Hello again,

Lisa Horton is “getting out the flags” and celebrating the launch of another brilliant set of cutting dies, stencils and stamps. It will launch first on the 28th February on Create and Craft. Thereafter it will be available to buy directly from Lisa herself.

Lisa kindly sent me a few goodies to play with. Here are a few of my DT samples.

Ideally use a stamping platform for this style of card but it is still achievable by hand stamping. The Four Point Bloom stamps precisely and clearly.

Again use your stamping platform to create this wreath style card quickly or mark a feint circle on the background before stamping by hand. I stamped the leaves first. Then the flowers were stamped, coloured and stuck with small sticky pads.

One last card for today. This time I used the Pennies in a Line stencils for the backdrop. I used several bright colours to lightly ink in the design. Then I highlighted a few areas with the In the Loop stamps. Next I die cut a Nested Banner in vellum and laid it centrally across the card. Before stamping up and cutting out the Polka Dot Numbers and text.

I hope you will have the opportunity of watching Lisa’s shows i will include the link to all the products below. Don’t forget in a few more weeks you can buy directly from Lisa.

For further inspiration head over to Facebook and join Crafting with Lisa Horton. My fellow DT members post plenty of inspiration and are always happy to answer any questions.

Until next time

Elisabeth xxx

Farm Meadow Animal Book

Hello again

Today I would like to share a few close ups of the adorable notebook I made using just one sheet of A3 paper and the glorious Farm Meadow Collection from Craft Consortium.

I began by folding the A3 card stock as shown in my little video.


Then I chose a few of my favourite papers from the Farm Meadow 12″ x 12″ paper pad and stuck them within the pages of the book.

Next, I stamped out the different farm animals and hand wrote the sounds they make. Finally I wrapped twine around the middle of the book and attached one of the stunning metal charms to it


Saving the best page until last

This was an enjoyable project to make. I may make a few more but I don’t think they will become best sellers (unlike the Farm Meadow collection 😉 )

Until next time

Much love x Elisabeth x

As always you can see more of my cards from this collection on my Pinterest board.

Alternatively take a look at Craft Consortium’s gallery on their website
Or follow them on Facebook
And Instagram



New Designer Launch from Craft Consortium Ltd.

Hello again.

Craft Consortium have partnered up with a new designer called Clare Therese Grey who is an illustrator, inspired by the natural environment in rural Hampshire, where she lives and works on the family farm.

Together they have created a glorious new paper collected called “Farm Meadow” and I had the pleasure of trying it out first!

The Farm Meadow Collection consists of:  12″x12″ papers, a range of super stamps, resin toppers, washi tape, metal charms and co-ordinating enamel dots.

It is easy to create cards with these papers because everything co-ordinates beautifully. Allow me to show you three of my favourite cards:

Card 1

This card involved stamping and masking. To begin with, I stamped the goose image out three times onto post it notes and carefully cut them out. Next I stamped the first goose to the left of the white card-stock. Placed the post it note image (as a mask) on top, lined it up and stamped again. By repeating this process I ended up with my gaggle of geese. I kept all three post it notes in place. Then I lightly brushed pale blue and green inks over the top to create a background. Finally I mounted the geese onto a co-ordinating paper

Card 2.

My next card included a sunrise which you can achieve by drawing the rays of the sun on the back of your chosen piece of paper before cutting along the lines. It will work for a square or a rectangle. When you stick them down leave a small gap between each piece to show the co-ordinating colour behind. You can hide the workings of your design behind a semi circle of card which is place at the centre of the rays and finishing off with the co-ordinating Enamel dots.

Card 3

The final card is essentially a gatefold card. The Farm Meadow papers are just stunning and there is so much detail in every image. You will easily mix and match the designs. My card centred around the tractor. I used one sheet to back the inside of the card and cut out extra tractors to roll along the bottom.

I then used another sheet to cover the outside of the card, before completing it with a wrap around band. I measured the paper band first, stuck down the twine and hid the tapes behind the circle topper and finished it off with another tractor.

As always you can see more of my cards from this collection on my Pinterest board.

Alternatively take a look at Craft Consortium’s gallery on their website

Or follow them on Facebook

And Instagram


Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x

Lisa Horton Crafts Launch

Hello again.

2020 began with exciting news! I was invited to be a part of a super talented design team for Lisa Horton Crafts. Many of you will know Lisa through her work with Creative Expressions and now she has stepped out on her own. I am thrilled to be a part of Lisa’s new journey.

Before Lisa’s first show on Create and Craft TV (on the 20th January): I was lucky to receive some brand new products to play with.

Today I should like to share a few of the samples I made for Lisa’s first shows using the Daisy Burst stamps and cutting dies.

Card 1 – Daisy Burst Wreath

I began by stamping and die cutting several flowers in pale yellow. Then (using a stamping platform) I stamped a circle of daisies in pale blue. Next I stamped a sentiment using the very useful Ticker Phrases stamps. To complete the card, I placed the yellow cut out daises in between the blue stamped out daisies and added a co-ordinating pearls. The wreath was then mounted on the new Bali papers and yes I did gut the centre!

Daisy Burst stamps and dies :

EdgeCutz Stamp – Daisy Burst

Ticker Phrases stamps :

Just Saying – Ticker Phrases

Here is a close of the shimmering pearls which come in a range of co-ordinating colours.

Card 2 Daisy Burst Flourish Stamp.

Within the Daisy Burst stamp set is a sizeable flourish stamp. I stamped it out 3 times (using black Versafine Clair ink) before framing a chosen part of the image. This was die cut using a square. All three squares were then mounted up onto a vibrant green strip of paper, then a black strip and stuck onto the card blank along with a Ticker Phrases sentiment.

Look how well the stamps print out. 🙂

Card 3 Retro Gatefold.

I love using rich orange and black together. I think it reminds me of my childhood in the 1970s.

I am going to show you the inside of this gatefold card first which is stamped using the Daisy Burst flourish stamp (as seen above) with orange ink. Next I used the individual Daisy Burst stamps to stamp over the flourish with black ink. A Ticker Tape Phrase sentiment was then added to complete the card.

Next I pulled out one of the funky new stencils to play with. This design is called : Pennies in a Link – and I created my own background paper, by simply stencilling and stamping. I wanted the design to be bold so I sponged on two layers of the orange ink before taking one of the smallest daisy stamps and individually stamping each circle using black ink. It was worth it because I love the effect. This background sheet was then cut down to cover either side of the gatefold card.

To create the wrap around I die cut the Daisy Burst flourish die out twice (side by side) and inked it up with the same orange ink. Finally I adhered it to a long black strip which I carefully wrapped around the gatefold card before completing it all with one final Ticker Tape Phrase sentiment stamp.

By the time you read this post, Lisa’s new products will have launched and you will have seen the whole range. I really hope you enjoy creating with everything and don’t forget to share your makes on Lisa’s Facebook group. ” Crafting with Lisa Horton”.

Alternatively follow my Pinterest page which will be linked up to all of the Design Team’s latest makes


Until next time

Much love x Elisabeth x

Strawberry Moon Nature Box 02

Hello again

Sue Taylor is launching her next Nature Box on the 10th January 2020.  “Hello Winter” includes printed shimmer papers and vellums – featuring beautiful moon imagery, night skies, delicate florals and wildlife. Plus glitter papers, twine, flowers, crystals and pearls.  It really is a great set to begin the new year with.

I was lucky enough to have the chance of playing with some of the papers and vellums.  Most of the stamps and embellishments are my own but you can see how well the Strawberry Moon collections work with your existing craft items.

This card was made simply by cutting down one of the printed shimmer papers, and stamping Hello from the additional stamp set.  I then punched out some mini stars from the pale blue glitter card.


This time I used one of the Strawberry Moon stamps from Christmas and heat embossed it onto the stunning heart imagery.


The glitter card in the Nature Box comes in a beautiful range of colours including this pastel pink and blue.  It is easy to die cut which is how I used it here.  I die cut two wreaths using the Craftwork Cards Celestial Circle die cut (available from Craft Stash) and layered them up onto each other.  Next, I die cut more stars and arranged them around the outside before using my Tonic sentiment die to cut out “Believe”


Also included in your box are some versatile vellums.  I die cut a square from the centre of this card and placed the vellum behind the aperature.  Next I picked one of the papers of the night sky and stuck it inside the card.  Then I created a frame using the silver glitter card and finished it off with some flowers made from the shimmer paper.


My final project was made from one sheet of paper.  I will try and write up a tutorial soon but for now I wll leave with an image of the hare.  Inside, I have created a book of days using a mini paper calendar and a few of the “Hello Winter” papers and vellum.


The Hello Winter Nature Box is available to buy via (Strawberry Moon by Sue Taylor) Facebook page:

Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x


Polar Playime

Hello again,

Craft Consortium have released another Helz Cuppleditch collection – called Polar Playime.  It will be a great set for winter birthdays, party invitations and much more.  The colour palette is fresh and uplifting and the characters are unbelievably cute.

Let me begin by sharing a set of cards with a matching box that I created using the stunning 12″ x 12″ papers.

polar playtime card set

Next, I played with the high quality  – Polar Playtime stamps.   They are very easy to stamp and colour.  I decided to make the characters different colours.

On this card I used everyday colouring pencils.  I then cut the two hats from the papers and set them on the coloured image.  The fab little fishes are actually in the additional 3D decoupage set which is really useful.

I finished the card off with the co-ordiating enamel dot embellishments.

polar playtime celebrate

This card was also stamped and coloured but this time I used the Make a Splash stamp set with colouring pencils and pens.

I used two sizes of circle dies to create a frame for the fish.  Next I used one side of the paper inside the frame and the reverse for the backing square.  The seal cub is actually part of the 3D decoupage sets but because I used them as separate pieces, my collection could go much further. 😉

polar playtime my space

As always you will find more inspiration on my Pinterest boards

Alternatively visit the Craft Consortium website galllery

or their social media pages


Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x



Christmas Wishes

Hello again,

Before I close the Christmas card making workshop for anothe year, I would like to share three cards that I made using the stunning scrapbook pages from Stamperia.  I am not going to go into great detail on how these are made but suffice to say – I thoroughly enjoyed myself making them.  The Christmas carols were playing in the background.  I had a little glass of ginger wine on the table beside me and I was in my happy place.

I hope you all find a moment of peace and joy to craft soon.


Until next time (in 2020)

Much love x Elisabeth x