Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas house

 
   Christmas is just days away now and I thought it would be nice to show you a little house I made using the beautiful Craftwork Cards Magic of Christmas paper kit available at the Fruit Pixie online shop. I love to make these houses, in fact I have a whole village of little glittery houses that comes out at Christmas and has lights in them to light up their windows. You can buy battery operated LED lights now on the high street that make you houses look magical.     
I cut the base of my house using my Silhouette Cameo but you can find templates to print out free on the internet and you can also buy dies these days to make beautiful little houses.
 
The way I make my houses is to cut the base in plain card stock then cut the same again in the paper you wish to cover it with. I cut the constitution tabs off of the paper cuts and also cut along the fold lines as it's easier to cover your folds with ink after then get paper to curve neatly around a corner. I always decorate the house flat, then when you are happy with the look construct your house.
 
 To make the window frames I cut the house again in white card then cut the windows out leaving an even frame around them and  stick them to the house, then fold it up.
 
 
Don't forget the door knob, I used a sticky gem.
 
 
Also you can decorate the back too, I chose not to for this house.
 
The roof can be covered with a different paper to the walls. It can also a great place to add lettering or sentiments  too.
 
 
Of course no Christmas house could be complete without snow and sparkle. 
 
All this house needs now is its lights. You can use the battery tea lights but I find they are not strong enough to light my houses up so I use the battery operated fairy LED lights. Of course I don't need to tell you but for safety DO NOT USE A REAL CANDLE OR TEA LIGHT! 
 
These would be such fun to make with children, I would cut out all the pieces in different colours and paper then let them build up their own Christmas house. Great for a Christmas Eve activity.
 
You can find this beautiful paper pack in The Fruit Pixie shop here -
 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-the-magic-of-christmas-25675-p.asp
 
 
   

Friday, 9 December 2016

Craftwork Cards Frozen Forest Christmas decoration

Hello and a very festive welcome from Design elf Katrina. Well, our tree is up and decorated and it is really looking like Christmas is on its way!    Today I have a lovely Christmas tree decoration I have made using the Craftwork cards Frozen Forest kit. The toppers are perfect to make this decoration with. The plastic baubles are available on the high street, I got mine in Wilkinsons.  
I chose 2 of the toppers, one of the animal ones then for the reverse I have one of the sentiments. I cut them out with one of my dies and then stuck them together.
 
 I then put some of the beautiful Cosmic Shimmer Ice crystals to look like snow onto the flat topper. Then, keeping it flat, I stuck one half of the plastic bauble to the front of the topper using a wet glue and left it to dry.
 
Repeat for the other side, making sure the baubles hanging holes match up.
 
I added some wire worked onto a loop, a bow of ribbon and Christmas embellishment.
 
I also made a box using the same papers so I could give it as a gift.
 
Do have a look at this beautiful paper pack. You can find it in the shop here -
 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-frozen-forest-26360-p.asp
 
The Cosmic Shimmer ice crystals here -
 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/cosmic-shimmer-glitter-jewels-iced-crystals-19428-p.asp
 
I hope to see you here again soon to share with you another of my projects.
Until then take care
  Love Katrina 
 
 
 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Craftwork Cards Frozen Forest card

Hello, Design elf Katrina here again with another Christmas project. This time I am using the Craftwork cards Frozen forest collection. This would work wonderfully well if you want something, like me, that would make seasonal Christmas cards but you also have winter birthdays to make for too.      The kit has the usual contents. A beautifully designed paper pad that is 8x8 and matching toppers. This time round ones with animals and scripted sentiments and some lovely pennant shapes too. Of course it also has the signature Candi, these are a pearl white.     I always find so many things to do with these Craftwork cards kits and this is no exception. So to start with I have a Christmas card to show you.
I have cut the card blank on my Silhouette Cameo but the sweet deer topper and striking black backing paper is from the kit. I just needed to add some snowflakes ( don't ask me how many different snowflakes I own but I have a HUGE amount but I will deny everything 😄 ) And then of course add a Happy Christmas to finish off.

You can find this beautiful kit in the shop here 
http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/craftwork-cards-8-x-8-collection-pack-frozen-forest-26360-p.asp

 Stay tuned as I have more to show you......
   Till then, take care
  Love Katrina