INK DROPS INSPIRATION

Hello again

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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FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/Elisabeth.Hogarth.Designs/

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PINTEREST – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/elisabethhogarthdesigns/

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

** TO BUY DIRECT FROM KATKIN KRAFTS https://www.katkinkrafts.co.uk/

BELLE FLEUR – ONE SHEET WONDER

Hello again

I have been playing with the new Belle Fleur collection from Craft Consortium which is due to be launched at the end of January 2022. I decided to challenge myself to create a set of cards using one sheet of the stunning 12×12 papers. I picked a page with a smaller design but all the pages in the paper pad would work equally as well.

I used a scoreboard to mark each section before cutting twenty separate pieces with a cutter. I ended up creating eleven cards using one sheet of paper. You could easily make more. The card designs feature all of the lettered pieces plus a few cut out flowers/ leaves and embellishments. The sentiments will be added later, However if you would like to see how to go about adding them, then watch my YouTube video. https://youtu.be/IOa7eM7yZEA

You could easily make more than twenty cards and it is a good discipline to show how many cards can be made from a single sheet of 12×12 paper. I would love to know what you think of this idea? If you try this one sheet CC wonder then please do share your makes with me on the Facebook Group Craft Consortium Network. https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461

Belle Fleur is a stunning collection from Craft Consortium in collaboration with Hackney and Co. It will be available from Craft Consortium on the 30th January

https://www.craftconsortium.com/

Until next time. Happy crafting!

Love Elisabeth xx

It is available to pre-order from Craft Stash and I have added some affiliate links to the individual products. I am not paid by Craft Consortium to promote their products however as part of their design team I do receive some free products.

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR BY HACKNEY & CO. COMPLETE BUNDLE https://tidd.ly/3G4yLwn

CRAFT CONSORTIUM 12IN X 12IN PAD 40 SHEETS BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3Aw0ftD

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR 6IN X 6IN PAD 40 SHEETS BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

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CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR STAMP SET BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3AAKlhJ

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR RUB ON TRANSFERS BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/35v6AKx

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR LACE RIBBONS BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3qYKfx4

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR WASHI TAPE BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3rQDqwI

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR SEQUINS BY HACKNEY & CO. | BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3nZWkQP

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR ENAMEL HEARTS BY HACKNEY & CO.| BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3fXf7rh

CRAFT CONSORTIUM BELLE FLEUR METAL LEAF CHARMS BY HACKNEY & CO.| BELLE FLEUR COLLECTION

https://tidd.ly/3Iv

MY CRAFT ROOM PLUS SPACE SAVING TIPS

Hello again

I am often asked about my craft space and storage solutions. I have filmed a short video on my YouTube channel in which you will see my much loved and used craft space. There are a few tips on how I store my craft items and listed below are affiliated links to Amazon. I have tried where possible to note when the original items were bought in local stores. The links do not cost you anything to click on however I might receive a few pennies for sharing the products with you. I have been pleased with all of the items I have purchased. Some of them are no longer available however I have listed a similar item.

LIGHTING

Under Cabinet Lights HONWELL 6pcs Wireless LED Closet Light Battery Remote Controlled LED Puck Lights, Brightness Dimmable Stick-on Lights for Kitchen Stairs Cupboard Timer Preset (Unavailable) 

(Similar product) https://amzn.to/3FPSDmP

Beyamz Magnifying Lamp, with 105mm 5X Magnifier, 3 Color Modes, Stepless Dimming Lights, Heavy Duty Metal Swivel Arms, and Adjustable Clamp (White, for UK only)

https://amzn.to/33VrbXi

DECORATIVE TABLE COVERINGS

Wood Wallpaper Wood Plank Wallpaper Peel and Stick on Wallpaper Wood Look Wood Effect Wallpaper Self Adhesive Wallpaper Stick on Wallpaper Rustic Distressed Barn Wood Shiplap Wallpaper 45x300cm

https://amzn.to/3AkTtGP

N/K Marble Wallpaper Self Adhesive Granite White Grey – 40 cm X 200 cm Granite Gray Self Adhesive Decorative Vinyl Film, Oil-Proof Paper Waterproof Wallpaper

https://amzn.to/3Isrd8m

FURNITURE STORAGE/TROLLEYS

Ikea KALLAX – Shelving unit – White (similar to shelving bought in HomeBase)

https://amzn.to/33EsIBh

DULLEMELO Fabric Storage Box 4-Pack Cube Fodable Storage Organiser For Home,Bedroom,Toys,Books,Closet,Office (White&Grey)

https://amzn.to/32nvQ46

3-Tier Kitchen Storage Trolleys Removable Storage Tower Rack Bathroom Shelf With Wheels Slim Rolling Storage Rack Trolley Beauty Salon Cart Storage Detachable Catering Serving Trolley Clearing Trolley (similar to Hobbycraft trolley)

https://amzn.to/3rw7YDS

Meiyijia Home Wall Mount Hair Dryer Holder Rack,Self Adhesive Double Hole Hair Dryer Organizer,Rack with Hair Straightener Holder (Grey) (similar to hairdryer/heat tool stand bought in Aldi)

https://amzn.to/3KrRfud

CAMERA/MOBILE ACCESSORIES

FAPPEN Cell Phone Holder, Phone Holder for Bed Desk, 360° Flexible Articulating Long Arm Clamp Bracket Mount Stand for iPhone 13 12 11 Pro XS Max XR X 8 7 6 6s Plus, Samsung S10 S9 S8 S7 (3.5-6.5”)

https://amzn.to/3GRfPCv

Neewer 5 in 1 Portable Round Collapsible Multi Disc Photography Lighting Reflector 24×36 inches/60x90centimeters with Carrying Case for Photo Studio Shooting

https://amzn.to/3rw4nWo

STORAGE BOX SOLUTIONS / WALLETS AND RING BINDINGS

RIBBON JARS – 3 Tall and Slim Kitchen Pasta Storage Jars with Victorian Screw top lids by Britten & James. Crystal Clear Food Grade Plastic – Safe, hygienic and Attractive.

https://amzn.to/3qNDuOp

STAMP AND DIE BOXES iDesign 75230 Fridge/Freeze Binz Stackable Storage Boxes, Large Kitchen Storage Container for the Fridge and Freezer, Made of Plastic, Clear (similar to original product)

https://amzn.to/3nLZ4B4

INK DAUBER BOX iDesign 73030 Fridge/Freeze Binz Egg Holder, Small Storage Box for Twelve Eggs, Made from BPA-Free Plastic, Clear

(Similar to original product) 

https://amzn.to/3AmeLEj

WASHI TAPE AND EMBOSSING POWDER BOXES Deflecto Washi Tape 3 Drawer Organiser, Paper, 26.7 x 15.7 x 17 cm (price increased since the time of purchase)

https://amzn.to/3FO53eS

LARGE STAMPS AND CUTTING DIES WALLETS – Customcard ltd® A5 Frosted Vertical Pockets with Thumb Cut Job Card Pockets Pack of 50

https://amzn.to/3AhnMyl

SMALLER STAMPS WALLETS Customcard ltd® A6 Frosted Vertical Pockets with Thumb Cut Job Card Pockets Pack of 50

https://amzn.to/3nLVhUm

EXTRA LARGE CUTTING DIES WALLETS Customcard ltd® A4 Frosted Vertical Pockets with Thumb Cut Job Card Pockets Pack of 10

https://amzn.to/3FSVyuS

MAGNETIC BACKING SHEETS FOR DIES TMS A4 Magnetic Sheets – Magnets for Crafts, 0.5mm Flexible Magnetic Sheeting for Cutting Dies, Art Folders – Make your own Fridge Magnets for Kitchen, Home and Office (10 Pack) by The Magnet Shop

https://amzn.to/3rFVZDI

SWATCH BOOK RINGS WXJ13 50 Pieces Metal Binder Rings Book Rings Colorful Keychains Loose Leaf Binder Ring Keyrings, 5 Colors

https://amzn.to/3KpO1Y5

SWATCH BOOK RINGS 20 Pack Large Metal Book Rings/Loose Leaf Binder Rings 2.5 Inch, Easy to Open and Close, Silver Circular Shower Curtain Ring Loops for Drape Bathroom Office (63 mm)

https://amzn.to/3rG2BBY

STICKY TAPES HOLDER Topsky Toilet Paper Roll Holder Stand, Extra Toilet Paper Holder Storage for 3-4 Rolls, Decorative Metal Free Standing Toilet Paper Stand Tissue Holder for Bathroom, Sturdy, Holds Jumbo Size Rolls (similar to holder bought in Dunelm) 

https://amzn.to/3GSSf8c

OFFICE AND CRAFT TOOLS

Sizzix Big Shot Plus A4 Manual Die Cutting And Embossing machine 660020, 21cm (9″) Opening

https://amzn.to/33UFlbs

Rapesco 1488 500 Heavy Duty Dispenser and 2 Tape Rolls – Powder Blue

https://amzn.to/3nKqp6J

Tonic Studios Guillotine, Grey/Black, 12.25″ (price increase)

https://amzn.to/3AlNlhD

Dymo LetraTag LT-100H Label Maker | Handheld Label Maker Machine | Ideal for Office or Home

https://amzn.to/3FPJKd1

IGOKOTI Mini Vacuum Cleaner Rechargeable,Portable Handheld Cordless Crumb,Desktop Dust Sweeper,Energy Saving Design

https://amzn.to/3rAargI

I know that I am very lucky to be able to work in a dedicated craft space. It has taken me many years to get to this point so don’t give up on having a craft room of your own.

Best wishes and happy crafting

Elisabeth xx

IRIS FOLDING WITH PATINA PAPERS

Hello again.

Happy New Year! 2022 may bring us some new crafting goodies and ideas however I would like to show you an older technique called Iris Folding. I have often admired cards made in this fashion but had never allowed myself time to learn the craft of folding strips of paper in equal widths and layering them over a template. Once you realise that you are working from behind the card it is relatively simple and very therapeutic.

Patina Papers

Before I explain how to set out this card, I must mention the glorious papers from Craft Consortium Ltd. This Patina set is from their Essential Papers Range which is available in 12×12 and 6×6. The colours are incredible!

https://tidd.ly/3F1v9ur

You will need: 8×8 card blank/ 7×7 card for the front of the card and as base support/chosen paper for folds/large circular frame die/sticky tape or tape runner.

The Patina card was made from one sheet of 12×12 paper. Using a score board – score every 1/2″. Using a paper trimmer – cut at every 1″. Now fold each 1″ strip in half, crease firmly. If a flatter finish is required then stick the strip together.

Take the 7″x7″ card front and cut a 6″ circle centrally. Place this frame on top of the template below with the card front facing down and the numbers facing you. Secure with removal tape.

Copy and paste to your document and scale to the size required.

Take the first paper strip and place it across the line marked 1. Secure the first end down. Leave enough paper to hold the strip in place. Then cut away the excess and stick the second end down. Small pieces of tape or a tape runner work well for this process. Follow the pattern around numerically ensuring that all of the fold lines face towards the centre. Keep going until you reach the centre square.

If required secure the second 7″x7″ square behind the folds to hold them in place. Now remove the tapes and turn the iris fold piece over to reveal the front of the card. If required cut a circle frame to line the aperture because this will neaten up the edges. Add sentiments as required and adhere to the 8″x8″ card base.

Lisa Horton Crafts Papers

This version features papers from the second LHC magazine.

https://tidd.ly/3kcR9tS

The card version above was made with four paper designs. The same template was used and the patterns were alternated.

PATTERN 1 REPEATS AT 1/5/9/13/17/21

PATTERN 2 REPEATS AT 2/6/10/14/18/22

PATTERN 3 REPEATS AT 3/7/11/15/19/23

PATTERN 4 REPEATS AT 4/8/12/16/20/24

I am sure that you will enjoy creating your own designs and working with other patterns.

Until next time

Love xx Elisabeth xx

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Four beautiful collections on one USB

Hello again.

Today’s post includes projects from the newly launched Kanban Crafts UCB called Premium Designers. It includes four popular 2021 collections called Moonlight Forest/Spirit of Japan/Butterfly Garden/Antique Florist.

https://tidd.ly/3DmnExy

The images within Spirit of Japan are so striking. It is easy to make a simple card by printing directly onto printer paper and using your dues to layer them up.

Don’t be afraid to cut into the papers and extract the part of the design you like. If it doesn’t work out- simply print another page.

The postcards within the Butterfly Florist collection can also be die-cut and layered up.

You can even turn the A4 background papers into journal covers

If you need further inspiration then take a look at my dedicated Pinterest Board. https://pin.it/3ArGN92

Happy digital crafting

Love Elisabeth xx

In the forest

Hello again

Today, I am sharing a picturesque, new collection from the team at Craft Consortium Ltd. “In the Forest” has been illustrated by the talented Clare Therese Gray and it might be my new favourite. It features forest creatures including brown bears, squirrels and owls plus an abundance of stunning scenery and flora. This blog post shows a few of the projects I have made. You will be able to see more in my latest youTube video.

Landscape

This simple dl card has been created from one of the scenes in the 12×12 paper pad. It is a picture in itself.

Portrait

Next, I adapted a shopping list pad and added a decorated pencil.

This is the same page as above however, they have been cut in the portrait position to show two scenes

Gift wrap

This gift has been wrapped using another of the 12×12 papers and finished with a line of washi tape.

One of the most exciting additions to “In the Forest” are the decoupage sheets. These are a welcome bonus to the Clare Therese range because it extends the use of the kit. I used part of one sheet to create a topper and layers for the card and the remaining layers to create a coordinating gift tag.

Stamping and colouring

Also available in the collection are stamp sets that match the elements in the papers and decoupage. This card features a form of no line colouring using distress oxide inks.

I have created several other samples that you can see in my latest YouTube video, also available to view today. The video is longer than usual because I have included a real time stamping and colouring session which I hope you will find useful.

As always – the entire collection plus so much more is available to buy directly from Craft Consortium Ltd. https://www.craftconsortium.com/

You can also buy via my affiliate links to Craft Stash Uk

CRAFT CONSORTIUM IN THE FOREST  COMPLETE BUNDLE – https://tidd.ly/3oOIGzh

CRAFT CONSORTIUM IN THE FOREST  PAPERCRAFT BUNDLE – https://tidd.ly/3oOZMNw

CRAFT CONSORTIUM IN THE FOREST  STAMP BUNDLE – https://tidd.ly/3kUtq2T

CRAFT CONSORTIUM 12IN X 12IN PAPER PAD 40 SHEETS  IN THE FOREST COLLECTION  – https://tidd.ly/3kTXf3G

CRAFT CONSORTIUM 6IN X 6IN PAPER PAD 40 SHEETS | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3oJ0xYI

CRAFT CONSORTIUM 3D DECOUPAGE 10 SHEETS | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3DDHepJ

CRAFT CONSORTIUM WOOD SHAPES SET OF 10  | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3nzsyT2

CRAFT CONSORTIUM ADHESIVE ENAMEL DOTS SET OF 80  | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3FzqGQl

CRAFT CONSORTIUM WASHI TAPE SET OF 2  | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3CCc2pI

CRAFT CONSORTIUM METAL CHARMS BEAR SET OF 15  | IN THE FOREST COLLECTION – https://tidd.ly/3cuUWzl

For inspiration on how to use this very versatile collection – take a look at my fellow design team members links. You can also see our work across social media and on the dedicated Facebook page called Craft Consortium Network. https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461

CRAFT CONSORTIUM DESIGN TEAM LINKS

LESLEY KILBY

https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCxu-c08Yd6YS2nD3YD7mHlg
https://www.instagram.com/elegant_edges_crafts/
https://www.elegantedges.co.uk/
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/scorps136/_created

KAREN MCKIBBEN

 https://www.instagram.com/karens_kardzz/

 https://youtube.com/channel/UC1mdiEzPBiKBj3Az4XECA5Q

KATE FLETCHER

https://www.instagram.com/cardsbykatefletcher

https://youtube.com/channel/UCqZLivtQUb1cG2ahYnhHlLQ

https://www.facebook.com/Cards-by-Kate-111227389688501/

http://cardsbykatefletcher.blogspot.com/?m=1

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8A5nryy/

HANNAH KAATTARI

https://youtube.com/c/TheMissHavenhttps:/

/www.instagram.com/themisshaven

JESSICA LARIOS

 https://www.instagram.com/matterofcrafts

https://www.facebook.com/matterofcraft

 https://www.matterofcraft.wixsite.com/blog

 https://twitter.com/Jessica Larios

JANINE QUINN

https://instagram.com/jaycue23

https://craftingcrackers.blogspot.com

JULIE LAVALETTE

https://instagram.com/julizdesignpost

http://julizdesignpost.blogspot.com/

ELISABETH HOGARTH

–  https://www.youtube.com/c/ElisabethHogarthDesigns

– https://www.facebook.com/Elisabeth.Hogarth.Designs/

– https://www.instagram.com/elisabethhogarthdesigns/

– https://www.pinterest.co.uk/elisabethhogarthdesigns/

– https://wordpress.com/view/elisabethhogarth.wordpress.com

– https://craftworld.com/…/Elisabeth…/user/profile/home

Between all of the design team, we should be able to inspire you to create with “In the Forest” because it is another truly beautiful collection.

Happy Crafting

Love Elisabeth xx

*** I have added some affiliate links to Craft Stash UK. I am not paid by Craft Consortium to promote their products however I do receive some free products as a member of their design team. I will never recommend products that I have not personally used or liked. The links are free for you to use. Thank you for your support. ***

BOO !

Hello again.

I am gearing up to Halloween with some sweet makes with the Happy Haunting collection from Craft Consortium.

I decided to fussy cut the cover of my 12×12 paper pad. I rearranged them to create this scene on the front of this pop up card.

I followed up the theme inside.

This corner easel card features the very versatile decoupage elements. To see how I use them – take a look at my YouTube video.

https://youtu.be/445od4dN-vw

This slimline card is clean and simple which just goes to show you can add your own style to Happy Haunting.

Finally, this is an easy home decor piece made with a pre cut mdf pumpkin. Once again, I decorated it up with the front cover elements.

Happy Haunting is still available to buy from Craft Consortium https://www.craftconsortium.com/product-page/happy-haunting-the-complete-collection-1

If you would like further inspiration then join the Craft Consortium Network on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461/

Happy crafting

Love Elisabeth xx

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH LISA HORTON CRAFTS

Hello again,

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

QUOTE THE CODE – FRIDAYNIGHTLIVE AT THE CHECKOUT.

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

Hello again

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