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To live is to craft and to craft is to live-plus more homely bar room philosophy from a former barmaid and library assistant

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Just for Julia

Here's a close up which might just show the silver embossed on the vellum
BTW daft slip up merchant that I am-good job I rang Yvonne to ask if she would bring a particular stamp with her, turned out we're meeting next Saturday, not yesterday.
Can hear my Mum saying "HMMPH you'd forget your head if it was loose"

Saturday, 24 March 2012

And our next little exercise

Well you are all aware I'm a Stampin' Up gal now and have been for a while, there's even a tiny team courtesy of Yvonne and Becki, my downline and her downline, so we decided to meet up when work and other annoying commitments allowed.
It's easiest to meet at mine due to my lack of transport and as I'm the Mummy so to speak I get to suggest a subject to concentrate on. This time I've decided we are going to do some heat embossing and that's partly 'cos yours truly hasn't done any for ages. Now this is one of those moments when my mojo truly deserts me. Lately there's been a lot of surfing the net and relying on finding something to case.
In fact that is one of the reasons I love Stampin' Up -great products- and thousands of experienced demonstrators and customers all applying themselves to getting the best out of them and sharing the results online, not to mention the Idea book and catalogue (plus the regular minis).
Anyway this time I decided I had to try to make something of my own to showcase a bit of embossing. This is what I've come up with so far.

Card used-Brushed gold,Brushed silver, Very vanilla, White vellum.
Stamps used-Teeny tiny wishes,Heard from the heart.
Stampin' Emboss powder- Gold, Silver.
Crochet trim-Chantilly (for flower),Victoria.
Embossing folder-Designer frames.
Punch-Eyelet border.
Stampin' Up Exclusive Sizzlits die- Little leaves.
Jewels- Rhinestone.
Think I've just realised why I gave up blogging, the photography has defeated me completely and the card is definitely much nicer in the flesh with the silver embossed leaves against the brushed silver card, the sparkly crystals and the luxurious lace. Sometimes it's lovely to break out the luxury stash instead of letting it moulder in the cupboard

Friday, 16 March 2012


When I went to a training session with Julie I filled in one of those little slips she gives us where we have to say what we are going to do etc etc-you know the sort of thing. Now when I was working I detested those blessed things plus feedback feedback blah blah blah and thought Iwas done with them -after all I'm a sick woman and a sick RETIRED woman. I am only doing this for a hobby but Julie is so lovely and so enthusiastic and she devises such a fun time for us all and everyone else looks as though they are filling them in so what's a girl (girl -who am I kidding!) to do. So I filled it in -in January-but only in pencil so does it count?
What was it I put -in JANUARY?
I quote -from a very poor memory-"I will try to blog more"
Now Julie I know you are very busy devising even more treats but if you are reading this 'cos you did sign up to follow my blog aeons ago get up off the floor where you are probably rolling with shock that I'm making some kind of bloggy effort. No pictures yet but I could surprise you all as Yvonne has awarded me something or other and she is my downline. She has the misguided idea that I inspire her -crumbs she inspires me-just don't know how she fits in what she does fit into her day. She is full of energy. So I'm making an effort for Yvonne and Julie and all my other bloggy crafty friends out there and I promise that there is more to come-just don't hold your breath as I wouldn't like to be responsible.
Hugs Betty