Sunday, 21 February 2016

Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera shutter card

Hello, design elf Katrina here to show you another one of my card projects using the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit.

  When you make a lot of cards it is always nice to use a different shape. I also think it makes our handmade cards look even more special on the mantle piece.

  This one is a shutter card. I am lucky enough to have a Silhouette Cameo to cut and score mine but you can make them yourself or buy the card blanks.

The shutter card gives you nice areas to decorate and using the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit you have plenty to decorate it with.

The large perfume bottle and sentiment is from the diecuts in the pack and the small bottle are cut from a sheet of the paper.

All it needs then is just a touch of glitter and you have a beautiful, quick and easy card that looks amazing!

You can find the Craftwork Cards Vintage Ephemera kit here -

I hope you like my shutter card and perhaps try a different style fold next time you make a card.
                                                               Love Katrina

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Memories heart project

Hello and a very Happy Valentines day from myself the design Elf and Sarah-Jane the Fruit Pixie!!

   For St Valentines day I have made a sweet heart project for you and I have taken some photos along the way to show you how I achieved it.

To begin with I took one of the Creative Expressions MDF hearts and painted it using the Cosmic Shimmer chalk paint in Nude.

I cut one of the BoBunny large doily's apart and glued some of the lacy pattern to the top and bottom of the heart.
I then used one of the Creative Expressions masks - Damask and some Cosmic Shimmer chalk paint in warm white this time to stencil through it.
Some of the Creative Expressions self adhesive pearls and also their pearl corners were added for decoration.

I chose some of the Bo Bunny petals, cut them down between the petal shapes and added either one of the Creative Expressions self adhesive pearls or a self adhesive crystal to the centre of each flower and folded them up.

Then I took a butterfly from the Craftwork cards Time flies and added some of the pearls along the middle. Using a quickie glue pen I added some of the Cosmic Shimmer Sahara Gold glitter around the edge.

It then needed a sentiment and so I chose the Visible image stamp Just making memories and stamped it in black onto a scrap of Craftwork Cards paper and cut it out in a rectangle and mounted it onto card. I added a thin line of glitter again with the Quickie glue pen around the sentiment. 

I used a hot glue gun to attach the flowers and butterfly. I realise I covered up my stencilling but sometimes that happens as a project evolves. Never be afraid to cover something up you like if that needs to happen. After all you know its there!

To finish I cut up one of the pearl corners to add a flower to the sentiment and then used the remaining pearls to fill in any gaps.

This is such a sweet mixed media project that would be lovely as a Valentines gift but also as a gift for a bride on her Wedding day. You could use the colours of the wedding too. I think mine might become a Mothers day gift.

You can find products from -

Creative Expressions, MDF heart, mask, pearls, pearl corners  here -

Cosmic Shimmer paints and glitter -

Bo Bunny flowers and doiley -

Visible Image stamps Memories stamp-

Craftwork Cards butterfly -

Hope you have enjoyed this project and have a very Happy St Valentines day too

                                                        Love Katrina



Monday, 8 February 2016

Craft Work Cards Vintage Ephemera doily card

Hello, design elf Katrina here to show you another project from my craft nook.

   I have been creating beautiful projects with the beautiful Vintage ephemera collection pack from Craftwork cards. Like the Christmas collection packs I was using back in December it has lots of things in it to make all sorts of different projects. I am going to start by showing you one of my cards I have created.

Everything is from the kit except for the card base and the doily.

The doily is one of the doily's from Bo Bunny. This is one of the smallest size that I have coloured using some distress ink.

You can find the Craftwork cards Vintage ephemera collection here -

Hope you have a look at this beautiful kit and like my card. I have so many ideas so come back soon
                    Love Katrina