Thursday 3 December 2020

Fallen Angel- This is Halloween challenge


Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations for the new challenge over at 'This is Halloween'. Not only is the theme Halloween, but it's also Gothic and Steampunk! The DT and I would love to see your wonderful creations! 

Our sponsor is Lilli Rain Designs and the winner will receive a fabulous prize from their shop. 

I have created some Gothic faux glassine bags using tracing paper and these beautiful papers and cherub images. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit!  

Zowie Dixon

Tuesday 1 December 2020



Hi lovelies, hope you are well! today I am sharing my DT creation for the brand new challenge over at Arty Divas.

Our sponsor is Lilli Rain Designs and the winner will receive a wonderful prize! 

For my DT creation I have created a vintage Father Christmas card. using beautiful papers from my stash. 

Here I have created a poinsettia using the same papers and a metal die. I have also used Tim Holtz Holiday greens die cuts from Kraft card stock. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really hope you will join in with the challenge over at Arty Divas. The Design Team and I would love to see your lovely creations! 

Zowie Dixon

Thursday 26 November 2020

Christmas swap!


Hello lovelies, hope that you are keeping well! I recently participated in a Christmas craft swap over at the friendly junk journal people on Facebook. 

The theme was to create a Christmas/holiday folded book page pocket inspired by Linda Israel's video. 


I had so much fun making this pocket! Please carry on reading for more photos on how I created mine.. 

I recently purchased some wonderful vintage music sheets from the early 1900's (a dream to have in my collection!) So I used a sheet to make my pocket.

Once the page was folded in to a pocket, following the video instructions above; I then adhered a lovely glitter gold poinsettia and some cheese cloth.

On the back of the folded music sheet, I created another pocket from a vintage dictionary page. This is to store some vintage Christmas tags. I also made a little booklet using some Kraft cardstock. I decorated this with some more dictionary page and a stamped image of a Reindeer. 
I have recently purchased some wax seal stamps, so created one with gold wax and a Christmas design.
I adhered this on to the little booklet along with some more cheese cloth. 

Here are some vintage Christmas goodies that I filled my pocket with! I also created a faux glassine bag using tracing paper. 

Finally, I filled the glassine bag with various Kraft Reindeer die cuts. Thanks so much for stopping by the Fairy Den! I really do appreciate your visit! 

Zowie Dixon

Saturday 14 November 2020

White Christmas - Gecko Galz Challenge

Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations for the brand new White Christmas challenge over at Gecko Galz

There is only one rule and that is, you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz! It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images or digital papers! it's up to you! The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree. 

 For my creations I have designed a mini stamp folder . For the cover, I have used these beautiful Christmas papers from the Merry and Bright  collection. This wonderful vintage image from the Cuties at Christmas digital collage sheet.

I decorated the inside of the folder using the same coordinating papers and I also created pockets using strips of Kraft card to store my handmade vintage stamps. 

To create the stamps, I also used Kraft card stock and decorated them with the same paper from the collection. I then printed out some of the images from the cuties at Christmas collage sheet and adhered those onto the stamp shapes. 

I have used a rubber mail art stamp to give them some postal marks.

Thanks for stopping by the Fairy Den, I really appreciate your visit! 

Zowie Dixon 

I would like to enter my creation in to the following challenges:

Shopping our stash  Kraft, Stamp over 5 years old, Neutrals 

Thursday 5 November 2020

Nevermore- This is Halloween craft challenge

Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for the new challenge over at 'This is Halloween'. The winner will recieve a fabulous prize from Lilli Rain Designs.

I have created this spooky card, using these wonderful papers from the Haunted house  collection from Vectoria Designs. 
The old sheet music is from My Porch prints. I have also used this spooky Bell witch newspaper clipping. 

The vintage photos are from Velvet rust and I have used a Tim Holtz film strip die to showcase them! 

Thanks for stopping by the Fairy Den! 

Zowie Dixon 

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Arty Divas challenge


Hello lovelies, hope you are well! today I am sharing my DT creations for Arty Divas. There's a brand new challenge over on their blog and our wonderful sponsor is Vectoria Designs.

I have created some mini vintage Christmas cards using these beautiful Christmas tags from Vectoria Designs. 

I have also used paper from my own stash and a combination of large and small gold and red Poinsettia flowers. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! 

Zowie Dixon 

I'd like to enter my creations into the following challenges:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenge #82

Always fun challenge #187

Crafters Cafe #254

Crafty Hazelnuts - November

Merry little Christmas #28

The Corrosive challenge #11

Christmas card throwdown - October

Dragonfly dreams - Christmas/Winter

Thursday 29 October 2020

Gecko Galz 'Tricks and Treats' Blog Hop

Hi lovelies, today I am sharing my DT creations for the Gecko Galz 'Tricks and Treats' annual blog hop. Please scroll down further for more details on how to enter the hop! 


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop

This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is
'Victorian Posies'

(Click Right the image below to save)

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!
Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 3 new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $264 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29th of October and the 31st of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Now have fun visiting each Blog! I am number eight in the hop, so you will need to visit Cathy's blog next!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Fairy Den! 

Zowie Dixon