Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Once I had finished the background, I just had to add the cockerel to finish it off!
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Here is the finished page
Saturday, July 28, 2018
After paper crafting my second craft love is to sew. I had been wanting to make some fabric luggage tags for ages. The Bower fabric pens were a wonderful way to decorate them how I wanted and to see how the pens performed at the same time.
1. Cut 2 pieces of thick Calico fabric ( or any cotton fabric ) to the size you want your finished tag plus 1/2 inch seam allowance. Don't make your tags too small or they will be difficult to sew and turn later.
By seam allowance I mean add 1/2 inch to all 4 sides of your tag. Then when you stitch the tag together sew 1/2 inch in from the side all the way around. This is called a seam allowance.
2. I wanted to see how well the pens did when using them with rubber stamps and through a stencil.
First the stamps.
I carved myself a little aeroplane stamp, you can use any stamp you have, and then just used the fabric pen to scribble over the stamp until it was well covered in the ink, then I stamped it onto my calico fabric.
I also stamped onto the second piece of Calico for the back.
I then needed to cut an aperture out of the middle of my front piece of fabric.
To make the aperture I drew a rectangle onto the reverse of the stamped fabric where you want your aperture to be. I then drew a cross from corner to corner and cut along the lines and folded the triangles back along the lines as shown. If the tops of the Triangles poke out over the edge of your tag, just snip them off.
Then I tried the pens with a stencil.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Monday, July 02, 2018
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
I was really pleased with my brush roll! Three projects in one weeked and no pattern for any of them!
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The papers are from the Craftwork cards Bohemian Dreams, as are the flags.
The chalk board is a piece of Chalkboard card.
The letters and other die cut shapes were cut from scrap card on my Silhouette Cameo.
I then used a white pen to add some detail.
You can find the paper pad in the Fruit Pixie online shop here -
The chalkboard card -
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The papers I used for my card are the “Tell it to the bees “ papers from Craft Consortium, which are back in stock!
I used the gold hexagon paper for the hive and the bees I cut out of another paper which has rows of bees on it.
I wanted my bees to hover over the card front so I attached some craft wire to them and then wrapped it around a pencil to make a kind of spring.
All the beautiful sequins are also from Craft Consortium Tell the bees set.
You can find the Craft Consortium Tell the bees paper pad in the Fruit Pixie online shop here -
The Craft Consortium Tell the bees sequins here -
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Once the background was toughly dry I used the Visible image Jazz it up stamp set to stamp the main image in an archival ink.
For the mat I cut a piece of white card a little bigger than the main topper. I mixed the gold Pixie Powders into a paint by adding water and painted a strip around the edge of the card piece and left it to dry.
The card base I stamped with another Visible image stamp set, Soul music.
Once the mat was dry I layered my card up stamped and the Jazz it up stamp again on the card blank to finish it off.
I hope you liked my Jazzy card.
You can find the stamps in,the Fruit Pixie shop here-
Jazz it up
Soul music -
Archival ink -
The pixie powders can be found in the Fruit Pixies Etsy shop.
Any questions I am happy to answer, best to hop over to our Facebook page.
Until next time, take care,
Love Katrina x
Friday, March 30, 2018
Those of you who follow my blog will know I love Austria, we holiday there as often as we can and I can even speak the language, on a good day!!!Austrian bakers must be the best in the world, so many different breads and cakes, I love visiting them for kaffee and Kuchen in the afternoon. As I enjoy baking I like to use my language skills to bake Austrian bakes and most of the time they even work! For Easter I made an Austrian Easter bread
I used the egg shape for her body, the square for the base and the head and sign as you can see.
Her features and the word carrots were cut on my Silhouette Cameo, along with her pink inner ears.
Her jacket I cut from scraps of Scrapbook paper. The collar and pockets from scraps of coloured card.
A few buttons finished her outfit off.
To stand her up I glued a cloths peg to her back, hubbies idea, and disguised it with white paint and a strip of the paper I used for her jacket. I also added a little pom pom from some pom pom trim to give her a tail. The peg just made her easier to glue to the base.
The carrots I got from the £1 shop and the fence was cut out using an old Sizzix Ranger on the edge die called on the fence.
Her little bow was also cut with a die and finished with a glittery button.
It was such fun making this little scene and I am sure I will use it every Easter for may years to come.
Happy Easter x
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday, March 03, 2018
So my Snow Fairy art doll was born! I made her as a project for the Fruit Pixie who I design for.