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I have some very important news to share with you today. Earlier in the year I was contacted by the wonderful people over at Ampersand Art, the makers of Stampbord, and invited to create a project for their website for September/ October 2010. Of course I jumped at the chance, I love stampbord. 

Here is the finished piece I designed and created for them.

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Perpetual Calendar, created for Stampbord WebProject

Now head over to the Stampbord website and download the project sheet and you too can create your very own calendar. This would be the perfect gift for a special friend or family member, and make one to inspire you in your creative space. 

Links

Stampbord How to September October 2010  Perpetual Calendar

Stampbord 

Crafty Individuals Wren Stamp Swirl Stamp

Graphicus: Words of Inspiration

I’ve really enjoyed this opportunity of working with new Stampbord surfaces. This larger size of block was a challenge, but one I’ve enjoyed and it does give you much more scope to design on. 

Thanks to 

Stampbord for giving me this opportunity to try more of their products. Glenda Waterworth from Graphicus & Crafty Individuals for their permission for me to use their images in this project. 

Let me know what you think 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I’m sharing a picture of my very first fabric covered book. 

My First Fabric Covered Book

My First Fabric Covered Book

Back in early May a good friend Crafty Nanna took pity on my lack of sewing skills and came round to get me started with sewing. She also very kindly left me a huge pile of fabric to play with. The fabric I covered the book with has a lovely suede finish. Very tactile, and would make great books for men. I covered the book board with a light layered of PVA and applied the fabric. The turn in’s on the corners were tricky, as if I applied too much glue it seeped through and marked the surface. 

Here is the book, once it has been decorated 

Fabric Covered book, decoarated with ATC

Fabric Covered book, embellished with ATC

I created an ATC using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Versa Fine in Onyx Black 

Stamps: Crafty Individuals; 204, Elusive Images; UA6GW0194; Words of Inspiration, Hero Arts; H2365 Old French Writting. 

Binding Style: The book is bound in my favorite Coptic Stitch using brown linen thread. The book is just over A7 in size, perfect for popping into your pocket. 

This piece fits in with this month’s theme of ‘F’ for The Virtual Crafting Challenge, ‘F’ for Fabric :) 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Over the next few weeks I’d like to share the ATC’s I’ve made for the Book Arts Forum’s ATC Swap.

Here is the ext one, there are more to come.

My ATC for Book Arts Forum ATC Swap 2008

My ATC for Book Arts Forum ATC Swap 2008

 

Stamps; Crafty Individuals, Katzelkraft

Ink; Ranger Adirondack Dye ink, VersaFine Onyx Black

 

Best Wishes and thanks for looking

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a picture of the Moo card that I made for the Stamping Mad Forum swap. The theme was ‘Citrus Colours’

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Inks Used; Ranger dye  ink

Stamps Used; Crafty Individuals

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Over the next few weeks I’d like to share the ATC’s I’ve made for the Book Arts Forum’s ATC Swap.

Here is the next one, there are more to come.

My ATC for Book Arts Forum ATC Swap 2008

My ATC for Book Arts Forum ATC Swap 2008

 

Stamps; Crafty Individuals

Inks; Ranger Adirondack Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black

Best Wishes and thanks for looking

Billie :)

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Here are some more detailed pictures from my first Jacob’s Ladder made using mainly Crafty Individuals stamps and Ranger Adirondack dye based inks.

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob

 

Floral side

Floral side

 

 

I’ll post side two which features birds, tomorrow.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie xx

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Today I would like to share with you some long overdue pictures of the Jacobs Ladder I made.

Here's the box I made for the ladder

Here is the box I made for the Jacob's Ladder

For anyone who would like to make their own version of a Jacob’s Ladder, the instructions I used to make this the first time were on TV Weekly. If you make the basic construction without the pictures in place it is fairly easy to put together. However the first few you make you are likely to want to wait till the family is at school or work, so you are not disturbed as you put it together ;)
Here are the long awaited pictures of my Jacob’s Ladder.

Here is the Ladder in the box

Here is the Ladder in the box

The pictures have come out much bluer than expected, the label is purple as is the tissue in the box! I made the box too ;) Well after all the work for the ladder, it needed a good looking box to store and display it.

Side one is all birds side two is floral themed.

Bird themed side of the Ladder

Bird themed side of the Ladder

 

 

Floral themed side of the Jacobs ladder

Floral themed side of the Jacobs ladder

These pictures make it look much bluer than it is in real life, it is blue (Stonewashed) and hot pink (Wild Plum) on one side and the floral side is blue (Stonewashed) and purple (Eggplant).
I used Rangers Adirondack dye inks applied using Ranger’s Cut n Dry foam. The stamps I used were from Crafty Individuals. For my ladder I sponged a background on to the mount board, I then edged the boards in silver metallic marker. 

I made life difficult for myself by attaching the stamped pieces to the mount board BEFORE I had assembled the ladder.  This meant that I couldn’t just put the boards together in any order as one side has a bird theme and the other has a different colour way and a floral theme.  After many attempts at assembly my dear husband came and had a look and between us we worked out what order and which way round the boards should be assembled to get the finished ladder to flow properly! Not for the novice! Assemble the boards and put your pictures/stamping in afterwards for a simpler and quicker finish.

Links

Here is the direct link to the video demonstration of how to construct a Jacob’s Ladder by Trisha Morris, on Club Scrap.
[UPDATED LINK: TV weekly site no longer operates]

If you join up to the site you can also download instructions, which is REALLY handy for the first couple of times you make a ladder.

Crafty Individuals stamps

Ranger products

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie xx

 

****UPDATE****

Since posting this the TV Weekly website is no longer operating. Some of the episodes are now available on Club Scrap. Here is a link to the Club Scrap Cinema, where you will find their tutorial videos.

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