Monday 2 December 2019

Fairy Lantern

Just a quick post today to show this pretty little fairy lantern. It's loaded with detail, so apologies for the picture overload.

I know that there are several versions of this type of lantern knocking around the internet. However, mine is super quick and super simple and avoids all that faffing around with glue and tissue paper. It also avoids the hit and miss painting on glass process!

Want to know more? Check out the instructions below.

  1. Cover a jar with Xcut adhesive vellum.
  2. Dab Blanc Artiste Acrylic Paint onto the remaining glass areas of the jar. Paint the lid with Metallic Gold Artiste Acrylic Paint.
  3.   Using black card, die cut a fairy and a selection of flowers from the Xcut Meadow Flowers die set.
  4. Glue the fairy and some flowers to the inside of the jar.
  5. Brush Craft Planet PVA glue onto the painted areas of the jar and allow it to dribble in places. Sprinkle sparingly with Papermania Fine Iridescent Glitter.
  6. Punch a selection of flowers, butterflies and leaves from using Xcut punches and dies.
  7. Create a handle from docrafts Craft Wire, attach to the jar using Stick Hot Glue.
  8. Place the lid onto the jar and embellish with a craft wire stems, butterflies and a selection of the foliage, ensure that nothing is obstructing the movement of the lid.
  9. Thread Papermania Alphabet Charms onto twine to create the hanging WISH ornament.
  10. To finish, place a battery operated tealight inside the jar and replace the lid. 
I hope you like my take on the captured fairy lantern?

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday 15 October 2018

Stags Head Christmas Decor Piece

Well I'm setting some sort of record this month, yet another post from me! Don't worry I'm sure I won't keep this up.

I'm sharing a little project that I created over the weekend. As many of you know I rarely get any me time, so when I do I try to do something that is just for me. When I spotted that Hobbycraft were doing their 12 Makes of Christmas Workshops and one of them fell on my free weekend I decided to pop along and take part. This was the end result.

Hobbycraft supplied the papier mache bust and the deco-mache papers. I added the floral embellishments from my own stash at home.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday 14 October 2018

No Measure Spring Fold Christmas Card

I've been asked several times for a tutorial on this card. It's one of those cards that look really complicated but is super easy once you know how. I've used a pre-printed card base to save time with matting and layering, plus I really like the paper designs on the cardstock.

I've decided that I'm going to make a few of these to mail out to friends and family this Christmas. The card folds flat and should send as a standard letter.

To make this card I've used:
Anita's Tacky Glue

  1. Lay the card flat with the white side showing.
  2. Fold the right edge of the card to the centre crease and then unfold.
  3. Take the top left corner and fold to the centre line.
  4. Repeat the above but with the bottom left corner.
  5. Push the centre fold in the triangle creases towards the middle, it should cause the remaining fold lines to crease.
  6. Lightly mark the top edge of the card at 3" and trim diagonally to the outer edge. See the diagram below. Repeat on the other side. Keep both of the waste triangles.
  7. Use the waste triangles as template to create two miiri board triangles.
  8. Glue the two patterned triangles to the base of the card, trim any excess as necessary.
  9. Adhere the spring part of the card to the base and attach the mirri board panels as shown.
  10. Decorate the card with the stickers, sentiment and image.
Let me know how you get on with these instructions and if you do make any cards following them, please feel free to share them with me.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Claire x

Friday 12 October 2018

Shaped Elephant Card

I just wanted to share this gorgeous little Elephant Card with you. It's another of my DT projects for docrafts. Full project details can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Birdhouse Memo Board

I'm kind of in love with this super cute memo board! I created it for docrafts and full instructions can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Monday 8 October 2018

Smile Foiled Card

This is another quick and easy make using products from docrafts. You can find the full how to instructions here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday 7 October 2018

It's a Gorjuss Christmas - Shaped Bauble Card

I recently demoed this shaped bauble card at Clarkes of Sussex -  The Art Shop in Brighton. Since the picture went up on Facebook and Instagram, I've had several requests asking how I did it. Rather than responding individually, I thought it would be easier to do a tutorial. Sadly I haven't had time to do a step by step photographic one, but as it's a pretty easy card to make I think the instructions will be pretty easy to follow. If not then please message me and I'll try and sort out a photo step by step.

Anyway enough of my chit chat, let's get going!

To create this project you will need:
X-cut Large Ornate Bauble Die (XCU 503957)
Santoro Gorjuss A4 Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack (GOR160902)
Santoro Gorjuss Tag Kit (GOR171900)
Santoro Gorjuss Ribbon (GOR367900)
docrafts Create Christmas Poinsettias (PMA359906)
docrafts Create Christmas Iridescent Stones (PMA351906)
docrafts Mirri Board (ANT1641002)
13.5cm Square Card Blank (ANT1512020)
Faber Castell Metallic Blue Pitt Pen
Anita's Tacky Glue
docrafts Stick It Foam Pads

1. Die-cut the bauble from silver Mirri card.

2. Using Anita's Tacky Glue, adhere the bauble to a sheet of the blue patterned paper from the Ultimate paper pack. Carefully trim around the bauble.

3. Apply glue to the reverse of the bauble. Place the bauble at a slight angle so that it slightly overhangs the spine of the card and sits flush with the base of the card. Trim around the bauble. If the card doesn't stand properly, then trim a small amount from the bottom to create a flat base.

4. Create a bow from the ribbon and adhere to the top of the bauble.

5. Pop out the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Ultimate Kit and mount it onto blue cardstock using foam pads. Adhere to the card.

6. Place the decoupaged Gorjuss Girl centrally onto the card.

7. Remove the red stones from poinsettias and then use the Pitt Pen to change the colour of the flowers. Place iridescent stones in the centre of the flowers. Attach to the bauble as shown.

8. To finish add stones to the centres of the floral designs on the bauble.

If you do recreate this card, or if I've inspired you please feel free to share your work with me.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

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