Saturday 18 May 2019

1960 metal buttons just finish a project off

Hi, design elf Katrina here to show you my latest project.

    As well as paper crafting I also love to sew. I love to dress make mainly but I also love the challenge of making something from scratch without a pattern. 

     We had just bought a new tablet for hubbies photos and it needed a cover or something to protect it. So I made it a quilted cover. I was pleased with how it looked but it just needed something to finish it off. I knew just the thing!!

      One of my favourite things in the shop are Sarah -Janes buttons. Especially the vintage ones. She has some beautiful silver metal buttons from the 1960s and I love them. So I stitched one on and that finished it off beautifully.

The detail on these buttons is lovely 

You can find them in the shop here 
Do have a look, there are some lovely 1950s glass ones too.

Well, until next time, happy crafting!
Love Katrina

Monday 6 May 2019

Timekeeper papers bookmark

Hello, Design elf Katrina here again to show you my latest design for The Fruit Pixie.

   When I am not crafting I love to read. Because I love to craft I like to make matching bookmarks for the books I know I am going to return too.

At the moment I am reading “The Binding “ by Bridget Collins. If you haven’t seen it yet then do look it up, it is such a beautifully bound book, if you want to read it please get it in hardback if you can, you won’t be disappointed.  I am really enjoying it too.

The other night I noticed that the key used on the dustcover of the book was very similar to the Couture Creations Lace key die. So I made a matching bookmark for my book using the Couture Creations key and the beautiful Marion Smith designs Time keepers papers.

To make the key and the die cut border, also from Couture Creations, look a bit more vintage looking I cut them both from Card I had covered with double sided sticky tape. I used the Stix 2 ultra sticky sheets but you could just used double sided tape but make sure you don’t leave any gaps.

I then after cutting the die shape I carefully removed the protective backing from the tape and then plunged them into the Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes and then used the scrunchie foam to remove the excess. Take your time with this, especially on the detail of the border.

I used some of the waste to cut a thin strip to frame the piece of book paper.

The bookmark itself is a piece of card covered in the Marion Smith Design Timekeeper paper, I used Antique Emporium, front and back.

I cut a piece of book paper to lay behind the key.

I then added some different fibers in matching colours to finish it off.

You can find the Marion Smith Designs Timekeeper papers (double sided) in the shop here-

Couture Creations dies here-

Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes here (I used gemstone) -

Fibres here -

I think that is everything!

Any questions please ask on our Facebooks page for a quick answer.

So why not make a matching bookmark for your favourite book.

Until next time, happy crafting 
                                  Love Katrina x