Thursday, 11 May 2017

Lantern Tutorial

Hello Bloggers, hope you are all well.
I had a couple of requests for instructions for the Lantern I showed last week.
Go grab yourself a BIG cup of coffee and a whole box of biscuits, this is very picture heavy.
I am not that good at these sort of things but here we go:-
I cut 4 panels using the above Die.  Any Die you have will do, if its a narrow Die like a SW Striplet Die you can do it on one sheet of card if you have a large Die Cutting Machine.  I did  a few for Christmas using one of Sue`s Christmas Striplets
I cut the panels out leaving approx 1cm border ALL THE WAY ROUND
Score and fold in that 1cm border on all sides.  Leave the bottom ones they sit inside your top and base
I used this Acetate to line my box it is a good heavy weight Acetate which helps strengthen the box
I used narrow Red DST to stick the Acetate to the inside of the box
I used Cosmic Shimmer glue on the 1cm folded pieces
Stuck them, pinned them and left them to dry.  We then need to make a Lid & Base.
Once dry I measured the top and made these.
The of course these will be or should be the same size top and bottom. I measured and made them just a tiny bit more than 1cm deep.  Punch a hole in the center of the "top" for threading the ribbon through.  I cut a square of card to hide the tails of the ribbon inside the top.  If using it as a Lantern I did not stick the base on.  I find it easier to lift the box to switch on & off the Battery Candle.  If you are using the box for another type of gift I would stick the base on
Your finished Lantern ready to decorate.  Looks nice just like that or you can do this:-
I hope you understand all these instructions.  Please just ask if there is anything I can help you with.

Thank you for calling in I really do appreciate it
Patricia xxx










Monday, 8 May 2017

Pretty as a Picture

Hello Bloggers hope you have all had a good weekend.  The weather here was wonderful, wall to wall sunshine, it was a bit windy and just a little on the cood side.  However if the sun shines it makes us all feel so much brighter.  Don`t know about you but I manage to get loads done when the sun is shining.
We have been busy in the house, having the bathroom re-done.  We have taken away the bath and replaced it with a big shower cubicle.  John does not have the power in his arms to push himself out of the bath.  John Jr did say "its a family house people expect to see a bath"  I told him it was "our" family house and the bath was never used.  We do have a shower room with a double shower now we have two.  We just need to get the flooring organised and that will be it.
I was looking through old files that I managed to find.  I found some Sugar Nellie images I bought years ago, it is all boys in our family but the Sugar Nellie girls are so sweet I had to have some.
I do not do a lot of stamping and did not do colouring till I met Maureen Killen.  She gave me a few few hints and tips plus lots of encouragement.  I think she dreaded her Postman coming, I used to send her all me projects to keep in exchange for advice. 

Sugar Nellie image from Funky Kits
Coloured with Prisma Pencils
Frame SB Grand Large Labels Die
Flowers TH Tattered Florals the smallest flower

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Lantern.
Olga & Glenda I will try to get the Instructions for the Lantern sorted ASAP

Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate you calling in
Patricia xxx