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NUMBER 7 - SPECIAL EDITION Nยบ2 2014

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Living and Loving your Creative Self

Guest Artist Vicky Papaioannou Paper and Cotton * HALLOWEEN * CHRISTMAS * ARTJOURNAL * CREATIVE SEWING * 1


Surprise! We reached the end of another year (passed quickly!) and with it a new edition of our magazine ... and comes loaded with new features. First of all I want to introduce to you our special guest Vicky Papaioannou, from Greece, a talented artist specializing in ArtJournal (a theme that we had not yet published). Will surely love her tutorial exclusively for the magazine and more than fantastic 150 videos with tutorials that she has available on her YouTube channel. PAPER AND COTTON

We have a new Portuguese collaborator, Nídia Ponte (Hanifa Scraps) in the scrapbooking area, who prepared an album allusive to the Halloween, very easy to do, even for the less experienced. And what can I say about the culinary delights of our new “Chef” Olivia Rocha? If the images are already a feast for the eyes, I can imagine the taste!

Editor: Carla Pimentel General Director: Carla Pimentel Photography: Paulo Pimentel, Carla Pimentel Marketing Director: Paulo Pimentel Phone: 00 351 914535871 Magazine Design and Layout NU*DES • www.nu-des.pt Contributors: Vicky Papaioannou, Nídia Ponte, Sizzix.co.uk, Olivia Rocha, Alexandra Bernardo, Etu Retrosaria e Sirgaria, José Paulo Andrade Owner: Paulo Pimentel

Also you’ll learn a bit more about ankylosing spondylitis and will see photos of the magnificent landscapes of Corfu. But best left to the end ... with Christmas coming, how about an early big present in the form of a giveaway? The brand Sizzix that you all well know, will offer two sets of their new Big Shot machines with 3 sets of Christmas Thinlits dies. You only have to follow the directions of pages 36-37 to qualify to be one of the happy contemplated. I must thank the Sizzix Uk, especially its marketing administrator Rebecca Jones, for the opportunity to be able to offer you this prize and the supply of the material with which I developed some of the projects that you will be able to observe in this issue. Finally thanks to EtuRetrosaria Sirgaria to supply with material with which I made the project of creative sewing.

Administration: Avenida do Rosal, 131 H4 4470-111 Maia Portugal

Happy holidays and good luck!

Email: geral@paperandcotton.pt

Carla Pimentel

ISSN 2182-7818 Copyright of all works, drawings and diagrams. Is prohibited to reproduce all or part by any means without express written permission of the publisher.

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Editor’s Choises Our guest artist of this special edition is Vicky Papaioannou, that tells us about her and her work and gives us a lovely Christmas Art Journal project.

Sizzix Giveaway See the projects that Carla Pimentel made with the new Sizzix dies and join in the two fabulous Giveaways sponsored by sizzix.co.uk.

Beware is a Halloween mini album with a tutorial made by NĂ­dia Ponte, our new contributor.

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Index

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Paper and Cotton Scrapbooking

Paper and Cotton Giveaway

Editor’s Letter

Boxed Album

Sizzix Giveaway

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Paper and Cotton Halloween Decor

Paper and Cotton Cards

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Book of spells and magic potion bottles

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Paper and Cotton Interview

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Paper and Cotton Cards

Editor’s Choices

Vicky Papaioannou PAG: 6 ---------------------------------

Paper and Cotton Art Journal

A Christmas Layout PAG: 13 ---------------------------------

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Paper and Cotton Mixed Media Art

Christmas in blue and white PAG: 38

Christmas in red and green

Book of spells

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Paper and Cotton Home Decor

Paper and Cotton Scrapbooking

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Paper and Cotton Health

Merry Christmas Album

Ankylosing spondylitis

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Paper and Cotton Creative Sewing

Paper and Cotton Travel

Apron with owl applique

Corfu

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Paper and Cotton Cooking

Paper and Cotton Reader’s email

Werter’s panna cotta

Reader’s projects

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Fruits tiramisu

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On the cover a project which you can find on page 38

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Interview

Guest Artist Vicky Papaioannou We are honored to have Vicky as guest artist in this issue. This amazing artist is unique in her style creating ArtJournal pages and cards. Her how-to videos are Superb! We had to share her with you.

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Art journal page : Happy New Year www.clips-n-cuts.com

Who is Vicky? Hi everyone, my name is Vicky Papaioannou and I live with my family in Greece. I am happily married and we have two kids. Maria is 9 and Kostas is 6 years old. We also had a recent addition to our family, a cute little kitten called Ginger. I have a degree in Computer Science from AUTH University in Greece and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from University of Manchester, UK. However, I think that the right part of my brain is hyperactive since I constantly have inky fingers and I’m always crafting something. 8 Paper and Cotton

Do you define yourself more a mixed media artist, an art journal artist or anything else? I consider myself a crafter. I have always loved anything crafty and I am still learning new techniques. From painting, to jewelry making and even pottery and sewing! But my big love is paper crafts. I started as a cardmaker, having a blog and sharing my ideas through my YouTube channel and then moved on to art journaling. I do use many of the mixed media techniques there but I love that an art journal is portable and you can easily take it with you in your travels.


Art journal page : Merry Christmas www.clips-n-cuts.com

It kind of works as a portfolio. I like how everything is just there from the first layout to the last and you can even see for yourself how you evolve as an artist.

When did you start doing your art? I have been painting since I can remember but I was introduced to paper crafting and scrapbooking when I was looking for a way to preserve memories of my kids. So I guess I started out around 2005, had my first blog post at 2008 and never stopped ever since! I have been sharing my art journal layouts

for the last couple of years among my card making videos and they have been really popular. I love art journaling because it combines both papers and my love for paints and different kind of art mediums.

How do you describe your artwork? I would say it is a cardmaker’s view into art journaling. I like my layouts to have a theme and I avoid too messy and too random. I always have the general idea in my mind of what I am going to create before I start. But once I start things just

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Art journal page : Take life one cup at a time www.clips-n-cuts.com

take their own way. Since I started as a cardmaker, I have tons of stamps and patterned papers and I love using my supplies in my layouts.

Where do you find inspiration? I always choose a quote before I start a layout. I do keep a notebook with my favorite quotes, the list is growing there and I don’t know if I can ever find the time to make a layout for every one of them! Then I am building everything around that quote, using papers, stamps, colors that can bring that quote theme to life.

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What are your favorite themes? I am inspired by the seasons, so I am always making a Christmas theme, or one for spring, fall and summer. I also love to talk about things I enjoy doing in my art journals such as cardmaking or reading. Or even themes from everyday life like my cups of coffee, which is my most popular layout.

Who are your favorite designers (main references to your art)? I love many art journal artists and although we have definitely a different style I love looking at their creations, as


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Art journal page : If you can dream it... www.clips-n-cuts.com

Interview

Art journal page : Creativity www.clips-n-cuts.com

they introduce me to new mediums and techniques. I admire Tim Holtz and you’ll see me using his products repeatedly in my art. I do love the work of Limor Webber, France Papillon, Rachel Black, Christy Tomlinson, Donna Downey and so many more!

Blue. All shades of it. Living in Greece I see blue all around, from the sunny sky, to clear sea waters even to blue window shutters. And when it comes to combining colors, my all time favorite combination is blue and orange. I just can’t stay away from this.

Have you received any training in art or are you a self-taught?

What kind of materials do you prefer to use in your creations?

I did take painting lessons when I was young but I am not a professional artist.

In every art journal I have ever made I use paper. That’s a must. I cut them out, glue them down, create mosaics, add texture with it, you name it! I also use a lot of gel medium, gesso and acrylic paints.

What is your favorite color or colors?

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Art journal page : Reading www.clips-n-cuts.com

When did you create your youtube channel? How many vĂ­deos can we see from you? I have been sharing videos on my YouTube channel since 2008 You can find more than 250 howto videos there. Most of them are in cardmaking but recently I am posting many art journal/mixed media videos too. You can actually find there a how-to video on each of my art journal layouts.

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ArtJournal

A CHRISTMAS

By: Vicky Papaioannou

LAYOUT

Today I will walk you through a simple and easy Christmas layout that you can create on your art journal.

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STEP 1: Adhere tissue paper on your art journal. I used gel medium to glue it down and covered both pages. STEP 2: Use distress inks and a blending tool and apply ink all over. Combine a couple of different inks to make it more interesting and add depth to your background

STEP 3: Use your spatula and apply gesso here and there. It might not look good now but it will at the end. You don’t want a flat and boring background on your layout, do you? STEP 4: Use distress paint and cover up the white gesso. Again use a couple of shades of the same color to add more depth. In this step I used my finger to apply the paint, for a smooth and easy application.

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STEP 5: Use the stencil and apply distress ink with a blending tool. STEP 6: Use the ornament stencil on red paper and apply versamark ink through it.

STEP 7: Apply clear embossing powder and heat set. In this case I used an embossing powder that contains glitter for a sparkly effect. STEP 8: Cut out the ornaments and stick them down on your layout.

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STEP 9: Stamp the string that the ornaments are hanging from. In this stage you can even glue real string. STEP 10: Use gesso with water to add highlights on the ornaments.

STEP 11: Use brown marker to add shading around the ornaments and red marker to color red the dots of the mistletoe stencil . STEP 12: Stamp your phrase. In this case I went simple and used just one of my wooden stamps that says Merry Christmas.

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STEP 13: Use a brush with gesso and splatter some white drops here and there. You are done!

Supplies for this layout: - Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNAMENTS ssst101438 - Simon Says Stamp Stencil MOSAIC ORNAMENTS ssst121359 - Tim Holtz distress inks - Tim Holltz distress paints - Tim Holtz tissue wrap - Tim Holtz stencil Holly Bough THS015 - Gel medium - Gesso

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Scrapbooking

Family is forever - Boxed Album By: Carla Pimentel

One of my favorite designers is Cristi Maron from Paper Hoarder Disorder. She has a lot of videos where she shows this kind of albums that I simply adore. So I decided to do my version, dedicated to my family with two beautiful collections: Garment District and Nirvana from Marion Smith. 18 Paper and Cotton


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Halloween decor

Book of Spells and magic potion bottles By: Carla Pimentel

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Materials: Glass bottles of diferent sizes and a coffee jar Plastic Snakes, eyeballs and spiders Resin Skulls Tulle in black and purple Burlap Black and beige decorative gauze Black decorative ribbon Water Green colored hair gel Black and green acrylic paints Labels, stickers and tags from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection and from Graphics Fairy Ranger alcohol inks stonewashed, watermelon and purple twilight Stickles Distress glitter glue and silver glitter dust Distress ink peeled paint ModPodge Hot glue

Crow Liver Pills Paint the bottle with black acrylic paint. Glue the Graphics Fairy label with ModPodge. Cover all the bottle with ModPodge, and before it dries spread silver glitter dust. Seal the cork with hot glue. Make a bow with black tulle around the bottle. Glue the skull on the cork with hot glue. Decorate the tulle with silver glitter.

Snakes Elixir Fill the bottle with water stained with alcohol ink purple twilight. Introduce plastic snakes. Seal the cork with hot glue. Make a bow with purple tulle around the bottle. Glue the skull on the cork with hot glue. Decorate the tulle with Starry Night Stickles.

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Web of Spiders Liquor Fill the coffee jar with green colored hair gel. Introduce plastic spiders. Distress the label with distress ink peeled paint and glue it to the jar with ModPodge. Paint the burlap with green acrylic paint. Cover the lid of the jar with burlap and secure it with a loop of black gauze. Glue a spider on burlap. Glue the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tag to the gauze.

Fresh eyeballs Fill the jar with water stained with alcohol ink watermelon. Introduce plastic eyeballs. Glue the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Sticker to the jar. Paint the cork with black acrylic paint. Seal the cork with hot glue. Glue the ribbon around the cork and the spider on the top of the jar. Add Stickles Black Diamond to the top and around the jar.

Love Potion No.45 Fill the bottle with water stained with alcohol ink stonewashed. Glue the Olde Curiosity Shoppe label to the bottle with ModPodge. Cover cork with gauze and glue it to the bottle with ModPodge. Glue a spider on gauze. Decorate gauze with Stickles Spiced Marmaled.

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Book of Spells By: Carla Pimentel

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Materials:

-An old book/diary -Tissue paper -American Crafts Halloween Alphabet Chipboard -Ranger Distress Blending Tool -Distress ink and distress stain Vintage Photo -Tim Holtz tonic paper distresser -Mode Podge Gloss; Liquitex Multi Medium Matte -Foam Brush -Metal chain and toggle clasp for necklace -Ceramichrome Stain for Antiquing Maple and Jade Green -Goldfinger stain -Plastic Snake -Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments: Halloween -Cup of strong black tea -Glue

Wrinkle all the pages of the book/diary. Smooth just a little bit.

Distress the edges of all the pages with Tim Holtz Distresser paper tool. Here is a view of all the sheets after wrinkle the pages and distress of the edges.

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With a foam brush wet and stain all the pages with strong black tea. Let them dry overnight. Decide what you want to glue and where, on the front cover, and glue everything with a strong glue or with a heat glue gun. I glued the snake and the title (“livro de feitiços” means “book of spells” in Portuguese). The skull and bones were glued later.

Cut small pieces of tissue paper, wrinkle them and glue those pieces to the cover with ModPodge. Glue pieces also on the snake and title. How many more wrinkes you do, better. It gets a more beautiful texture.

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Paint all the tissue paper with Distress Stain and Distress Ink Vintage Photo with the help of the inkssentials distress blending tool. Let it dry well.

Glue the Skull. Give an old looking to parts of the cover, letters, snake and skull with Ceramichrome Stain for Antiquing, Maple and Jade Green colors and also with goldfinger stain. Add the Metal chain and toggle clasp and Tim Holtz ring fasteners to hold the cover.

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The edges of the pages were glued together with a good layer of Multi Medium Matte, and later stained with distress ink Vintage Photo. The book is ready to join the Botles of Magic Potions...

Creepy! ...and to decorate my chest of drawers of my home Hall!

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Scrapbooking

Beware! By: Hanifa Scraps This beautiful album and box is a project of Nidia Ponte - Hanifa Scraps, with the amazing collection An Eerie Tail of Graphic 45. In the end Nidia shows us a tutorial about the way she built the pages. The link for her youtube Channell where you can see the project is: http://youtu.be/jFG6B5sITDw

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Scrapbooking-tutorial

Materials: -5 A4 cardstocks for cover and pages cuted as explained below -1 A4 cardstock to pockets -An Eerie Tail collection from Grafic 45 -Ranger Distress Blending Tool -Distress ink Vintage Photo

-1 Magnetic fastener -Double sided tape -Liquid glue -Paper Trimmer -Paper Scoring board

How to elaborate the pages:

Cover that is also our 1st page: 1 A4 Cardstock. In the largest side of the sheet, fold at 15cm and 17,3cm. Note: the aim is to create a spine with 2,2cm. When you make the crease, the crease itself occupies space, hence the next crease has to be 17,3cm. About 12,1 to 12,2cm should be left, depending on the space that the creases occupy. In the short side of the sheet score at 2cm, rotated 180 째 and score again at 2cm, leaving a space between the creases of 17cm (the height of the album).

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2nd and 3rd Pages 1 sheet of cardstock with 17cm H x 27,5cm W. In width side score at 1cm and 16cm.

4th Page 1 sheet of cardstock with 29,7cm H x 18,5cm W. In width side score at 2cm in both edges of cardstock. In the height direction score at 6 cm. 34 Paper and Cotton


5th Page Cut 1 sheet of cardstock with 16,0cm H x 29,7cm W . Score and fold in the direction of its width at 6,5cm and 20,5cm.

Pockets For each pocket 1 cardstock with 21cm W x 8cm H. Score at 2 cm on 3 sides.

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Sizzix Giveaway

Giveaway

Sizzix速 is offering 2 lucky readers the chance to win a beautiful Big Shot machine along with a selection of dies from the stunning new collection Festive Paper Arts. 36 Paper and Cotton


Let the festivities commence with this simply magical Christmas collection by Debi Potter. Festive Paper Arts features designs that captivate all those traditional Christmas icons with a fresh and contemporary twist! The beautiful intricacy of these designs will allow you to create detailed embellishments for your cards, scrapbook pages and gift tags to give them instant Christmas sparkle! This collection is so versatile with everything from delicate snowflakes and patterned stockings to lovable snowmen, birds and reindeers. ‘From our home to yours’ is the perfect sentiment for sending your Christmas wishes and you will even find a die that features the names of all of Santa’s reindeers! Celebrate Christmas with style!

To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes worth over €174 be sure to enter now in: http://www.paperandcotton.pt, and also in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paperandcotton/319658671477213 and leave there a comment on which project would you like to do if you were one of the lucky winners. The name of the winners will be posted on the website and facebook page of the magazine December 1, 2014.

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Sizzix Christmas Cards

Christmas in blue and white By: Carla Pimentel

I love this new Christmas collection by Debi Potter, so I decided to test my imagination and made two collections of cards. One in shades of blue and white and the other in shades of red and green.

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Warmest Wishes w 14cmx11cm Dry-emboss kraft cardstock, and ink the texture with Color Box Frost White. Cut out and layer two strips of pattern paper and adhere to card. Die-cut the snowman from white cardstock and the swirl from pattern paper. Adhere to card. Paint the heart, the fingers and the scarf and cover with glossy accents. Add a sequin and the sentiment. Highlight the border with white pen (fake stitch). Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Christmas Trims #2 659913; Sizzix Texture Impression embossing folders 657251; Kraft Cardstock; White Cardstock; Pattern paper and Adhesive Toppers Sentiments from Winter Woodland Collection; Sequin; Glossy accents; blue, black and red markers; glue; 3D foam adhesives, color box frost white.

The Elf and the Tree w 18cmx13cm Cut out a rectangle of watercolor paper with 16cmx11cm. Paint with distress inks. Before they dry sprinkle with salt, and let dry. Stamp the Elf, paint with distress markers and cut the image. Die-cut the tree from pattern paper. Adhere the Elf and the tree to watercolor paper. Wrap with twine and adhere to card. Cut out the bird from pattern paper and adhere to the tree. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Christmas Trims 659912; White Cardstock; Watercolor paper; Pattern paper; Twine; Distress inks faded jeans, tumbled glass, weathered wood, barn door, tattered rose, mustard seed, antique linen glue; stamp stampendous cling CRM273; Archival ink jet black.

Peace on earth w 14cmx11cm Cut out and layer 3 strips of pattern paper. Apply the snow brad and adhere to white card. Round 2 corners of the card with the Crop-a-Dile corner chomper. Die-cut the snowflakes and adhere to card. Stamp sentiment onto paper with Archival ink french ultramarine. Highlight sentiment with Zig Wink of Stella Pen. Add self-adhesive gems. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Christmas Trims 659912; White Cardstock; Pattern paper from Winter Woodland Collection; Stamp; Archival Ink stamp pad french ultramarine; Zig Wink of Stella Pen; Crop-a-dile corner chomper; self-adhesive gems; glue; 3D foam adhesives. Paper and Cotton 39


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Sizzix Christmas Cards

Christmas in red and green By: Carla Pimentel

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Merry Christmas bootsw 14cmx11cm Cut out a rectangle of white cardstock and dry emboss it. Adhere to card. Cut a strip of pattern paper and adhere to card. Die-cut the boots and adhere them to a rectangle of green cardstock. Adhere to card. Add the sentiment. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Christmas Trims 659912; Sizzix Texture Impression from starter kit; White Cardstock; Green cardstock; Pattern paper from Winter Woodland Collection; Winter Woodland Adhesive Toppers Sentiments; glue.

Peace dove w 16cmx11cm Cut out a rectangle of green cardstock and dry emboss it. Adhere to card. Cut a strip of pattern paper wrap with ribbon and adhere to card. Die-cut the dove and layer with a rectangle of pattern paper. Adhere to a rectangle of red cardstock. Adhere to card. Add red and gold sequins. Higlight the music notes with gold stickles. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Christmas Trims #2 659913; Embossing folder from cArt-Us with music notes; White Cardstock; Red Cardstock; Green Cardstock; Pattern paper from Winter Woodland Collection; Sequins; glue; 3D foam adhesives; gold stickles.

Merry Christmas Reindeer w 15cmx11cm Cut out a rectangle of white cardstock. Cut a rectangle of pattern paper and adhere to white cardstock. Die-cut the Reindeer from red cardstock and wrap with twine. Layer with the pattern paper. Adhere to white cardstock. Add the button and make a bow with the twine. Adhere white cardstock to card. Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot Machine 657900; Sizzix Thinlits Die Merry Christmas 659916; White Cardstock; Red cardstock; Pattern paper from Winter Woodland Collection; Button from Winter Woodland Collection; Twine; glue; 3D foam adhesives. Paper and Cotton 41


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Home Decor

Lamp with Butterflies By: Carla Pimentel

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Materials:

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

1 -Fit up the lamp.

wSizzix Flowers #20, #658300 wSizzix Basic Shapes 658300 wSizzix Butterfly, #658300 wSizzix Flowers, #658300 A wString wScraps of pattern papers from Graphic 45 Little Darlings and Secret Garden collections wWhite cardstock wAlcohol Ink Citrus and blending solution wPerle dimensional fabric paint wGlossy accents wHot glue gun wIKEA paper lamp

2 - Stain the string with alcohol ink and blending solution.

4 - Glue the string to the lamp with hot glue.

5- Everything you will need from Sizzix starter kit.

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6 - Die-cut flowers from framelits.

8- Die-cut the small flowers and the delicate butterflies.

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7 -Die-cut butterflies from Sizzix Basic Shapes die.

9 - Fit up layers of butterflies and flowers with diferent pattern papers and cardstock. Glue with glossy accents. You’ll need about 20 butterflies and 16 flowers.


10 - Make a fake pearl in thecenter of the flowers and butterflies with pearl dimensional fabric paint. Let them dry.

11- Glue all the butterflies and flowers around the lamp on the string. Add cut outs of leaves and small butterflies from the pattern papers.

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Scrapbooking-tutorial

Merry Christmas By: Carla Pimentel

This mini album was done with Reflections Christmas collection echo park paper co. It is an album that folds and unfolds in several parts. I’ll give you a tutorial how to build the pages. Decorate them as you like.

Materials: -4 A4 cardstocks (8 1/4 x 11 3/4�) -4 extra A4 cardstocks to make pockets and decorations -Reflections Christmas collection kit #RC55016 -Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Alphabet COS68227 -My Minds Eye collectable enamel dots -My Minds Eye collectable decorative brads -My Minds Eye winter wonderland decorative buttons

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1 - Cut 1st cardstock in size 8 1/4 x 11” and score at 4” and 5”.

2 - Cut 2nd cardstock in size 8 1/4 x 11” and score at 1”,2”, 8” and 8 1/2”.

3 - Cut the 3rd cardstock in 5 3/4 x 8 1/4” size.

4 - Glue right side of the 1st sheet to the 2nd sheet by 1” flap.

5 - Glue your 5 3/4” cardstock to the right side flap of the 2nd cardstock.

6 - The album will close like this.

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7 - Score the 4th cardstock (8 1/4 x 11 3/4”) at 1/2” and 6 1/8”. Fold the flaps as you see in the image.

8 - Glue the left 1/2” flap of the 4th cardstock to the right side of the 3rd cardstock.

9 - Take the ribbon and attach to the backside of the album.

10 - Make sure your ribbon is enough to make a bow.

11 - Glue the magnetic imans to the 3rd and 4th cardstocks as you see in the image.

12 - Glue the magnetic discs to the 4th cardstock as you see in the image. Decorate the pages as you like. Make pockets and tags...Have fun!

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Creative Sewing

Apron with owl applique By: Carla Pimentel

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Creative Sewing

Materials: For the apron: wCut 1 rectangle (cotton) 55cm W x 47cm H for the apron body wCut 1 rectangle (cotton) 55cm W x 16cm H for bottom accent strip wCut 1 rectangle (cotton) 55cm W x 16cm H for waistband strip wCut 2 rectangles (cotton) 110cm W x16cm H for the apron ties wRickrack braid 80 cm

For the pocket: wCut 1 rectangle (cotton) 14cm W x 16cm H wDouble sided iron-on adhesive for bonding fabric wScraps of (cotton) fabric to the owl wSizzix Bigz Die Owl #4 - #659911 wSizzix Big Shot Machine 657900 wBlack cotton perlé (embroidery thread)

And also: wSewing Scissors wPinking shears wSewing machine wPins wThreads wSteam iron

Sizzix Bigz Die Owl #4 - # 659911

All the fabrics and rickrack braid were kindly offered by: r Rua Tomás Ribeiro nº 509 Matosinhos Portugal Phone: +351 22 937 17 80

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Fold the waistband in half, and the raw edge fold under 1cm so that the folded edge coverts the top stitch line. Pin in place.

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Cut a rectangle 16cm H x 14cm W and choose the scraps of fabric for the owl.

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Turn the ties right side out, through the opening.

Make a zigzag stitch all the way across waistband and ties, in order to make a perfect finish and to close the opening of the waistband piece.

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On the wrong side turn under 1cm of the top raw edge, then fold over again 2 cm more and


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On the right side sew the rickrack braid on the stitch line you made.

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Put the scrap of fabric on the glue side of the adhesive paper for bonding and iron.

Place the fabric scraps on the Sizzix Bigz Cut out the several parts of the owl that 21 Die – Owl #4 – 659911 and run them 22 you’ll apply on the pocket. through Sizzix machine.

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Remove the sticker and glue each one of the owl parts on the right side of the pocket. Press.

Sew with a decorative stitch (I chose 24 small zigzag stitch and straight stich in some parts). I added small legs and pupils with embroidery thread.

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Make a hem with 1 cm on both sides and at the base of the pocket and secure it with a straight stitch in front of the apron.

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Beautiful reasons to go shopping

Tinsel and Company Teresa Collins collection

Time to flourish collection Graphic 45 Wink of Stella Christmas Sparkle Pens

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Werter’s panna cotta

By: Olivia Rocha/alquimiadostachos.com

The panna cotta (Italian: literally “cooked cream”) is a typical dessert of the Italian region of Piedmont, made of whipped cream, sugar and confectionery, usually decorated with red fruit jam. The one I present today is a variant of the original Panna Cotta. 60 Paper and Cotton


Ingredients: • 125g of caramels Werther’s (or the same kind) • 250ml milk • 250ml cream • 5 sheets of gelatin • caramel qs

Directions: Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water. In a heavy based saucepan, pour the milk (half), cream, caramels and heat (not boiling - on low heat) until the caramels melt, stirring with a spoon. Heat half of the reserved milk and dissolve the gelatin therein. Once the caramels are melted, stir them with the dissolved gelatin until all is involved. Divide the Panna Cotta into the caramelized bowls and chill them. Refrigerate at least 6 hours (preferably overnight).

Caramel sauce for topping Ingredients: 210 g sugar 85g butter 120 ml cream

Directions: Bring the sugar to the boil and heat, stirring constantly until sugar is melted. Stir the butter with a wire whisk until butter is melted. Remove from heat and very slowly, drizzle in cream while whisking. Paper and Cotton 61


Fruits Tiramisu By: Olivia Rocha /alquimiadostachos.com

Ingredients: -250g mascarpone cheese -200g sugar -2 eggwhites -200 ml whipped cream -Ladyfingers q.s. -100g strawberries -1 banana -2 kiwis -200ml coffee -1 tablespoon orange liqueur 62 Paper and Cotton


Directions: Beat mascarpone cheese and sugar together; stir whipped cream into mascarpone mixture. Beat eggwhites untill stiff peaks form and fold into the anterior mixture. Prepare the fruit and reserve. Line a rectangular tray with cling film and reserve. Fit up tiramisu this way: One layer of ladyfingers lightly soaked in coffee mixed with liqueur; Other layer of mascarpone cheese; A third layer of diced fruits; Repeat one layer of each, finishing with a last layer of ladyfingers. Refrigerate for a few hours, preferably overnight. Paper and Cotton 63


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Ankylosing Spondylitis A disabling disease of young adult By : Alexandra Bernardo, MD* *Hospitalar Rheumatologist, Centro Hospitalar de S.João Porto; Hospital Lusíadas Porto, Portugal

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that predominantly affects the sacroiliac joints and the spine, and may also affect other joints (peripheral).

Symptoms Typical symptoms are pain in the lower back and buttocks usually more pronounced overnight, disrupting sleep, that is relieved by exercise and a sense of rigidity of the spine (difficulty in performing movements) in the early morning and lasting more than 30 minutes. The remaining regions of the spine can also be affected, particularly the cervical spine (neck) and thoracic spine. There may be inclusive pain to chest level and limitation of chest expansion (of the 64 Paper and Cotton

respiratory movements). The term “ankylosing” relates to the fact that this disease progress to ankylosis (fusion) of the bone surfaces of the joints, leading to loss of joint mobility. After several years of disease, when not diagnosed at an early stage or without proper medication to its severity, the vertebrae and the sacroiliac joints tend to merge through bone “bridges” (in the spine are called syndesmophytes). The spine progressively loses its normal motion and may even progress to complete loss of movement resembling a “pipe”, and there is change to the normal curvature (it is very typical the increase of curvature of the spine, giving an aspect of a “hump”). These deformities are irreversible and are highly disabling for the activities of the day-to-day (pick up objects, drive, lie down, stand up ...) and can occur at an early stage of life, with very great limitations either at professional level or a personal level. May also have other symptoms accompany the vertebral pain, such as pain and swelling in other joints (“puffy” appearance), pain in the tendon insertions or ligaments (often there is pain underneath or behind the heel), ocular complaints due to uveitis (red eye without discharge, with pain and sensation of blurred vision), intestinal


of disease progression, coming these patients to consultation often at a late stage, with severe, irreversible and very disabling injuries. Sacroiliac MRI and eventually spine MRI, detects early inflammatory changes, allowing early diagnosis and treatment, avoiding or minimizing the occurrence of serious consequences already described. These tests are of interest when the clinical suspicion is large and the Rx does not yet show the typical changes complaints (frequent episodes of diarrhea, sometimes with blood), heart problems, kidney etc. .. The first manifestations of the disease appear in late adolescence or early adulthood and are rare after age 45. Ankylosing Spondylitis is about 3-5 times more frequent in men than in women. On the other hand, typically have a slower and less severe evolution in women. What are the causes? There are genetic factors associated with the disease (is more likely when there are already other cases in the family), but other factors are involved in its onset, including prior intestinal infection, stress, physical or emotional trauma ... Given the complaints mentioned above, it is important early observation by a Rheumatologist.

What is the treatment? The treatment relies on the use of antiinflammatories. In cases where there is involvement of the peripheral joints, there are other effective medication (sulfasalazine, methotrexate, steroids infiltrations ...). Until very recently these were the only drugs available, often insufficient to treat the most severe cases, so the disease could evolve despite the medication. In the past decade have been used, with great success, biotech traits, which came to improve the quality of life of patients. Physical therapy also plays a very important role, with the primary aim to avoid the loss of joint mobility. Hydrokinesiotherapy has particular interest (exercises in warm water pools).

Diagnosis The diagnosis is based on complaints of spinal pain at rest and stiffness (more pronounced in the early morning) and presence of sacroiliitis on radiographs of the pelvis. It is common a delay of several years (3-7 years) between the first symptoms and the appearance of typical radiographic changes of sacroiliitis. This delay in diagnosis and in initiation of treatment has the effect Paper and Cotton 65


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Viagens

Corfu

The island of olives

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By: JosĂŠ Paulo Andrade Photos: JosĂŠ Paulo Andrade


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Travel

Streets of Corfu

Corfu is located in the Ionian Sea, in the north end, very close to the Greek mainland and Albania (2 km, the closest point). Is 60 km long and its width varies between 4 and 30 km, with an area of approximately 592 km2. Unlike many other Greek islands is covered by lush vegetation, due to the cooler climate and relatively high humidity. Olive trees seem to be everywhere, some with hundreds or even thousands of years. The plantation was promoted by Venetians and because trees are very high, farmers expect the olives to fall by themselves instead of pick. Like all Greek islands has a very rich history. Mythologically the first inhabitants were Phaecians, major

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Milky way in the bay of Ermones

shipbuilders, that came according to a myth from the countries of the Cyclops. The island was occupied by the Illyrians, Romans, Vandals, Vikings, Byzantines, Venetians (those with major marks on the island due to having stayed 12041797), French and British (these 18141864), and this is a bit exhaustive list. To point out that unlike the other Greek islands, the occupation by the Ottoman empires was relatively short lived, having not left great monuments. From 1864 she joined the newly established Greece. Due to the variety of its occupants the island was once known as “Makris” (long), “Drepano” (due to sickle-shape), “Kerkyra “ (see below the meaning) and Byzantine “Korypho” that finally lead to the current Corfu, which means Gulf in Latin.

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Ionian Sea. Left Albania. Right Greek mainland.

How to get and to know the islandpractical notes The most practical is the airway. The airport is small, having to walk to the plane. The connection is usually made through Athens, however there are charter flights and even several “low-cost�. There are also numerous ferries connecting to mainland Greece, Italy and other Greek islands (via Brindisi). The roads are acceptable and the island is known well by renting a car at very competitive prices. These are mostly of low capacity but all with air conditioning which is essential in the warm months. The road signs are in Greek but also in Latin characters which allows a good navigation with the aid of a map. 70 Paper and Cotton


Corfu old fortress.

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Sidari.

The vegetation often invades the roads, due to lack of maintenance; there are virtually no motorways, so it is advisable to move at an average speed of 50 km/h on most roads and less on narrow mountain roads. You should have cash on hand because there are relatively few ATMs on the island (there are some in the town of Corfu). However, all tourist services and most shops accept credit cards. Fuel pumps (expensive) are also rare but with half a tank is enough to visit the major sights of the island in a day or two. You find for sale olive oil, honey, wine and an alcoholic anised-flavored drink 72 Paper and Cotton

(ouzo, typically Greek) and numerous crafts made of olive wood. These crafts are interesting, being the most expensive made from wood of century-old olive trees. There are also many pieces and crafts in silver and gold. Corfu town The island’s capital is the city of Corfu, known by indigenous and identified in the road signs as Kerkyra. Kerkyra was a nymph who fell in love with Poseidon. The child resulting from this passion, according to this myth, was Phaiax (Phaecian) born on this island.


Part of the old city view from the old fortress. On the background the fort built by the Venetians.

In fact, by its natural conditions and with a natural fortress easily defensible, its origin is very ancient and fortified since its beginning. Today is a Unesco World Heritage site. Is stretched between two large fortresses and partially surrounded by large walls that defended it over the centuries against several sieges, especially the Ottomans. The so-called “old town” remained relatively preserved and its center has several architectural styles dependent on the nationality of the various occupants. Again predominate the buildings of Serene Republic, many of them marked

with the winged lion of S. Marcos. The buildings are tall and the streets and lanes are narrow with a distinct Mediterranean character and southern Europe – neighbors talking through the windows, clothes drying on the street, children playing. In stores, the seller waits for customers on a bench at his door – the price is relatively fixed, not helping much haggling about the price but you should always try when purchasing multiple items. Numerous patios are visible, stones stairs, windows with flower pots. In short, is an inhabited historic city, and not yet generalized by tourism. Paper and Cotton 73


Palaiokastritsa Monastery

The large square in the city is called “Spianáda” and is in front of the old fortress. At this location stroll the inhabitants of Corfu especially on Sundays being filled with terraces and cafés. On the outskirts of Kerkyra is the peninsula of Kanoni. It is considered one of the most beautiful spots on the island – is observed in this location the islet with the monastery of Vlachéras and even closer to shore, Pontikonissi and the small monastery of Pantocrator. Right on the edge, in the same lagoon of Chalkiopoulos lies the runway. Also on the outskirts of Corfu, is located 74 Paper and Cotton

the Kaiser´s Bridge in Perama. Was the site crossed by the German emperor to go to the Palace Achilleion. This palace is dedicated to the hero Achilles, was built in the late nineteenth century and was a favorite retreat of the Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sissi. The coast of Corfu There are numerous beaches and plenty of tourist accommodations from the modest guest house to 5-star luxury hotel. On the island there are pebbles beaches but also plenty of sandy beaches. The north cost and west


Above: Cave in Island of Paxis

coast are very scenic with mountains, mountain villages and shear cliffs overlooking the sea. In this stands out Palaiokastritsa, where is located a monastery, founded in 1255. Further north lies the castle of Angelokastro, a fort with Byzantine origin. On the northern cost is located the beach of Sidari, with interesting rock formations. In this beach is located a known trap for tourists: the Love Canal a communication between sedimentary rocks with a local legend.

Below: Island of Anti-Paxis

Tours to neighboring islands There are numerous tours available. It is advisable to go to the neighboring islands of Paxis and Anti-Paxis. During the trip you see Albania (there are also trips to go there) and mainland Greece. The island of Paxis, has an interesting coastline with enormous caves, visited by tour boats. Its capital, is a small town, named Gaios (a disciple of the apostle Paul, who walked there), a small fishing port. The island of Anti-Paxis has only 5km2 and is characterized by its white sandy beaches and bays with clear blue water. Paper and Cotton 75


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In this issue we present the beautiful work submitted by 4 of our readers to our email: geral@paperandcotton.pt Have you already thought that when you send us your work you can be choose to be the next Guest Artist in an upcoming issue of the magazine? Many thanks to all that send us emails.

Door Plate Merry Christmas By: Iolanda Sobral

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Lucy Artes By: LĂşcia Machado

I’m an artisan in my free time, I have my small virtual corner in: www.facebook.com/lucyartes663?ref=hl I leave here my sincere congratulations for having a space where we can view several techniques and various arts together, which is rare in our country (Portugal). Paper and Cotton 77


Louloulaly - “Dreamy artist� By: Loulou (Lurdes Martins)

With unique works undertaken with great care. Why Loulou? It was this way, since I was a little girl, that friends and family called me. https://facebook.com/lpages/louloulaly/467875296586890?ref=hl

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Handmade by Mafalda By: Mafalda Baião

I’m Mafalda and I’m a lover/curious of craft. Throughout the years I made several techniques, but those I like most (...)sewing and scrapbooking. www.facebook.com/pages/Handmade-by-Mafalda/149472358449423

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