Create & Craft TV shows next week

I’m back at Create and Craft next week (Tue 9th and Wed 10th), with a fabulous deal on the Big Shot Plus, along with some gorgeous dies. Since we are showcasing the Plus machine, we’ve got a couple of the Bigz Plus dies, one of which, this Hanging Wreath die, is one I hadn’t used before. I’m really loving it. I quite often buy chipboard wreath shapes for creating with, so I’m delighted that I can save money and just cut my own from now on.

The peach flowers are part of the wreath die, and the large flower is another die we have on the shows called Icelandic Poppy. I cut them all from the Sizzix floral foam.

I didn’t want to waste the piece that popped out of the centre of the wreath, so I used that as a little plaque.

Which brings me along nicely to the next die set on the show – the Feathered Friends set by Tim Holtz.

My shows are at midday on the 9th (double show), and 14.15 on the 10th.

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Sizzix Eileen Hull new releases

There are some lovely new dies in the Sizzix Chapter One release, and Eileen Hull has a really fabulous new journal die. It’s called the Folio Journal, and it creates a lovely square journal with lots of options to configure it in different ways.

As it’s easier to see in real life than photos, I’ve put together a couple of videos. The first is an overview and shows you her new dies, and the second video is an in-depth tutorial to make the journal above.

So here’s the first video

The second video is here

I just love the versatility you get with this die, and I think it’s going to get a lot of use this year!

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Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal

I’ve just uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel here showing how I made this wrapped journal using the Eileen Hull Wrapped journal, together with the Honeycomb Frenzy embossing folder and Winter Garland die set.

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Welcome

Welcome to my new blog, I’m glad you found your way here. After 13 years I finally decided to take the plunge and move my blog to a provider with better features. Back in 2007, Typepad was a great platform, but unfortunately it hasn’t really kept up with new technologies, so I’m hoping this new blog is going to be much easier to navigate, and there’s something quite refreshing about designing it from scratch, to have all the design features I’d like.

For my first couple of posts, I’m going to re-share a couple of projects I posted on my old blog, just so they don’t get lost as I make the transition.