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Thanks, Shaz XX

Wednesday 25 November 2020

WOYWW #599- The Shameless Enabling Edition

 Back again for our regular Wednesday blog fest, thanks to our lovely leader, Julia over at The Stamping Ground.  Just a week until our HUGE 600th edition, and just over a week till our virtual Crop via Zoom.
 So, my shameless enabling then- a few new Lavinia stamps- loving those owls- and some of the new Distress pads in the latest colour. 
 The reason for nothing but enabling on my desk is that once again, I was back in UTI land, and then I decided to round that off with a weekend in Sciatica City. I like to get around, lol. But so far the UTI seems to have gone, and the Sciatica as well.So, fingers are being kept extremely crossed.

Next item has a bit of a back story. A set of 24 Zig Clean Color markers. I'd seen them used on some HoneyDoo cards, and also by Jennifer MacGuire, and being water based, looked fairly easy. They run out at about £1.30ish a marker, so finding a pack of 24 on E-Bay for just under £20 was a bargain. Shipped from a UK seller, so no long wait. So I thought. After having the delivery date pushed back twice, I messaged and asked if they could give me a definite delivery date. Next thing I know, I've got a refund for them, so that was that. Moving ahead about 4 weeks, and I get a package from Japan. No idea what it is, not ordered anything from there. Turns out to be the Zig markers! So, thank you, unknown Japanese company.

Which brings us round to .......And Finally.......

Wednesday 11 November 2020

WOYWW #597- The Not so Tidy Edition

 Yes, not quite so tidy this week, crafting has been done. Cards for the Christmas Club Challenge, using a Sweet Poppy stencil and home-made glitter stencil paste.  Mixed in some glitter to a Translucent stencil paste. Works like a dream, you get all the glitter sparkle when it dries, but absolutely no shedding. Way cheaper than buying the overpriced little pots of glitter paste too.

Talking of Sweet Poppy, stencils have been bought,lol. A set of four aperture shapes, and a lovely leafy background, should serve for this weeks enabling.

Someone asked what the deckle edge cutter looked like- it's this. Gives a sort of torn edge look to the paper/cardstock.

And back to enabling, this is actually a follow up I forgot to do. You may remember those generic tape refills for the ATG I bought a few weeks ago, from Amazon. A pack of 12 for £25.  Well, they work perfectly. Load the same as the brand name, apply just as easily, and stick perfectly well. And as they work out to around half the price of the brand name per roll, darned good value.

So thats my desk for this weeks WOYWW, courtesy as always of Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.

Which brings us round to.........And Finally....................

Can tick of pretty much all of them, apart from The Beatles. Was never a fan. Oh, and I didn't drive, lol.

And we all know the truth of this one, I'm sure. 

Sunday 8 November 2020

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23- Use Stencils.

Hello ladies, and here we are with Rachels choice for this Challenge, to use Stencils.

My stencil is from Sweet poppy, and is called Mistletoe Tree. I made my own glitter stencil paste, using Translucent paste and mixing in a pale green glitter. This is a really good way of glittering stencils, as you get all the glitter, but because it's mixed into the paste, there is no shedding. It's also way cheaper than buying small pots of pre-made glitter paste!

The sentiment is back to me using up my peel off stash, added to a thin die cut label. 
 I added a few half pearls to some of the design.
 And thats my contribution for this challenge.

Not sure how many cards I have now, but suspect I'm well into next years supply!

Wednesday 4 November 2020

WOYWW #596- The Tidy Edition!


And indeed, tidy it is, this Wednesday, our regular meet up over at Julias place, The Stamping Ground, to bare our desks to the world. 

Cleared everything away and gave it a clean, along with the desk behind the desk too.

The reason for nothing at all on my desk- yep, I'm back in UTI land again, and since Friday, I've felt pretty much like crap, just been lay on the sofa either reading or colouring. But, the antibiotics seem to have kicked in now, so I'm starting to feel human again.  It's a real nuisance, but having a catheter and no bladder sensation means that my first indicator is back pain, which is normally the last symptom people get, when it's actually become a kidney infection. But, I had a chat with my practice nurse, and she's given me some dip sticks and explained what I'm looking for, so hopefully by regularly testing, I can pick it up earlier. Fingers crossed.

The other desk, still some stuff on there,but it's all sorted into 'stuff to do' piles now.

This is the wall next to my desk, with my rotary trimmer, large guillotine and an assortment of scoring boards, along with a glass mat. Stored handy for use, but not the most practical storage solution, I keep knocking the guillotine over with my chair. And the reason for showing this? I have a new thing to store, lol.

I saw these demoed a while back- a deckle edged guillotine- and it went straight onto my must have list. I use deckle edging quite a lot, either on layers, or card bases, and often for my inserts. Which was how I did my shoulder in a while ago, as my rotary cutter takes a bit of pressure to get clean cuts, and I haven't dared to cut any since. So, this will be a game changer, for sure.

I think it'll end up being stored on the desk behind the desk, rather than on the floor!

Something I've meant to mention a few times, and always forget, Shoshi, I am visiting and reading your blog, but I'm blocked from leaving comments again,lol.

And so, that just leaves.....And Finally......

Thanks to Ann in Spain for posting this one on Facebook.😀

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