Thursday, 18 February 2010

Easter Ladybird Treat Box

I can’t promise a lot of Easter ideas as I am not good with pastels and bunnies!
Easter Ladybird Treat Box
….. And you wouldn’t believe how many attempts I have made to get this box to look right, colours, materials, positioning, embellishments, every which way I did it, it looked pants!
Easter Lady Bird Box (Inside)
However I was determined to get it right, especially when the Tesco Express in our village was selling off the Valentine ladybirds at half price (50p) and I had got erm,…. several nets of them! It’s Ok, the sell by date is in May, so no one will go down with food poisoning!
Easter Ladybird Treat Box 1
The box is made using my Sizzix Bigz XL Shaker Box Die.
 Easter Ladybird Treat Box 2
And the embellishments were made using various punches, including my trusty Stampin’ Up scallop and plain circle punches. The small circle of gingham in the centre of the flower was made using the silver single hole punch.
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The wooden ladybird came from e-bay and the handwriting and doodling is mine.
Not bunnies and Easter eggs I know, but I thought that ladybirds would be something different and very Spring like.

HobbyCrafts Shows & Tesco Vouchers - Top Tip

Top Tip
If you are planning to go to the Hobby Crafts Show at the NEC, Birmingham in March it might be worth checking out this link:-
If you have a Tesco £2.50 Clubcard voucher you can exchange it for a token that will give you admission to the shows.  Check out link for FULL details. I am not sure if you can do it for any of the other shows around the country.
You must order your token before March 11th.