Lisa Horton Crafts Edgecutz Flowers

Hello again

In these uncertain times, I have been dipping between crafting at all hours of the day and not wanting to go near my craft desk at all. I have told myself that these feelings are perfectly natural. I need to take each day as it comes and just do what i can.

Rather than making samples for the various Design Teams that I am in, I have opted to craft for friends. Most of these projects have been made using products from Lisa Horton Crafts. Yes. I am on her design team but I genuinely enjoy creating things with her products. The designs are fresh, clean and simple and the products are of good quality. I will link each item as I go.

This started off as one single card and quickly became a set of four cards with a matching box. I lightly stencilled a central background before layering up the butterflies on top with a little sisal.

Lisa Horton Crafts

My next card was commission for a special lady. The stepper card was a blank sample (found in my stash) which I then built up with a range of Nested Flag dies. I know they were big sellers but I will leave you the link anyway and you will know when they are back in stock.

Then I die cut the beautiful butterflies before stencilling on top with pale yellow and blues.

My final card allowed me to be a little creative with colours and stencils. I literally splattered Brushos onto a scrap of watercolour paper and spritized with water. I left it to dry while I worked on the tag. I inked up one of my favourite background stamps and die cut it afterwards. I added a touch of green Sisal underneath the banner which I layered up with foam pads. I cut as many butterflies out as I could and again layered them up as I arranged them.

My top tip for this card is – if you have a sentiment in mind then print it out with a trusted Dymo machine. I was literally singing this song as I made this card hence the sentiment!

My crafting mojo returned after I made these cards so it was back to the DT samples 😉

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

Cottage Garden

Hello again

I am back with a brand new launch from Craft Consortium which has been designed by Helz Cuppleditch. Cottage Garden is a delightful collection full of whimsical creatures and images.

Here are just a few of my favourite cards which were made as samples for the launch of Cottage Garden on Create and Craft TV on the 5th March 2020. You can see more of the collection on my YouTube Channel. I have tried to show you close ups of the 12″x12″ papers, stamps and embellishments.

You can purchase all of the items shown directly from Craft Consortium Ltd.

This video includes close ups of the Cottage Garden range and includes tips and ideas on how to use it.

This was the first card I made using one sheet of the harlequin patterned paper and an upcoming Dienamix Premium Cutting Die from Craft Consortium. I used one of the decoupage elements to create the sweet lttle birdie in the bottom right hand corner.

This card began life as a box frame. I simply cut away the top half of it to create my fence posts. The image is taken from another of the easy to use decoupage toppers.

My final card was made with Mothering Sunday in mind. I began by creating a little seed box. I then used the stamps to decorate the top and adhered it to the main card with a glue dot.

If you would like to see more of my creations using these creative collection then please take a look at my Pinterest board.

My fellow Design Team members and I also run the Facebook Group – Craft Consortium Network. I would encourage you to join as we share a wide array of ideas and are building up a supportive group of crafters.

Thank you for popping by

Elisabeth xx