January 10, 2018

Papercraft Essentials 155 - Fairy Die

Hi Everybody,

This months Papercraft Essentials 155 features this little die from the Signature Collection by Joanna Sheen.

Here I have simply cut it in black as a silhouette and sat her  on the toadstool.

The door to her fairy home is behind  and I have hand drawn the scene around her and coloured it with marker Pens

But whilst I was making another card I made several mistakes.

One was using card to make a stamp for the fairies wings and the other was not using anti static on my card to remove any grease marks.

Another one was pressing too hard on the old mouse mat when I stamped and so making my block touch the card.

Once I had added the silver powder and saw the result I was really disappointed but I just couldn't throw it away without trying to salvage if first.

So I pressed on regardless and the card on the left is the end result

So I thought I would show you the mistake in the video and what I did to rectify the mess. I was really happy at the end and nothing was wasted ... Here's the video

Crafters don't make mistakes ... they have Happy Accidents
(That's my exscuse and I am sticking to it )

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, beautiful cards and as crafters always say no mistakes just happy accidents as you've shown in your great video.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Only you can see a mistake, the receiver will think it's lovely. Thank you once again for a great video and love cards

  3. A lovely fairy card - I must look out for the magazine and die! A fabulous 'Happy Accident' too!
    Kath x

  4. Such lovely cards Christina,i really enjoyed your video, thanks once again, cheers Dorothy xx

  5. Hi Christina s beautiful card today very pretty I love it thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

  6. Pretty cards Christina...crafters don't make mistakes, 'cause they are clever, thanks to embellishments, butterflies, etc...luv Ursula xx

  7. Hi Christina,
    Lovely card. If you did not mention that you made mistakes I would not have known. Thanks for the tips.

  8. Good use of "mistakes" - I think we are all guilty of making "mistakes" that usually look fine to recipients! Lovely cards xx

  9. Beautiful accidents. It is nice to know that a professional artist have accident and is humble enough to show us that you can make something pretty out of those happy accidents.

  10. Lovely cards and brilliant video. Thank you.

  11. Hi Christina
    A lovely happy mistake from you today. Love the fairy Die as well. Not to sure if I could draw the background though.

  12. Beautiful, helpful video. Diana xxx

  13. La carte avec la fée,j'adore! Elle est tres jolie!

  14. Hi Christina
    Love all the cards you made especially the 'happy accident' ones. I'm afraid I'm very much a perfectionist and always find flaws with my cards but surprise, surprise - no-one else notices
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  15. Very good way to make a fault into a usable card. Done this myself and there's always a way to make a mistake into something worth while,and beautiful to boot..Well done..


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