Wednesday, July 22

A special mini release from Heartfelt Creations

Today Heartfelt Creations has a special little extra release, which is an add on to the Peacock Paisley collection. The feather image is so cute, and I super pleased that the team have decided to follow up with a co-ordinating die.

Peacock Paisley Bundle

I had this project in mind right back when the collection came out, but I never quite found the time to handcut all those feathers, so I never got around to making it. Well, needless to say, as soon as the die arrived, I got straight to creating this, and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. 

The die set also includes dies for two of the peacock stages included with the collection. I do enjoy hand cutting, but this particular image is quite detailed, so the die made it so much fatser and easier. I have a lot of people who take my classes say that they are not really into handcutting...alot of the time because they just don't think that they can do it neatly enough. Werll now there is no excuse. 

Each of the feathers were stamped in embossing ink, and set with a sparkly gold embossing powder. They shimmer in such a pretty way, without being over the top (and tacky). I added some dimensional paint and stickles to the eye with a tiny prill right in the centre. See the details you can get with the die now. Not even I, fussy cut witht hat much detail, and I am pretty particular. 

As always there are some incredible projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog, plus another video from the always cute Emma Lou (yes, she is every bit as adorable in real life too) on how to colour and cut these images. 

Sunday, July 19

Ruby Rock-It Tuesday Tutorial |Alicia Barry|

Today I have created a step by step guide to creating a Family  themed layout using the "Something Blue" collection.

Step 1:  Distress the Wedding Something Blue Stripe Cut the Wedding Something Blue Solid pape to about 11 inches wide and heavily distress the edges and adhere to the background page.

Step 2: Layer a stencil over the page and apply ink with a sponge dauber.

Step 3:  Take some Diamond print vellum, and trim around the pattern to create two sections. Adhere in two different places on the layout.

Step 4: Tear some Wedding Something Blue Titte in two sections and adhere across the layout.

Step 5: Die cut a decorative panel and cut away the bottom corner. Ink in blue. Tear two photo matts from patterned paper and layer over the top of the die cut in two sections. Adhere the photo over the top. Adhere in place on the layout. 

Step 6: Adhere some flowers to the left of the photo. Adhere some wood veneers to the right of the photo.  Add some short strips of lace across the layout as shown. 

Step 7: Add some lace and flowers to the top right of the layout.

Ruby Rock -It supplies:

Wednesday, July 8

It's how many days til Christmas?????

It feels so strange to be working on Christmnas projects at the moment, while it is only July, but it's been the main focus of my projects lately, and its well worth it when I get to work with such beautiful products. Sparkling Poinsettia is the new Christmas line from Heartfelt Creations, and it is so easy to make pretty projects with this collection.

 For starters, I have made this little card with gorgeous poinsettia blossoms.I used gold embossing powder ont he white ones, and I really love the way they turned out. I really like the corner swirl image too. 

This is certianly not the only thing I have been working on though. Nexty month I will be teachng a class at Arnold's Scrapbooking using this collection. Here's a little sneak peek of what we will be making. Just call the shop to make a booking, I would love to see you threre. 

Also this week, I have a special tutorial post going up on the Heartfelt Creations blog. I really loved making this particular project, and I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Here's just a very sneaky little peek.  Check out the blog on Froday for the full reveal. 

Meanwhile there is plenty to see on the HFC blog, especially a new video from Emma-Lou on how to make these pretty flowers from vellum, and so many awesome projects from the team making so many different looking flowers from this same die. Love it.