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

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Molly rules card 2

This was the second card I made for the Fruit Pixie using the Visible Image Molly Rules stamp set. This time I used my new Aqua markers, which I am very impressed with, to stamp and colour in. The Visible Images stamps took the ink beautifully which also shows the quality of the stamps too.

You can find The Fruit Pixie here -  

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Visible Image Molly rules card #1

The Fruit Pixie, who I design for, sells a wonderful brand of stamps that are made here in the UK called Visible Image. They stamp perfectly and there is no beading of the ink or marker on the stamp either which you often get with clear stamps. They also do a wide range of stamps so there is something for every taste. You can find them here -

I chose the Molly Rules stamp set and used a couple of the stamps from the set to make this card

For the fun funky flowers I used a couple of the new Sue Wilson die sets from The Fruit Pixie. The flowers are made from the cornflower set and the fun springs are from the Splendid swirls set. I then used some buttons from the Halloween pack to finish them off.

You can find the dies for the flowers here -