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 -

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 -

Stamps -

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 -

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Oriental screen card

Is it just me or is the oriental theme creeping back in? I love anything oriental so I could not be happier and I love the new fresh look it has acquired.

    As you know I am the design elf at The Fruit Pixie and I have been playing with some of the new products Sarah-Jane has added to her shop and along with my trusty friend my silhouette I have come up with this card

The card base was cut on my Silhouette but the panels are a stamp from Creative expressions - Stamps to die for skeleton leaves. I stamped them using the Ranger archival ink in black and coloured them with my watercolour pencils.

The fans are the Spellbinders die blossom fan which I cut from black card and then used my collection of biscuit and sweet foils I am constantly collecting ( yes I am one of those who has to flatten it all out! But then I keep it too! ) to place behind the fans and I also found if you rub the back with you finger the foil comes through like it is padded!

The panels were then matted onto black card and then stuck to the screen card. I then added the fans  a little gem to the handle and a sentiment to finish.

All the products, except the card blank, are available from The Fruit Pixie -

So grab yourself a cup of Jasmine tea and check it out!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easter boxes and birthday cards

We had a busy Easter as it is also full of family birthdays too. My nephew turned 18 ( where do the years go??? ) my brother in law's birthday and mine! So my silhouette machine was very busy.

I made these very cute Easter boxes for the family and filled them with little eggs. Such a cute fun project to make and very quick also.

To say my nephew is a keen BMX rider is an understatement, he travels all over the place to ride the ramps with his friends so it had to be a BMX card. I love these 3d cards, they give your cards an interesting look and fold flat to post.

Hope you had a good Easter too x