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Monday, 8 November 2010

Time for woody!

Ok a little bit late sorry

I used the large oval for most of woody his head his scarf and his hair,

his hat is made with the 1 3/4" circle punch his ears are the small heart punch which i stuck on the back of his head as below the top of woody's head is trimmed square so it looks like his hat is on his head.

(I used the oval punch to cut a section of woody's hat away but this is not really necessary) woody's nose and neck were just scraps which i had left over and his eyes were punched with the large hole on the cropodile.

I hope that all made sense.


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bird punch robin ( 2 step bird punch )

So to start you need two birds one red and one brown.. robin's are naturally a little bit more rust coloured than red but red shows up well in the photo's so make sure you have one full punch of the bird in brown and one bird body in red.

i wanted the branch to look a bit more wintery so i trimmed the leaves so they looked like twigs,

using a post it note to hold your red bird slide the red card back into the bird punch, i did mine the right way up so the top of the head is up as above,  I like my robins to have big red tummies!

I used a sponge dauber with white craft ink around the edges of the birds tummy and adhere to the bird,

The wing gets added as above you may also like to use a dauber with some chocolate ink around the wing edges too,

and don't forget his eye.. i used the paper piercer to make an eye..

so thats how i made my robin... really simple. have fun with your punches!


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Paper roses with vintage vogue.

Hi Everyone, here is the long awaited tutorial of the roses which i demonstrated at the Exeter creative stitches show,

I used the vintage vogue flower but i'm sure it would look just as good with any 6 petal flower.  
you will need a wooden skewer, glue dots and crystal effects.

First you need to stamp and cut out 5 flowers, as below...

on One flower you need to remove one petal
on the next you need to remove two petals
and on a third flower you just need to cut a slit to the centre of the flower between two of the petals,
you will have two full flowers remaining, i like to cut the centre of one of these out so the bloom sits tidily.

Next working from the smallest petal  first using the skewer roll the single petal length ways into a sausage, with the stamped image on the out side, this is the middle of your flower..

Next working with each of the cut out flowers one at a time curl each petal  away from you as above,

next working from the centre of each layer ( breaking the fibres in the paper so it's easier to work with careful not to tear the petals) bend the base of each petal around the skewer so that the layer will curl into itself as above,

When each layer has been curled from the back they should all look something like this ( it was easier to take the photo with the flower upside down)

Each layer of the flower is now ready to be stuck together using your mini glue dots curl each layer into a circle joining up the petals,
the second layer of the flower will not over lap very much as you still want to be able to see two petals, as below,

as you curl and stick the petals together you can begin to build your flower as below:

the layers will work as follows:

image cut with 4 petals creates.. flower layer with 3 petals,
image cut with 5 petals creates.. layer with 4 petals
image cut with slit into centre.. creates layer with 5 petals  and so on..

Until your flower looks something like this...

the 6 petal image which you did not cut the hole from the centre is your base layer this makes the back of the flower tidy and easier to adhere to your projects.

Once you have assembled the flower you may wish to add some crystal effects between each layer of the flower so that it stays more securely

I hope that all made sense..... any questions please let me know!


Monday, 23 August 2010

Beach hut / Bird house

Those that have been waiting patiently for this  here's the tutorial for my beach hut!

( At last i hear you all cry!  ) sorry for the wait had trouble with the template converting it into a pdf from my hand drawn sketch!

Hope you have fun making it!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Ribbon dyeing...

Stampin' up! unfortunately don't sell any black satin ribbon in europe yet.... and i love colouring ribbon but hate it when the colour runs when it gets damp  so how do we get around this when we want the card to stay looking clean and simple?

we use our trusty black stayz on ( obviouisly this tutorial is creating black satin ribbon)

so you'll need some satin ribbon, a paint brush some acetate or a plactic cello bag so you can throw it right out... this gets a bit messy

lay your ribbon on your plastic sheet and add a few drops of stayz on to the sheet and the ribbon

spread the ink along the ribbon with the paint brush watch your fingers!!

ooops pictures upside down sorry i obviously defeat gravity :)  then hang your ribbon up to dry, when it's dry you can use this s ribbon to decorate anything you like.!

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s for those waiting for the beach hut tutorial it's on its way promise!!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sneaky peak 2 step bird punch flower

You will need: the two step bird punch ( available in the new uk mini from april 1st) red and green card stock, post it notes and a two way glue pen

First punch out one hole punch from the green card stock and one from the red,

next using the green bird attach the piece to a post it note so it's easier for you to feed the card back into the punch,

feed the tail of the bird into the part of the punch which usually makes the wing so as to round off the end,

you will need these three pieces that you have punched,  the red wing the green tail and the branch,

next layer the green tail onto the red wing then add this to the branch, you've just created a rose bud!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you use my tutorial make sure you link back to me and leave a comment so I can check it out!


Sunday, 14 March 2010

Using the heart punch to make flowers.....

Just a quickie today a few people asked what else you can do with the heart punch so thought i'd show you a couple of ideas,   I know there are loads more ways to use this punch and I might get a round to showing some of those too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Washer Necklaces

well if ever the was a tutorial I didn't think would get done this would be the one.............. have you ever had one of those days where things just keep going wrong????  well this was the day  if  i had to do a blooper video I could just post this unedited !!!  any way enjoy hope you find it useful  have fun making your necklaces if you'd like to purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products featured in this video let me know!


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Pop up cards.

I thought it was about time I actually uploaded this tutorial, I made this card ( and the tutorial last June ooops) any how here's the tutorial it's a pdf file let me know if you can't view it.  just click on the link below.

Pop up card pdf tutorial.

Have fun!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Punch pals tutorials

I've been asked a few times for tutorials for a few of the punch card toppers that i have made so here is the first of the pdf instructions for them including the bears and dinosaur.