Friday, December 30, 2011

TCR palette #91

So we have another  Palette to share today.
This one is one created for INZPIRA MAGAZINE 

Its gorgeous and Bright!

Here is the Sketch for this week

and the card sketch to match!
Have a great week.

Lydell x

Friday, December 23, 2011

Palette # 90 Christmas Palette

Hi there.....we have another Christmas Palette for you.....  Our last before Christmas!

Fun Christmas Colours again this week!

And a sketch.....

And the Card sketch to match......

Remember this month is Christmas Spirit Inspiration Month at the Color Room. Want some fabulous ides for Christmas?   Check out all the submitted Christmas Inspiration.  Its pretty much on tap over there.  See the Forum HERE
Have a great week all!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Palette # 89

So we are up to palette # 89.
Another Christmas Palette to share.....

Another little less traditional as far as Chrsitmas colours go, but its gorgeous all the same.  This palette was chosen from a Christmas Spirit Project Julie Winks sent in.  AND IT IS STUNNING.......agreed?

so here is the sketch....

and the card sketch!

Remember this month is Christmas Spirit Inspiration Month at the Color Room. Want some fabulous ides for Christmas?   Check out all the submitted Christmas Inspiration.  Its pretty much on tap over there.  See the Forum HERE

Thanks for checking out this weeks colours!

Have a wonderful week.
Lydell x

Friday, December 9, 2011

TCR Palette # 88 -A Shimmery Palette

Here is Palette #88 and another Christmas Palette for the Month of December.....

A Shimmerz Paints Palette this week.  Shimmerz have some amazing colours for the Holidays (Limited Edition) and They are giving one lucky Member a chance to win a RAK of one of these gorgeous Packs, featuring Santa Baby, Egg Noggin, Frosty's got the Blues, and Grinchy Green.

Arent they stunning?!!!
So anyway here is the sketch for this week

and the  card sketch.....

Remember this month is Christmas Spirit Inspiration Month at the Color Room. Want some fabulous ides for Christmas?   Check out all the submitted Christmas Inspiration.  Its pretty much on tap over there.  See the Forum HERE

So thats it for # 88......
Have a great week!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays, so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Carisa’s blog. If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

I am Using Helmar Fabric Stiffener and Wash and wear fabric Glue in my couple of little projects today.  
These will serve as a gift for my niece for Christmas!!!

Now That the fabric is dry, run it through a die cutting machine and cut out some flower shapes.

I used wash and wear glue to adhere the 'flower' shapes together in the centres.  
Then adhere them to the bracelet with the same glue.

now getting back to all those die cut shapes........
Now I am going to adhere these together to create flowers.

I also added a roughly cut circle of lace to the layers, to bulk them out a little!

I glued the entire thing on the t-shirt with the 'wash and wear' glue, being careful not to put too much on so it didn't seep out the edges.  I slid a craft mat inside the shirt too, so that the glue would not go through to the back either....(which I had no trouble with!!!!)

I was quite happy with the result, for a gift for christmas.  One present down....heaps more to go!!!!!!   LOL

Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Natashas’s blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.


Post washing troubleshooting........

Its always fun when you create something and it doesn't quite go the way you planned.......I washed this little shirt, just to see how it would first tip would be to hand wash any glue appliqued piece you create.  Washing seems to be a little too rough.

In retrospect.....Fabric stiffener is NOT meant to be washed.  It stiffens, then is meant to be left alone to stay stiff!!!!  It did make it fabulous to run through the big shot, and that technique was great and I will do it again!  Relying on it while washing though......not so much!

The Wash and Wear fabric glue......the base flowers stuck well, with just a very thin even layer of the glue.  Where I piled on the glue heavily, when it was wet it became soggy and lifted off.  So thin and evenly coated is the key to this product.

My next tip is nothing to do with product, but fabric cutting and die choice.  I would NOT cut intricate cuts.  where there were thin edges on my project, is where the fabric frayed all the way through in places.  Leaving a bit of a mess.  I would cut wide open shapes.....and next time I will add stitches here and there to hold securely.

I do plan to ressurrect this project, rather than bin it,  as much has stayed in place, and I will add some hand stitching to the areas I noted had frayed.  I will sew the buttons on, and this will hold the flowers together.  On a good note.....washing made the fabric edges fray beautifully!!!! AND the flowers would look fabulous, if I had not used too much glue and had them fall apart.

So hopefully my mistakes and solves will make this project be successful for any one who wants to create something for Christmas.  Like I said, I think it will work fine with the alterations I suggested, and I will continue to work on this project.  I WILL give it to my niece for Christmas.  LOL

Friday, December 2, 2011

TCR Palette #87

Here is the palette....A gorgeous Christmas-sy palette although not so traditional!

 Here is the Sketch which accompanies it, should you wish to use it!

and the card sketch......

Have fun with this one.

Monday, November 28, 2011


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Palette #86......

Here is Todays Palette for this week!
Its the end of November already and our last palette before our Christmas Spirit Inspiration begins.  You will want to keep your eye out....we will have regular posts on the The Color Room showing you all kinds of Christmas projects our Designers and members have to share!  But for this week we will think about this palette....a nice boys palette!  Cant wait to see what you can create with these colours!

The sketch this week....

and the card sketch....

So make sure you load this week.  You will be in the running for a cool RAK from Our sponsor this month

it your last week to try for this!!!!!

Have fun!


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

KIDS CARDS and Helmar!!!!

Going through my card box I realised I had some 'gaps' in my card themes!!!!!  More than one too!!!  But I bought some gorgeous stamps by Kaiser from my local scrapbooking Store where I
and yes...they lent themselves perfectly to some Copic Colouring and Kids themed cards!!!!
I posted these on the Helmar Blog recently.

 and a thankyou card thrown in the mix......

So that's what I did in front of the telly the other night........some colouring in!!!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A shimmery Page

A recent page I did with Shimmerz Paints products

another one on the belly!

Lots of fun stuff on this one

See THIS POST for more details on what I did on this.....

Some of my hand made Clay from THIS POST features on this page too!!!!!  Love this stuff!

its raw on this page, but it paints up or embosses beautifully!

Ok Thats it for today!

Have a great day!

Palette Number 85

This palette this week......A very pretty Her Room colour scheme!

The Sketch

 and the card sketch to go with it......

Hope you will try this one this week!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Palette #84

Welcome to the new week!  Its Palette #84 this week and we are heading toward our Christmas palettes at TCR....(just a couple more to go and its Christmas all the way.   Can you believe its almost December already?)


A whitewashed Palette this week.  Monochromatic tans with white.
What can you do with this?

and the card.....

Show us by uploading your work onto the TCR PHOTOWALL 
This will also get you a chance to win a Dusty Attic Chipboard pack at the end of the month.
Just load the current palette before the new palette goes up on the photo wall each week to be eligible.

Good luck and be creative this week!