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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Bit under the weather

Dear folks-sorry no post-bit under the weather at the moment.
Spent last week trying to stock up the freezer a bit with some bulk cooking. Poor planning really as we tend to run out all at the same time. Not cordon bleue-just basic grub like bolognese sauce, casseroles and stuff. Then tried my best to get ahead with the housework and keep on top so it wasn't too big a deal. What with that and the rain everything has conspired to bring back the FMS big style.
Did manage to go to two demos which I thoroughly enjoyed. The first was at a local craft shop that I've just discovered which has been there for three years-can't believe I've never spotted it. They had a demo involving Tim Holz distress inks which I have avoided for a long time 'cos a while ago I just felt I had enough inks. Since I vowed never to buy any more inks -guess what- I discovered Versafine, which I love and I'm now a Tim Holz convert as well.
I then went to a Docrafts demo at my local Range where I saw a double slide and a triple slide. Came home and made some blanks to remind me. The double slide I particularly loved. Apparently they are both on You Tube. Impressive and not too difficult.
Did make a couple of cards but didn't take shots for once. In one I used the Big Fella alphabet from Pink Petticoat and in the other the Tim Holz ink and a great stamp of a vintage biplane from Papermania-ie they were both for blokes.
Enfys will be pleased to note that I did buy the Dustin Pike downloads while they were on offer. Thanks for that Enfys. Hope everyone has seen the new tiny alphas from Pink Petticoat- they are scrummy and I've been playing about with them in Publisher since I got more acquainted with the ins and outs thanks to all the online help I've had from Paul at Crafty Blogocks and Regina at The Cutting Cafe.
Will post some piccies when I've got something to show.


  1. Hope your feeling better soon, can't wait to see what you have been up to as I always love you creations.

    Kaye x

  2. Me again. I must have been blind when I read your profile, I didn't realise you were from Bolton. I used to live in Timperley near Altrincham (if you know where that is). I actually got my cuttlebug folders from Equisite crafts in Bolton. What a small world.

    Happy shopping

    Kaye x

  3. Hi Betty
    sorry to hear you're under the weather, hope it's just a short lived thing.

    Sorry not been over for a while, don't seem to have the time now with the new bubs! Thanbs for your lovely comments, left you a little something on my blog


  4. Hi Betty, sorry you're not on top form, I am the same at the mo. nothing specific, just don't feel great.... glad you got the DP images (bagain!) and I am getting the tiny alpha thingies from PP. Perhaps we were twins separated at birth....
    En xx