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Sunday, 22 April 2018

A joyous Easter!



Hello lovely friends, hope that you had a great weekend!
I have been busy making these little pocket envelopes, which I started creating a few weeks ago and have now finished them.. finally! They also coincide with the Springtime Mood Board over on my challenge blog Crafts Dreamy

Here is April's Mood Board for inspiration.





I created these using kraft envelopes; I used a Magnolia Doohickey Tilda's lace border die at the top of the envelope to create a pocket with a fancy edge. 


I have used different vintage Ephemera on each pocket.








Each pocket has been decorated with layered matching paper so they all have the same background. I have also distressed all edges with Vintage photo distress ink and added Starlight Stickles to certain areas of the Ephemera.

Thank you for stopping by,
Have a great week!

Hugs,
Zowie xx


Fairy Garden... all things spring!



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! 

Today I am sharing with you a card that I was inspired to make for the Craftyola challenge on Instagram and Facebook. Here is their beautiful photograph that I took inspiration from.






This card is a mini one! measuring 4 Inches x 4 Inches square.

I have used plain white card stock for the base of my card and adhered these shabby wood and crackled paint digital papers and a darling vintage fairy image (a list of all products used will be at the end of the post)


Once all the layers had been adhered, I then created this flower collage.


I recently purchased this wonderful Honeycomb die from Ebay and thought it would fit perfectly on to my card and it cuts like a dream!


Finally, I printed out the caption 'Fairy garden' and adhered it to my card.

The products I have used are:

*Plain white card stock
*Vintage fairy image
*Honeycomb metal cutting die
*Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink


Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post!

Hugs,
Zowie xx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

How I do love Spring!



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a shabby chic pocket envelope that I have made for my challenge blog Crafts Dreamy






This Months theme is Spring, I designed my Mood board around Easter and the arrival of Springtime.
















Thanks for stopping by, if you would like to join in with this 
Months challenge please click HERE

The Design Team and I would love to see your creations.

Happy crafting!

Hugs,
Zowie xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Shabby Chic centre step card



Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well and having a great start to your week?

Today I am sharing another Shabby Chic sample card that I have made for 




I have used these gorgeous Rose pastel digital papers that my wonderful sponsor has provided for my craft challenge over at Crafts Dreamy



This time I decided to use the Rose Pastel in the shade of Pink, it is such a beautiful colour that matches perfectly with this delightful vintage image. 




Here, I have combined the pastel pink with some lovely distressed wood design paper to make this card extra shabby and dreamy!


I just love creating these centre step cards, they are so fun and super easy to make!



I started with plain white card stock and then adhered these paper layers using Rose pastel, distressed wood and music score sheet paper. All the edges have been distressed using 
 Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.



Next, I added this darling vintage image and I have also created a flower collage using baby pink mulberry roses, pink stamens and foam spirals.


Finally, I created these layered butterfly embellishments decorated with Star light Stickles, which I adhered to my card using pop-dots.


Thank you for stopping by,

Hugs,
Zowie xx



French theme shabby card


Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a French inspired Shabbylicious sample card that I have made for a wonderful lady called Elaine over at Digital Heaven on Etsy.


Digital Heaven is the proud sponsor of Crafts Dreamy, a big thank you goes to Elaine for all of her kindness and support. Please click on the link above to see all the beautiful items Elaine has in her Etsy store. These stunning Rose pastel digital papers were provided by Elaine for  the Crafts Dreamy February challenge. 






Here I have made a centre step card from plain white card stock, they are super easy to make and you can find an array of tutorials over on Youtube. Once I had made my card base, I then used this stunning Rose pastel paper in the shade of Blue. 



I have also created layers using music score sheet paper.



Next, I added this gorgeous vintage image, which matches the paper perfectly.




I created a small flower collage using some beautiful mulberry roses in tones of Cream and Antique blue along with some White glitter stamens. I have also adhered a couple of Blue butterfly embellishments and a metal fountain pen nib for added interest.




Everything has been distressed using Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink and Picket fence distress paint, to achieve a very old shabby chic look.

Thanks once again for stopping by,

Please feel free to follow me on both of my blogs and to join in with the Monthly craft challenges, it would be so great to see your creations! 

See you on the next post,

hugs.
 Zowie xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Vintage Easter artist trading cards


Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a collection of vintage Easter Artist trading cards that I have made. I love Easter as it is the promise of Spring and new life and I always look forward to the warmer Months, Summer especially! There is something so exciting about Winter turning to Spring, birds singing, lighter nights and a fresher feeling in the air.


For these ATC's I have used the same theme and added these darling Easter images.




The products I have used are:




*Vintage Easter images


I hope that you enjoyed your Easter Holiday?

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Hugs,
 Zowie xx

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Previously Paganfairy Creations!



Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

This post is just to let you know that I have changed the name of my blog to
 'Crafts from the Fairy Den'




My name is Zowie and I am a mother of four wonderful children who never fail to inspire me. I am also a self taught artist/crafter without any formal training; I started paper crafting around eight years ago, and I am very passionate about what I make. I love anything vintage and shabby chic and this reflects largely in my style of crafting, I also like collage and altered art and I do combine both these crafting styles in to my artwork. 

I live in a little quaint historical town called Dudley in the United Kingdom which has it's own Castle dating back to the Eleventh century, there are also some hauntingly beautiful ruins of an ancient Priory dating back to the same era. Dudley provides much history and I love that I am fortunate to live so close by to these amazing historical sites.




Dudley Castle







Dudley Castle grounds



Priory ruins



I am also a huge fan of the 1920's- 1950's, especially the roaring twenties! I adore vintage images,the romance and nostalgia of days gone by. This is where I get a lot of my inspiration from, which I incorporate into my designs. 

Crafting has bought a lot of joy into my life and I believe that crafting and art is for everyone and a way for one to fully express themselves.

I am also the owner of a challenge blog called Crafts Dreamy, which holds Monthly craft challenges, with a winners prize and a top three favourite designer spotlight chosen by my super talented Design Team. If you would like to find out more details and to join in with all the crafty fun please click on the link below. The DT 
and I would love to see your wonderful creations!



Crafts Dreamy

Thank you for all of your support and for following my blog, 
I really appreciate all of your kindness. 
Hugs,
Zowie xx