Linking up with Head Desker Julia at The Stamping Ground, for this weeks desk fest.
Little bit of crafting done, I've actually been trying to do a You Tube video making a triple stamped card, so now have half a dozen cards, but no video! Once or twice I hadn't turned the recording on, then I had desk shake that we've had to fix, so I'll be having another go later on.
Still, if nothing else, I'm upping my card stash,lol.
I bought this set of ICraft Alpha dies a while ago, and decided today to take them out of the box, and get them onto magnetic sheets. This is the Upper Case, there is a Lower Case available, which I didn't get, and a Numeric set, which I also got. While laying them out, I discovered that I'm missing the letter 'R' from it, so I've messaged Oyster Crafts ( where I got them from), and asked for help. They are a really good size, 2" tall, so ideal for the Eclipse technique, for one thing.
Something I think worth a mention, you may know there was a court case going on between the creator of the MISTI, and Tonic/Tim Holtz over their platform.
Apparently it has now been settled, and Tonic will stop selling the two current iterations of the Platform in the USA, Canada & Mexico. It also sounds as though the two companies intend to collaborate on the next version. Tonic will still be selling it in the rest of the world, but as the USA & North & South America, would be I think their biggest market, and if they are intending to launch a joint version, I won't be surprised if eventually it gets retired altogether. So if anyone is considering the purchase, I really wouldn't wait too long.
The Airbus A350, which is one size down from the A380, and is one of the Aircraft that we make fasteners for.
All was good, nothing fell off!
The amazing Harrier Jump Jet. Seeing an aircraft this size hovering in front of you, and turning round on the spot is spectacular. It just doesn't seem possible that something that size should be able to do that.
I got to get up close & personal with my Dream Machine, the AH-64.
Better known as the Apache Helicopter Gunship.
I had a poster of one of these on my wall for years,lol.
I'm a real fan of helicopters in general, and this one in particular.
That scene from Apocalypse Now, where they come in over the sea to the sound of The Ride of the Valkyries!
Unfortunately, you could only get inside by climbing up the footholds on the side, and that wasn't happening!
We also got to go inside a Super Hercules Transport Plane, and a Chinook, all courtesy of the USAF.