Saturday, August 12, 2017

Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy paper Fawn Fairy Toadstool house

As soon as I saw these beautiful Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy papers, available from The Fruit Pixie, I knew I wanted to make a fairy house. I decide on the SVG Cuts Toadstool house box from their cotton tail village set to cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  
I cut all the pieces in white cardstock to make the box and toadstool more sturdy, then cut the pieces again in the Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy papers.
 
For the bottom of the box I used the beautiful gilded paper, which cut extremely well on my machine.
 
For the lid I used the glitter dot paper and then decorated it with one of the rub-ons that come in the paper kit.
 
 
 
The top of the toadstool I used the deep pink print paper in the kit and then covered the white spots with Glossy Accents crackle.
 
Of course they just had to have a pet ladybird cut from the flower paper.
 
 
The two little fawn fairies who live in the toadstool were from one of my digital kits. You can find lots of free pictures on the internet to use for them. I then used a deer die but just cut off his antlers to stick on their heads.
 
The flowers are all taken from the flower collage paper and I also added some dried moss to make it look like the forest floor.
 
The trick to making them stand up by themselves is very simple. I actually used the waste backing of the rub-ons but you can use acetate or anything see-through you have to hand. I cut it to size then folded in half. I then stuck my fairies on to one side and the bottom of the folded piece to the box so they stood up by themselves. 
I did the same for the flowers too.
 
All it needed then was a dab of glitter pen and a little door knob for the front door and their home was complete!!
 
I really hope you like my Fawn Fairy Toadstool house. It really was such fun to make and I am sure my friends would agree very me!!
 
You can find the Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy paper kit here -
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craft-consortium-paper-pad-gypsy-gypsy-26861-p.asp
 
 

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Teenage boys birthday cards

I think the hardest cards to make for a crafter have to be teenage boy's cards. Last month I had two to make, one being my nephews 18th and the other a family friend a couple of days after.    Luckly my nephew is a keen Star Wars fan so I came up with this card for his birthday, not your usual 18th birthday card but one he would like 
 
The second card was this one 
 
I am lucky that I have my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine that I just couldn't do without now.

KSD The Big Game digital kit

Monday, August 07, 2017

Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy paper Birthday card

  Today I have a beautiful vintage style card to show you that I have made for The Fruit Pixie. It looks as if I have spent ages cutting and collaging but thanks to the wonderful papers in the Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy paper kit, it is a nice quick card to make.
The bottom right corner is a corner from one of the 12x12 papers in the Craft Consortium kit. So all you need to do is cut that out. I bubble cut mine ( not cutting out all the little details ) and because this corner was on a plain background it works well.
 
The card behind, where I have placed the greeting, is a glittered card. These come in a sheet of cards in the paper pack too.
 
I used scraps of the blue glitter dot papers to fill in the gaps on my card front. All the papers are double sided so you can use every scrap you have left.
 
To finish the card I added some flowers, again from scraps of the papers I have used to make other projects, in the top left corner and the bottom right and then added my sentiment which is a die cut.
 
You can find these beautiful papers by Craft Consortium in the shop here-
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craft-consortium-paper-pad-gypsy-gypsy-26861-p.asp
 
I was working on these 6x6 card bases, which are lovely quality - 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/50-craft-uk-6-x-6-card-blanks-kraft-25999-p.asp
 
I hope like my vintage style birthday card, what will you be using your papers for? I would love to know.
 
Until next time, take care, 
 
   Love Katrina