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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WOYWW #429

Do you know, I'm shocked at how fast these weeks are going! I mean, third week into August already. The C- word will be with us far too soon for my liking.
 But that means it's Wednesday, and time for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by our lovely Julia over at The Stamping Ground.

On my desk right now is the pile of Hot Foil projects I was talking about trying last week. There are two posts below this about them, both are very picture heavy, which is why I split it in two. If you want to check them out, you might want to come back when you have some spare time😀😀But it works extremely well, and what's more, you can do it with an ordinary iron as well.

 The small metal stencils are for the next round of experiments- I want to see if it works with normal press down foil,like the Stix2 ones above, and also if the process will work with Dreamweaver pastes, and then stamping with a glue pad. That's something that's never worked very well, so I'm going to see if heat makes it work better. It would also mean I could foil stamped images. So we'll see.

 We paid a visit to Amelias Crafts on Friday, and these were the things that I put in my basket. I liked the Woodware Wreath stamp, that's going to make some nice simple C Cards, and that Embossing Folder has lovely wavy lines on.
 However, this picture is what Beloved Hubby added to the basket.
A Sweet Poppy Dragonfly stencil, and  a whole pile of stamps. Those feather stamps are HUGE! To give you an idea, that pack is A4 sized.

This pic is an idea I picked up from Diana Taylor at Velvet Moth Studios blog.  She was storing spare die cuts in trading card/ currency pouches in an A4 binder, which I thought was a great idea, so I've just done the same with all my spare ones.

...and finally......


Helen said...

love the last pic; kind of says it all. Will go back and read your experiments late, but I like your stash buys! Helen #?

Claire said...

Ooh, so many yummy goodies!! I love those feathers - perfect to stamp a BIG background!!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 2

Neet said...

I like Doug's style - and his shopping!
Great idea with the dies - mine just get bundled together in a drawer.
Must read your foiling posts - if you can do it with an iron ........
Thanks and Hugs to you both
Neet 10 xx

Annie said...

Fab new stash...have fun with it all. Love the last pic too....think we are all like that.
Annie. X #9

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Wow! Have just had a gander down through the last two posts as well as this one. You have been SO busy. Loved the idea of the penny needing to drop with such a clang - but they don't tell you these things when you buy the stuff, do they??!!
Great buys - and can I borrow that wonderful man of yours some time??? John was always the same - he would put far more into the basket than I did!
Take care of yourselves. God bless.
Margaret #3

Christine said...

I am blown away by the photo of diecuts storage! Brilliant! Clever! Amazing! Must try as I keep mine in a plastic box and get sick and tired of disentangling them all when I want one. Thank you so much for sharing that valuable tip.
Love all the goodies - will read about the foiling experiment later.
Take care my friends - hug to Doug.
Christine #17

lisa said...

Hi Shaz
Looks like lots of lovely goodies to explore there. I had my eye of the feathers stamp too, that looks right up my street.
Love your quote!
Hugs Lisax #22

Sarah Brennan said...

I look forward to reading about the rest of your hot foil experiments. I have a minc so I have loads of foil (not sure if it would work with an iron so will have to try your techniques). I am following your progress with interest. Happy WOYWW Sarah #18

BJ said...

Love all your experimenting, good for you. Hubby adding stuff to your basket, whatever next? Mine wouldn't even dare come in a shop with me! Thanks for the visit BJ#21

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz,
Just read all the posts - I absolutely love your pictures. I do have a few foils and a laminator. But your holographic foils look so much more appealing. I'm at work on my lunch break browsing through .... and I have a defunct business card holder which might just work for storing smaller die cuts. Hmm another brilliant idea I can snaffle! Have a lovely week, and thanks for stopping by, Heather #6

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I know, right? Where did August go? I swear someone tempered with the time to make it go faster! Lovely new stash - will defo check out your hot foil technique as that's something new to me. Love the idea of storing your die-cuts in those pockets - so clever! Thanks for visiting earlier, Shaz! Hope you have a good week! zsuzsa #23

May said...

Love your stash... the feathers are fantastic.. and that Christmas wreath... I looked at the two other posts on the foiling... My Word what a Beautiful effect it gives the images... Love the idea of storing your die cuts... May #15

Cara said...

Yep, I swear someone or something is stealing time from me! Love your shopping and Doug's! Looking foward to seeing the next results from your experiments x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, I was thinking the same about being almost to the end of August already. It won't be too long till the end of September and the workshop - so looking forward to that. I have had several packets of the foil in my stash for a few years - can't think what I had in mind then - so I'll pop back later and read your posts. Nice goodies - I have the Lavinia flower and love it - and the bike one reminds me that I have a couple of photos of the Davidson Cottage, taken on my Highland holiday, that I've been meaning to share on Facebook. Great storage idea for the die-cuts and isn't that 'and finally' so true - well, it's true about me :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do like your 'And Finally' sayings!! That one is so true of all us deskers I think :-D Hot foiling sounds like something a joy rider would do before nicking the car....or is that just my warped mind?! I think the die cut storage is genius...good old Diana. Wonder if she's ok? You've reminded me that she hasn't been on the desks for a while.
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Lindart said...

Your hubby has great taste in stamps - just sayin' ! LOVE the feathers! Loks like you will be busy this week! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #33

Sue said...

Shaz, Lots of nice new stash.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #16

StampinCarol said...

Had to laugh at your last picture! Anyway, looks like a lot of goodies for some great play time! Funny how your hubby helps you with your purchases! Love it! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #28

Julia Dunnit said...

Well the foiling worked so well, I bet you're really pleased! I bet you foil anything that won't stay still now! I particularly like the feathers that Doug made you buy, but my word they are big! There's another challenge for you then! AM delighted that you like the card fixings on my table this morning, I'll post a proper finished one when they're done...I'm cutting colouring, blah blah but then putting them all aside to be collated in front of the telly at night. So far I have four styles waiting for me. Quite enjoying it actually! I can't store diet cuts,...I never ever cut more than I need at the time, I'd never use them, as in, would forget I had 'em!

Bernice said...

The foiling looks fantastic - you've been busy! Thanks for visiting earlier.
Bernice #1

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous collection of goodies and those feathers are gorgeous. I don't know were the weeks are going either and I keep seeing people making C. cards and that is really scaring me Lol! Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww, Angela x12x

Sharon Madson said...

What a neat bunch of goodies! That wreath looks like a great stamp for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Thank you too, for stopping by my space earlier. #30

Dorlene Durham said...

What a sweet hubby to ADD things to your bucket. I love how you experiment with all these cool products. Great fun! Dorlene #32

Cheetarah said...

Oh what a great craft haul and I loved reading about your experiments with the foil (in your newer post) I also wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for your beautiful share over at my blog about what you are going through. Big hugs to you and I will definitely pass on the message to my colleague next time I see her! Hope you are well dear, Shaz! Thanks again for stopping at my blog earlier this week! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Cheetarah #24

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