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