Mulberry Blooms from The Hobby House

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The Hobby House are launching their first ever set of cutting dies this weekend on Create and Craft. The Cherry Blossom dies, handmade Thai Mulberry Paper and Stamens will allow you to make blossoms that replicate the very popular Hobby House flowers. This means that you can make flowers to match your projects whenever you like. In addition you can adapt the flowers to create other flowers that resemble primulas and hellebores – to name just two.

Here are just a few of the cards you can be making incorporating your handmade Mulberry Blooms. I have created these cards with the rich pearlescent papers and polka dot papers which will also be available on Sunday’s shows. Thank you to my crafting friend Moira Yakova who sent me a stunning Easel Hat card which so inspired me to make the Easter bonnet.

Pearl and Polka Dot Festival set – https://tidd.ly/3fmk7GO

Because this is something a little different for The Hobby House I have made a video to show how to put the Cherry Blossoms together along with a few inking techniques to colour the handmade Thai Mulberry paper. You can also see more of my card samples where I have coloured and handmade every single flower.

Complete Collection of Thai Handmade Mulberry Papers, Cherry Blossom dies and stamens https://tidd.ly/3lRUVtc

If you love the traditional Mulberry Cherry Blossoms from The Hobby House – you are going to love this collection because now you can make your own whenever you like. My top tip would be to stock up on the Mulberry paper because the flower making becomes a little bit addictive.

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

Complete set of Thai Handmade Mulberry Papers, Cherry Blossom dies and stamens – https://tidd.ly/3lRUVtc

Hobby House Cherry Blossom Cutting dies – https://tidd.ly/3d7JmtU

Hobby House Handmade Thai Mulberry Paper – https://tidd.ly/3m57i5m

Hobby House Thai Stamens – https://tidd.ly/3lTV0N2

Pearl and Polka Dot Festival Set – https://tidd.ly/3fmk7GO

Sentiments – all in one go….

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You may think that talking about sentiments for cards is a little bit basic but they are an integral part of most cards. The beauty of these new dies from Lisa Horton Crafts is the ability to stamp and die cut all your sentiments in just one pass of your die cutting machine.

These cards showcase the Banner sentiments but also in this range which is launching officially on Create and Craft on Friday 26th March are the Vertical Sentiments stamps and dies https://tidd.ly/3ciEC5w

Banner Sentiment Stamps and Dies https://tidd.ly/39fZd8G

I made this slimline card using the very popular Sunflower stamp and sentiment set and wanted to add some banners to complete the look. Imagine having all your sentiments good to go because with three passes through the machine I had cut 36 sentiments in three shades of yellow and orange. It makes card making quick and easy.

Peony Blooms https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/collections/lisa-horton-crafts-stamps-1/products/set-of-3-floral-die-stamp-combo-sets

I created this card by adding three shades of blue card stock to a piece of sticky backed plastic before stamping over them all with the stunning and large Peony Bloom stamp. All that was needed to finish the card off were two of the Banners.

This simple rocker card is made with the Nested Tattered Edge Circle dies and again easily finished off with the Banners. My little tip is to try stamping the sentiments with two or three shades of the same colour to give an ombre effect.

I couldn’t resist making another sunflower card with the first ever 3D Embossing Folder/Die . Using products like this you can make simple and beautiful cards which have the perfect finish every time.

These sentiment dies and stamps are launching alongside Set 3 of the Embossing Folders but if you watch carefully you will see that there is something very special about them. I suspect the launch shows will be incredibly busy. I have added these folders to my basket and I will be back soon when I have had a play with them

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER BUNDLE

https://tidd.ly/2P7d36n

You will be able to see inspiration for all of these products on the Facebook Group

Crafting with Lisa Horton https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

and on the YouTube channel of the same name

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4v_06Gd03xxPb7K1Mpx9OQ

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

Bluebells and Buttercups

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Today I would like to transport you into the wonderful world of Helz Cuppleditch and the spring collection from Craft Consortium. I worked on these card samples during the really grey and windy days of winter, and the images immediately lifted my spirits, because they are full of signs of Spring.

This adorable collection was finally launched on Create and Craft on 20th March 2021 which coincidentally was the start of Spring. The best way to see this collection is to watch my video

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

TO PURCHASE FROM CRAFT STASH

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS 12X12 PAPER PAD https://tidd.ly/38WR5JR

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS 6X6 PAPER PAD https://tidd.ly/3sabmDE

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS DECOUPAGE SHEETS https://tidd.ly/3cVVeiq

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS STAMP SET https://tidd.ly/30YCd9L

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS WOODEN EMBELLISHMENTS https://tidd.ly/3930Vdv

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS SEQUINS https://tidd.ly/3r6JDSI

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS ENAMEL DOTS https://tidd.ly/3lxwMb8

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS WASHI TAPE https://tidd.ly/3c2jAI6

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS SILVER CHARMS https://tidd.ly/2NzM5n8

BLUEBELLS AND BUTTERCUPS THE COMPLETE COLLECTION https://tidd.ly/390S6Rk

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“Because I’m HAPPY”

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I am HAPPY to be back with you and sharing a set of great new cutting dies from Lisa Horton Crafts which are due for release at the beginning of March 2021.

There are three different Layered Word Sets which include AMAZING, BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY. I made samples using the HAPPY set. Within the word happy there are in fact three layers so you can imagine how many different variations you can make with them. The birthday which looks stencilled is also a cutting die which you can use on its own. Alternatively layer it up onto the rectangle or use it to cut into the rectangle. On the card below I lined up the central happy repeatedly and cut into a piece of white card stock. Then I laid the rainbow papers behind and sandwiched them between the front and the back of the card.

HAPPY LAYERED DIES AND STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/31fnJT0

AMAZING LAYERED DIES AND STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/3sn3sXF

BIRTHDAY LAYERED DIES AND STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/3tM2pRg

Father’s Day Card – Mini Doily Cutting dies https://tidd.ly/3tM2pRg

In this card Happy uses the top and middle layers of dies. To make the background, I simply laid all the Doily dies around the piece of blue cardstock which I sent through the Big Shot in one pass before layering it up onto black glitter cardstock.

Choose Happy.. Nested Heart Dies https://tidd.ly/3lO6OQW

Nested Torn Edge Circle Dies https://tidd.ly/3lSg5aD

The Happy on this card uses all three of the layers of dies. Can you see how you can achieve different looks? I placed one of the smaller heart dies centrally in the circle die and cut it several times from white cardstock and glued them together. Next I placed the shape onto a circle of orange cardstock, added wet glue and carefully covered it with Mermaid Tails.

The next three cards show how you can use the dies to cut into patterned or stamped cardstock. You can also used the shaped nested dies to cut into and change the share of the base card.

This card uses the shaped dies in a different way again because I created an eclipsed type of effect with the x and o of the stitched alphabet dies to represent hugs and kisses before randomly adding some red hearts.

This final card was made in response to a design team challenge set by Lisa Robson. We had to make animals using the shaped dies. Can you see how I put together my Easter Chick?

If you would like to see more inspiration on how to use these dies then join the group Crafting with Lisa Horton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

There are also 200 plus videos on the YouTube channel of the same name

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4v_06Gd03xxPb7K1Mpx9OQ

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

HOBBY HOUSE SPRING SELECTION BOX

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It has been sometime since I was asked to make some samples for the team at The Hobby House. I was delighted when they asked me to work on their Spring Selection Box which launches on Create and Craft TV on Sunday 7th March 2021. This box set is really useful for Easter projects.

This is a really good value box. Over the weekend I managed to make over 30 projects as samples for the shows. These are a few of my favourite cards.

I also adapted the numerous boxes included in the box to make a few different gifts. In the time since I worked with The Hobby House my die cutting collection has grown and I enjoyed trying out some of my more up to date dies and stamps with these papers and embellishments.

To see the entire selection box (contents may vary) and the many samples I put together – take a look at my YouTube video

Until next time

Elisabeth xx

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