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How to Make Festive Gift Boxes with Katie Skilton

Hello…
If you are anything like me you still have Christmas cards to make and things to decorate the home. That is why I am back on the 1st December at 8pm and the 2nd December at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm to give you some last minute festive inspiration.

I have some beautiful dies to bring you along with the One Day Special.

One of the dies I am bringing to you is the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Box, Pillow & Poinsettias.  This is a beautiful die for creating gorgeous gift wrap and table gifts.

Here is how to make it:

Materials:

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Box, Pillow & PoinsettiasPatterned paperCardstockGlitter washi tapeTwine

Method:


Step 1  Die cut 2 of the pillow box sides from patterned paper.







Step 2
Using strong double sided tape adhere together.






Step 3
Wrap the wash tape around the centre of the box.







Step 4
Die cut the poinsettia as shown.








Step 5
Piece together the poinsettia.







Step 6 
Wrap twine around the box and add a bow.  Adhere the poinsettia.




These are so quick and simple …

How to Create a Vintage Wooden Board from Creativ Company

This wooden board, with a hole for hanging - is painted with two colours and decorated with a pattern in a third colour, using a template and Chalky Vintage Look paint. When dry, the board is sanded with sand paper to achieve a worn and rustic look. Make sure you don't miss the Creativ Inspirations shows with Jill Albas this coming Tuesday, 29th November for three creative hours, here's a sneak peek of what's to come...





Step 1
Apply two coats of mauve Chalky Vintage Look paint. Leave to dry between each application.







Step 2
Apply another two or three coats of white Chalky Vintage Look paint. Leave to dry between each application.







Step 3
Make the pattern: Attach the template onto the wooden board using masking tape.






Step 4
Apply light green Chalky Vintage Look paint with a paint roller. Apply two (2) coats and leave to dry between each application. Remove the template. NB: Do not saturate the paint roller with too much paint as the paint might run underneath the template.






Step 5

Create a Classic Christmas Card with Imagination Crafts

We've got such an exciting One Day Special coming up for you on Thursday 24th November from Imagination Crafts! We're so excited that we asked Sue to put together a beautiful step-by-step project using the fabulous Sparkle Mediums. 



Materials:

Imagination Crafts Medium and Small Poinsettia StencilImagination Crafts Sparkle Medium Merlot Red and Vine Leaf GreenImagination Crafts Just Pearls Champagne Imagination Crafts Stencil TapeImagination Crafts SpatulaRed CardWhite CardChristmas GreetingDouble Sided Foam PadsDouble Sided Sticky Tape

Method:

Step 1
To create your card first of all tape the medium sized Poinsettia to a piece of white card and using a spatula spread Vine Leaf Green Sparkle Medium on to the top leaves of the Poinsettia, followed by Red Merlot to the petals of the flower. When you are applying several colours of Sparkle Medium it is easier to start at the top of the design and work your way across and down using alternate colours. I find it easier to do it this way…

How to Make a Purple Sparkle Bracelet by Jane Aldridge of Aldridge Crafts

We super excited to be launching our very first, dedicated jewellery making hour - Jewellery Box with Aldridge Crafts this Saturday, 19th November at 11am. To get us all ready for the fabulous demonstrations from Jane Aldridge, she has given us this step-by-step necklace project - it’ll add a bit of homemade charm to your jewellery box and a sense of pride to any occasion when, of course, you'll be asked where you got it from. 

Follow these step by step instructions to make this elegant sparkly purple bracelet design featuring the Pretty Purples Sparkle Bead Collection from Aldridge Crafts.  There is also an Autumn Browns Sparkle Bead Collection available too that you can use with this design.


Products used: Silver Colour Findings Starter Kit Including Design BoardPretty Purples Sparkle Bead CollectionTools
Method:
To Begin Cut a length of Tigertail beading wire to about 10 inches.  Feed your wire through 2 crimp beads, through a jump ring, back through the crimp beads and then pinch …

How to Make a Wedding Card with Katie Skilton form Sizzix

Hello…

I am back with Three Sizzix shows on the 22nd November at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.  I will be featuring some of my favourite die sets from this year all designed by My Life Handmade.

Today I want to share a quick tutorial using one of these die sets - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wedding by My Life Handmade.


Materials:

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wedding by My Life HandmadeCardstockAdhesive Stones

Method;



Step 1
Create a card blank by folding and scoring dark grey cardstock.  Trim the peach strip to go down the centre of the card and a panel of white and grey.








Step 2
Add all the layers to the card and add the main panel using 3D foam pads.







Step 3
Die cut the cake in three colours and the Mr & Mrs sentiment.







Step 4 
Layer the cake together and adhere to the card.  Add the Mr & Mrs sentiment.






There you have a quick and simple wedding card that would be perfect for wedding invites too.



Remember to join me on the 22nd November to see all of the other My Life Handmade sets.

Until then…

Katie

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How to Weave a Basket with Creativ Company

This woven basket is made on a wooden basket weaving template with pre-drilled holes and flower sticks, which have been shortened for this purpose. The weaving is made from twisted sea grass cord in two colours.




Step 1
Shorten the flower sticks to the desired length. Use a mitre cutter. Then use the hammer to hammer a flower stick into each of the pre-drilled holes on the wooden basket weaving template.






Step 2
Attach the sea grass cord onto the base and the inside of any flower stick using a blob of glue applied with a glue gun. Now weave in and out of each flower stick.






Step 3
If you wish to change the colour, cut the sea grass cord when finishing a round and attach a new cord at the end of the previous one with a blob of glue. Use a glue gun.






Step 4
NB: As the weaving progresses, gently tap on the sea grass cord with a hammer between each flower stick for a tight weave.








Step 5
Finish the basket with a plaited water lily cord. This cord is flat and therefore easy to place and attach with …

Bakedin Join the Hochanda Family!

Bakedin is a family run business who create premium home baking kits, featuring exclusive recipes approved by renowned Michelin starred pastry chef, Michel Roux.

The ingredients used are of the highest quality, including award winning British flour & sugar, Belgian chocolate and Madagascan ground vanilla. The reputation of their to-die-for recipes continues to be upheld with food accolades such as The Great Taste Award.



The Baking Kits contain all of the dry ingredients that you’ll need, a step-by-step recipe card and even some handy extras to help you along the way such as baking paper and the tin! The kits are perfect for foodie gifts or for busy people who want to enjoy the baking from scratch experience but without the waste or fuss.

Join Patrick and Joseph Munns on Wednesday 9th November to see their incredible products in action! 



You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817.

How to Create a Festive Gift Tag with Sizzix by Katie Skilton

Hello…

I am looking forward to being back on Hochanda on the 9th November and bringing you some of your festive favourites!

I will be bringing you a variety of dies from Bigz to Thinlits.

Today I want to share a quick tutorial with you, looking at how to create a gift tag and makes those festive gifts a wow factor.




Materials:

Sizzix Bigz Die - ReindeerSizzix Framelits Die Set - TagsSizzix Thinlits Die Set - Holiday WordsCardstockPatterned PaperDistress Ink - Walnut StainMica Spray - BronzePipe CleanerTwine
Method:




Step 1
Die cut 2 tags and layer together to make it firm.






Step 2 Die cut the reindeer and add Distress Ink.  Spritz with the Mica Spray and heat dry.







Step 3 Trim strips of card and die cut the words, distress with Distress Ink.





Step 4  Distress the edge of the tags and adhere the Reindeer using 3D foam pads.  Back the letters onto gold card and adhere to the tag.  Add the pipe cleaner.





Step 5 Thread twine through the top and tie the twine in a knot.





Hope you like this little project.  I…