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Sizzix Maker Challenge – Is it a House, a Pocket or a Flag!!

hello everyone!

I am back today to share with you a different way to use the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlit (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits)

I originally created my original project with this die as a banner and ever since then I have been thinking about a specific project and well this is the time to share it here with you!

in today’s world of social media it is so easy to request someone to share a prayer, a positive thought, sending a bit of light etc. and every time I see this I do a silent send their way and that is what got me thinking and creating

so i proceeded to cut out some house’s using the house/pocket stitchlit and in the way i folded it it turns out that i end up with a different type of banner bit that can be used!!

See you always need to be on the lookout for those extra ways right!

i took each one and folded down the top portion and sewed straight across the top in order to create a little pocket for a string to go through so i can hang these outside in the breeze.

next i placed the bits one at  a time into my stamping platform and sometimes using the initials and sometimes the first name of the individuals, i stamped using some paint.

I then just added various stamps on the flags and then strung them up outside.

here are a few of  the flags i want to share with you and hope it encourages you to look outside of what your die was created for and to what it can be used for as a bonus!

thanks for stopping by today! don’t forget that Sizzix has a Makers Challenge happening this month using Eileen’s Heartfelt collection. just click on this picture and it will take you there for all the details

(https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/blog/sizzix-maker-challenge-with-eileen-hull/)
and here is the prize, which includes Eileen’s fabulous Journal die:
(https://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/-rI13swcgFtk/WYzNcVFGfeI/AAAAAAAAuBI/WwTxV7D1KscLgz7f0_r769Jy7ocvwdmxQCLcBGAs/s1600/Sizzix%2Bprize%2Bfor%2BHeartfelt NULL.jpg)

remember you need to play along for a chance to win this prize!!!

until next time

diana

 

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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 NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits) 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 NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)with 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

diana

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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 NULL.com/)Inspiration team  using the heart and soul die  (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul) and spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)die 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!

Diana

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #39 – Perfect Moment

hello everyone!

As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (https://l NULL.facebook NULL.com/l NULL.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com%2F2017%2F08%2Fmixed-media-monthly-challenge-39 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 NULL.com/)stamps!

i had received  the Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a5-rubber-stamps-c5/floral-fantasy-a5-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1750)and the Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a6-rubber-stamps-c7/country-house-a6-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1968)set 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 NULL.com/)

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 NULL.com/658982/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-album-mini)from 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.ca/2017/08/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-39 NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!

diana

Supplies used:

Indigo Blu  stamps –  Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a5-rubber-stamps-c5/floral-fantasy-a5-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1750), Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a6-rubber-stamps-c7/country-house-a6-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1968)
Sizzix die by Eileen Hull – mini album (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658982/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-album-mini)
Sizzix – matboard (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)
DecoArt – media paints (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/)

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Eileen Hull – July Journalling

hello everyone

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

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 NULL.com/657120/sizzix-scoreboards-die-bird) 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 NULL.com) page to see what my fellow design teamies are up too!

diana

 

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