Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fuchsia Tutorial. . . . . . . .

Good morning folks. Hope you are all well. I still have the residue of a cold and have now passed it on to Mr Duck (who is, of course, thrilled) and he will, no doubt, pass it back to me. . . . .hurrah!!!

I would like to give a warm welcome to Rita. Thank you for joining our merry band. Rita has a lovely blog here.

Now, today is what passes for a tutorial in The Pond. For those of you who wanted to know how I did my fuchsias, I've done a step by step pictorial for you (sorry, I have no clue about the ins and outs of You Tube and videos). You may want to get a hot beverage at this point (or something stronger lol!!!)

These are the bits you will need. . . . . . .

Paper twine
Seed beads
Britannia Rose die (I have the medium size)
Embossing tool and mat
Pokey tool
Card of choice

  Cut 4 sets of petals and 2 of the calyx using the die.

 Shape the petals to curve inwards.

   Shape the calyxes to curve outwards.

   And this is what you have for one flower.

                      Glue the 2 sets of petals together, offsetting them so they look like this.

Pop your pokey tool through the hole so that the glue doesn't block the hole. Shape the petals downwards.

Glue the calyx to the top of the petals and pop the pokey tool through the hole again to stop the glue clogging the hole.

                                                   You then have the basic fuchsia.

For the stamens, take a piece of paper twine and thread it through a seed bead. (you could also use pre-made stamens)

Then thread this through the hole in the flower and add a dab of glue to the bottom of the seed bead to stick it to the calyx.

                                                  Fan out the end of the paper twine.

                                             Snip into the end to form several stamens.

                          Brush the tips of the stamens with ink and voila, you have a fuchsia!

For those of you who have made it to the end, I salute you! Blame those who asked for the tutorial lol!!!
Please excuse some of the photos as the light wasn't great and on occasion, on the pics where you can see may hand, I was one handed with the camera.

If there are any questions, just let me know and for those who didn't see dear Ita's question on my last post, can anyone help her with knitting (I'm as much use as a chocolate teapot with that)
You can contact Ita through her blog at http://ita-foodandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ if you are able to offer any assistance.

Also, for those who asked about the Krylon Pens , they were £7.99 each from Inkylicious. They do mail order, which I think is £2.50 per order. I know they're not cheap but they are beautiful pens. Must see if I can source the red one that Pamellia mentioned.

Well, that's enough from me.

Next tutorial, how to get out of the back of a Fiat Grande Punto when you are over 5 ft 8" hahaha!!!

Ang x


  1. Beautiful creation Ang, I don't have this particular die otherwise I would be making loads as I love fuchsias. Lovely tutorial so thank you.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacque J xxx

  2. Great tutorial Ang. Who'd have thought you could make this from a rose die!

    Sorry Ita I'm not so good with knitting. Have dodgy hands and eyesight-yes i am falling apart- but there are very talented people on the blog who I know will help you.
    Have a great day.
    Love Val x

  3. Brilliant, absolutely fantastic.
    I really must have a go at these got all the "bits" so no excuse.
    Next Tutorial quick smart PLEASE!!!
    Off to see if I can help with the knitting

    Patricia xxx

  4. Morning Ang,a great tutorial. Well done to you. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  5. Hi Ang, you are so funny, hopefully see you in December.
    Great tutorial too.

  6. Nice easy tutorial Ang I'm afraid I just cheat and use ready made stamens. I also tend to use white card and colour the card with Promarkers to get a perfect match to my project. My choccy peanut has all gone now - and I can't blame John! I also forgot how you said to make it so could you email me please? Thanks Christine xx

  7. Morning Mrs D - brilliant pictorial (prefer that to tutorial cos seem to have time to scroll down the piccys rather than watching a tutorial) fantastic flowers and so easy to follow your explanation - not got this die but can see people rushing out to buy it now xx GailT xx

  8. Morning Ang,
    Easy to follow tutorial, thanks.

  9. Great tutorial, nice and easy to follow. Thank you. Hazel xx

  10. Amazing tutorial Ang! I'm with you, Youtube, schmoo tube! Your pictures turned out great though and the steps are easy to follow, thanks for sharing!

    So you are playing, pass the flu, I just love that game! Sarcasm? oh yeah!

    Red Krylon pen here:

    They ship worldwide, although I don't know how much for the UK, they are located in the US.

    Big hugs, Pamellia :)

  11. Great job on the tutorial Ang! I don't have that die but I do have something that might work I'll try it and show the results! Have a great day.

  12. Hi Ang,
    I am sorry for not replying to you sooner, yes your glasses are working and you didn't just imagine my news but because Kirsten started bleeding badly on Saturday I couldn't have honestly told you if she still was and if I was still going to be a granny. News from the hospital today says that she still is pregnant and the wee one is still there. So please forgive me for not answering you.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah xx

  13. love the pictures ,and the finished result ,Laura O

  14. Hi Ang. I was one that asked for the tutorial and you have done us proud. Thank you for such clear straight forward pics. I don't have this die but think I have some that with a little trimming will work a treat. I will be having a go later as I simply love fuchsias : ) Christine mentioned a chocolate peanut recipe, any chance of sharing it with us all as my other love is chocolate! Take care.

  15. Hi Ang, thank you so much for the PICtorial, very handy to have these as they are so clear, am going to give it a try. So looking forward to the next tutorial as I am 5'9", so it is really going to make me laugh. Sorry cannot help with knitting, started a jumper for my ex when we got married and it was still unfinished when we separated 18 years later, there are some good tutorials on youtube though. Have a great day all and take care. Bx

  16. Hi Ange,
    Thank you so much for a great tutorial....your fuchsias are so pretty and lifelike.
    It's great to see it in picture form too.

    Love Sheila xx

  17. Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial Ang. You have made it so clear that even an idiot like me might be able to manage to make them! They look so real, very pretty. Look forward to your tut on getting out of the car at 5.8, same height as me!!! Michelle x

  18. Great tute, I've a cold too, been croaking since Sunday, can hardly answer the phone. Thanks for all the pics and tute, it's refreshing to see a die set that gives you all the petals needed in one go. I hate having to run through one die, endless times.

  19. Your flowers is fabulous! Thank you for the tutorial!
    Sandy xx

  20. Whoops I'm a bit late! Thank for tutorial it's brill I love to knit so will go off now and take a look at Ita's blog Perhaps she's already got an answer though Take care all xx

  21. Hi Ang
    Thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial. Brilliant pictures, and great step by step instructions. I have quite a few flower dies - I wonder if I can achieve this in some way with them.... Thanks again!

  22. Thanks for the fab fushia tutorial. I can go and make some now and hang em back on my bush. The dear little Ellies noshed all my real ones. See my post of 26th Sep (if your wondering what the heck I'm on about). Couldn't possibly show pictures on my NEC buys . I had em all put away pronto so the Doc wouldn't see how much I bought ! Paid cash too so there is no paper trail.!!! hugs Mrs A.

  23. Brilliant tutorial Ang. I have that die and will give this a go thank you!

    Kind Regards TinaXX

  24. LMAO about Patricia and the punto hahaha so funny Ang! fab tutorial lots of huggles Sue xx

  25. beautiful flower , thank you for a tutorial

  26. Wow, what a great tutorial. I struggle to make flowers so this step by step guide is perfect for me to follow as I do prefer to follow pictures. Thank you so much.