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Easter crafts - decoupage eggs

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Hi crafters! If you are looking for a crafty way to brighten up your home decor over Easter then decoupage easter eggs are a great idea. They don't take too much time or effort, they are fun to do and they look really pretty.

I started out with some polystyrene eggs that I bought from Sainsbury's (polystyrene is very lightweight so good for hanging wherever you like really, but you could also use plastic or wooden eggs, or real eggs but they're not going to last very long). I painted each egg with a base layer of white paint to give a smoother surface and something for the papers to stick to a bit better than bare polystyrene.


Next I tore up the decoupage paper into small pieces. I am using these beautiful decoupage papers from Craft Consortium.

Usually the recommendation is to use postage stamp sized pieces, but as the egg is curved and I didn't want the pieces to wrinkle too much I used smaller bits. I put glue underneath and then added the paper on top and smoothed …

Tell the Bees

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Hi crafters!

My blog post today is about the gorgeous new Tell the Bees collection from Craft Consortium. The papers are designed by Katy Hackney (who also designed the English Garden paper pad – another one of my favourites) and they are absolutely beautiful. Bees are really on trend at the moment and so this paper pad is one of my new favourite things!


Also featured in the range are matching stamps, ribbons and sequins and coordinating decoupage papers. I have made a few cards with the range so far and I'm super keen to make more (including a shaker card with the sequins) – just need to try and find some free time for crafting! Hopefully with all the bank holidays coming up I will have a chance to sit in my craftroom and craft (instead of doing admin!)


For my first card I started with a background layer of bee patterned paper and added a die cut circle of daisy paper on top, attached with foam squares. I cut a banner out of honeycomb patterned paper and glued it over the circle …

Kori Kumi Mother's Day Card

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Hi there crafters! Recently I have been lucky enough to play with the brand new Kori Kumi collection from Craft Consortium before it's out in the shops. This new Kori Kumi range is designed to coordinate with the previous collection, but it has new colours and different images and embellishments. One of my favourite designs is 'Dreamboat' as she looks so peaceful drifting along in her paper boat!


As it's Mother's Day on Sunday I decided the image would lend itself well to card all about relaxation, which mums deserve on Mother's Day! I used a 6x6" kraft card blank and covered it with a panel of blue fishes paper. Next I added a strip of kraft card across the centre with two lines of washi tape from the collection, and popped the girl in the boat on top. I think this image was one I cut from the paper pack packaging, but there is a similar lovely boat one in the decoupage pack you could use. I got my husband James to do the calligraphy sentiment (I'm to…

Hello!

I've created a new blog here so that I can carry on writing about the products I love (like Stampin' Up!) and sharing my Craft Consortium design team makes and other craft projects without confusing visitors to my original stickerkitten.co.uk blog. StickerKitten is now a brand in itself since we started our own papercraft range, and since our website has been revamped it's now a shop as the homepage and the attached blog is all about StickerKitten products.

But I still love writing about all the other crafting I do outside of StickerKitten, so it seemed a good idea to have another little corner on the web here just for me!