Saturday, October 30, 2010

i-top brad maker

OMG I picked this up today and it's my fav new toy!! Make custom brads from just about anything. I've experimented with the traditional holly patterned paper (the newest AED release) and a photo of my little "Eriflower"! You can use, material, lace, paper, photos, the list goes on - check out the details here

I will say, I bought the templates to cut the brad tops out but they're driving me nuts, I'm not the most patient person in the world - good news is though that there are punches available to do it for you, in the 3 different sizes!! I only bought brads for the 16mm and 22mm sizes, with the 28mm staying on my shopping list for a little while longer yet!

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Layout

These are close-ups of part of the layout I've done for a class at StampAntics in Brisbane on November 27th at 1pm. Lots of Twiddley, glitter, and techniques - very Christmassy!

Here's the Blurb:
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 01:00PM
Christmas Layout -- $28.00
Inking, sanding, distressing, tearing, glitter, hot-set powder, flocking, chipboard, layering, patterned paper, cardstock, a recipe for disaster? No!!
A single page layout with hidden journaling, perfect for the santa photos we get every year – but easily adapted to another stunning larger single photo. A multitude of techniques and products that come together in the perfect layout to compliment any photo! If you haven’t used hot-set powder, hold on tight, it’s that extra “something” that you can compare to a secret ingredient in the favourite family recipe!

Teacher – Jenni Hodge
Stamp Antics
Shop 4/210 West Avenue
Wynnum West QLD 4178
Phone: (07) 3393 3022

Here's the photos: (Sorry - close-ups only!!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ATC - Typography

white bazzil linen
Blueberrylicious colourspray
Twiddleybitz grunge alphabet
lil davis foam alphas
making memories foam alphas
cuttlebug embossing folder - numbers
Distress inks - mustard seed, barn door, vintage photo, and sapphire(?).

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colourful Thoughts Jewel Enamels (a review by Me, Jennifer Hodge!)

I have been a stamper for almost 20 years now, and the versatility of products created for the stamping industry never ceases to amaze me. The new Colourful Thoughts Jewel Enamels brought to Australia by Twiddleybitz are no exception. The vivid colours in this range of ultra thick embossing enamels are only one of the great things about these products. Colours available are - Diamond Clear; Deep Gold; Light Gold; Rich Silver; Fire Opal; Citrine; Sapphire; Peridot; Pink Sapphire; Amethyst; Jet.

These Jewel Enamels are beautiful to work with, and while there are similar products on the market, these are fast becoming my favourites! One thing that sets them apart from the competition are the bottle sizes available; not too much and not too little but just right - available in 30 gram pots for a recommended retail of $13.99.

Jewel Enamels give fantastic coverage on many mediums including cardstock, chipboard, and metal. Effects you can create are unlimited by this medium - you can melt, re-melt, stamp into, mix colours, personalize brads, and use in good quality crafting moulds. Another technique is heating using a melting pot or ironing between two layers of baking paper or pouring into cold water for a lava effect.

Made a mistake? Yet another great thing about Jewel Enamels is that if you make a mistake, just re-melt and keep going! You can manipulate with a soldering iron or cookie cutters, suspend beads, glitter, or just about anything in it while molten before cooling down; the possibilities are endless!

Team your Jewel Enamels with Twiddleybitz chipboard and Colour sprays and you'll have projects and embellishments that "WOW" every time! I would definitely recommend adding Colourful Thoughts Jewel Enamels to your crafting supplies, you will love them and never look back!

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Revolution ATC for swaps

Forgot to post this...

The Panda Revolution!!! Random image from the web, attached to red bazzil and edged with barn door distress ink.

TFL - Mwah! XXX