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.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Rossella - First Card on the Craft Channel

I seem to have lost one of the cards I made on my first day on The Craft Channel so I thought I would share this before I lose this one too!
The lovely stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individuals.  I have stamped onto the backing paper and also onto parchment paper.  It was then embossed, coloured with pencils, fussy cut and attached. I love to mix parchment craft with other crafty disciplines.
I hope you like it! xx

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Incoming Mail

Hello crafty friends, yay its the weekend, what are you up to?  I have just received some very exciting stamps and dies by Mama Elephant called Incoming Mail. They are as cute as a button!  I also got some new alcohol markers, I have loads but of course I needed to try these, they are called Finecolour, they are a whole lot cheaper than Promarkers but are very similar. Here is the finished card below but I have put the instructions of how I acheived it below... happy crafting.....

So I have prepared a 6.5" x 6.5" card base, and cut a blue mat 6 x 6. I then cut a piece of white linen card 5.75" x 5.75" and distressed it all over with squeezed lemonade, blueprint sketch and worn lipstick, I then spritzed this with water, left for 30 seconds and dabbed off the water drops with a clean cloth.

I stamped the panda, mail and mailbox onto stamping card, die cut with the matching dies and coloured in with my finecolour pens, then I stuck them to my card layer, with some gems to give some sparkle. I heat embossed the sentiment, using a woodware basic set, in blue pigment ink and clear embossing powder, mounted onto a red layer, and placed on my card like a stamp!  I liked that touch.

I hope you like it and have a go with this type of card yourself!  

Not a bow in sight, I must be ill  !!

Friday, 10 June 2016

A little video of my craft room ... by Lizzy

Good morning crafty friends, today I made a live video on Facebook!  I didn't know how it would go, but I gave something away!  Oh no a top secret!!! go to the link below and have a look, what do you think was the secret?

Have a very lovely crafty day - Lizzy xxx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Lizzy's first cards on The Craft Channel

Good morning crafty friends, so today I am posting my very first cards, now I'm at home I thought I would share my first cards, we didn't have a lot of time to prepare, we were so busy getting to know our new home! It's been such an exciting few days, everything has happened so fast! One minute our lives revolved around beautiful dies, the next beautiful papers, dies, fabric, stencils, oh my the list is endless! Any how here are my first cards, I hope you like them!

Happy crafting everyone! see you soon Lizzy xxx

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

We Came, We Saw, We Conkered!!!

Oh my word what a wonderful first day we had!  The boss, James, wanted a little video of us girlies together so this is it!  We had just 10 minutes to prepare, Lizzy couldn't find her hairbrush, Rossella forgot her posh shoes, not that you could see them!  But it would have made her the same height!!

Please click the link below to see the video in full and please visit us on
sky 679, freesat818, via the website. Freeview is coming soon!!

Thank you for your support we really appreciate it xx

Click the link below


Our First Day

First Day at the Office - what fun we had.  Thank you for all your messages and comments of support, it means a lot to us.
We were very nervous, however, everyone was brilliant and put us at ease.  It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and make new.
Here are some photos of our behind the scenes antics, we hope you enjoy a peek into our new lives.

The Crew

Lizzy's First Demo

Rossella Lounging!
Thank you for visiting, we will be posting again very soon!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Our Adventure Continues

With great excitement, we can now announce our new adventure with The Craft Channel!
We will be on your screens every week with new products, exciting demonstrations and we will be crafting together! What fun!
You can watch on Sky 679, Freesat 818, online and on Facebook, we even have catchup!
Please join us and be part of this fantastic adventure! xx

Parching Tips - Creating a Gridwork Template

I have had some requests for some hints and tips videos on parchment craft.
Today's is for creating a template for Gridwork - invaluable if, like me, you get easily distracted and make mistakes!
I have used the template for a small piece, this could be used for an entire frame or background too. 
I hope you enjoy and find it useful
Rossella X

Watch it Here

Our first blog post - Something OLD something NEW something BORROWED something BLUE

I hope you like our first blog post, we are very excited to be starting on this new adventure and we want you to join in too... please post your interpretation of our OLD,NEW,BORROWED,BLUE theme onto our facebook page, we will upload the pictures so everyone can enjoy them too... please leave a comment too, that would be so very nice!  Here is our effort!  Oh I nearly forgot, we have a fabulous prize on offer for the best entry, so get creating....

Rossella's creation:
OLD - Parchment panel - very old craft
NEW - Stamps, new to me!
BORROWED - Lace from another project
BLUE - The border, if you look closely! 

Lizzy's creation:
OLD - The card base - best I could do
NEW - Altenew stamps - love them!
BORROWED - blue flowers from Anna Griffin kit
BLUE - The sentiment and background layer

We are really looking forward to seeing your suggestions and creations.. don't forget to post your pictures on our facebook pages. 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Product review - The Alphabet Punch board

Good morning crafty friends, thank you for following us on our new epic journey! Today I am sharing a little video all about the We R Memory keepers alphabet punch board. Its really easy to use and can create some lovely letters, numbers and punctuation for all your crafty projects... available from loads of high street craft retailers.... take a look 

Here is the card I made using an L... a cheat way of a layer, it works just fine though.....

Thank you for watching, have a lovely crafty day - Lizzy xxx

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Welcome welcome welcome !!

Welcome to our lovely blog,  we will be sharing our creations, your creations and anything in between, we will be doing tutorials, give aways, heads up on new products and any requests from all you lovely bloggers!  So join in the fun, take part, share, inspire and above all create !!!