Sunday, 15 May 2011

A flower template for Erin

A flower template I made for Erin so she can make flowers with her class :) Hope it helps. I couldn't share the one I used in my flower tutorial so I made a quick flower in Inkscape for her and anyone else who needs one ;)
This will print on to an A4 page, with enough petals to make one flower.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Altered ATG Gun

Hi all, well I did it, I altered my new ATG gun, it was a nerve racking experience I can tell you lol! I'm pleased with how it came out though.

I sprayed it with Tranquil Blue enamel paint, it did say it could be used for plastic but I'm a bit worried it might chip. Added my bling and then gave it a few coats of clear varnish, only time will tell if it chips or not. I think if I do it again I would get a paint specifically for plastics. I used my cricut to cut the glitter vinyl for the A, stars, hearts and the drama queen decals.

Here's a couple of piccies showing off my handy work :)

And just a little something I tried last night while I was waiting for paint to dry lol!

I haven't attempted crochet in about 20 years and never managed to get beyond squares, my Mum will be so proud lol! I was inspired to have a go by Jannaviles Youtube video, she had made some cute flowers and butterflies, so I thought I'd give it a go. I knew that crochet hook would come in handy some day lol!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Bee Happy

A lovely sunny card today, bit like the weather here in the UK. We are having an unseasonable hot spell, it hasn't rained in weeks and I think most Britons are in shock lol! Usually it's tipping it down and we're all walking around in woolie jumpers and boots, freezing our behinds off.

Anyhoo, I just love this designer series paper from Stampin Up and the stamp set that accompanies it, I can't seem to put it down. The little bee from the stamp set is just adorable, I don't know why it appeals so much but I just love it to bits. The papers are gorgeous and I'm just loving the honeycomb pattern.

Here's the card, I followed the instructions for making this card base from a Split Coast Stampers tutorial on You Tube. You can find the tutorial for the flower by clicking on the tutorial link in my labels list at the side of the page.
The oval mats were cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cart and the sentiment was printed on the computer.

I used an exert from the William Blake poem, The Auguries Of Innocence. I just thought it fitted the bee theme perfectly, what bee wouldn't find heaven in a flower.

Stampin Up card stock in River Rock, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede
Stampin Up DPS in Botanical Gazette
Stampin Up stamp set Nature Walk
Color Box chalk inks in Cadmium Yellow & Amber Clay
9in Organza ribbon

Happy Crafting

Anna x