Good Morning Ladies,
Welcome to the Weekend!! Wish the weather forecast was a little better but never mind its the weekend all the same, have you all got plans?? I think that the weather forecast means that a few of us will be in our Craft Rooms!
I will announce our next challenge first this week as thats what Michele's cards are to demonstrate.
Next Week's Challenge …..
For our Challenge that commences on Monday next week 18/3/19 I would like you to make a card that used NO DIES !!
I know that's quite a big ask, we have done it before though, I thought that it would be fun and might be good practice if a No Deal Brexit leaves us with Power Cuts ! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 hahaha
Anyway I just thought it would be good to use other things for a change, you can use anything else, so that would include.....
Stencils with different mediums...texture paste, inks, Mica Powders etc
Absolutely anything else, in fact I for one sometimes turn to dies as the easy option, I think that if we took them out of the choice for making cards we might all be a little more adventurous!
I have lots of ideas buzzing around my head and I actually feel excited about crafting for the first time in a few weeks so....let's go!!
Now I spoke to both Michele and Karen last night about the challenge and Michele had some cards that would work beautifully as Inspiration for the upcoming challenge.
All three of those beautiful designs are from Michele's favourite Digital Designer 'Ella's Design' the first two cards are from CD's the third is a Digital Download. I think Michele will pop in later today and tell us exactly which ones and where we can get them Download from.
I honestly think that they look like they have been stamped and coloured in!
Thank you so much Michele for sharing these lovely cards to inspire us for this next challenge. xxx
Now for the Challenge for the week after we will be using Cheryl's Challenge suggestion so stay tuned for that too, I love it when you can come up with ideas, it gives my brain a rest and you all come up with fun original ideas that are generally completely different. So thanks in advance Cheryl xxx
I have got a new toy to have a play with this weekend.....while I just happened to be watching Create and Craft last Friday (something I haven't done for a very long time) but I was feeling rubbish and was laid on the Sofa, Hochanda had rubbish on so I switched over 'just to see', they had a lady demonstrating the Scan and Cut with a new 'add on' , now as you might remember I have a Scan & Cut but rarely use it, so I thought I would watch and get inspired. The new thing that were featuring was something that they called a FoilQuill, you get three different sized pens (quills) that fit in the blade housing of the Scan & Cut and they heat up and foil any design that you have on the screen.
I have been looking at the different foiling machines that are coming onto the market but with those you are limited to the dies that they bring out to got with them and the idea of passing a hot plate through my gemini or platinum just worries me, I have in the back of my mind that they will break at some point, although I am probably wrong (I hope so for any of you that have bought them).
Paul came home while I was watching and I was chatting to Our Resident Scan & Cut Expert Karen at the same time too, it was a really good price and on flexi buy so Paul said 'why not get it to try)!
He has watched my frustration with the whole Laser Printer and Laminator foiling thing, which I cannot get to work successfully.
It made a change to get some use out of my C &C Membership, (they catch me out every year by taking the money out earlier than the renewal).
It arrived yesterday so I will blow the dust off of my Scan and Cut later and have a play, I do wish Karen was close by to come and help me though!
I hope that you all have a lovely Weekend my lovely friends,
Love and hugs to all,