Thursday, 19 December 2019

Craft Consortium - Polar Playtime Release #2

Hi everyone 💜

I'm here again to share the 2nd of my cards using the fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Polar Playtime' (in partnership with Helz Cuppleditch). The collection has just landed on the Craft Consortium website and in good craft retailers. It will also be launched on Create & Craft TV in the New Year (tbc). The products will also be available to buy here in the UK and in the USA. The collection has the most adorable polar bears and penguins enjoying the snow and having fun. The colours are so pretty, in pinks and aqua and green. The collection contains fabulous 3 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" paper pad, a decoupage set, wooden shapes and embellishments. You have to check it out!!

So today I decided to create a shaker card using the 'BFF' stamp set again. The background paper is from one of Craft Consortium's Grunge pads, on which I randomly stamped a lot of snowflakes. I used Copics to colour the little penguins in with.

I've added direct links to the products 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.




Here's What I Did   
I randomly stamped snowflakes all over a piece of paper from one of Craft Consortium's previously released 'Grunge' paper pads; this was attached to the front of a 6" x 6" card blank leaving a thin border around the edge. 

I die cut the globe part of the snow globe several times from white card, then glued and stacked them together to create dimension.  Next I die cut the globe again from a piece of acetate and glued it on  top of the stack, and then glued another die cut globe cut from white card over the top of that.  

I die cut the back panel of the snow globe and blended distress oxides onto it, when it was dry I flicked water and diluted white chalk paint all over it to create snowfall. I die cut another back panel, this time from white card, drew 2 icebergs along the top and cut them out and glued them into place on top of the inky sky. A blue Copic pen was added to the very top of the icebergs along with some glitter. The sentiment was stamped with clear versamark ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Sequins were added into the well of the globe and the back panel I created was glued over the top to seal everything inside. The globe base was die cut several times from white card to stack it up, and the topmost layer was cut from silver glittery card. Pink Bakers Twine was wrapped around the base and a die cut pink snowflake was added, along with a white enamel dot.The snowglobe was glued to the font of the card.

I stamped the penguins onto blending card, coloured them in with Copic pens and fussy cut them out. The penguins were attached to the front of the card blank using a mixture of glue and foam pads.  

To complete the card I added 3 of the white enamel dots in each corner, and a few die cut stars to the globe. 

I Used
Stamps - Polar Playtime - BFF
Paper Pad - Grunge - Light Tones
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
Penguins - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E0000, E000, R30, YR23, Y35, Y38 / Scarf - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV55, B0000, B000, B00, B02 / Snow - B000

Other
6” x 6” Card Blank, Globe/Ornament Die (Honey Bee Stamps), Copic Pens, Make It Colour Blending Card, Mini Snowflake Dies, White Card, Sequins, Acetate, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot), Water & Spritzer, White Chalk Paint, Snowflake Stamp (MFT), Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass), Pink & Silver Glitter Card, Bakers Twine, Glitter, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Black, 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. 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

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Craft Consortium - Polar Playtime Launch #1

Hi everyone 💜

T
oday I'm excited to share the 1st of my cards using a fabulous new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Polar Playtime' (in partnership with Helz Cuppleditch). The collection has just landed on the Craft Consortium website and in craft retailer. It will be launched on Create & Craft TV in the New Year (tbc). The products will also be available to buy here in the UK and in the USA. The collection has the most adorable polar bears and penguins enjoying the snow and having fun. The colours are so pretty, in pinks and aqua and green. The collection contains fabulous 3 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" paper pad, a decoupage set, wooden shapes and embellishments. You have to  check it out!!

For my card today I have used the 'BFF' stamp set and some of the paper from the pad. I used Copics to colour the images in with.

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.  




Here's What I Did   
I covered the front of a 6" x 6" card blank with a piece of paper from the Polar Playtime pad, leaving a slim border around the edge. Next I die cut a piece of blue patterned paper from the pad into an inverted square and stamped the sentiment in the top right corner. 

I die cut a piece of white colouring card into an inverted square the same size as the previously cut patterned paper. Next I stamped the penguins towards the bottom of the card, and then drew iceberg shapes above the penguins and cut them out. Blue Copic pen was added around the edge of the icebergs, and then across the centre to create an icy horizon line. The penguins were then colour in with Copic pens. The coloured in scene was then glued over the top of the blue patterned paper to form the sky. The completed scene was added to the die cut mirror mat, and attached to the front of the card blank using funky foam.

To complete the card I added 4 of the enamel dots in each corner, and a splash of glitter to the snowy areas.

I Used
Stamps - Polar Playtime - BFF
Paper Pad - Polar Playtime
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
Penguins - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E0000, E000, R30, YR23, Y35, Y38 / Hats, Scarves & Hot Water Bottle - BG10, BG11, BG34 BG49, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV52, RV55 / Snow - B0000, B000, B00

Other
6” x 6” Card Blank, Copic Pens, Make It Colour Blending Card, Indented Square & Stitched Indented Square Dies (Elizabeth Crafts), Glitter, Metallic Kraft Card (Tim Holtz), Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Black Versafine Ink, 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. 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

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Lili Of The Valley - Christmas Snowman

Hi everyone

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, but I've had a few issues with one of my eyes which made it really difficult to colour images, and craft in general. Although things haven't settled down yet, I think I'm kind of getting used to the problem so thankfully I'm managing to craft/colour again.

Sooo, for today's card I'm sharing a previously released Lili of The Valley digi Christmas stamp from the mini snowmen collection.  This little sweetheart is called Christmas Snowman 4 and I coloured him with Copic pens. The sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes collection.

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 white card and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder, then attached it to the front of a 6" x 6" card front leaving a slim border around the edge. Using a sheet of pink card I die cut a fancy Christmas frame, and then glued it flat in the centre of the card front.

I imported the cute little snowman postie digi stamp and sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them to fit my project. The image was printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut using the same frame die. The image was then coloured in using Copic pens. When the image was finished I added glitter to the snow and star. Funky foam was added to the back of the panel and  attached to the frame's aperture. To finish my card I added a few punched out stars and pink pearls.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Christmas Snowman 4
Digital Sentiment: Christmas Wishes

Copic Pens: Snowman - B0000, B000, B00, C1, E31, E33, E35, Y02, Y15, YR15 / Hat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, RV00, RV02, RV10 / Scarf & Gloves - RV000, RV000, RV02, RV10, BG10, BG11, BG23  / Broom - E31, E33, E35 / Star - Y02, Y15 / Snow - B0000, B000, B00,

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, Coloured Glitter Card, Pink Card,  Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder (Creative Expressions), Deck The Halls - Fabulous Frame Dies (Moonstone/Hunkydory), Glitter, Star Punch, Funky Foam, 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 LOTV digi stamps...and another new launch. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Lili Of The Valley - Oldie But Goodie

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing an older Lili of The Valley Christmas stamp which is now available in digital form, and I've combined it with a sentiment digi stamp released a few months ago. The little bunnie stamp is called Christmas Bunnies Post and I coloured it with Copic pens. The sentiment  is called Christmas Wishes.

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 Christmassy patterned paper, and added it to the front of my 6" x 6" card front leaving a slim border around the edge.

I imported the sweet mouse postie digi stamp and sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them to fit my project. The image was printed directly onto colouring card stock and die cut into an indented square. The image was then coloured in using Copic pens. When the image was finished I added glitter to the fur trims and snow and attached it the front of a gold stitched indented square die cut from gold mirror card.  The whole topper was added to the card front using funky foam.

To finish my card I added a die cut poinsettia and leaves, all die cut from green and gold card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Christmas Bunnies Post
Digital Sentiment: Christmas Wishes

Copic Pens: Bunnie - E50, E51, E53, E57, R30 / Hat & Scraf - G21, G82, G94, G99 / Letters & Sack - C1, C2, E31, E33, E35, E37 / Snow & Trims - B0000, B000

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Christmas Woodland' Paper Pad (Hobbycraft), Green Card, Gold Mirror Card, White Glitter Card, Indented Square dies, & Stitched Indented Square Dies (Elizabeth Crafts), Festive Collection - Poinsettia Triple Layered Dies (Creative Expressions), Funky Foam, 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 other new LOTV vintage boy digi stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 14 October 2019

Lili of the Valley - Vintage Boys #2

Hi everyone

Well today the new Lili of The Valley vintage boys digi stamps were released in their Etsy store. The new collection has four new vintage boy stamps all celebrating outdoor pursuits, they're perfect for that man in your life, both young and old.

So for today's card I've used 'Watch The Birdie' which I coloured with Copic pens. I also used my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to create a little frame to pop him behind, and added lots of die cut stars around it. I hope you like it. x

If you're not really keen on colouring or need a card in a hurry, Lili Of The Valley offer the same image but pre-coloured, simply download, print and cut out. See the link below :)

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 brown patterned paper from an old LOTV paper pad, and used it to cover the front of my 5" x 7". I added lots of die cut stars to the front to add a little extra interest.

I imported the cute vintage photographer digi stamp into my graphics program, then resized it to fit my project. The image was printed directly onto colouring card stock and trimmed down. The image was then coloured in using Copic pens.

Using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine I created a little 'Watch The Birdie' frame from brown card, and glued the coloured image behind it. Funky foam was glued to the back of the frame and
attached to the card front. To finish my card I added a few enamel dots around the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp:  Watch The Birdie
Simply Print: Watch The Birdie

Copic Pens: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, E70, R30 / Camera Stand & Skirt - E50, E51, E53, E57 / Camera & Shoes - E40, 41, E43, E47, Y15, Y17 / Braces, Cap & Bowtie - R27, R29, R59, Y17 / Hair, Trousers, Bird - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Ground - E50, E51, E53 / Outline - C1

Other: 5" x 7" Black Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Father Knows Best' (Old LOTV Paper Pad), 'Chocolate Brown' Card (Tonic), Star Dies (Die'sire), Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, White 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.

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 other new LOTV vintage boy digi stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 7 October 2019

Craft Consortium - - Little Fawn & Friends #2

Hi everyone 💜 

T
oday I'm sharing a project using an older collection from Craft Consortium called 'Little Fawn & Friends (in partnership with Hackney & Co).  The collection contains fabulous stamps, a 12" x 12" paper pad and embellishments all depicting lots of woodland animals and including fawns and hedgehogs.

For my project today I did something a little different, I created a little woodland shadow box with the fox and hedgehog from the 'Best Friends'.stamp set, they were both coloured with Copic pens. I hope you like it. :)

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 die cut the box frame from a piece of Kraft card and folded it on the score lines to shape the box. From the paper pad I die cut 2 side panels and attached them to each side of the box. From green, brown and white glitter card I die cut rolling hills, trees and clouds and attached them to the inside and glued the box shut.

I stamped the fox and hedgehog with black ink, coloured them both with Copic pens and fussy cut out. These were then glued to the inside and outside of the aperture to complete to scene. 

I Used
Stamps: Little Fawn & Friends 'Best Friends'
Paper Pad: Little Fawn & Friends
The rest of the collection can also be found at Craft ConsortiumCreate & Craft and in 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. 

Copic Pens 
Fox - EO8, E31, E33, E35, E15 /Hedgehog - E31, E33, E35

Other
Shadow Box Die (Lawn Fawn), Clouds Die (Diamond Press), Kraft Card, Green Card, Brown Card, White glitter Card, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, X-Press It Colouring Card, glue, Double Sided 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 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

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Lili Of The Valley - Vintage Boys Stamps Sneaky Peak

Hi everyone

So today I'm sharing a sneaky peak of one of four fabulous new Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) vintage boy/male digi stamps being launched in their Etsy store.

So for my card today, I've used 'To The Top' which I coloured with Copic pens, and one of the sentiments from the previously released 'Happy Birthday Pots' collection. I hope you like it. x

If you're not really keen on colouring or need a card in a hurry, Lili Of The Valley offer the same image but pre-coloured in different sizes, simply download, print and cut out. See the link below :)

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 dark green jacquard patterned paper from an old LOTV paper pad, and added it to the front of my 5" x 7" black top fold card blank leaving a slim border around the edge.

A scallop edged rectangle was die cut from green card and then an oval was die cut out of the centre to create an aperture. Using the same oval frame and a slightly larger one I die cut a frame from kraft card and stuck this around the aperture window. Funky foam was added to the back of the rectangle to raise it up, ready to be attached to the card front.

I imported the lovely boy hiker digi stamp  and sentiment into my graphics program, then resized them to fit the my project. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock and trimmed down. The image was coloured in using Copic pens.apart from the sky. The image was printed out again onto white copier paper and fussy cut out, this placed over the top of the coloured in images using a non-permanent tape runner. Whilst the boy image was covered, clouds were added using blue distress ink and a cloud mask. When the ink was dry the picture was lined up with the aperture and glued into place and then everything was attached to the front of the card.

To finish my card I added 3 fishtale banners and a few gems.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: To the Top
Simply Print: To The Top
Digital Sentiment Stamp: 'Happy Birthday Pots' Collection

Copic Pens: Skin - E50, E51, E21, E70 / Hair, Trousers, Sign - E31, E33, E37 / Shirt, Map & Socks - Y11, Y15, YR23 / Walking Pole - C2, C3, C5, R27, R29, R59 / Havesack - R27, R29, R59, C2, C3 / Hat & Pullover - YG03, YG13, YG63 / Hillside - E40, 41, E43, E47

Other: 5" x 7" Black Card Blank, Make It Color Blending Card, 'Father Knows Best' (Old LOTV Paper Pad), Stitched Collection - Scallop Layered Rectangles Dies (Creative Expressions), Oval Dies (Tattered Lace), Banners Die (MFT), Cloud Mask (MFT), Red Card, Green Card, Kraft Card, Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass),  Funky Foam,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 other new LOTV vintage boy digi stamps. TTFN

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Lili Of The Valley - Christmas Launch #4

Hi everyone

I'm here with a cutie two-some digi stamp from the new Christmas/Winter collection by Lili Of The Valley (LOTV) which in available in their Etsy store. Aren't these two just the sweetest things....EVER! For my card today I created a bauble card using 'Snowy Chums', which I coloured up using my Copic pens. I created the pretty sky using distress inks. 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 gorgeous blue paper from my stash, 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 bauble frame 3 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 inks were blended onto it. When the inks were dry, watered down white and black chalk paint was flicked over the top to look like drops of snow. Dots were also added using a white pen.

I imported the cute digi stamp into my graphics program, then resized it so it would fit inside the bauble. The image was then printed directly onto colouring card stock, and die cut using the back panel of the bauble it ensure it was the correct size. The image was coloured in using Copic pens apart from the sky, then fussy cut out around the characters.  Glitter was added to the snow floor. The seal and penguin section was glued on top of the background sky and then the white bauble frame was added over the top. To complete the bauble, the top section (cap) was die cut from blue glitter card then glued into place along with a ribbon. Snowflakes were die cut from white card and glued around the characters. Funky foam was added to the back of the bauble and then added to the centre of the card front.

To finish my card I added blue gems to the top and bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Snowy Chums

Copic Pens: Seal pup and Penguin - C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, W0, W1, Y17, YR23 / Hats - R27, R29, R59, B0000, B000, B00 / Snow - B0000, B000 / Mistletoe - YG03, YG67

Other: 6" x 6" White  Card Blank, 'Make It Colour' Blending Card, Strong White Card, Blue Glitter Card (Crafter's Companion), 'White Christmas' Paper Pad (The Works), Globe & Ornament Shaker Card Die Set (Honey Bee Stamps), Starry Skies Dies (Lawn Fawn), Banners Die (MFT), Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Voilet, Dusty Corncord), Glitter, Funky Foam, Foam Pads, Glue, Double Sided Tape, White & Black Chalk Paint (Cosmic Shimmer), White Pen, water, Spritzer, Ribbon, 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

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 6" x 6" 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
6" x 6" 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!

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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

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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:

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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