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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. 

32 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Fab Mistletoe Christmas trees Shaz. Great tip about using glitter in transluscent paste too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Helen said...

what a great idea with the glitter/paste. If I go glittery for the Christmas cards I can't get into gear to make, I will remember (hopefully) My grandmother was never that cool, but then neither was I! take care and stay safe. Helen #4

Neet said...

Thanks for the tip about the glitter paste but I don't have any translucent to try. Still not really a glitter girl (slight exaggeration on the 'girl') so it does not matter. Love your mistletoe trees though.
As for the 'grandma' bit I think I can tick all the boxes.
Hope you two are safe and well
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Like the trees. I do like a bit of glitter. Good tip re paste! I can tick off some on the cool grandma list.I learned to drive in a mini and had one for short time. I didn't like the Beatles either.
I am off to read your review of tape. Take care. Anne x 12

Mary Anne said...

As always, adore the cards. Interesting. I used MY deckle edge cutter - it is one of about 12 edges (each a different blade pod) from a Purple Cow trimmer! Had it a very long time. And very glad you mentioned it, as the deckle edge looks very much like yours and is way nicer than I remembered! WOYWW comes thru AGAIN!!

I think I am my Grandma, according to that photo. Except my Mom insisted on making me matching short-shorts to wear under my miniskirts. I'd add Suzi Quatro to that list....

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Annie said...

What a great idea adding the glitter to the ink...saves on the sparkly clean up :-)
I was never one for the mini skirts [Jo was] but I did make myself a pair of hot pants [never wore them much though] and my first car was a Mini :-)
Hugs,
Annie x #15

Catriona said...

I love the trees-I think you idea is brilliant about the paste. You started my day with a real belly laugh about the little toes-I broke my left one a few years ago during the night when it connected with the bed leh-ouch! Happy crafting.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I laughed a lot at your And Finally today, both of them! I didn’t like the Beatles much either but pretty much everything else is true ;-). What a great tip about the glitter paste, anything that sparkle but doesn’t shed everywhere is a genius idea. I do like that deckle edge, would like something like that but I don’t make cards often enough to justify getting one.
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Your Christmas cards are gorgeous - what a fab stencil. I love the And Finally this week - like you I could tick them all except I wasn't a big fan of the Beatles and didn't drive!
Have a great week,
Hugs, Diana xx #22

Spyder said...

hahha! Yes...no...going through what Grandma did! Didn't smoke, yes, drove a moterbike, wore all the clothes, loved my knee high boots! I liked vodka and lime...they don't know how to serve that now. Love the stencils, I copied a recipe for the paste, haven't tried it yet!
Stay Save. Happy WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #20

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Your stencilling is flawless! It's great how the glitter works with the stencil paste. "You will never be as cool as your grandma" LOL. I guess it's difficult for youngsters to imagine that their parents/grandparents were young once too. Have a lovely week Shaz! xx zsuzsa #21

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing the cutting edge. Who knew there was a gadget for that! Loving the stencil too. Take care with hugs from Sue #18 xx

Morti said...

LOL'd at the little toe humour. Oh, so true! Though usually my big toe tries to muscle in on the action. Hehehehe

I love the mistletoe tree - Sweet Poppy you say? May just have to go and have a perusal. You enabler, you....

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz. Loving the Christmas tree cards. I need to use up some old glitter as it's been in the drawer for years so maybe this could be a useful technique. I like the look of the deckle edge cutter but think I had better keep my hands in my pockets as I already have loads of cutting stuff. Now the tape thingy is interesting. I've always wanted one of these but never got round to buying one. I've always been more of a wet glue lover as early on I had a problem with some adhesive tape that gave way on a birthday card not long after I'd made it but still might look at one of these. Take care and have a lovely woyww, Angela x15x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, love the stencils and you've reminded me that I have some aperture ones tucked away, never used. Must do better. I like the deckle edging - it makes a nice change and looks good too. It's a coincidence that I sent that first 'and finally' to my youngest grandson recently - he needed reminding that I wasn't always a little old lady! I was never keen on the Beatles either but loved Hendrix and The Stones. I did have to wait a few years but I did eventually own and drive a mini! Have a good week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #32

StampinCarol said...

Fab cards! Love the idea of the glitter paste. I generally color my paste with paint but I'll add some glitter next time!
Cool stencils. And I used to have a pair of deckle scissors. Hmmm... wonder if I still have it.
The quote is great! I was just a couple years after most of those but I love Tom Jones, The Animals, The Turtles, Hermans Hermits, and more!
And I had a 1960 Ford Fairlane with fins.
Have a great week!
Carol N #28

Crafting With Jack said...

Oh that last one is laugh out loud funny! I have ordered the Deckle edge cutter, just waiting for it to arrive. My daughter is buying it for me for Christmas. Happy WOYWW Angela #29

Lynnecrafts said...

Thanks for your earlier visit. I do like your mistletoe tree design, Shaz. And your “And finalies” made me hoot! I did all of those things. It’s a long time since I rode (pillion) on a big bike, though, and I never got to ride a Harley. Does flying a T6 Harvard count instead?
Take care, stay safe and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts 10

Robyn said...

ah- challenges and swaps- I am finally admitting I don't like making multiples of things! I've been wondering about making my won glitter =gel- thanks for the encouragement. Do I need a deckle cutter? time will tell. thanks for visiting and inviting me to your place. Robyn 26

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Nice cards Shaz, I like to make my own pastes when I can mainly because I'm not partial to many colours on offer and your right it's way cheaper. My Son sent me a funny in the early hours of the morning I should have posted it today but time was quite short, love your Grandma funny, mine found time to have 7 children in between all that haa haa!! Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey xx

Lillianb said...

Just love those Christmas tree's, I have some Stencils like yours but have never used them, Must get them out, Love the funny its so right about the small toe,

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B # 9

Annie Claxton said...

HI Shaz, sorry for the late visit, Wed went astray again! What a brilliant idea with the glitter paste, must try that, I hate the shedding but love the glitter so it sounds perfect. THanks for letting us know about the tape, I will definitely order some now. Have a lovely week. Annie C

Stacy Sheldon said...

ahhh, my little toes are working at maximum capacity in that effort. ha ha. Love how pretty those trees are Shaz, ~Stacy #30

Shoshi said...

Great cards as always, Shaz, and the deckle edge is very good - that cutter was a real find. As for your funnies - lol lol - the first one made me feel really OLD!!! I shall never be a grandmother but my 2 best friends from school are!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #23

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry I’m late Shaz. Love that SP stencil, a mistletoe tree with glitter..how gorgeous. Great take on the challenge. I really rather like the TH deckle edge too, that has surprised me, I thought it would be too ‘clean’ a deckle for my liking. Hmmm.

Ellie said...

More enabling oh my goodness, I'm covering my ears hahaha.
That pic about the little toe, thats sooo true!!!!
Have a fab week
Ellie #27

Caro said...

I love the cards, and can agree with the final statement - or at least my toe can! Happy Belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#14)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz I’ve an ATG gun. But have love hate relationship with it, love it when it works but hate refilling it... so no in use at mo as empty.. weird huh! Read this on Wed but been very off this week so no comments actually apart fromJulias. Will do few now on those who have pop up comment boxes.. like you. Really loved your trees and funny, hope you’re well.
Lovely desky share sorry I’m late... again... ๐Ÿ˜
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these unusual times! Praying you’re all kept well too!
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Kyla said...

ooh so true about the grandmother quote - BUT if I remember and we do the zoom I will tell you a story about my Great Grand Mother - she was the most AWESOME woman I have ever met! As to the little toe - yep thats my hubby!!! Every day without fail!

kyla

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the stencilled cards and thanks for the glitter tip...
Sorry for such a late call...
Happy Woyww! Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #13
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Shoshi said...

Hi Shaz, I've just discovered your unpublished comment on my blog - for which many thanks. I love Wordpress but there are some features that aren't that easy to manage, and it is over-zealous with spam checking. I've now discovered a new way of finding if anyone has been wrongly put in spam and hopefully this won't keep happening. I just have to remember to keep checking, which is not something I'm finding easy to remember! So sorry you got blocked - honestly it's nothing personal!! Wretched technology...

Anyway... glad you enjoyed the kitty memory lane section and seeing little Phoebe luxuriating in the compost heap!!

Thank you for your kind words about my bro-in-law. Still no date for the funeral. He had to have a PM and the same hospital (Exeter) that has messed me about so terribly, lost him in their famously awful system and our poor sis-in-law had to chase them up, on top of everything else she's having to deal with. Hopefully we'll get a date soon, and the govt. won't change the rules yet again and we'll all be able to attend his funeral.

Happy extremely belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #? Can't remember!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Shaz, are you okay? Missed you today. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

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