Thursday, 21 May 2020

Craft Consortium - Dienamix Die Collection

Hi everyone

I hope you are all safe and well my lovelies and haven't succumb to the Coronavirus. Well I've been keeping myself busy creating with beautiful images and in this case gorgeous classic dies, some of which are a mammoth A5 size. So today I'm sharing all 7 of the cards I made using the beautiful new launch of the Dienamix metal dies by Craft Consortium. As I mentioned some of them are A5 in size and other are perfect for square cards, plus a few large sentiment dies. On each of the cards I die cut multiple layers (3/4 layers) of card and glued them together to give the die shape dimension, this isn't necessary I just personally like the look. 

The dies cut absolutely brilliantly, usually one pass through will do it as they are deeply etched and are of a high quality. The dies will work with any of the dies you currently own and the same is said for your paper and card stash. I have added a link under each card to the Craft Consortium website. On the website there is a comprehensive guide to the sizes of each of the dies and their components, which I think is so useful and a nice addition. FYI, the A5 dies are a true A5 size. I hope you them as much as I do.

This collection and other collections are available from the Craft Consortium's website and good craft retailer's websites. In the USA, it will be distributed by Notions Marketing. You can also go direct to the Craft Consortium's website here and sign up for an update on any future product launches. 

Enjoy Life & Deco Square
Iron Square
Ornate Circle

Other Things I Used: 

6” x 6”, 7" x 7", and A5 Card Blanks, Craft Consortium 'Grunge - Light Tones' Paper Pad, Card - White, Black, Teal, Lilac, Purple, Aqua, Cream, Brown, Pink, Gold Mirror Card, Glitter Card (Light Teal, Dark Teal, White, Pale Gold), Marble Effect Paper (my own design), Bow Die (Crealies),  Perfect Peony Complete Petal Dies & Cosmos Flower Dies(Creative Expressions), Copic Pen, Mini Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Digital Sentiment (LOTV),  Pearls, Pearl Flower, Gems, Glue, Permanent Adhesive Spray, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam, Computer and Printer

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 :)  

Please Note - I am part of the Craft Consortium's Design Team and I receive their lovely products to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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, 17 May 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Men/Boys Collection #3

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing another of the new digi stamps from the 'Men/Boy's collection along with one of the new sentiment collections, both were launched last week by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV). 

Today's card is using the 'Birthday-Saurus' digi stamp which I coloured with Copic pens, and one of the 'Embossed Labels' which I digitally re-coloured.  The dinosaur stamp set includes 2 versions of the same stamp - the boy and his dinosaur and the boy and his dinosaur with the 'birthday boy' sentiment. The 'Embossed label collection have 82 separate Dymo style sentiments, and a PDF sheet of all the same labels so it can be printed off in one go and the labels cut out as required.  

The 'Embossed Labels' sentiment digi stamps come in black and white, but can be re-coloured in Word or a graphics program. To help with this I have uploaded an instructional sheet to 'We Love Lili Of The Valley' facebook group on how to re-colour digital stamps like the 'Embossed labels'. I hope you find it usueful. 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
First I trimmed down a piece of purple/blue grunge paper, and added a little purple distressing ink. When the ink was dry I covered the front of a 5" x 7" white card blank.

Next I imported the cute little boy and his dinosaur digi stamp with sentiment into my graphics program, then added a box design around them. The full image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and coloured in using Copic pens. With a white pens I added 3 dots to each cheek. I die cut the image into a round cornered rectangle and attached it to a purple scalloped rectangle mat, then glued it to the front of the card blank.

The 'Have Fun' embossed label was imported into my graphics program and re-coloured to compliment the image, this was then printed onto white card and fussy cut out. Foam pads were stuck to the back of the sentiment and added to the card front. 

To finish my card I added 2 purple punched out stars, and a little glitter to the yellow stars.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Birthday-Saurus
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Embossed Labels

Copic Pens: Boy - E000, E00, E11, R20, E13, E99, B00, B14, B32, C2, C3, C5 / Dinosaur - BG11, BG13, BG23, BG34, V01, V05, V06, V12  / Cupcake - BG34, V05, V12, B14, Y15 / Presents - B00, B12, B14, B32, BG11, BG13, BG34, V01, V05, V06 / Stars & Dots - Y15, Y38, YR23, BG1, BG34, VO6, V12 / Text - B14, BG34 / Ground - E31, E33, E35 

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Grunge - Light Tones' Paper Pad (Craft Consortium), Purple Card, Stitched Scalloped Layered Rectangles Dies (Creative Expressions), Dusty Concord & Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, Star Punch, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Computer & Printer

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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, 16 May 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Boy's/Men #2

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing another of the new digi stamps from the 'Men/Boy's collection launched by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) last week and previously released sentiment stamp. So for my card today, I've used one of the cute boy images which I like to call a 'huggable' image from the 'A Big Gift' set.  The stamp set includes 3 version of the same stamp - the boy on his own, the boy with a big gift box with a blank name tag, and finally the boy with the gift box with a tag 'To Dad' on it. 

For my card I used Copic pens to colour the image and included a sentiment from the 'Spring Mix of 32 Sentimentscollection. 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 green patterned paper, and covered the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank.

First I imported the cute boy digi stamp and sentiment into my graphics program, then created a box design in which I added the sentiment. The boy stamp was added onto the edge of the box. The full image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and coloured in using Copic pens. I cut around the box with my trimmer, then fussy cut around the boy. 

I trimmed down a piece of strong white card, and die cut the centre with a square die to create a frame. Funky foam was added to the back of the frame to give dimension, and then glued to the card front. 
The boy and the sentiment box was glued into the centre of the frame.

To finish my card I added green punched out stars to the box, and enamel dots to the bottom of the frame.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: A Big Gift
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Spring Mix of 32 Sentiments

Copic Pens: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair - E13, E99 / Cap & Socks - YG00, YG01, YG03, G94 / Jumper - B00, B01, B05, YG00, YG01, YG03, G94 / Trousers - B00, B01, B05 / Shoes - B00, B01, B05, W1, W3  

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Graphic Grid' Paper Pad (MFT), Green &  White Card, Square Dies (Tattered Lace), Star Punch, Enamel Dots, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Computer & Printer

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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, 9 May 2020

Craft Consortium 'Circus' Collection

Hi everyone

Sorry I've been quiet lately, but I've been really busy with my hubbie trying to get some household stuff sorted out while the lockdown is going on. However, I did manage to get a little crafting down on the side, so today I'm sharing a sneak peek of some of the stamps and the paper pad from the new 'Circus' collection by Craft Consortium (in partnership with Clare Therese Gray). The collection includes 3 x A6 stamp sets, paper pads, wooden shapes, metal charms and adhesive embellishments. The collection  will be officially launched on Monday 11th May on Create & Craft TV (12.45pm UK time), and hopefully you will spot my cards on the show.  I will added the links once the products have been launched. 

For each card I have used Copic pens and a variety of dies, card blanks and elements.  If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message with your email address, and I will get back to you. x

This collection and older collections are available from the Craft Consortium's website, Create & Craft TV and good craft retailer's websites. In the USA, it will be distributed by Notions Marketing. You can also go direct to the Craft Consortium's website here and sign up for an update on any future product launches. 
Fortune Teller
Greatest Show
The Circus
Fortune Teller
The Circus


For All The Cards I Used: 

Embellishments - Adhesive Stars
The 'Circus' collection can also be purchased from Create & Craft here.

6” x 6”, 7" x 7" & 5" x 7" Card Blanks, 6" x 6" Scalloped Card Blank, Copics, Make It Die (Honeybee), Butterflies Dies Set (Diamond Press), Stitched Indented & Indented Rectangles (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Noble Dies - Double Pierced Background Rectangle (Creative Expressions), Stitched Scalloped Square Dies ( Creative Expressions), Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies ( Creative Expressions), Scalloped Layering Square Dies (Tonic), Lace Frame Die (Sweet Dixie), Red & Orange Fineliner, Clear Glaze Pen, Blue Glitter Card, Yellow Glitter Card, Glitter, Gold Glitter Pen, Gold Pen, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Pearls, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Star Punch, Funky Foam, Sequins, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Electronic Cutting Machine, Circus Tent Cutting File

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 :)  

Please Note - I am part of the Craft Consortium's Design Team and I receive their lovely products to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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, 25 April 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Men/Boys Collection #1

Hi everyone

I'm sharing a sneaky peak at one of the new digi stamps from the 'Men/Boy's collection, and something from one of the new sentiments sets, both are being launched  by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) next week. The new digi stamps include lots of fabulous stamps suitable for men/boys of all ages plus a sentiment set, in addition a new embossed sentiment collection is also being released and it includes lots of really cool and useful words. You will love them all. x

So for my card today, I've used one of the cute pirate images called 'Portholewhich I coloured with Copic pens, the sentiment is from the 'Embossed Labels' collection. 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 textured brown card and aqua patterned paper, and added them both to the front of my 7" x 7" white card blank, leaving a border around the edge.

I imported the cute pirate digi stamp and sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them both to fit my project. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into a square. The image was coloured in using Copic pens.

The completed picture was added to a die cut scalloped square, cut from brown 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 die cut pirate's sword and hat to the card front.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Porthole
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Embossed Labels

Copic Pens: Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11 / Sword - E13, E37, E51, E53, E99 / Wooden Planks - E31, E33, E35, E50 / Ropes - E50, E51, E53, E57 / Water- B000, B00, B01, B02, BG10 / Fish - G14, YG03, YG17 / Porthole -C1, C2, C5 / Outfit - B00, B02, BG09, BG11, R27, R29

Other: 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Dots & Stripes Confectionery' Paper Pad (MFT),  Brown, White, Black Card, Silver Mirror Card, Stitched Collection - Scallop Square Dies (Creative Expressions), Pirate Themed Dies (First Edition), Glue, Double Sided Tape

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Spring Collection

Hi everyone

I hope everything is good with you, and you're keeping safe. So today I've created a variation on a theme. I took the pink Lili Of The Valley Easter card I created for my previous post and literally turned it round. Basically I created a larger card using the same digi stamp 'Spring Bloom', same dies but used a different colour palette, used watercolour pens instead of Copics and added a different sentiment. Tada! I now have a pretty 'Thank You' card instead of an Easter card. So easy! 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
First I trimmed down a piece of pink patterned paper and attached it to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank. Next I die cut a fancy square from white card and added glitter to the corners, then rotated it and glued it flat to the centre of the card front.

I imported the sweet little bear digi stamp, then resized it to fit my project. The bear image was then printed directly onto watercolour card, and die cut into a circle. The image was coloured in using watercolour pens and finished off with a few pencils. The completed images was attached to a aqua coloured fancy die cut circle, then funky foam was glued to the back. The completed topper was added to the centre of the white die cut square.

The 'Thank You' digi sentiment was printed onto white card and cut out, a die cut framed was placed over the top mounted onto the card front. To finish the card I added a few pearls.around the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Spring Bloom
Digital Sentiment: Spring Mix 32 Sentiments

Zig Clean Color Pens: Bear - Beige, Light Pink, Blue Grey / Dress & Butterfly - Cobalt Blue, Pale Green / Flower & Plant Pot - Cobalt Blue, Pale Green, Light green, Brown, Yellow, Bright Yellow

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Watercolour Card, 'Promises' Paper Pad (LOTV), White Card, Aqua Card, Double Dot Circle Dies (Crealies), Stately Circle Die (Spellbinders), New York Collection - Union Square Die (Creative Expression), Oval Word Window Frame (MFT), Prismacolor Pencils, Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Pearls, Funky Foam, Gold Glitter Pen

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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, 13 April 2020

Lili Of the Valley - Spring Collection

Happy Easter everyone

I hope you're all doing ok, and managing to cope with isolating yourself. I hope you're managing to keep yourselves busy by doing whatever makes you happy. I know its tough atm but by staying strong, isolating ourselves and sticking together...we will beat thing. Stay safe, stay strong. x

Anyhow, for something a little happier  Today I'm sharing an Easter card with you using another of the new Lili Of the Valley digi stamps, this one is called 'Spring Bloomwhich I coloured with Copic pens. I hope you like it. x PS Don't forget that there's 40% off everything in the LOTv Etsy store....so why not grab a bargain.

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
First I trimmed down a piece of pink patterned paper and attached it to the front of a 5" x 5" card blank. Next I die cut a fancy square from white card and added pink glitter to the corners, then glued it flat to the centre of the card front.

I imported the sweet little bear digi stamp and sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them to fit my project. The bear image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock, and die cut into a circle. The image was coloured in using Copic pens and attached to a pink fancy die cut circle; funky foam was glued to the back and added to the centre of the white die cut square.

The printed sentiment was cut out and a die cut frame was added over the top, this was then glued onto the front of the card. To finish the card a few pearls were added.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Spring Bloom
Digital Sentiment: Spring Mix 32 Sentiments

Copic Pens: Bear- E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, R20 / Dress & Flower - R00, R20, R22 / Flower & Plant Pot - R00, R20, R22, YG01, YG03, YG63, E13, E31, E99, Y15, Y17, B000, B01

Other: 5" x 5" Scalloped White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Secret Garden' Paper Pad (Trimcraft), White Card, Pink Card, Double Dot Circle Dies (Crealies), Stately Circle Die (Spellbinders), New York Collection - Union Square Die (Creative Expression), Oval Word Window Frame (MFT), Pink Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Pearls, 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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Easter Collection

Hi everyone

I hope you're all doing ok, and have managed to escape the virus so far. If you haven't, then I'm sending you a big healing hug. If you have, then keep doing what you're doing. Stay safe. x

Anyhow, I'm sharing my latest card using another new Lili Of the Valley Easter digi stamp, this one is called 'Juggling Bunnywhich I coloured with Copic pens. Don't you think the bunnie and his little friends are really cute. II 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 created a card blank by die cutting into a pre-made DL card with an arched window die; the same die was used again to cut another arched window shape,  but this time from yellow card and it was glued to the card front. Using the next size down in the arched window dies I cut out another one from green patterned paper and added it into the centre of the card front. 

I imported the sweet bunnie digi stamp 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 arched window shape. The image was coloured in using Copic pens, then glitter was added to the Easter eggs. The completed scene was glued into the centre of the card front.

To finish the card I added die cut flowers and leaves to the sides of the card, along with a few pearls.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Juggling Bunny

Copic Pens: Rabbit - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Chicks - Y11, Y15, Y17, Y21 / Eggs - Y11, Y15, Y17, YG01, YG03, YG63 / Ground - E40, E41, E43, E47 / Water - G00, G02, B00

Other: DL White Card Blank (cut down), Make It Color Blending Card, 'Spring Drop' Paper Pad (First Edition ), White Card, Lemon Card, Yellow Card, Green Card, Arched Window Dies (Hunkydory), Camellia - Complete Petal Dies (Creative Expressions),Branches (The Works), Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Pearls

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Lili Of The Valley - Easter Collection

Hi everyone

I'm spreading a little sunshine and happiness  around with a sweet image from Lili Of the Valley bunnie, and wow we need it atm. This little cutie is from the latest set of 8 Easter character digi stamps that were released last week.

So for my card today, I've used 'Bunny With Egg Basketwhich I coloured with Copic pens. I combined the bunnie stamp with one of the sentiments from the 'Spring Mix of 32 Sentiments' set, which was released a few weeks ago. I hope you like it. x

Don't forget that there's 50% off everything in the LOTV shop, it has been extended until 2nd April. Yay!!

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 die cut a square panel from pretty lemon patterned paper, and added it to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank, leaving a wide border around the edge. A thin white border was die cut from white card and glued in the centre of the panel.

I imported the cute bunnie digi stamp and the sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them both to fit my project. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and cut into a circle. The image was coloured in using Copic pens, then glitter was added to the Easter eggs. The circle was glued in the centre of a large scalloped circle cut from white card, then an inverted scalloped circle that was die cut from lemon card and added over the top.

Funky foam was added to the back of the topper and attached to the centre of the card front.  To finish the card I added a flowers and leaves to the top and bottom of the card, along with a few pearls.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Bunny With Egg Basket
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Spring Mix of 32 Sentiments (Happy Easter)

Copic Pens: Rabbit - W0, W1, W2, W3, R30, R32 / Top & Bow - Y11, Y15, Y17 / Basket & Ground - E31, E33, E35 / Eggs - Y11, Y15, Y17, RV00, RV02, RV13, YG01, YG03, YG17

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Garden Treasures' Paper Pad Hunkydory), White Card, Lemon Card, Green Card, Layers, Frames & Banners Square Dies (Julie Hickey), Scalloped Circles (Crealies), Stitched Circle Scallop Frame (MFT), Circle Die, Tattered Lace), Camellia - Complete Petal Dies (Creative Expressions), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Funky Foam, Glitter, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Pearls

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.

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of ~The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Craft Consortium - Cottage Garden #4

Happy Mother's Day💙 

I wanted to say a big 'Happy Mother's Day' to all the mums, and soon to be mums out there, and to all the mums who are no long with us...we are thinking about you. I know we're facing difficult times at the moment but we have to keep going and concentrate on the people we love. In saying that, please be kind to others and help where you can. Remember we have to stick together to fight this dreadful thing and retain our sanity. So stay strong and craft.....well that's my motto anyway :)

Anyhow onto something happier, this is the last of my cards I made using the new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Cottage Garden' (in partnership with the lovely Helz Cuppleditch). All 4 cards appeared on Create & Craft....did you spot them?

Soooo, for today's card I used the 'Bird & Bees' stamp set which I coloured with Copic pens. I teamed my card up with some of the bee patterned paper, alongside a few bees I made using electronic cutting machine. 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

This collection is available on the Craft Consortium's website, Create & Craft TV and good craft retailer's websites. In the USA, it will be distributed by Notions Marketing. The collection includes 4 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" and 6" x 6" paper pads, decoupage sets and embellishments etc.

You can also go direct to the Craft Consortium's website here and sign up for an update on any future product launches. 



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

I stamped the beehive/birds and bees twice, once onto my colouring card and again onto masking paper (which I cut out). I die cut the version on colouring card into an oval and then placed the cut out mask over the beehive and birds, then using a cloud stencil and ink I created my background sky. When the sky was dry I removed the masks and coloured the image using Copic pens. I added the sentiment from the set beneath the scene.

The finished images was added to a yellow oval mount and funky foam was added to the back to create a topper. The topper was glued to the left hand side of the card front, and bee embellishments that I created using my cutting machine were added to the right hand side.

To complete the card I added glitter to the wings of all the bees.

I Used
Stamps: Birds & Bees
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Cottage Garden
12" x 12" Paper Pad - Cottage Garden

Copic Pens: Beehive - Y00, Y02, E71, E77 / Robins - E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, R22, R27/ Flowers - BG10, BG11, RV02, RV06, Y00, Y15, Y17 / Grass - YG23, YG63 / Bees - Y00, Y15, Y17, BG00, BG10, BG11

Other: 
6” x 6” Card Blank, Copics, Make It Colour Card, ‘Home sweet Home’ Oval Die (Tonic), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Cloud Stencil (MFT), Yellow Card, Blue Card, Glitter, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Electronic Cutting Machine

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Please Note - I am part of the Craft Consortium's Design Team and I receive their lovely products to play with and share with you; I do not receive any kind of payment for my samples or my participation. Thank you. x

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