What a beautiful day we were treated to yesterday, I managed (with Sue's help) to wrangle the lambs into their pen in the garden and made it secure enough to contain them. I was so relieved to get a few hours peace and quiet, they need to be outside but kept escaping so I had to stay out with them, which meant I literally got no time to myself at all during the day and was completely exhausted by the evening so not up to crafting, I ended up having a bit of a tearful meltdown yesterday as I am so frustrated at not being able to craft, when I have snatched an hour to go sit in my craft room I have been so tired I have zero creativity, although I was desperate to create something.
After a little bit of playing around I managed to create this pretty vase of flowers with the Foil Quill tool on my Scan & cut, I took a bit of messing about to learn how to alter the size etc. I wanted to place the sentiment of the same piece as the vase but sadly on this first attempt lining it up was just not happening, so I die cut them and mounted them separately. I have to say though that both Sue and I were amazed at how perfect the foiling actually is, we were both mesmerised, you basically fit a little pen nib sized thing in the blade housing of the scan and cut, it has a tip that heats up, you basically choose your image and put the card plus foil on the cutting sheet and feed it in to your machine, you then set the machine to 'Draw' the image you have chosen and the hot nib draws the image over the foil, which is transferred onto the card, its fixed permanently too, it looks such good quality even up close. I like that you can now foil anything that you can upload or scan in, in any size you want, no having to buy plates or dies. I just need some practise!
I am looking forward to the lovely long weekend, Paul's last day today, Hooray!! We don't have much planned for weekend as yet, we are thinking about going over to my Mum's, but not sure as yet.
What do you all have planned ?
It looks like we might have some good weather, fingers crossed!!
Have a lovely day today my lovelies,
Love and hugs to all of you,