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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dilly Beans- Use a Diecut

 This time at Dilly beans, we want you to use a diecut on your creation.
I love these friendly snowmen. I have coloured them with copic pens.

 I have used a couple of snowflake dies from the sizzix calendar dies set and coloured them in glitter glue. The trim on the hats is covered with shaved ice.

 I have used glossy accents on the eyes and Graphic 45 papers.

Please pop over to the main blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Soojay xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Third post today! - Quick ChristmasCards

 I bought an 8" x 8" Graphic 45 pad at the ATDML ( well I bought a few!!) This one is Is "Twas the night before Christmas"  Love it.

 The Cards are just 4" x 4" and are SO quick to make.

 I have added some glossy accents and glitter glue.

 A few pearls..

 ...or gems. 

I just cut out a few elements and popped 3D foam pads on them.
of course i still have Millions to do,but that's another four done :)

Soojay xx

Scrapology's November Card

 This Month we are using the gorgeous colour palett below, provided by Karen.

  I have used a tecnique I saw on THIS blog to make the woven side of the card.

 I used woodgrain paper and some simple stories papers to layer up on my card.

Please go to the SCRAPOLOGY blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team and details of a loverly prize.

Homemade Beauty and Stuff for school

 Finally got the lip balm to the consistency that I wanted . I have made up 12 tins to add to Christmas Presants. Now waiting for more tins and Parma violet flavouring to arrive to make the next batch.

Bees Wax -2 oz
Avocado oil-2oz
Shea butter-2oz
Vitamin E oil- 20 drops
Coconut flavouring- 15 drops

Melt beeswax first in a double boiler,  ( or a glass jusg over a pan or water) .When melted add avocado oil and sitr until melted, lastly add shea butter over a lower heat  along with the vitamin E oil ( you could use a couple of capsules cut open) and the flavouring. You need to play with the amounts to get the consistency that you like, bees wax makes it hard so so may want less of that but if you are making tubes , you may need it harder. You could also scrape in a little pink mica powder if you want colour a blusher is great for this. Leave to set - I put mine in the fridge over night. DO not touch or you will leave a nice finger print in it.


I was asked to make a book for a child who has lost their parents at school because they wanted to "do" something around Christmas time in thier memory. I made a maze book and as it was SO easy, I made four more - Just incase.
Instructions here  They take about 5 mins to make (undecorated)

Soojay xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Dilly Beans -Thankful

 The New Challenge at Dilly Beans is "thankful" .
My image is coloured with copics and I have used the last pieces of a MME 6" x 6" pad .

 A really simple card with a little glossy accents on the eyes and six dots of liquid pearls.
The sentiment is always the hardest bit for me but i quite like the little flag.

Please go to the MAIN BLOG for details of how to enter and some Fab designs from my fellow DT members.

Soojay xx

ATDML - part three

 Two more pages created at the ATDML retreat last weekend.
This is from Mels class and it was such fun.
We masked of an area and used gel medium with a little white paint to create a sunburst effect.
We stamped the die cut title with a woodgrain stamp and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Really pretty papers.

This paper was made from the Long weekend bonus kit . I just LOVED the butterfly paper and although I still have loads left, may need some more.

I popped glossy accents onto the red heart .

A close up of the cut out butterflies.

I STILL have more to show you but maybe next weekend.

Soojay xx

Saturday, 8 November 2014

ATDML - Part Two - Janes Class

 This class ( taught using Graphic 45 - Erie tale ) was taught by the Fabulous Jane Hewitt.
I had a few bits and one flower to finish at home.
We were given books to alter.
I loved making the flowers out of the scraps left over with straws, polystyrene balls and punched flowers. We also made a 3D pumkin- I popped some glitter on mine.

 The photo is of Megan and Holly , taken on holiday in Wales earlier this year.

 A close up of those flowers.

 The front of the book has been painted orange and then with black and crackle glaze.

Yes it even stands up !

Back with more soon.

Soojay xx