Jul 8, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News! DZ Doodles Freebies,Collage & Stitch, Stitch Book Library, Connecting Threads, Duct and Washi Tape, Free Digi Challenge Blog!


Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Summertime is the perfect time to learn a new creative skill. Are you already tired of the hot weather this summer? Think cool thoughts and get a head start on your Christmas creativity with ...

PRINT WITH COLLAGE and STITCH by Val Holmes. In this newly released book well-known teacher, embroider, and author Val Holmes will guide you in discovering everything you've wanted to know about the incorporation of collagraphy, stitch, and print into your stitched-textile work!

The pages of this beautifully illustrated book are overflowing with valuable information you'll incorporate into your own at-home projects for years to come. So whether you're wanting to learn how to embroider onto prints, choose the right surface, work in a series or combine paper and fabric - you'll love having this reference guide on hand.
Pick up your copy and expand your printmaking horizon today!

Book Price $26.95 NOW $16.72 You save $10.23 (38% savings)
Take a look at some of the gorgeous surfaces
you'll learn to create!
Oyster Park - Row of Vines - Cross Stitch

Take your everyday at-home materials and use them to make gorgeous one-of-a-kind surfaces you'll enjoy integrating into your artwork! Find these and many more ideas in your copy of Print with Collage and Stitch—your priceless guide to collagraphy!

Here are just a few materials you'll learn to incorporate in just the first chapter! Cardboard, Cork tiles, Plastic, Wood-type products, Metal, Carborundum, Acrylic Paste and Gel Medium, Plaster, Textured Paper and Wallpaper, PVA Glue, Lace, String and threads, and much more! Table of Contents: Making the plate: Introducing brodagraphy Printing from the plate without a press. Printing with a press. Surfaces for print. Collagraphy for paper relief. Embroidering the print. The monotype. Conclusion. Appendix: The press. Suppliers.

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Stitching Book Library Buy's:

Caterwauling Christmas Pattern Download by Whistling Creek Productions. Easy to sew and fun to decorate with! Use bright fun colors like the cover or more traditional fabrics to make these fun stockings! The tree skirt goes together quickly and uses folded fabric for dimension! The stockings are unique and fun with the 'snow' at top dripping down. Quick, fun, simple, bold.

Once a seamstress, always a sewer - actually, I might add, we're called a fabriholic! Connecting Threads is a site with a variety of delightful fabrics and notions, with pages full of SALE savings of up to 50%.

You'll flip for these fun switch plates accented with duct tape and bits of bling! Choose from all the cool colors and prints DUCK brand duct tape to create switch plates that will shine in every room.

Fun with Washi Tape! Cheryl, at That's What {Che} Said... cleverly disguises her craftroom light switch plate covers using Washi Tape to pizzaz up her space. Be sure to check out her other Washi Tape Projects as well!

Everyone's welcomed to play DIGI HAVEN'S FREEBIE DIGI CHALLENGES (free digi's found out there on the web ONLY!). Challenges begin each Friday and end the following Thursday. You can enter as many challenges as you wish to and are allowed up to 3 different cards and/or project submissions for each challenge. Please read Digi Haven's HOW TO PLAY tab for the complete scoop!

DIGI HAVEN is a Challenge Blog for those who love Free Digital Images (also known as "freebies") and is dedicated to thanking all the Wonderful Artists out there who Generously Share their Talents with you! And to help you compete, I'll be listing "freebies" that you'll enjoy using to acquire your "Winners Button" to proudly display on your site! Credit me, please, if you post online - and drop me a link ... thanks!

 My Memories Photo Swap Challenge! It's easy and fun, just sign up and you will be randomly paired with someone to exchange photos with - you will then use "their photos" to scrap-a-page for your *Suite* Scrappy Partner! Post your partners page when you have it finished. *My Memories Suite* ... to participate please contact by email, Jessica HERE.

I have to announce my new listing of DIZZY DESIGNS DOODLED CROCHET FRAMES! Available the first of August! These are just some of my designs and others will be listed as I make them up. Please email me if you have any questions or special request projects. :0) 

Watch this video to learn one of the basic knots in Friendship Bracelets; the Forward Sprial Knot. Once you've mastered this knot, learn how to make an easy pattern: the Diagonal Strip. The Ultimate Thread Case!


Denise@DigiHaven said...

Thank you for mentioning Digi Haven on DZ Doodles Diane! A bigger thank you for the free digi images, they are fantastic! We all love creating with and sharing FREE Digi images. ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven.

Unknown said...

You are very welcome Denise! I love-love-love the idea of ONE site dedicated to all those freebie image submissions because it "shows off" some of the wonderful creations that "freebies" have to offer - and "inspires" others to use the free images as well!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Great that you mentioned Digi Haven - I just heard of it through Free Digital Stamps site. Thanks for the freebies and interesting links!

Unknown said...

Yeppers! Charlene, I heard of it there as well and thought I'd spread the word ... seeing how I'm always giving out freebie images and rarely get to see anything that's made with a lot of the images. This is a fan-fab-bu-lous blog! :0)

Moments by Marla said...

Thank you so much for the awesome Christmas wordart!!! This year is going by so quick - it is just crazy!!! Love your crocheted frames and flowers!! I wish I would have had my mom teach me how to crochet.

Unknown said...

Believe me, Marla, I hear ya! The first of this year "swooshed" by me and I can't believe it's half way gone already! I think every girl (and boy) should learn a mother's talent whether they want to or not - because when they're older they'll be wishing they had. My daughter, 44, has been wanting to learn - better late then never. :0) Just remember there are a plethora of crochet books to teach you now!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the christmas tree wordart. Can't wait to use it on my christmas cards

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