Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year (Old Dies)

WOW! Where did 2014 go to? One minute we are complaining that the Christmas chocolates are in the shop next to the the barbecue things and the next thing you know it's NEW YEARS EVE!!!

There have been some terrific die collections in the last 12 months and I am happy to report that there are lots on the way too! 

Some dies and folders are irreplaceable and will remain in my collection forever and a day. When I was trying to think of an idea for today's blog I found myself wishing that we had a champagne glass/bottle in one of our collections, (I know it's a New Years cliché but there is a good reason for that so I'm not going to fight against it!) That's when the Ovals Framelits set popped into my head.

I chose three suitable ovals and set about my task by die cutting two ivory ovals and one from gold glitter card before adding a tapered strip of ivory card. I trimmed the top off the large ivory oval along with the gold oval before punching a few holes in the gold ovals with a Crop-a-Dile leaving the resulting glitter circles for later.

I attached all the bits together to form my champagne glass using adhesive foam pads to add dimension. next I stamped the legend '2015' onto ivory card before trimming to size to form a tint tag, I also punched a hole in one end. Finally, I cut an asymmetric rectangle of pale gold card and embossed it using my trellis folder.
Here's the finished card. I added a satin bow and attached the tag with a jump ring. Simple yet effective I hope?

I hope you all have a wonderful 2015 and that you will continue to join me every Wednesday at 2pm for more adventures in Sizzix Land!!!

...That champagne looks very appealing, Don't worry, I always stop at two... maybe three but never more....

..... Honest!

Happy 2015

Can you believe it: Today is the very last day of 2014 and I hope it has been a wonderful year for you and yours. It sure has for me.

This week I've created yet another shaker card but this time I've made it a bright, busy New Year's card to ring in the new year. I find that using various phrase cards originally inteded for Project Life makes making shaker cards a breeze.

When making shaker cards it is a good idea to glue a few of the sequins in place and leave the rest shaking around. The ones that are attached makes the other cluster and hang on so that not all the shaker material ends at the bottom of the card.
With this I send you my very best wishes for the new year - may it be everything you hope for.
Supply list:
Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
Sizzix Accessory - Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies
Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Phrase Cards
Paperned Paper
Silverfoil Paper
Sequins - Fancy Pants
Letter Stickers - LilyBee
White gel pen
Clear cardstock
Foam adhesive

Tænk sig, i dag er det årets sidste dag. Jeg håber, at det har været et godt år for dig - det har det i hvert fald været for mig.

Endnu en gang har jeg lavet et shakerkort. Denne gang har jeg lavet et i dramatiske farver, der minder mig om nytårspynt og -fyrværkeri. Jeg har fundet, at det er super nemt at lave shakere, hvis man bruger Sizzix's phrase cards.

Når man laver shakers er det smart at lime nogle af palietterne fast, fordi de andre palietter samler sig om de fastlimede frem for at drysse ned i bunden af kortet. På den måde ser kortet også fint ud, når det står op.

Og med det vil jeg ønske dig et fantastisk nytår - jeg håber, det bliver et år, hvor dine drømme bliver opfyldt.
Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)
Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Phrase Cards
Mønstret papir
Palietter - Fancy Pants
Alfabetstickers - LilyBee
Hvid gelpen
3d puder

To a very special friend - card

Hello my friends:)  Here is my new card I made. It`s really simply and quick to make:)

Sizzix products:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Overall Patterns 659758
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Winged Beauties 659707

Other items:
Pion Design papers; Days of Winter, Alma`s Sewing room, My Precious Daughter
glue, tape

Cut the background size 11,5 cm × 16,5 cm. Cut also the "mesh" using one of the dies included set Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Overall Patterns 659758 and glue/sew it on to the backgroundpaper. Cut some stripes and take few paper pieces ( I have used pieces of cut patterns because I save everything!!)
Place them like aboce, cut the butterfly and glue it. Finally place the sentiment.

Happy crafting, Minna

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Moi pitkästä aikaa:) Tässä kortti jonka tein, nopea tehdä hyödyntäen pieniä palasia:)

Sizzix tarvikkeet:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Overall Patterns 659758
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Winged Beauties 659707

Muut tarvikkeet:
Pion Design paperit;  Days of Winter, Alma`s Sewing room, My Precious Daughter
liimaa, teippiä

Leikkaa taustapaperi kokoa 11,5 cm × 16,5 cm, leikkaa myös "verkko" stanssilla joka on setistä Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Overall Patterns 659758 ja liimaa/ompele se taustapaperiin. Leikkaa muutamia paperisuikaleita/raitoja ja ota muutama paperinpala (olen käyttänyt ylijäämät leikatuista taustoista, säästän kaiken!!)Kiinnitä nämä kuten kuvassa. Lopuksi leikkaa perhonen ja liimaa se korttiin ja sitten teksti:)


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

French Bow to your table

Hi everyone
Today I will show you and easy napkin ring. Now it is not long before we enter 2015 and on the last night It will make  your table so festive
Items I have used:
Sizzix Bigz French Bow 659621
Supply list
Paper: Frozen paper / Craft & You Design
ink: Vintage Photo / ranger
How to make:
Cut a Paper 15x 2,5  cm to make a ring and die cut the bow and glue it to the ring, so quick and easy

Thanks for stopping by, wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hej alle
I dag vil jeg vise en hurtig og nem servietring du kan lave ved at bruge denne fantastiske French Bow
det er ved at være sidste dag på året og vi går snart ind i 2015 så denne vil være med til at gøre din borddækning festlig
Items I have used:
Sizzix Bigz French Bow 659621
Andre materialer
Papir: Frozen paper / Craft & You Design
ink: Vintage Photo / ranger
Skær et stykke papir på 15x 2,5  cm for at lave ringen, udstans French bow og lim den på ringen, hurtigt og nemt
Tak fordi du kiggede forbi, ønsker dig et Rigtig Godt Nytår

Hearts by Lilith

Just before the start of a new year I think it is important to reflect on what the previous one has brought me and each year I my family is on the top of my little list. In this layout I wanted to put my relationship with my husband centre stage. There are very little photos of us two together and those I do have are precious. 
I used the  bigz basic shapes die which came in the starter kit. I cut out  couple of hearts, inked the edges and added some rub-ons to the larger one. Then I placed them over the layout, trying to keep the focus on the photo.

Sizzix Big shot Starter Kit, Other: OPen Book collection Crate Paper. 

Thank you for following me throughout the year and happy New Year to you all. May 2015 bring you lots of happiness, joy and creativity.

Monday, 29 December 2014

My Top 10 dies for 2014

    Hi everybody! Elena here. As I did in my las 2013 post today I want to share with you my Top 10 dies of 2014. You know I like dies that are very versatile and that can be used in many ways and all of these 10 can be used lots of times and for different occasions. Here is my list and an example of how I have used them. I hope you like them as much as I do!

    ¡Hola a todos!everybody! Tal como hice el año pasado en mi última entrada del año os pongo una lista de mi Top 10 troqueles de este año. Como sabéis, a mí me gusta que los troqueles se puedan utilizar de muchas maneras y en muchas ocasiones y todos estos pueden ser utilizados de infinitas maneras. Aquí os dejo mi lista y un ejemplo de cómo los he utilizado. ¡Espero que os gusten tanto como a mí!

I hope that you have a wonderful and happy 2015!! See you soon!!

Espero que tengáis un 2015 maravilloso y lleno de felicidad!! Nos vemos pronto!!

Cushion Confession

Confession time, very little sewing has taken place since my last post. Christmas most definitely got in the way and cooking (eating), liberating toys from their heavily fortified packaging and building lego well and truly took over.

There has been a bit of progress with the candy stripe cushion from last time though, it now has a chevron print back (which was torturous to match up along the opening and keep matching during sewing, not recommended!) and two button loops - although no buttons as yet.

There is binding fixed to the front and hand-sewing it over onto the back has begun...but only just.

It will be finished before the end of the year, promise!

Have a very happy, healthy and creative New Year x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

A Summer page in December.

Hi there.
Today I have a page for you that has nothing what so ever to do with Winter. :-)
I wanted to make a Summer page, I did. :-)

Here are a couple of close ups:
In this shot you see the Bigz alphabet die Block Talk. I cut out the letters from thin chipboard and I love the way they look. I dabbed them with some creamy brown chalk ink as well.

And here I used the Circle Scallop die:

Papers are from the Polish manufacturer Lemoncraft and chipboard word from Blue Fern Studios.

This is what I used :
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue & Teal)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK - Circles, Scallop
Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Block Talk Lowercase

Hej hej!
Idag har jag en sida att visa som inte alls har med vintern att göra. Jag var sugen på att göra en sommar-sida, så då gjorde jag detr! :-)
Här är några närbilder på detaljerna:
I den första biledn syns alfabetet jag tryckte ut av tunn chipboard bra. Det heter Bigz, Block Talk alfabet.
I den andra bilden syns den runda formen, Circles, scallop bra. 
Det är en av mina favoriter för tiden:-)

Sizzix produkterna jag använde är:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue & Teal)
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK - Circles, Scallop
Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Block Talk Lowercase

Tack för att du tittade inom!!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

A birthday card by Olga

Hello all!

Yesterday I had a birthday party so my new card is devoted to this wonderful day)) The card may seem complicated but it's really easy to make it and even kids can do this/ So my kids helped me to create it)) They die-cut some more balloons and were playing with them))

The products I used:

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 23PK - Card, Balloons Step-Ups