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