !!!


Now is time to die-cut all the pieces:


The magnetic platform is a good choice to use with the thinlits!!!



 I’ve also used the brush to remove the die-cuts.





And here are more detailed images of the card:




These leaves are beautiful !!! 





To create this card I’ve also used fabric in one of the layers and I've glued the different layers using the 3D adhsesive foam. 


I have used the following Sizzix products:

Other products:
  • Cardstock
  • Chipboard
  • Fabric
  • Adhesive pearls
  • Distress ink


I hope this  watercolour effect  card has inspired you.  Thanks for your visit!


Have a creative and happy Friday!


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¡Hola a todos!

Esta semana hemos estrenado un nuevo mes, donde la luz cambia, los colores también... Así que hoy os quería enseñar la tarjeta que realizado inspirada en septiembre que incluye un pequeño paso a paso de cómo he creado este fondo efecto acuarela. 

Para el fondo he utilizado esta preciosa carpeta de repujado botany decoration y para conseguir el efecto acuarela he usado la tinta distress. Tambié he utilizado los troqueles floral wreath, el layering frames y el hello word para acabar de dar forma a esta tarjeta. 

Estos son los pasos para el fondo:

Entintar el interior de la carpetilla con la tinta distress como se indica en el foto.
Tirar agua con un vaporizador
Hacer el sandwich con un papel de acuarela o de alto gramaje.
El precioso recultado lo podéis apreciar en las fotos superiores.

Y ahora llega el turno a los troquelados, para ello he utilizado la base magnética que me va genial para los troqueles metálicos !!! Me he ayudado del cepillo para retirar las piezas más intricadas. 

Estas hojas me parecen preciosas!!!

Una vez tengo todo troquelado y cortado llega el momento de montar la tarjeta, he ido haciendo capas, en una de ellas he utilizado tela. 



He utilizado los siguientes productos de Sizzix:

Otros productos:
  • Carturlina
  • Cartón gris prensado
  • Tela
  • Perlas adhesivas
  • Distress ink



Espero que os haya resultado inspiradora esta sencilla tarjeta con efecto acuarela. ¡Gracias por la visita!

¡Feliz y creativo viernes!
Raquel

Pink and Gold Treat Bag with tag



Hey there! Anna here today with a quick project for all you.
I cannot believe we have reached September already! In Italy it’s back-to-school time. Today I have a project for small gift for the student in your life. In fact, I share a tutorial step-by-step on a really fun gift or treat bag with perforated designs so glam!
This was made for Sizzix using the new Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall for Big Shot Plus (A4 size). I just love and adore this die! It's the perfect size to fill with treats!
 
big shot sizzix dies-treat box-bear tag by cafecreativo (1)
 
big shot sizzix dies-treat box-bear tag by cafecreativo (2)
 
I started by making the treat bag using the Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall.
 
diy tutorial-big shot sizzix dies-treat box-bear tag by cafecreativo
 
Once the bag was assembled and filled, I cut out a banner to close the gift bag.
I then used the Bigz die to create the tag base.
I have embellished the tag with the sweet white Bear. I added to composition another small tag cut out with Thinlits Plus and the word "Smile" from Best Friends collection by Craft Asylum (as the bear).
I simply threaded baker twine through the tag hole, and I secured with a pink mini cloth peg.
 
big shot sizzix dies-treat box-bear tag by cafecreativo (3)
 
Well I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope it inspires you to create these for your little gifts.
Happy crafting everyone! :)
 
Items used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine (660020)
Sizzix Accessory - Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies (660513)
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint) (660522)
Sizzix Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall (660840)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Friendship Bear (660902)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Friendship Expressions (660903)
Sizzix Bigz Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags (657188)

cardstocks: white, pale pink, brown, yellow, gold glitter
scrap of patterned paper
twine
mini cloth peg
 
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Per le amiche italiane! :)

Ehilà! Sono Anna e sono qui oggi con una nuova ispirazione.

Non riesco a crederci che siamo già a Settembre! Manca davvero poco all'inizio della scuola. Ci vuole quindi un regalino per superare lo stress da rientro. Per questo motivo, oggi condivido un tutorial passo-passo per realizzare un sacchetto regalo davvero favoloso, perchè ha dei disegni traforati a dir poco irresistibili! 

Il sacchetto è stato creato utilizzando la nuova Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall per la Big Shot Plus, in formato A4. Adoro questa fustella! E' estramamente versatile, perchè possiede due diversi disegni traforati da scegliere ed alcuni dettagli per la chiusura, compresa una piccola tag. La dimensione poi è quella ideale per caramelle o dolcetti! ;)

Ho iniziato creando il sacchetto con la fustella Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall. Ho scelto il disegno traforato con i fiori e l'ho posizionato all'interno della fustella, per creare un decoro su un solo lato del sacchetto.
L'ho assemblato e riempito con il regalino scelto, ho quindi tagliato un banner “doppio” da usare come chiusura. Il sacchetto è così finito!
Ho poi utilizzato la fustella Bigz per creare la base della tag.
Ho abbellito la tag con un dolce orsetto bianco. Ho aggiunto poi alla composizione un altra piccola tag tagliata sempre con la Thinlits Plus e la parola "Smile" della collezione Best Friends by Craft Asylum (così come l'orso).
Ho infilato lo spago attraverso il foro della tag ed ho fissato il tutto con con una mollettina. Finito!

Bene, spero vi sia piaciuto il mio progetto di oggi e che possa ispirarvi per la creazione dei vostri regalini.
Happy crafting a tutti! :)
 
 
Materiali:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine (660020)
Sizzix Accessory - Die Brush & Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin Dies (660513)
Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Mint) (660522)
Sizzix Thinlits Plus Die Set 8PK - Bag, Tall (660840)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Friendship Bear (660902)
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Friendship Expressions (660903)
Sizzix Bigz Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags (657188)

cartoncini: bianco, rosa pallido, marrone, giallo pallido, oro glitter
ritaglio di carta scrap
twine
mollettina rosa

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Back to school - kit bag



 It's the beginning of September and now suddenly it's back to school, and my granddaughter, Abi is starting school - so this week I'm making a little bag for her P.E. kit -
 


I have used 4 floral prints from the Little Bird Told Me fabric range from Lewis and Irene -
38cm x 30cms for the bag, and small pieces for the letters and flowers.
I fused web to the back of the fabrics for the letters and flowers before cutting them out - it makes it so much easier when stitching the shapes in place - no pins needed!
I used the Big Shot machine and the following dies to cut out the flowers and letters -
Flower, layers and leaves, by Dena Designs - 657690 -
http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657690/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-layers-leaves
for the capital  - Lollipop Shadow Capital letters - 657892
http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657892/sizzix-bigz-alphabet-set-4-dies-lollipop-shadow-capital-letters
and for the lower case letters - Lollipop Shadow Lower Case letters - 660112
http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/660112/sizzix-bigz-alphabet-set-4-dies-lollipop-shadow-lowercase-letters
Remember when cutting out letters the fabric needs to be right side down on the die because the letters and cut in reverse.
The letters and flowers were fused into place one side of the bag -
I placed the letters about 12cm from the bottom edge, and 5cm in from the edge, but this doesn't have to be exact., and added the flowers underneath and to one side. I stitched all the letters and flowers in place as this bag may take quite a bit of hard use!.
To make the bag I folded it in half, right sides together and stitched the side and bottom - leaving a 2cm opening 2.5cm from the top -
and I used a zig-zag stitch to neaten the raw edges.
A 1cm fold was made around the top edge, onto the wrong side, and then folded over again 2 .5cm and stitched down -

The opening in the side seam allows a ribbon to be threaded through as a drawstring.
The bad is complete and can be turned right side out ready for use. If you like you can pull the ribbon through so that the knot is hidden inside.
I think I might have to make a new bag for her big sister - but that can wait until later.
Next week is a mystery.
Have fun stitching.
Angela

Insta Mini Book by Karine



Hello everybody !

Hope you're fine ? Ready for a new mini book ? I m happy to present you my new “Insta book” for my next workshop in Greece ! Are you ready ?

Material :

Album : We R Memory Keepers
Papers : 4heures37, Crate Paper
Cardstock : Ephéméria
Alphabet : Jenni Bowlin Studio
Embellishments : Epheméria, Peebles
Labels, Stickers : Custom&Craft
Stamps : Aladine, Kési'Art, Bloomini Studio, Craft Origine
Inks : Versafine, Studio Calico
Washi Tape

Dies :

650515 : Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit
660804 : Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK-happiness-phrases

It's really fun scrapping a little book ! I really love playing with small details !

I used my Sizzix Dies as a finishing touch, for the decoration part.
The die “ Hello” is just perfect to welcome me in the nice island called Syros ! I advice you to glue it with a spray because the die is really cute and thin !

I wanted to bring a little texture to my book so I embossed a white cardstock with an embossing folder. I just add some stamps. Glue with 3D foam for more volume.

Here are some pictures for you !













Thank you for your visit !

Karine