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Eileen Hull’s Vintage Travel Release – day 1

Hello everyone!! one of my favourite times of the year is here!! CHA TIME!!!

i am here today to show you the first of three post showcasing the new releases at CHA  by Eileen Hull – (http://www NULL.eileenhull Vintage Travel!! i am absolutely over the moon thrilled to be one of the first few lovelies who get to work, (you know i mean play) with Eileen’s newest collection!! AND to have my very own samples being displayed in the Sizzix booth at CHA!!!

here is a sneak peak of my creations:EH Collageand now for today i am going to show you my most favourite one….well until i show you my next most favourite one…my dream vintage travel case!!! (better known in the Eileen Hull collection by Sizzix  as the Train Case (http://www NULL.ellison

dream travel case
i covered the inside and outside using the Tim Holtz Destinations (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.html) collection  . the centre strips are creating from leather strips and the handles are painted gold
vintage case insidei used a mirror sheet and some foil strips on the inside lid and some more leather for the bottom . LOVE

dream vintage travel 2it is one of the cutest little projects i have ever created. loving loving the new line…wait until you see what is next!!
dream travel case backas i said before i am beyond thrilled to be a part of this team. there are a few other of the team who have posted their peaks/reveals today…do stop by their pages as well and see all the magnificent pieces they each created using the  Vintage Travel collection!!!

Lisa Hoel (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Michelle Zerull (http://michellezerull NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Nicole Wright (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.html)
Shelly Hickox (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.html)


DLP – week one

hello everyone and happy new year to you.
today marked the first day/prompt of the new year from the ladies over at Art to the 5th (https://arttothe5th NULL.squarespace – the original Document Life Project.
i am going to try really hard this year to make time for ME each week. i am spending the year focusing more on my heART, healing and health.
i will also be creating with the following design teams, the ladies from the Dream Team (http://artanthologyinc, creating 3D madness over at Artist on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock with some lovely creative ladies and last but not least, creating art with heart with Eileen Hull’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration Team.
yes.. it is indeed going to be a busy but i am so sure fulfilling year.
so here you go.. my first page in my Dylusions journal for DLP

i chose the colours of the day from our Resolution Run this morning… it was a good way to start my year!!
hope your day was just as good.

here is to 2015!!!

‘boxed’ gift!!

hello everyone. i am here to show you a quick and easy way to ‘wrap’ a gift with love

i started out using a die from Vintage Kitchen line by Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull, the cookie box (http://www NULL.sizzix
i also cut out an extra piece using the mirrored (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.HTML) sheet to which i added some specifically chosen words from remnant rubs (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.HTML) for that special someone


to decorate the cookie box i had run it through my vagabond using a texture fade (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.html) embossing folder.
i then used my distress ink pads, the winter collection, directly to the mat board. i then spritzed to blend the colours.
i repeated this technique onto my crinkle ribbon



i painted the insides of the lids using the silver paint and then inked the edges using vintage photo before putting it all together.



how cute is that for a quick and easy Christmas gift holder!!

there are so very many things to do with this die…do take a moment and jump on through Eileen’s site to see what the other Inspiration Team members have created so far with it.

i have linked this up to the ‘anything goes’ challenge over at simon says (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog monday challenge!!


Vintage Kitchen recipes

hello there!! i am here to showcase the Vintage Kitchen line by Eileen Hull. You can check out the entire Vintage Kitchen Sizzix collection HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix as well as see my original post showing my sneak peaks here

Well with this month’s  Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) challenge theme being Favorite Recipes, and since we are getting so much closer to the release date, we have been asked to show you how these dies can be used.

I started out creating this little vintage oven. i just knew when i started it it had to be teal and it had to be enamelled.  i started out by painting the whole thing then once dry i created the back white portion using Rangers enamel accents. i then proceeded to coat with embossing ink and heat setting UTEE until the whole oven was coated. when working the top of the oven i dropped the ‘elements’ into the hot UTEE. the oven handle was a quick idea using a label pull which i bent over the oven door. to finish off this project i used some left over mat board which i shaped into a mini book and enamelled to make the glass front in the door
Eileen Hull Vintage oven EH Vintage Oven frontEH Vintage oven - mini up close
EH Vintage Oven - inside mini













for my next project i was given the loaf pan die cut. so when is a loaf pan not a loaf pan…. when it is a pincushion!!

i started off by running it through my vagabond using the measuring embossing folder. i then covered the whole thing using distress inks, sanded and then using Archival ink i hit all hit spots to darken. i then coated the whole thing with gel medium because i wanted to be able to handle it for years to come.

Eileen Hull loaf pan embossed Eileen Hull loaf pan inked and sanded EH Loaf pan inked with Archival protecting loaf pan with gel medium

Eileen Hull loaf pan;pincushion

and last but not least here is my take using the canister
for the canister i stared off  cutting out the heart on what was to be the front and back of my canister. i then used various stencils and art anthology velvets and stone effects along with a couple of stamps and sandcastle coloration to complete the outside of my project
Eileen Hull cannister Eileen Hull canister with Art Anthology







absolutely loved  the different dimensions this gave in both texture and sight. i wish you could touch it!

to finish off my canister i added some idea-ology pieces to the lid and bottom to create legs. inside is a battery operated tea light







i hope you enjoyed my little review and had the opportunity to catch Eileen when she was on the paper trail.i also hope you have taken the opportunity this month to not only view all the pieces created by the design team but play along with Art with Heart Challenge!!

you never know when one of these may end up coming to live with you for you to create your very own!



hello everyone!!! i wanted to share my news with you all before i show you this months project  i created!!!

i was so excited this spring when i had the opportunity to meet Eileen Hull, the designer of those cute multi sized Artist Trading Blocks and then to be asked to join the official design team for The Artist on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock .. totally over joyed…. NOW i have also joined  Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team (http://www NULL.eileenhull!!!! BEYOND EXCITED HERE!!! totally honoured to be amongst all the women on both teams!!now onto this months creation!!

i have to start out by confessing i am so not a designer of anything halloween.. i LOVE seeing all the works of art created out there by so many talented folks but i could just never find my grove when attempting to create something ghoulish…. this is my attempt and i have to say i am pleased with the final result

so i started out using a couple of tim’s layering stencils (http://timholtz, shattered and harlequin as well as some distress ink and some clear rock candy glitter


and one tim holtz  on the fence (http://www NULL.sizzix die

IMG_3753i thought okay.. not too bad but what can i add to this so i kept going… i took out some of my crackle paint and added a coat to a few grungboard pieces (after i was done smelling all the grunge out of them!!! )

i had also cut out two branch tree (http://timholtz bigz dies and started colouring them with some dusty concord (http://timholtz distress stain and water…now i felt i was getting somewhere


so now this is getting better..more ghoulish like i think…so i started adding some distress  dusty concord stain  to my ATB’s….IMG_3765

i loved how the glitter was still glittering through the stainIMG_3766

and yup… i do get right into the creating process..i mean RIGHT IN!!!thank goodness for the craft scrubbie i say!!

loving loving loving the shine!! and sparkle of this rock candy glitter!



how spooky is this!!IMG_3782


i had created a specific background on a 12×12 canvas  using some Golden Crackle paste for the sky, some distress stains and a bit of water but  kept the ‘moon’ section clear.

this is what it looks like backlit


and this is without!


i loved how this turned out!! the skulls, the bones, the complete package!! IMG_3960

and this is what it looks like from above!!! Oh how this picture makes me laugh!!!!! like really really laugh!!!


Eileen is offering a fantastic prize for her latest Art with Heart Challenge – Tricks and Treats which you can find HERE (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html).  The prize is one of Eileen’s Scoreboard Artist Trading Block Dies!  That’s one challenge not to be missed!!


I am linking up to the Sizzix Challenge – Halloween HERE (http://blog NULL.sizzix i used a lot of Sizzix dies. the main die being  Eileen Hull’s Artist Trading Block dies, Tim Holtz  On the Edge Die.  The fabulous prize is a selection of Tim’s new releases!

i hope you have taken a chance to enter as well as to view all the fantastic projects put out there this month!  i can’t wait to see you all back here next month for our November challenge