Sunday, January 21, 2018

Handmade art journal using Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers

 I love my Art Journaling and needed a small journal or sketchbook for when I want to journal in front of the TV. Of course I could of bought myself one but it is much more fun to make one yourself!
I decided to cover my hand made Sketch book with the beautiful Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers which are sold by The Fruit Pixie, who I design for. To finish it off I could not resist adding the sweet squirrel, one of the collage pieces you also get with the papers, to the front.
For the pages of the sketch book I used watercolour paper which I folded into 3 polios and then stitched them to a sort of false spine.
I then made the cover out of stiff card and covered that with the beautiful Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers.
The spine of my watercolour paper pages was then glued on to the spine of the cover.
Once it was all dry it was ready to go!
If you have any questions about the making of my journal you can ask here or you can contact me through out facebook page.
You can find the Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers in the Fruit Pixie online shop here -
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Craft Consortium Winter Woodland shadow box card

    For my first project of the year for the Fruit Pixie, who I design for, I chose to work with the beautiful Craft Consortium Winter Woodland paper pad that is available in the shop. To be honest with you I found it so distressing to cut this beautiful paper up, I just wanted to sit and look at it! But I took a deep breath and made my first cut!!!   There are so many wonderful seasonal papers in the pad and as you get with every Craft Consortium pad some of the papers have extra special finishes. You also always get some collage pieces to cut out too.     I used some of the collage pieces to make my shadow box card.
I cut the base of the card on my Silhouette Cameo and then used the lovely papers to make the card come to life.
The deer, robin,toadstools and acorn branch are some of the collage pieces in the paper pad
The paper at the back of the card is one of the beautiful shimmering papers, covered in ghostly pine trees in the mist.
The paper I used to cover the outside of the card is one of my favourite. A shimmer paper covered in pine cones. The reverse of the paper, again in a shimmer finish, is the opposite colour way, so gold pine cones on an off white background.
If you like me love your wildlife and the winter season then this pad is perfect for you. You won’t be disappointed I promise.
You can find the Craft Consortium Winter Wonderland paper pad in the Fruit Pixie shop here -

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Gingerbread house made of card

Happy New Year! Before the Christmas decoration are packed away I thought I would show you a project that started at the beginning of December.   I am a member of a craft group who meet on the first Saturday of each month. For our December crop I thought it would be nice if I took my collection of Tim Holtz village dies in so we could all make the little gingerbread house together. We all managed to get our houses made and just needed to finish them off at home. Here is mine, i finished it between Christmas and New year.
I made the base a lot stronger and deeper then the one on the die ( to be honest I never bother with it, its far too unstable ) as I wanted to be able to light up the house and to make a little garden for my house. The piping was done using some Pound shop wall filler which I piped using a disposable piping bag.
   I was really pleased with my finished gingerbread house, perhaps one day I will make a real one!