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Wednesday, 7 September 2011


That's a drum roll-just in case you wondered. Yes it's me folks-all fired up on at least one cylinder- and raring to go if I can remember how to do this.

At the moment the way to do layout is defeating me so I'll just have to stick with this.

There was a slight edit of my desk but only to remove an image and a stamp set that I can't show you. Why? Cos it's in the new SU catalogue-out on the first of October.

What's it doing on my desk? Well I went to a training day (afternoon anyway) on Saturday and it's definitely put some fire in my something or other. New catalogue and new hostess benefits. Tons better. Instead of earning sets hostesses earn hostess pounds which can be spent on the hostess only stamp sets or in the catalogue. So that means you can get punches. Yippee!

My desk does look like a set up I know but it's how I left it on Sunday after my lovely downline Yvonne had paid a flying visit to see the catalogue and look at the swaps I got. Can't show you mine because I didn't snap 'em and gave my last one to Yvonne.

Thanks to everyone I swapped with.

Been a bit punchy and floral lately so I've been raiding You Tube for inspiration then sitting watching TV and fiddling. The green card I did pose for you 'cos I thought you might like to see what can be achieved with one circle punch. It's been sprayed with a spray I made from Isopropanol mixed with some water and All Purpose Ink. Spray bottles come from a well known high street chemists add some re-inker and Bob's your uncle. Brad is from stash. Papers are from the current SU catalogue- level one hostess gift and the S is Timeless type alphabet highlighted with crystal effects surrounded by a frame done with two different sized punches-just punch the smallest first. I could have put another circle behind but it detracted too much from the rosette. Oops first long word of the day-better get some breakfast in case I have a funny turn.

Just a minute-the other flower is one of those grungy ones but with a difference (pinched from You Tube somewhere-not my idea). It has been sprayed with a SECRET ingredient. I'll try to get back later to tell you about it. Hugs Betty. I've missed you all so much and wish you just lived round the corner.

JULIA-if you read this-I've been trying for ages to post a comment on your blog but can't make head or tail of how to do it. Something has changed or am I dimmer than ever?


As blogger won't play along and do the link thingy I'll have to tell you it's http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.com

Sorry but I'm swimming up a treacle waterfall here.


  1. Absolutely love your flowers they are gorgeous.Just being reading your profile snap theres so many crafters who suffer from fibro im shocked so many..lol
    Happy woyww
    hugs judex 6

  2. I was so happy to see your name appear on the list ....welcome home.
    Sounds like SU has fired you up ...hope we see more of you on here xx

  3. Looks like you’ve had a busy time making all those beautiful cards Betty and I love the 3D flowers.

    Happy Crafting!


  4. Wow. Your cards are really lovely. Thanks for dropping in on me and for your lovely comment.
    A x

  5. HELLO BETTY! how are you, so nice to 'see' you are back and playing with SU stuff, I won some once, it is lovely stuff! Lovely cards have a happy week as well as a happy WOYWW

  6. Wow love the flowers they are fabulous - hope you have sorted out your blogging problems!

  7. Am a day late as usual Betty, but totally sympathise with your frustration...the real problem is that I can't match the scenario you describe about the drop down box not having google in it...I have no clue as to how that works..will have to ask my geek.
    Meanwhile, aren't all the cards lovel you SU gals sure know your stuff. Welcome back..however occasionally, it's great to see your name!

  8. Wow, you have certainly been busy and produced some wonderful cards there. Thanks for the late snoop and for the laugh.... you've left me imagining you swimming up that treacle waterfall!!
    Love JoZarty x