Saturday, 29 February 2020

A Whole Case of Junque Journals

Hi there,

Miriam with you today with one of the book cases and books that I created for the show on Create and Craft.

Putting the bookcase together was super easy.  And it is such a good size

I used my favourite 'blues' to paint it all over, using Buff on the inside.

I then stamped the large stamp from the In The Loop set using a dark blue paint.

Once this was dry I added a one step crackle in random areas and also splatted white ink all over.

I used some gilding wax to finish the bookcase off.

Once the bookcase was complete I put the books together and started to decorate them.

I used the large background stamp in random areas and decorated with a lot of metal and embellishments.

For my signatures I used loads of Gel Press prints, book pages and anything I could get my hands on.

I even created little pockets to store memories.

Each of my books were different but allows me to create in different ways, whether I will be writing memories, doodling or journalling.

You can see the full reveal on my YouTube channel.  I hope you can pop along to take a look.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope that you are loving the new products that Lisa is bringing to you and the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 28 February 2020

Do Little Things With Great Love - Altered MDF Flag

Hello Crafty Friends!
Fairuz Fabiha here from the Craftivation. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I decorated the mdf flag  by Lisa Horton Crafts!

1. At first I took the mdf flag and colored it with burnt sienna and black acrylic paint.

2. Used the pennies in a line stencil and black paint to add texture.

3. Again used ‘motivational words’ stencil to add interest to the background.

4. Added metallic gold highlights.

5. Using the greyboard hearts by Lisa as the focal point. Punched four holes and tied a thread to make it look like a button and colored it.

6. Adding mdf flags and cutouts from Lisa’s nested flag dies.

7. Assembling everything and adding a sentiment from Lisa’s word pad and sisal.

Closeup photos-

Used supplies from the Lisa Horton Crafts-
1. Pennies in a line stencil
2. Motivational words stencil
3. Mdf flags
4. Greyboard hearts
5. Nested flag dies
6. Sisal
7. Word pad sentiment

Keep an eye on the Create and Craft channel today to get your hands on some of these amazing new products! xx

Fairuz Fabiha (craftivation) xx

Who said hearts have to be red? MDF tag

Hey everyone! 
Today, I'd like to share with you my MDF tag with GREEN hearts. 

Yes, GREEN - anyways... who said they have to be red?

Start by glueing the greyboard hearts to your MDF tag - this is to add dimension.
Then paint it with a base colour - as usual, I used ivory but white will be just as good.

Next, use the hearts stencil and run texture paste through it - but only on the hearts.
It might be a bit tricky but you can clean up all the excess when taking the stencil off.

Next is colour - I opted for two shades of fluorescent green.

Now decorations... Green and yellow flowers, some lace and green sisal (which you can find in Lisa's shop). 

Al you need to do is arrange the elements into a lovely cluster with sisal and lace as the base.

To 'spice it up', I have also added some purple buds, glass cabochons and outlined the edges with a white acrylic pen.

Your tag is finished and... looking awesome in green :)

See you next time.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Balloon High - An adventure awaits!

Hi there folks! Lucinda here with my first blog post since joining the Lisa Horton Craft Design Team.

I'm here to help showcase the new release that Lisa has coming on the 28th February 2020.  It's so exciting featuring stamps, dies, papers and embellishments.

Here is my card using one of the images from the new stamp release called Balloon High.

I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens to colour this image and used inks and a paper stencil to create the clouds in the background.  

I couldn't help myself, I had to add the little birds in the background too - made me feel like a 5 year old again!!!

So here is the information you need:

Create & Craft TV live shows 28th February 9am and 2pm Lisa Horton Crafts
Sky 683, Freeview 23, Virgin 748, Freesat 813, Apple TV, Amazon Fire.

For more inspiration from the talented DT Team and other dedicated crafters you can visit and join our Facebook Group - just search Lisa Horton Crafts.  You will be welcome to make your own crafting contribution too.

Thank you for joining me today.
Lu xx

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Floral Frezy

Hi all Heidi here, hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

 Today's card is using the beautiful Daisy Burst edger die set as the main focus. See below for instructions how to make.

Die cut the edge of a 6" square  card using the outer edge die only. Then ink all the edges with wilted violet oxide.
Stencil with the penny in a row randomly with spun sugar oxide. Die cut in purple pearl card the full floral shape. Line up with edge and mount on card.

Die cut a further floral shape with a border also cut the single flowers out in pink, curl them and add into the card. Stick luxury Pearl's to the centre of all the flowers.

Finally die cut and layer up another flower and mount over pink sisal. Add ticker sentiment 3d. Layer onto black card to stand out.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it
Hugs Heidi xxx

Monday, 24 February 2020

Something Sweet your way comes!

Hi there.  Dawn here to share my first post as part of Lisa's fabulous Design Team.  I am extremely honoured to be amongst such awesome talent.
So today I am going to show you a card which features some of Lisa's wonderful products.

This image is part of a stamp set being launched on Lisa's show on Create and Craft this Friday 28th February at 9am and 2pm.
I have also used some of the gorgeous double sided papers which are on the show.
Now, see me, I would have to buy two packs of each set of papers - being double sided I would want to use both sides - well it would be rude not to now wouldn't it? Lol

The image has been coloured with my Polychromo pencils and I have to say the whole set of images are a dream to colour.
Right, I'm off to do a bit more colouring.
Remember to tune in to Create and Craft on Sky 683, Freeview 23, Virgin 748, Freesat 813, Apple TV, Amazon Fire.  
I know you won't be sorry you did! 😉😉

If you want to see even more inspiration then why not come and visit our Facebook Group.  Not only will there be oodles of inspiration from our fabulous Design Team but you will be able to post photos of your own projects too.  

You can also find us on Pinterest and Instagram along with numerous tutorials by some of the Design Team on You Tube.

Happy Crafting
Dawn xx

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Nested Flag Card

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

Kendra here today to share a card with you!

I am so excited to share this project with you today using Lisa Horton Crafts products!

I am so excited for the fun new products!!

Here is a look at one of the first cards I made with some of the new products:
I love how it turned out!!

I used the new Nested Flags to create the fun shaped card base! Along with a few more layers!  The first layer was die cut from a piece of white cardstock!  I really liked the added white flag layer!  The next layer I die cut from a piece of new paper from the Bali Paper!! (I love the paper in this collection!!)  I cut another layer the same size from a piece of paper from the new Capri Paper, but trimmed some of the flag from the top and bottom, as I just waned half the piece, but still wanted the stitching on the side!  I put it on a purple matt.

Next I placed some fun Natural Sisal!! I have honestly never used this stuff and am now absolutely addicted to it!! It adds such a nice touch to projects!!  I love it!!  

Next, I added two Nested Banners, one from purple cardstock and one from a piece of Capri Paper!
I am in love with the new Mini Banner Alphabet set!  There are so many amazing possibilities with this die set!!  I could die cut sentiments all day!!  For this card I decided to add 'HI"!  I die cut the 'H' and 'I' from white cardstock and placed above silver glitter paper die cut banners.   I love that there is the added stitching on these tiny banners!! So cute!!

I die cut a few butterfly layers from the EdgeCutz Die - Butterfly Flourish set and added to the banners.

I finished the card off by adding s few flowers!  I used the new Four Point Blooms stamp set and coordinating Four Point Bloom Dies!  I stamped the flowers on vellum and embossed with a white embossing powder.  I then finished them off by adding some Mermaid Tails to the center!!

Have a lovely day!  

Be sure to tune into Create & Craft TV February 28th for a look at all the NEW products!!!

Friday, 21 February 2020

I bee-lieve in you!

Hello lovely creative friends! Today I'd like to share with you a new mixed card using a ton of Lisa Horton crafts' products.

I wanted to combine Mermaid glitter with stencils, to create a funky background and I think it became a beautiful collaboration between two very different elements. When I had created the background I needed to make a focal point on the card, so I cut out a bee with my Cricut machine and stamped the "In the loop" clear stamp on the bee to create depth and interest. I also used a whole pot (Well almost haha) of Mermaid glitter underneath the wings of the bee and it made it so sparkly!

I don't think it turned out that bad, right?

Products used:

A5 Stencil - Checked and A5 Stencil - Spring Bloom
EdgeCutz Stamp - In the Loop
Stamperia paper - Blues
Cricut machine - Bee, wings and circle
Metal wings/leaves - The Works
Ink - Tim Holtz and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Some Summer Sugar

Paul here again and sharing something I have not done properly in years - COLOURING! These are from some new sets coming soon from Lisa and feature Sugar relaxing and having some fun. I have paired her up with some papers from a Nitwits digi kit and you may also spot some future die cuts too - BIG flag shapes!

The flag wasn't long enough to pop out the top and bottom of the image so I cut it in half length ways and seperated the two pieces. 

Monday, 17 February 2020

A small tutorial on how I created a folded over Album for Lisa Horton Crafts

Hi guys, you may have seen this album on the recent 3rd February show on Create and Craft, so I thought I'd show you how I created it.

This folding album was created with some of the left over pieces which came in the MDF bookcase with grey board albums kit.

 I still have some left too, but that's for another day!!! lol


These are the pieces I had left over after making my albums which I showed you on another post the other day, so for this album I made you will need

2 album cover fronts
2 narrow spines
1 wider spine,
arrange them in the order shown above,

I covered the outsides of mine with some canvas, but you can use papers, brown paper etc,
Glue the pieces as shown leaving some extra around the edges of the grey board  so you have enough to go over the edges and it will stick down well.  I only had a piece this big but you can make the extra around the edges larger, the gaps between the spines and covers was about 5mm or half a Centimetre, I  used a wet glue to adhere the pieces,

trim the corners as shown above and add some good quality tape as well as some of liquid glue, this just helps it to stick to the grey board well,

Turn the extra fabric over the edges of the greyboard, pressing it down firmly, when set you can lightly burnish along the gaps between the spine with your nail or bone folder for it to fold up,

This is how it folds.  The wider spine goes over the front cover of the album. I finished this off by using some  distress inks and a couple of the stencils which were on the show,
I closed mine by adding some small magnets, but you can use string, or elastic or lace etc,

 For the inside I used the Spring Themed stencil with some distress ink through, onto some plain white card,

After first cutting the card stock down to size, I had already glued mine in place but you can stencil first then glue them in place,

This hides the outer cover, you can of course use designer paper too,

I made some pockets for mine which I simply used the stencil again, of course you can fill yours with anything,

Here I finished it off with some of the fabulous wordage papers, which I simply cut down with my trimmer and glued them on where I wanted them,

Mine was based on holding stamped images, one for uncoloured and one for some finished coloured images, as above is a peek of some gorgeous stamps coming soon!!! 


I do hope you have a go at 
making your own albums, show us your makes with Lisa's products on our Facebook page,
Facebook page,
We love to see what you create,

If you missed any of the products on the show you can buy them from Lisa's shop or online 14 days from the show date,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx