Good Morning Ladies,
Hopefully this post will appear as it is supposed to today and not cause me
early morning stress like yesterday! I still wonder where the original post
disappeared too, I think its floating around up there with some of your comments!
Todays card is a fabulous 21st Birthday card by Michele, I can see she has
used Sue's 8 X 8 Embossing Folder, I really like this folder as it is so unisex and
very effective, I have done the embossed lines effect going one way on a card
but I think it would be impossible to get that effect with a score board.
It looks like Michele has used buttons to cover the 21, it is very effective
whatever it is she has used, looks quite sparkly!
This Card was made by Pat (Witney) for her Granddaughter,
The dotty card is Anna Marie Design and the focal element is made with
Spellbinders Floral Ovals, they are one of my very favourite Spellbinders,
I can't remember the make of the Happy Birthday Die, although Pat and I
were together when she made this card, there is a CE Checkerboard Pinpoint
Embossing Folder, embossed white mat at under the dotty card which had been cut
with a Spellbinder Card Creator set, it just gives a different shape to your layers.
Altogether a gorgeous little card for any teenager.
Thank you to both Michele and Pat for allowing me to share the creations,
you really are a very talented bunch of girls!
Did any of you ladies see Julia Watts Craft Clinic on Monday?
She used these brilliant little things that looked like eggs, they are latex sponges
and they looked like they took all the hard work out of applying ink to paper,
either to ink around the edges of your card or for inking through the die, I have
got the Brushes from Inklyscious, but I still don't always achieve seamless blending
in fact I often get little marks from the bristles of the brush!
I did see over at Oyster Stamps that they sold a Sizzix version of the Tool n One,
they sold it as a complete set with a mat for £7.50, which is cheaper than the Tool n one
alone, there was also a Zutter make one too but I can't remember the cost of that one.
I ordered myself one of those Fiskars Stamping Press plates as well today, stamping really
isn't my strong point, I usually end up stamping something 10 times a may get 2 good ones,
I am not sure if its being disabled and I transfer too much of my weight when I lean
forward to press onto the stamp, or it goes the other way , when I find it hard to stand
so don't apply enough pressure, this Press is supposed to aid these problems, its
basically a large Stamping block with four sponges at the corners, so you can place it
over your piece of card or die cut shape, you can get it into position and them press
down and hold with one hand while rubbing your other hand over the area of the stamp.
It looks great but we will see, was a little sore today after trundling between the dining
table and craft room yesterday, so I decided to have a sit down and shop on the internet.
While watching the C & C birthday celebrations, nothing has tempted me so far, but a
couple of good demonstrators, its free P & P this weekend, but the prices were still to high,
I was shocked at the price of the Tattered Lace Die cutting machine, almost £300, I guess
its C&C machine isn't it as they are actually Tattered Lace or Vice Versa, so I expect we
will be seeing a lot of that too! No mention of their new TODO machine yet though!
Well fingers crossed this goes to plan!
Love and Hugs