Sunday, 1 July 2018

Craft Consortium decoupage paper Hare

Hello, design elf Katrina here to share another project with you. Today it is a project using the Craft Consortium decoupage papers.

  I found this wonderful hare in my local Pound shop, he was painted bronze and, if you didn’t touch him, looked pretty convincing. But with a little crafting magic he looked, in my opinion, even better!

To begin with I covered him in several coats of white gesso. I like a white base for the Craft Consortium decoupage papers so the design shines out.

Then I got to work with the papers. I tore around the little images in the paper and gradually applied them to the hare. Tarring will help the little pieces meld into each other and give you a nice even finish.

I apply the wet glue to the surface of the hare, the back of the paper and once the paper is on the hare, over the top the paper too. I find it easier to do the last step with my finger but if you don’t fancy that then a brush is fine.

Once he was completely covered and dry, I used a pastel pencil to add some shadows and then rubbed in some pearl paint to seal the pastel pencil and add some glimmer.

I just couldn’t stop myself from adding a die cut bow tie cut from one of my Gelli plate prints that matched the pink flowers of the decoupage paper.

You can find the Craft Consortium decoupage papers in the shop here -

The IndigoBlu Slap it on glue here -

If you have any questions then please ask them below.

       Until the next post, take care, 
                        Love Katrina x

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Music lovers birthday card

Hello, design elf Katrina here. I am sorry there hasn’t been a blog post for a while but I have been battling with the free app I was using and was not winning the battle. So I have now bought an new and better app and it looks like I am back on track. 

So today I have a stamped birthday card I made for my hubby who have always loved his music and is of an age that he remembers these little beauties very, very well!

The stamp I used is the Visible Image Just hit play stamp set that can be found here -

I stamped the background in grey and then the main image in black three times, cut them out and then layered them up.

The red sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die of my own.

I hope you liked my stamped card and will return again soon to see my next blog post.
Love Katrina 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Busy as a bee pot

Hello, design elf Katrina here with another project to show you.   Today I have an altered custard powder tin to show you. I covered the tin with the wonderful Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” papers and then stamped some of the wonderful bee stamps and cut them out. Then glued them to the outside of the tin.
The letters for Busy as a Bee were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck some of the ribbon from the collection around the top and bottom.
I also added some of the collection sequins to add a bit of sparkle!
You can find the Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” collection in the shop here -
I will be back very soon with another project, until then, take care
                   Love Katrina x

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Puppy countdown

Hello! Design elf Katrina here again to share my latest project with you.    My sister is collecting her new puppy very soon and to say she is excited is an understatement! This little pup will become a school dog so we are all very excited to get to know her.      I thought it would be nice to make her a countdown so she can count down the days to collection day!    Here is what I made. Of course you don't have to be collecting a puppy, it could be anything you are looking forward to, a holiday, baby or just a day off!

The papers are from the Craftwork cards Bohemian Dreams, as are the flags.

The chalk board is a piece of Chalkboard card.

The letters and other die cut shapes were cut from scrap card on my Silhouette Cameo.

I then used a white pen to add some detail.


You can find the paper pad in the shop here -

The chalkboard card -


I hope you have something nice you can make a countdown to for your home

Until next time

                 Love Katrina 


Sunday, 22 April 2018

3D beehive card

Hello! Design elf Katrina here with a new project to inspire you.   Well here in the South West of England spring is finally here! The birds are nesting and the bumblebees are busy in the flowerpots. Perhaps that is what inspired me to make this card.      Its a 3D Beehive shaped card. I designed it myself in the Silhouette software which comes with the Silhouette electronic cutting machines. I have designed it so it will lay down flat to post it.

The papers I used for my card are the “Tell it to the bees “ papers from Craft Consortium, which are back in stock!

I used the gold hexagon paper for the hive and the bees I cut out of another paper which has rows of bees on it. 

I wanted my bees to hover over the card front so I attached some craft wire to them and then wrapped it around a pencil to make a kind of spring.

All the beautiful sequins are also from Craft Consortium Tell the bees set.


You can find the Craft Consortium Tell the bees paper pad in the shop here -


The Craft Consortium Tell the bees sequins here -


 Any questions about my project I will be happy to answer.

Until next time, love Katrina