How to make the most of the “Grab it before it’s Gone” deals from Lisa Horton Crafts

Hello again

Today’s post is slightly different because rather than showing you a new collection from Lisa Horton Crafts – I would like to link you to various resources that will allow you to make the most of the bargains that you will be able to pick up on Create and Craft TV.

Create and Craft USA 9pm/9.45pm on Thursday 22nd July ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Create and Craft UK 9am/2.15pm on Friday 23rd July ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Slimline Cutting Dies these have become increasingly popular over the past twelve months. The advantage of Lisa’s dies are that the frames and the layers all interchange.

LHC SLIMLINE LOOPS AND BUBBLES – https://tidd.ly/3eBFSS3

LHC SLIMLINE HONEYCOMBE – https://tidd.ly/3eBFSS3

LHC SLIMLINE BUTTERFLIES – https://tidd.ly/3eIxoIV

For more tips from me on how to create your own inky backgrounds then watch my YouTube video –

To read my thought process for creating slimline cards read my previous blog post

Slimline Mini Cutting Dies – this style of cutting die is particularly popular in the States and now we are incorporating this style in our card making too.

LHC DIAGONAL CIRCLES BACKGROUND – https://tidd.ly/3kHOZEG

LHC DIAGONAL SQUARES BACKGROUND – https://tidd.ly/2TqRos5

LHC DUO FRAMED STITCHED HEART – https://tidd.ly/3zoocB5

LHC DUO FRAMED STITCHED SQUARE – https://tidd.ly/2W6x3cz

LHC DUO FRAMED STITCHED CIRCLE – https://tidd.ly/3kKAZd9

To see more cards made with these versatile mini slimline dies read –

Amazing Layered Dies – This is a brilliant word die and stamp set. Originally I worked with the HAPPY set ( which is not on the show) however you can still glean some ideas on how to use the set and incorporate the word AMAZING instead.

LHC AMAZING LAYERED STAMP AND DIE – https://tidd.ly/3zqF6iR

To read more about these striking cards –

Framed Sentiments – Birthday/Hugs Happy /Smile Cutting dies- These pairs of cutting dies will also be available but only while stocks last.

LHC BIRTHDAY HUGS – https://tidd.ly/36QgxPX

LHC HAPPY SMILE – https://tidd.ly/3eBDECb

I have talked about card frames, backgrounds and different word dies. Next, I will talk about flora dies to embellish your cards.

Build a Bloom Die Set – this was one of the earlier die sets in Lisa’s range. You can tell this because of the colour of the dies which are green. The good quality is just the same though.

LHC BUILD A BLOOM – https://tidd.ly/3BoRwJN

I set myself a challenge to see how many combinations of flowers I could make. For further details read –

Or watch this really speedy video

Through the Grapevine and From Little Acorns – these two die sets have more of an Autumnal feel however the elements can be used for any season.

LHC THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – https://tidd.ly/3kK1mjo

LHC FROM LITTLE ACORNS – https://tidd.ly/3wSEv7B

My final recommendation from the show are the Nested Triangles dies.

LHC NESTED TRIANGLES – https://tidd.ly/3izClVy

Never underestimate just how useful a basic shaped die set can be.

If after reading this very long post you still need inspiration then I would highly recommend joining the Facebook group – Crafting with Lisa Horton – https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507/

Or watch the videos from my talented team mates on the design team – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4v_06Gd03xxPb7K1Mpx9OQ

Enjoy the shows. Don’t forget to grab the bargains because when they are gone they are not coming back. Lisa Horton has more exciting goodies on the way and needs the space!

I would be really pleased if you could leave a comment below to let me know what you buy and how useful you found this blog post.

Thank you

Love xx Elisabeth xx

Hobby House – Warm Wishes Selection Box

Hello again,

I began my design team journey with the Hobby House Autumn Blessings collection so it was like “coming home” to be asked by HH HQ to make some samples for the shows on Friday 16th July at 12.45pm and 3.45pm on Create and Craft TV

The “Warm Wishes” Selection Box incorporates previous classics such as Autumn Blessings, Deck the Halls and WInter Rose. The mix of mini boxes, toppers, card stock and embellishments make it a wonderful kit for new crafters. In addition, it is a great way for fans of the Hobby House to top up their stash.

I have used the contents of the Warm Wishes Selection Box which will cost less than ยฃ20 at showtime. The details for this box will not show on the Create and Craft website until nearer the time.

WARM WISHES SELECTION BOX – https://tidd.ly/3xXxpAp

To view the contents of the show –

https://tidd.ly/3xQ5ulT

Also available –

DECK THE HALLS – https://tidd.ly/3kdySy9

WINTER ROSE – https://tidd.ly/3B1aQMM

EMERALD PEARLESCENT 15CM SQUARE SET  https://tidd.ly/3i8TQM0

FESTIVE PEARLESCENT 15CM SQUARE SET https://tidd.ly/2VD8XWB

My blog today will focus on basic instructions/dimensions for a few of the projects I made (which fingers crossed you will see on Friday). The main box idea is the same for all of the holders. It is based upon the simple boxes I made with the children: during my time as a teaching assistant. I build the box around the number of boxes that I want to use.

Festive Hugs Carrier.

The holder in this set holds two milk cartons.

To create one half of the box – cut 5 1/2″x 5 1/2″ square from white card stock. Score each border edge at 1 1/2″. Fold and burnish. Then cut into the vertical top and bottom fold line up to the point where the two score lines meet. Fold in each of the flaps and secure to make the basic box base.

Create a back panel measuring 2 1/2″ x 7″. Die cut a central aperture if required. Adhere the panel squarely to the box base.

Repeat for second box. Then stick the panels back to back.

Also included in this photo is a shopping list pad. Take a simple lined pad (available in packs from the ยฃ1 stores). Die cut a DL panel from the card stock and stick to the front cover of the pad. I added a strong magnet to the back too.

The cracker is made from two of the small boxes joined together and held securely with the middle wrap band.

Joy Carrier

The holder in this set holds three loop handle boxes.

To create the box. Use the same technique as above. Cut the card stock to

10 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Score each border edge at 1 1/4″.

The handle requires 2 pieces of 1 1/2″ x length of A4 card. Stick together and make the handle fit the length of the box and the height you require.

Magic is in the Air Carrier

The holder in this set holds four milk carton boxes.

To create the box use the same technique as above. Cut the card stock to

7″ x 4″. Score each border edge to 1 1/4″. Repeat for second base box.

Cut middle panel to 7″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere both panels along the shorter edge of the base boxes.

Merry and Bright.

If you want to create an aperture – remember to die cut the shape from the third panel before creating the mini box. A small piece of acetate will make the holder sturdier.

Snowflake kisses.

To make a gingerbread house take one of each style of box. Use the milk carton box to create the roof of the house by cutting off one side panel. Keep the tab in place though. Create a triangular prism. Then mark off the excess part of the end flaps to create three triangles which can then be stuck together. Take the second box design and carefully cut away all the handle tabs to create rectangles. This can then be stuck down as per the opposite end of the box. Stick the triangular prism to the rectangular prism, ready to decorate.

The tower box is made by sticking the handle flaps inside the base of the top box and securing from the inside.

Trick or Treat

This easel box is great for November treats. Make a base box as above using 1 6″x6″ square with a 1″ border.

To create the sleeve for the box. Cut an A4 piece of card to 4″ x the length. Score at 1″, 5″,6″,10″,11″. Crease, fold and adhere the last fold line to create a sleeve. The box will slide inside the sleeve.

Simply create a 4’x4: easel card and stick the base of the card to the top of the box sleeve.

Winter Wishes

This easel/ pocket card holds four 4″x4″ cards which are the perfect size for the square toppers.

Please note these measurements are in metric because the markings were easier to locate.

Take a piece of A4 card stock and cut to 15cm x length.

Score the border at 2cm.

Score at 11cm and 13cm. Mark at 24cm but don’t score. With the 24cm mark at the top of the card. Cut away the left and right side panels from the top to the 24cm mark. Cut in at the 13cm and 11cm fold lines and fold the tab inwards.

Turn the template over and add glue to the two sets of side taps. Bring together to form the pocket.

Cut an easel card to 15cm x 14cm and adhere the panel of the pocket to the front of the easel card. If required use a circle punch to cut away a finger hole on the front of the pocket. Decorate as desired.

Robin Redbreast.

Save your takeaway boxes because they make perfect boxes for your projects.

To make the Bay wIndow card. Cut two pieces of card stock to 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Score the top piece at 1/2″, 2″, 6 1/4″ and 7 3/4″. Fold as a valley, mountain, mountain,valley. Add a raised panel to the inside of the card then secure the front of the card by the first 1’2″ strip and hold in place with the last 1/2″ strip.

As you can see there are many different things that can be created with the contents of this Warm Wishes Selection box. The projects above will make great festive gifts which will be very cost effective too.

Enjoy the shows and please let me know in the comments below how you get on the project ideas I have created and shared. Please remember to acknowledge my ideas if sharing your own makes on social media. Thank you.

Happy crafting

Love Elisabeth xx

WARM WISHES SELECTION BOX – https://tidd.ly/3xXxpAp

To view the contents of the show –

https://tidd.ly/3xQ5ulT

Also available –

DECK THE HALLS – https://tidd.ly/3kdySy9

WINTER ROSE – https://tidd.ly/3B1aQMM

EMERALD PEARLESCENT 15CM SQUARE SET  https://tidd.ly/3i8TQM0

FESTIVE PEARLESCENT 15CM SQUARE SET https://tidd.ly/2VD8XWB

CRAFT CONSORTIUM – SEA AND SHORE.

Hello again

Craft Consortium in collaboration with Katy Hackney of Hackney and Co have created another glorious collection of papers, stamps and embellishments. This might just be my favourite collection ever – beating both sets of Tell the Bees !

Snapshot of Sea and Shore….

These are the smallest of my cards and I love them! They are made with the 6×6 papers and three of the stamps which I inked in a co-ordinating colour to match the water colour pencils.

The pinwheel/ quadrangle/ four winged cards are currently, very popular. Essentially it is has a central cuboid with four equally sized sides. To decorate this version I stamped all of the images from the stamp sets with bright co-ordinating versafine clair inks and die- cut the starfish and the sea-weed elements. Then I built up four different sea shore scenes upon the12X12 papers.

To really see this collection in all it’s glory and more of my samples then I recommend taking a look at my YouTube video. I think you will be able to tell from the excitement in my voice just how much I love this beautifully illustrated collection.

Love

Elisabeth xx

This collection is available to buy from Craft Stash. Please use my affiliate links to purchase.

SEA AND SHORE COMPLETE COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3AmEHiL

SEA AND SHORE 12X12 PAPER PAD – https://tidd.ly/3qySYnX

SEA AND SHORE 6X6 PAPER PAD – https://tidd.ly/3y1Gfwm

SEA AND SHORE  STAMP SET  1 – https://tidd.ly/3y6dP4r

SEA AND SHORE STAMP SET 2 – https://tidd.ly/2UcZLaC

SEA AND SHORE CUTTING DIES – https://tidd.ly/2TiC6W4

SEA AND SHORE WOOD SHAPES – https://tidd.ly/3w76VdG

SEA AND SHORE WASHI – https://tidd.ly/3hmNt7l

SEA AND SHORE ENAMEL DROPS – https://tidd.ly/361u8DF

SEA AND SHORE METAL CHARMS SHELLS – https://tidd.ly/2UatWPJ

SEA AND SHORE METAL CHARMS STARFISH – https://tidd.ly/3x7B12c

To view the entire range of products from Craft Consortium Ltd – take a look at their website

https://www.craftconsortium.com/

To join like minded fans of these products then join the Craft Consortium Network Group on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – SHELDON THE SHEEP

Hello again

I have had such crafting fun with the new Cute Cutz range from Lisa Horton Crafts. I was lucky enough to be sent Sheldon the Sheep and here are a few of the cards I made for the shows on Create and Craft which air on

Monday 5th July at 10.30pm on Create and Craft USA

Tuesday 6th July at 6pm on Create and Craft UK

Wednesday 7th July at 7.30am/8.15am/3pm/8.15pm on Create and Craft UK

Howzat

First up, I made Sheldon a jumper using the Knitted 3D Embossing Folder. There are two layers for the body so I embossed them both. Then I decided to turn him into a cricketer so I turned his mop of hair into a quiff and gave him an eye by cutting into the die that also forms the inner ear. I die cut his legs twice and cut away the back legs from the first set. Next I cut all four legs on the second set and chose the best fit for the arms. His muzzle area was placed on the angle and a cricket ball was cut from red card with white lines added on the seams.

“I wool always love ewe”

This is how my crafting brain works. I spotted this sentiment in the Farmyard Sentiments Stamps. This set me off singing the song made famous by Whitney Houston which then made me think of Diva’s. This led me to remembering The Three Degrees. Each of these lovely lambs has a face and a character of their own. Simply move the eyes around or try different shapes and colours to change the look.

Little Bo Sheep

In another play on words, I remembered Little Bo Peep from the classic Nursery Rhyme. To turn this sheep into a little lady I gave her a floral embossed dress complete with a lacy petticoat and a bow for her wool. I angled her head on the side to make it look like she was waiting in the field and placed her on a circular easel card complete with Petite Petal flowers ( which will also be in the same show)

Rudolph the Red Nose ReinSheep

Once again, this idea came randomly. I cut out the trees from the Set the Scene – Greenery dies and thought to myself. “These look like antlers”. Next, I die cut the base elements in dark brown and completed the look with a bright red nose. I finished off the card by embossing a white background with the stunning Slimline Mistletoe 3D Embossing Folder and added a matching bough of leaves. The sentiment is rather apt too !

This is a really humorous and creative set of dies to work with. You can bring them to life by imagining what you want them to be and making it happen by changing the colour of the card stock, adding different elements or moving the position of the eyes.

THESE ARE THE PRODUCTS THAT I HAVE USED ALONG WITH AFFILIATE LINKS TO CREATE AND CRAFT. If the item is not in stock I would recommend signing up to alert emails with Lisa Horton Crafts at That Craft Place – https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – SHELDON THE SHEEP https://tidd.ly/3yn0Tr0

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – CLARA THE COW https://tidd.ly/3ymA7z2

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – HORATIO THE HORSE https://tidd.ly/3yqyL6g

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – PEGGY THE PIG https://tidd.ly/2SOC6wZ

SET THE SCENE – GARDEN GREENERY – https://tidd.ly/3jJpVwo

FARMYARD SENTIMENT STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/36hj7Oy

PETITE PETALS – https://tidd.ly/36fpOkk

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – WATER DROPLETS – https://tidd.ly/3jImSoj

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – KNITTED https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/collections/lisa-horton-crafts-embossing-folders/products/3d-embossing-folder-knitted

3D SLIMLINE EMBOSSING FOLDER – MISTLETOE – https://tidd.ly/36fqgiw

Enjoy the shows and don’t forget to share your makes on the Crafting with Lisa Horton Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

Until next time. Happy crafting !

Love Elisabeth xx

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE

Hello again,

Today sees the launch of Christmas crafting on Create and Craft TV which to non crafters seems complete nonsense but those in the know realise that it takes time to create personal, handmade cards. We need the tools so that we can start Christmas 2021!

The first range that I have had the pleasure of working with are the fabulous Slimline 3D Embossing Folders from Lisa Horton Crafts.

SLIMLINE MISTLETOE 3D FOLDER AND DIE  – https://tidd.ly/3ipt5ES

SLIMLINE POINSETTIA 3D FOLDER AND DIE . – https://tidd.ly/3uWbIhF

SLIMLINE PINE CONES  3D FOLDER –  https://tidd.ly/3gcWzDf

SLIMLINE SNOWFLAKES 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3ciKcUT

SLIMLINE HOLLY AND BERRIES 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3psRsmt

SLIMLINE CHRISTMAS ROSE 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3coZcRc

FULL COLLECTION OF FESTIVE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS WITH CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/2SgEoVl

These samples were made for the launch show on Create and Craft on Monday 7th June at 6pm. If there is stock available two more shows will air on Tuesday 8th June at 11.15am and 4.30pm.

Holly and Berries

This is the simplest of cards and sometimes simple works best – particularly when batch making cards for Christmas. Here I have teamed up a silver glitter card frame (using LHC Rectangle Scalloped and Nested Dies) with a white embossed panel (using the Holly and Berries Slimline Embossing Folder).

Traditional

Here the same embossing folder has been used with a slimline panel and a frame from the Festive Check Frame Die. More on that further down this post. The traditional green really enhances the holly and berries embossing and I highlighted various areas with a touch of gold gilding wax.

Emboss – Deboss

These mini slimline cards may work as a pair but look closely and you will see that the gold version is embossed and the rose gold version is de-bossed. De-bossing the mirri card means that you can add a Nuvo red drop inside the hollow of the berry. Leave plenty of time for it to dry though!

Banner Christmas Tree

The embossing folder has been used again. Firstly with a green triangle (another set of LHC Nested shaped dies) and a 6×6 panel for the base of the card. Simply place the folder side by side to emboss.

The banners have been placed in descending order of size from the bottom to the the top and the tree is finished off with a gold glitter card star.

Festive Banners

All today’s cards include a Festive Banner sentiment which are taken from the must have Festive Banner Stamp and Die set. Yes it is one stamp and one die making twelve sentiments at once! The stamp set works best in a stamping platform. I used WoW embossing ink and powder to heat emboss several sets at once. This type of crafting shortcut is just what is needed when batch making cards for Christmas.

FESTIVE BANNERS STAMP AND DIE – https://tidd.ly/3wZB7Z3

Warm Winter Wishes

In my opinion the Festive Check Frame die is a must have for this Christmas card season. For this card the check has been cut in two shades of green which have been offset to create a tartan effect.

FESTIVE SLIMLINE CHECKED FRAME DIE – https://tidd.ly/3w2whKE

Fa la la la

Another pattern can be created by layering a red check panel on top of a white glitter card rectangle. Then paper piecing the red squares back in alongside the green squares from the check panel I used in the card above.

The bows are also in this versatile die set and make the perfect topper within the square.

Festive Hugs

The pink and blue may be non traditional colours for Christmas but add a touch of sparkle with silver glitter card. By mixing up the colours and paper piecing different parts you can create different designs. Also included in this design are the sweet Hearts of Happiness which add to the younger vibe of this card.

From Our House to Yours

This is a great sentiment to include because it doesn’t need to be for Christmas. This card is made up of combination of all the cards above because I used “the waste” from the other die cuts. Of all the check designs this one reminds me the most of tartan.

Just to prove a prove a point on how quickly you can make Christmas cards with these versatile products. I created all of these cards from scratch in under a day. If you batch make the Banner Sentiments, emboss panels with the Slimline 3D Folders and die cut the Festive Check Frame in different colours – you could make all of your Christmas cards in a few days and have the rest of the year off !

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

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The products launched today are exclusive to Create and Craft for two weeks after which they will be available to buy at That Craft Place.https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

FULL COLLECTION OF FESTIVE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS WITH CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/2SgEoVl

SLIMLINE MISTLETOE 3D FOLDER AND DIE  – https://tidd.ly/3ipt5ES

SLIMLINE POINSETTIA 3D FOLDER AND DIE . – https://tidd.ly/3uWbIhF

SLIMLINE PINE CONES  3D FOLDER –  https://tidd.ly/3gcWzDf

SLIMLINE SNOWFLAKES 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3ciKcUT

SLIMLINE HOLLY AND BERRIES 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3psRsmt

SLIMLINE CHRISTMAS ROSE 3D FOLDER – https://tidd.ly/3coZcRc

FESTIVE SLIMLINE CHECKED FRAME DIE – https://tidd.ly/3w2whKE

SUPER SPARKLES AB GEMS – https://tidd.ly/3wUUsuu

FESTIVE BANNERS STAMP AND DIE – https://tidd.ly/3wZB7Z3

Mini Slimline cards from Lisa Horton Crafts

Hello again.

The great ideas keep on coming from Lisa Horton Crafts. The slimline cutting dies were a big hit last year and now we have brand new slimline minis. This range launches on Create and Craft on Wednesday 19th May with an Early Bird Show at 6pm followed by Pick of the Day shows on Thursday 20th May at 7.30am/8.15am/3pm/8.15pm

I have been working with the following products –

Mini Slimline Collection – Decreasing Stripes https://tidd.ly/2QubIHB

Mini Slimline Collection – Swirling Daisy https://tidd.ly/3uYi1Ca

Slimline Multi Envelope https://tidd.ly/3tZfnuH

Beautiful Buds https://tidd.ly/3eWWCDV

Squiggled Script Sentiments https://tidd.ly/3eX73qT

Vertical Sentiment Stamps with co-ordinating dies. https://tidd.ly/3wk8A0f

Beautiful Buds

I am a big fan of products that will mix and match. Here the yellow frame is cut from the outer edge of the Decreasing Stripes. I matched this with the Duo Backgrounds – Stitched Circles (seen in a previous post – https://elisabethhogarth.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/pick-of-the-week-from-lisa-horton-crafts/

Then I die cut and layered up the Beautiful Buds in yellows and white.

Decreasing Stripes

Here I have used the all the dies within the Decreasing Stripes alongside the useful Vertical Stamps and Coordinating Dies. I created a stripes frame to lay over a white mat and placed them in a stamping platform. The frame acted as a mask to fit the vertical words in between. I stamped them in black then moved the mat along in between the next line and stamped the words again in pink. When you pull the tab you can see all the words.

Swirling Daisy

Just because these dies are made as mini slimlines it doesn’t mean they can’t be used in other ways. By lining the die up repeatedly I created a square pattern. On this card I die cut into the card base then added the green cardstock directly behind it. To hide the join I added a Squiggled Script sentiment.

Bright and Bold Daisy

On this card I used the Swirling Daisy panel as a frame to paper piece into. Not once but four times. This is a large 8×8 card and by using bright colours you can really make the most of the black frame. I finished it off with matching vertical sentiments.

Slimline Swirling Daisy

The same technique was used as in the Happy card above but this time I matched the die up vertically. Be bold with your colour choices and the design will really pop!

Paper Hugs Envelope

If your budget can stretch to this brilliant die set then I would say go for it. It allows you to create matching DL envelopes for your cards and you can cut them down for the mini slimline cards. There are main frames, side panels and matting dies along with adorable embellishments including a mini envelope, a heart, a star and a button plus the Paper Hugs words.

Mini Album

I didn’t just make matching envelopes with the versatile Slimline Multi Envelope dies. Here I have made a mini album using the outside panel, scoring the pages at intervals then adding the top flap panel on each side edge. The hole for the ribbon was cut using the small button die.

Hugs

To make pockets for mini cards use the scalloped edge within the die set. These corner pockets were decorated with the sweet mini envelopes.

Daisy Pockets

Another idea for a pocket is to die cut a panel using the Swirling Daisy and line it with a piece of vellum.

You can probably tell that this little album became a labour of love. I could have spent more time on it but I had one more project that I wanted to complete.

Miss P ?

This little kitten isn’t quite the same as Lisa Horton’s cat Prudence but it is still a beautiful image for this slimline album. Yes. I made another album because these dies are a little bit addictive! The papers are taken from a Ciao Bella paper collection and I will leave an Amazon link below.

The pages were made using the main panel and the side flap panel. I made a spine by cutting an additional panel and scoring it at 1.5cm intervals.

The last panel on the album was folded and scored and lined up with the front of the album to create a box like effect.

Bella

By folding the side panel back on itself I created a pocket for each page. The scalloped die came in very handy once again. Additional tags were made with the smaller stitched edge panel.

Bellissimo

In addition each page was decorated with an illustrated small stitched panel that was layered up onto coloured card stock and cut from the larger stitched panel. I snuck in a few sentiments too.

I am working on a video to show this process in more detail so keep an eye on my YouTube Channel.

As you can see from the samples above – these dies may be called mini slimline dies but you can do so much more with them. Yes they are an investment however they are incredibly versatile and stylish too.

Enjoy Lisa Horton’s shows on the 19th and 20th May and please do share your makes in the Facebook group Crafting with Lisa Horton – https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

I would also appreciate it if you would leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the products that I have shown in this blog. Thank you.

Until next time

Elisabeth

CIAO BELLA – THE SOUND OF SPRING SCRAPBOOK PAPERS

AFFILIATE LINKS TO CREATE AND CRAFT

I am a member of Lisa Horton Crafts Design Team however I am not paid to promote their products. I would never recommend a products that I had not tried myself and know to be good. These affiliate links are connected to Create and Craft and as their customer you will not incur any additional costs.

MINI SLIMLINE COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3opq8oK

SWIRLING DAISY MINI SLIMLINE https://tidd.ly/3uYi1Ca

HARLEQUIN BUBBLES MINI SLIMLINE https://tidd.ly/3uU4nQq

DECREASING STRIPES MINI SLIMLINE https://tidd.ly/2QubIHB

EASEL MINI SLIMLINE https://tidd.ly/3uXCNC1

SLIMLINE MULTI ENVELOPE https://tidd.ly/3tZfnuH

HEARTS OF HAPPINESS https://tidd.ly/3eVq2C5

BEAUTIFUL BUDS https://tidd.ly/3eWWCDV

DELIGHTFUL DAISY  https://tidd.ly/3tZXQ5v

VERTICAL SENTIMENTS STAMPS AND DIES https://tidd.ly/3wk8A0f

SQUIGGLED SENITMENTS https://tidd.ly/3eX73qT

Create and Craft have two weeks exclusivity after which they will be available to buy from Lisa Horton Crafts at That Craft Place https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

SECRET GARDEN FROM CRAFT CONSORTIUM

Hello again.

Last year I was writing about the Circus collection which had been illustrated by the talented Clare Therese Gray in collaboration with Craft Consortium Ltd. Well. The team at CC H have done it again! This time the collection is called Secret Garden and is very reminiscent of the classic children’s story by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

SECRET GARDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3f97PjG

The Inspiration..

I have followed Clare Therese on Instagram for some time. When she announced this collection on her account she explained that Secret Garden was very close to her heart and was dedicated to her god-daughter Eliza.

When I am creating samples for the launch shows on Create and Craft I like to imagine who would be using the papers, stamps and embellishments and how they would use them.

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This little project became Eliza’s colouring card box. The images were stamped onto plain card stock and mounted onto the pretty 6 x 6 papers. Washi tape was added to the envelopes to match too. The set of mini pencils were given the washi tape treatment too and set onto a matching piece of card. I have shared the making of these wallets before on my YouTube Channel and you can easily adapt the size –

Paper Pieced – Labour of Love

The design of this 6×6 page reminded me of a formal garden layout which in turn reminded me of the A5 Iron Frame cutting die from Craft Consortium’s range Dienamix https://tidd.ly/3faTljg.

The central die was cut several times from various shades of green, grey and peach and then the “waste” was paper pieced back into the frame. To make the outside edge I drew around the die itself because this made a good mm edge.

Same but different….

This is the same design but this time it is the 12×12 page. I wanted to share how well Craft Consortium scale the papers and how different the sizes can look.

This time I wanted to create a formal hedging border which is why I used a vibrant green with the rectangular outside edge of the A5 Iron Frame https://tidd.ly/3faTljg The opposite colour to green on the colour wheel is red which is why it makes a good contrast.

Great addition to the range….

Before I go any further, I must mention the puffy stickers within this range. I love them! They make really great toppers alongside the wooden ones and the price point is very reasonable for the amount you get and the quality of them.

I have mentioned this before in my blog but a good starting point to enhancing your cards is to match the colours of the paper design. Here I used teal and burnt orange card stock to mirror the pretty florals. Again they are opposites on the colour wheel but they work well together.

Simple, slimline….

Cards don’t have to be complicated to be pretty and worthy of sending.

Live, laugh love

I will end with this z-fold style card which is essentially two cards in one. This card make is on my to do list for video tutorials so subscribe to my channel and hit the alert bell for an update on this card style.

I know this colour theme won’t be to everyones taste but the peach in the background papers popped out to me which is why I teamed it with peach cardstock and one of my favourite Dienamix word dies https://tidd.ly/3eFnxDV

To hold the smaller card in place on the mountain fold I added smaller mini pads halfway on the back of the central wooden topper and set the smaller puffy stickers on the line where the card stopped. Pretty and useful ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my thought process when making these cards. Secret Garden is a very pretty collection which can be used in a variety of ways particularly if you are able to stretch to buying both sets of paper pads.

This collection is now available to pre-order from Craft Stash so I have included affiliate links below. These help me to keep creating free content and you will incur no additional costs. I am lucky to be on the Craft Consortium design team and receive free products from them. I would never recommend any product that I have not personally tried and am happy with.

SECRET GARDEN COMPLETE COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3f97PjG

SECRET GARDEN 12 X 12 PAPER PAD – https://tidd.ly/3vX0Gtm

SECRET GARDEN 6 X 6 PAPER PAD – https://tidd.ly/3vXFZNY

SECRET GARDEN STAMP SET DOOR – https://tidd.ly/3vW0H0L

SECRET GARDEN STAMP SET TOPIARY – https://tidd.ly/3tGlW51

SECRET GARDEN WOOD EMBELLISHMENTS – https://tidd.ly/3hlIdm3

SECRET GARDEN PUFFY STICKERS – https://tidd.ly/2QbERqJ

SECRET GARDEN WASHI TAPE – https://tidd.ly/2QfdmwC

SECRET GARDEN METAL KEY CHARMS – https://tidd.ly/33PsPGZ

SECRET GARDEN ENAMEL DOTS – https://tidd.ly/3y1QaD0

If you would like to see the Secret Garden and my cards then watch my YouTube video https://youtu.be/_xfQHhE6dCI

For more inspiration from the Craft Consortium team then join the Craft Consortium Network on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461

or head to the Craft Consortium website https://www.craftconsortium.com/

Until next time

Elisabeth

Pick of the Week from Lisa Horton Crafts

Hello again

It is another exciting milestone for Lisa Horton Crafts because she is launching her first Pick of the Week on Create and Craft TV today.

Showtimes are – Monday 3rd May at 8.15am/9am and 3.45pm. Tuesday 4th May at 11.15am and Thursday 6th May at 5.15pm but I have a feeling that the stock won’t last long.

The Pick of the Week is centred around the Duo Stitched Die Collection https://tidd.ly/3vrZZYQ so I will begin by sharing a few samples I made with the Circle set

Birthday Wishes

The topper of this card is made with both of the dies in the Duo Background Circles. I slightly offset the open circles over the top of the stitched circles to create a 70’s styled effect. By using different colours for each layer you can create 3D patterns.

It is also worth mentioning the stylish Build a Sentiment stamp and die set too because it works with everything in the Lisa Horton Crafts range https://tidd.ly/32ZVt7J

Connect 4

This was an idea I had at 3am one night/morning. I must have been dreaming about craft :).

To make the card – die cut the open circle die in royal blue, bright yellow and post box red. I cut the blue frame twice for added dimension. Use the “waste” circles of the red and yellow to make the discs. I played the game to make the card look realistic.

1.2.3

This card was made with the yellow and red die cuts from above. This time I moved the red circles so they sat halfway between the yellow to create a different pattern again.

The Large Stitched Numbers are an absolute bonus to all your projects and they also match up with the previously released Stitched Alphabet.

https://tidd.ly/3304Jst

Stitched Circles Background

The next two cards feature the Stitched Circles Background and again these can be used in various ways. To create this card I inked up several pieces of card using Oxide ink colours. These were then die cut using the diagonal pattern plate along with several white pieces of card. The white frames were stuck together to build a sturdy frame and the coloured pieces were then paper pieced back in. The Hugs sentiment was stamped with black Versafine Clair and heat embossed with clear powder before being placed on to inked and die cut circle bases.

Happy in Grey and Yellow

The same techniques were used as above but this time in yellow / grey papers and white glitter card.

The card was finished by stamping the glorious large Peony stamp onto matching yellow cardstock and lightly colouring areas with pens and pencils.

Fabulous Fifty

The last die set is the classy Quilted Stitched Frame which I think has an art deco feel about it. Firstly I used the large frame to cut into the card black before adding fuchsia pink glitter card stock behind and a matching panel to the centre. The numbers came in handy again and to keep the glamour going I heat embossed ‘fabulous” with rich blue embossing powder.

Labour of Love

I channelled my inner Rennie Mackintosh for this card. It took me ages to create because every small part of “You Inspire Me” was paper pieced back in. The frame was cut in dark blue three times to create the depth and green to paper piece the inner frame.The sentiment was cut in peacock blue, purple and hot pink. To neaten the look I added an additional blue frame over the top of the paper pieced elements. Trust me – it was a real labour of love.

The Pick of the Week is on Create and Craft w/c 3rd May. There are due to be 5 separate shows but somehow I think there will be an early sell out again.

DUO BACKGROUND STITCHED DIE COLLECTION. https://tidd.ly/3vrZZYQ

DUO BACKGROUND STITCHED CIRCLE https://tidd.ly/3u4VUcX

NESTED SCALLOPED STITCHED RECTANGLES https://tidd.ly/3nA80Ih

MINI MESSAGES YOU INSPIRE ME https://tidd.ly/2PFBckU

DIAGONAL CIRCLES BACKGROUND https://tidd.ly/3e3HjbQ

QUILTED STITCHED FRAME. https://tidd.ly/3vtLjbB

FRAMED SENTIMENTS BIRTHDAY HUGS  https://tidd.ly/2R8KAhl

LARGE STITCHED NUMBERS https://tidd.ly/3304Jst

BUIILD A SENTIMENTS OCCASIONS STAMP AND DIE SET https://tidd.ly/32ZVt7J

If you would like to be part of a crafting community that is all about Lisa Horton Crafts and her products then I would recommend joining her dedicated Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507/

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

Cafe Society from Kanban Crafts

Hello again,

Kanban Crafts have taken Strawberry Moon under their umbrella and the cards I am sharing today were made for the launch of the new collection – Cafe Society on Monday 3rd May at 2.15pm and 7.30pm

This pretty pink and pale green collection includes 12×12 papers, 6×6 papers, postcards, sentiments, vellums plus white and silver embossed card stock.

Cafe Society Complete Collection.  https://tidd.ly/3ecew57

12 x 12 papers  https://tidd.ly/3tg6r3A

6 x 6 papers https://tidd.ly/3nGGJUJ

A5 white foiled vellum https://tidd.ly/33b5rmR

The kit includes 12×12 papers, 6×6 papers, postcards, sentiments, vellum and embossed white and mirri A4 backgrounds.

To make this easel card I layered one of the postcards onto the 6×6 papers and knocked back the colour by adding a sheet of vellum.

This is an 8×8 card. The background is from the 12×12 paper pad and the pink diamond designed paper is from the 6×6 papers. There are enough postcards to cut out and layer up which adds dimension to the images.

This is my favourite card because I like the idea of baking and eating this cake! It may look like a clean and simple design however there are four mats – a silver, a plain pink cardstock, the 6×6 paper and finally a partial layer of vellum. The sentiment has been backed in silver to match. When I cut out the cakes from the postcards I cut one out in full and set that on the card. I cut away more on the top one so that the base could be seen thus creating the dimension.

If you would like to see more about this collection and the cards and scrapbook layouts I made for the launch shows in early April then follow the link to my YouTube Channel.

Until next time

Elisabeth xx