Thursday, December 21, 2017

Folded Christmas tree decorations

For my Christmas post over on Tangie Baxter and Co, I am a member of the creative crew there, I have made these sweet, quick and easy folded Christmas tree decorations using Tangie’s beautiful Christmas digital papers.

You can use them as tree decorations as shown above. 


Use them as a table decoration or place setting, just write the persons name on the tree.

The larger the circles used the larger the tree.

You can used lots of glitter or as above leave them natural.

They would also look great as present tags.

They are so easy to make, it would make a great project for children to make too.

What ever you do with them they always look great

If you would like to make these cute folded Christmas tree decoration you can find my photo tutorial over on the Tangie Baxter and Co blog here -

If you would like more information on the Art Journal Emporium you can find,it here -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Glittering pütz church

You might of noticed I love to make 3D projects especially little houses. I have been collecting the Tim Holtz village dies and have been dyeing to make the little church. As it is my Mother in Laws birthday in December I thought it would make a nice present for her.
I have put it together a little bit differently as shown on the box and also make a stronger base for it to stand on. I always make the building out of strong card and then cover it in my chosen paper, this time it was music paper. Once I was happy with it I paint it all over with PVA and cover it in glitter.
My Mother in Law loved it and thought we had brought it back from Austria! They really are a lovely project to make.

Friday, December 15, 2017

12 days of Christmas stamped decorations

Well Christmas is gradually creeping up on us, preparations are being made for the big day and I have some stamped decorations for you to add to your tree. I made these for The Fruit Pixie who I design for.
To make these decorations I have used the Creative Expressions 12 days of Christmas stamp set, along with the matching paper set.
The base of the decoration is stamp board but you can easily use thick card.
I painted the bases with the wonderfully shiny Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I used them as a paint this time by adding a couple of puffs to a drop of water then mixed it together into a paint. I then painted the fronts and backs .
The stamps were then stamped onto a sheet of the matching paper pad and cut out. I then stuck the different days of Christmas on the front and the 12 days of Christmas stamp on the back.
Then i drilled a hole in each of them and added some bakers twine and a bell, I love bells at Christmas!
Here are all the different decorations together.
The eagle eyed of you would of noticed the is no partridge in a pear tree. I must admit I did find that a bit annoying. It is included in the matching paper pad but it would of been nice to have the whole set in the stamps to.
They do look good on the tree though
Here is the back
I finished mine off with a coat of glittery varnish to seal them.
So, if you would like to make these decorations you can find the products in the shop.
The 12 days of Christmas stamps
The matching paper set
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders
Can be found in the Fruit Pixie Etsy shop
Bakers twine

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Upcycled corner bookmarks

This is a wonderfully quick project for you that I made for the Fruit Pixie and would make a great extra little surprise if you are giving books as presents this Christmas. Upcycled corner bookmarks.    I have been making these for years and find they are actually better at keeping your page than other bookmarks as they slide onto the corner of your page and when the book is closed they stay there.    These corner bookmarks couldn’t be easier or cheaper as they upcycle the envelopes all those bills and letters that fall thought our letterboxes daily. All you need then is all those offcuts of papers we keep as crafters from our projects and some glue.    First collect together your envelopes and chop off their corners
Then all you need to do is cover them with paper. You do need to keep it flat and not too many layers of paper. One tip though, you might want to put something on one side that tells you its that side of the bookmark you were reading. Of course if you are using them in cookbooks or other reference books, I use them in my German course book, you might not need to know that.
Here are some I have made using different Craft Consortium papers
As you can see they are super easy and look really pretty. These would be great projects for the children to make, especially if they are bookworms!