Sunday, 23 February 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Mother's Day/Spring Collection Sneak Peak #2

Hi everyone

I'm back with another sneaky peak of another 2 digi stamps from the 'Mother's Day/Spring' collection, being launched by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) in their Etsy store on Tuesday 25th February.  As mentioned in my previous post, the new digi stamps include lots of sweet images and sentiments perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, Birthdays etc. :) You're going to love the new collection, the stamps and sentiments are fabulous.

For this card, I've used one of the pretty images called 'A Little Lovewhich I coloured with Copic pens and one of the new sentiment 'With Love On Mother's Day'. I will add the links to the new stamps once the launch has taken place.I hope you like it. x

For your information, here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stampsand the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.


Here's What I Did
Using my graphics software I imported the sweet bunnie digi stamp and then resized and printed it directly onto colouring cardstock. The image was die cut it into a rectangle and coloured using Copic pens. Glitter was added to the hearts and flowers.

The sentiment was imported into my graphics software and resized, this was then printed directly onto some pretty patterned paper. Using the same same die as before, the patterned paper was cut into a rectangle, and the top section was cut off using a curved die. The paper was glued to the top section of the rectangle containing the coloured image.  Funky foam was attached to the back of the rectangle and then added to the card front.

To finish the card heart stick on embellishments were added around the sentiment.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: A Little Love (link to be added)
Digital Sentiment Stamp: With Love On Mother's Day (link to be added)

Copic Pens: Rabbit Fur - E31, E33, E50, R20 / Dresses - Y11, Y15, Y17, YR23 / Grass - YG01, YG03, YG17 / Flowers - R27, YR16 / Hearts - R22, R27

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Wallflower' Paper Pad (The Works), Nobles Dies - Double Pierced Background Rectangle (Creative Expressions), Simple Stitched Hillside Border Die (Lawn Fawn), Glitter, Heart Stickers, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam

Or why not join us on social media at  'We Love Lili Of the Valley' Facebook Group run by the Design Team, the official Lili Of The Valley Facebook page and on Instagram.  We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and please don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back soon with more sneaky peeks of the fabulous new LOTV Love stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Mother's Day/Spring Collection Sneak Peak #1

Hi everyone

I'm excitingly sharing a fabulous peak at 2 of the new digi stamps from the 'Mother's Day/Spring' collection, being launched by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) in their Etsy store on Tuesday 25th February.  The new digi stamps include lots of sweet images and sentiments perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, Easter...or just because. :) You're going to love the new stamps and sentiments they're absolutely gorgeous.

So for my card today, I've used one of the pretty images called 'Time For You' which I coloured with Copic pens and one of the new sentiment 'For A Special Mum'. I will add the links to the new stamps once the launch has taken place.I hope you like it. x

For your information, here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stampsand the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.


Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of pretty patterned paper, and added it to the front of my 6" x 6" white card blank, leaving a border around the edge.

I imported the pretty girl digi stamp and the sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them to fit my project. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into a circle. The image was coloured in using Copic pens, then glitter was added to the butterflies and flowers.

The completed picture was added to a die cut scalloped circle cut from orange card. The topper was mounted onto the front of the card using foam pads to add a little height.  To finish my card I added a few gems at the top and bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Time For You (link to be added)
Digital Sentiment Stamp: For A Special Mum (link to be added)

Copic Pens: Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11 / Hair - C3, C5, C7, 100 / Hat, Butterflies & Mug - YR23, YR31, Y35, Y38 / Flowers & Leaves - Y02, Y08, Y17, B000, B00, B02, YG01, YG03, YG17, RV10, RV13, RV14, V01, V04

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Wallflower' Paper Pad (The Works),  Orange Card, Stitched Collection - Scallop Circle Dies (Creative Expressions), Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Gems

Or why not join us on social media at  'We Love Lili Of the Valley' Facebook Group run by the Design Team, the official Lili Of The Valley Facebook page and on Instagram.  We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and please don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back soon with more sneaky peeks of the fabulous new LOTV Love stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 17 February 2020

Craft Consortium - Farm Meadow - Farm Meadow

Hi everyone 💙 

Here's another little peak at the beautiful new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Farm Meadow', created in partnership with British designer & illustrator Clare Therese Gray. This amazing collection will be launched today (Monday 17th Feb) on Create & Craft TV @ 6pm. The products will thereafter also be available to buy here in the UK on the Craft Consortium website here, and in good craft retailer's websites, and in the USA. Please check out my previous posts for more peeks of the collection.

So today I'm sharing 2 cards I made using the 'Farm Meadow' stamp set and some of the pretty paper from the pad. I used Prismacolor pencils and Copic pens on my cards. I will be back later in the week sharing the last of the stamp sets and my cards. If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message and your email address, and I will get back to you. x

For USA visitors - the collection will be distributed by Notions Marketing, you may be able to buy direct from them or you could ask your local craft store to order in direct from Notions Marketing. 

CARD #1

Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of red card and patterned paper from the 'Farm Meadow' pad and attached them both to the front of a 7" x 7" card blank, leaving a slim border around the edge. 

Next I stamped the tractor onto colouring card and coloured it in using pencils, then highlighted some areas with a white pencil. The image was then die cut into a rectangle and mounted onto red card. Funky foam was glued to the back of the topper and then onto the card front.

The wellie stamp was stamped onto kraft card, coloured in with copic pens first then pencils. The image was then fussy cut out and added to the card front, using foam pads and glue.

To complete the card I added 3 banners cut from green, red and kraft card along with a little star. 

I Used
Stamps - Farm Meadow  (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)

Copics: YG01, YG03

Prismacolor Pencils: Tractor Body - White, Blush Pink, Poppy Red, Crimson Red / Tyres - 20% Cool Grey, 50% Cool Grey, 70% Cool grey, 50% Warm Grey,  705 Warm Grey / Ground - 50% French Grey / Wellies - Apple Green, Olive Green, Black, White, Cream

Other 
7” x 7” Card Blank, Prismacolour Pencils, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Fitted Indented Rectangle & Stitched Rectangle Dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Everyday Sentiment Banners Dies (MFT), Textured Red Card, Green Card, Star Punch, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Side Tape

CARD #2

Here's What I Did
I die cut a rectangle from covered he front of a 6" x 6" card blank with green card and paper from the Farm Meadow pad leaving a slim border around the edge. Using the same green card I trimmed down a strip of and die cut both sides using a 'dash' die, this was then added to the centre of the card.

Next I die cut a scalloped circle from white card and stamped the vegetables crate onto it, then stamped the crate again onto 'Mask It' paper and cut it out. The mask was placed directly over the stamped image on the circle and ink around it with shades of green. When the ink was die I removed the mask and coloured the crate and vegetables with Copic pens. A die cut inverted scalloped
circle cut from green card was glued over the top. 

Funky foam was glued to the back of the scalloped topper and added to the card front. To complete the card sequins were glued around the image and sentiment.

I stamped the watering can onto a piece of white colouring card and then onto masking paper, which I fussy cut out. I covered the watering can with the mask and stamped the wellies. I also stamped the wellies onto masking paper, then fussy out them out and covered the stamped images. Distress ink was apply around the images to give a spotlight. When the ink was dry the masks were removed from the images and die cut it into a rectangle. The images were then coloured using Copic pens.  Dots detail was applied to the boots with a white pen.

A piece of patterned paper from the pad was trimmed down to fit the top portion of the 5" x 7" card blank; the bottom edge of the sheet was die cut to give a scallop edge. The paper was added to the top sectoin of the rectangle. Funky foam was glued to the back of the rectangle and attached to the card front. A sentiment die cut from grey card was attached to the top of the card. 


To finish the card, glossy accents was applied to the watering can to give a shiny effect. 

I Used
Stamps - Pick Of The Crops (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)

Copic Pens: Wellies - Y15, Y17, Y35, YR23, E35  / Watering Can - C1, C2, C3, C5 / Bird - E31, E33, E35

Other
5” x 7” Card Blank, Copic Pens, White Card, Grey Card, Noble – Double Pierced Rectangle Dies (Creative Expressions), Envelope Edger Dies (Whimsy Stamps), Happy Birthday Die (Crafters Companion), Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade & Fossilized Amber), Glossy Accents, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), ‘Stick It’ Paper, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Side Tape

If you purchase any Craft Consortium products could I politely ask that you give feedback on their facebook page or website and let them know what you think. Please support our Craft suppliers. Thank you. xxx

Why not follow us on Facebook - Craft Consortium NetworkCraft Consortium Ltd or our our Instagram page. e'd loved to see you. Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  

I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Lili Of the Valley - Love Collection #5

Morning everyone❤️

I have cute digi stamp from the fabulous 'Love' collection by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV). The 'love' collection includes cute bunnies and loving couples. There's still a 50% off sale on, but it's due to finish shortly...so grab a bargain why you can! 

For my card today I've used one of the sweet bunnie stamps and made a CAS card for you.  The stamp is called Full Of Love and I used Copic pens to coloured with; I teamed it up with a 'Love You' sentiment. I hope you like it. x

For your information, here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stamps, and the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.


Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of pretty pink paper and added it to the front of the 6" x 6"c card blank.

I imported the bunnie and added a sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them both to fit my project  The images were then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into an square. I coloured the image in using Copic pens, and attached it to a die cut pink fancy frame when it was finished. Funky foam was glued to the back of the topper, and then added to the top section of the card front.

To finish off the card I added glitter to the rabbit's sack of heart, plus a few pearls and die cut hearts.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Full Of Love

Copic Pens: Rabbit - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, E0000, E000, E00, E01, R30  / Sack - R20, R22, R30 / Hearts - R32, R35, R37, E33 / Grass -YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Pink Card (Hobbycraft), Patterned Paper (?), White Glitter Card, Make It Color Blending Card, Stitched Collection - Scalloped Layered Square Dies (Creative Expression), Memory Box 'Cherish Border' Die, Heart Dies (Sizzix), Pearls, Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam

Or why not join us on social media at  'We Love Lili Of the Valley' Facebook Group run by the Design Team, the official Lili Of The Valley Facebook page and on Instagram.  We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and please don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back soon with more fabulous LOTV stamps very soon. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Craft Consortium - Farm Meadow 'Pick Of The Crop'

Hi everyone 💙 


T
oday I'm excited to give you another 'sneak peak' of the fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Farm Meadow' (in partnership with British designer & illustrator Clare Therese Gray). This amazing collection will be launched on Create & Craft TV on Monday 17th February @ 6pm. The products will thereafter also be available to buy here in the UK on the Craft Consortium and good craft retailer's websites, and in the USA. As mentioned yesterday the collection has a rustic theme with vegetables, florals, farm animals and a tractor etc. The collection contains fabulous A6 stamp sets, a 6" x 6" and 12" x 12" paper pad, plus wooden shapes etc. You need to check it out!!

Today I'm sharing 2 cards I made using the 'Pick Of The Crop' stamp set and some of the pretty paper from the pad. On both cards I used my Copic pens. I do hope you like them both. I will be back with more over the next few days. If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message and your email address and I will get back to you. x

The links to the products are listed below, or you can also go to the Craft Consortium's website using this link here and sign up for an update to this launch and any future product launches. 
For USA visitors - the collection will be distributed by Notions Marketing, you may be able to buy direct from them or you could ask your local craft store to order in direct from Notions Marketing. 

CARD #1


Here's What I Did  - Card #1
I trimmed down a piece of patterned paper from the 'Farm Meadow' pad and attached to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank, leaving a slim border around the edge. 

Next I trimmed a piece of green card and die cut an arch shape in the centre, and I repeated this with a piece of white making the aperture slightly smaller. The cards were glued on top of each other and run through an embossing folder. From green glitter card and green card I die cut the word 'thanks' and glued them together, offsetting them slightly. On the back side of the card the sentiment was attached to each side of the aperture, then funky foam was glued around the aperture and card then attached to the front of the card.

The vegetable basket was stamped on colouring card, and coloured in using Copic pens. The completed images was then fussy cut out leaving a white border around the edge and added to the front of the card.

To complete the card I added 3 enamel dots to the top left of the card.

I Used
Stamps - Pick Of The Crops (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)
Embellishments: Polar Playtime - Enamel Dots

Copic Pens: Basket - E31, E33, E35, E37Carrots - YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, G12, G14, G17 / Green Veg - G12, G14, G17, YG01, Y08

Other 
5” x 5” Card Scalloped Blank, Copic Pens, Make It Colour Card, Stitched Arch Stax Dies (MFT), Word Die (Diamond Press), Retro Fern Embossing Folder (Tonic), White Card, Green Card, Green Glitter Card (Craft Consortium), Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Enamel Dots (Craft Consortium), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Side Tape

CARD #2



Here's What I Did  - Card #2 
I covered he front of a 6" x 6" card blank with green card and paper from the Farm Meadow pad leaving a slim border around the edge. Using the same green card I trimmed down a strip of and die cut both sides using a 'dash' die, this was then added to the centre of the card.

Next I die cut a scalloped circle from white card and stamped the vegetables crate onto it, then stamped the crate again onto 'Mask It' paper and cut it out. The mask was placed directly over the stamped image on the circle and ink around it with shades of green. When the ink was die I removed the mask and coloured the crate and vegetables with Copic pens. A die cut inverted scalloped
circle cut from green card was glued over the top. 

Funky foam was glued to the back of the scalloped topper and added to the card front. To complete the card sequins were glued around the image and sentiment.

I Used
Stamps - Farm Meadow - Pick Of The Crop (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)

Copic Pens: Crate - E40, E41, E43, E47 / Potatoes - E00, E13, E99 / Tomatoes - R05, R14, R22, R27 / Greens & Marrow - G12, G14, G17, YG01, YG05,  YG67, Y8, E99

Other
6” x 6” Card Blank, Copic Pens, Stitched Circle Scalloped Frame Die (MFT), Simply Sentiment Dies (Hunkydory), Scalloped Circle (Crealies), Dots & Dashes (Paper Smooches), Distress Ink (Shabby Shutter & Peeled Paper), White Card, Textured Green Card, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Sequins, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Side Tape

If you purchase any Craft Consortium products could I politely ask that you give feedback on their facebook page or website and let them know what you think. Please support our Craft suppliers. Thank you. xxx

Why not follow us on Facebook - Craft Consortium NetworkCraft Consortium Ltd or our our Instagram page. We'd loved to see you. Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  

I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Craft Consortium - Farm Meadow 'Florals'

Hi everyone 💙 

T
oday I'm excited to give you a 'sneak peak' of the fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Farm Meadow' (in partnership with British designer & illustrator Clare Therese Gray). This amazing collection will be launched on Create & Craft TV on Monday 17th February @ 6pm. The products will thereafter also be available to buy here in the UK on the Craft Consortium and good craft retailer's websites, and in the USA. The collection includes florals, farm animals, vegetables and a tractor etc. The collection contains fabulous 4 x A6 stamp sets, a 6" x 6" and 12" x 12" paper pad, plus wooden shapes etc. You have to check it out!!

Today I'm sharing 2 cards I made using the 'Florals' stamp set and some of the pretty paper from the pad. On both cards I used my Copic pens...I do hope you like them both. I will be back with more sneaky peaks over the next few days. If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message and your email address and I will get back to you. x

The links to the products are listed below, or you can also go to the Craft Consortium's website using this link here and sign up for an update to this launch and any future product launches. 
For USA visitors - the collection will be distributed by Notions Marketing, you may be able to buy direct from them or you could ask your local craft store to order in direct from Notions Marketing. 

Card #1


Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of patterned paper from the 'Farm Meadow' pad and a piece of pink card. The edges of the patterned paper were scuffed up to give a distressed look. Both the card and paper were then attached to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank, leaving a slim border around the edge. 

Next I stamped the bunch of flowers onto a piece of colouring card and coloured them in using Copic pens. The edges of the die cut square was also distressed around the edges. A strip of the paper was glued across the bottom corner of the square, then attached to a fancy die cut mat. 

Funky foam was glued to the back of the topper and added to the card front. To complete the card I added a die cut bow, some pearls and a few dots of glitter around the flowers.

I Used
Stamps - Florals (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)

Copic Pens: Flowers - BV02, BV04, RV00, RV10, RV14, B0000, B01, B02, B04, Y17 / Leaves & Branches - G12, G14, G67

Other
6” x 6” Scalloped Card Blank, Make It Colour Card, Pearl Square Die (Tattered Lace), Bow Die (Crealies), Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz), Pink Card, Pearls, Glitter, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Side Tape 

CARD #2

Here's What I Did 
I trimmed down a piece of the patterned paper from the paper pad and added it to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank, leaving a slim border around the edge. 

Next I stamped the 3 butterflies onto a die cut circle and coloured them in with Copic pens, then added the die cut word 'fly' which I cut from blue glitter card. The butterfly circle was mounted onto a die cut circle cut from the same glitter card. Funky foam was glued to the back of the topper and added to the card front.

I stamped the butterflies again onto colouring card, coloured them with Copic pens and clear glitter pen, then fussy cut out. The bodies of the butterflies were glued in place over the top of the ones on the topper, along with a few punched out mini butterflies. To complete the card I added 3 enamel dots  to the top and bottom corners. 

I Used
Stamps - Florals (links will be added when the launch takes place)
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Farm Meadow (links will be added when the launch takes place)
Embellishments: Polar Playtime - Enamel Dots

Copic Pens: Butterflies - B00, B12, B14, B99, 0

Other
6” x 6” Card Blank, Copic Pens, Make It Colour Card, Dragonfly Die Set (Sizzix), Pearl Circle Die (Tattered Lace), Double Dot Circle (Crealies), White Card, Blue Glitter Card, Clear Shimmer Pen, Mini Butterfly Punch, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Side Tape

If you purchase any Craft Consortium products could I politely ask that you give feedback on their facebook page or website and let them know what you think.  Please support our Craft suppliers. Thank you. xxx

Why not follow us on Facebook - Craft Consortium NetworkCraft Consortium Ltd or our our Instagram page. We'd loved to see you.  Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  

I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Love Launch #4

Hi everyone❤️

I have another wonderful digi stamp from the new 'Love' collection by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV). The 'love' collection includes cute bunnies and loving couples.

For my card today I've used one of the couple stamps and created a floating love card. The stamp is called Sharing & Caring and I used Copic pens to coloured with. I hope you like it. x

For your information, here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stamps, and the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.



Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of pretty pink paper and covered it with die cut hearts, making sure I glued some in place over the edges. After trimming off the excess shapes I attached the patterned paper to my card front. Next I due cut a frame from white card and glued funky foam on the back, this was  then attached to the card front.

I imported the couple on the swing and the sentiment into my graphics program, then resized it to fit my project  The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into an oval. Glitter was applied to the hearts and ribbon. I coloured the image in using Copic pens and attached funky foam to the back. The oval was then glued into the centre of the frame.

To finish off the card little heart were glued near the sentiment.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Sharing & Caring
Sentiment - Wedding Bears

Copic Pens: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02, E11 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR31, E13, E99 / Dress, Shoes & Shirt - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7 / Swing, Ribbon - E31, E33, E35, R20, R22 / Hearts -R20, R22

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, White Card, Pink Card, Pink Glitter Card, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Heartfelt' Paper Pad (Old LOTV Pad), Oval Die (Tattered Lace), Noble Dies - Double Pierced Rectangle (Creative Expressions), Cross Stitched Hearts Dies (Memory Box), Bunting Die (Joanna Sheen), Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam

Or why not join us on social media at  'We Love Lili Of the Valley' Facebook Group run by the Design Team, the official Lili Of The Valley Facebook page and on Instagram.  We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and please don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back soon with more sneaky peeks of the fabulous new LOTV Love stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Friday, 31 January 2020

Craft Consortium - Polar Playtime #5

Hi guys 💜
I'm back again to share another of my cards using the 'Polar Playtime' collection from Craft Consortium. I will be sharing the last of my samples from this collection in the next day or so, then I will be sharing some new goodies with you. The collection is available on the Craft Consortium website and in good craft retailers both here in the UK and in the USA. As previously mentioned the collection has the most adorable polar bears and penguins and contains fabulous 3 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" & 6" x 6" paper pad, a decoupage set, wooden shapes and embellishments. Definitely check it out!

So today I have made a bauble card using the seal pup from the 'Make A Splash' stamp set, and the snowflake stamp from the 'BFF' set to create the paper. I used distress inks to create the background sky inside the bauble.

I've added direct links to the products below, or you can also go direct to the Craft Consortium's website using this link here, and sign up for updates on any future product launches.




Here's What I Did   
I die cut a piece of pale blue card and stamped lots of snowflakes all over it, then added a little white pencil to highlight them. The card was then attached to the front of a 5" x 7" card blank, leaving a thin border around the edge. 

I die cut the bauble outer frame 3 times from strong white card, then stacked and glued them together to create depth. The back panel of the bauble was then die cut and 4 different distress inks were blended onto it. When the inks were dry, watered down white and black chalk paint was flicked over the top to give the illusion of snow. Dots were also added using a white pen.

The seal was stamped onto masking paper and fussy cut out. Next the seal image was stamped onto colouring card stock, and covered with the mask. The sign post was stamped over the top of the seal and the mask was removed. I used a black fineliner to create a horizon line either side of the seal. 


The scene was then die cut out using the bauble back panel. Everything was then coloured in using Copic pens, and everything above the horizon line was fussy cut out. Glitter was added to the snow floor and the sign. 

To Complete The Bauble
The seal and sign post section was glued to the back panel of the bauble (sky), then die cut white snowflakes were glued around the characters. The bauble cap was die cut from silver glitter card and glued into place along with a white ribbon.  Funky foam was added to the back of the bauble and then added to the top section of the card front together with a slim piece of the silver card to create the string.

To finish my card I added a die cut sentiment along with a few blue and white enamel dots.


I Used
Stamps - Polar Playtime - Make A Splash and BFF
Embellishments - Polar Playtime Enamel Dots

For USA visitors - the collection will be distributed by Notions Marketing, you may be able to buy direct from them or you could ask your local craft store to order in direct from Notions Marketing. 

Copic Pens 
Seal Pup - C0, C01, B0000, B000, R30, 0 / Sign Post - B0000, B000, BG72, E31 E33, E35

Other
5” x 7” Card Blank, Make It Colour Blending Card, Globe/Ornament Die (Honey Bee Stamps), Moonstone – Season’s Greetings Dies (Hunkydory), Noble – Double Pierced Rectangle Dies (Creative Expressions), Mini Snowflake Dies (MFT), White Card, Silver Glitter Card. Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord), White & Black Chalk Paint, Water & Spritzer, Glitter, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Side Tape, Ribbon, Blue Memento Ink, White Pencil, Mask It Paper

If you purchase any Craft Consortium products could I politely ask that you give feedback on their facebook page or website and let them know what you think. Please support our Craft suppliers. Thank you. xxx

Why not follow us on Facebook - Craft Consortium NetworkCraft Consortium Ltd or our our Instagram page. You can also check out Helz Cuppleditch's Facebook group here and Instagram here. We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  


I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!


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x Janine x

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Love Launch #3

Hi there ❤️

Today I have another fabulous digi stamp from the new 'Love' collection by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) which was launched last week in their Etsy store. The 'love' collection includes cute bunnies and loving couples. For today's card I've used one of the couple stamps and created a CAS card and kept the colours very simple. The stamp is called Showered With Love and I used Copic pens to coloured with. I hope you like it. x

For your information, here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stamps, and the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.


Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of monochrome patterned paper and added it to the front of the card blank, leaving a border around the edge.

I imported the couple digi stamp into my graphics program and added a computer generated sentiment, then resized it to fit my project  The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into an rectangle. I coloured the image in using Copic pens and matted it onto red card. The topper was mounted onto funky foam to add a little height, and then adhered to the card front. To finish my card I added a few gems and an enamel dot.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Showered With Love
Copic Pens: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E02, E11 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR31, E13, E99 / Dress, Shoes & Shirt - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5 / Socks - C0, C1 / Umbrella & Hearts -R22, R27, R29, R59

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Monochrome' (Hunkydory - FTLOS Paper Pad), Chilli Red Card (Tonic), Stitched Rectangle Die (Crealies), Gems, Enamel Dot, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam

Or why not join us on social media at  'We Love Lili Of the Valley' Facebook Group run by the Design Team, the official Lili Of The Valley Facebook page and on Instagram.  We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and please don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back soon with more sneaky peeks of the fabulous new LOTV Love stamps. TTFN

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x Janine x

Monday, 20 January 2020

Craft Consortium - Polar Playtime #4

Hi guys 💜
I'm back again to share my 4th card using the 'Polar Playtime' (in partnership with Helz Cuppleditch) from Craft Consortium. The collection is available on the Craft Consortium website and in good craft retailers both here in the UK and in the USA. It will also be launched on Create & Craft TV in the New Year (tbc). As previously mentioned the collection has the most adorable polar bears and penguins and contains fabulous 3 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" & 6" x 6" paper pad, a decoupage set, wooden shapes and embellishments. Definitely check it out!

For today's card I have used the 'Make A Splash' stamp set with the cute seal and little fishes to create an icy scene. I used distress ink for the background sky, and pencils to create the scene.

I've added direct links to the products below, or you can also go direct to the Craft Consortium's website using this link here, and sign up for updates on any future product launches.



Here's What I Did   
I trimmed down a piece of teal card, which I embossed using an embossing folder. The card was then attached to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank, leaving a thin border around the edge. 

I die cut 2 pieces of card into a rounded square - one from Desert Storm Neenah for the foreground and one from strong white card for the background.

Background
Using the white square I blended several distress inks together onto it to create a night sky. I added splash of water all over the card and dabbed off the excess, I followed this with splashes of clear glitter pen. When everything was complete dry, I splashed watered down white paint over the top to create stars.

I die cut a circle from white card and loosely added diluted yellow and blue distress ink to create a moon - I used Picket Fence, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass.

Foreground
I lightly drew a horizontal line across the desert storm neenah die cut panel, then stamped the fishes in the lower section of the panel. The fish were then stamped again onto masking paper and fussy cut out, each fish mask was then placed over the top of the stamped fish to protect it. The polar bear and iceberg were then stamped over the top of the fishes approx half way down.

I stamped the iceberg and bear onto masking paper and fussy cut them out, and covered them on the panel as well. On the panel I lightly drew some icebergs in the background; whilst everything was protected I coloured the icebergs and the water with white distress ink to give it a base coat, then added pencil work over the top. Everything else was completed using pencils, starting with the white pencil. When everything was finished I removed the masks and fussy cut around the icebergs. I glued the iceberg scene and moon flat onto the sky panel. The panel was them matted onto a white scalloped square and funky foam was added to the back to give it dimension, then added to the card front.
I Used
Stamps - Polar Playtime - Make A Splash

For USA visitors - the collection will be distributed by Notions Marketing, you may be able to buy direct from them or you could ask your local craft store to order in direct from Notions Marketing. 

Prismacolor Pencils & Caran D'Ache Pencils (CD)
Polar Bear - White, 50% Cool Grey, Peach, Grey, Cloud Blue, Blush Pink, Pink, White (CD) / Icebergs - White, Lemon Yellow, Jade Green, Aquamarine, 50% Cool Grey, 70% Warm Grey, White (CD) / Fish - White, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Orange, Pale Vermillion, White (CD) / Water -  White, Chartreuse, Apple Green, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, White (CD)

Other
6” x 6” Card Blank, Desert Storm Neenah Card, White Card, Teal Card, Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder (Creative Expressions), Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Picket Fence), White Chalk Paint, Water, Circle Die, Stitched Collection - Scalloped Layered Squares (Creative Expressions), Mask It Paper, Glitter, Clear Glitter Pen (Wink Of Stella)

If you purchase any Craft Consortium products could I politely ask that you give feedback on their facebook page or website and let them know what you think. Please support our Craft suppliers. Thank you. xxx

Why not follow us on Facebook - Craft Consortium Network, Craft Consortium Ltd or our our Instagram page. You can also check out Helz Cuppleditch's Facebook group here and Instagram here. We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  


I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!


Challenges entered:


Hugs


x Janine x