INK DROPS INSPIRATION

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February sped by for me. I have been busy creating and filming new videos featuring the glorious Ink Drops Papers available from Craft Consortium. The Ink Drops form part of their Essential Craft Papers range. They are brilliant for card backgrounds, scrapbook pages and journaling. However, there is so much more you can do with them.

Here are all the names of the Ink Drops Papers:- Earth/Dusk/Vivid/Candy Drops/Ocean and each of the colour ranges are worth having in your craft supplies.

I have filmed two videos to show just how versatile these papers are. The first one focuses on the earlier papers. You will see that you can stamp, die-cut, emboss and create paper projects with them.

The second set of cards features the latest range called Ink Drops Ocean. It is a particular favourite of mine because I love the deep blues and greens.

I am pretty sure these projects will inspire you to make good use of your Ink Drops papers. It would be great to see your projects on the Craft Consortium Network on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461

You can still buy these papers in both the 12×12 and 6×6 sizes directly from Craft Consortium.

https://www.craftconsortium.com/search-results-page/ink%20drops

Happy crafting!

Love Elisabeth xx

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There are several new stamp sets and die sets featured in the projects which you can find at Craft Stash UK by following my affiliate links. If you would like further information then please comment below.

TIM HOLTZ CUTTING DIES https://tidd.ly/3s2d8sC

FUNKY FOSSILS STAMPS https://tidd.ly/3LF1onU

CRAFT CONSORTIUM – INK DROPS PAPERS https://tidd.ly/3HKQCtR

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH LISA HORTON CRAFTS

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Before I dive into the cards and creations – please make a note of these details

FRIDAYNIGHTLIVE

THIS OFFER APPLIES UNTIL FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021 UP TO 11.59PM (UK TIME)

20% DISCOUNT ACROSS THE WEBSITE ON ORDERS OVER £50

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Now onto the cards and projects. These have all been made with the glorious new papers and washi from Lisa Horton Crafts

Christmas Romance

This is a simple snowflake card made with a section of the papers from Christmas Romance. The patterning perfectly matches the previously released snowflake dies.

Washi Heart

The washi roll makes creating personal Christmas gifts easy. Here I used the Christmas Romance washi to cover a simple heart. The floral toppers were also taken from the washi and backed onto gold card to create a warm background. Then I created a matching gift box decorated with the papers.

Washi Poinsettia

This card topper is taken from the washi once again. This time I backed it onto white card before mounting it within the red frame – die cut using the Nested Stitched Bubble Squares.

Kraft Poinsettia

This card brings together elements from previous releases which is one of the reasons I love using Lisa Horton Crafts products. The poinsettia paper on this card is a particular favourite of mine. I teamed it up with kraft card and Euphoria Glitter cardstock. Then created a matching Poinsettia from kraft card before finishing it off with an Epoxy Dome.

Gift set

This is a really inexpensive gift set. Take an easy to find shopping list pad and measure the front cover. Cut a piece of cardstock (bear in mind that the colour changes the effect of the washi). Cover the cardstock with a piece of the washi and stick to the front cover. Do the same for the matching gift box and finish it off by wrapping a piece of washi around a pencil.

You can still watch the full Facebook Live on the group – Crafting with Lisa Horton

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507/

I am sure you will enjoy crafting with these fabulous products. Enjoy!

Love x Elisabeth x

Here is a little shopping list of all the items I used to make these projects. Remember there is 20% off the entire LHC website up to 11.59pm on Friday 17th September 2021.

Christmas Romance Paper Pad LHCPP018

Christmas Romance Washi LHCWT04

Christmas Romance Epoxy Domes LHCER04

These can be bought as a bundle for £24.99

A Very Festive Season Paper Pad LHCPP019

A Very Festive Season Washi LHCWT03

A Very Festive Epoxy Domes LHCER03

These can also be bought as a bundle

Euphoria Glitter Card Stock LHCPP020

Large Poinsettia Die set LHCCD093

Large Snowflake Die set LHCCD096

Nested Scalloped and Stitched Rectangle die set – LHCCD067

Nested Stitched Bubble Squares – LHCCD105

Festive Double Layered Sentiments Stamp and die set – LHCCD092

Scalloped Inverted die set LHCCD043

MAKE IT A EUPHORIA CHRISTMAS

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I am going to be sharing a few Christmas card ideas with you today. The shopping list for all of the products will be at the end of the blog.

Firstly, let me show you a few cards made for Lisa Horton Crafts shows on the 11th August 2021 on Create and Craft TV. The main feature was Boxset Number 2 however a particular DL stamp caused quite a stir too.

So Festive – Blue

“So Festive” is a slimline stamp with seasonal wording. I used it with Tim Holtz Distress embossing glaze in Speckled Egg.

I then layered up the embossed page using the Festive Check Slimline die set – which is another must have for 2021 Christmas cards.

So Festive – Lime Green

Here are the same products used with a Lime Green embossing powder. I think it makes a funky card suitable for a younger person.

So Festive – Pastel

This time I used white embossing powder with the So Festive stamp. I left it to cool down before adding Distress Oxides in various shades with blending brushes. To create a clean look, take a soft cloth and buff up the letters which cleans the inks away.

Sketchy Poinsettia

Also featured on the show were the Sketchy Poinsettia stamps and dies. Here I teamed them up with Rose Gold Mirri Card but can you imagine trying this style with the brand new Euphoria Sparkling Glitter card stock?

The next set of cards will feature in the Create and Craft shows on Friday 27th August at 12.45pm and Saturday 28th August at 9am/12.45pm/5.15pm (UK time)

Baby It’s Cold Outside

The Large Snowflake dies are exactly that – LARGE! The largest die measures 145mmx130mm. Team them up with the new Euphoria Premium Glitter cardstock and you have a match made in crafting heaven !

To make this diamond fold card I embossed square panels using the Slimline 3d Snowflake Embossing Folder, I cut the snowflakes out in shades of pink,blue card plus silver, white glitter card stock. Then i layered them up in different combinations.

Joy

This card is made with square panel front of embossed vellum (using the same folder as above).

Then I layered up various shades and sizes of snowflakes onto the vellum. To give the card stability I adhered it to a plain white card blank.

Warm WInter Wishes

The snowflake on this card was made with the “waste” from the other cards. Keep every scrap of the precious glitter card stock because you will use it.

I created another embossed panel using the So Festive stamps which goes to show how everything in the Lisa Horton Crafts range works together.

The sentiment is taken from the Snowflakes Sentiments stamp and die set.

Season’s Greetings

This card features the equally stunning Large Poinsettia die set. It is easy to create realistic flowers that layer up to form beautiful flowers – not just poinsettias. Here I have added gold gilding wax to red American Crafts Cardstock.

50th Birthday

These dies are not specifically for Christmas. Change the colour way and the sentiment and you have a glamorous card for a special occasion.

Believe in the Magic

The final die set to talk about is the Nested Stitched Bubble Squares. It is a perfect set to build up the frames and layers of your 8×8 / 6×6/4×4 cards because you have the bubble frames plus the double layers of mats.

On this card I die cut a mat from the Euphoria Glitter card. Then embossed it. It made a beautiful backdrop to the white glitter Poinsettia.

Joy and Peace

Last but not least I die cut the largest bubble frame and added it (with two co-ordinating layers) to a 8×8 black card blank.

Then I created a matching snowflake and added a snowflake sentiment to the smallest of the bubble frames.

In my personal opinion, this range of dies, stamps, glitter card-stock and embellishments pretty much covers Christmas card-making 2021.

If you would like further inspiration then join the Lisa Horton Crafts Facebook group and subscribe to the YouTube Channel.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

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

If you enjoyed this comprehensive blog post then please do leave me a message in the comments below.

Until next time

Love Elisabeth xx

SHOPPING LIST :

SO FESTIVE DL STAMP LHCCS058-EH https://tidd.ly/2VzkvKZ

FESTIVE DOUBLE LAYERED SENTIMENT STAMPS AND DIES LHCCD092-EH https://tidd.ly/35CJE8A

SLIMLINE FESTIVE CHECK FRAME DIE LHCCD090-EH https://tidd.ly/3w2whKE

SKETCHY POINSETTIA STAMP AND DIE SET LHCCS056-EH

LARGE SNOWFLAKE DIES –LHCCD096-EH https://tidd.ly/3jcoaHw

SNOWFLAKE STAMP AND DIE SET – LHCCD095-EH https://tidd.ly/3mxygEY

FESTIVE SLIMLINE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – SNOWFLAKE LHCEF027-EH https://tidd.ly/3ciKcUT

FESTIVE SLIMLINE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – MISTLETOE – LHCEF031-EH https://tidd.ly/3ipt5ES

LARGE POINSETTIA DIES LHCCD093-EH. https://tidd.ly/389eCGQ

NESTED STITCHED BUBBLE SQUARES DIES LHCCD105-EH. https://tidd.ly/3zfVpPO

EUPHORIA PREMIUM GLITTER CARD STOCK – LHCPP020-EH https://tidd.ly/38r24eh

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – SHELDON THE SHEEP

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I have had such crafting fun with the new Cute Cutz range from Lisa Horton Crafts. I was lucky enough to be sent Sheldon the Sheep and here are a few of the cards I made for the shows on Create and Craft which air on

Monday 5th July at 10.30pm on Create and Craft USA

Tuesday 6th July at 6pm on Create and Craft UK

Wednesday 7th July at 7.30am/8.15am/3pm/8.15pm on Create and Craft UK

Howzat

First up, I made Sheldon a jumper using the Knitted 3D Embossing Folder. There are two layers for the body so I embossed them both. Then I decided to turn him into a cricketer so I turned his mop of hair into a quiff and gave him an eye by cutting into the die that also forms the inner ear. I die cut his legs twice and cut away the back legs from the first set. Next I cut all four legs on the second set and chose the best fit for the arms. His muzzle area was placed on the angle and a cricket ball was cut from red card with white lines added on the seams.

“I wool always love ewe”

This is how my crafting brain works. I spotted this sentiment in the Farmyard Sentiments Stamps. This set me off singing the song made famous by Whitney Houston which then made me think of Diva’s. This led me to remembering The Three Degrees. Each of these lovely lambs has a face and a character of their own. Simply move the eyes around or try different shapes and colours to change the look.

Little Bo Sheep

In another play on words, I remembered Little Bo Peep from the classic Nursery Rhyme. To turn this sheep into a little lady I gave her a floral embossed dress complete with a lacy petticoat and a bow for her wool. I angled her head on the side to make it look like she was waiting in the field and placed her on a circular easel card complete with Petite Petal flowers ( which will also be in the same show)

Rudolph the Red Nose ReinSheep

Once again, this idea came randomly. I cut out the trees from the Set the Scene – Greenery dies and thought to myself. “These look like antlers”. Next, I die cut the base elements in dark brown and completed the look with a bright red nose. I finished off the card by embossing a white background with the stunning Slimline Mistletoe 3D Embossing Folder and added a matching bough of leaves. The sentiment is rather apt too !

This is a really humorous and creative set of dies to work with. You can bring them to life by imagining what you want them to be and making it happen by changing the colour of the card stock, adding different elements or moving the position of the eyes.

THESE ARE THE PRODUCTS THAT I HAVE USED ALONG WITH AFFILIATE LINKS TO CREATE AND CRAFT. If the item is not in stock I would recommend signing up to alert emails with Lisa Horton Crafts at That Craft Place – https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – SHELDON THE SHEEP https://tidd.ly/3yn0Tr0

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – CLARA THE COW https://tidd.ly/3ymA7z2

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – HORATIO THE HORSE https://tidd.ly/3yqyL6g

CUTE CUTZ ON THE FARM – PEGGY THE PIG https://tidd.ly/2SOC6wZ

SET THE SCENE – GARDEN GREENERY – https://tidd.ly/3jJpVwo

FARMYARD SENTIMENT STAMPS – https://tidd.ly/36hj7Oy

PETITE PETALS – https://tidd.ly/36fpOkk

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – WATER DROPLETS – https://tidd.ly/3jImSoj

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER – KNITTED https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/collections/lisa-horton-crafts-embossing-folders/products/3d-embossing-folder-knitted

3D SLIMLINE EMBOSSING FOLDER – MISTLETOE – https://tidd.ly/36fqgiw

Enjoy the shows and don’t forget to share your makes on the Crafting with Lisa Horton Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507

Until next time. Happy crafting !

Love Elisabeth xx

Mandalas – Part Two

Hello again

I so enjoyed making cards using the Mandala range from Lisa Horton Crafts: I made some more! All these products can be bought from Lisa Horton Crafts at That Craft Place or at Create and Craft so I will only link these two companies. These particular cards were made for Lisa’s shows on the 9th July 2020.

That Craft Place – https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

Create and Craft TV – https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/search/lisa-horton-crafts?page=3

Onto the cards 🙂

I used one of the pages from the Mandala colouring sets and very simply inked it up using Distress Oxides – Wild Honey and Spun Sugar. The high quality of the paper allows you to play with inks, sprays, paints and pens. I created the rosette tails with the Nested Banners dies.

This card began as a tag – once again cut from the Mandala papers and the Bali papers. I cut into the front tag with the outside edge of the Daisy Burst dies and infilled the clouds with Mermaid Tails. You can check out my YouTube tutorial on this technique The mandalas were coloured simply with pens and layered up using sticky pads.

This mandala has several layers. It started as a sheet of inky magic which I then stamped the Choose Happy stamps across. I cut them out and layered them up with sticky pads. I slightly off centred them each time.

This time I stamped across the white tag with the smallest mandala stamp before layering it up onto a raspberry coloured card tag. The mini bunting dies meant that I could personalise the card for my daughter Olivia.

Once again, I personalised this card in honour of the 4th July – using the mini bunting dies (which are now back in stock) and made my own mini rosettes bunting by stamping and colouring in the mini mandalas in red, white and blue.

I must have made twenty cards using this Mandala range which speaks volumes about its versatility. I hope you will get plenty of use from the colouring sets and stamps too. Please let me know how you get on or post a photo in the Facebook group for Lisa’s fans called Crafting with Lisa Horton.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507/

Until next time x Elisabeth x

Sparkilicious butterflies

Hello again

I have been playing and creating beautiful things. This time I have taken some of the sparkilicious Mermaid tails from Lisa Horton Crafts and incorporated them into a butterfly card. I was so pleased with the effect that I filmed a mini tutorial for my fledgling YouTube Channel. My filming and editing skills are improving slowly. Just as with this blog – I am leaving a little mark on the crafting world. Even if it is only reaching a small audience.

This is the first card that was my prototype

To produce the background – I cut slithers of papers (from the newly launched Pretty Petals papers) and laid them onto a sheet of sticky backed plastic.

Next, I scattered the sparkling Mermaid Tails across the entire sheet. Shook them off carefully and smoothed the excess into the sticky backed plastic.

Then, I gently laid a small amount of natural Sisal over the surface.

https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

This is the card in my YouTube tutorial.

To create the butterfly – I stamped out a Jewelled Butterfly twice using “Chianti” Versafine Clair – and set it with some clear embossing powder. A little hint of colour was added with Tonic pens. Before finishing off with a faceted gem or three.

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This technique is easy to master and makes striking cards. If you would like to see the full tutorial then please check out my YouTube video.

If you would like further inspiration or would just like to connect with Lisa Horton fans then I would encourage you to join the Facebook group – Crafting with Lisa Horton Crafts https://www.facebook.com/groups/468312444069507/

Until next time x Elisabeth x

The papers and the mermaid tails were first launched on Create and Craft TV

https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/pp/lisa-horton-crafts-pretty-petals-paper-pad-567617?query=fh_view_size%3d24%26fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_brand_cc%3d-1%26fh_location%3d%252f%252fcreateandcraft%252fen_GB%252f%2524s%253dlisa_horton_crafts%26fh_sort%3d-_match_rate%252c-onair_cc%252c-new_cc%252c-hasimage_cc%252c-salescash_cc%252c-stock_cc

https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/pp/lisa-horton-crafts-festive-mermaid-tails-glitters-set-of-4-558907?query=fh_view_size%3d24%26fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_brand_cc%3d-1%26fh_location%3d%252f%252fcreateandcraft%252fen_GB%252f%2524s%253dlisa_horton_crafts%26fh_sort%3d-_match_rate%252c-onair_cc%252c-new_cc%252c-hasimage_cc%252c-salescash_cc%252c-stock_cc

https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/pp/lisa-horton-crafts-set-of-3-colours-of-sisal-natural-pink-and-green-514051?query=fh_view_size%3d24%26fh_maxdisplaynrvalues_brand_cc%3d-1%26fh_location%3d%252f%252fcreateandcraft%252fen_GB%252f%2524s%253dlisa_horton_crafts%26fh_sort%3d-_match_rate%252c-onair_cc%252c-new_cc%252c-hasimage_cc%252c-salescash_cc%252c-stock_cc

Week commencing the 14th July they should be available from your local stockist or That Crafty Place which is Lisa’s shop.

https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/

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.

https://www.craftconsortium.com/shop?Collection=Helz%20Cuppleditch

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461/

Thank you for popping by

Elisabeth xx

Over the Hedge Notelet Box Set

Hello again

Recently I shared a set of cards and envelopes, complete with a gift box on social media. I had a request to explain how I made it so here goes – complete with my first ever video.

For this particular notelet set, I used the beautiful ‘Over the Hedge’ collection from Craft Consortium. https://www.craftconsortium.com/

Begin by cutting a piece of paper 10.5″ x 11.5″. Retain the wider band for later.

Score the piece of paper as follows. Along the long edge score at 2.5″. 3.5″. 8″ 9″

Along the short edge. Score at 2″ 3″ 7.5″ 8.5″

Crease each fold well.

Next cut away the areas marked with an X and carefully cut along the lines marked with Vs

I’ll move onto the actual box I’ve made using the glorious Over The Hedge papers from Craft Consortium. Now you can see the basic shape of the box complete with the two cut lines. If you prefer – you can round off the corners with a punch.

Add tape to the flaps as shown. I also added a touch of wet glue to really secure the sides.

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You are now ready to construct the box. Pull the sides up and over. Adhere another strip of tape to the front flap to complete the box.

Bear in mind how you want the box to look ( I actually turned my paper at the wrong point which means the paper will be upside down when I finish it). But you’ll remember to turn it the wrong way to make it the right way 😜

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To finish the box off create a band (using the spare strip of paper) to wrap around the box. This will keep all the flaps together.

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Voila! Your notelet box is ready to hold your 4″x4″ cards and envelopes.

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I continued to use the papers to make four 4×4 cards with envelopes. I created the toppers from the back cover of the paper pad. Waste not, want not.

To see how I made this little box with cards: watch my first little video

Maggie Donaldson of Devon Sent Cards I hope this has helped you. Don’t forget to share your own version on the Craft Consortium Network Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461/?ref=bookmarks

Much love x Elisabeth x

 

You can find all the Over the Hedge collection via the Craft Consortium website or your local stockists

https://www.craftconsortium.com/product-page/over-the-hedge-premium-paper-pad

Follow Craft Consortium on Facebook and Instagram for further inspiration

https://www.facebook.com/craftconsortium/

https://instagram.com/craftconsortiumltd?igshid=14m4kr239i5z

Strawberry Moon Nature Box 01

Hello again.

Sue Taylor the inspiration behind Craftwork Cards has recently launched a crafting style box full of papers, glitter card, frippery and two sets of stamps. She named it Strawberry Moon – Nature Box (Autumn)

Here are a few of the cards I created with this stylish autumnal collection.

I made the little paper pumpkin by punching out four circles, folding them in half and sticking them back to back.

The background papers match perfectly together and the toadstool stamp makes a great topper.

The pumpkin paper reminded me of Cinderella so I added a golden glitter card shoe (die cut with an old Tonic die) The glitter card cuts perfectly and doesn’t shed either.

I wanted the majestic stag to stand proud in this card so I matched all the embellishments to him. It is a stunning but simple card.

Strawberry Moon is a newly launched venture for Sue. You can find her on Facebook by looking for Strawberry Moon by Sue Taylor.

Much love x Elisabeth x