Friday, June 26, 2015

Hogwarts witches hat

For my birthday back in April my wonderful little sister gave me a ticket to go to the Harry Potter studios. I was just sooooo excited to go and to have a fun day out just the two of us, something we hadn't done in years.

    I wanted to make her a keepsake to say thank you, so I made her this witches hat using my wonderful silhouette cameo machine and a cutting file from SVGcuts that do amazing 3d cutting files.


I didnt want it to look too halloweeny so I added a flower and a bottle top embellishment I had made ages ago that fitted right into the colour scheme.




of course I had to fill it with chocolate frogs!

We had a fantastic day, didn't get lost getting there, tried butter beer and took hundreds of photos       ( you think I am joking!)

Such a wonderful day out and my sister loved her hat too!

Sweet card using Couture Creations Vintage Rose papers

I love these papers from Couture Creations, they are so easy to use as they all go so well together and are double sided too. I made this card using a card base I cut on my wonderful Silhouette Cameo and then just collaged it using the papers.




I added some of the fronds cut using the Sue Wilson Cornflower die set to poke out over the collage pieces to finish it all off.

The papers and dies are available from the Fruit Pixie online shop - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/sue-wilson-die-cornflower-24674-p.asp




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Visible image Alice in wonderland cards

I have the wonderful stamps from The Fruit Pixie, which are made by a British company Visible Image, and inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so you just cant go wrong really!

    Here are two cards I have made,


This one is made using the Queen of Hearts set. You get the Queen herself, a nice large stamp of about 3" and also the jar of hearts and the quote "Off with you head" which I didn't use on this card. The background is also a Visible image stamp called Grunge Harlequin.


Then the second card is using the Alice set, you get Alice and the piece of cake and the great quote too. The quote comes as a whole stamp but for this card I stamped it twice and cut it into two. 

There are lots of different stamps available from Visible image, check them out here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/visible-image-640-c.asp.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Decorated travel case

The more I use my Silhouette Cameo the more I love it. One of the things I love to do with it is make 3d projects. So as soon as I saw this cute little travel case I had to make it. I also knew exactly what I wanted to make it with. The Fruit Pixie, who I design for, had just sent me the new Couture Creations Vintage Rose garden papers and I knew they would be perfect.

The papers are 6x6 and you get 48 double sided sheets so are perfect for any project




You also get these lovely vintage postcards and stamps and words you can cut out and collage



Now do you think I will get everything in here for my holiday to Austria?

I think I need to make a larger one!

If you would like to see the papers they can be found here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/couture-creations-6x6-paper-pad-vintage-rose-garden-17145-p.asp

Saturday, May 16, 2015

White rabbit door hanger



The Fruit Pixie sell the wonderful Visible image stamps and one of my favourite stamp sets is this White rabbit set from their Alice in wonderland series, although to be honest the whole series is great! So when I also received a set of the new Creative expressions MDF door hangers as well I knew they were a match made in heaven!



The stamps are high quality stamps that stamp like a dream and are easy to colour in too


I even stamped using the Cosmic Shimmer chalk paints with them to give the background extra interest.


For the pocket watch I used the Artistic stamper time and keys set, also available from The Fruit Pixie.


To finish it off I used one of the Fruit Pixies clock charms hung from a ribbon bow.

All the products, except the diamond boarder, that is a Tim Holtz strip die and the labels I used to stamp the quote and tick tock onto, they were cut on my silhouette, are available from the Fruit Pixie online shop - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/

Stamps - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/visible-image-640-c.asp





Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lucky cat wedding charm

As I was saying in the previous post we had a family wedding the other weekend. It was always a tradition to give the bride a lucky charm after she was married, so I thought it would be nice to make the bride a lucky black cat.

   I found a cat shape in the Silhouette shop. Cut him out twice in chipboard and twice in black card and stuck all the layers together. Their save the date and invitation had a piece of ribbon , the wedding colour theme, on it so I pinched the save the date piece and popped it round his neck with a tiny shell charm from the random button collection from the Fruit Pixie.


I think the tradition has died out because I was the only one who gave her one and I think she thought I was slightly mad! I think she liked him though as he was hung on their wooden name over the fireplace.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A family wedding

Tomorrow we have a big formal family wedding, my hubby's eldest nephew is getting marred in a big old manor house. So any excuse to make myself some accessories to my dress, a 1950's replica navy small polka dot dress with the full net petticoat. I have always wanted a dress like that as I love the fashion, music and films of the 1940's and 50's but I have never been anywhere where I could wear one, now I have!!

      The first thing I made was my handbag. It made with a pattern from Charlies Aunt, my favourite vintage handbag designer. I have made several of her projects, this one is the Home guard clutch bag and I am so pleased with it.


I didn't want to wear a hat so instead I have made a flower, using my wonderful Silhouette Cameo, for my hair and then another one for the lapel on my jacket




Then last but not least I have made myself a new necklace and earrings to finish my look!



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Creative Expressions Butterfly dream stamp cards

I have been using the new line of Stamps to Die for from Creative Expressions that are available from The Fruit Pixie, to make some cards. Instead of keeping them as a panel I decided to cut them up into squares and make a different style card this time


The stamps were stamped with a black Ranger archival ink and coloured in then cut into 2" squares. Then they were matted and layered several times and a sentiment added.


This simple card was made with one of the spare squares but makes a really nice card.


They also make cute tags too.

Hope you liked my Butterfly dreams card ideas. You can buy the stamp from The fruit Pixie here - 

http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-stamps-to-die-for-663-c.asp