Saturday, 18 February 2017

Craftwork Cards Scrumptious papers swing card.

Hello! Design Elf Katrina here again to show you what I have been up to in my craft nook!!

    This time it is a card project using the Craft Work Cards Scrumptious paper pack. I started playing with this paper kit before Christmas and I must admit I loved it. Now that spring is starting to bloom here in the UK it is a nice bright paper pack to play with.



 I cut this card shape, a swing card, on my Silhouette Cameo but there are lots of different card blanks out there and of course you could do the same style on a plain card blank too.

          I used one of the papers for the front pannels and then one of the die cut sentiment for the front swing part of the card.

With every Craftwork Cards paper kit you always get some of their Candis. I used 4 of them on the four corners of my card. I used the small square 3D foam to lift them from the card.

Then just a small bow to add to finish off the card.

You can find the Craftwork Cards Scrumptious paper kit in the shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-scrumptious-25687-p.asp

the small 3D foam pads - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftime-3d-foam-squares-2mm-20106-p.asp

Thank you for popping in to look at my card project, I hope you will pop over again to see my next project.
Until then, take care,
                     love Katrina

MDF Rose heart

Hi there, design elf Katrina here again to show you a valentines inspired mixed media project.

  This year I am aiming to do a mixed media piece each month to show you and as it was valentines day last week I decided to use one of the MDF hearts from Creative Expressions and create a mixed media collage dedicated to love.


For me the key to mixed media is to layer and layer and layer. 
So, to begin, I took one of the MDF hearts from the pack (you get 6 in each pack) and covered it with some of the paper from the IndigoBlu Memory lane stack.

I then added one of the Bo Bunny doilies to the right hand part of the heart.

I chose an image from the IndigoBlu Lost Families stack and cut her out. Then glued her down.

I then chose a stencil, this one is the rose stencil from IndigoBlu and using the Fired Brick Distress ink on some of the blending foam, worked it through the stencil to cover most of the heart except her face.

I stamped the sentiment, a stamp is from the Visible Images never grow up set, and cut it apart. Then glued it down.

To colour the edges of the MDF heart and give a slight border to my collage, I used the Cosmic Shimmer Gilding wax in Decadent wine. I applied it with a cloth and then buffed it up to a shine. I find dried out baby wipes are good for this!

To finish it off I add some stick pearls and used some of my chalk crayons to give it a grungy feel.

So as you can see lots and lots of layers!

You can find everything I used in the shop -

MDF Hearts - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-mdf-hearts-6-pack-25697-p.asp

All the IndigoBlu products here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/indigoblu-accessories-534-c.asp

Distress Ink here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/tim-holtz-distress-inks-83-c.asp

Bo Bunny dollies - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/bo-bunny-doilies-small-4-25967-p.asp

Stamp Sentiment - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/visible-image-never-grow-up-set-25228-p.asp

Cosmic Shimmer guiding wax -
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/cosmic-shimmer-gilding-wax-677-c.asp

So there we are, I think I got all the products I used!!

Thank you so much for popping in, I hoped you liked my project and will join me again for another project very soon.

Until then, take care,
                Love Katrina 



Friday, 3 February 2017

Rose stamped card

Hello, design elf Katrina here to show you another of my crafty projects.

  Now I have been crafting for many, many years and it was stamping that made my eyes light up and switch from needle work to paper crafting. That was until I discovered what we used to call altered art back in the day but now you would know it as mixed media and stamps lost their attraction.

   One of my new years arty goals for this year is to get back into stamping. So, once a month, one of my weekly posts will be a stamped project and here is the first one!

  It was my parents 56th wedding anniversary a few days ago and this is the card I made for them. Of course Valentines day is just around the corner so this would be a lovely card for that too or even for a summer wedding card.

  The stamp kit I was working with was the Visible Image Immortal Love set ( link below ).
 

To begin with the background. I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller then my 5x7 card blank. 
 I took the damask stamp from the set and stamped it may times to make the background using the Distress ink milled lavender.



For the roses arrangement I stamped the large rose once and the smaller rose 3 times onto a patterned paper using distress ink pumice stone. 
I then cut them out.
I made the card by first using a border punch from Mather Stewart and then layered the roses up using some 3D foam.
I cut some heart shaped leaves using a die and poked them into the rose arrangement.


I then stamped the "love" and "is forever" stamps onto the background using more of the Distress ink pumice stone.
I added a little stickles glitter to the centre of the roses and inked around the edges of the card front with both the milled lavender and the pumice stone.
I then mounted my card front onto my card blank to finish.


I hope you enjoyed my stamped project. If you have been inspired and would like to purchase the things I used, you can find them in the shop using the links below.

5x7 card blanks - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/5-x-7-card-blanks-511-c.asp

Visible Image stamp set -
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/5-x-7-card-blanks-511-c.asp

Distress ink - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/ink-pads-84-c.asp

Join me again very soon for another crafty project,
Until then take care
                                  Love Katrina.







Sunday, 29 January 2017

Craftwork cards Scrumptious flower box card

Hello, design elf Katrina here to welcome you to the blog and show you a really cute card I have made using the Craftwork Cards Scrumptious paper kit.

   If you know Craftwork cards you will know that in each kit you will get a beautiful pad of 8x8 paper, stacks of die cuts and a bag of their matching Candies. The die cuts differ in each themed kit and with this kit you get some really cute flowers and some different sentiments.

  Now I'm not a big user of flowers but for some reason these really caught my eye. They are all different shapes and stack together to make wonderfully cute modern looking flowers. They have also included some cut into a spiral, which can be rolled up to become the centre of your flower.

  So, because of these lovely flowers. I decided to make a flower box card.


This card folds flat to post and is fairly simple to make, there are lots of free templates for this shape card and videos to help you put them together online. Mine was cut out using my Sillhouette Cameo.

I cut the box out in blue card and covered it with one of the papers in the pad.

I made up 4 flowers and cut some leaves out of green card.

I added them to the dividers in the card and added a large sentiment from the kit to the front and a small banner sentiment from the kit to the back wall of the box.


Of course these flowers could be used on all sorts of projects, they are so much fun.

You can find the kit in the Fruit Pixie shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-scrumptious-25687-p.asp

Thank you for popping in today. I would love to know what you think of this kit.

Join me again next week for another project,
Until then take care,
                                            Love Katrina 


Friday, 20 January 2017

Craftwork Cards Scrumptious perpetual calendar

Hello, design elf Katrina here to welcome you to my craft nook and to show you a craft project I have made with the Craftwork Cards Scrumptious paper set.

   I always find that after Christmas I want to work with some bright colours and this kit from Craftwork Cards is just the ticket for that. The kit has the usual beautifully designed 8x8 papers in a pad plus die cut toppers. With each of their kits they like to chop and change about with the die cuts and  this time there are die cut flowers. Then of course you get the pack of their Candies, which if you have not come across them before they describe them as brads with out the prongs. So basically a  small 3d domed circle.

 Now I have to confess I am terrible with numbers, especially remembering then. I never know what the date is, never have been able to remember it and I am also almost as bad on the day too, ever since Hubby has taken early retirement. So when I saw this perpetual calendar in the Silhouette design store I thought it might solve the problem so I had to make one.


The calendar was cut on my Silhouette Cameo, an electronic cutting machine which I love.
I made it up in white card then covered it with the beautiful Craftwork Cards Scrumptious papers.


As you can see they all work very beautifully together, as we have come to expect from Craftwork Cards.



Not a very exciting photo I know but I wanted to show there are plainer papers too in the kit.

This is a lovely bright kit. Even though it has quite a lot of pink in it I wouldn't say it was too girly as the browns and blues give you different options for colour combinations.

You can find the kit in the shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-scrumptious-25687-p.asp

                     Next time I have some cards to show you that use the cute flowers from this kit.
                       
                                                    So until then take care of yourself
                                                                                     
                                                                                    Love Katrina