Louloupurple Christmas Opening Times.

Louloupurple Christmas Opening Times.

This years window display theme for late night shopping was Winter Wonderland.

This year I got highly commended in the window display competition.

Happy Crafting…x

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple at night.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple at night.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple Paper Mache Tree.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple Paper Mache Tree.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple Paper Mache Tree.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple Paper Mache Tree.

Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple.
Winter Wonderland at Louloupurple.

Enter Our December Competition & Win This Cutterpede Rotary Paper Trimmer.

RRP £20.75

Free Entry To All That Make A Purchase Either On Our Website www.louloupurple.co.uk Or In Our Shop In Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1RD

End Date 1st January 2015

Cutterpede Paper Trimmer.

The winner of our November competition is Victoria L.

Thank you everyone that took part.…Happy crafting…x

www.louloupurple.co.uk or come and visit us at Louloupurple Dolgellau LL40 1RD.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

For this card I have used an 8 x 8 card base. To make it into the easel card you need to fold one side of the card in half. For the base I have used red card to matt & layer, followed by white card that I have printed out with the fizzy moon character on it from my Serif craft artist program. I then matted & layered the “I love you” and used foam pads to raise it up. I stuck this to the base of my card.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

To make the top part of the card you need to cut a piece of card stock 8 x 8 then stick this to the outside half fold on the card. Your card will then stand up. I use the same matching fizzy moon card that I had printed off to do the next layer.
To frame my cross stitch I used one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles (LG) S4-114 with the largest die from Spellbinders Nestabilities/Majestic Elements Marvelous Squares S4-383. This made a frame for my cross stitch. I stuck my cross stitch to the frame.

I then cut four corners from Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Corners Border & Tag Dies Californian Collection CED1102 in red card. I glue two of them to the back of my framed cross stitch. The other two corners I used foam pads on the back to raise them and placed them in opposite corners. I use foam pads on the cross stitch frame and placed this in the middle of the card.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

I used a piece of white tulle under my flowers. I used the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Classic Rose Dies Finishing Touches Collection CED1407 to create the rose’s on my card. I used my acrylic glue on the rose and covered it with iced snow glitter jewels. I then glue them to my card. I added a bow made from the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson 3D Classic Itty Bitty Bows CED1408 in the corner of the card. I added some pearl hearts from my stash to the “I love you” in the corners.

How To Make A Christmas card Using A Small Cross Stitch Kit.

All the dies I used with this card are in stock at Louloupurple in Dolgellau and on the website www.louloupurple.co.uk

Happy Crafting…x

For this card I have used an 8 x 8 card base. I have used red card to matt & layer, followed by white card. On the white card I have used my piercing ruler to make the holes.

For the next layer I have used the Creative Expressions A4 Embossing Folder By Sue Wilson Large Celtic Flower EF-016 on white card.

I then used the border die from the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Corners Border & Tag Dies Californian Collection CED1102 on white card and used cosmic shimmer acrylic glue to stick it to the card near the bottom.

I used a festive card stock from my stash and covered it with a double sided adhesive sheet. I die cut the let it snow in white card using the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Festive Collection Let It Snow CED3004. I then took the backing off the adhesive sheet and placed the let it snow die cut in the middle. I then used the Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Snow and covered the whole piece of card in it. I used my acrylic glue to stick on some Creative Expressions Self Adhesive white 5mm Pearls. I used Stix2 Double Sided Foam Pads 24 x 24 x 2mm S57139 to mount this onto the card to give it some depth.

I used a piece of white tulle under my flowers. I used white card to die cut the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Festive Collection Holly Sprays CED3013. I used the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson Classic Rose Dies Finishing Touches Collection CED1407 to create the rose’s on my card. I used my acrylic glue on the rose and covered them with iced snow glitter jewels. I then glue them to my card.

I added a bow made from the Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson 3D Classic Itty Bitty Bows CED1408 in the corner of the card.

All items are in stock at Louloupurple in Dolgellau and on the website www.louloupurple.co.uk

Happy Crafting…x

Hi Crafter’s,

Have you ever had a die that doesn’t cut all over no mater what you try or how many bits of card shims you stick in?

Well the other day I was told about metal shims by a fellow crafter. So I looked into finding some.

Spellbinders do a metal shim for the grand calibur so I ordered some in for my shop.

I got straight to work to see how well it worked and I was very impressed.

So the first thing you need to know is the sandwich layers.

For the Grand Calibur only;

1, A. Base Plate

2, Metal Shim

3, Paper, felt or fabric

4, (For detail dies on paper) wax paper

5, Die ridges face down

6, B. Embossing Plate

Then cut, if you are using paper or card take out the metal shim then use the tan rubber mat in the normal sandwich to emboss.

The next image is using a die cut that I have had the most problems with and it cut it in two passes.

Dies used on felt and fabrics, cotton, cotton fur and towelling.

Flowers made up.

Felt flowers, Sue Wilson Die CED1407 Classic Rose.

Felt flowers, Spellbinders S4-357 Spiral Blossom Three Die.

Felt flowers, Spellbinders S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Die.

Felt flowers, Spellbinders S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Die.

Felt flowers, Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals CED1417 Die.

In my opinion the Spellbinders Metal Shim makes cutting detailed dies so much easier, and cutting felt and fabrics a breeze.

The Spellbinders Metal Shim is now in stock at Louloupurple in Dolgellau. Due to the weight of this plate we have not got it listed on the website, but if you are happy to pay for the extra weight in postage then please email us at info@louloupurple.co.uk

Happy Crafting.

Enter Our November Competition & Win This Jolly Nation Christmas Decoupage Mega Pack.

Free Entry To All That Make A Purchase Either On Our Website www.louloupurple.co.uk Or In Our Shop In Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1RD

End Date 1st December 2014

Jolly Nation Christmas Decoupage Mega Pack

Jolly Nation Christmas Decoupage Mega Pack

The winner of our October competition is Sue.

Thank you everyone that took part.…Happy crafting…x

www.louloupurple.co.uk or come and visit us at Louloupurple Dolgellau LL40 1RD.

How To Make An Origami Christmas Ornament. Video Tips & Techniques.

Have fun making your own Christmas Ornaments.

Happy Crafting.

Enter Our October Competition & Win This Fairy Doodles Clear Rubber Stamp Set.

Free Entry To All That Make A Purchase Either On Our Website www.louloupurple.co.uk Or In Our Shop In Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1RD

End Date 1st November 2014

 

The winner of our September competition is Ruth W.

Thank you everyone that took part.…Happy crafting…x

www.louloupurple.co.uk or come and visit us at Louloupurple Dolgellau LL40 1RD.

Back in August I had an idea for my next window display, so I started to make the tree on the 10th August.

With lots of newspaper, masking tape and glue I started constructing.

Seven weeks later and it is now in my shop window.

Happy crafting…x

www.louloupurple.co.uk or come and visit us at Louloupurple Dolgellau LL40 1RD.

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