Sunday, 21 January 2018

Handmade sketchbook using Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post. I am Katrina, The Fruit Pixies design elf.   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 and 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 here -
 
Our facebook page here -
https://www.facebook.com/thefruitpixie/?fref=ts
I hope you enjoyed reading my post and will come back very soon to see what else I get up to with the beautiful things The Fruit Pixie sells.                                              Until then keep warm and safe, love Katrina 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Craft Consortium Winter woodland shadow box card

Hello and a very Happy New Year!! My name is Katrina and I am the Fruit Pixies design elf.     For my first project of the year I chose to work with the beautiful Craft Consortium Winter Woodland paper pad. 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 Woodland Winter paper pad here in the shop -
 
I hope you enjoyed your time hear and will come back very soon to see what other crafty ideas I come up with.
Until then keep warm and safe
                                        Love Katrina 
 
 

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Wishes snow shaker bauble

Hello, design elf Katrina here to wish all the readers of The Fruit Pixie blog a very happy Christmas. I leave you one last quick project using the Impression Obsession Town Builder die and some scraps of the Craftwork Cards Christmas blackboard papers
Well I am now off to the North Pole to help Father Christmas with the last of the wrapping and packing. I will be back with more Crafty projects in 2018.                                       Happy Christmas everyone                                                                    Love Katrina x

Friday, 15 December 2017

12 days of Christmas stamped decorations

Hello! Design elf Katrina here. Well Christmas is gradually creeping up on us, preparations are being made for the big day and I have some stamped decorations for you to add to your tree.
 
To make these decorations I have used the Creative Expressions 12 days of Christmas stamp set, along with the matching paper set.
 
The base of the decoration is stamp board but you can easily use thick card.
 
I painted the bases with the wonderfully shiny Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I used them as a paint this time by adding a couple of puffs to a drop of water then mixed it together into a paint. I then painted the fronts and backs .
 
The stamps were then stamped onto a sheet of the matching paper pad and cut out. I then stuck the different days of Christmas on the front and the 12 days of Christmas stamp on the back.
 
Then i drilled a hole in each of them and added some bakers twine and a bell, I love bells at Christmas!
 
Here are all the different decorations together.
 
The eagle eyed of you would of noticed the is no partridge in a pear tree. I must admit I did find that a bit annoying. It is included in the matching paper pad but it would of been nice to have the whole set in the stamps to.
 
They do look good on the tree though
 
Here is the back
 
I finished mine off with a coat of glittery varnish to seal them.
 
So, if you would like to make these decorations you can find the products in the shop.
 
The 12 days of Christmas stamps
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-clear-stamp-set-12-days-of-christmas-25850-p.asp
 
The matching paper set
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/creative-expressions-8-x-8-paper-pad-12-days-of-christmas-25854-p.asp
 
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders
Can be found in the Fruit Pixie Etsy shop
 
Bakers twine
 
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my decorations, I will be back very soon with another project idea.
Until then , take care
      Love Katrina

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Upcycle book corner bookmarks

Hello, design elf Katrina here. This time I have a wonderfully quick project for you that would make a great extra little surprise if you are giving books as presents this Christmas. Upcycled corner bookmarks.    I have been making these for years and find they are actually better at keeping your page than other bookmarks as they slide onto the corner of your page and when the book is closed they stay there.    These corner bookmarks couldn’t be easier or cheaper as they upcycle the envelopes all those bills and letters that fall thought our letterboxes daily. All you need then is all those offcuts of papers we keep as crafters from our projects and some glue.    First collect together your envelopes and chop off their corners
Then all you need to do is cover them with paper. You do need to keep it flat and not too many layers of paper. One tip though, you might want to put something on one side that tells you its that side of the bookmark you were reading. Of course if you are using them in cookbooks or other reference books, I use them in my German course book, you might not need to know that.
 
Here are some I have made using different Craft Consortium papers
As you can see they are super easy and look really pretty. These would be great projects for the children to make, especially if they are bookworms!
 
Until next time, take care
 Love Katrina