Category Archives: Sizzix

Eileen Hull – Pocket House = Chore holder

hello everyone!

today i am here to share with you a quick and easy project you can create using the Eileen Hull pocket house (https://www NULL.sizzix die!!

i am always looking for ways to use my dies in a different way and this is what i came up with this time!!   here is basically what i did.

  •  place a piece of fabric onto a piece of double sided adhesive.
  • cover a sheet of mat board (https://www NULL.sizzix double sided adhesive and cover with felt
  • die cut a house out of the fabric and two out of the felt/mat board
  • die cut one piece of mat board from the 3D die
  • using a strong adhesive place all together and decorate

i then just put together some tags which i had die cut and decorated with various chores on the back.    your child (or spouse LOL) can then just chose a tag each day/week and do assigned chores!

just one of so many ways this versatile die can be used!!!

and did you know that there is a new Maker Challenge happening over at Sizzix!!!!  I hope you get the chance to join in with this fabulous challenge. there are some fabulous prizes on offer.  just click on this photo for the direct link!

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i hope you have a chance to play along or to even just play!!

until next time






Eileen Hull heart and soul meets powertex!

Hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a project I created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull team  using the heart and soul die  (http://www NULL.sizzix and spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix but it is not your typical project…

I had taken a powertex class from the wonderful Cheryl Bogliali in 2016 at a  local retreat and fell in love with the product but alas didn’t really do much with it again until  I sat down with my sister and created our figurines …..  but the itch to create was still quite strong.   so when Eileen challenged her inspiration team this month to create using her dies in a different way …. well out came my powertex and Kunin felt  and well here is what I did

I started off by die cutting the flower and leaves out of Kunin felt. I opted to use the darker colours as I wasn’t sure how this project would turn out. I then soaked them in powertex making sure the felt was completely saturated

I then attached it to a bottle using some cotton and let it set for a very long time to dry…….  once it was completely dry I set out to add a bit of shimmer, a few stones and a dragonfly brad and this is what I came up with

a simple little wine cuff to attach to a bottle to add that little extra touch to a gift!

how do you use your Eileen Hull dies in a different way!!! do share with us and let us know!



Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #39 – Perfect Moment

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As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (https://l NULL.facebook NULL.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.html&h=ATNFabBnJvAIehr3JyEjrRAQaxSs240tST1KqDSrv3Mx8_sGDzM4zKVDWstHwao8Cfc2J8XMWOC9G0elUWoprg5KzAWJPpsDBMWJcIxYAPxa6G9iEhrjzD1h57VYlAmzEG7knIGzxfrjlEwNyImmbvmdijkeutTZ), and this month our theme is “Photo Inspiration” and this months we were lucky enough to partner up with Indigo Blu (http://www NULL.indigoblu!

i had received  the Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu the Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu and for my first challenge this month I am using the Floral Fantasty

but before I go further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot

my project I was so lucky to be able to create during my vacation week so work on it outside which made the drying process really fast.

I started working on one side of a sheet of water colour paper using DecoArt paints in warm colours, stamped along the edge and then flipped over and repeated on the other side using cool colours. then it was just a matter of fussy cutting the image out and layering them

I then cut a mini album (https://www NULL.sizzix matboard, sewed the outer edges, stamped my quote and butterfly and now it was just a matter of assembling.

I decided to add some white pen marks and pop dotted each layer before attaching to my book. so here you have it.. my finished project waiting to be filled / given away!

thanks for stopping by !!! now how about sharing what you can do with some altered embellishments!! join us over at MMM challenge post (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!


Supplies used:

Indigo Blu  stamps –  Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu, Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu
Sizzix die by Eileen Hull – mini album (https://www NULL.sizzix
Sizzix – matboard (https://www NULL.sizzix
DecoArt – media paints (http://decoart



Eileen Hull – July Journalling

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today I am here to share with you my latest project for the Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull

this project started last month spinning around in my head as I was cleaning up my studio.  if you recall in May we had a wonderful swap with Kunin felt and I have so very much left that I have been hoarding.. I am not sure about you but sometimes it is hard to make that first cut right!!

anyway with that said I did it!!

I started out by cutting my journal covers from the beautiful grey felt.. after admiring it for a while I needed to decide what to put on it…that is when I decided to decorate it with these flowers

and then i cut out some more in different felt colours until i had enough to decorate the front

here are the chosen colours…

now, if you know me, you know I am really not a stitcher because I find it hard to do anything in a straight clean line so I don’t happen to own any embroidery thread BUT you see my sister is a beautiful stitcher and recently she left a container at my place soooo.. RIGHT!!!  I started digging through her stash for just the right colours and then.. it needed a little something so I cut out the Sizzix Scoreboards die – Bird Sizzix Scoreboards die – Bird (http://www NULL.sizzix and attached her to the front

now….. what to do.. from the heart my projects are so I did a bit of research and found a site that had lists of things to be grateful for so I printed them out, stitched them into my journal and added the word gratitude to the front

i sewed bits of Eileen Hull paper onto each page to allow for some hidden spots to journal on…

and here you have it!

I hope you have stuck around and enjoyed reading/looking through my process. please do leave me a comment as well as jump on over to Eileen’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull page to see what my fellow design teamies are up too!





Eileen Hull and Stampotique

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this month Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull‘s Inspiration Team has collaborated with Stampotique (http://www NULL.stampotique stamps  to create some beautiful projects.. I hope you have checked them all out!!

today I am very excited to share with  the project I complete using Eileen Hull’s Passport Book (http://www NULL.shareasale NULL.cfm?u=1060939&b=572208&m=51987&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esizzix%2Ecom%2F660331%2Fsizzix%2Dscoreboards%2Dxl%2Ddie%2Dbook%2Dpassport) die.

how did i create such rich backgrounds…well let me tell you!!  I basically started out by removing the caps from the clearsnap containers and layered paint onto my craft mat. this paint is so rich..seriously you don’t need very much and it goes so so far!!

I repeated it with blends of warm colours on the back side and then layered the warm on the cool

I love how rich of a colour these are.. like seriously  Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blend inks in Stop (Red)!!

once the pieces were dry it was a matter of stitching around the outside and then I stamped Row Faces (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.html), one of my all time favourite stamps designed by the team of Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente, along the bottom of each piece to make them all blend together

I then stamped onto a separate piece of watercolour paper all the bits I wanted to add to my passport book . and to clean my stamps off I stamped them onto the above background just to add a bit more dimension!

I chose to use stamps designed by the fabulous and talented Kate Crane; the Scribble Angel (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.html) Angel Squared (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.html), Hold on Tight (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.html) and Guardian (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.html) and once stamped using archival ink I coloured them in using the colorbox ink and a waterbrush

and now for a few pictures .. okay a lot of pictures.. of the finished book. as you will see it is a little book meant to send someone on a scavenger hunt!!


I had so much fun creating this little book…. now to decide what to do with it!!!!

thanks for stopping by today. I hope you do take the time to visit Eileen’s page to see what the rest of month had brought you and check back next week for the recap on Eileen’s blog!