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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WOYWW #428

Well, this weeks Desk Of Delights comes to you covered in card fronts & paper! You can catch up on what all of that means over at Julias place, The Stamping Ground.
 I said last week that I intended to get some of my UFO's made into cards, and at the very least, most of them are now matted & layered. A few are now completed cards.

These need a sentiment adding, which is why some have a longer piece of backing card.

These, using Honey Doo stamps, need finishing off. I've got the vellum flowers to go on top already cut out.

The scenic card is finished, the Teasels needs a sentiment.

Same here, just waiting for a sentiment to be added.

I was fixing a bracelet the other week, and had so much trouble threading a needle with the elasticated Crystal string. So I did a bit of an internet search, and found these.
The eye is like a needle threader, which will make things so much easier.

Now, I did say I wasn't going to start anything else until I'd cleared my UFO mountain. However, I saw a fabulous card on Facebook, which basically uses a laminator to attach hot foil to stencil paste. So, I got some foil ordered- I'd not got any biggish pieces- and I've done up a batch of stencilled images, ready to give this a go.

This is a handful of the pieces I've done, they need to dry overnight, then I can try it out. I've also since read that hot transfer foil can be applied with a hot iron, so I'll be testing that out too. There should be a post about it towards the weekend.

I'll be really pleased if this works as well as the project I saw, it means my laminator will get some extra work. At the moment it gets used to laminate sheets to store my stamps on, other than that it just sits on the shelf.

Right, I'm done then. Be round to see you all a bit later. And thanks to everyone for the birthday messages, and cards for us both. Much appreciated.
As Doug was working on Monday night, we went out Saturday night for a meal. Did our exchanging of gifts when he got up Monday afternoon.


Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaz
Well done you for making up all your unfinished bits and bobs. A satisfying project. My favourites are the teasel cards.
Have a happy week
Lynda B no 5

Helen said...

You've had such a productive week and I love the results, especially with the Stampscapes. Glad you both had a happy Birthday. Helen #1

Claire said...

Great photos! Love those teasel cards - gorgeous colours!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire, no. 3

Nikki C said...

Beautiful bunch of cards love that scenic one so pretty happy woyww hugs Nikki 5

Sarah Brennan said...

Loving what you did with all those UFOs and look forward to seeing the results of your laminator foiling. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Annie said...

What a productive week you've had with your card making....well done you. Glad you both had great birthdays.
Annie x#11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I love laminating! I used to beat people off with a stick if there were any laminating jobs to do at school! So have fun with your experimenting - anything with sparkly in is good in my books :-D. That expression at the end of your post made me hoot - so true!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Christine said...

Well done you for sticking to your guns and getting all that work completed! I look forward to seeing the foiling creations. It sounds very interesting.
Have a good week
Christine #20

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. belated happy birthday to the pair of you - sorry, been away!
LOVE those cards you have finished - they are great - and some great ones in the pipeline.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Cara said...

Wow, wonderful cards and looking forward to seeing the results of your experiments. Happy belated birthday to you both xxx

craftyani said...

Gosh you have been busy. Love the teasel cards best. Looking forward to seeing your laminated creations. Anickoana #14

misteejay said...

Well done with the progress you have made on your UFOs.
Toni xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You've made really good headway on those UFOs, Shaz. I'm intrigued about that hot foil technique. Hope to see more about that next week! Have fun the meanwhile! zsuzsa #29

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, glad you both had a great birthday. I love the Honey Doo stamps! Another thing to add to my shopping list. I really am going to have to set myself a budget for crafting! I have a laminator and foils ! I haven't tried stencilling and foiling. I use a laser printer. Whatever I print that way can be foiled through the laminator. I look forward to seeing the results. Have a lovely week, Heather #30

Diane Futrell said...

What great cards! I might havevti try and copy some!
Have a great day!
Diane #26

May said...

You have been busy and each card is beautiful... Never heard of the hot foil treatment... sounds interesting... Have a happy creative week ahead.... May#17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, you've done really well tackling those UFOs. I've decided that I'll leave the greetings off for now. That way I can add an appropriate one when it's needed. I don't have a laminator but I'll be interested to hear how you get on with foiling with a hot iron. If it works I could be distracted to try it for myself. I've only now worked out that you and Doug have your birthdays on the same day! I think that must be wonderful, making the day extra special for you both. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28

StampinCarol said...

Good work on getting some of your UFOs almost completed! You're going to have quite a stack when you're done by the looks of your photos! Love the scenic card and those Honey Doo images are wonderful! And that hot foil thing sounds pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #31

Lindart said...

I LOVE your Stampscapes cards! Something I dabble in once in awhile, must do more! The rest of your cards are looking pretty awesome too! Your new project sounds like fun - looking forward to seeing what you do with it! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hello Shaz!
I really like your teasels. Very pretty. But then all of your cards look quite refined and very well put together. You must have a lot of experience in this area.
I got lucky this week and can join in after all! I am thinking about buying some of your new needles. if they'll bead and are simple to thread, they are what I've been looking for.
~Rose of Rose's Art Garden #36

Stacy Sheldon said...

Happy Belated Birthday Shaz! :)
Ooh that would be super if it works ( the laminator for foils) because, I think I am doing just the same thing with my laminator as you are. ~Stacy #32

Twiglet said...

Your finished cards a lovely - the teazles are my favourite! x Jo #18

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, You have been kept out of mischief then.

Happy belated birthday to you both.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #12

Bernice said...

Well done with all the progress made on the UFO's - I think we all need to do that every now and then! Thanks for visiting earlier.
Bernice #24

Jan Ltc said...

Ohh love all your craft goodies. Have a great week xx Jan (42)

Anne said...

Hi Shaz , belated birthday greetings to you and hubby. Love the cards you've been making. I'm not able to join in again but just saying hi to one or two. Anne x

Neet said...

Beautiful cards Shaz - and I am so envious of the scenic ones. You are brilliant at those (not that you are not at any).
Mmmm the laminator sounds good - mine sits too and is only used for the same reason as yours. Look forward to your experiments.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 13 xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, look forward to seeing how you get on with the laminator. Have a great woyww and thank for the visit to mine, Angela x21x

Robyn said...

No teasing - I love those teasels!!! those needles are eye savers!
thanks for visiting!

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz, I ALWAYS love visiting your blog.....there's always something to glean on and enjoy! Your cards are FABULOUS...so much talent! What a find on that stinking needle! I need that for the VERY SAME REASON! Thanks for the tip and I will be adding to my Amazon list! LOLOL Those stencil pieces are GORGEOUS! I am going to have to search what you are talking about....I've never seen this done! Just wonderful! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, its such a pleasure to talk with arty friends! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Felicia #32

Annie Claxton said...

HI Shaz .... OOOOOOhhhh I will be interested to see how your hot foil experiments go, would love to find another way to use my laminator and I do have some pieces of foil stashe daway I think .... also, LOVE those teasel cards, very pretty :o) Annie C #22

Lotusblommans vardag said...

Absolutely wonderful cards!

And the quote is sooo true even to me.

BJ said...

Love all your readiness with the cards. I often leave mine without a sentiment until when I need them and choose the appropriate one then. Thanks for the visit BJ#19

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm so late, b ut matter not. Hot foil - laminator, crikey, that's intrepid. I have a few rolls of foil that I love to use in small amounts, with a glue pen...will be fascinated to see if the larger whole image amount will work. Certainly a good use of a dusty machine if it does, you'll be off and running, the ideas will be pouring out of you! I don't have a UFO pile like that, how differently we all work...I've got a very large box of scraps, but no images waiting to be worked on at all. What a fab haul of cards you've managed from them too. I guess they crop up when you're experimenting, which is something I rarely do these days.I find increasingly that I like to produce finished 'things'.

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