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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

WOYWW #358

Well that week flew past! Back again, linking up with Julia, at The Stamping Ground, as always.
So, What's on my Workdesk? What I'm actually working on, half finished, in fact, I can't post up yet, as the birthday involved isn't until this weekend.
 I can show you something purchased this week, and then something purchased years ago, which I was using to make the card.

First off, this weeks purchase. Two Crafters Companion embossing folders, 8" square. Called 'Sunbeams' and 'Lightening'.
 The second item, I bought a lot of years ago at a Hobbycrafts show at the NEC.

A selection of number templates, roughly 5 1/2" tall, and called Get In Shape Templates. A Google search comes up with Clevercut as the maker, but for some reason my antivirus is blocking the site. Anyway, these were out as the card is for a 50th birthday.
 I can show you what the 'Sunbeams' folder embosses like, as that's one of the pieces for my card.

So this card will get posted up over the weekend, and there will probably be a card or two before that. There are a couple of Christmas cards below this post- I'm still making them!
 One quick question, is anyone planning to go to The Happy Stampers Festival, at Port Sunlight? It's on Saturday the 7th May. I've never been to that one, or indeed any of the Happy Stampers festivals, but looking at the Exhibitors lists, it;s got a fantastic selection of stamp companies attending, so I'm seriously thinking of getting me & Hubby tickets, and would love to meet up with anyone else who will be there.


Helen said...

Hi Shaz. not going to PS in May but hoping to in October. the embossing folders are fab! Helen #?

Neet said...

Oh beep beep with excitement - I will be going to Port Sunny. You do know it is ticket only so you need to get one quick. Oh Shaz, it would be great to meet u after all these years.
Love the folders you bought - both are great an the results of the sunburst one is lovely.
Hugs, Neet xx 2

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love those embossing folders.

Lynda Beazley said...

That sunbeam stencil is gorgeous and the large numbers will come in very useful. Never been to Port Sunlight, have fun if you go!
Lynda b 15

Evalila said...

Cool embossing folders, the lightning one is great! Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 17

Diana Taylor said...

I love the Sunbeams embossing folder, and I also love the lightening one, although I would probably use it sideways as branches!
I hope you have a fab time at PS - it's a bit too far for us, but I would suggest you give yourself time to have a little mooch around the village, it's only small but the architecture is beautiful and the Lady Lever Art Gallery is a fabulous little gallery to visit. My grandmother was born and grew up in PS so I'm probably biased!
Hope you have a great week, looking forward to seeing the finished sunbeam card,
Diana #19

Anne said...

Like the embossing folders Shaz, especially the sunbeam one. Look forward to seeing the card. Anne x #24

Christine said...

Just LOVE that sunbeam Embossing. Have to get me one of those ..... thank you so much for sharing.
Take care and have a good week.

aka Bishopsmate #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

OH Shaz would love to catch yup with you at that show!!
MM, in my dreams .. and love the sunbeam folder very nice!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 20

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Marit said...

I really like that lightning-embossing folder! Your project will sure look amazing! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #26

BJ said...

Big numbers are just the ticket - I recently splashed out on some big number dies. BJ#27

Annie said...

Really love your sunbeam embossing and look forward to seeing the card you made using it. It sounds like you will have fun at Port Sunlight....alas I wont be going but it sounds as you may meet a few others.
Have a great week.
Annie x # 8

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I love visiting you but I always feel guilty when I see you using stuff I know I've got and not used yet though it does encourage me to get them out and do something. Not going to Port Sunlight, never been there but I am going to the Newark and Doncaster shows, can't wait! Happy woyww, Angela x 16

Diane Futrell said...

Hi! Love that embossing folder. Good luck getting your card done!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #29

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely goodies! It will be interesting to see those embossing folders in action! Never heard of that festival but thanks for the heads up. Sadly, it's out of our striking distance. I've never been to a craft show - can you believe it? Hope you have fun if you go! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #32

Sharon Koole said...

Nice embossing folders. I have some I (hang my head) haven't used. I seem to get an idea, buy something, get distracted and then I don't remember what project I had in mind when I purchased the supplies. Grrrr. I wish I was going to the stamping show - too far away in America lol.

Have a great week
Sharon K #36

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh I like those embossing folders. Both of them. Looking forward to seeing the finished object.
Just looked at your other posts, with the Christmas cards. I love the wreath. And I never thought of using black as a card base but it works very well.
Thanks for your visit and your kind comment,
Happy WOYWW,

Anne L said...

Good morning Shaz. Oh wow I love those embossing folders and have never seen ones like that before. Took a peak at your Christmas card and love the stencil you used with the snow globe. Have fun at the stamping show and I also have never been to one but I imagine it is great fun. Have a wonderful week Hugs~Anne L#38

Tertia said...

Loving that sunbeam embossing folder! Isn't it wonderful that we can always justify buying crafty stash, because it gets used, always, just years later sometimes, but always used. :)
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #44

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Happy WOYWW - thanks for your visit to my blog today. Just in from the garden and thought I would check to see whats what on other tables. I too have these folders but not yet tried to do anything with them.

Look forward to seeing what you do.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Hi, Shaz, wow, that's a great impression from the new embossing folder! I love the look of embossing. You must have a big machine to be able to accommodate something that size -- how fun. Happy week and thanks for your visit! ~ Laura #37

Chidkid said...

It's a wonderful start anyway..please do pop over to my blog too..your ve had a shout out from me from your inspiration of two weeks ago..Elaine no 51

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, the new embossing folders are lovely ... I can see the lightening one being used at Halloween ... and I like those number templates too. Looking forward to seeing the card you're making. Just been reading the latest news on your cancer page ... I take just as long to read the weekend paper :) ... and hope that you've had your physiotherapy by now and it has helped. I'm still waiting for physio for my hands, etc., ... could be a long wait. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #33

MiSchra said...

That sunbeam is mega Shaz!
Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
MiSchra ♥ #42

Cara said...

Looks intriguing, looking forward to seeing the finished product! Not going to Happy Stampers, it's on my to do list one day. I'm dragging Hubby to the Bolton craft show though, payback for going to the British goldpanning championships with him! Cara x

StampinCarol said...

I like that lightening embossing folder! But the Sunbeams is really cool, too. Looked on some past posts and love your Christmas cards! You should be in great shape by the time Christmas gets here! Bet you'll have a great time the the Festival! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a fabulous week!
Carol N #34

Julia Dunnit said...

I would love to be at PS, but of course, I won't be!! You should definitely go, I agree about the exhibitors list...it will be yummy! I thNK I prefer the Lightning folder, but am impressed that the sunbeams folder actually embossed with it creasing - I hate that.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Sadly, I am too far away to consider the trip... :)
grinning from ear to ear at the thought though,

I bet you could use those lightning as branches and add things to that too right?
~Stacy #48

Bernice said...

Great embossing folders. Enjoy your day out at the craft show. Thanks for visiting earlier.
Bernice #22

Monica said...

What an interesting card that folder will make. I like that second stamp it all looks very intriguing. Port Sunlight nake sure brings back memories. As a child I was devastated that it rained there all day!
thanks for stopping by

Monica #41

Vicky Fisher said...

Great looking new embossing folders. Unfortunately I'm not from the Uk :-( Happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Kelly said...

Love the embossing folders. I see lots of possibilities with the lightning one. Creative Blessings! Kelly #43

Shoshi said...

Lovely embossing folders, Shaz. I see you've been having a lot of fun with embossing lately! I hope you enjoy the trip to Port Sunlight. I've never been there but have seen it on TV.

Thank you for your lovely comment - I am quite exhausted aftr my small bit of painting and all that shifting of stuff for the main decorating in the sitting room. We are nearly straight now, and once I've got the final bits and pieces back, I'll be blogging about it.

How are you these days? I hope you are getting on OK.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #52

Mrs.D said...

Wow, I love that embossing folder, that is fabulous. Thanks for visiting my page, sorry for the late return, but I did get to see your lovely white card white is beautiful.

Do buy some Pan Pastel, they are fantastic, but getting hard to buy, except on line.
Chris #4

Aimeslee W. said...

Awesome stencils, Shaz. I know you will do something equally awesome with them. So, big numbers & letters are finally back in style, eh? Well, time to break out my really really really old stuff, then. haha Have a great weekend, Aimeslee #66