Monday, 16 September 2019

Lili Of the Valley - Christmas Launch #3

Hi everyone 

I'm sharing another bit of Christmas fun with you. I'm so sorry I keep mentioning the 'C' word, but it is only 14 weeks away...eek!  Lol Anyhow I'm sharing another of the new Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) digi stamps which launched last week.  The new stamps include cute mice, elephants and sentiments, they're stunning images and you will love them. :)

So today I've coloured up one of the mice images, showing them all snuggled up in a Christmas stocking. I used one of the cute elephant digi stamps called 'Squeaky Stocking' and a sentiments from the 'Christmas Wishes' collection, and printed it quite large to really show it off. I coloured the stamp using my pencils on  brown colouring card. 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 completely covered the front of a 5" x 7" white card blank with pretty Christmas paper. Next I imported the stocking and sentiment digi stamps into my graphics program, then resized them both  so they would fit my project.  The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into a rectangle. The stocking image was then coloured in using pencils.  The completed image was added to a scalloped edge mat, cut from dark red card. Funky foam was added to the back of the topper and then added to the centre of the card front.

To finish my card I added an assortment of sequins and gems to the card front.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Squeaky Stocking
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Christmas Wishes

Prismacolor Pencils & Caran d'ache (CD): Mice - White, Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown, Terracotta. Dark Brown, Blush Pink / Hat & Candy Cane - White, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, 20% Warm Grey, 70% Cool Grey, White (CD) / Stocking - White, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, 20% Warm Grey, 70% Cool Grey, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Dark Green, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Lemon Yellow, Orange, Cloud Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, True Blue, White (CD) / Presents & Holly - Cloud Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, True Blue, White, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Burnt Ochre, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Dark Green, Poppy Red, Crimson Red

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, 'Desert Storm Neenah Colouring Card, Rich Card (Creative Expressions), Stitched Collection - Scallop Layered Rectangle Dies (Creative Expressions), 'A Silent Night' Paper Pad (Papermania), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Sequins, 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 Christmas stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Craft Consortium - Over the hedge #4

Hi everyone 💜
Today I'm sharing one of my Craft Consortium cards with you using the new 'Over The Hedge' stamps, which launched both here in the UK and USA, on 10th September. The lovely collection contains fabulous stamps, a 12" x 12" paper pad and embellishments all depicting hedgehogs, owls and foxes by the talented artist Melissa Lowry . The stamp sets contain 2 of the same animals but in different poses and they are approx 2¾"-2½" tall; other elements are approx ½"-3" tall (1.5cm - 9cm).

For my card today I decided to use Henry The Fox again...because I just think he's gorgeous and I love him. I created a cosmic sky in the background and coloured Henry with Copic pens. Hope you like him. x

The links to the new products will be added after the launch, 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.  




Here's What I Did   
I covered the front of a white 5" x 5" card blank with thin black card. To create the cosmic sky topper, I die cut a circle from white card and blended distress inks all over it, then when it was dry I flicked water onto it to create watermarks. Using watered down white paint I flicked it onto the surface of the cosmic sky but from much further away to create smaller dots. 

Using a shooting star die I cut int into the top of the circle. A fancy circle was die cut from a piece of silver glittery card, and the cosmic sky circle was glued on top. Funky foam was glued to the back of the circle and then onto the card front. 

I stamped the fox onto blending card and coloured him in with Copic pens. The fox was then fussy cut out and added to the centre of the cosmic sky with foam pads.

To complete the card I added lots of die cut silver stars around the fox, plus gems to the bottom and top of the card.  

I Used
Stamps: Over The Hedge - Henry The Fox (Create & Craft)
The rest of the collection can also be found on Craft Consortium, Create & Craft and other good craft stores.

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. 

Copics 
E31, E33, E35, E15, C1, C2, C3, C5,C7

Other
5" x 5" White Card Blank, Make It Colour Blending Card, Black Card, Pearl Circle Die (Tattered Lace), Circle Die (Tattered Lace), Silver Glitter Card, Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape, Glue, Gems

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 in the next day or so with more Craft Consortium samples and maybe a sneak preview :) So see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Lili Of the Valley - Christmas Launch #2

Hi everyone

I have another new Christmas/Winter digi stamp from the new collection from  Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) which launched on this week in their Etsy store.  The new stamps include cute mice, elephants and sentiments, they're gorgeous. :)

So today I made a snowglobe card, and I used one of the cute elephant digi stamps called 'Star Gazing' and a sentiments from the 'Christmas Wishes' collection. I coloured the stamp using my Copic pens and added a starry sky using distress oxides. 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 Christmas paper, and added it to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank, leaving a slim border around the edge.

I die cut the snowglobe circle frame 4 times from strong white card, then stacked and glued them together to create depth. The back section of the globe was die cut and then 4 different distress oxides were blended onto it. When the inks were dry, white chalk paint was flicked over the top to look like snowflakes.

I imported the sweet elephant digi stamp into my graphics program, then resized so it would fit inside the globe. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock, and die cut using the back panel of the globe. The image was coloured in using Copic pens apart from the sky, then fussy cut out around the tree line and elephant.  Glitter was added to the snow floor. The elephant and tree section was glued on top of the starry sky and then the white snowglobe frame was added over the top. To complete the snowglobe, the bottom section was die cut from blue glitter card then glued into place. Funky foam was added to the back of the globe, and then added to the centre of the card front.

To finish my card I added a white glittery star to the sky and a printed out sentiment which I die cut into a banner.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Star Gazing
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Christmas Wishes

Copic Pens: Elephant - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, R30 / Hat - R27, R29, R59, B0000, B000 / Snow - B0000, B000 / Trees - YG03, YG17, YG67

Other: 6" x 6" White  Card Blank, 'Make It Colour' Blending Card, Strong White Card, Blue Glitter Card (Crafter's Companion), Christmas Critters Paper Pad (The Paper Boutique), Globe & Ornament Shaker Card Die Set (Honey Bee Stamps), Starry Skies Dies (Lawn Fawn), Banners Die (MFT), Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot), White Glitter Card, Glitter, Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, White Chalk Paint (Cosmic Shimmer)

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 Christmas stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Craft Consortium - Over The Hedge #3

Hi everyone 💜 
Woo Hoo!! The fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium 'Over The Hedge' (in partnership with Melissa Lowry) launches today on Create & Craft TV today time on Tuesday 10th September @ 2pm (UK time), then it's repeated at 9pm and on Craft Extra. The products can also be purchased in crafts shop both here in the UK and in the USA. The collection contains hedgehogs, owls and foxes and lots of floral accessories. The collection contains 3 fabulous stamp sets, a 12" x 12" paper pad and embellishments. The stamp sets contain 2 of the same animals but in different poses and they are approx 2¾"-2½" tall,; other elements are approx ½"-3" tall (1.5cm - 9cm).

For my card today I used Harry The Hedgehog which I coloured with Copics. I just loved the recling hedgehog and had this vision of him doing somersaults, so I created a slider card (my first ever). :) 

The links to the new products will be added after the launch, 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.  



Here's What I Did   
I covered the front of a 5¾" x 8" card blank (cut down from a larger card), with a piece of brown card, leaving a slim border around the edge. Next I die cut a piece of white card into a rectangle, then I created a background sky using blue ink and a cloud stencil. I stamped a sentiment from the set straight onto the clouds. I die cut another rectangle from green card for the grass area. From brown card I then die cut a curved fence to go across my card, then using this as a guide I added the same curve effect onto the green card. 

To create the slider section, I used a small sentiment die with a rounded ends and just extended to fit my project. I added lots of foam tape on the back of the panel especially around the slider aperture but ensuing I did not obscure the sliding action.

I stamped the hedgehogs onto my blending card with a black ink then fussy cut them out. To make the slider - I stuck a foam pad on one side of a UK 1p coin and attached the sliding hedgehog to it, then tucked the 1p it into the slider aperture, and added the upright hedgehog to the end of the slider using foam pads. I added the completed panel to the card front.

To complete the card I added lots of a tiny die cut flower to the grass.

I Used
Stamps: Over The Hedge - Harry The Hedgehog
The rest of the collection can also be found on Craft ConsortiumCreate & Craft and other good craft stores.

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. 

Copics
Hedgehogs - W0, W1, W2, E000, E00, E01, E13, E40, E41, E47, E57

Other
5¾" x 8" White Card Blank, Make It Colour Blending Card, ‘Light Tones’ Grunge Paper Pad (Craft Consortium), Chocolate Brown Card (Tonic), Green Card, White Card, Glitter Card, Noble – Double Pierced Rectangle Dies (Creative Expressions), Spring Foliage Dies,(Creative Expressions), Starry Skies Dies (Lawn Fawn), Rolling Hills Dies (MFT), Sentiment Strips Dies (MFT), Cloud Stencil (MFT), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Intense Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Coins, White Pen, Glaze Pen

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 in the next day or so with more Craft Consortium samples and maybe a sneak preview :) So see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 9 September 2019

Lili Of the Valley - Christmas Launch #1

Hi everyone

So today I'm sharing a sneaky peak of one of the new Christmas/Winter digis being launched by LOTV tomorrow Tuesday 10th September in the Etsy store.  The new digi stamps include cute mice, elephants and sentiments, you will love them. :)

So for my card today, I've used one of the mice images called 'Squeaky Hat' which I coloured with Copic pens, and one of the sentiments from the 'Christmas Wishes' collection. 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 tartan patterned paper, and added it to the front of my 6" x 6" white card blank leaving a border around the edge.

A rounded square was die cut from white card, and distress oxide was applied and then blended to create a background sky. When dry white paint was flick onto the the surface to create stars.

I imported the cute mice digi stamp  and 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 rounded square. The image was coloured in using Copic pens.apart from the sky, then fussy cut out along the tree line.  Glitter was added to the fur trim and ball of the hat.

The background and the coloured image was then added to a die cut fancy square, cut from dark red card. Funky foam was added to the back of the topper and then added to the card front. I printed out sentiment, then die cut it into a banner and added it to the card front with foam pads. 

To finish my card I added white die cut stars to the sky.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: 'Squeaky Hat'
Digital Sentiment Stamp: Christmas Wishes

Copic Pens: Mice - C0, C1, C2, C5, C7, R30 / Hat - R27, R29, R59 / Snow & Fur Trim - B0000, B000 / Holly & Leaves - YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R27

Other: 6" x 6" White  Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'A Winter's Tale' Paper Pad (Crafter's Companion), Stitched Collection - Scallop Layered Squares (Creative Expressions), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn), Starry Skies Dies (Lawn Fawn), Rich Red Card (Creative Expressions), White Card, Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Black Soot), Glitter, Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, White Chalk Paint (Cosmic Shimmer)

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 Christmas stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Craft Consortium - Over The Hedge Launch #2

Hi everyone 💜 

T
oday I'm sharing another of my cards using another fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium 'Over The Hedge' (in partnership with Melissa Lowry). The collection launches on Create & Craft TV today time on Tuesday 10th September @ 2pm (UK time), the products can also be purchased in crafts both here in the UK and in the USA. The collection depicting hedgehogs, owls and foxes contains fabulous stamps, a 12" x 12" paper pad and embellishments. The stamp sets contain 2 of the same animals but in different poses and they are approx 2¾"-2½" tall; other elements are approx ½"-3" tall (1.5cm - 9cm).

For my card today I 'm using 'Olivia The Owl', which I coloured with pencils onto desert storm Neenah card. I think she's so pretty with her long eyelashes.  I hope you like her. :)

The links to the new products will be added after the launch, 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.


Here's What I Did   
I trimmed down a piece of dark brown card and embossed it using an floral embossing folder, this was then attached to the centre of a 6¾" x 6¾" cream card blank (I cut it to size). Next I die cut a thin frame from cream card and glued it into the centre of the embossed card. 

I stamped the 'Olivia The Owl' onto brown Neenah card with black ink, then die cut her into a circle. I drew a branch beneath her and then stamped leaves at the end of it, and around her. All the elements were then colour in with pencils. More leaves were stamped, coloured in and fussy cut out, these were then loosely glued over the top of the same leaf on the circle to give movement. 

When everything was coloured in, the topper was attached to a cream die cut circle and then added to the centre of the card blank, using funky foam.

To complete the card I added 3 punched out hearts beneath the topper. 

I Used
Stamps: Over The Hedge - Olivia The Owl (Create & Craft)
The rest of the collection can also be found on Craft ConsortiumCreate & Craft and other good craft stores.

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 & Carn D'ache (CD) 
Owl - Terracotta, Dark Brown, Burnt Ochre, Dark Umber, Lemon Yellow, Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre 10% (CD), White (CD) / Branch - Burnt Ochre, Dark Brown / Leaves - Chartreuse, Dark Green, White (CD)

Other
Desert Storm Neenah Card, 6¾" x 6¾" Cream Card Blank, Stitched Collection - Scalloped Layered Circle Die (Creative Expression), Layers, Frames, Banners - Square (Julie Hickey Designs), Brown & Cream Card, Embossin g folder (Tonic Studio), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Intense Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), White Pen, Black Pen, Heart Punch, 'Stick 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. We'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in the next day or so with more Craft Consortium samples and maybe a sneak preview :) So see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Craft Consortium - Over The Hedge Launch #1

Hi everyone 💜

T
oday I'm sharing one of my cards using another fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium 'Over The Hedge' (in partnership with Melissa Lowry). The collection launches on Create & Craft TV today time on Tuesday 10th September @ 2pm (UK time), the products can also be purchased in crafts both here in the UK and in the USA. The collection depicting hedgehogs, owls and foxes contains fabulous stamps, a 12" x 12" paper pad and embellishments. The stamp sets contain 2 of the same animals but in different poses and they are approx 2¾"-2½" tall; other elements are approx ½"-3" tall (1.5cm - 9cm).

For my card today I chose to do a bit of no-line colouring, my first attempt EVER. I've used Henry The Fox, which I coloured with pencils onto desert storm Neenah card. Isn't he the cutest, and both stamps work brilliantly together.

The links to the new products will be added after the launch, 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.  



Here's What I Did   
I covered the front of a 6" x 6" card blank with a piece of paper from one of my other Craft consortium pads, leaving a slim border around the edge. Next I die cut a piece of colouring card into a rounded corner square. I stamped the curled up fox onto the neenah card with a pale brown ink, and and then onto masking paper with black ink. The image was fussy cut out of the masking paper, then it was placed over the stamped image on the brown neenah card to cover it. The upright fox was then stamped slightly to the right of the fox laying down. The mask was then removed. Using this masking method is makes the upright fox appear behind the other fox. 

I stamped leaves from the set along the top of the square and lightly drew a horizontal line on both  side of the foxes for the grass line. The whole images was coloured using Prismacolor pencils and the white pencil from my Caran D'ache set. The completed image was then added to a square die cut from dark green card, the topper was attached to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card I added dots in between the leaves and a few pearls beneath the topper. 

I Used
Stamps: Over The Hedge - Henry The Fox (Create & Craft)
The rest of the collection can also be found on Craft ConsortiumCreate & Craft and other good craft stores.

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 & Carn D'ache (CD) 
Fox Fur - Spanish Orange, Terracotta, Burnt Ochre, Yellow Orange, Dark Brown / Nose & Eyes - Dark Brown / White Fur - White, 70% French Grey, Dark Brown, White (CD) / Leaves & Grass - Chartreuse, Grass Green, Dark Brown, White (CD)

Other
Grunge Dark Tones Paper Pad (Craft Consortium), Desert Storm Neenah Card, 6” x 6” Card Blank, Stitched Collection - Scalloped Layered Square Die (Creative Expression), Green Card, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Toffee Crunch Ink Pad (Memento), Intense Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), White Pen, Pearls

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 in the next day or so with more Craft Consortium samples and maybe a sneak preview :) So see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Lili Of The Valley Christmas Launch - Snowman #3

Morning everyone

It's so hot here in the UK, that I thought I would share one of the brand new snow people from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) to cool you down. I decided to colour this gorgeous digi stamp all pink and pretty to make a more feminine card, but you could quite easily transform it into a vintage card or even a masculine card by changing the colours and colour scheme.

So for my card today, I've used Snowman #2, which I coloured with Copic pens. I used pink background paper and a heart stencil. I hope you like it. If you would like to check out the rest of the new snow people and gnome images click here. 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 card blank leaving a border around the edge. I die cut a scalloped edge circle from the same pink paper used in the background to be used later. From strong white card I die cut a fancy edged square which I added to the card front using funky foam to give it more support.

I imported the gorgeous little snow peep 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 a circle, and then coloured in using Copic Pens. The image was printed again onto masking paper, fussy cut out and then stuck onto the coloured in snow girl. Using a heart stencil (from my own stash) I apply pink distress ink through it to give the impression of falling snow. When the ink was dry, the mask was removed from the image and added to the centre of the pink scalloped circle. The completed topper was added to the card front using foam pads. To finish my card I added a little glitter, a stamped sentiment (from my own stash) and a few pink gems.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Snowman #2

Copic Pens: Snow Person & Snow - B0000, B000, C0 / Hat, Scarf & Gloves - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV13 / Arms & Coals - C1, C5, C7, E31, E33, E35, YG03, YG17 / Star & Nose -  Y08, Y17

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card (thank you Jayne & Mary), 'Light Tones' Grunge Pad (Craft Consortium), Square Pearl Die (Tattered Lace), Falling Hearts Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Ink, Stitched Collection - Scallop Circles (Creative Expressions), Festive Ticker Tape Wording (Creative Expressions), 'White Card, Gems, Glitter, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam, 'Mask It' Paper

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 Christmas stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Craft Consortium - It's Snome Time Launch #4

Hi everyone 💜

T
oday I'm sharing another card using the brand new collection from Craft Consortium 'It's Snome Time' collection (in partnership with Helz Cuppleditch). The collection launches on Create & Craft TV today time at 4pm (UK time), the products can also be purchased in crafts both here in the UK and in the USA. The collection contains fabulous stamps, a 12" x 12" paper pad, decoupage set and embellishments of Snomes (snowy gnomes) and their friends. 

For my card today I've coloured Mr Snome and friends with pencils onto Neenah card, with a stencilled frosty scene behind him. 

The links to the new products can be found below, or you can also go to the Craft Consortium's website using this link here. Why not sign up for update to product launches while you're there.



Here's What I Did   
I covered the front of a 7" x 7" card blank with a piece of dark red paper from the pad. Next I stamped Mr Snome and his reindeer friend onto desert storm Neenah colouring card and die cut it into a square. I stamped the image again onto masking paper, fussy cut it out and then covered the image with it.

Using a forest scene mask I covered the top portion of the square and image. I created another mask by cutting out a piece of copier paper to size and adding a slight curve in it, I covered the bottom section of the square with it. I added white distress ink over the trees mask several times to really make them white, then added another mask over the top to add my snowdrops. The bottom paper mask was removed and white ink was added to the area as well. When everything was dry, the masks were removed and cleaned. Blue and grey pencil was used on the top of the white ground area to pull it away from the white trees, and then just beneath the snome and toadstools to create shadow. Glitter was added along the edge of the trees and along the icy ground and below the snome.

The images were coloured using Prismacolor pencils and the white pencil from my Caran D'ache set. When the image was finished, dot were added to the sky and the snomes gown using a white pen. The completed image was then added to a square die cut from white card, the topper was attached to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card I added twine and one of the charms, plus a few enamel dots from the collection. 

I Used
Stamps: It's Snome Time - Mr & Mrs Snome
Paper Pad: It's Snome Time - It's Snome Time
Embellishments: It's Snome Time - Snowflake Charm and Enamel Dots

For USA visitors - the collection will be available from Tuesday (13th Aug). and they 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. Alternatively here is a link to an Etsy shop that is selling all the ‘It’s Snome Time’ products —— Lotsofbubbles4me

Prismacolor Pencils & Carn D'ache (CD) 
Robin - Burnt Ochre, Poppy Red, Sienna Brown, Crimson Red, Dark Brown / Reindeer - Naples Ochre, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Dark Brown / Reindeer Reins - Light Aqua, Aquamarine / Snome Gown & Hat Poppy Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red,  White (CD) / Skin - Terracotta, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach / Beard & Fur Trim - White (CD), 20% Cool Grey, 50% Cool Grey, 70% Cool Grey, White / Toadstool - White (CD), Poppy Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Sienna Brown, 50% Cool Grey, 70% Cool Grey

Other

Desert Storm Neenah Card, 7” x 7” Card Blank, Doily Edge Square Die (Tattered Lace), Pierced Dot Square Die (Crealies), Pine Forest Mask (Clarity Stamps), Picket Fence Distress Ink, Falling Snow Mask (Simon Says Stamp), White Card, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Intense Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), White Pen, Glitter, Red Twine

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Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in the next day or so with more Craft Consortium samples and maybe a sneak preview :) So see you then. TTFN!

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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Lili Of the Valley - Christmas Digi Stamps Sneaky Peak #2

Hi everyone

Here's another sneaky peak of one of the new digis being launched by LOTV today (18th Aug). The new release has cute snow people and Tomtes (gnomes). So for today's card, I've used one of the new hand written sentiments and one of the sweet gnomes which I coloured using pencils. Isn't he the CUTEST! 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 Christmassy paper and added it to the front of my card blank leaving a slim border around the edge. I imported the little gnome digi stamp  and 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 a scalloped rectangle, and then coloured in using pencils. Next I cut down a piece of red mirror card and cut out the centre portion using the scalloped rectangle die to create a frame. I glued the frame to a piece of scrap card and glued the coloured in image into the aperture. The topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. 

I die cut 3 banners, one from the patterned paper and 2 from card and glued them together in varying lengths. So I could line the banners up with the scalloped edge of the topper I die cut the top edge of the banners using the same scalloped rectangle die. I glued the banners to the top of the topper.  To finish my card I added the pearls to the banner and the bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used

Prismacolor & Caran D'ache Pencils (CD)
Skin - Terracotta, Burnt Ochre, Light Peach, Peach, White / Gown & Shoes - Light Aqua, Aquamarine, 50% Warm Grey, White / Beard & Hat Trim - White, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, White (CD) / Sack - Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, White, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey / Hat - Light Aqua, Aquamarine, 50% Warm Grey, White, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow / Socks - Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, White, 50% Warm Grey / Presents & Holly - Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, White, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Chartreuse, Apple Green / Ground - White, 20% Cool Grey, Silver, White (CD)

Other: 5" x 7" White  Card Blank, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Stitched Collection - Scallop Layered Rectangle Dies (Creative Expressions), Banner Dies (MF), Red Mirror Card, Kraft Card, Aqua Card, Pearls, Foam Pads, 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.

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 Christmas stamps. TTFN

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