New phase for Strawberry Moon

Hello again.

Today, I would like to introduce you to a new papercraft brand called Strawberry Moon which is owned by Sue Taylor ( who previously ran Craftwork Cards).

These stamps were initially launched at Crafting Live at Doncaster and were very well received. Here are the cards I made with the Christmas stamps.

I began by creating “C” is for Christmas. A simply stamped tree completed the contemporary look.

This is a great phrase. Believe in the magic of Christmas. It will make very quick and effective cards which is great for batch making.

The classic poinsettia floral stamp can work with any sentiment. All I added to finish the card were a few red sequins.

Remember- a hare is not just for Christmas 😉

The Strawberry Moon stamps can be used for Christmas and the New Year.

This is my personal favourite because the deer stamped out so clearly.

As you can see these new stamps make clean and simple cards which look classy and stylish.

There are more designs ( including Yorkshire sayings) available from Sue at Strawberry Moon. Keep an eye on Social Media for further updates.

Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x

Surround yourself with people who make you believe in you.

Hello again

I am probably repeating myself when I say ” I am thrilled to be on the Craft Consortium Design Team”. I just adore their papers and embellishments. The quality of their products are second to none.

Today I am working with the breathtaking Riverbank Papers which have been designed by Katy Hackney. Oh to have this lady’s talent !

I began by fussy cutting the fish and layering them onto a second sheet. They were glossed but the photo doesn’t really that. Because the illustrations are so good – it only needed a sentiment and a few sequins to finish the look. I think it would be a good card for a man.

This card is one of my all time favourites. Everything in my head just worked on paper. The design is lifted by the non-shedding glitter stock which matches the colour palette perfectly. My little trick which I will share with you was to fussy cut the water lilies and stick them outside of the frame. It takes your eye around the card.

This card began with heat embossing using white powder onto a 4×6 card which I then water-coloured. Because the papers match I used green ink to stamp the frogs into them. The frogs and the lily pads were then arranged on my water lily background.

This background started off as green glitter card. It can be embossed and waxed which is how I used it here. The majestic swan was stamped and left to glide amongst the water lilies cut from the papers.

Craft Consortium papers allow me to create and practise my skills. Best of all – I end up with cards and projects that I love

Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x

You can find out everything you want to know about Craft Consortium on their website

Plus you can follow them on Facebook and join their group Craft Consortium Network


Never forget your inner sparkle – let it shine.

Hello again

I have been working with another previous Craftwork Cards collection called Butterfly Parade. It was always a favourite of mine and I wanted to give it a new lease of life.

I used one sheet of paper to cut out the squares for the template. Then I cut out the butterflies on the second piece of paper and matched them. Lifting up the wings for dimension.

A little bit of coordinating blue glitter card really lifts the design up.

This is another classic card layout.

The tiny matchbox designs make beautiful banners.

This card says it all. I just love working with Leonie Pujol’s new sentiment strips because they are a little bit different and very apt.

“Never forget your inner sparkle – let it shine”

Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x

Tea Dance.

Hello again.

I am trying to be good and use up some of my older Craftwork Cards papers and hopefully inspire others to do the same. I run a Facebook group called Craftwork Cards Past and Present. It has over 4000 members who are always on the look out for ideas.

It is good to re-visit Papers because as your skill set develops, so does the way you see things.

Just 4 strips of different scraps of paper and a few buttons and you can make a card like this.

Here I tried a little paper folding.

And this one was a mojo design. Sometimes the simplest designs are the most effective.

The flower on this card was cut out and coloured before layering it onto the matching sheet. The photo doesn’t show just how sparkly it is.

I made more cards and I still have plenty of paper left. Time to get my creative thinking hat on again.

Until next time.

Much love x Elisabeth x