Monday 27 July 2020

Craft Consortium - 'The Gift Of Giving' Sneak Peak

Hi everyone

In life there's nothing better than giving a gift to that someone special in your life, or for a special occasion, such a birthday, anniversary or Christmas etc. Well the new collection from Craft Consortium (in partnership with Helz Cuppleditch) echo this. The collection includes paper pads, 6 stamp sets and embellishments. The paper pad includes beautiful luxury paper, some of which are pearlised or have glossy accents.

So today I'm giving you a sneaky peak of the cards I created using the brand new collection, and will be featured on Create & Craft TV in the launched on Friday 31st July at 6.45am (GMT) and 2.45am (EST) live on Create & Craft TV. The artwork is sweet and the little scene are adorable and can be used for many celebrations. There is also another show at 1.30pm, and this will showcase the Polar Pal collection which I shared earlier this year. So make sure you set your TV planner to record so you don't miss them. 

Today I'm sharing all 6 of the cards I made using the fabulous stamps and papers. As soon as the collection has been launched I will add links to the products used. Here is the link for the 6 Polar Pals cards - Polar Playtime card #1, card #2card #3, card #4, and card #5

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. 

Craft Consortium Product Used
The Gift of Giving - Stamp Sets (as shown above)
The Gift of Giving - Adhesive Pearls

Other Things I Used: 
6” x 6” and 5" x 7" Card Blanks, Copic Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, Make It Colour Card, Neenah 'Desert Storm' Blending Card, Card (White, Purple, Lilac, Aqua, Pink, Teal), Pearlised Pink Card, Purple Glitter Card, Stitched Scalloped Square Dies (Creative Expressions),Ornate Label Die (Hunkydory), Nobles – Double Pierced Background Rectangle Die & Blossom Patch Die (Creative
Expressions), Puffy Cloud Border Dies (Lawn Fawn), 'Best Wishes’ Die & Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die (Creative Expressions), Scalloped Circle Die & Stitched Circle Die (Crealies), Stitched Scalloped border Die (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Indented Square Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Doily Edge Square Die (Tattered Lace), Black Hybrid Ink, 'Mask It' Paper, Glitter, Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mini Pearls, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam 

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!

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x Janine x

Friday 17 July 2020

Lil Of The Valley - 'Old but New' Stamps #2

Hi everyone 

I hope you're all keeping safe and healthy, and now starting to venture out. I've had some strange experiences over the past week, which really shouldn't be weird but just feel that way eg having my hair cut and coloured for the first time in 4 months, travelling in a car with my friend (be it with a face mask on) and going out for lunch. I have to admit to feeling pretty vulnerable and scared to start with, but felt happy that I did it. Anyhow make sure you continue to stay safe and healthy. x

Right, onto my card for today. The one I'm sharing with you was made using 2 previous launched digi stamps from Lili Of the Valley (LOTV). Both stamps were launched about a month ago and are available in their Etsy shop (link below). Today's card is a CAS one using the 'You Are My Sunshine' stamp, which I coloured with Prismacolor Pencils (no blender).

Here is the link to the LOTV Etsy Store to check out all the digi stamps and products availableand the LOTV online store to check out the rest of their goodies.

Here's What I Did
To start with I totally covered the front of a 6" x 6" card blank with some beige dotty paper.

Using my graphics software I imported the cute little bear image and a sentiment into it, then resized it to fit my project. The image was printed directly onto colouring cardstock and die cut into a square. The image was coloured in using pencils and mounted onto a brown scalloped die cut mat; funky foam was glued to the back and attached to the centre of the card front. White pen was added to the centres of the flowers.

To finish off I added a few gems to the bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: You Are My Sunshine

Prismacolour Pencils:
Bear - White, Cream , Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown, Terracotta, Light Umber, Crimson Lake / Flowers - White, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Spanish orange, Pale Vermilion, Goldenrod, Orange, Crimson Red / Stems & Leaves - White, Chartreuse, Lime Peel, Dark Green / Butterfly - White, Lemon Yellow, Yellowed orange, Pale Vermilion   

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Desert Storm Neenah Card, 'Lullaby' Paper Pad (Lemoncraft), Stitched Collection - Scalloped Square Dies (Creative Expressions), Brown Card, Gems, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Funky Foam

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

Please Note - I am part of the Lili Of The Valley's Design Team and I receive their lovely digi images to play with and share with you; I do not receive any monetary reimbursement for my samples, advertisements or my participation. I do, what I do for fun and relaxation. 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 Spring stamps. TTFN

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x Janine x