Monday, 13 August 2018

Hello Again, New Beginnings and a Step-by-Step Card Idea.

It's been a while so we thought as there have been some (fairly huge!) changes, it is time to start blogging again and keep you updated with our news.

The first big change is that I am now with Crafter's Companion on the soft crafts side with Lizzy.  We just couldn't stay apart too long.  I am very excited to be working with this great team and of course, for the lovely Sara.

Over the weekend, I have been playing with some stamps and stencils that the talented Sheena has designed for paper and fabric crafting.  You will find a couple of my projects on the Crafter's Companion blog soon and I have one here I saved for us.  I hope you like it.

Cut a small piece of calico and stamp with the Woodland Wildflowers Stamps.  I used Sparkle pens instead of an ink pad.
These stamps were designed as silhouettes so there is no need to worry about masking and overstamping.

When you are happy with your design, fray the edges of the calico.

Iron a small piece of interfacing onto the reverse of your calico.  You may not need to do this if you used heavyweight calico.  It will, however, make your project a little more sturdy in case the recipient wishes to frame it or mount it on to a bag later.

I have an old typewriter which I love to create a greeting on.  If you wish, you could stamp a greeting or maybe hand write one.

Because I also have my Grandma's lovely old Singer Sewing Machine, I like to stitch on to my projects - glue will work just as well!

Attach on to some nice backing paper - This one is a Tim Holtz one from a while ago.  Punch a couple of holes through the fabric and paper and insert some eyelets.  Tie some string through and trim to fit.  Attach to a card blank with foam pads - the string will raise the card slightly so foam pads will help it to sit nicely.

Address the card to someone who will appreciate it and pop it in the post!

I hope this little post will inspire you to stamp on to fabric.  Please do share your creations and comments on our Facebook Page - Crafting Together with Lizzy & Rossella.

Much Love
Rossella xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Today's Brooch

Lizzy and I are very aware that we have been ever so slightly lax in our blogging!  Please forgive us, we have something sooo exciting to tell you about in the very, very near future.  Please bear with us.
In the meantime, we have had some beautiful ribbons to play with.  This weekend I have been looking at this wonderful bundle from The Craft Channel - link here so have created a brooch which I shall wear this week.  I'm very into brooches at the moment.  Of course, it will make a great present for someone special so I have photographed it on a gift bag, also available - link here
I hope you like it.
Rossella aka Brackett xxx

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Flora Musica

Hello everyone, sorry we have been a bit slack on the blogging front, but we are making amends with 2 blog posts this week,  and mine has been inspired by the Chocolate Baroque stamp, Flora Musica. I love it so much, and will be using this stamp over the next couple of days, as will Rossella.

 There are so many beautiful stamps to choose from that it becomes quite difficult to choose! 

 I have stamped this in Archival black ink, and coloured in with the fabulous Kuretake clean colour pens. I used black, unsurprisingly and used my water brush to move the ink around. Finished off with flourescent pink, which picked up the pink in the layer. I used a grey silver die cut from Anna Griffin too, from the recent Weekend Wonder. 

I decided not to use a die to cut the image out, as too for the sentiment, I assumed that anyone looking doesn't have a die cutting machine, yet!  But its really easy to cut around using a wriggly cut, if you want to know more, I shall do a tutorial next week, and about time too I hear you shout....I hope you like it:

Thanks for stopping by Lizzy xxx

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wild Rose Studio Card

I had a lovely run yesterday morning with hubby and Bowser the naughty Schnauzer.
I just had to photograph this scene and it became the inspiration behind today's project with some fabulous Wild Rose stamps and papers.
Lizzy and I will be launching this collection on The Craft Channel on Monday 1st August at 2pm.  I hope you like the collection as much as we do. Xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

New challenge for July - just a little clue!

In the next couple of days we will be posting our designs for this months challenge,  and here is the clue:

I suspect you will know by now what its going to be ! 

Happy crafting xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Monday's Cards are Fair of Face (or Body!)

Good morning lovely crafty friends, here are the pictures of cards we made on Monday's shows on The Craft Channel (Freeview coming September!)

We have had such fun making these together, choosing the products on the shows and showing you all how easy they are to work with... If you want anything in particular demonstrated can you let us know?  We would be very happy to work with anything you suggest! 

We hope you enjoy our little creations.....


Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer sunshine - Clearly Besotted stamps and dies

Good morning crafty friends,  today I am posting a tutorial on how to make a gorgeous summer sunshine topper using the stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted. This set is called Forgive me, which belies the versatility of these stamps. The sentiments are appropriate but you could use other sentiments from your stash. In this instance I have left this plain to put something in later. I have used AlteNew ink pads, they are great for layering, as the tones all match beautifully, but you could use your distress pads just as easily. 

Here are the photo's as a step by step tutorial, if you have any questions please comment below, but hopefully it'll all be clear enough. Enjoy xxx

Warning, this is picture heavy !!

A blank piece of stamping card 4" x 4"

Finished !  Just ready to pop onto a card base and a sentiment.