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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Just stopping by to say Hello


Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by today. For my Design Team post at Craft Consortium I am sharing some more inspiration using the amazing Essential Paper Pads

The pads I have used on this card are Tropical Paradise for my little fussy cut bird and the Grunge Tones pads both in Light and Dark Tones.


I started by matting and layering 2 tattered layers onto my card with foam strips for dimension, keeping the edges white to compliment my die cuts.


I continued to layer up my die cuts with foam strips onto my card and added some Dahlia flowers which were also die cut from my pad for the perfect complimenting tone.


Finishing with my sweet little Tropical bird, a Tonic sentiment strip and some small gems from Craft Consortiums Always and Forever Collection.

Please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways. 

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

Friday, 17 May 2019

Craft Consortium Essential Paper Pads Launch


Hi everyone, we are all excited at Craft Consortium today to be launching another new 4 paper pads in the Essentials range which will be shown on Create and Craft this morning at 10am, but don’t worry if you miss the show as you can always get it on catch up via Create and Craft's website.

For my Design Team post I am sharing some inspiration using the fabulous Metal Textures papers and with Fathers Day fast approaching I though it would be nice to share a masculine project with them.

As you can see I have coordinated my card and Hamper box together to make a complete gift that sweeties can be placed into.


My card has strips of Metal Textures papers added with foam strips for extra dimension. My image comes from the Vintage Emporium Pad which was launched with the previous collection of Essential pads.


My rusty cogs are also cut from the Metal Textures pad and a little Gilding Wax lightly rubbed over them, mounting onto black card to give depth.


My hamper box was made using a Tonic Studios die which I cut out from a cereal packet for the base and sides and lining with my papers. You will notice I glued a few layers of cereal box to the sides to give extra support to my box so I didn’t need to use the diecut supports. My lid was just cut from the papers.


To finish my box I added metal embellishments which gives the illusion in fooling the eye that the papers are metal. My handle was made by gluing a couple of layers of cereal box together and wrapping with string, gluing in place and finishing with some screw brads on it.

Here is also a peak of the four new pads that have been launched.


 This is the Metal Textures Pad.


Here is the Grunge - Dark Tones Pad.


This is the Tropical Paradise Pad.


And finally the Grunge - Light Tones Pad.
Which one is your favourite?

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my post, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

Craft Consortium Products Used -
Metal Textures Paper Pad

Monday, 29 April 2019

Gift for Dad


Hi everyone, today I am sharing with you all a box I made using the Tonic Dimensions Octagon Box and golfing themed Dies.

My dad loves playing Golf so I decided to make him a box with a golfing theme. He was delighted with his gift and the sweeties he found inside the box and it is now used to hide his secret stash of sweets or nuts from my mum !


I added some ink onto the edge of my Golf Balls and shaped them with a slight curve in my hand. I added Silicone Glue into the centre of the balls and some glue around the edges. This helped give a bevelled effect on them.


My golf tees have two layers glued together to also add more dimension.
My golf bag was cut out of textured paper and inked to give a leather effect adding my golf clubs cut from silver satin card.

I always like to decorate my boxes on the inside and underneath for a perfect finishing touch.

Hope you have a lovely creative week.
Julie x

Monday, 15 April 2019

Vintage Herb Bottles - Craft Consortium


Hi everyone. Today for my Design Team post at CraftConsortium I have been creating once again with the beautiful collection called The Herbarium. I absolutely adore this collection and it is fast becoming a firm favourite to create with for me.

My project today is an up cycling one. I have been keeping a hold of my large empty vitamin bottles for sometime now knowing that one day I would find a use for them and when I saw the Herb Labels in the paper pad I knew they were perfect for it.


I chose which designs of papers I wanted to layer together around my bottles. I distressed and inked the edges adding in some die cut layers for extra detail and glued them together. Whilst they were still damp with the glue I shaped around my bottles to form a curve in the paper. This makes it far easier to then wrap around the bottle once dry in a curved shape. I gave my bottles a light sand with my sanding block where the papers were going so it would give my papers a firmer grip. I attached them with a mix of Scortape and Cosmic Shimmer Glue holding in place for a couple of minutes.


My tops were painted with Black Paint and the indentations were highlighted with Gilding Wax for an aged look.


Finishing my bottles with some Twine and the gorgeous brass charms.


My base was made using a Chipboard Sheet and was measured to fit my 3 bottles in. I glued this all in place to form my tray/box and added some Washi Tape around the joins to reinforce it. This part was then left to dry overnight. Once dry I painted black and added all my distressed and inked layers of paper onto my box. 


Finishing with some brass feet which I added a touch of Gilding Wax to, which then complimented my lids and charms to bring the design all together.


Thanks so much for stopping by today, your visits are always appreciated and I’d love if you left a comment if you have time.

Please do check out The Herbarium Collection at Craft Consortium and have a look at all there other fabulous products. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.


Make sure to tag your crafty makes using their products at #ccmakes or #craftconsortium to have them shown on their pages.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

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