Over the Hedge Tag


Hello again

I want to share a close up of the large wooden tag I decorated using the stunning “Over the Hedge” papers and printed wooden embellishments.

I began by cutting down the beautiful paper to back the tag. I then wrapped it in a piece of hessian ribbon.

Next I made a small paper rosette using two strips of paper and making concertina folds.

Then I stuck each end together to form a circle. Harry the Hedgehog is one of the matching embellishments to this kit.

I finished the tag with a few toadstool embellishments and flora from my own crafty stash.


Much love x Elisabeth x

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Over the Hedge II

Hello again

My blog post today is nothing to do with the film but everything to do with Craft Consortiums stunning new paper collection – as designed by Melissa Lowry


I wanted to make some cards that used bright colours ,making them appealing to children. The character stamps of Olivia the Owl, Harry the hedgehog and Henry the fox were perfect for this task. I used the blackest ink I could find – Versafine Clare and set about stamping parts of the creatures onto 2cm squares.

I wanted to give the illusion that Olivia was flying through the card in slow motion.—-

Henry is hiding behind a tree trunk playing peek-a-boo…….

And poor little Harry has been startled and is rolling into a ball.

As you can see all 3 stamps are beautifully illustrated and the ink shows up the design to perfection. Each card is finished off with a small piece of the 12×12 paper from the stunning pad.

These are the items I used

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Much love x Elisabeth x

“Over the Hedge” launch.

Hello again

I have been lucky enough to make a few samples for the launch of “Over the Hedge” designed by the talented Melissa Lowry in collaboration with Craft Consortium Ltd.


The colour palette of these papers is gloriously autumnal and you will just fall in love with the characters OLIVIA the Owl, HARRY the Hedgehog and HENRY the Fox.

Today I will focus on the stamps and how I coloured them in. I’m not an experienced colourist but these stamps have such a clear, open image that it is hard not to want to colour them.

First up is OLIVIA the Owl. I based my colours upon those used in the papers. Melissa uses vibrant warm colours. I picked 3 shades of brown and taupe for the feathers; grey for her chest; and greens for the leaves. It was just a matter of losing myself in the process.

I stamped the leaves in a circle and then layered up extra ones between the gaps. In hindsight I wish I had coloured in Olivia’s beak but overall I still love this sweet little card.


Henry is such a handsome little devil. Once again I used shades of browns. I tend to colour light to dark but you will find far more experienced colourists than me on the dedicated Craft Consortium Design Team.


Harry is such a fun little character. I placed him as if tumbling in the autumn leaves. The flora in these stamps are just so well drawn. They are a joy to work with.


These cards will be aired on Create and Craft when they launch “Over the Hedge” but you can buy the collection directly from Craft Consortium and their stockists.


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Much love x Elisabeth x

Mojo Challenge (set 3)

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I couldn’t leave this set of mojos without trying a younger version using the Fairyland papers from Craftwork Cards.

For those of you who don’t know – I run a Facebook Group for CWC fans called Craftwork Cards Past and Present. The company operated for twenty years ( the past) before the brand name was taken over by Craft Stash ( the present). Our Facebook group has about 4000 members now and is full of inspiration.


This is the first set of mojos that my little team of Guest Designers worked on. They are all crafters from the group and are just wonderful at creating cards and sharing their work . They have really run with the idea of the mojos which were set up to help the members use up their Craftwork Cards stash. The mojos work with any of the papers which I hope my last 3 blog posts have proven.

The Fairyland or Folklore papers were a really magical set. I don’t have many parts of it left now. I incorporated a few Papercut dies from Creative Expressions and sentiments from Clarity Stamps to make the set go a little bit further.

I adapted the topper by stamping in an extra fairy and adding a few sequins of course !

Here’s the glorious Papercuts die – cut out in black and layered onto a scrap of the Fairyland papers.

Can you see the white highlights on the fairy wings and the moon?

I could have carried on creating sets of cards using the various designs and papers. They work so well together. But it’s time to move into mojo 11…..

Much love x Elisabeth x