Saturday, 31 October 2015

Hocus Pocus!

Hi there,

today I wish you a happy Halloween and I would like to show you today a nice table decoration for tonight.

Items I use:
and the wonderful:

I used my Big Shot for the die cuts, natural & black cardstock, some green glitter paper, pattern paper and some skeletal leaves from our florist.

  I bought some pumpkins and put on the leaves with hot glue.
Also the black, scary cat, the witch hat and the bat I fixed with hot glue.

I wish you a lovely weekend!

Words and Pastell Colors

Hey guys,
I´m back with a non-halloween-or-autumn-card. Just a card to say a friend of mine, that she is awesome. :) It was so easy to create this card! And I hope you like it.

I love all the different materials on this card, you can see wood, twine, enamel dots and of course an heat embossed sentiment. It´s super fun to mix all of those things up together.

Here is my list of supplies that I used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Kit (White & Gray) #660515
Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Word Play #657837

Hope you have a nice weekend! xo Julia

Inspiring me Quilt: Blocks 16-24

Hi everyone!! After two months and a half since I sew some blocks, today I show you some more  for my Inspiring me Quilt, my own design using Sizzix dies and planning to get 100 blocks.
Well, here  they are nine new blocks, some with embroidery with DMC floss.
I´m sure you can find some inspiration and even take a chance to try some of these ones.

You can find some of these dies in more of my Inspiring me quilt blocks but I always try to find a new way  displaying the fabrics.
All of them are 8.5" finished.
No more words and here they are.

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Triangles, 2 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W Unfinished

Details of the embroidery  

Sizzix Bigz Die - Leaves

Sizzix Bigz Die - Half-Square Triangles, 4 1/2" Assembled Square

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Kaleidoscope, 6 1/2" Assembled

Sizzix Bigz Die - Square, 4" Finished (4 1/2" Unfinished)

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Squares, 2" Finished (2 1/2" Unfinished)

Here they are all my twenty four designed blocks using just Sizzix dies.
If you want to see the rest with details just  click  here.

Hope my project inspire you!!
Have a wonderful weekend and see you in two weeks.


 ¡Hola a todo el mundo! Después de dos meses y medio desde que os enseñé  los últimos bloques para mi "Inspiring me  Quilt", hoy vengo con nueve bloques más que he diseñado usando los troqueles de Sizzix. Si recuerdas bien, mi idea es llegar a los 100.
Así que ahí te los dejo , algunos de ellos  bordados con  hilo DMC.
Estoy segura que encontrarás inspiración e incluso te atreverás con alguno de ellos.
Algunos de los troqueles ya han sido usados antes para otros bloques pero intento siempre jugar con las telas y hacer nuevas combinaciones.
Todos miden 21.5 cm
Echa un vistazo a las fotos y pincha sobre los enlaces  que hay sobre cada uno de ellos si quieres saber más información sobre el troquel.

En la última foto puedes  más o menos ver todos los que llevo.

Si quieres ver los anteriores sólo tienes que pinchar aquí.

Espero que te hayan gustado y que tengas un estupendo fin de semana.
Nos vemos en quince días.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Creating Curves - part 3

HI, Trudi here from Quilting Prolifically, back from the excitement of Quilt Market in Houston.

So I finally got my quilt on with my quilt top.  I've named this one 'curves not curves'.

I started off with these dies:

659838 Bigz Square 4 1/2"
659832 Bigz Half Square Triangle 4 1/2" pieced
659853 Bigz L Isosceles & Right 4 1/2" H  
657611 Bigz Half Square Triangle 2 1/2" pieced

and a plan.

I made 2 different blocks, you can see them in this post.

I made my top completely from scraps, so the Sizzix Big Shot Plus was great for cutting the shapes.

The next dilemma was how to quilt it.  I always had a plan to quilt curves into the piecing to accentuate the curve and take your eye away from those straight lines of the piecing.

So I added curved lines in the orange peel section, extending them all the way to the half square triangles and filled the curves with feathers.

In the center curved square area I used curved cross hatching to highlight the curves even more.

I am really pleased with the overall effect the quilting has had on changing the straight lines into curves.

 Its funny what your eye will pick up and see, but choose to ignore.

I also extended the quilting out into the borders to continue the curved story of this quilt.  I think it worked well.

So next time you fancy doing a curved quilt, but don't fancy dealing with the curves, try piecing in straight lines, but quilting the curves in to create the curved effect.

 I hope you'll come back next month to see what inspiration has struck!

Oh Christmastree... oh Christmastree {Christmas Decoration}

Hello there...

this week i've been in a christmas mood.
Only a few days and it is time to let the christmas thing in...

Lets welcome it with handmade decoration...

The first thing i made this year is a christmas tree - and it is so
easy - your kids can make it too...

All you need is:
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Hearts
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK - Stars
liquid glue
glitter, glitter, glitter

Cut out 6 hearts each size, 6 stars (the smallest one), fold them and glue
them together (there you can use normal glue).

Model the wire (i wound it around my pencil). Put it into the tree and fix
the star on.

Now run the liquid glue all over the tree and put the glitter on.

Have a wonderful weekend, Stephanie

50th wedding anniversary card

Hi Sizzix friends!!!

Some days ago a couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It’s an important milestone in their lives that they wanted to celebrate so I created a greeting card with an inside pocket for the present.

I’ve played with white and gold colour because in my country this anniversary is called “the gold wedding” and of course with lots of Sizzix dies !!!

It’s a big card sized 13,5 x 19,5 cm. To create it I’ve used the round circles Framelits, the leaves 660821 and 660822, Heartfelt and the Alphanumeric Thinlits. For the background I’ve used the embossing folder Plus Happy Texture.

Some pictures of the details with some explanations:

First I’ve die-cut the circle on the background white cardstock (that is 5mm smaller than the card size) creating a round hole on the cardstock and then I’ve made the embossment.  

Then I’ve die-cut the round sparkly frame using two sizes of circle dies. The flowery paper is between the card and the white embossed cardstock. 

I’ve die-cut two hearts in white cardstock and then I’ve repeated the same process that I’ve used for the frame to create the rings.

I’ve also die-cut a pair of leaves in white cardstock to give volume.

When you open the card there is a pocket that contains an envelope. To decorate the pocket I’ve die-cut the names of the couple in sparkly paper using the alphanumeric die.

Here are the envelope details:

I’ve die-cut this white heart and made the embossment so I can use it as the closure of the envelope.

I’ve created this envelope using vellum paper. 

Here is the top view of the wedding card I’ve created for the celebration: 

I have used the following Sizzix products:

Other supplies:
  • White cardstock
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Sparkly paper
  • Vellum paper
  • Gold chipboard numbers
  • Gold string

I hope you have enjoyed this clean and simple wedding anniversary card and that it has given you a bit of inspiration. Thank you for your visit!

Have a creative and happy Friday!


Hola a todos!
Hace unos días una pareja celebraba sus 50 años de casados. Es una fecha muy importante para ellos y querían celebrarlo, así que preparé una tarjeta para felicitarlos con un bolsillo interior donde añadir el regalo.

He jugado con el blanco y el dorado pues se trata de las "Bodas de oro" y, por supuesto, con varios troqueles de Sizzix!!!

Se trata de una tarjeta de 13,5 x 19,5 cm. Para realizarla he utilizado los círculos de  Framelits, las hojas 660821 y 660822, Heartfelt y el Alphanumeric Thinlits. Para el fondo he utilizado la carpeta de embossing Plus Happy Texture.

Algunas imágenes de los detalles y sus explicaciones:
Primero he troquelado un círculo en la cartulina blanca de fondo (que es 5mm más pequeña que la tarjeta) creando un agujero en la cartulina y entonces he realizado el embossing.

Después he troquelado un marco circular papel purpurina utilizando dos medidas de troqueles de círculo. El papel de flores está entre la tarjeta y la cartulina con embossing.
He troquelado dos corazones en cartulina blanca y he repetido el mismo proceso que en el marco anterior para crear los anillos.
He troquelado un par de hojas en cartulina blanca para darle volumen.
Cuando abrimos la tarjeta está el bolsillo que contiene un sobre. Para decorar el bolsillo he troquelado los nombres de la pareja en cartulina de purpurina usando el troquel alphanumeric.
Aquí os muestro algunos detalles del sobre:
He troquelado el corazón en blanco y le he realizado el embossing. Utilizando este elemento como cierre del sobre.
He creado el sobre utilizando papel vegetal.

Y aquí una vista superior de la tarjeta que he creado para esta celebración: 

He utilizado los siguientes productos Sizzix:

Otros materiales:
  • White cardstock
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Sparkly paper
  • Vellum paper
  • Gold chipboard numbers
  • Gold string

Espero que os haya gustado esta tarjeta "clean and simple y que os sirva de inspiración. ¡Gracias por la visita!

Feliz y creativo viernes