Friday, 12 August 2016

Craftwork Cards Bohemian Dreams quick cards

Hi, design elf Katrina here again. I have been using the beautifully summery Craftwork cards Bohemian dreams paper kit. I really, really love this kit. Its right up my street.

    What I love about Craftwork cards and I have been using their products for many years now, is they give you plenty of each paper design so you can cut them up without feeling that you are wasting a design.

 So this is what I have done with these cards, they were very quick and easy to make but I think look modern and fresh.

 For the first 2 cards all I have used is the papers. So if you have never made a card before you could easy make these cards and I promise you will be up and running.


For this card I cut a square of the wheelbarrow paper around the pattern on the paper and then just cut out some butterfly's from another of the papers in the pad. The sentiment was also from one of the papers. All you need to make this card and in fact all of the cards in this post, is this paper pack and a pack of cards and envelopes. I will add all the links below.

For card 2 - 


Again a super easy card, just using the papers from the pack. I cut the typewriter out from one sheet and then used some of the other paper designs ( remember they are all double sided so have a different pattern on the reverse ) to cover the bottom part of the card to "ground" your main image. I then punched some little hearts out of the red paper using one of my heart paper punches and added one of the sentiments from the papers which is full of little sentiments. So there you have it, another card just using the papers.

Card 3 - 


As well as the wonderful papers in this kit you also get some lovely pre-cut toppers. I have used one of them for this card. Again very simple, I started by rounding off the corners of my card, you can buy a punch to do that for you but you can also just round them with scissors. I then cut a square of the paper and also rounded the corners there. I cut the red scalloped circle from one of the red papers using one of my dies and added one of the borders, again cut from one of the papers. Again a nice card made just using the card kit and a card blank.

As well as the papers, all double sided and the toppers in this kit, you also get pretty butterflys and bunting, all cut out for you and of course the Craftworkcards famous Candi!

You can find this lovely kit in the shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-bohemian-dreams-25673-p.asp

The card packs here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/card-blanks-374-c.asp

A set of the scalloped circle dies here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/spellbinders-die-petite-scalloped-circles-large-25815-p.asp


I hoped you like my quick cards using this lovely kit from Craftworkcard and will give card making a try if you have never tried before. I promise you can get this great results with this quality kit.

If you have any questions just ask below and I will be happy to help. Also you can go to our Facebook page and ask there too.
https://www.facebook.com/thefruitpixie/

So until my next post, happy crafting!
                                                        Love Katrina






Friday, 29 July 2016

IndigoBlu Chemistry stamps cards

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

  Now, I have lots of mens cards to make for our family, my sister has two teenage boys and as their birthdays come around I find myself searching for something I can use that they will like. The youngest, Luke had his birthday yesterday and as he is doing his A levels which include sciences, I thought these stamps and stencils from IndigoBlu would be perfect.

  I ended up making 3 different cards, all using everyday card blanks. I decided to use my Gelli plate to make the backgrounds using acrylic paint.

 For my first card ( and the card I ended up giving to Luke ) I used the IndigoBlu wierd science stencil for the boarders along the top and bottom. Then the IndigoBlu periodic table stamp to make the background.




The Albert Einstein quote came from the IndigoBlu Chemistry Lab stamp set which I stamped and then cut apart for the card.


The test tubes are also from the Cheistry Lab set which I have stamped onto card I have painted using my Gelli plate and cut out .



For the second card I used a DL card blank but have used it landscape instead of portrate. Again the base colour was applied with my Geilli plate.


I used the Wierd Science stencil to add the dotty border.


The stamp for the background was from the Chemistry Lab set.


I used the Periodic table stamp again stamped onto Gelli platted card. the little flasks were also stamped onto painted cardstock and cut out.


The final card, another 6x4 card blank painted using my Gelli plate.


I stamped the Periodic table onto the card.


Stamped the flasks onto 2 different painted card and cut them out compleatly from 1 of the card colours but only cut the liquid in the flasks out of the other so you could layer them to look like the flasks have liquid inasde


I then stamped the second quote from the Chemistry Lab stamp set, cut it apart and applied to the card to finish.

These stamps and stencils from IndigoBlu are so different, I really like them and think they are perfect for thoses sciency people in your lives.

You can find the stencil in the shop here - 

http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/indigo-blu-stencil-weird-science-26201-p.asp

The stamps I used here - 

http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/indigoblu-rubber-stamp-plate-chemistry-lab-26171-p.asp

Card blanks here - 

http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/card-blanks-374-c.asp


I am sure I will be playing with these stamps and stencils again very soon.

 Untill my next post, happy Crafting!
                                                             Love Katrina




















Friday, 8 July 2016

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest little fairy book

Hi there, design elf Katrina signing in again to show you what I have been up to in my craft nook.

 I have another little project to show you using the beautiful Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest paper collection and the sweet little Woodware Chippies Tiney books chipboard set.

  Woodware Chippies are blank chipboard shapes you can paint or cover, depending on what you are making. I have used the Tiney books set, well half of the set, to make my little book.


For the base of the book I just covered the book pages, both sides, with some of the Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest background 12x12 paper and cut the ribbon slips. Remember to do this before you cover the reverse side or you will never find them!


I then used the images from the Dazzling Damsel 8x8 background paper to collage my pages.


All of the word strips are from the Gilded grandure 8x8 paper, as well as the cute little stamps on the front cover too. I believe in fairies is a stamp from the Enchanted Forest stamp set 1.


I then used some ribbon to compliment the book to tie it all together. 
TIP- For the ribbon ties, place a pencil on the ribbon before you tie the knot so you have room to turn the pages.


As you can see its a sweet little book and great fun to make.

You can find the Woodware Chippies Tiney books here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/woodware-chipboard-414-c.asp

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest papers and stamps here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/enchanted-forest-696-c.asp

Ribbons here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/may-arts-ribbon-410-c.asp

I think this would be a great project for the children to make and the summer holidays are just around the corner too!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks project and will join me again very soon for another one.

           Love Katrina


Sunday, 3 July 2016

PayperBox Kraft paper money gift envelope

Hi there, design elf Katrina here to show you my latest project using the Payper Box Kraft papers.

   These papers are printed on 130g Kraft paper with a beautiful pattern on one side then plain kraft on the other ( so geat for using up all those little scraps we have left over ) They cut and fold well and so are perfect for all our card making and scrapbooking projects.

   I have teenage Nephews so I am always looking for ways to give them the money they ask for for birthdays and Christmas in a way that looks like I have put some thought into it. This little money envelope is perfect for any age as the paper you use to make it alters the look. It is cut on my Silhouette Cameo, the paper cut beautifully.


This one I actually made to give to my Mum as part of her birthday gift so to add a little bit of sparkle I used my glitter pen to draw around the design, which worked very well.


You could even use a quicky glue pen and glitter too which would look amazing.


As you can see this paper is very versitile as being kraft on the wrong side both sides can be used.

This range comes in 4 different paterns and 5 different colours. I used the purple daisy for this project.

You can find all the papers in the range in the shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/12-payper-box-695-c.asp

the quicky glue pen here -
 http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/sakura-quickie-glue-pen-5213-p.asp

glitters here -
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/cosmic-shimmer-polished-silk-glitter-600-c.asp

Hope you enjoyed my little project and will have a go at altering some paper soon.

                                              Love Katrina




Friday, 17 June 2016

Paper box Kraft papers gift bag

Hi, design elf Katrina here again to show you my latest project from my craft nook.

   I am taking a short break from the Graphic 45 papers to show you the new papers from Paper Box. The first set I have to show you is the Kraft Paper Retro. It's 12x12 and 130gsm so it folds and cuts beautifully. It is printed on one side but because it is printed on Kraft paper you also have the plain Kraft on the other side, so all the off cuts can be used on other projects. I have used the pink but it also comes in brown, yellow, evergreen, leaf green and orange.


I used my Silhouette Cameo electric cutting machine to cut out my gift bag and tag shape and it cut beautifully. Try it in your die cutting machines too.


It has a lovely Art Neuvo inspired pattern on it and as its a fairly simple print it gives you lots of scope to add your glitters or use your glitter pens. I have just coloured in the flower center on the front of my bag with my clear glitter pen.


My tag was cut from the left over paper and then I cut out the flower and applied it to the top. As the paper is the same coloue it just blends in.

I was really happy how these papers held the shape of the bag and as I said before cut beautifully. Do have a look at them, there are other designs in the collection and I will be focusing on the other designs shortly.

You can find the Paper Box Kraft papers in the shop here - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/12-payper-box-695-c.asp

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my Gift bag project, thanks for droping by, I will have another project for you very soon, till then,

Happy Crafting
             Love Katrina