Christmas Wishes

Friday, 26 December 2014

To those of you who celebrate Christmas I hope you had a very Merry day!

In Australia the weather was nice enough to give us the chance to take a trip to the beach for a swim before it started raining.

This is my Venus flytrap. I named it Bert :)

On Christmas Eve my family and I went to look at Christmas lights. I didn't take many photos but here are the few I did take:

These people had a bubble machine! 
The bubbles were massive, some bigger than my head.

I think this house has the most lights out of them all.

And now, some flowers.

Once again I hope you all had an awesome Christmas and have a great new year!

Erin xoxo

Watercolour Portrait

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The other day I decided to attempt painting a portrait in watercolour. For a first try I'm quite happy with how it turned out, especially considering I had no idea what I was doing. Besides, you can only get better right?

I kind of messed up when sketching the outline of the face. It's a bit out of proportion.

Just because I can here's what I used:

(I'm pretty sure I got these when I was around 7 or 8 years old and I've still got them)

0.1mm black ink pen

and a paint brush that like the pen was also kind of small.

To see more of my art click here.

Erin xoxo

How to make a Six Pointed Paper Snowflake

Monday, 15 December 2014

Today I will be showing you how to make a six pointed snowflake. It actually took me so long to work out how to make these and in the end I'm still not sure if I did the right thing.
Hopefully these instructions make more sense to you than they did for me.

Also I know it seems like a craft for younger kids but it can be really fun especially if you have someone making them with you like a sibling or a friend.

Erin xoxo

Step 1)
Fold your square piece of paper in half to make a triangle. 

Step 2)
Now fold the triangle in half so it looks like this. 

 Step 3)
Divide your triangle into thirds and fold the right side over.
Then fold the left side over the top of the right.

Step 4)
Flip it over and taking your scissors, cut along the horizontal line.
Now it should look something like this.

Step 5)
Cut a design into your triangle...

I used my hot glue gun to stick some twine to the back of each snowflake so I could hang them in front of a window along with a little blu tack to hold them in place at the top.


More snowflakes:

The four designs above look like this when opened:

D.I.Y. Owl Christmas Card

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

I don't know about you but when Christmas time comes around I love making hand made Christmas cards to give to all my friends and family because they're super fun to design and make.

To make this owl Christmas card you will need:

  • 1 sheet of card stock
  • Coloured paper- I used white, red, green and pink
  • A pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A black Posca pen or some kind of black ink pen.
  • A sheet of magazine paper.

Card template:

The card I made was around 16 (length) by 11 (width) cm.
These templates can be found on my Pinterest account.

Leave it without the hat and it can be a birthday card

Step 1)
Trace the outline of the owl onto your magazine paper and cut it out.

Step 2)
Fold you card stock in half and trace the owl shape you cutout in step 1) on top of it.
At the top of the owl shape trace wider around it so that when you cut out the shape on the card stock the two sides that are connected by the fold you made will stay together instead of becoming two separate pieces.
Step 3)

Cutout two larger circles and two smaller circles to make the eyes of the owl.

Step 4)

Using the same colour you used for the larger circles cutout two squished semi circle type shapes to act as the owls wings.
And now for the fun part...

Draw half circles around the outside of the inner eye circle and draw dots around the edge of the bigger circle.
After that draw the eyes and the beak :)

Step 5)
Now to make the Santa hat.

First draw the outline of the hat onto you red paper.

Cut everything out and glue it all together.
 Then glue the Santa hat to the top of the owl.

And your card is finished! 

Hopefully this made sense
Erin xoxo